A new study reports relaxation exercises strengthens coupling between brain areas associated with deliberate control, while mindfulness strengthens coupling between areas associated with sensory awareness and perception.
Mindful meditation causes those who consider themselves to be more "independent-minded" or egocentric to become less generous and more selfish, researchers report.
Mindfulness meditation interrupted communication between brain areas involved in processing pain sensations and areas that produce the sense of self. This resulted in reduced pain as individuals lost ownership of the sensation.
A new study looks at the trend of mindfulness and meditation to help treat a range of disorders.
According to researchers, meditation and listening to music may help to alter biomarkers associated with cellular aging and Alzheimer's disease in adults experiencing memory loss.
Mindful meditation may help people cope when faced with action crises, researchers say.
Those who have a greater sense of 'oneness' experience overall higher levels of satisfaction with life, regardless of spiritual background or belief.
A new study reports Transcendental Meditation can help some active duty military personnel with PTSD to reduce their medications and better control their symptoms.