(RNS) — Rachael Reynolds is a busy wife and mom of three who, like many, suddenly has been tasked with home-schooling her children and managing the anxiety of a pandemic.
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Sitting cross-legged in her living room, Donna Borak rested her palm on her heart as she guided a small group of virtual participants in meditation and deep breathing....
NEW YORK (AP) — Meditation and immersion in soothing sounds meet church liturgy at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. The combination takes on stress – and self-examination. Welcome to sound...
BAGSHOT, England (AP) — England rugby coach Eddie Jones apologized on Thursday for appearing to make a joke that half-Asian people “all look the same.”
NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Max Fried throws a firm fastball and features a sharp curve, keys to a breakout season last year with the Atlanta Braves.
If the holidays leave you more stressed than centered, some experts say daily meditation sessions can help. The only question: Who has time to meditate when it takes 20 minutes just to find...
A imperiled bird has slowed Kanye West's plans to construct a building on his ranch in Wyoming.
West seeks to build a large “meditation structure” on his ranch in the Cody area about 50...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yoga. Meditation. English.
These are some of the skills Rosa Gutiérrez López has learned since Dec. 10, 2018, when she became the first unauthorized immigrant to get...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Some schools in Delaware have incorporated breath work, mindfulness and meditation practices into their everyday offerings.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Good news for fans of ancient meditation practices and small bovids: Goat yoga is returning to the Iowa State Fair.
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado meditation center run by a Buddhist organization has apologized for a failure to address sexual misconduct and other abuse.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson craved a little calm.
The Golden State guard needed something more to balance out his basketball routine, so he added meditation to help him get centered...
NEW YORK (AP) — Feeling "lost" after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, Sara Bareilles found herself in a meditation class to help deal with the new American reality.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado have arrested a teacher from a Buddhist meditation center for the sexual assault of a teenage girl.
The Boulder Police Department said Friday that 71-year-old William Llyod Karelis had been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust.
It is not clear if Karelis has an attorney to comment on the arrest.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Meditation is challenging for Brandon Navin. It feels like it goes against the whole way he's been taught to function in society, he said.
"I feel as though I feel I have to be constantly stimulated," he told the Battle Creek Enquirer . "I feel as though I'm constantly dragged against my will, my thoughts and feelings."
The idea of family as a simple, straightforward concept is challenged by the provocative but oddly touching "Shoplifters," the Palme d'Or winning film from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Kore-eda puts his lens on a poor, multi-generational family, living on the seeming brink of homelessness in a tiny apartment somewhere in Tokyo. They sleep two and three to a mat and they're about to add yet another mouth to feed to their cramped settings.
Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense.
One method preferred by the Department of Veterans Affairs is exposure therapy, but it doesn't work for everyone and many can't handle what it requires: purposely recalling traumatic events and confronting emotions.
Meditation could be a better choice for some, the researchers said.
NEW YORK (AP) — If you can do a downward-facing dog, you're among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga.
A new report says more adults — and even kids — are practicing yoga and meditation.
A government survey conducted last year found 14 percent of adults said they had recently done yoga, and the same percentage had recently meditated. That's up from about 10 percent and 4 percent from a similar survey done five years earlier.
A little mindfulness is part of the collection at many American art museums, which are offering yoga, meditation and other wellness programming as part of the art-viewing experience.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple with business connections to The Trump Organization says yoga could relieve stress in prisons.
Dinesh and Parveen Chawla propose teaching yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to Mississippi inmates. They say the classes could help inmates control anger, and that could help keep people from later returning to prison.
PATNA, India (AP) — Police have arrested a monk suspected of sexually abusing children at a Buddhist shelter and meditation center in eastern India, an official said Thursday.
Police officer Ram Kumar Chaudhary said the 55-year-old monk, a Bangladeshi national, was arrested on Wednesday in Bodh Gaya, a prominent Buddhist pilgrimage site in Bihar state.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland State University professor has won a $3.3 million federal grant to measure whether a mindfulness program backed by actress Goldie Hawn works to get preschoolers ready for kindergarten.
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — At a gilded temple in Thailand's mountainous north, Ekapol Chanthawong honed a skill that will serve him well as he sits trapped underground in a dark cave: meditation.
Before the 25-year-old was a coach to the young boys on the Wild Boars soccer team — 12 of whom are trapped alongside him — he spent a decade as a saffron-robed Buddhist monk. He still stays at the temple from time to time and will meditate with the monks there each day.
Martha Hunt’s runway show rituals include pizza, meditation
PLUMSTEAD, Pa. (AP) — From an area that looks more like a yoga and recreation room than a traditional classroom, a new kind of learning was unfolding at Groveland Elementary School in Plumstead.
Fourth-grader Jordan Pieczynski jogged in place beneath a ceiling covered in clouds. A few minutes later, first-grader Adrian Yaeger closed his eyes and smiled as he pictured himself having fun at recess. Second-grader Dustin Balascia bounced on a trampoline.
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Vasudha Narayanan, University of Florida
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Manchester veterans' hospital will use a federal grant to give veterans access to yoga, meditation and other complementary health practices.
The program, called "Healing Into Wholeness" will start next spring. Participants will work with "Whole Health" coaches and peer support groups to create personal health inventories. Yoga, massage, biofeedback and other practices will be offered at the medical center or in other communities.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — On a rural property west of Redmond, Buddhist monks walk along dirt paths, tend to gardens and meditate under maple trees or inside a house next to a gold statue of Buddha.
The International Insight Meditation Center of Oregon is a quiet, peaceful retreat center located on 12.5 acres off state Highway 126. The center is open for daytime use and hosted its first formal retreat Oct. 13 and 14.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University neuroscientist says the movement to pursue mindfulness through meditation and other practices has grown more popular over the past two decades, but more precise definitions and research are needed concerning potential benefits.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who owns a meditation retreat in Taos says 24 of her pet birds had been killed and stacked on each other.
The woman nicknamed "Kitty" told Albuquerque TV station KOB that she raised the ducks, geese and chickens from an early age.