For thousands of years, there was no way of testing scientifically whether meditation really worked. It was a purely internal experience discovered and verified by each new practitioner within their own mind. In the last few decades, new technologies have allowed us to objectively measure some of the effects of meditation. We’re far from a complete understanding, but early findings are fascinating.
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Let’s be real. Work can be stressful, and today’s employees are taking on more responsibilities than ever before. While we all know stress can’t be eliminated entirely, many companies are recognizing that they can help their employees manage stress and even become more productive by offering on-site meditation and yoga programs.
Yawning has mystified researchers, and the list of reasons why we might do it can be exhausting. Some people claim that yawning when you’re nervous is your body’s way of catching your breath, preventing hyperventilation, and regulating your breathing, similar to deep breathing during meditation. But technically, yawning isn’t a respiratory function.
The World Health Organisation has classified stress as the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” Research shows that chronic stress is an epidemic for all genders and ages, particularly those who are 25 to 35 years old. … It’s the stress that can both cause medical conditions and trigger and exacerbate flare-ups from existing conditions.
Everyone can get scared. Fear is an unavoidable facet of the human experience. People generally consider fear as an unpleasant emotion, but some go out of their way to trigger it — such as by jumping out of planes, riding rollercoasters or watching scary movies.
Primordial Sound Meditation, or PSM, is a healing practice that allows us to experience inner calm and deep relaxation. For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s busy activity and emotional turbulence into profound peace and expanded awareness.