Psychologist uses yoga to combat obesity and PTSD A quick perusal of the Internet under scientific studies on yoga includes articles from such notable institutions as the Mayo Clinic and Harvard University.
A peek at Mindful's October feature about a groundbreaking mindfulness program being taught to Oregon police officers. (Have a sneak peek at our Oct. issue: read about a groundbreaking mindfulness program for police officers in Oregon.
Jem Muldoon's insight:
Talk about forward thinking! Oregon police officers being taught mindfulness.
The Drucker School of Management and Wharton Business School both offer courses in mindfulness meditation. Virginia Tech is sponsoring "contemplative practices for a technological society," a conference for engineers who integrate contemplative disciplines into their work. Google offers courses in meditation and yoga
Aetna, Merck, General Mills--the list goes on--all are exploring how meditation can help their leaders and employees agilely thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. And the benefits are widely publicized: sustained attention span, improved multi-tasking abilities, strengthened immune system, increased emotional intelligence, improved listening skills...And there is science behind such claims.
Dr Chopra on meditation; “What you have to understand, very simply is that everything that happens in your brain corilates with what happens in your body, so your perceptions, your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions, ...
Mindfulness training is about your life. It isn't about the time you meditate on a cushion or chair. It is about learning to be awake for each moment of your life. So bringing your training into the moments in the day is a necessary requirement.
Teachers who practice 'mindfulness' are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman...
Jem Muldoon's insight:
Mindfulness prevents teacher burnout and reduces stress.
As Harris Dienststfrey wrote in his essay in Consciousness & Healing, “I hope this is clear. There is as yet no bottom to the well of the mind’s capacity to do in the body (some bodies) what any newly invented drug can do. The problem the drug is treating does not matter. The mind is expansive enough to treat the problem. Put it this way: The mind so far can do (for some people) what all the pharmaceutical labs of the world together haven’t been able to do.”
A French genetic scientist may seem like an unusual person to hold the title - but Matthieu Ricard is the world's happiest man, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin. And he says you can get the feeling too, with meditation.
By Stephen Cope, MSW: In this piece, Stephen Cope, director of Kripalu's Institute for Extraordinary Living, investigates how and why practices like yoga and meditation create a sense of well-being and ease.
5 Tips for Freedom: What Dolly Parton and Pema Chodron Have in Common Huffington Post (blog) I'm doing a mindful-awareness yoga session in the living room while taking notes for work and sending emails, with breakfast simmering on the stove that...