Meditation

Meditation

Is meditation the perfect antidote to our tech-filled lives?

Nisha Lilia Diu As a major study finds meditation can be as effective as antidepressants in relieving anxiety, Nisha Lilia Diu takes part in a mindfulness class.

Meditation a powerful tool against pain: study

Meditation can deliver powerful pain-relieving effects to the brain with even just 80 minutes' training for a beginner in an exercise called focused attention, a study released Tuesday found.

Stars hum praises of meditation's healing power

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WASHINGTON: If it's good enough for Clint Eastwood, it's probably good enough for the average American soldier.

Healing thoughts

Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds

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Sarah Berry A new study finds meditation is far more effective than morphine for alleviating pain.

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New theory

Will giving up dairy defeat cancer?

Researchers have created a calf whose milk could be drunk by those who are lactose intolerant.

Cherrill Hicks A leading scientist and cancer survivor says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products, writes Cherrill Hicks.

Bottoms up for beer and yoga

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Sarah Berry I do yoga "so I'm not an arsehole", says yoga trainer to the stars Cameron Shayne.

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New year, new you

The inner body workout

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Michaela Fox Almost everyone starts a new year with plans to exercise more - getting fit is a perennial resolution. But it's not just squats and sweat that deliver results.

The way of the wellness warrior

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Sarah Berry Life's wake-up calls rarely come in welcome ways. But when they do come, they can be transformative in wonderful ways.

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Group sport

Whose team are you on?

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Cassy Small Whether you spent your school days collecting trophies or just barely surviving the terror of being picked last, it's likely that somewhere along the line you lost touch with team sports.

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Mindful eating

Hungry? No, I already medit-ate

Mindful eating

Amy Molloy You've heard of the benefits of meditation for stress relief, but could it also get you bikini-ready?

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Straight to the pointe

Barre class

Paula Goodyer Fitness trainer Adele Rancan likes to quip that exercising with a ballet barre is like horizontal pole dancing.

Chew on this

Straight to the pointe

Paula Goodyer A new strength and flexibility workout mixes dance training at a ballet barre with yoga and Pilates

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Great fitness barre none

Fitness trainer Adele Rancan likes to quip that exercising with a ballet barre is like horizontal pole dancing. She's only kidding.

The cold-pressed truth: juice cleanses to combat cocaine

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Sarah Berry We power through our yoga, party at an equally accelerated pace and then furiously go on a fast. We want to have our activated almond nut mylk liquid cake and chew it at least 20 times.

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Weird science

Method to alternative medicine madness

Evidence of cupping therapy on the back of Chinese Olympic swimmer Wang Qun at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Luke Malone Cupping, leeches, urine therapy. Alternative therapies can be strange - but surprisingly effective.

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Yoga trends

Fusing flexibility, fun and fitness

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Sarah Berry What's fun, fast and will make you serene while working on your six-pack?

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All pumped up to give illness the boot

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Janet Hawley People with chronic health problems are discovering that there is a miracle drug that can help them. It's called exercise.

Chaos and control

How stress can feed eating disorders

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Sarah Berry New evidence suggests eating disorders may be sparked by stress.

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Healing art

Tai chi: the power of the slow

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Graham Osborne Tai chi, the slow-motion meditation being practised in a park near you, can reduce stress, anxiety and depression, improve brain function and provide many other health benefits, according to...

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Yoga: the power of the pose

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Charmaine Yabsley It's said that yoga can relieve a range of conditions from depression to low libido.