A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.
The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.
“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” says study author Richard Davidson, Harvard educated Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where the study took place. What we are talking about is epigenetic alterations to the genome… Keep in mind this is following one day of mindfulness practice.
The aUthor of the study, Richard Davidson, is not only a Professor of Psychology but also a Neuroscientist. The breath through field is really the the new approach to learning and research: a transdisciplinary study … where researchers from the fields of psychology (mind) , Neuroscience (brain), health and even education are finally discovering new ways to learn and apply what scientist like Bruce Lipton (Biology of Belief) and yes the great Rishis confirmed long ago….. Welcome to the New Earth
Nadia Bey Jenkins is a deep passionate teacher of the spiritual, physical and mental practice of Yoga and Meditation as well as a Healing Practitioner. She cultivates this discipline in herself and in others by being the example of a striving Yogi; improving her craft through workshops, various trainings, and the studying of meditational and spiritual texts. Her quest is the furthest thing from conventional and her training embraces many other physical disciplines such as calisthenics, plyometrics, running and gymnastics. Nadia’s Yoga training is derived from a variety of sources, her training came through the guidance of the amazing Lauren Hanna and Johanna Aldrich of Sonic School of Yogic Studies NYC (Shiva Rea teachers) Gifted with the ability to lay hands, Nadia honed her ability to serve as conduit of light to assist others with their healing through training as a certified Reconnective Healing Practioner. Fascinated with the connection of mind-brain-health Nadia completed the Mind Brain Health and Education graduate course through Harvard University and continues her studies in Neuroscience, Psychology, Health, and Alternative Healing as well as the intersection of science and spirituality. In 2000 having had the opportunity to tour with Mary J. Blige, and holding a position within the industry of entertainment marketing, Nadia met Mary’s fitness trainer and trainer-to-the-stars, a man destined to soon become her husband & life partner.
Mark Jenkins is a fitness futurist and celebrity trainer coming to prominence because of his work in transforming the bodies of various celebrities and CEO’s. Over the next 5 years, Nadia worked with Mark to create a more congenial and holistic approach and helped him develop his exclusive system designed to offer a mind and body altering mix of strength, agility, weight loss, and of course, flexibility. Nadia was able to implement and create a new system because she was versed in the science and philosophy of asana and functional training. in 2005 Nadia made a total and conscious decision to focus her efforts on advocacy, philanthropic projects and a life as a yogi and healer. Together Mark and Nadia lead retreats across the globe and teach their signature class Build Burn Breathe.
Yoga Practice with Light Harmonizing Shavasana (Reconnective Healing frequency)
Nadia integrates her knowledge of Hatha (force) and Vinyasa (breath) Asanas with the practice of Mudras (gestures), bandhas (locks) and mantra to change mental patterns. She delves into the sciences of meditation incorporating creative visualization techniques and heart based gratitude. Nadia strives to develop a yogic framework as a Mind Brain Health and Education practitioner utilizing a vigorous moving meditation of physical asana, intention setting, and a guided meditation to increase the flow of prana and the opening of the heart. Nadia calls her class “Love, Sweat and Bliss” and her many students leave feeling deeply cleansed and invigorated from a juicy series of purifying and liberating poses as she leads them through a rigorous practice culminating in a guided meditational experience.
Nadia is a Healing Practitioner using a non touch but scientifically measurable light frequency to assist in balancing and harmonizing the body. This is experienced by students in her yoga class during shavasana and also private clients during 1 hour sessions for a deeply healing and life changing experience.
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What is Reconnective Healing?
Reconnective Healing is a form of healing that is here on the planet for the very first time. It reconnects us to the fullness of the universe as it reconnects us to the fullness of our beings and to the remembrance of who we are. It is considered toreconnect us to our very essence not just through a new set of healing frequencies, but through possibly an entirely new bandwidth. It works on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual planes, and is a hands-off energy healing modality that downloads light and information while attuning the receiver to a higher frequency of energy than ever before. The reality of its existence has demonstrated itself clearly in practice as well as in science laboratories. It is vastly different from Reiki, Qi Gong, Jin Shin, Johrei or Pranic Healing.
Healing is a return to balance. Every health challenge is a combination of the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional (and probably a few other classifications we don’t have words for). We simply classify it according to its predominate characteristic. Reconnective Healing doesn’t specifically “treat” anything. In its presence you may allow yourself to come back into balance, as many people do, and allow your body to return to its natural state of fullness, ease and well-being.
Reconnective Healing can be done in person or from a distance, and is also highly successful with animals. 1-3 sessions is usually recommended for work on a particular issue
Reconnective Healing on Dr. OZ
How Reconnective Healing significantly improves your physical performance and energy levels
Love Sweat Bliss Hatha Flow ~Nadia’s Signature Yoga Class
“Love, Sweat, Bliss” a Spirit Filled Hatha Flow Yoga class led by Nadia Bey Jenkins of Bent Bamboo Yoga consists of a complete sequence of postures including mandala flow, set to music, linked by the breath and combined with pranayama, mudras and mantras designed to not only create purifying heat in the body and energetic changes but also to assist the student in a journey inward. Each practice begins with a deep and purposeful intention setting, breath work, and visualization and culminates in a guided deep relaxation and healing savasana with the Reconnective frequencies. Love Sweat Bliss leaves students feeling deeply cleansed and invigorated from a juicy series of purifying and liberating poses and a deeper sense of compassion and grace for oneself and others.
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A great day with my favorite photographer Justin Kriel.
To continue on the theme of “Sadhana” I am posting a video by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa (AKA: Yogi Bhajan). This video is an excerpt from the DVD “Discover Your Soul”. The DVD is a full lecture and meditation class taught by Yogi Bhajan, so this video is just a part of it. If you enjoy the video I highly recommend that you get a copy of the DVDs which has the full lecture and the meditations that were taught.
In this video he talks about the concept of Sadhana and why we must get up early in the morning to meditate and clear our sub-conscious mind. He also discusses the topic of cold shower and the benefits.
Over the next few weeks I will be editing and posting more video excerpts like this from classes he taught over the years. If you don’t know much about the term “Sadhana” then you can read this previous blog post on the subject.