Post Series: Spotlight Sessions 2019

Discover: Demos – Meditation and Yoga

MEDITATION AND YOGA: THE SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND SIMPLE PRACTICE

11:15AM – 12:50PM | SHAPIRO LOUNGE | LEARN MORE

Yoga and meditation/mindfulness are behavioral practices that develop and enhance mind-body skills and behavioral factors including physical functioning, awareness/mindfulness, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, and life meaning and purpose. This presentation will review some of the basic science underlying the psychophysiology of yoga practices and describe some of the cutting edge biomedical research studies. We will also overview the BWH research on the benefits of yoga as a workplace/employee practice to enhance resilience and well-being and reduce stress and burnout, which has become a significant issue in modern medicine. Practice of a few simple chair yoga and meditation practices appropriate for beginners will also be included.

Instructor:

Karen Barbarisi
Massachusetts General Hospital
Revere Wellness Center