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Arguably the most far reaching medical development of the last five years has involved our understanding of the links between chronic low-grade inflammation and so-called diseases of civilization and aging.
Diseases now routinely linked to chronic inflammation, which has risen steadily with age in t over the past … Continue reading
Experiments going back to the 19th century have repeatedly shown that emotions can be manipulated simply by changing postures — a fact that is of obvious importance to the physical sides of yoga practice. In neurobiology, postural-emotional links are known as “embodied emotion,” referring to … Continue reading
A few years ago, the NY Times angered mainstream figures in the multibillion dollar “yoga industry” by publishing an excerpt from a new book by one of its science reporters, William Broad, The Science of Yoga: the Risks and the Rewards.
There are serious inaccuracies in Broad’s … Continue reading
One of the most important papers in medical yoga from recent years doesn’t mention “yoga” even in passing — as is true of many other key papers in the field. This aside, the paper suggests a lot about yoga’s neurobiological effects and remarkable psychological benefits.
The … Continue reading
A new experimental study recently appeared (on 11 November) in Nature Communications on ways to use neural prosthetics to alter genetic expression. To download the full paper, published by a Swiss research group, go here:
Marc Folcher et al., Mind-controlled transgene expression by a wireless-powered optogenetic designer cell implant.
The fact that … Continue reading