Meditation enhances social-emotional learning in students

Middle school students practicing meditation as part of a school Quiet Time program had significant improvements in social-emotional competencies and psychological distress, according to a new U.S. study.

Yoga, meditation surging in popularity in US

If it seems like everyone you know is trying yoga or meditation, you might be right. A new US government survey shows that the number of people practicing the "mindfulness" techniques has surged in the past few years.

Transcendental Meditation enhances EQ and reduces stress

US School district staff who practiced the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for four months had significant improvements in emotional intelligence and perceived stress, according to a new controlled trial.

Teachers in US use meditation apps in class to rewire kids’ brains

Teachers around US are using popular apps Calm and Headspace to introduce meditation to their lesson plans to help curb anxiety and improve performance in the classroom.

Mindfulness and relaxation have different effects on brain

The relaxation response and mindfulness meditation are working through different neural mechanisms.

Meditation, yoga help sharpen your mind: Study

A new study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin explains for the first time the neurophysiological link between breathing and attention.

7-year follow-up shows lasting cognitive gains from meditation

The Shamatha Project is the most comprehensive longitudinal study of intensive meditation yet undertaken and has drawn the attention of scientists and Buddhist scholars alike.

Long-term meditation found to have lasting mental health benefits

An extensive, seven-year study has revealed that consistent meditation over the course of a lifetime may help a person maintain attentiveness and reduce the extent of cognitive decline.

A school in US hopes to see suspensions drop with new meditation offering

Rather than sending misbehaving children straight to the principal's office, a Merrillville elementary school in US is teaching basic meditation techniques.

Yoga and meditation improve mind-body health and stress resilience

A new research investigates the effects of yoga and meditation on brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), the activity on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) effects and inflammatory markers.

11 minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back

Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study.

Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study.

Meditation as an alternative to traditional pain medication

Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers, according to new research.

Follow-up study suggests group meditation reduced murder rates in large US cities

Large groups practicing the advanced Transcendental Meditation program were associated with significant reductions in murder rates in US urban areas during the period 2007-2010

How the mind affects the body

In what way is the mind connected to the body, and vice versa?