New study on whether meditation can reduce ageing

Do you think that meditation can reduce ageing? It would be nice, wouldn't it. Cheaper than a wrinkle cream! The Guardian have reported on a study from The University of California. Date: 24th April 2011 Source: The Guardian "Scientists from a range of fields are starting to compile evidence that rather than simply being a transient mental or spiritual experience, … [Read more...]

Meditation for pain relief- better than morphine?

Meditation for pain relief is becoming increasingly recognised as a potential way to manage pain effectively, and might even be more effective than pharmaceutical drugs, one study suggests. We've already reported on using deep relaxation for the pain of childbirth, but what about when a heated probe is pressed into your leg?! Below is the original story, reported by the Daily … [Read more...]

Can meditation help with decision-making?

If meditation can slow down our minds, can meditation help with decision-making? Date: April 20th, 2011 Source: USA Today In this months 'Frontiers of Decision Neuroscience' , a study on meditators asked them to participate in a classic psychological experiment called the Ultimatum game. Meditation, the ancient practice of mindfulness employed by all major … [Read more...]

Meditation study: Brains of Buddhist Monks scanned

Date: 24th April 2011 Source: BBC News A Meditation study is being carried out at a New York University to contrast the meditation state and the resting state. In a laboratory tucked away off a noisy New York City street, a soft-spoken neuroscientist has been placing Tibetan Buddhist monks into a car-sized brain scanner to better understand the ancient practice of … [Read more...]

Is meditation a pain reliever? Study suggests ‘stronger than drugs’

Is meditation a pain reliever? A recent study suggests it may be 'stronger than drugs'. The study was first reported by The Telegraph: Date: 5th April 2011 Source: The Telegraph 'Researchers have found that just one hour of meditation training can reduce immediate pain by nearly half and have a long lasting effect. The technique appears to work as it calms down pain … [Read more...]