Benefits of meditation: 10 reasons why you should meditate


When you think of meditation, what thoughts or feelings come to mind? You're probably thinking of a serene person who seems calm and focused, and you'd be right. Many of us feel that meditation is just another chore to fit into our day, and taking this special relaxation time is something that most of us would see as a luxury. But what many people are unaware of are the … [Read more...]

Meditation as Medication: Overcoming ADHD with the mind

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A new study conducted by an American University has shown that Transcendental Meditation can help to alleviate stress and improve overall well being. It has been used as a possible way to overcome the symptoms of ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Up until now, the only way to treat conditions of this kind was to pacify the sufferer with a cocktail of … [Read more...]

Report: The Science of Meditation at the BA Science Festival


 The BA Festival of Science came to Liverpool in 2008, and Whole Science was there for an event called 'Sustaining Happiness: The Science of Buddhist Meditation'. What was the talk about?  The event centered around the importance of psychological well-being and happiness and its relation to health. Within this context, meditation practice and the development of … [Read more...]

British Psychological Society: Meditation ‘should make the curriculum’


Lessons in chanting, meditation, thinking and emotional skills can help school children’s wellbeing and even educational performance, claim psychologists presenting their research at The British Psychological Society’s Transpersonal Section annual conference.   “Modern education is designed to help children pass exams in numeracy, literacy, sciences and arts but other life … [Read more...]

What is meditation?


What is meditation? Meditation is a focused state of inner absorption whereby the individual consciously relaxes their mind to achieve a deeper state of awareness and inner calm. Why is it important? Meditation has recently begun to be scientifically studied, and the health benefits are varied, including improved psychological and physical well being. It is becoming … [Read more...]