Meditation Practices for Health

State of the Research

Author: Maria B. Ospina

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428988068

Category:

Page: 263

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Reviews & synthesizes the state of research on a variety of meditation practices (MP), incl.: the specific MP examined; the research designs employed & the conditions & outcomes examined; the efficacy & effectiveness of different MP for the 3 most studied conditions; the role of effect modifiers on outcomes; & the effects of meditation on physiological & neuropsychological outcomes. Conclusions: scientific research on MP does not have a common theoretical perspective & is characterized by poor methodological quality. Firm conclusions on the effects of MP in healthcare cannot be drawn based on the available evidence. Future research on MP must be more rigorous in the design & execution of studies & in the analysis & reporting of results. Illus.
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The Healing Power of Mind

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1570623309

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 8767

Presents meditative exercises to heal specific health problems and offers Buddhist meditations designed to promote enlightenment
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Teach Yourself To Meditate

Over 20 simple exercises for peace, health & clarity of mind

Author: Eric Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349413576

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 4837

Many people are turning to meditation as an effective way to relax and find inner peace. Regular meditation can help you to combat stress, improve your general health, increase your awareness and boost your capacity to think clearly and creatively. Teach Yourself to Meditate is the ideal guide for everyone who wants to learn this powerful technique. This excellent book explains what meditation is, why it works and how to do it, as well as the 10 core meditation practices which work best for everyone. Throughout the book there are also easy-to-follow exercises and enjoyable 'spot meditations' which you can do any time, anywhere. By investing just a few minutes a day, you will learn a skill that will greatly improve the quality of your life.
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Smile to Your Heart Meditations

Simple Practices for Peace, Health and Spiritual Growth

Author: Irmansyah Effendi

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569758891

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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AN EASY WAY TO ENJOY THE HAPPINESS IN YOUR HEART We’ve long been told to “follow our heart”—that this is where the truth is kept. And whenever we have feelings of peace, calmness or joy, it’s experienced not in our head, but in our heart. So what makes the heart so special? How can our heart help us in our daily life? What is the spiritual meaning of the heart? An easy, step-by-step guide to opening, feeling and enjoying your heart, Smile to Your Heart Meditations will teach you to naturally: •Experience the calmness and happiness within your heart •Achieve deeper, more joyful and experiential meditations •Recognize the difference between using your brain and your heart •Let your heart be strengthened and cleansed of negativities •Improve your beautiful connection with the Divine Source •Rely on your heart more in your interactions with others •Allow more joy and positive energy to flow throughout your life Whether you have meditated for years or never before, Smile to Your Heart Meditations is a simple and accessible practice for anyone seeking deeper meaning in life, or just a more peaceful way to go through it. All you have to do is relax…smile…and enjoy!
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The Practice of Tibetan Meditation

Exercises, Visualizations, and Mantras for Health and Well-being

Author: Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819034

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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Including a 60-minute CD of mantras, this practical, step-by-step handbook to Tibetan meditation is written by a world-renowned Tibetan lama. 100 b&w illustrations. 8-page color insert.
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Meditation und Gehirn

Alte Weisheit und moderne Wissenschaft

Author: Heinz Hilbrecht

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608168338

Category: Medical

Page: 229

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Ein Titel aus der Reihe Wissen & Leben Herausgegeben von Wulf Bertram Alte Weisheit im Licht der modernen Forschung Seit über 2 500 Jahren meditieren Menschen und erleben die verblüffenden Wirkungen der Meditation auf Gehirnleistungen, den Abbau von Stress oder Ängsten und die Entwicklung der Persönlichkeit. Oft scheint Meditation geradezu Übersinnliches zu leisten. Mittlerweile sind viele dieser Phänomene durch die aktuellen neurowissenschaftlichen Methoden nachvollziehbar und können immer besser verstanden werden. Der Naturwissenschaftler Dr. Heinz Hilbrecht meditiert selbst seit über 30 Jahren. In seinem Buch schlägt er die Brücke von den alten Traditionen der Meditation zur modernen Hirnforschung. Anschaulich und aus seinen eigenen Erfahrungen schöpfend beantwortet er Fragen wie: * Wie kann Meditation unbewusste Hirnfunktionen bewusst machen? * Was passiert in unserem Gehirn, wenn Qi oder Kundalini fließen? * Weshalb macht uns Achtsamkeitsmeditation zu empathischeren Menschen? * Welche Hintergründe haben Gedankenlesen, Seelenwanderungen und Nahtod-Erfahrungen bei Meditierenden? * Wie lässt sich Meditation zwanglos in den westlichen Tagesablauf einfügen? Die Kraft der Meditation liegt in uns selbst – in unserem Gehir
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Gesund durch Meditation

Das große Buch der Selbstheilung mit MBSR

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426421380

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

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Mit dieser vollkommen überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Neuausgabe der beliebten Kurzfassung des MBSR-Klassikers wird eine Erfolgsgeschichte fortgesetzt. MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) ist ein wissenschaftlich geprüftes Achtsamkeitstraining bestehend aus Meditationen, Atem- und Yogaübungen. Die Methode wird auch im deutschsprachigen Raum immer erfolgreicher, was die ständige steigende Anzahl von angebotenen Kursen zeigt. Diese Taschenbuch-Ausgabe bietet den optimalen Einstieg für alle, die sich mit der MBSR-Methode befassen wollen. Sie möchten mehr zum Thema Meditation lesen? Auf unserem Portal einfachganzleben.de finden Sie Meditationsanleitungen für den Alltag sowie zeitlose Weisheiten und praxisnahe Ratschläge.
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Integrative Medicine, Part I: Incorporating Complementary/Alternative Modalities, An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice - E-Book

Author: J. Adam Rindfleisch

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700592

Category: Medical

Page: 227

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Complementary and alternative medicine encompasses a wide range of modalities, including acupuncture, herbs and supplements, naturopathy, and body and mind therapies. The use of these healing methods is increasing rapidly, and more and more patients are approaching primary care physicians with questions about them. The purpose of this issue is to help doctors understand the evidence supporting and refuting complementary and alternative medicine techniques so they can provide patients with answers. This is the first of a two-part series, and it focuses on the various modalities.
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Moody Bitches

The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're Missing, The Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy

Author: Julie Holland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069813642X

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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A groundbreaking guide for women of all ages that shows women’s inherent moodiness is a strength, not a weakness As women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem. Bitches are moody. To succeed in life, we are told, we must have it all under control. We have to tamp down our inherent shifts in favor of a more static way of being. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away. They are a finely-tuned feedback system that, if heeded, can tell us how best to manage our lives. Our changing moods let us know when our bodies are primed to tackle different challenges and when we should be alert to developing problems. They help us select the right tool for each of our many jobs. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents. With the right care of our inherently dynamic bodies, we can master our moods to avail ourselves of this great natural strength. Yet millions of American women are medicating away their emotions because our culture says that moodiness is a problem to be fixed. One in four of us takes a psychiatric drug. If you add sleeping pills to the mix, the statistics become considerably higher. Over-prescribed medications can have devastating consequences for women in many areas of our lives: sex, relationships, sleep, eating, focus, balance, and aging. And even if we don’t pop a pill, women everywhere are numbing their emotions with food, alcohol, and a host of addictive behaviors that deny the wisdom of our bodies and keep us from addressing the real issues that we face. Dr. Julie Holland knows there is a better way. She’s been sharing her frank and funny wisdom with her patients for years, and in Moody Bitches Dr. Holland offers readers a guide to our bodies and our moodiness that includes insider information about the pros and cons of the drugs we’re being offered, the direct link between food and mood, an honest discussion about sex, practical exercise and sleep strategies, as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies that can help us press the reset button on our own bodies and minds. In the tradition of Our Bodies, Our Selves, this groundbreaking guide for women of all ages will forge a much needed new path in women’s health—and offer women invaluable information on how to live better, and be more balanced, at every stage of life.
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Improving Medical Outcomes

The Psychology of Doctor-Patient Visits

Author: Jessica Leavitt,Fred Leavitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442203056

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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The ability of doctors to properly diagnose and treat patients is often colored by non-specific factors that can affect outcomes in profound ways. Communication between doctors and patients is key, but often what is left unsaid is just as important, and messages from outside sources such as medical journals, drug companies, and other patients can affect how a doctor treats any one patient at any one time. This book outlines the non-specific factors that come into play when doctors and patients interact, how both doctors and patients can overcome these messages to focus in on the health of the person sitting on the table, and how psychological factors in both the doctor and the patient can affect medical outcomes. Anyone hoping to improve the medical care they give or the medical care they get will find in these pages strategies for improving those results.
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Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents

Practices and Programs

Author: Betsy L. Wisner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349952079

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

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This book describes mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents by situating the topic in a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach. Using this framework, the benefits of these practices and programs for adolescents— with an emphasis on evidence-based practices—are explored. In addition to programs based on mindfulness, meditation programs using Transcendental Meditation, Herbert Benson’s Relaxation Response, and the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s group programs are discussed. The book is targeted toward educators, mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students interested in the application, development, and study of mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents.
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Die heilende Kraft des Geistes

einfache buddhistische Achtsamkeitsübungen für Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden

Author: Thondup (sPrul-sku)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936855609

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Page: 255

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Juggling Yoga - A Daily Practice for Health and Well Being

Author: Ed Bernstein

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557418801

Category:

Page: 48

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Juggling makes a yoga practice more fun. Yoga makes juggling more holistic. Let this daily practice show you how much you can accomplish, ten minutes a day.'Ed Bernstein's whimsical variation on yoga combines amusement with coordination, balance and strength training. It will make you drop your balls!'Allyson and Alex Grey, Founders of the 'Chapel of Sacred Mirrors' 'Juggling is a wonderful way to encourage the mind and body to be in the same place at the same time. As our mind focuses on what's right in front of us, we naturally return to the present moment. Ed's book 'Juggling Yoga' gives us a fun way to use the mental and physical focus of juggling to deepen our yoga practice.'Biff Mithoefer, Author, 'The Yin Yoga Kit,'Co-Author, 'The Therapeutic Yoga Kit'Visit http://JugglingYoga.com/
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Meditation for Beginners

Techniques for Awareness, Mindfulness & Relaxation

Author: Stephanie Clement

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738723908

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Some people think meditation is something that takes years to learn. The truth is, it's a very natural state of awareness that can be developed in just a few minutes each day. The benefits of meditation are infinite! • Develop concentration • Learn to focus your attention • Relax your body and mind quickly and easily • Release fears • Increase your health and wellness • Exchange old habits for new ones • Identify personal goals and aspirations • Discover which meditation method works best for you
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The Optimal Health Revolution

How Inflammation Is the Root Cause of the Biggest Killers & How the Cutting-Edge Science of Nutrigenomics Can Transform Your Long-Term Health

Author: Duke Johnson

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935251066

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

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A plan for preventing the persistent inflammation that may lead to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other health problems. Science has begun to discover that many of our most lethal diseases have a common underlying cause: persistent inflammation, an over-active reaction of our natural immune system function resulting in cell and tissue destruction. This persistent inflammation is triggered by our industrial lifestyles, including exposure to chemicals, synthetic food ingredients, pollution, and processed foods. As Newsweek reports: “Researchers are linking inflammation to an ever-wider array of chronic illnesses. Suddenly medical puzzles seem to be fitting together, such as why hypertension puts patients at increased risk of Alzheimer’s, or why rheumatoid-arthritis sufferers have higher rates of sudden cardiac death. They’re all connected on some fundamental level.” But inflammation, and the risks of chronic diseases it brings, can be managed. Lifestyle and nutritional change is part of the answer. But the other part of the answer lies with ground-breaking information from a new field—nutrigenomics, the science of how your genes interact with nutrients. It is the study of how DNA and the genetic code affect a person’s need for certain nutrients and help maintain optimal health throughout life. The Optimal Health Revolution combines leading-edge science—including six hundred scientific references—with an easy to read style that make this critical information accessible to every reader. Relevant to both the researcher and medical doctor interested in the latest science and the casual reader looking to improve his or her health, this book makes a critical contribution to our understanding of health.
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Fast Facts for Health Promotion in Nursing

Promoting Wellness in a Nutshell

Author: Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110541

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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This addition to the Fast Facts series provides a succinct guide for nurses in adult-health clinical settings and fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work, helping to improve patient outcomes, and throughout their daily lives, helping to reduce personal and professional stress and improve their overall wellness. There currently is no clinical reference book that nurses can use for health promotion in general and health promotion for wellness in particular. Having such a reference is especially pertinent to nurses who learned about health promotion in academic nursing programs, but did not learn about health promotion in the broader context of promoting wellness. Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have considered health promotion interventions ñ particularly patient education -- as an essential component of nursing care. Historically, these interventions traditionally focused on physical health concerns, such as nutrition, exercise, and fresh air, and more recently, on immunizations, and screening for disease (e.g., cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease). Because health promotion has expanded to include wellness, nurses now address issues related to broader aspects, such as stress reduction, body-mind connectedness, and self-responsibility. At the same time that wellness has become an important focus of care, health care providers increasingly are emphasizing cost effectiveness and use of advanced technology. As a result of these concurrent trends, nurses experience high levels of job-related stress and have less time to promote patient wellness as an integral part of their care, even though they recognize its importance. In addition, nurses increasingly recognize that job-related pressures negatively affect them personally and they are looking for ways to incorporate wellness in their work and personal experiences. Fast Facts for Health Promotion for Wellness (FF HP) fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work and throughout their daily lives. This book: Helps nurses understand wellness in the context of health promotion Clearly defines wellness as it applies to the practice of nursing Describes evidence-based techniques that nurses can readily incorporate into their usual care to promote wellness for their patients Provides easy-to-use assessment tools for identifying wellness-related needs of patients Provides easy-easy-to-use tools for teaching patients about interventions to promote wellness Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative practices that nurses often address in patient care situations Provides information about reliable resources for patient teaching and additional information about topics Discusses ways in which nurses can achieve self wellness
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The Psychology of Meditation

Research and Practice

Author: Michael A. West

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199688907

Category: Meditation

Page: 368

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The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice explores the practice of meditation and mindfulness and presents accounts of the cognitive and emotional processes elicited during meditation practice. Written by researchers and practitioners with considerable experience in meditation practice and from different religious or philosophical perspectives, he book examines the evidence for the effects of meditation on emotional and physical well-being intherapeutic contexts and in applied settings. The areas covered include addictions, pain management, psychotherapy, physical health, neuroscience and the application of meditation in school and workplacesettings. Uniquely, the contributors also present accounts of their own personal experience of meditation practice including their history of practice, phenomenology, and the impact it has had on their lives.
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The Practical Encyclopedia of Astanga Yoga & Meditation

Dynamic Breath-Control Yoga Routines and Yogic Meditation Practices for Optimum Physical and Mental Health, with More Than 900 Photographs

Author: Jean Hall,Doriel Hall

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781782140689

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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An expert, accessible guide to the full primary series, with an inspiring section on meditation.
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Meditation Made Simple

Weekly Practices for Relieving Stress, Finding Balance, and Cultivating Joy

Author: Paula Watkins

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592337368

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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All the benefits of meditation in just minutes a day! For thousands of years, gurus have claimed that meditation yields incredible benefits from peace of mind to supernatural abilities. Today, science is proving that a regular meditation practice has profound and measurable benefits in reducing stress, alleviating chronic pain, and promoting happiness. Even celebrities, politicians, and business leaders are touting meditation as a critical tool in keeping their edge mentally and creatively. Meditation is a diverse practice with hundreds of schools, philosophies, and techniques. But it doesn't have to be complicated. You don't need to study for years, find an ashram, or practice for hours a day. You can start getting the benefits of meditation right now - in just minutes! The weekly format in Meditation Made Simple keeps techniques basic with philosophy and science on a "need-to-know" basis. The best of the best: 52 lessons in core meditation techniques and concepts. Several schools and traditions of meditation: Learn fundamental practices such as breath meditation, mantra meditation, mindfulness, and body scanning. Unique approach: Teaches practices in a way that lets you learn quickly and apply immediately. Simply do one lesson a week - or pick one that appeals to you.
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Wie ich die entscheidenden 10% glücklicher wurde

Meditation für Skeptiker

Author: Dan Harris

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428767

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Ein ehrliches Versprechen Als Dan Harris während der Moderation von »Good Morning America« vor laufender Kamera eine Panikattacke erleidet, ist ihm klar, dass er etwas ändern muss. Zeit seines Lebens ein Skeptiker, lässt er sich auf eine Interviewserie mit bedeutenden spirituellen Lehrern ein: Eckart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mark Epstein, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn, dem Dalai Lama und Sharon Salzberg. Dabei erfährt er einiges über Achtsamkeit. Harris erkennt, dass er die Stimme in seinem Kopf besiegen muss, die ihn immer mehr unter Stress setzt. Und heute weiß er: Durchatmen und Innehalten kann wirklich helfen.
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