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Mind & body

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Yoga repairs chronic pain damage to the brain

Yoga and meditation can support and even repair areas of the brain that have been damaged by chronic pain, lessening pain and the risk of memory loss and depression


18 May, 2015
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Women can literally die of a broken heart

Traumatic life events can raise a woman’s risk of a heart attack, even if she has no other risk factors for heart disease, say researchers


30 April, 2015
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Mindfulness training as effective as pills for preventing depression

Mindfulness-based cognitive training (MBCT) – which aims to change the way people think and feel about their experiences – can help prevent relapse of major depression


21 April, 2015
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Reduce stress to keep blood sugar under control

Practicing a method of meditation known as Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) can help overweight or obese women control blood glucose


9 March, 2015
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The anti-inflammatory power of nature, art and spirituality

The sense of awe that we feel in nature, when seeing great art or when in touch with a higher power, has an anti-inflammatory effect in the body


4 February, 2015
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Lavender aroma promotes a feeling of trust

The calming scent of lavender could be used to promote trust between individuals according to new research from the Netherlands


14 January, 2015
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Analysis reveals yoga’s benefits for heart health

Yoga has been shown in several studies to be effective in improving cardiovascular risk factors, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes


29 December, 2014
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Breast cancer and meditation: clear evidence for a mind-body connection

Scientists have found, for the first time, clear biological evidence that meditation and support groups can affect us positively on a cellular level.


24 November, 2014
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A novel use for the mental focus achieved through yoga and meditation

Yoga and meditation may help train brain and help people who are paralysed or have neurodegenerative diseases control computers with their minds


29 September, 2014
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Treating insomnia reduces inflammation & chronic disease risk

Drug-free therapy has been shown to beat insomnia and lower rates of chronic inflammation, which can lead to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease.


24 September, 2014
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