Posts Tagged ‘practice’

Meditation ‘good for brain’

July 2, 2008

Scientists say they have found evidence that meditation has a biological effect on the body.

A small-scale study suggests it could boost parts of the brain and the immune system.

Meditation has been practiced since ancient times, mainly in the East.

“There is increasing evidence that meditation is a useful and, for some people, a powerful therapy.”said Dr Adrian White of the department of Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter.

It is now catching on worldwide as a means to reduce stress or to help with pain caused by various illnesses. (more…)

Positive thinking: Practice this stress management skill

July 2, 2008

Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Overcome negative self-talk by recognizing it and practicing with some examples provided.

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic.

In fact, some studies show that these personality traits — optimism and pessimism — can affect how well you live and even how long you live.

With this in mind, take a refresher course in positive thinking. Learn how to put positive thinking into action. Positive thinking is a key part of an effective stress management strategy. (more…)