Meditation & Yoga News

Breathing-Based Meditation Helps Vets with PTSD

September 15th, 2014
A new study from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers hope for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers there have shown that a breathing-based meditation practice called Sudarshan Kriya Yoga can be an effective ...

Mothers of Autistic Kids Benefit from Peer-Led Intervention

August 31st, 2014
Peer-led support groups that target the well-being of moms with disabled children have been found to significantly reduce maternal stress, depression, and anxiety, according to new research from Vanderbilt University. “The well-being of this population is critically important because, compared to parents of ...

Mindfulness Can Aid Those In Early Dementia and Caregivers

August 27th, 2014
An innovative new approach combines mindfulness training for those with early-stage dementia and their caregivers during the same class session. The new report suggests the two-for-one approach is mutually beneficial as both groups reported less depression and improved sleep and quality of life. "The ...

Yoga Shown to Boost Brain Power in Older Adults

August 24th, 2014
Sedentary older adults who began practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks experienced a boost in working memory, according to a new study by the University of Illinois. The research, published in The Journals of Gerontology Series: Biological Sciences and Medical ...

CBT Mindfulness for Depression May Also Reduce MD Visits

August 22nd, 2014
New Canadian research finds a reduction in primary care visits among individuals receiving mindfulness-based therapy for depression. Investigators discovered frequent health service users who received mindfulness-based cognitive therapy showed a significant reduction in non-mental health care visits over a one-year period, compared with ...

Some Take Pride in Anorexic Weight Loss

August 5th, 2014
A new study finds that misguided pride may play a significant role in anorexic behaviors. Researchers discovered positive emotions -- despite their fallacy -- may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. Tragically, anorexia nervosa has a death rate ...

Exercise, Relaxation Can Reduce Social Anxiety

July 18th, 2014
Researchers from Queen’s University have found that exercise and relaxation practices can help people with social anxiety disorders view the world more positively. Adam Heenan, a Ph.D. candidate, discovered exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can literally change the way people perceive the ...

Hypnotic Relaxation May Ease Men’s Hot Flashes

July 12th, 2014
Men who experience hot flashes may suffer in silence, but a new study finds that hypnotic relaxation therapy could provide some relief. After seven weeks of hypnotic relaxation therapy, a 69-year-old man who had uncontrolled hot flashes following prostate cancer surgery showed a ...

Insomnia Often Related to Stress

July 4th, 2014
New research identifies a link between the way people cope with stress and the development of insomnia. Saliently, researchers discovered many of the normal methods to cope with stress are linked to insomnia, a finding that suggests emerging therapeutic interventions such as mindfulness ...

Stress Reduction from Brief Mindfulness Meditation

July 3rd, 2014
New research suggests that short-term mindfulness meditation practice -- 25 minutes for three consecutive days -- alleviates psychological stress. Mindfulness meditation has rapidly gained popularity as a method to help people relieve stress and improve overall health. But despite its growing acceptance, most research ...