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Daily mind body medicine practice for 15-20 minutes has been demonstrated to lead to the following:
Mind Body Medicine improves medical conditions caused by or exacerbated by stress. The end result is better self-care, leading to symptom reduction and enhanced well-being.
Common Mind-Body Medicine Practices
Meditation: A process of concentration on a repetitive focus such as the breath or a word.
Mindfulness Meditation: The practice of learning to pay attention to what is occurring within our field of experience from moment to moment.
Body Scan: A meditative technique involving focusing your attention on different parts of the body in sequence.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation: A relaxation technique involving sequentially tensing and relaxing various muscle groups.
Autogenic Training: A meditative technique involving a series of brief phrases designed to focus the attention on various parts of the body to induce change in those parts.
Imagery: A meditative practice that involves creating thoughts and pictures in your mind using all five senses.
Yoga Stretching: Yoga works on the principles of holding the body steady and comfortable in specified postures and releasing body tension, using breathing techniques to deepen the relaxation.
Qigong: A practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.
Tai Chi: Traditionally a martial art, it involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
Feldenkrais Method: A form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve functioning.
Biofeedback: The use of electronic monitoring of an automatic bodily function to train someone to acquire voluntary control of that function.