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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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Mindfulness-Based Meditation to Fight Chronic Lower Back Pains than Painkillers

Some people can really avoid taking tablets and their side-effects by practicing mindfulness. Whether it is anxiety, depression or back pains - mindfulness is here to help. 

"The mindfulness-based technique will find relief with a form of meditation. It involves yoga, body awareness, and focus. People who did this technique showed improvements compared to cognitive behavioral therapy, which also help relieve back pains.

According to Dr. Madhav Goyal, cowriter of an editorial paper of the study said, "This new study is exciting, because here's a technique that doesn't involve taking any pharmaceutical agents, and doesn't involve..."

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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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Meditation Trains Brain

There are so many benefits that a person practicing mindful meditation can enjoy. 

"Everyone gets stressed, and we all deal with our stress in different ways — meditation, exercise, or eating chocolate, to name a few examples. But new research out of Carnegie Mellon’s psychology department shows that mindfulness meditation, a state of focusing on the present and interacting nonjudgementally with thoughts, may..."

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