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After hurricanes, program aims to help alleviate stress

Nov. 13, 2022 01:21 AM EST

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. “I'd like to invite you to close your eyes," instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room. The only other noises were the hum of the air...

Mindfulness worked as well for anxiety as drug in study

Nov. 09, 2022 13:54 PM EST

Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. The study tested a widely used mindfulness program that includes 2 1/2 hours of classes weekly and 45 minutes of daily practice at home. Participants were randomly...

Anchorage Zen Community seeks awareness sitting in silence

Nov. 07, 2022 12:00 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For more than three decades, members of the Anchorage Zen Community have gathered in unusual venues -- from a busy strip mall to a converted garage -- with the same intention: simply to sit and meditate in silence. Nomadic no more, they have found...