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Wheelchair Yoga Speeds Healing In Patients With Debilitating Medical Conditions

While making dinner for his daughters one night, James Abram, 59, collapsed on his kitchen floor. He was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center where doctors determined he had suffered a stroke. He later suffered a second stroke and underwent emergency surgery to reduce life-threatening swelling in his brain. Included in this report is a […]

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Mind Body Practices Affect Health At The Cellular Level Via Gene Expression

“Mind body” practices affect gene expression – these are the findings of Herbert Benson M.D. and William Proctor J.D., reported in their recent book: Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing. Included in this article is a link to an NPR radio broadcast that discusses Dr. Bensen’s […]

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Yoga Improves Sleep And Quality Of Life For Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors who perform gentle yoga report they sleep better, feel less fatigued and enjoy better quality of life, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center, which is presenting the largest study of this kind at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in June. This report also includes a video interview with […]

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Exercise Associated With Preventing And Improving Mild Cognitive Impairment In Midlife Or Later

Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, whereas a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program may improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition, according to two reports in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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A Brief History of Transcendental Meditation (Wild Divine)

The good folks over at Wild Divine recently posted “A Brief History of Transcendental Meditation” and gave us permission to republish the article. I thought our valued readers might appreciate additional coverage of meditative techniques given the popularity of the recent Integrative Body-Mind Training, Nature Exposure, and Mindfulness: A Review of Attention State Training Techniques […]

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