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New Research Suggests Yoga Can Help Parkinson's Disease

Yoga can reduce fall risk in people with Parkinson's disease.<p>A recent study published in E<i>vidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine</i> …

Yoga

In Thai Cave Rescue, This Ancient Practice Likely Saved the Trapped Boys' Lives

The soccer players and their coach are out of the cave. But things could have gone very differently.<p>All 12 of the trapped soccer players and their coach have been freed from the flooded cave complex in northern Thailand. The one fatality from the incident was former Thai Navy diver Saman Gunan, who …

Thai Cave Rescue

Try Doing This One Small Thing Before A Party If Social Situations Make You Anxious

Picture this: You're at a party, and even though you know you should be having a good time, you're incredibly nervous and overwhelmed by the sea of …

Mindfulness

5 Morning Yoga Moves That Are Better Than a Cup of Coffee

Stop hitting the snooze button and go do these powerhouse poses.<p>Some guys are hesitant to do yoga, because they think it's all about saying "om" and barely breaking a sweat. But anyone who’s ever gone to a power Vinyasa or Bikram class or finally mastered the Crow pose knows that the right kind of …

Yoga

Experts Say You Should Tell Yourself Nice Things

This is how they suggest you improve your inner dialogue.<p>The way we talk to ourselves matters. Not only does the inner dialogue we engage in shape our perception of our place in the world, it affects our emotions and motivations. It can really suck when your harshest critic lives in your brain. …

Mindfulness

Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail

New findings add to evidence that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may help people with tinnitus — particularly those who have tried other …

Mindfulness

How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

Meditation

'Black Hawk Down' veteran now deployed in fight against opioids

An Army veteran who fought in the Battle of Mogadishu and later was portrayed in the film “Black Hawk Down” is now deploying on a new mission: the war against opioids.<p>Former Delta Force operator and Master Sgt. Norman Hooten has obtained his doctorate’s degree in pharmacy and says he is making the …

Military

5 Things People Get Wrong About Meditation

Think nothing's happening when you sit down to meditate? Think again.<p>As a quietly anxious person who spends a great deal of time thinking about self care—and significantly less time actually practicing it—meditation has long seemed the answer to achieving a healthier mental state. I'm not the only …

Meditation

Do These 4 Exercises To Fix Your Bad Posture

These Pilates moves can help un-slouch your back and improve your posture to alleviate chronic pain.<p>Are you slouching? Caught you! Just think: How many times a day do you look down to check your phone? Use your computer? Drive your car? So many of us get into a bad habit of slouching throughout …

Yoga

Your Brain on Meditation, According to Neuroscience

Let your noggin chill, brother.<p>Contrary to the popular stereotype, meditation isn’t just for hairy, granola-loving hippies. In fact, the science is …

Meditation

The Wounds of the Drone Warrior

<b>I</b>n the spring of 2006, Christopher Aaron started working 12-hour shifts in a windowless room at the Counterterrorism Airborne Analysis Center in Langley, Va. He sat before a wall of flat-screen monitors that beamed live, classified video feeds from drones hovering in distant war zones. On some …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

FINALIST: Life Moves Yoga in Killeen, TX

<b>Named a Finalist Because: Life Moves Yoga is bringing balance to the lives of Americans who need it most, and doing it in a way that’s sensitive to</b> …

Yoga

Could mindfulness make you a better, calmer parent?

It's all very well trying to remain calm as a parent, but when you have a baby who has thrown porridge all over you, a three-year-old whacking you all with a toy tractor, a six-year-old who refuses to dress for school, and two minutes to get everyone out of the house, how can anyone channel their …

Mindfulness

Boston curbs firefighter injuries through new focus on health, safety

The Boston Fire Department has seen reductions in the number of firefighters hurt on the job, a trend the department’s commissioner says has been …

Mindfulness meditation and relaxation response have different effects on brain function

A variety of meditation-based programs have been developed in recent years to reduce stress and medical symptoms and to promote wellness. One …

Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people …

Mental Health

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<i>Mengxin Li</i><p>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we …

Mindfulness

Yoga Is the Sneaky Way You Could Cure Your Migraines—Here's How

In the U.S. alone, 39 million people suffer from migraines. That means 39 million people experience blinding pain and acute sensitivity to light and …

June Is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD awareness month, and we thought we'd share a quick PTSD self-screen from the VA to help you if you think you may have some PTSD symptoms.<p>…

How These 12 People Fit Mindfulness Into Their Work Day

Mindfulness has numerous benefits, from lowering stress levels to helping with anxiety and depression to helping you regulate your emotions. And mindfulness can especially help at work, offering improved focus, better memory, the ability to stay calm under fire and better corporate citizenship, …

Mindfulness

This Is What Practicing at the Pentagon Looks Like

She sits down with the Live Be Yoga team to talk about why authenticity is everything and when social media becomes problematic.<p>The Live Be Yoga team …

The Benefits of Yoga: A Scientific Approach.

There are many different proposed benefits of yoga.<p>I did a search on the internet and one of the first things that popped up was an article outlining …

Study: Yoga helps back pain among Veterans

A San Diego VA study among Veterans with chronic low back pain found that those who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a …

Can't Think Of A Good Mantra? These Cards Have You Covered

Contrary to popular belief, meditation isn't about totally emptying your brain or gazing into the void. If you're new to meditation and find the idea …

The one "fascinating" mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, seems like the type of CEO who would practice meditation religiously. In interviews and public appearances, he projects a calm, thoughtful vibe, is forever espousing the benefits of empathy and compassion, and often cautions people against the hazards of …

Satya Nadella

Effortless Meditation for Restless Minds

Photo Courtesy of Tobias Hutzler / Trunk Archive<p>Speculative but Promising<p>Toggle description<p>There’s momentum behind this concept, though it needs more …

Meditation

Massage for Veterans Resources

Military veterans can face a host of health concerns upon returning from service, from chronic read more...

How to ease the mind of returning veterans: yoga

Derek Auguste, a former Army sergeant, is used to following instructions. So by the time yoga instructor Molly Birkholm finished her relaxation …