1. Health

Meditation and Mind-Body Techniques

Learn about mind body therapies such as mindfulness meditation, biofeedback, relaxation techniques and more.

Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness is a type of meditation that essentially involves focusing on your mind on the present. Get step by step instructions on how to do it.

Relaxation Response
The relaxation response is a state opposite to the stress response. Find out more about what it is and get simple instructions on how to do it.

Diaphragmatic Breathing
Step by step instructions on diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing.

Mind Over Mood
Here are some simple ways to use mindfulness to make positive changes in your mood and health.

Optimal Meditation Time?
A reader who is beginning meditation asks about the optimal length of a meditation session.

Meditation: How Should I Sit?
Do you have to sit in lotus position to meditate?

Melatonin and Meditation
Preliminary evidence suggests that meditation may boost the body's production of the hormone melatonin, which is essential in setting our internal body clock.

Color a Mandala
Coloring a mandala is a great meditation technique. Learn more about what a mandala is and print a mandala that you can color at home.

Do You Have Positive Energy?
A fun quiz to help you determine whether you have positive energy, by Judith Orloff, MD.

Awaken Intuition and Rejuvenate Yourself
Get step-by-step tips from Judith Orloff, MD, author of the book Positive Energy.

5 Tips to Improve Your Concentration
Sam Horn, author of ConZentrate (St. Martin's Press) gives you five FOCUS tips to help you concentrate better.

What's Your Concentration IQ?
Is your mind your worst enemy or do you have excellent powers of concentration? Find out with this easy 10 question quiz from Sam Horn, author of ConZentrate.

Healing Effects of Color
Colors can have impact on our body's energies. Here is some information about each color and the chakra it can effect.

Homeopathy to Stay Focused and Sharp
Homeopathy can be used for poor concentration, nervousness, eyestrain, muscle stiffness, and stress.

Homeopathy Travel Kit for Emotions and Fears
Homeopathic remedies for travel: fear of crowds, heights, water, travel anxiety and anticipation, homesickness, inadaptability to change.

Mind-Body Research Update
Update on recent mind-body research studies.

How Long Should I Meditate For?
How Long Should I Meditate For?

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.