Mindfulness meditation has been practiced by Buddhists for thousands of years. But today, in our electronic, distraction-filled world, the ancient practice seems to be having an unlikely moment of trendiness.
It’s tempting to dismiss all this as a pseudoscientific sales pitch. But we actually have scientific evidence that some of these claims are quite real.
But we actually have scientific evidence that some of these claims are quite real.
“Mindfulness meditation has been shown to cause distinct changes in brain structure and brain function,” says Yi-Yuan Tang, a Texas Tech neuroscientist who studies meditation and recently reviewed the state of the research for the journal Nature. In experiments, he and others have found that regular meditation seems to improve people’s focus and emotional control, in particular.
Next week, World Yoga Day will be celebrated for the first time across the world and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leading a high-profile event in Delhi to mark the occasion. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, yoga guru and spiritual leader, tells us why a day isn’t enough and that it’s India’s responsibility to deliver quality yoga.
“It is obvious the world was ready for it. Never before have 177 countries agreed upon anything so readily (the India-sponsored resolution at the UN was adopted unopposed). But it’s not just about one day. It’s a phenomenal responsibility now for India. We must deliver quality systems of yoga, not some phoney stuff that goes out and gives us a bad name. We must invest in people and infrastructure.
Pranayama was engineered to teach your body how to breathe properly. Babies naturally breathe diaphragmatically, however adults often take shallow breaths. By training your lungs to breathe at their full capacity, you could experience a whole ton of health benefits!
Practicing slow breathing for only 15 minutes a day can reduce stress and stress-related illnesses. Universal Breathing – Pranayama was created by doctors, designers and app developers to provide the perfect breathing experience. Using the app allows you to focus on your breathing technique and mindful breathing. Use the different music styles to condition your body to either wake up in the morning or relax before you go to sleep.
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- Less stress and better mood
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