Category Archives: Meditation and Yoga

“I’m Not A Size Zero. Can I Practice Yoga?”: Anna Guest-Jelley Says “Yes!”

Most women coming out of prison are in the worst physical shape of their lives. For women, there is precious little incentive to work out/exercise in any way shape or form and there are a ton of obsticles. A friend of … Continue reading

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Tomorrow begins our 21st MBSR program.

         

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Stanford studies monks’ meditation, compassion

What are the forces that drives us and how can we control or at a minimum make them work for us. There are some great brain scan photos in the linked article. ‘….The “monk study” at Stanford is part of an … Continue reading

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Chronic pain is determined by emotions, scientists believe

The relationship between chronic pain, emotions and muscular wellbeing will be nothing new to those that have had the Mind Body Stress Reduction program I teach in prison. What these articles to point to is the source or should be … Continue reading

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Can Transcendental Meditation help rehabilitate prison inmates?

You can argue the this and that of meditation but in a world where: ‘…about 3.1% of adults in the U.S. resident population. Statistics indicate that more than 65% of those released from prison are rearrested, reconvicted, and return to … Continue reading

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DEMENTIA CAUSED BY STRESSFUL LIFESTYLE

This is one that caught me by surprise and just had to put it out there. ‘….A study at the University of Kuopio in Finland has found that the long-term effects of stress may be the biggest cause of the … Continue reading

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Meditation technique repairs the brain processes that aspartame destroys

Don’t know there is much more to say but the linked article is good. “…(NaturalNews) Research has shown that with as few as 11 hours of mindful meditation, the white matter of the brain that aspartame destroys, can begin to … Continue reading

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Adults Out of Control: The Spread of Stress Reactivity

Stress is a problem but it is a disaster for kids. ‘What is particularly harmful is stress reactivity. Stress reactivity means that you are threat reactive–that you have a low threshold for threat, and perceived threat triggers a stress response. … Continue reading

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Stress of combat reaches drone crews

A good question falls out from the experience of the Air Force with drone pilots that fly missions in war zones on the other side of the world. “Crews sometimes see ground troops take casualties or come under attack. They … Continue reading

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Results for: Stress Management Health Center (per WebMD)

The below link is to the search engine on Web MD for stress management. This is especially important for those mothers coming out of prison that will almost immediately assume the roles of primary care gives for young kids. There … Continue reading

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