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from Med Hypotheses. 2006;67(3):566-71. Jerath R, Edry JW, Barnes VA, Jerath V. Augusta Women’s Center, 2100 Central Avenue, Suite 6 & 7, Augusta, GA 30904, USA. RJ605R@aol.com Pranayamic breathing, defined as a manipulation of breath movement, has been shown to contribute to a physiologic response characterized by the presence of decreased oxygen consumption, decreased heart […]

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from  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Jan 25;7:2 Davis JM, Fleming MF, Bonus KA, Baker TB. Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53711-2027, USA. jd4@medicine.wisc.edu BACKGROUND: Mindfulness means paying attention in the present moment, non-judgmentally, without commentary or decision-making. We report results of a […]

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from  Disabil Rehabil. 2003 Jul 8;25(13):722-31 Bédard M, Felteau M, Mazmanian D, Fedyk K, Klein R, Richardson J, Parkinson W, Minthorn-Biggs MB. Department of Psychology, Lakehead University, Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada. michel.bedard@lakeheadu.ca PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To examine the potential efficacy of a mindfulness-based stress reduction approach to improve […]

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from Neuroreport. 2005 Nov 28;16(17):1893-7 Lazar SW, Kerr CE, Wasserman RH, Gray JR, Greve DN, Treadway MT, McGarvey M, Quinn BT, Dusek JA, Benson H, Rauch SL, Moore CI, Fischl B. Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. lazar@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu Previous research indicates that long-term meditation practice is associated with altered resting electroencephalogram […]

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from Harv Bus Rev. 2005 Nov;83(11):53-8, 165 Benson H. Stress is an essential response in highly competitive environments. Before a race, before an exam, before an important meeting, your heart rate and blood pressure rise, your focus tightens, you become more alert and more efficient. But beyond a certain level, stress overloads your system, compromising […]

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from  Am J Psychother. 2000 Fall;54(4):531-48 Thomson RF. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA. Zen meditation, or zazen, has attracted the interest of many psychotherapists. The teachings and practices of the Soto Zen tradition are understood as encouraging important areas of both psychological and spiritual development. Zen, like […]

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from  Biomed Res. 2008 Oct;29(5):245-50 Wu SD, Lo PC. Department of Electrical and Control Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China. Phenomenon of the heart rate variability (HRV) during various meditation techniques has been reported. However, most of these techniques emphasized the skill of slow breathing (<0.15 Hz). This paper reports our study […]

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from Int J Cardiol. 2009 Jul 23 Peressutti C, Martín-González JM, M García-Manso J, Mesa D. Departamento de Educación Física, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Canary Islands, Spain. The dynamic interactions among physiological rhythms imbedded in the heart rate signal can give […]

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May 16, 2010 — May 23, 2010 at the Upaya Institute, NM This revolutionary and practical training program for health care professionals gives essential tools for work with dying people and their families.  Designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, and clergy, the training covers core issues related to dying, death, and grieving; ethical issues in end-of-life care […]

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Jan 21, 2010 — Jan 24, 2010, Upaya Institute, NM Description: Buddhist practice involves the cultivation of the realization of selflessness and interdependence and, as well, powerful insights into how we create the illusion of a separate and unchanging self. In recent years, philosophy, cognitive science, and neuroscience have contributed new and important perspectives on these core teachings of […]

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