10 Misconceptions About Mindfulness Meditation

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The rising popularity of mindfulness meditation in recent years has sparked a great deal of interest by the general population. As with any innovation, there are bound to be some misconceptions. Though mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice, it is relatively new to Westerners.

Whenever I invite someone to our weekly meditation meeting, I am often met with some skepticism. I often hear things like “meditation is not for me,” or “I’m the type of person who can’t sit still.” While these are valid concerns, they are usually based on secondhand information, which is often inaccurate. And if you’re not meditating, you could be missing out on some of the benefits, such as better health, relationships, and personal fulfillment.

Excerpt from Charles Francis’s article in the Huffington Post– Read more.

Mindfulness study to track effect of meditation on 7,000 teenagers

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Psychologists and neuroscientists from Oxford University and University College London plan unprecedented trial of how mindfulness affects mental health. One teacher involved in the project admitted it could be a challenge to sell mindfulness to young people.

(Excerpt from Robert Booth’s article in The Guardian. Read more here.)