Category Archives: Meditation and Yoga

Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

It looks as if the data is starting to amass on the dangers of fructose.  ‘… This is your brain on sugar – for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Meditation and Yoga, Re-entry, Women and Children | Leave a comment

Marines expanding use of meditation training

This is an article that I never thought I would see but here it is. “…That benefit is the impetus behind Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (“M-Fit”), a fledgling military initiative that teaches service members the secular meditative practice of mindfulness … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation and Yoga | Leave a comment

Neuroimaging of meditation’s effect on brain reactivity to pain

This is an old study (2008) but it is one of the few I have seen that is as clear on the reduction of pain. The units of measure are totally alien to me as I am used to Jon … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation and Yoga, Prison and Jails, Re-entry | Leave a comment

The Brain Drain of Inactivity

Truely, I don’t there is anything new here but I am surprised that it took so long for science to figure out how measure or what measurements to use. ‘…This is the first study linking children’s fitness to both improved … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Meditation and Yoga, Prison and Jails, Re-entry, The Problem, Women and Children | 1 Comment

Study: Stress Causes Brain To Shrink

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A new study has found that living a stressful life may lead to shrinking in important parts of the brain. Researchers at Yale University saw reductions in the amount of gray matter in parts … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation and Yoga, Re-entry, The Problem, Women and Children | Tagged | Leave a comment

How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

Yoga is a very powerful practice that can work wonders on a host of restorative aspects for the human body. However, it is not a silver bullet and the practice of yoga is the practice of yoga. This is an … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation and Yoga | Tagged | Leave a comment

Meditation Influences Emotional Processing Even When You’re Not Meditating: Study

This is not some touchy feely study conducted in questionable settings with subjective findings. “This is the first time that meditation training has been shown to affect emotional processing in the brain outside of a meditative state,” study researcher Gaëlle … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation and Yoga, Re-entry, Women and Children | Leave a comment