The concept of mindfulness differs depending on who you speak to.
There is no clear-cut definition of what mindfulness actually is. This has potentially serious implications.
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Research shows this psychological technique can help people become more aware and support global change.
Wednesday, June 21, is International Yoga Day. A scholar explains how yoga is being Christianized in different parts of the world. So, what then is real yoga?
From the shores of India to a gym on the high-street — the evolution of modern yoga.
The Multi-faith Chapel at Hebrew Senior Life / Newbridge On The Charles, Dedham, Massachusetts.
Even as congregations decline, chapels, meditation and prayer rooms are evolving as spaces of multi-faith worship and quiet reflection.
Why extreme sports can change your life for the better.
Time is fixed, but people experience hours, months and days in very different ways. One researcher has spent decades exploring this universal phenomenon.
Bathing in the Dead Sea has long been used to treat psoriasis.
Seawater has been used to treat skin problems, sinuses and mental health issues for centuries. And the evidence largely stacks up.
Mindfulness offered no benefit for reducing anxiety or distress in men with advanced prostate cancer.
Hold up: mindfulness training as a complementary therapy in cancer treatment might not work for everyone.
A poster of Hindus for Trump, which shows Donald Trump in a ‘yogi’ pose.
HIndus for Trump
A recent poster displayed Donald Trump with the Indian spiritual symbol of 'om.' Here is the problem:
Antony Osler - from ‘Mzansi Zen’.
A new book on Buddhism in South Africa is more than a beautiful coffee table book. If Zen ever finds a foothold in Africa, the truths the book reveals could be seen as monumental.
We all need to seek some mindfulness.
Apple's smartwatch promises to optimise our productivity and competitiveness. But can the new Breathe app for the watch help us to relax and make us mindful?
Mindfulness could help you to make hard choices.
Here's how meditation can help make some of those big life decisions a little more easy to handle.
Talking therapy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder is one suggestion. A new study finds that surfing may be beneficial too.
Stressed? It’s all in the mind.
With exam season in full swing, how you cope with stress might be the difference between brilliance and burnout.
Mindfulness is an ideal tool to induce compliance.
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Corporate culture has stripped the ancient practice of mindfulness of its spirituality and re-branded it as a modern solution to over-work.
Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling yoga memoir.
Yoga fiction is a burgeoning genre of books that tell tales of spiritual enlightenment through an ancient Indian practice. But what happens when such practices are severed from their cultural roots?
New research in the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience shows teaching meditation in schools is having positive effects on students' well-being, social skills and academic skills.
Older adults have less deep sleep than younger people and it’s more easily interrupted.
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By learning to become more aware of present-moment experiences, we learn not to react to thoughts and worries that can interfere with sleep.
Put down the laptop and feel the cheer.
In the run-up to Christmas we find our to-do lists bloated with added chores: present shopping, card writing, preparing to travel or receive guests. We are bombarded with adverts telling us what to buy…