Health and Mindfulness

The Mindfulness and Health Blog is a space to share science, ideas and practical experiences about how the practice of mindfulness relates to health (personal balance). The blog content is meant to be simple so it can be applied in real life – right here, right now. The blog is not intended to create back and forth responses, nor to give specific “right” answers, but rather to create conditions for people to practice and experience hands-on if what we offer works to improve their health.

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Oct 5, 2017

(10) Living With Cravings: How Mindfulness Can Help You Quit Smoking

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
Cigarette smoking is responsible for 1 out of every 5 deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of preventable death and disease.1  Unfortunately, today’s smokers are more highly nicotine-dependent than ever, which makes quitting a constant uphill battle against intense and unrelenting urges to smoke, all the [...]
(10) Living With Cravings: How Mindfulness Can Help You Quit Smoking
Jul 1, 2017

(9) Low Back Pain and the Practice of Mindfulness

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain… and the numbers are only on the rise. Over a 14-year period, the percentage of Americans suffering from chronic, impairing low back pain rose from 3.9% in 1992 to 10.2% in 2006.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently advised that [...]
(9) Low Back Pain and the Practice of Mindfulness
Jun 1, 2017

(8) Chronic Pain: How Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
Chronic pain is a prevalent disease, affecting 1 in 10 U.S. adults, according a 2012 national survey . Commonly these patients are prescribed opioids to dull the physical experience of their pain. This has led to an opioid epidemic - in 2012 alone there were enough opioid prescriptions written for [...]
(8) Chronic Pain: How Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?
May 1, 2017

The Mindful Athlete: beyond training the muscles and technique

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
While it is a given that muscle training and technique are crucial to peak performance, recently more and more attention has been given to the impact mindfulness has on performance. The connection between the essence of mindfulness, the experience of flow, and peak performance lies in maintaining a nonjudgmental present-moment [...]
The Mindful Athlete: beyond training the muscles and technique
Apr 1, 2017

Mindfulness of Emotions Helps Coping with Chronic Conditions

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
Improving quality of life is one of the most important goals in health care, particularly in the treatment of chronic conditions. Emotions can play a critical role in the quality of life of individuals with chronic conditions. For example in individuals diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), one of [...]
Mindfulness of Emotions Helps Coping with Chronic Conditions