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The term meditation refers to a variety of techniques or practices intended to focus or control attention. Most of them are rooted in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. These techniques have been used by many different cultures throughout the world for thousands of years.

Today, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings as a form of mind-body medicine. Many claims have been made about its value in promoting or improving health and wellness.
Older women are different than older men. Their health is woefully understudied.

Older women are different than older men. Their health is woefully understudied.

How virtual reality transforms women’s labor experiences

How virtual reality transforms women’s labor experiences

Study shows self-administered mindfulness meditation reduces stress

Study shows self-administered mindfulness meditation reduces stress

Headband meditation may offer pain relief and improved function after Cushing's surgery

Headband meditation may offer pain relief and improved function after Cushing's surgery

Mindfulness as medicine: A powerful tool for pain and addiction

Mindfulness as medicine: A powerful tool for pain and addiction

Online stress management intervention reduces burden for family caregivers of dementia patients

Online stress management intervention reduces burden for family caregivers of dementia patients

Study reveals common yet overlooked mystical experiences impact well-being

Study reveals common yet overlooked mystical experiences impact well-being

Altered states of consciousness common in meditation, study finds

Altered states of consciousness common in meditation, study finds

Paddling through mental health: Long-term benefits of SUP revealed in "Freedom on Water" study

Paddling through mental health: Long-term benefits of SUP revealed in "Freedom on Water" study

Yogic practices enhance heart health and functional capacity in heart failure patients

Yogic practices enhance heart health and functional capacity in heart failure patients

Relaxation interventions can be offered to lactating parents who would like to improve milk supply and increase well-being

Relaxation interventions can be offered to lactating parents who would like to improve milk supply and increase well-being

Insights on the downsides of late-night screen time and health benefits of digital detox

Insights on the downsides of late-night screen time and health benefits of digital detox

Looking inward via mindfulness training for better mental health

Looking inward via mindfulness training for better mental health

Decoding the cryptic connection between the brain's architecture and our consciousness

Decoding the cryptic connection between the brain's architecture and our consciousness

Does Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) practice reduce stress and increase well-being in practicing physicians?

Does Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) practice reduce stress and increase well-being in practicing physicians?

Stroke survivors exposed to sexual assault face greater recovery challenges

Stroke survivors exposed to sexual assault face greater recovery challenges

Combining mindfulness with exercise could be the key to feel fitter and happier in 2024

Combining mindfulness with exercise could be the key to feel fitter and happier in 2024

Yoga nidra practice improves sleep and enhances memory

Yoga nidra practice improves sleep and enhances memory

Does mindfulness promote good health?

Does mindfulness promote good health?

LA County invests big in free virtual mental health therapy for K-12 students

LA County invests big in free virtual mental health therapy for K-12 students

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