In Your Own Hands – Are Mindfulness Benefits Too Good to Be True?

Mindfulness practice allows us to see our thoughts and to disentangle from them.

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

 Are Mindfulness Benefits Too Good to Be True? 
Some are skeptical about the proclaimed health benefits of mindfulness including reduction of chronic pain and reduced blood pressure. Carole Carson minimizes that skepticism in this article.

Targeting Mental Defeat Among Pain Patients Could Prevent Anxiety 
A recent study of people affected by chronic pain found that targeting feelings of mental defeat could prevent, or improve, negative side effects of chronic pain.

 Relaxation Gene Response: What Yoga, Meditation and Other Stress-Busting Activities Do to the Body 
Carolyn Gregorie explains that the “relaxation response” can be achieved by centering practices like yoga, prayer, meditation and deep breathing exercises.  This state of mind can reduce anxiety, lower the heart rate and produce other significant health benefits. 

10 Reasons Why Meditation is America’s New Push-Up for the Brain 
Robert Piper offers 10 reasons why everyone should begin practicing meditation. Many health benefits are among the reasons.

Meditation Provides Several Mental and Physical Benefits 
People around the globe are beginning to see the benefits of meditation. Tanvi Nimkar speaks with many people on how they have seen improvements in their lives through meditation.

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Improve Your Health 
After studying mindfulness for 20 years, Laurie Erdman has come up with five ways to practice mindfulness in order to reap the major health benefits.  

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