The arts of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chih, meditation, stress management guidance, and other techniques to enhance self-awareness.
Mind-Body Practices Can Reduce Expression of Inflammation-Related Genes
In a review of 26 randomized controlled trials conducted by the researchers Julienne E. Bower, PhD, and Michel R. Irwin, MD, at UCLA, mind-body practices (MBPs) such as Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, and meditation have been found to reduce the expression of inflammation-related genes.
Power of Positivity
Inspirational quote of the day: “Believe in yourself.” The first step towards success is optimism and confidence—even when it comes to optimizing your physical health. In fact, a positive attitude can benefit your bodily health more than you may think. A 30-year study by the Mayo Clinic found that optimists have 50 percent lower risk of early death than pessimists. Conclusion: “the mind and body are linked” while “attitude has an impact on the final outcome—death.” Creating positive expectations can add years to your life, and make all the difference when it comes to health and healing.
Combating Stressful Eating with Mindfulness
Mindful eating involves developing a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food by experiencing the pleasure of food and being fully present during meals. This article explores how this practice can be used to reduce stress and to improve digestive health and eating behaviors.
Tai Chi Increases Brain Size, Improves Memory, Combats Alzheimer’s
Researchers have shown that regular practice of Tai Chi increases brain volume, augments memory and thinking skills, and may combat dementia.
Meditation Facilitates Cerebral Optimization, Study Reveals
Researchers have discovered that a form of mindfulness meditation called IBMT, integrative body-mind training, significantly improves mood and may actually facilitate neurogenesis.
Mindfulness Training on Neural Responses to Stress in Older Adults
Lisa J. Burklund presents how interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapies and mindfulness meditation training may enhance emotion processing.
New Approaches to Understand the Mindful Brain
Individuals who practice mindful meditation have less overall anxiety and less pain-related anxiety.