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UPLIFT short movie ‘The Science behind Yoga’
Featuring Bruce Lipton Ph.D, Sat Bir Khalsa Ph.D, Dr. Mithu Storoni, and many other experts on the scientific research behind the benefits of Yoga.
UPLIFT Movie 'All You Need Is Love…..and a conversation about Science.'
Evolutionary Biologist Bruce Lipton visits the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh, India with UPLIFT writer Jacob Devaney. Making a pilgrimage back to one of the epicenters of spiritual consciousness in the Sixties, they discuss how Science frames the world we live in and what it can tells us about the nature of Love.
‘Your life is lived between two breaths – your first inhalation and your last exhalation. Each day you breathe between 20,000 and 30,000 times. This amounts to roughly 10 million breaths each year and one billion breaths in a lifetime. You are probably good at breathing, but it is actually very likely that you are not using your lungs to their full capacity. This is a shame because if you do not utilize every breath you are waving goodbye to extra energy in your daily life.’
Neuroscience and the True Purpose of Yoga - Simon Thakur, Ancestral Movement
“The current human disconnection from the natural world starts with our disconnection from our own bodies, which we as a culture inherited – to a degree that most of us generally don’t quite acknowledge the extent of our inability to feel our own bodies.' Simon Thakur
Bruce H. Lipton, 'The Biology of Belief: Unleasing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles', Cellular Biologist - 2009“Just like a single cell, the character of our lives is determined not by our genes but by our responses to the environmental signals that propel life. The character of our life is based upon how we perceive it and our beliefs control our bodies, our minds, and thus our lives...”
The Science behind Yoga and Stress
What does bending your body into yoga poses do to your brain chemistry and nerve connections?
One Minute Practice, Lorenzo Becchi - Breathing away Physical and Emotional Pain
Discover how Science is proving the benefits of Yoga
'Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.' ― B.K.S. Iyengar
Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., is the science director of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. In this talk for the 2012 Mindfulness and Compassion conference, Dr. Simon-Thomas explains the neurological mechanisms that support compassion--and why mindfulness meditation can help support the growth of compassion.
Molecular biologist Bruce Lipton talks about the science behind good vibrations
The Real Neuroscience of Creativity
Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves? | Lissa Rankin, MD | TEDxAmericanRiviera
New age gurus suggest that we can heal ourselves by simply changing our minds, but is this concept grounded in cold, hard science? Lissa Rankin, MD explores the scientific literature, reviewing case studies of spontaneous remission, as well as placebo and nocebo effect data, to prove that our thoughts powerfully affect our physiology when we believe we can get well.
Gut Feelings–the "Second Brain", Justin Sonnenburg
'We’re told to “trust our gut instinct”. This mind-gut connection is not just metaphorical. Our brain and gut are connected by an extensive network of neurons and a highway of chemicals and hormones that constantly provide feedback.'
Le Ventre, Notre Deuxième Cerveau, ARTE (video in French)
'Notre ventre contient deux cents millions de neurones qui veillent à notre digestion et échangent des informations avec notre "tête". Les chercheurs commencent à peine à décrypter cette conversation secrète. Ils se sont aperçus par exemple que notre cerveau entérique, celui du ventre, produisait 95 % de la sérotonine, un neurotransmetteur qui participe à la gestion de nos émotions. On savait que ce que l'on ressentait pouvait agir sur notre système digestif. On découvre que l'inverse est vrai aussi : notre deuxième cerveau joue avec nos émotions.'
'They're not as different nor as separate as you may currently think and believe. Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions shape Your world. Now you'll understand why in a very clear, concise, simplified and profoundly empowering kind of way!!'
The Psoas is: by Liz Koch
'Whether you suffer from a sore back or anxiety, from knee strain or exhaustion, there’s a good chance that a constricted psoas muscle might be contributing to your woes. You may discover that you’ve been doing many poses by contracting your core, instead of relying on your skeleton for support and allowing your more peripheral muscles to organize around a toned but flowing and spacious center.'
'Psoas: Muscle of the Soul', Danielle Prohom Olson
'The psoas is far more than a core stabilizing muscle; it is an organ of perception composed of bio-intelligent tissue and “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish.'
Open-monitoring meditation is like a kind of attentive daydreaming, where the meditator allows her awareness to settle on whatever feelings, thoughts or sensations come across her mind’s eye. She doesn’t get attached to any one idea; she lets herself flow non-judgmentally from one thought to another. She simply sits quietly and notices where her mind travels.
Stretching: The Truth, The New York Times
Ultimate Guide for Yoga to Healing, Yoga International
Download a useful free in-depth guide which has 80 pages of information and resources to help you use yoga techniques to improve your health.
ONLINE YOGA CLASSES
Yoga International - Read articles and download or live stream videos.
ACROYOGA & PARTNER ACROBATICS MANUALS
Find many postures, poses and sequences to inspire your practice of acro, partner acrobatics, partner yoga and acroyoga.
Instruction Manual Theory, guidance & Good Practice for Training, FEDEC - European Federation of Professional Circus Schools
“Soul Motion® is a conscious dance practice designed by Vinn Arjuna Martí offering movement as meditation for inspiring embodiment as a leadership path for individual presence both on and off the dancefloor. Using guided movement inquiries, teachings, and periods of open dance passages students discover their creative artistry by way of dance relationships, and cultivation of the still point in the moving center.” ~Vinn Arjuna Martí
Movement Culture - Ido Portal - represents a contemporary paradigm shift in physicality, moving us away from main culprits in movement and fitness as well as the separation between health, aesthetics, performance and art.