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Your Brain on Meditation

What does meditation do to your brain, and what benefits can you expect as a regular meditation practitioner? Drawing on both yoga wisdom and Western medical research, Dr. Carrie Demers explains the physiological, biochemical, and psychological dimensions of meditation as it relates to your brain and nervous system. Learn more about the links between meditation and neuroplasticity—the ability to undo hardwired habit patterns and form new neural pathways—as well as the preventive benefits meditation has for your mental well-being even as you age.

This Livestream features a combination lecture and guided breathing and meditation practice with Dr. Carrie Demers. Listen and practice along with us; discover for yourself what your brain looks and feels like on meditation!

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 51 mins

Source: Livestream recorded live at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA on June 4, 2017.

About the Presenter

Carrie Demers, MD

Board-certified in both internal medicine and integrative medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. She has been the medical director of the Himalayan Institute PureRejuv Wellness Center (formerly Total Health Center) for the last 20 years. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Demers has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers, and lectures nationally on holistic health and ayurveda. She is a frequent contributor to yogainternational.com and the Himalayan Institute online Wisdom Library.

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