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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.
Researchers test the effect of meditation techniques as potential training tool for BCI control

Researchers test the effect of meditation techniques as potential training tool for BCI control

Three popular therapies lead to significant improvements in veterans

Three popular therapies lead to significant improvements in veterans

Yoga improves generalized anxiety disorder, study shows

Yoga improves generalized anxiety disorder, study shows

Meditation-relaxation technique can help treat sleep paralysis

Meditation-relaxation technique can help treat sleep paralysis

Individual’s alpha wave frequency can be used as reliable pain indicator, shows study

Individual’s alpha wave frequency can be used as reliable pain indicator, shows study

Namaste noir: Yoga co-op seeks to diversify yoga to heal racialized trauma

Namaste noir: Yoga co-op seeks to diversify yoga to heal racialized trauma

Positive emotion skills intervention to reduce burnout in nurses

Positive emotion skills intervention to reduce burnout in nurses

Yoga and meditation are potential adjunctive treatments for COVID-19

Yoga and meditation are potential adjunctive treatments for COVID-19

Research shows cardiovascular benefits of meditating

Research shows cardiovascular benefits of meditating

UNM study sheds new light on transition of fear to anxiety

UNM study sheds new light on transition of fear to anxiety

Research shows ways to have a better day during a pandemic

Research shows ways to have a better day during a pandemic

Aphantasia may be associated with more cognitive functions than previously thought

Aphantasia may be associated with more cognitive functions than previously thought

How those with obsessive-compulsive disorder cope with added angst of COVID

How those with obsessive-compulsive disorder cope with added angst of COVID

New book shows meditation can reduce conflict and divisions in society

New book shows meditation can reduce conflict and divisions in society

Novel intervention for stress shows positive results in pilot study

Novel intervention for stress shows positive results in pilot study

Chapman University survey highlights effects of COVID-19 on physical and mental health

Chapman University survey highlights effects of COVID-19 on physical and mental health

Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults

Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults

New guidance to mitigate the psychological effects of social distancing

New guidance to mitigate the psychological effects of social distancing

Yoga eases depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues

Yoga eases depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues

COVID-19 pandemic is taking toll on mental and physical health of smokers

COVID-19 pandemic is taking toll on mental and physical health of smokers