I am grateful to be part of this ever-unfolding ancient healing path, and pleased to see these tools being incorporated into contemporary medical thought. Like two wings of a bird, these old and new approaches balance and support us in achieving the health and well-being we seek.
As meditation research has become more prevalent, science has become interested in the effects of loving-kindness practice on the mind and the body. As it turns out, LKM offers unique benefits that are subtly different from other kinds of meditation.
So far, the work of NCCAM hasn't attracted much media attention. But expect all that to change as more and more studies come online, and the research begins to challenge -- as well as support -- other long-standing yoga health claims.
If yoga can help teach the life skills of resiliency and emotional regulation to our soldiers, as well as our children, who's to say it won't benefit the rest of us? After all, isn't life sometimes a playground, and other times, a battlefield?
Those who improved in my clinical trial of the new, conservative treatment had results equal to or exceeding outcomes for participants in published international surgical, arthroscopic and conservative treatment studies.