Research suggests that alternative treatments for migraine, including physical therapy, massage and vitamin supplements, can make a difference.
Mindfulness can have benefits, but it shouldn’t replace first-line treatment, and it shouldn’t claim to be able to.
A scholar of digital religion and Buddhism argues that not all Western Buddhism practice is inauthentic. Here’s a way to know what’s real.
Research highlights the importance of daily meditation, exercise and sleep for improving executive functioning, a component of attention that helps people focus.
‘Stresslaxation’ may be a new term, but many people can relate to feeling stressed and anxious when trying to unwind.
From visiting the ghats in Varanasi to walking the Camino de Santiago, travelling can be a deeply spiritual experience.
People don’t just go on retreat to discover themselves. They also go hoping to find magical connections with others.
The late Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh popularized the contemplative practice around the world.
A scholar studying the relationship of Buddhism and medicine explains how the popular media has misrepresented mindfulness.
Don’t expect meditation to provide Christmas miracles. But if you start learning how to meditate now, your holidays may be a bit less stressful and perhaps a little more meaningful.
A scholar of Christian spirituality argues that prayers are meant to bring together a faith community – something apps aren’t likely to achieve.
The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
Mouse brains produce random, strong bursts of dopamine and are able to control them. This may challenge many long-held ideas about learning and motivation.
A brief daily practice of mindfulness meditation not only contributes to a better mood, but it also helps protect against the negative mental health impact of news about COVID-19.
It’s easy to assume that the practice has few, if any, downsides. But a new study explored some of its social repercussions.
Sleeping through a live performance would usually indicate it wasn’t engaging. But as a film about Max Richter’s Sleep concerts explains, this is exactly the response the composer was hoping for.
The writer and zen priest Reverend angel Kyodo williams speaks about the pain of racism, how she uses meditation to combat it — and become a stronger anti-racist activist in America today.
Mindfulness practices may help one examine long-held cultural assumptions, allowing one to better respond to current critical issues such as climate change and systemic racism.
For many of us, the popular film, ‘Groundhog Day’ may bring up fond memories of a classic comedy. But a scholar argues there’s more to the film – it’s a lesson in mindfulness.
In China, many Buddhists hope for birth in a buddha-land so they can complete their path under a buddha’s direct supervision.