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.
UCLA Summer Courses: Brain-Mind-Wellness
Experts from UCLA's world-renowned Center for East-West Medicine and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (including leaders from both the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the Tennenbaum Family Center for the Biology of Creativity) offer a series of courses focused on bridging multiple disciplines to understand the links among brain, mind and wellness.
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.
What is stress? Moreover, what are the causes of stress and the long-term consequences on our health? This article explores the topic of stress in-depth and provides a means of viewing stress from an Integrative East-West perspective.
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.
Simple Stress Management as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Easy and fun mind-body exercises, that include breathing techniques and massage, practicable any time of day.
A 5-Minute Meditation Session
Diana Winston from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) guides you through a 5-minutes mindful meditation.