• Keith Engelhardt posted an update in the group Group logo of The eXchangeThe eXchange 1 year, 8 months ago

    @nicolelevac Re: ” that is a new way (to me) of yoga. “Yes and it may be new to many. I have spent over 40 years practicing ( 37 years teaching them) the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation and exploring Quantum Physics, Consciousness, and learning and the brain. I noticed common threads, along with insights from several years of studying the latest neuroscience (precipitated by an major personal health event), so I have created programs (based on what I have learned) that blend of neuroscience and Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation (which are sciences in themselves) to help people mitigate their stress and reach their optimal potential mentally, financially, physical, spiritually… All based on well researched data on how we can transcend our every day circumstances and reduce our stress, improve our brains, get stronger, healthier, more relaxed, and self-actualize!

    • That sounds very interesting. I was talking to a friend of mine today who is a yoga instructor and told her about what you do. Where can I send her to get more info? She was really interested.

    • @keithengelhardt it’s interesting that you went into neurosciences from health challenges. I also did. I had massive brain damage that left me severely learning disabled, with near-total amnesia. I studied everything I could, (In little tiny tidbits, because I couldn’t remember much!) and finally developed my own version of neuroplasticity, before doctors recognized that recovery from such massive brain damage was possible.

      Your website is fascinating, and it’s wonderful to see how you’re combining neuroscience and yoga/meditation/mindfulness. I also encourage my Parkinson’s patients to do mindfulness meditation and yoga.

      Thank you so much for sharing. And thank you for the work that you’re doing in the world!

      • @rosi-goldsmith Encouraging your Parkinson’s patients to do mindfulness meditation and yoga is well grounded advise. Dr. Joe Dispenza has done some fascinating research on the relief of Parkinson’s symptoms with meditation. I participated in the 2017 Neuroscience Training Summit where he showed brain scans of before and after mediation with Parkinson’s patients. The results were astounding. The one case he focused on had reduced his symptoms by over 90% after a 30 day meditation regiment. Attached are the before and after scans.

        The red areas show the hyperactivity in the brain; which were reduced/eliminated after mediation, along with the physical symptoms (tremors etc…). Because of the plasticity of the brain, Dispenza asserts that this relief can be long term or permanent.

        Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a deficiency in dopamine in the brain. When there is not enough dopamine in the brain, the upper motor neurons can’t communicate with each other. When the upper motor neurons are not working together, people have involuntary tremors, they can’t control their body.

        There have been many studies on how Meditation increases dopamine. One such study is
        “Increased dopamine tone during meditation-induced change of consciousness.”
        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11958969

        Meditation can be a highly effective form of dopamine increase if done properly; which is not only of benefit to Parkinson’s patients, but for the rest of us as well. It’s the feel good neurotransmitter 😉Parkinsons12

        @rosi-goldsmith Encouraging your Parkinson’s patients to do mindfulness meditation and yoga is wel