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The Scientific Benefits of Breathing

Apr 9, 2014 at 8:23 PM PST

We’ve all heard the phrase “Take a deep breath.” Maybe we’ve even noticed how our breath changes depending on how we feel: short and shallow when stressed, deeper when we’re relaxed. It changes when we sigh, yawn, sob or laugh. But one thing we probably have not learned is that, just as the breath changes depending on how we feel, we can also change how we feel using our breath! This is revolutionary, folks, so listen up! It’s so hard to change how we feel: Can you talk yourself out of anger or anxiety? Can you talk yourself into …

10 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation

Jan 26, 2014 at 4:16 AM PST

Meditation is something many of us wish to integrate into our lives.

However, for most people, meditation requires discipline and can even be challenging. They feel restless, experience a deluge of thoughts, feel fatigue, or go through a mental to-do lists of things they’d rather be doing.

If this is your case, here’s a great way to stay both disciplined and enthusiastic about your meditation practice: Learn what science has to say about the benefits of meditation! and start meditating today ! A growing field of neuroscientists, psychologists and geneticists are now studying meditation’s impact on health, happiness and the brain.

The …

Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion

Jan 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM PST

In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion!

We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we have to receive love. Think again!

Research shows that our greatest fulfillment comes in large part from being connected to others and from helping them.

There is truth to the saying “It is in giving that we receive.”

Compassion brings meaning and researchers have found that living a life …