Meditation and Breathwork

Peter G. Levine, in the next revision of your already wonderful book, please include a chapter on meditation and breath work.  I am a physical therapist telling you that this is the way to get your life back.  I wish that my parents knew what was best for my brain and invested money in this type of meditative yoga rather than my therapy.  And I’m a therapist.  I shouldn’t say it like that.  Neuroplasticity is the key to recovery and the way to do that is through lots and lots and lots and lots of therapy and exercise AND meditation.  So you need both.  But meditation is VITAL.  Meditation also rewires the brain and the medical community largely ignores this fact and insurance doesn’t cover it. That will change someday.
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Categories: Brain stuff, Health, Recovery, Rehab, Stroke stuff

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12 replies

  1. Amy, agreed, agreed, agreed! I have been saying this for years based on my personal experience and extensive research. Thanks for keeping meditation and breathwork on the forefront of therapeutic suggestion.

  2. Yeah Amy, maybe with a moluntainload of evidence threatening to avalanche over the stroke world we can get it to change faster than 30 years.

  3. You’re absolutely right on this. Stroke recovery depends on concentration; the more you have it, the more you’ll recover. And by far the best way to get more is meditation. I love it, and I know I’ll value breathwork just as much.

  4. I just can’t do meditation! Yesterday with a lot of effort I managed to meditate for 5 minutes, but I just don’t enjoy it. I”m bored out of my mind. I’m thinking about trying heart coherence training or neurofeedback. My problem is stress. And that causes my body to be ready to fight or flee 24/7. It’s exhausting. I need to tackle this problem in order to recover more.

  5. NOTE: I have absolutely NO financial interest in this email post by Bob Proctor. O am including it because his comments are directly on target. ~Billy Ethridge

    How did Gandhi, Mother Theresa, and Jesus survive weeks without food?

    How did Leonardo da Vinci make advances in anatomy, astronomy, and physics that were centuries ahead of scientific discovery–and still find time to paint the most iconic picture in history?

    What did people like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein do to help them pioneer remarkable breakthroughs and accomplishments?

    They all used meditation techniques.

    And these days, Oprah Winfrey, Sting, and accomplished individuals from every background and field of endeavor do it too.

    Meditation is the doorway to innovative thinking, knowing, health, finding calm inner strength, and … quite frankly … living happily, productively, and abundantly in this world.

    I know it can be frustrating trying to quiet your mind when you’re meditating. So, in today’s post, I share some tips that will help you AND I share a link to a free guided meditation recording I created that will increase your success.

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    To your success,
    Bob Proctor
    Chairman & Co-Founder
    Proctor Gallagher Institute

    P. S. – Know someone who might be interested in greater mental focus? Spread the love and knowledge by forwarding this email to your friends, clients and colleagues. They’ll thank you for it.

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