How To Meditate (And Get The Most Benefit Out Of It)

Neuroscientists and psychologists keep discovering more health benefits from mindfulness meditation. And luckily, it's a simple practice, that virtually anyone can do. But how do you get started, and how do you get the most rewards from the practice? Here's our quick and easy guide to meditating. » 3/03/15 10:07am 3/03/15 10:07am

A Zen Priest explains how spirituality will evolve in the future

Love it or hate it, the world's religions are in no danger of disappearing any time soon. But that doesn't mean religious and spiritual sensibilities aren't going to evolve. To learn more about religion's future, we talked to Michael LaTorra. By day, he's a mild-mannered Assistant Professor of English at New Mexico… » 2/17/14 11:04am 2/17/14 11:04am

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

Meditation yields a surprising number of health benefits, including stress reduction, improved attention, better memory, and even increased creativity and feelings of compassion. But how can something as simple as focusing on a single object produce such dramatic results? Here’s what the growing body of scientific… » 4/04/13 11:28am 4/04/13 11:28am

Marmosets can meditate (and are immune to the placebo effect)

Scientists have trained monkeys to meditate with marshmallows. This is a gift from both the comedy and the alliteration gods, but it's also a valuable medical technique. » 10/01/11 11:30am 10/01/11 11:30am

Scientific article showing that transcendental meditation can prevent…

This week we were all set to report on an interesting but possibly biased study that pointed to some incredible health benefits through transcendental meditation. Funded by the Maharishi University of Management, the paper claimed an almost 50% drop in heart problems (including those leading to heart attacks and… » 6/29/11 10:42am 6/29/11 10:42am

Even a little meditation can change the structure of your brain

Just a few weeks' worth of light meditation can change the structure of your brain, seemingly for the better. Thirty minutes a day can actually increase people's capacity for learning while shrinking the parts of the brain responsible for stress. » 1/23/11 4:15pm 1/23/11 4:15pm