Jaunuary 8, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
There is solid evidence that mindfulness therapy, which combines elements of Buddhism and yoga, can relieve anxiety and improve mood"Mindfulness therapy encourages patients to focus on their breathing and their body, to notice but not judge their thoughts and to generally live in the moment. It may sound a bit squishy and New Agey to some, but Hofmann and other experts say mindfulness has something that discredited theories of the past never had: solid evidence that it can help."
"The treatment seemed to help ease the mental stress of people recovering from cancer and other serious illnesses, but it had the strongest benefits for people diagnosed with mood disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder and recurring depression."
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One of many articles exemplifying the numerous applications and proven benefits of mindfulness meditation. While it's probably more informative to read about this research in scientific journals, it's nice to see this information becoming available through mainstream media.