Meditation is Awesome! Part 2: Yoga
Within Eastern philosophies (such as Yoga) and Western research, at least three modalities of Meditation have been researched: transcendental meditation, Buddhist meditation, and mindfulness-based meditation. Research has shown that they have psychiatric benefits (Dakwar & Levin, 2009). Hatha Yoga is a form of mindfulness. One grounds oneself, sets an intention, and practices the postures staying in the present moment. Looking inward, following breath, imploring non-judgmen
Meditation is Awesome! Part 1
"Meditation is Awesome" is a series of excerpts adapted from a Masters paper I wrote in a Neuroscience course. The writing expresses my passion and dedication to the importance and transformative nature of meditation. When one engages in meditation it truly uplifts your entire being, and there is a plethora of research in endorsement! (please note that meditation is a type of mindfulness and they will be used interchangeable throughout these writings). Meditation has been pra
Change Your Mind, Change Your Life!
Meditation (or mindfulness) is a very useful tool that enhances our well-being and quality of life. But what is meditation? It is about making a choice to focus your mind on something. Listening to music is a meditation Reading a book is a meditation Thinking about the pile of work waiting for you at the office or About the argument you had with your spouse is a kind of meditaiton. However, it's what you choose to put your mind on that makes the difference. If you are const