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Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation

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Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation

More and more schools are adopting meditation instead of detention when children have been naughty...

"Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged. He's just been made fun of by another student, an altercation that turned to pushing and name-calling. But rather than detention or the principal's office, his teacher sent..."

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Documentary Explores Meditation in Mexico Prisons

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Documentary Explores Meditation in Mexico Prisons

Meditation can be adopted in many environments. This article explores how meditation helped those in prison in Mexico. 

"When Greg Hopkinson walked into one of the most violent prisons in Mexico - a jail where 44 inmates died in a battle between rival drug cartels - the experience was mind-blowing. "It was just unbelievable - the peace, contentment, and stillness in the place was palpable. "Effectively we walked into this massive meditation..." 

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Mindful motors: How Ford is embracing this modern meditation phenomenon

Calm cars are the future.

Motor companies and mindfulness don’t seem like they should go together, but Ford wants to do something about that.

Mindfulness is one of Ford’s key trends of 2016.

“To describe something that’s been around for thousands of years as new is questionable, what we’re really calling out is how mindfulness has become very mainstream and is showing up in unexpected places,” Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s in-house futurist, told The Memo.

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Could Mindfulness Really Work For Me?

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Could Mindfulness Really Work For Me?

Mindfulness has been backed up with a lot of scientific evidence proving that mindfulness is an activity anyone can undertake to be more happy with life. 

"Put simply, mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment. It draws on eastern meditation traditions and was introduced as a clinical therapy in the 1970s by American professor Jon Kabat-Zinn. Therapeutically, it trains people to focus their minds and understand that negative thoughts may come and go..."

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Students As Young As Five Doing Daily Meditation

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Students As Young As Five Doing Daily Meditation

There are many benefits to children adopting meditation at an early age. Even children undergo stress during their lives and knowing how to relax and think mindfully is the first step...

"Students as young as five are doing daily meditation in class as the mindfulness movement sweeps Victorian schools. Wellbeing workers are becoming more common as schools integrate mental health into learning to improve student wellbeing, grades and social skill..."

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies

Reaching optimum health while being a victim of allergies/weak immune system is what many would like to achieve. 

"If you have seasonal allergies, chances are you've spent plenty of time cruising drugstore aisles looking for relief from allergy symptoms. You know just how wide a variety of medications there are — both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription — for seasonal allergies.

What's less well known is that you may also be able to get allergy relief by building up your defenses against them. Check out these tips to enhance your immune system and send allergies packing...."

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Why Not Book A Place On The Yoga Nutrition Workshop To Find Out More About Holistic Wellbeing

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Why Students At Elite Colleges Are Turning To Meditation

Many students are experiencing increased pressure within their university life. Meditation and yoga work fabulously at relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

"Wellness programs are becoming increasingly important as students today face an overwhelming amount of pressure and stress at school. And that takes a toll on mental health. Nearly one in 10 college students report experiencing symptoms of depression, according to 2014 research from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Alarming mental health statistics are why Kishor Nayar, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, started MIT’s Art of Living club while pursuing his master’s degree . Citing concern over mental health issues and pointing to the stress and isolation he observed on campus, Nayar believes that meditation should..."

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Mindfulness Helps Build Wellbeing and Resilience in the Workplace

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy has been incorporated into many companies such as EY to reduce stress and anxiety within the workplace. 

"Jamie Bristow, Director, The Mindfulness Initiative, who helped the MAPPG conduct the enquiry on mindfulness, says: “The Mindful Nation UK report lays out promising evidence and makes substantive recommendations as to how mindfulness can improve wellbeing and help..."

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Everyday Mindfulness Linked to Healthy Glucose Levels

Further research into the links between glucose levels and mindfulness could in the future lead to better treatment for those with unhealthy glucose levels. 

"Dispositional, or "everyday" mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one's present thoughts and feelings. In a new study of 399 people that measured health indicators including dispositional mindfulness and blood glucose, researchers found that..."

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Why Is Yoga Becoming So Popular?

Yoga has been around for thousands and thousands of years and more people are starting to take it up and implement it into their everyday routine. 

"There are many reasons why yoga is becoming popular today. One thing is, your body is like a barometer, it makes you realize some fundamental facts about yourself. If you know how to watch it, it tells you everything about..."

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How Meditation Might Help Chronic Pain

Self help through meditation can alleviate any chronic pain you or your loved one may be experiencing. Why not give it a go? 

"Veterans who have been wounded often deal with chronic pain conditions. A new study suggests they might be able to help themselves. The study tested nine veterans who had chronic pain, splitting them into two separate groups. Several different methods were..."

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There's A Surprisingly Simple Way Meditation Appears To Change The Brain

There are many ways we can improve our focus and reduce stress, and meditation is one of the ways this can be achieved. 

"For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice — known as mindfulness meditation — can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. Some occasional meditators report being a little less stressed every once in a while, for example..."

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