In this recent TEDx Nashville talk, Dr. David Vago, Research Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University, illustrates how practicing mindfulness strengthens mental and physical health.
Near the end of the talk, Dr. Vago notes
Although we do not have any control over what has happened in the past, we have the power in this moment, going forward, to choose how you pay attention to your thoughts and emotions. Every moment, then, becomes an opportunity…to change the way we perceive the world and ease the burden by which there is potential for destructive emotions like anxiety, anger, and sadness.
To be introduced to or to continue your practice of mindfulness, we invite you to join Alice at our monthly Meditation@the Museum class at The Downing Museum, held the fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. The June session meets on Saturday, June 24, and you can register at this link.
For another opportunity to learn about and practice meditation, check out One Dharma Bowling Green; this group gathers each Wednesday at 7 p.m., and it will be meeting in the lounge at the 4yoga studio for several weeks beginning on June 14.