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How Yoga and Meditation Are Changing Your DNA

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Breaking News, Meditation, Popular, Yoga & Science | 0 comments

How Yoga and Meditation Are Changing Your DNA
By Christina Sarich You got those beautiful brown eyes from your parents, but you also got your ability to cope with stress (or not cope with it so well.) That’s o.k., because relatively new evidence suggests that your yoga and meditation practice are changing your DNA for the better.  Here’s how. A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has confirmed genetic changes in test subjects following just a day Read More

5 Ways Yoga and Meditation are Beneficial for Students

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Meditation, Popular, Yoga & Science | 1 comment

5 Ways Yoga and Meditation are Beneficial for Students
  If you are currently in the middle of your nurse practitioner doctorate degree then there is no doubt that you are probably feeling stressed, tired, and overwhelmed with your studies and daily life. This is exactly why more and more students are turning to meditation and Yoga as a means of coping with the stress and pressure from school. For those people who have never tried Yoga and meditation before and w Read More

The Mind vs. Brain Debate (What is Consciousness?)

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Meditation, Popular, Uncategorized, Yoga & Science | 2 comments

The Mind vs. Brain Debate (What is Consciousness?)
This article was originally written by Christina Sarich and published at The Cuyamungue Institute The mind vs. brain debate has been going on since before Aristotle. He and Plato argued that the soul housed intelligence or wisdom and that it could not be placed within the physical body. In a well-described version of dualism, Descartes identifies mind with the consciousness and self-awareness of itself, with an abi Read More

4 Profound Zen Teachings on Love

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Meditation, Popular, Uncategorized, Yoga & Science | 0 comments

4 Profound Zen Teachings on Love
This article was originally written by Christina Sarich and published on The Mind Unleashed As westerners we often discount the simple wisdom offered by eastern cultures, only because we have been programmed to doubt subtle nuances in human relationship, and the crazy, simple wisdom which informs them. As Menday Wang points out in Eastern vs. Western Culture, Eastern people live in time, which means that they follo Read More

What Happens When You Meditate for the First Time?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Meditation, Popular, Uncategorized | 1 comment

What Happens When You Meditate for the First Time?
By: Christina Sarich This article was originally featured on the Mind Unleashed There have been numerous studies detailing what happens to the brain in long-term meditators, but what exactly happens to people who meditate for the first time? Sara Lazar, a Harvard researcher, has gained quite some notoriety detailing how the brain actually grows grey matter when people meditate. Other studies have shown that medi Read More