Some people can’t visualise an image in their mind… and here’s why.
Tick. A swooping, satisfying, drag-your-pen-all-over-the-page tick. I smile as I look down at the neat little habit-tracker I’ve created for myself, smug in my two consecutive days of waking up at 6:30am to meditate. The […]
Meditation may sound like an ancient and exotic practice, often associated with images of Eastern wisdom and detachment from reality, but my experience has taught me that it can be a loyal companion in a hectic and often stressful life.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]