meditation

Humans have a natural ability to live in the present. As children, we are curious and notice even small details (like the color of a bug or a pattern in the clouds). With aging, people tend to focus less on the present moment. Instead, they process things that happened in the past or anticipate [...]

By uclahealth • July 11, 2019
Everybody has an occasional sleepless night, but sleep disturbances among older adults are especially common, as part of the aging process. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of people age 55 or older suffer from a sleep problem, including not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep, compared with [...]
By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018
Dear Doctors: I’ve been hearing on the news that researchers have discovered that when stress causes a heart attack, it all begins in the brain. How does this work? And is it even possible to control the way our brain responds? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 24, 2018
For more than 30 years, UCLA Health has been pairing traditional medical treatments with integrative [...]
By uclahealth • May 7, 2018
How often in your week do you find yourself unaware of what you did just moments before? Do you sometimes forget stretches of driving only to find yourself at your destination without remembering the specifics of how you got there? The human mind excels at automating functions so [...]
By uclahealth • January 12, 2018
Mindful meditation is a time of quiet contemplation that offers children and adolescents an opportunity to decompress and reflect on their physical, mental and emotional experiences. By refocusing the brain on the present, mindful meditation can help children improve their attention, regulate their emotions and build resiliency. “Mindful [...]
By uclahealth • September 27, 2017

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By uclahealth • February 15, 2017
While boxes of decadent chocolates treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your heart may be pining for something else. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is a great time to look at the state [...]
By Roxanne Moster • February 14, 2017
Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a [...]
By Roxanne Moster • December 20, 2016
After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the [...]
By uclahealth • September 13, 2016