Posts Tagged ‘ mindfulness ’

The Fourth state of mind : neurobiology of meditation. [Part I]

Aug 31st, 2011 | By

In the last few decades, a neurological understanding of the meditative process has been slowly emerging. It started with some simple observations of what happens when one progressively reaches deeper stages of meditation. Although we remain wakeful, in progressively deeper stages of meditation, fundamental changes start happening in our body and brain. Most striking of

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How to stay healthy chewing with care – using mindfulness against obesity.

Jun 15th, 2011 | By

Although there appears to be an entire industry busy tackling the modern obesity epidemic, the  increase  in the  magnitude of the problem   seems to be unrelenting.  Although everyone seems to know the methods and proven fat burners which are effective in losing weight,  and also the principles of sensible nutrition like the Diet Tips From

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Applications of Mindfulness Meditation in the Study of Human Consciousness

May 14th, 2011 | By

This article is a reprint from an abstract of Shinzen Young’s presentation at the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference at the University of Arizona, April 2000. Reproduced by permission from Shinzen Young. In science one frequently depends on awareness extending tools/instruments that magnify faint signal and resolve details of structure. The cell theory of

Why meditation can be a common platform for religions in the future

May 11th, 2011 | By

This is a web-only article. Written by Bobby Black and Sid Ghosh Contrary to popular perception (perhaps), mindfulness and meditation are not Eastern spiritual or ‘religious’ traditions to any degree of exclusivity. The image of the holy man has been around for millenia, and without any supernatural connotations, special powers of their minds had been

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