Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Robert Butera, PhD, Erin Byron, MA, and Staffan Elgelid, PhD, PT, co-authors of the new Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety.
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We live in an era where most of our time—including so-called "leisure time"—rests in the shadow of ongoing demands. Pressure from bosses, family, and our own internal agendas creates a climate of continual stress within the body-mind complex. There has been a loud buzz about "stress management" for decades as experts teach us how to relate to our busy lives. Although the last thirty years of discussion has taught us to "manage" stress,
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Robert Butera, author of The Pure Heart of Yoga and Meditation for Your Life.
Today we welcome the beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games. It is known that a high percentage of Olympic athletes meditate, visualize, or use some form of mental concentration practice to enhance their performance. Individual performers, be they swimmers, gymnasts, or runners, are known to visualize each stroke, move, and step. Team performers have various meetings where they practice a form of group consciousness via a formal prayer or a common intention. Since a majority of athletes are using meditation and related topics, the question may be asked, "Should