Category Archives: Yoga

Evidence suggests that meditation alters cells

Researchers in Canada have found the first evidence to suggest that support groups that encourage meditation and yoga can actually alter the cellular activity of cancer survivors. Their study, which was published recently, is one of the first to suggest … Continue reading

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Nearly 36,000 Set Record for the World’s Biggest Yoga Session

‘The world unfurled its yoga mats on Sunday, with millions across the globe turning out to celebrate the first International Yoga Day. People gathered in large numbers to practice the ancient physical and spiritual discipline, everywhere from New York City’s … Continue reading

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Airline Requires New Pilots And Crew To Practice Yoga

‘”We have introduced yoga for the first time in our training module for pilots and cabin crew, as we believe that yoga brings in a sense of discipline as well as helps cope better with the stress of the job,” … Continue reading

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The Mindful Manager

“It’s hardly surprising that more workers and more organizations are embracing mindful work, namely, the adaptation of centuries-old meditation techniques and breathwork that have been shown to reduce stress, boost health, strengthen immune systems, improve concentration, encourage cooperation, and yes, … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System

This is what the yogis and shamans have maintained through the ages – the linkage between the brain/mind and the physical body, now being validated by modern science: ‘In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have … Continue reading

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Survey reveals widespread use of mind and body practices

“More Americans of all ages are rolling out their yoga mats in an effort to improve their health. A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains … Continue reading

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Who Owns Yoga?

“The last decade has seen an explosion of research into how and why yoga, mindful breathing and meditation impact our brains, bodies and behaviour. It’s long been believed that yoga and meditation can positively affect a person’s mood. But now, … Continue reading

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A Neuroscientist Explains How Meditation Changes Your Brain

‘A group of Harvard neuroscientists interested in mindfulness meditation have reported that brain structures change after only eight weeks of meditation practice. The lead author said: “It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we … Continue reading

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Big-time bankers seek edge on the yoga mat

Bankers, traders and fund managers are practicing yoga in order to build their mental faculties and improve their ability to focus, claiming that it can serve them well at work. “The life of a trader is wrought with self-doubt and … Continue reading

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Super Bowl champ’s secrets

Yoga, meditation, organic food, caring? Is this (American) football? “It’s only the beginning of what the Seahawks intend to be a total revamp of the way a football franchise approaches the physical and mental well-being of everyone in the organization. … Continue reading

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