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Brain synaptic pruning may be the root cause of schizophrenia

This article from the New York Times, is about a discovered process of synaptic pruning which is normal and necessary in the developing brain, but if it continues out of control in adolescence it can lead to to schizophrenia.  The pathological process may be linked to an autoimmune disorder where the glial cells of the brain [...]

By |2017-09-20T23:07:05-07:00July 7th, 2017|Neurological|0 Comments

The Vagus nerve control over the inflammatory response

In this article called, Hacking the Nervous System, the influence of the Vagus nerve over levels of inflammation in the tissues of the body is discussed.  The Vagus nerve is an important control for the parasympathetic nervous system, which tells our body and minds that it is safe to relax, rest, and recover from the [...]

By |2017-09-20T23:03:37-07:00June 26th, 2017|Meditation, Neurological|0 Comments

A meditation for transforming negative thoughts

Dr. Richard Miller has written this short Yoga Journal article, Transforming Negative Thoughts Into Positive Thoughts With Meditation, as part of a series of tools to enhance your meditation practice.  He guides you through a meditation for mindfully holding negative ideas then their opposing positive thoughts in your body to feel how those messages inhabit you.  Then you are invited [...]

By |2017-03-29T05:48:17-07:00March 24th, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

The various functions of brain waves: beta, alpha, theta, and delta

In an ongoing effort to become more mindful and take advantage of deep relaxation amidst our chaotic lives, here is a Scientific American article which explains of our different brain waves and examples of when we find ourselves in each. The author and researcher, Anna Wise, has two excellent books which further outline the different brain [...]

By |2017-03-29T05:38:17-07:00March 24th, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

How meditation can clarify your perception of reality

Here is an interesting article about the use of meditation to clarify the mind to decipher what is real and the stories which we tell ourselves.  There is a recommended book called, Sapiens, within the article whose author, Yuval Harai, writes about the history of mankind; it has been widely referenced by folks like Bill [...]

By |2017-03-29T05:37:24-07:00March 7th, 2017|Meditation|1 Comment