Tag : meditation

Meditation: It’s Not What You Think

1 year ago / 0 comments

Stress, depression and anxiety: words that were fairly uncommon a few decades ago have now become a topic of daily household conversation. Burdens caused by education or work and interpersonal relationship issues have prevailed in our society for as long as one can remember. So, why then, has mental illness … Read More

Serotonin, tea, and yoga… Getting enough Zzzzzzzz’s

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s something we all do, even if we tell everyone otherwise. We’re all guilty of doing it when we really aren’t supposed to be and we use it for all sorts of things: as a way of procrastination, a way to curb that boredom, a way to really get away … Read More

Society Spotlight: Buddhist Meditation Society

3 years ago / 0 comments

Breathe in…breathe out…breathe in…breathe out…. Yes, it’s that time of the semester again. Come May, we students find ourselves plunged into a season of countless all-nighters and cramming sessions. Even if you’re one of the good ones, who either: (A) pretends no work or revision has been done, when in … Read More

In the Spotlight: Yoga Society

3 years ago / 0 comments

This week, The Gryphon interviews Stephanie, a committee member on LUU’s Yoga Society. Yoga is not just physical exercise but a form of spiritual and mental meditation originating in India. The LUU Yoga Society is four years old and holds classes every day of the week, each class featuring a … Read More

Meditation: A Potential Therapy for Cancer?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Meditation may be more than just a way to relax – scientists have found evidence that meditation can affect us on a cellular level. In a study led by Dr. Linda E. Carlson involving 88 emotionally distressed breast cancer survivors, it was found that mindful meditation, a type of meditation … Read More

Science | Meditation

5 years ago / 0 comments

Harvard Medical School is currently funding a five year study to investigate the impact of meditation on genes and brain activity in the chronically stressed. The prestige of this study may mean more medical practitioners recommend mediation in the midst of treating a myriad of modern ailments. Western culture’s understanding of mediation is, … Read More

Yoga: the ultimate antidote?

6 years ago / 0 comments

Hannah Shearer takes two weeks livin’ la vida yoga to try and navigate her way to her ‘yoga centre’. Along the tantalising pathway of de-stressing, flexibility and general enlightenment, she discovers whether a yoga is the yoghurt to soothe a sore throat, the hot water bottle to an ache, or the … Read More