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Research on the health benefits of mindfulness and meditation are beginning to confirm what some have known for thousands of years.
Eight weeks to a better brain
“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says Sara Lazar.
Less stress, clearer thoughts
The popularity of mindfulness has been fueled by research that indicates it can reduces stress and promotes emotional well-being.
Be kind and unwind
“I feel like everyone has something to get from meditation, whether it’s for mental health or just to recharge yourself,” says Liz Pomerantz administrator for the Systems, Synthetic and Quantitative Biology Ph.D. program.
How to get started
Sit on a straight-backed chair or comfortably on the floor.
Focus on your breath and pay attention to things such as the sensations of air flowing into your nostrils and out of your mouth, or your belly rising and falling as you inhale and exhale.
Once you’ve narrowed your concentration in this way, begin to widen your focus. Become aware of sounds, sensations, and ideas.
Embrace and consider each thought or sensation without judging it good or bad. If your mind starts to race, return your focus to your breathing. Then expand your awareness again.
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Protein, fat, or carbs?
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One egg is enough
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Food to grow old with
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