By Sat Bir Singh Khalsa PhD, Jodie Gould
Does yoga particularly lessen pressure? do we think happier after meditating simply 10 mins an afternoon? How approximately smarter? Your mind on Yoga offers the newest, state of the art reviews that express the actual and mental merits of yoga and meditation. writer Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D, assistant professor of drugs at Harvard clinical college and authorized Kundalini Yoga teacher, has performed medical study on of yoga and meditation for greater than a decade. He deals compelling clinical facts approximately how yoga and meditation can switch our brains, and our lives, by:
• lowering pressure that makes us appear and feel older than our years.
• Making the components of the mind accountable for reminiscence develop more advantageous and sharper.
• raising our temper and embellishing our non secular outlook, giving us a feeling of peace and calm.
Your mind on Yoga explains how a customary perform can lessen your middle expense and blood strain, raise lung means, and aid deal with stipulations comparable to anxiousness, melancholy, and insomnia. This e-book also will assist you locate the precise kind of yoga for you with info at the most well-liked practices at the present time from Ashtanga to Vinyasa.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD has been totally engaged in uncomplicated and scientific learn at the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices in enhancing actual and mental future health for over 10 years. He has additionally practiced a yoga way of life for over forty years and is a qualified Kundalini Yoga teacher. he's the Director of analysis for the Kundalini study Institute, examine Director of the Kripalu heart for Yoga and well-being and an Assistant Professor of drugs at Harvard scientific college at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
He has been occupied with efficacy experiences of yoga for a few stipulations together with power insomnia and anxiousness issues. His present reports contain medical trials of yoga for post-traumatic pressure ailment and protracted tension and ongoing study funded via the Kripalu heart for Yoga and healthiness comparing a yoga application in the educational curriculum of public colleges to figure out the advantages in psychological overall healthiness features corresponding to perceived rigidity, resilience, emotion law and anxiety.
Dr. Khalsa often interacts the world over with different yoga researchers and he's actively operating with the overseas organization of Yoga Therapists to advertise the sphere of analysis on yoga remedy. For the over five years he has additionally been educating an non-obligatory path at Harvard scientific tuition in Mind-Body Medicine.
Jodie Gould is an award-winning author and writer of 8 books, together with attractive mind, attractive You. Her articles have seemed in several nationwide courses and websites. She has a master's measure from the Columbia Graduate institution of Journalism, the place she was once provided a Pulitzer Fellowship and Alfred I. duPont Fellowship.
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So for the next decade, I took a post-doctoral position at the University of Virginia studying circadian rhythms and sleep, followed by five years of post-doctoral research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. While this was fascinating and rewarding research, my ultimate goal was to align my research with my interest in yoga. In the late nineties, the academic medical world had become increasingly accepting of alternative medicine practices. As a result, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) came into being within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and began offering research grant opportunities.
This grant finally allowed me to begin my yoga research career in earnest and at long last (a full 25 years later) my dream finally came true. I am currently an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a neuroscientist at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. My research focuses on the clinical effectiveness of yoga and meditation techniques on a variety of disorders, including insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others, although I have now become very deeply interested in evaluating the efficacy of yoga in school settings with children and adolescents for both mental and physical health and prevention.
I finally reached a point in my understanding when I realized it was time to stop reading and start doing. I happened to walk into a student lounge where a few friends were talking about a new yoga course being offered for credit at the University; and the synchronicity was too good to ignore. I went to my first yoga class, where the teacher was instructing in the style of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan—and I never looked back. I continue to practice Kundalini Yoga today, which is one of the more contemplative and meditative forms of yoga with a strong focus on cultivating one’s inner development, awareness/mindfulness, and creative spiritual potential that incorporates the full range of practices in traditional yoga.