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Yoga May Be Good for the Brain - The New York Times
A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems.
yoga  meditation  health  aging  research  science  medicine  brain 
june 2016 by esm
Drugs and the Meaning of Life : Sam Harris
If LSD is like being strapped to a rocket, learning to meditate is like gently raising a sail. Yes, it is possible, even with guidance, to wind up someplace terrifying, and some people probably shouldn’t spend long periods in intensive practice. But the general effect of meditation training is of settling ever more fully into one’s own skin and suffering less there.
drugs  psychology  psilocybin  meditation  mindfulness  lsd  skepticism 
august 2015 by esm

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