Meditation: the Secret to Brain Power

Meditation is a hot topic. It cools the emotions, reduces stress and boosts health. It helps the brain release toxins. It can improve learning and athletic performance. (See more about Mind-Body Research and Massage here.)

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I first heard about meditation benefits in the early 1970’s. Since I had been meditating in some fashion since I was seven years old, it was not new to me.… Read the rest

Mind-Body Research and Massage

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, pioneer in mind-body researchMind-body healing has become widely accepted in public awareness! (Even if it hasn’t made it to your doctor’s office yet.) That is largely due to Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s research. Early in his career, he studied Zen Buddhist meditation and Hatha Yoga. He then adapted them to a scientific context for research. He has been publishing books since 1991.1 He is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).… Read the rest