Category Archives: neuroscience

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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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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So What?

What does this experience mean? I it more than an anecdote burnished and embellished by time? Is this anything more than a psychological trick, a stunt, a novelty? Does this have any relevance to our day-to-day lives? I think it … Continue reading

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Zen and Neuroscience

I am currently reading Selfless Insight: Zen and the Meditative Transformations of Consciousness by fellow neurologist James Austin, M.D. In this remarkable work, Dr. Austin sifts through the burgeoning neuroscience of mindfulness and cuts through opaque layers of contemplative traditions … Continue reading

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Transcendental Influences

If there are indeed transcendental influences, the eternal space of possibility at the leading edge of now would be an opportune window for Grace. Rick Hanson Eddies in the Stream

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Tears of Joy

One thing that many people experience in yoga or meditation is tears. I attended a Max Strom workshop once in which Max related this to unearthing hidden emotional trauma. I think that this can be true and that there can … Continue reading

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A Mindful Nation: Book Review

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) not to be confused with Paul Ryan (R-WI) has just published a book entitled A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance and Recapture the American Spirit Hay House 2012. … Continue reading

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Mind and Brain

The effects of meditation on brain function are an active area of neuroscience research. Eileen Luders, a neurologist at UCLA has recently published the results of a study in which morphological changes in a portion of the frontal lobe called … Continue reading

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