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This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

Anti-inflammatory drugs might someday treat depression

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the future, a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs could be used to treat depression, say University of Cambridge researchers.<p>Drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen treat inflammation, the body's immune response to infections or pathogens. During an inflammatory response, immune cells flood …

Antiinflammatory

New findings: anxiety is linked to death from cancer in men

About one in 14 people around the world are affected by anxiety disorders at any given time. Those who suffer from these conditions experience …

The near-superhuman way yoga unites mind and body

In the spring of 1970, the Indian yogi Swami Rama wanted to convince Western scientists of the power of yoga, so he submitted himself for study. He arrived at the lab of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, to meet with Dr. Elmer Green, who pioneered research around biofeedback, or the process …

The Brutal Economics of Being a Yoga Teacher

Theresa Elliott might not have been a star in the yoga world, but she was a professional. She started teaching yoga in Seattle 23 years ago. Since …

Yoga