Tune in to this weekly podcast with Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D. to learn everything you need to know about meditation, whether you are looking to start your own personal meditation practice, have been meditating a long time, or are simply exploring the topic.
The Why and the How of Meditation
Episodes alternate in topic to cover three different areas of interest including: 1.)The latest medical research on the benefits of meditation; 2.)Tips on how to begin or deepen your own meditation practice; and3.)Guided Meditations to listen to while you meditate.
Studies Show That…
Dr. Puff shares findings from the latest medical research on meditation, showing the multitude of health and wellness benefits which are the reason so many health professionals recommend meditation. Among these benefits are potential improvements to: coronary health, sleeping habits, stress management, depression, anxiety disorders, and anger management, to name a … Read More »
This is a guided meditation led by Dr. Robert Puff on how to be more patient with ourselves and others.
In this Meditation for Health Podcast, Dr. Robert Puff discusses how to be more patient with ourselves and others and how to be helpful with others in need. Part 2 with follow with a guided meditation on being more patient.
If we are struggling with overcoming any addiction, this guided meditation can help. Listen to the guided meditation as we heal and become whole again. We can overcome anything.
In this podcast, Dr. Puff explores the nature of addictions, both to prescriptions and illegal drugs, and how to break free of the addiction.
#104 Meditation – Feeling Lonely, Try Meditation
#103 (b) Meditation – Guided Meditation No Music
#103 (a) Meditation – Silencing the Commentary with Meditation
I started my meditative practice during my late teens when I was introduced to the work of Harvard professor, Herbert Benson. His book, The Relaxation Response, was a basic guide, and it was one that sparked an interest that would continue for the next three decades.
My attraction to Dr. Benson’s approach was that it was rooted in science. He demonstrated the health benefits of regular practice, which resonated with my reasonable side. Although meditation wasn’t easy to do at first, and I wasn’t always consistent in my practice, I accepted it as a healthy way to decrease stress.
My Meditation Tipping Point
Throughout the years that I spent earning advanced degrees, I studied various forms of meditation, and as its benefits became clearer, my practice deepened. My meditative tipping point, so to speak, happened when someone whom I respected immensely, shared her … Read More »
When you read the word “meditation,” what images pop up in your mind? For many of us, we think of someone sitting in the lotus position (legs crossed), eyes closed, and hands in a mudra (symbolic hand gesture). But there’s another form that is equally as relaxing. It’s walking meditation, and you can do it practically anytime and anywhere.
Walking meditation is a simple way to implement mindfulness practice into your active life. If you’re a regular meditator, it also adds variety to your daily routine, and it’s particularly useful when your body just doesn’t feel like sitting still. Over time, you’ll experience similar decreases in stress and increases in relaxation as you would during your sitting meditation.
Peace of Mind One Step at a Time
An essential component of all meditation methods is creating a rhythm. Whether it’s breath meditation, mantra meditation … Read More »
Mindfulness, or awareness of the present moment, means ensuring that you are aware of the here and now. Part of the Buddhist and Indian Yoga traditions, mindfulness has become more and more popular in the West. Mindfulness can be achieved through practicing meditation, and indeed, many people practice mindfulness during meditation sessions or other mental exercises. According to a recent study, mindfulness can combat everyday stress by helping to clear the mind and body.
Reap the Many Benefits of Mindfulness
In the latest issue of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, Britta Hölzel of Justus Liebig University and Harvard Medical School describes the many positive aspects of mindfulness, which she discovered through extensive research. Some of these benefits include attention regulation, body awareness, emotion regulation, and increased sense of self. Mindfulness can be very useful for achieving attention regulation, since focusing on … Read More »