Browsing Archive: June, 2015

First-person experience and yoga research: studying neural correlates of an intentional practice

Posted by Scott White on Saturday, June 6, 2015, In : Mindfulness 



Introduction

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the scientific study of contemplative practices. While seated meditation practices have historically been at the center of inquiry in contemplative sciences, movement-based practices, such as yoga, t'ai chi, qigong, and others, are currently coming to the forefront of this discourse. In her introduction to the present Research Topic, Schmalzl et al. (2014) introduce movement-based contemplative practices (MBCP) and present their essent...


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Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress

Posted by Scott White on Thursday, June 4, 2015, In : Stress 

Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.

You know that exercise does your body good, but you're too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a second — there's good news when it comes to exercise and stress.

Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. If you're not an athlete or even if you're out of shape, you can still make a little ex...


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