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Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

  New research suggests that mindfulness meditation helps people to reduce tobacco use and manage stress, according to scientists Michael Posner and Yi-Yuan Tang. It has long been established that addiction to drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes involves a specific area of the brain related to self-control. This area, which is located in the fronto-median cortex, has been studied by researchers using brain scans and other brain imaging methods. In a recent study conducted by scientists at … Read entire article »

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PRAYER, MEDITATION, THE BODY, AND THE BRAIN

PRAYER, MEDITATION, THE BODY, AND THE BRAIN

It has long been known that daily prayer and meditation come with short-term physiological benefits, but only recently have scientists begun to understand the long-term benefits of connecting more deeply with oneself or a higher power.  Increasingly, researchers have been looking into the possibility that ritual prayer and meditation can extend life spans, increase happiness and productivity, and even affect those being prayed for.  Polls have indicated that 9 in 10 Americans pray at least … Read entire article »

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