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Anxiety and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

The training of mindfulness may be beneficial for people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a group treatment applying cognitive strategies focusing on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). It integrates the practice of mindfulness meditation with cognitive … Continue reading

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The Effects of Meditation on Heart Rate Variability

Meditation, especially slow breathing, is known to influence the heart rate variability (HRV). Researchers in Taiwan studied the effects of inward attention during meditation on HRV (Wu and Lo, 2008). Inward attention is a critical process for achieving the state … Continue reading

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The Effects of Artificial Morning Light on Cognition

Chronic sleep restriction (SR) has detrimental influences on cognitive functions. Although such effects can be reduced by light exposure, it is necessary to find out if naturalistic light conditions such as dawn simulating light can promote daytime cognitive functions continuously … Continue reading

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Neurophysiological Effects of A Mind-Body Intervention on Depression

Mind-body interventions may have beneficial effects on many psychological problems such as depression. A recent study investigated the neuroelectrophysiological effects of a Chan (Zen)-based Dejian mind-body intervention (DMBI) to understand its potential scientific mechanisms (Chan et al., 2013). The study … Continue reading

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What is Mindfulness: The Concept and Practice

What is Mindfulness: The Concept and Practice   Mindfulness refers to the ability of complete and continuous awareness and consciousness. This state is especially helpful during emotional turmoil. Mindfulness is a skill derived from Buddhist psychology that has been practiced … Continue reading

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Practicing Mindfulness: A Mind-Body Scan Meditation

It may not be easy to practice meditation and mindfulness. However, this can be done step-by-step. You can begin with a mind-body scan. To do this, you can lie down comfortably and relax. You can close your eyes and have … Continue reading

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Meditation as a Path toward Homeostasis and Happiness

As a useful tool for promoting the mind-body fitness, meditation can be integrated into your fitness program to train your mind and body concurrently just the same way as you train your muscles. While improving the connections between the mind … Continue reading

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