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Meditation might help you achieve the near impossible

By exercising the brain (yes, you can use repetition and habit as you do when you exercise the body), we can achieve what may have previously seemed nearly impossible.

Train the Brain with Meditation

Ordinarily, the brain’s nucleus accumbens experiences a dopamine rush when you experience something pleasant — like having sex, eating a slice of chocolate cake, or finding a $20 bill in your pocket. But Knutson’s research, still in the early stages, is showing that in Tibetan Buddhist monks, this area of the brain may be able to light up for altruistic reasons.

Meditation and Yoga for business

A growing body of research suggests that yoga and meditation may reduce the stress that tends to assail bodies confined to desks for hours at a time. Companies are investing in the notion that limiting stress will translate into fewer employee absences, lower health care costs and higher morale, encouraging workers to stick around.

Meditation for the wandering mind

The great benefit of meditating is that it quiets the mind, and you can feel peaceful without all that mental chatter going on. It’s like getting away from someone who can’t stop talking, only that someone happens to be you!

Is Meditation the secret of success?

It is the current trend among the super successful, top athletes and A-list actors such as Hugh Jackman, Rupert Murdoch, Wimbledon finalist Novac Djokovic and of course, Arianna Huffington.

Meditation’s effects persist

According to recent research, brain function is affected long after meditation is over

10 reasons why Meditation should be part of athletic training

Whatever sport you play, any athlete can benefit from the positive benefits of meditation

Scientists are gaining better knowledge as to why Meditation is so good for anxiety

Researchers found that anxiety levels decreased by up to 39 percent after mindfulness meditation training, and that those decreases in anxiety seemed to be linked with the activation and deactivation of particular brain regions.

The use of Vipassana, one of the StillMind techniques, as rehabilitation in prisons

After a 10 day Meditation retreat, this writer asks if Vipassana might be used more in our prisons.

Brain scan shows how Meditation eases anxiety

Research and technology have advanced to the point where scientists can observe the way in which Meditation affects the brain to reduce anxiety