Meditation helps reduce Stress Hormone

Hi friends,

A new study has again revealed the co-relation between Meditation and stress-reduction. A new research from the Shamatha Project at UC Davis has suggested that focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

High levels of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland, are associated with physical or emotional stress. Prolonged release of the hormone contributes to wide-ranging, adverse effects on a number of physiological systems.

Read the whole story here :

Mindfulness from meditation associated with stress hormone

Meditation for busy people : My aim for 2013

Hi all,

I have been a bit late in writing my first post this year. Hopefully, this delay will occur seldom or never from now.

For 2013, my aim is to help busy people learn meditation.

I know how difficult it becomes to meditate when you are busy.

I have a first hand experience because I am one of them.

I am one of the busiest people in town. Working full time on an extremely demanding job, living a married life, looking after a child, take care of the needs of the parents and living in an extremely competitive world.

I know how tough it becomes some time.

For me, the sole agenda for 2013 will be to help people like myself.

To help them reorganize their life, to help them be more productive in their day-to-day work schedule.

So that they can become smarter and find time for some meditation.

Because I know it that….

Those who don’t have time for meditation need it the most.

See you soon..

Eklavya

Meditation Quotes Widget is Now Back….just like me

It’s been a very very long time since I write something on this blog. Owing to some personal occupation, I was not getting time to write new posts, which in my opinion, I must write to maintain the interest of regular readers of this blog.

After a long hiatus, I am back.

The first thing to do was to repair the Osho Meditation Quote Widget (a Google Gadget) which was not working properly. Owing to some technical changes by Google, the basic code of this widget became useless. As a result, it went into a perpetual troubleshooting mode.

In order to repair this Widget, I had to rewrite its entire code. Thankfully, two days of intensive R&D helped me repair this widget and make it fully functional again.

You can see in the right sidebar : the beautiful and soul touching quotes of Osho have come back.

All of you, who don’t know about this Widget, are requested to kindly read this earlier posts about this widget :

Start your day with a meditation quote from Osho : New Google Widget launched.

Apart from this, I am also announcing my return to this blog. In the days to come, I shall be writing many helpful posts on meditation.

Regards,

Eklavya

Meditation affects our health at cellular level

In a recent study reserachers at University of California, San Francisco, have found that a regular habit of meditation brings about pyshological changes of permanent nature which inturns are caused by an increase in the  telomerase activity (an enzyme which is responsible for longevity in ur body cells).

For novice among you here is a simple explanation :

Telomeres are sequences of DNA at the end of chromosomes that tend to get shorter every time a cell divides. When telomeres drop below a critical length, the cell can no longer divide properly and eventually dies.

Telomerase is an enzyme that can rebuild and lengthen telomeres.

Though the study does not conclusively suggest that meditation is directly related to increase in Telemerase, it points out towards the fact that meditation improves a person’s sense of well-being which then have a profound effect in his physiology and result in increased Telomerase activity.

This study is the result of UC Davis-based Shamatha Project, one of the first long-term, detailed, matched control-group studies of the effects of intensive meditation training on mind and body.

Read more about this study here:

Positive psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health

Top 10 Reasons from Psychology Why Mindfulness is Cool

Hello,

So mindfulness meditation (which you can call Vispassana-  the technique of Gautama Buddha) is going mainstream – slowly but authoritatively.

Often known as “nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment” in common lingo, mindfulness is becoming the flavor of the season. In fact people have started considered it a practice which is even simpler then meditation.  Something which can be done anytime, anywhere and….by anybody.

A recent article on Psychology Today have explained in detail the top ten reasons of why Mindfulness is cool.  Right from the reasons like it’s free, easy and help us coping with our circumstances, you will find excellent advice through this article.

Read yourself here : Top Ten reasons Why Mindfulness is cool