New Wellbeing Study at Cardiff explores meditation

By Cardiff University Designed by researchers at Cardiff University, the Web Wellbeing Experience meditation research study will assess the impact of Loving-Kindness Meditation (LKM) and light physical exercise on the health of participants from a range of backgrounds and abilities. LKM is a meditation technique that has proven to increase positive emotions, psychological … [Read more...]

Meditation ‘highly effective for work-related stress’

By Charlotte Kaye A large scale study on meditation for work stress published last year shows evidence that workers who used Sahaja Yoga meditation, a kind of ‘mental-silence’ meditation, were less stressed and depressed compared to workers who used traditional relaxation techniques, or no treatment. What did the meditation study involve? Researchers at Sydney … [Read more...]

Meditation research: Does meditating make you happier?

Meditation research: Does meditating make you happy? If you are feeling down, could practising meditation help your emotional troubles? Below is a link to a news story from ABC news which covers some of the latest meditation research and how it can help your mental health and wellbeing.   Date: July 28th 2011 Source: ABC news 'A quiet explosion of new … [Read more...]

Meditation for IBS: Mindfulness technique ‘may soothe symptoms’

Meditation for IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Could meditation help with IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome? This uncomfortable disorder may be eased by slowing down the mind, recent studies have suggested. See below for a news story from Reuters Health which talks about mindfulness meditation and the research done at the Centre for Integrative Medicine.   Date: 1st … [Read more...]

Meditation for PTSD ‘helps war veterans’

Does meditation work for PTSD? A recent study suggests that it might. Below is a link to the study, reported by Psych Central. Date: 2nd June 2011 Source: Psych Central "A recently published pilot study suggests the practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The study found that Transcendental Meditation produced … [Read more...]