The topic of meditation is trending now, especially mindfulness meditation. There are mentions of it everywhere in the media including a recent CBS Sunday Morning show (January 3, 2016). People as diverse as high-powered Wall Street executives, veterans who suffer from PTSD, and kids on the autism spectrum are extoling the benefits they’ve received from the practice.
A groundbreaking March 2005 article in National Geographic reported new findings about the mind/brain link. You may remember the striking photograph on the cover of that issue that showed a monk connected to a network of wires and sensors. The photo made reference to new (then) findings about the brain and meditation. Subsequent research has shown how meditation reduces stress. It may have other positive effects on the brain and the body as well.
If you want to read more about this topic, the library has adult, and kids’ books, databases and magazines that can help you learn about the many different kinds of meditation. And we have books and DVDs that can teach you how to meditate.
Here's to a calm, focused and mindful 2016!