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No Time To Meditate? Learn How To Effectively Meditate In Just One Moment. The world may not be fully embracing the whole “conscious/spiritual movement” quite yet, but if there are two things which the majority seem to be accepting with open arms, it’s yoga and meditation.

No Time To Meditate? Learn How To Effectively Meditate In Just One Moment

We may not all be practising them regularly, but the thought of doing so has certainly at least crossed most of our minds. While yoga may be legitimately put off for physical reasons, the most common excuse given for avoidance of meditation is a lack of time. We hear story after story about how meditation has transformed the lives of so many people, but are then scared off by the months or years of commitment we think are required to achieve a similar transformation. As a big fan of meditation myself, and having experienced the impact it has on mental clarity and well-being, I’m excited to share with you a meditation that can solve your time dilemma.

New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes. Elizabeth Renter | NaturalSociety | Jan 31st 2014 If you are a practitioner of meditation, the results of a new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology will likely come as no surprise.

New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

But for some scientists, the revelation that meditating can actually trigger molecular changes is groundbreaking. The researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Institute of Biomedical Research in Barcelona, Spain found subjects who partook of 8-hour intensive mindfulness meditation showed significant molecular changes. A group of experienced meditation practitioners spent an 8-hour day in mindfulness while a control group spent the day in quiet but non-meditative activities. The meditation group experienced genetic changes including reduced levels of inflammatory genes like RIPK2 and COX2, indicating faster recovery from stressful situations.

As Medical News Today reports: In other words, the meditation helped participants keep cool under pressure. More from Naturalsociety. The Rosetta Stone. By Jill Mattson | | Graphic Copyright Attribution Credit: <a href=’ profile_graphicsdunia4you’>graphicsdunia4you / 123RF Stock Photo</a> Editor’s Note: While you probably learned in school that the body communicates through its nerves using electricity, it has been found recently that the body really communicates through frequency.

The Rosetta Stone

This gives some inkling as to how effective BioAcoustic Biology can be at supporting the individual’s self-healing ability, because this modality speaks the same language that the body does. The Rosetta Stone of the Body Studies are popping up all over – showing that the language of the body is sound. Invisible sound waves are the body’s secret communication system! Understanding the “Rosetta Stone of body language” will unlock untold breakthrough for health. Science maintains that nerves communicate information to the far reaches of the body through electrical impulses.

The Spiritual Eye: How to Decalcify & Activate Your Pineal Gland. Dylan Charles | Waking Times| May 16, 2013 | Christina Sarich, Contributor Waking Times This article will presume you have a basic knowledge of the pineal gland, an important endocrine gland that is said to be the seat of enlightenment.

The Spiritual Eye: How to Decalcify & Activate Your Pineal Gland

If you need to back up a little and inform yourself more about what the pineal gland is, you can start here before reading further. Activating your pineal gland, or spiritual ‘eye’ and detoxing it are two different things. The Official Author Website. Qigong Exercises for the Heart. Beth Quist, Guest WriterWaking Times In Chinese Medicine, the heart is considered the emperor of the body.

Qigong Exercises for the Heart

The emperor needs peace and order in its kingdom, and so governs the bodily functions with routine, like a clock, providing consistent order to its kingdom. The heart is what houses the Five Spirits, known as the Shen. The emotion of peace, order and love is bestowed and shared from the heart to every cell and organ in its kingdom. The heart has direct communication with the brain. There is a connection between the body’s internal organs and emotions.

If you are experiencing palpitations, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, and insomnia or sleep disturbances, there are some Qigong Heart exercises that can help improve your heart and circulation. Qigong Heart Exercises With all Qigong exercises, you will need to place your emphasis on the connection of your mind, breath and imagination. Broken or fractured bonesAcute stage of illnessPregnancyMenstruation Begin by breathing deeply. Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation (Jan. 16, 2013) Jan. 16, 2013 People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds in the Waisman Center.

Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation (Jan. 16, 2013)

Mindfulness-based stress reduction, originally designed for patients with chronic pain, consists of continuously focusing attention on the breath, bodily sensations and mental content while seated, walking or practicing yoga. Rosenkranz While interest in meditation as a means of reducing stress has grown over the years, there has been little evidence to support benefits specific to mindfulness meditation practice. This was the first study designed to control for other therapeutic mechanisms, such as supportive social interaction, expert instruction, or learning new skills. Melissa Rosenkranz —Jill Ladwig.