Category Archives: Meditation and Yoga

The Brain Drain of Inactivity

Truely, I don’t there is anything new here but I am surprised that it took so long for science to figure out how measure or what measurements to use. ‘…This is the first study linking children’s fitness to both improved … Continue reading

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Study: Stress Causes Brain To Shrink

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A new study has found that living a stressful life may lead to shrinking in important parts of the brain. Researchers at Yale University saw reductions in the amount of gray matter in parts … Continue reading

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How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

Yoga is a very powerful practice that can work wonders on a host of restorative aspects for the human body. However, it is not a silver bullet and the practice of yoga is the practice of yoga. This is an … Continue reading

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Meditation Influences Emotional Processing Even When You’re Not Meditating: Study

This is not some touchy feely study conducted in questionable settings with subjective findings. “This is the first time that meditation training has been shown to affect emotional processing in the brain outside of a meditative state,” study researcher Gaëlle … Continue reading

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The Emerging Mind: How relationships and the embodied brain shape who we are

Renowned academic, author, and director of the Mindsight Institute Dan Siegel, visits the RSA to reveal an extremely rare thing — a working definition of the mind. It is great.

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Yoga and meditation at York Correctional Institution

This is an interview with Elizabeth Johnstone, who in 2007 started teaching yoga and meditation at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Conn., a high-security women’s prison. After attending a “Personal Revolution” bootcamp with Baron Baptiste, she began teaching weekly yoga … Continue reading

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Food and Food and Junk Food

 Over the years we have been learning a lot about the interaction of food and health. Many of those that have been in prison for any length of time will find that they have been caught up in a void … Continue reading

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Obesity Surpasses Smoking in Terms of Ill Health Effects

The linked article is about public fat and it’s impact on health and the national health care network of Canada. Canada can make such broad connections because there is a national health care network and the data available for analysis … Continue reading

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Power of Peace in Prison: Meditation Works

How is it come to this, over half the world’s prisoners being locked up in US prisons? Power of Peace in Prison: Meditation Works To learn more about The Path to Freedom, the Prison Mindfulness Institute, the Prison Dharma Network … Continue reading

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Beyond the Blink

The below quote should be enought to get you to read the article and then hopefully the book that will expand on the subject of reacting vs responding. For those that have taken my classes in prison it will only … Continue reading

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