Yoga and meditation are widely considered to be effective practices to change one’s body and mind. Personally, I have experienced these benefits for years through the growth of my practices of both. Yet even as a licensed nurse practitioner who has spent years studying the human body, I often find myself wanting better answers to the questions surrounding the efficacy of yoga and meditation as tools to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and psychological states of the human body and mind. The goal of this blog is to explore the most recent, comprehensive, and peer-reviewed research into these subject matters, digest the findings, and present them back to myself (and you, of course!) in a commonsense and accessible way that sheds some light on these ancient practices.
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