Believe it or not, yoga is not just for 20-somethings in tights, carrying specialty coffees in one hand and yoga mats in the other. You can do yoga at any age—really! The benefits are just as significant as we age.
Yoga is particularly helpful for seniors dealing with joint stiffness, low back pain, balance problems and depression. Regular yoga practice can help us to sync communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, improve our agility and sharpen our memory.
BHI is thrilled to bring together renowned researchers and practitioners for its 3.5-day fall conference "Mind-Body Medicine: New Science and Best Practices to Meet Public Health Challenges," November 5-8 at the Harvard Medical School's Joseph Martin Conference Center in Boston, MA.
The conference features a historic conversation between pioneers in the field, Dr. Herbert Benson and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn about the scope, current status and future of mind-body medicine as part of conventional health care protocol.
Dr. Chemali, of Massachusetts General Hospital, has taught the Benson-Henry Institute's Stress Management and Resiliency Training program to health care workers who are caring for Syrian refugees all over Lebanon. Doing so provides the workers and the refugees resiliency skills to cope with this relentless humanitarian crisis.
BHI is pleased to help launch Boston's inaugural HUB Week event on Sunday October 4 from 11-2 at the MGH Bulfinch tent, with a free event, "De-Stress Boston". HUB week brings together leaders of innovation, technology and medicine for a week of free lectures, discussions and interactive activities throught the city.
BHI executive director, Dr. Gregory Fricchione and BHI founder and director emeritus Dr. Herbert Benson will kick off the event with a brief discussion of some of the most exciting research illuminating how mind-body techniques work to improve health. For example, recent studies demonstrate for the first time that certain genes become active when people use BHI’s mind-body techniques.