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Mind Body Connection

The Benefits Of Yogic Breathing

Kripalu | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

This mind/body connection is central to yoga. Nowhere is this truer than with conscious breathing, which acts as a medicinal tool, increasing well-being and peace of mind.

An Open Letter To My Body

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Body, I'm truly grateful to you. I'm done ignoring, overlooking and pushing your wisdom aside. I'm going to listen to you. In important matters, like career, love, friendships and family, I'll trust your guidance. Please help me sense what matters.

The 4 Differences Between Surviving And Thriving

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

In light of those things we cannot change, it makes sense that we would do everything in our power to choose habits that will serve to strengthen our ability to bounce back in difficult times.

I Owe My Livelihood to My Body. (No, Not in That Way) .

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

As I look back on my career journey so far, I'm grateful for my dear body's wisdom. Maybe you're like me, with a mind that refuses to move you out of life-sapping work.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

Creating Change: Tom Myers on Yoga, Fascia and Mind-Body Transformation

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Modern science is just catching up to the ancient wisdom of the mind-body connection and the effect that mental patterns (e.g., stress) can have on th...

You're 2 Minutes Away From A Better Mood

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Next time you are feeling overwhelmed by whatever is arising for you emotionally, try standing up straight, smiling, or putting a hand on your heart. For a super boost, try all three.

Did Trauma Cause My Diabetes?

Dan Fleshler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Fleshler

By now, I understand that the trauma of mourning contributed to a process that was probably primed to happen anyway. Maybe my pancreas was already getting ravaged before my grandfather died and before any symptoms appeared.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 9

Carol Simone | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Today marks the 65th year I've been breathing on the planet. And, let me tell you, it's been quite a journey... one not for the faint-hearted, but one filled with grit and grace, overwhelming beauty, dizzying despair, incredible inspiration and as much drama and comedy as my ego could possibly drum up.

Connecting: As Easy As Turning Off Your Phone

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

How often do you check your email while ignoring the person next to you? How many of your dinners are spent watching TV, rather than conversing with your companion? How often are you on the phone multitasking when you realize you have no idea what the person is even talking about?

The Golden Age of Sports, Where Everyone's a Winner

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

Perhaps it was sheer coincidence it all began on Labor Day -- the first Monday in September -- where strength, achievement and hard-work are celebrated. Whether it was or not, what better way to kick off a week where attributes like these were on full display.

4 Easy Ways To Cultivate Inner Peace

HeartMath LLC | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

The most common obstacle that stands between more inner peace and us is stress. Our mental, emotional, and physical stressors push us further away from experiencing peace or achieving coherence.

What's Happening to Us?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances...

Waiting for Western Science to Catch up With Mind-body Medicine? Don't Hold Your Breath

James E. Porter | Posted 07.04.2013 | TED Weekends
James E. Porter

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below. The reason the autonomic nervous system...

A Playlist For... A Migraine?

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

What if you get headaches? The right piece of music can make you feel euphoric in just moments. Much of this effect is due to an increase of various neurotransmitters such as dopamine.

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Katie Couric, Mindfulness Experts Discuss The Mind/Body Connection

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- For today's high-powered, high-stressed professionals, short moments of "purposeful pause" can lead to a more balanced, healthier life, a ...

Breathing Right Down to Our Bones

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

My colleagues Dr. Alexes Hazen, Tamar Amitay, MSPT, and I recently found ourselves emerged in a discussion about bones. Our bones are fascinating o...

Change Your Genes With... Meditation?

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

It really does sound like an infomercial, doesn't it? Emerging research suggests a relationship between the practice of meditation and genetic changes. Let's consider the evidence.

How to Find Sanctuary Within Yourself: 20 Minutes Will Do

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

A few years ago, there was a period in my life when I was flying to South Carolina every month to help my mom care for my grandmother and my father. ...

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 9): Conclusion

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.04.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Before Immanuel Kant earned renown as a titan of philosophy, he was an amateur astronomer, and a damn good one.

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension? Part III

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

There is very much a place for the mind/body connection in understanding and treating hypertension. But it is not the cause of hypertension in the 85 percent of patients with ordinary hypertension; and the anger, anxiety and stress we experience are not at the heart of it.

Breathing Away Stress: Learn How To Exhale

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

Working with your breath this way can help you free your body of tension. Many of us are unaware of the tensions that are with us 24/7. Our breathing is designed to help us release any tensions that have become so much a part of us that we no longer sense their presence.

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension? Part II

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

My observations and studies indicate that the mind/body link in hypertension is nearly the opposite of what most suspect. Yes, our anger and anxiety and stress can raise our blood pressure in the moment, but this does not lead to development of persisting hypertension.

Feeling Anxious? Think Again.

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

While the negative emotions are a hallmark of clinical anxiety disorder, there is conflicting evidence about the physiological symptoms. Do sufferers really have maladaptive bodily responses to social stress, or do they just perceive it that way?

7 Ways to Love Your Body (and Yourself) This Valentine's Day

Jill S. Brown | Posted 04.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

No matter how long you've been in a relationship with someone else, the longest relationship you'll have in this life is the one you have with yourself.