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Book Alert!

Best selling author of Buddha’s Brain neuropsychologist Rick Hanson has just published a new book, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence. I haven’t finished it yet, but it is really great so far. You, I, … Continue reading

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No App For Happiness

Yoga guru and writer Max Strom has published a new book, No App For Happiness: How to Avoid a Near Life Experience, Skyhorse Publishing, 2013. Based on his TED talk in 2010, this important work offers incisive insights into the … Continue reading

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Relaxation Response and Changes in Gene Expression

The Relaxation Response was described by Harvard University physician Herbert Benson in a 1975 best-selling book of the same name. The Relaxation Response or RR is the physiological opposite of the stress response, and Benson argued is as fundamental to … Continue reading

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Yoga and Gene Expression

I have practiced yoga nearly daily for the past 4 years. I have seen the effect that this has made in my own life both physically and psychologically. Yoga was the cornerstone of my recovery from cervical disc rupture and … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Watch This Video

Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO of Aetna on CNBC “Squawk Box” discusses his experience dealing with injury and the role that mindfulness meditation, yoga, craniosacral therapy, accupuncture and naturopathy have had on his recovery. The initial segment is about the … Continue reading

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Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare

If you haven’t already seen this award winning documentary, you will have your chance this Sunday March 10th, at at 8 pm EDT. CNN has acquired broadcast rights and will air the film along with a 30 minute discussion with … Continue reading

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Life’s Battles

One of the great gifts of mindfulness generated through meditation is increased resiliency. Lets face it: tough times are an integral part of life. We see this all around us. In the news we are dazed and numbed by repeated … Continue reading

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In his 2011 book Quantum Doctor particle physicist Amit Goswami applies quantum theory to the underpinnings of allopathic medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and homeopathy. As an allopathic physician I have struggled to get the morphogenetic representation of my vital … Continue reading

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Yoga in the 21st Century: a book review

After spending months reading drafts of the pieces in this collection, I find myself feeling hopeful about the direction in which yoga is going. What I see in this collection is a fearless exploration of personal experience, an investigation of … Continue reading

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Mindfulness is Good, Right?

The Dalai llama argues that human kind is inherently good and that mindfulness allows our inner goodness, or Buddha nature to shine through. As proof he cites the fact that even the most psychopathic sociopath could not have survived infancy … Continue reading

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