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DrRic Building a Spiritual Yogic Practice to Neutralize Stress (slide share edition)


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3rd in a series of knowledge lectures at Living Yoga Aurora

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DrRic Building a Spiritual Yogic Practice to Neutralize Stress (slide share edition)

  1. 1. "Building a Spiritual Yogic Practice to Neutralize Stress"<br />
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  3. 3. “I don’t have time”<br />Yoga and/or meditation takes practice<br />It’s concept is different from “nap time”<br />This can be done without religious comit<br />I’m not flexible<br />I can’t sit still<br />I take care of kids<br />
  4. 4. I can’t believe what has happened!<br />Once exposed, benefits painful to miss<br />Mental clarity produces efficiency of mind<br />The concept of freezing time exists<br />Medicines can be stopped<br />Productivity efficient w/o stress response<br />Events are witnessed from a different perspective<br />
  5. 5.      “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali<br />
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  7. 7. The science<br />Stress releases cortisol rapidly during stress and slow decrease after termination<br />Stress decreases perfusion to the frontal brain and increases hind brain flow<br />Stress hormones will affect a developing fetus to be used to stress as “normal”<br />Love will activate the “reward center” in the brain and send impulse to spine (block pain)<br />
  8. 8. Practicing Stillness<br />May not turn on love but it will turn off reaction to stress<br />
  9. 9. Carl Jung<br />“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”<br />
  10. 10. Who are you?<br />MD? DMD? PhD? JD? FACSM?, CEO?<br />100,000.00 car?<br />A building with your name on it?<br />A website called facebook?<br />The Packers?<br />
  11. 11. Started in childhood…..<br />Influences to fit in, be like everyone<br />Peer pressure, what other people think of me is important<br />If you are not liked, you wont be happy or get anything you want<br />Ambition means I accumulate more, I have the highest score, I have the state record, have the most sex, have the most texts or hits on youtube…..<br />
  12. 12. …..carried into adulthood<br /><ul><li>Concepts that what you are is what you have.</li></li></ul><li>“Staying Power”<br />
  13. 13. There is no pill that maintains <br />If who you are is what you have, what you don’t have –”you are not”.<br />People get worried if I don’t maintain, I will not be __________.<br />Then midlife comes when you can’t!!!<br />Energy is spent to maintain that idea.<br />A lot of energy! Almost a compulsion!<br />
  14. 14. Midlife brings feelings that coping skills, personal ways to get things done, being in a social position are the correct ways to live a fulfilled life.<br />The Constructs learned in childhood are unable to be released in adulthood and true inner development is bypassed<br />
  15. 15. MatthiewRicard<br />“Compulsive Afflicting Emotions” <br />One idea leads to another<br />We learn to react to ideas instead of just watching them<br />
  16. 16. Free your mind!<br />Focusing and finding who you are instead of what people think will free up energy<br />Less high blood pressure<br />Less depression<br />Less ulcer medicine<br />Less sleep medicine<br />Less super cialis!<br />
  17. 17. The mechanics of how practice may help<br />The 5 senses<br />Ritual<br />Sacred space<br />Breath<br />Yoga (moving meditation)<br />
  18. 18. Smells to Induce Thought<br />Cinnamon<br />Nutmeg<br />Menthol<br />Eucalyptus<br />Frankinsence<br />Sandalwood<br />Peppermint <br />
  19. 19. Sound is healing<br />Mozart<br />39dB in an office (Esther Sternberg)<br />Indigenous instruments to induce alpha;<br /> gong<br /> bowls<br /> flute<br /> digeridoo<br />
  20. 20. Affects of sound on water<br />Sound will effect stability <br />So can prayer and meditaiton<br />
  21. 21. Healing sounds-Mantra?<br />Words from an ancient language Sanskrit<br />Some syllables “male” other “female”<br />Combination stimulates different sides of the brain<br />Repetition allows concentration on the word, sound, phrase or prayer (Benson)<br />What happens when attention is focused?<br />
  22. 22. Ahum<br />
  23. 23. Breath sounding<br />Ujjayi-<br /> Hold the mirror in front of your mouth<br /> Deep breath in through the nose<br /> Fog the mirror with out breath<br /> Now pretend a small mirror is in throat<br /> Fog the mirror with in breath<br /> Repeat<br />
  24. 24. Color makes you feel good<br />Full spectrum sun light major tx for SAD<br />(Esther Sternberg NIH)<br />Mandalas <br />
  25. 25. Beauty stimulates a part of the brain<br />Beautiful places stimulate the parahippocampal cortex-associated with a dense area of opiod receptors (a theory by Beiderman University of Southern Cal 2006 American Scientist)<br />Theory of why we like to see a beautiful view to get the opiodeffect<br />Viewing picture of romantic partner Pain<br />
  26. 26. Healing spaces<br />Roger Ulrich 1984 gallbladder surgery<br />Patients who had a grove of trees needed<br /> less pain medicine<br /> discharged quicker<br /> less negative progress notes from staff<br /> launched the field of evidence based design<br />
  27. 27. …………<br />
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  29. 29. before<br />after<br />
  30. 30. All the above make you feel good!<br />Yielding creative thinking<br />Stronger immune system<br />Better procreation<br />More mindful interpretation of the senses<br /> in turn making you feel good…etc<br />
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  32. 32. Happiness <br />Norway<br />Denmark<br />Finland<br />Australia<br />New Zealand<br />Legatum 2010<br />
  33. 33. Study based on “Happiness”<br />Ranking 110 countries Gallup Hertiage World Economic Forum<br />89 variables economy entrepreneurship governance education health safety personal freedom social capital<br />Economy<br />Entrepreneurship <br />Governance<br />Education<br />Health<br />Safety<br />Personal freedom<br />Social capital<br />
  34. 34. Happiness…<br />Economy helps but isn’t necessary<br />Nepal – 11% inflation rate<br /> 46% unemployment<br /> 50% satisfied with with standard<br /> 81% confidence in their banks<br />
  35. 35. Physiologically what happens…<br />A “parasympathetic tunnel” (Saguil)<br />Essentially to overwhelm the sympathetic response (there can be only one)<br />Engage the vagus nerve<br />Endorphines, dopamine, oxytocin<br />An ascending spiral to consciousness<br />
  36. 36. Self hypnosis and 1* asthma sx<br />Ron Ambar NY Decreased inflammatory process in the airways self hypnosis and asthma<br />Of 72 patients (ave 11.6y/o) 82% reported improvement or resolution in symptoms in 3 years<br /> -anxiety, asthma, chest pain, dyspnea, habit cough, hyperventilation, <br />sighing, and vocal cord dysfunction<br />
  37. 37. What makes you feel bad<br />Darkness<br />Loud sounds (bible-”Joshua’s army used horns to strike fear into the people of Jericho”)<br />Witnessing bad events<br />Ammonia/gasoline/sulfur/tobacco<br />Certain tastes (depending on the dosha)<br />
  38. 38. There is purpose to Fight or Flight<br />Run from sabertooth tiger<br />Get away from burning building<br />Defend from assault<br />Protect the innocent (Dragnet)<br />Hunt for food!!!!<br />Focused attention<br />
  39. 39. ….then get on with life.<br />Daily stress response will lead to disease<br />Body is not made to function 24/7 like Jack Bauer (24 Fox)<br />So do people who don’t practice mindfulness get disease? Answer:________<br />So do people who do practice mindfulness stay healthy? Answer:________<br />
  40. 40. Abuse and Inflammatory Rx<br />Nurses Health Study II<br /> -dose response relationship to abuse with existing hypertension<br />Women experiencing forced sexual activity as a child had a 20% increase risk for developing hypertension as an adult (indep of bmi)<br />
  41. 41. Stress<br />Coined by Hans Selig from physicists friends in the 1930’s<br />Actually traced the stimulation of the HPA axis making stress an immunologic response<br />
  42. 42. Chain of events<br />Hypothalamus<br />Pituitary<br />Adrenal<br />Epi + Nor epinephrine, adrenaline<br />Cortisol (antiinflammatory hormone)<br />Resultant effect of the hormones on all other cells in the body<br />Like the immune cells (muted fight) <br /> infection cancer chromosomal aging<br />
  43. 43. No one is bulletproof<br />The universe goes on with or without us<br />A wise man said –”Sh_t happens”.<br />Worrying about worse case scenario-<br /> if it doesn’t happen- you just suffered without reason.<br /> if it does happen- you just lived it twice (Michael J Fox on his parkinsons).<br />
  44. 44. Most hospitals close down integrative medical practices due to lack of reimbursement<br />Mutual of Omaha saved 30,000 per patient in the first year of “Integrative Approach”<br />Strides are in place to make reimbursement for diet, yoga and group but until then You are on Your Own!<br />So get the practice and education and blossom with what you feel and those around you that “heal”<br />
  45. 45. Dean Ornish Program<br />Most predictive of reversal of heart disease in Lifestyle Heart Trial study was the yoga/group interaction. (the more yoga the more heart disease reversal)<br />Now covered by medicare for patients with heart disease since summer 2010 (we’ll see!)<br />Took 16 years<br />
  46. 46. Ornish’s efforts based on:<br />The fundamental drive in medical practice is reimbursement not science<br />We get paid to do what we get trained to do<br />ie 2009=100,000,000,000 $ spent on bypass and angioplasty and they don’t prolong life or prevent heart attacks in those that get them<br />Met with medicare 1994 but denied until he had dinner with Bill Clinton and started the acts to get approval (partial with only his program covered)<br />
  47. 47. Practicing spirituality/mindfulness<br />Helps manage your responses<br />Helps to keep reasoning “Neutrally” for those around you in times of stress<br />Allows the human body to perform at its maximum potential<br />Creates milieu of peaceful homeostasis<br />Must be created to offset the new millenium stress of information/abrupt no-remorse response/emotional detachment to humanity (ego based living-non compassion) <br />
  48. 48. Without practice some attain a level of spirituality<br />Loss of a loved one<br />Near death experience<br />Major life change (midlife crisis, retirement)<br />*essentially anything that brings awareness to a point of non interference by the ego gives mental clarity and the ability to hear what the heart is saying<br />
  49. 49. The Shift<br />Family<br />Independence<br />Career<br />Fitting in<br />Attractiveness<br />Personal growth<br />Self esteem<br />Spirituality<br />Happiness<br />Generosity<br />“The Moment Your Values are Turned Upside Down” (W. R. Miller & J. C’DeBaca, Anatomy of a Quantum Change.Spirituality  & Health, February, 2005<br />
  50. 50. The Moment That Turns Your Values Upside Down.MEN WOMEN Before After Before After WealthSpirituality Family Growth Adventure Personal Peace Independence Self-Esteem Achievement Family Career Spirituality Pleasure God's Will Fitting In HappinessBe Respected Honesty Attractiveness Generosity WR. Miller & J. C’DeBaca, Anatomy of a Quantum Change.Spirituality & Health, February, 2005<br />
  51. 51. The Shift<br />Realization comes that the “source” you come from is awesome, the divine source created you with no expectations for payback<br />To eventually realize there is no payback for us….<br />We start to trust in divine source and as well trust there is a path already planned<br />
  52. 52. Detaching from goals allows more freedom, less fighting the need to get it done, more accepting that it will be done and creativity blossoms with the release of that tight hold and focus<br />Focus on making life better for someone else<br />Attention goes to how may I serve, not being attached to outcome<br />Morning “rule”s are helpful for existing in society<br /> afternoon “rules” are more connecting to an<br /> energy you are connected to in control of <br /> everything <br />
  53. 53. God Realization Meher Baba<br />Realization that you come from “creation/or”<br />Something that divine must be in you – Oneness with God<br />Move away from ego<br />From a sense of entitlement to a sense of humility (were not entitled to anything)<br />Things you want for yourself, you begin to say how can I want them for someone else<br />
  54. 54. Death<br />Death or experience of it sparks a contemplation of mortality that begins the journey to spiritual enlightenment<br />The ego makes us direct efforts to see something as being taken away and to harness all effort to keep from getting to that point (plastics, risky behavior, inappropriate endeavors, separation from duty/family)<br />
  55. 55. Hard data showing effects of meditation and practicing mindfulness<br />Andrew Newberg UofP (How God Changes Your Brain) shows Tibetan Meditation and Fransican prayer increased prefrontal cortex and amygdala. (spect scan)<br />Richard Davidson UofWisconsin two weeks of meditation with amateurs yielded positive results in the insula and immune system (fMRI)<br />Davidson, Jon Kabat Zinn UMass Meditation reduced 35% of medical symptoms and 40% psychological symptoms (stable over 4 years)<br />JKZinn administered the influenza vaccine to newly taught meditators (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and nonmeditators. Serum antibody levels had a significantly greater rise in titers than controls<br />Davison’s functional MRI shows that stress equates to activity in the amygdadal and the right prefrontal cortex/ by contrast when in a positive mood, activity is in the left prefronal cortex concluding:<br /> -people who meditate may strengthen an array of neurons in the left prefrontal cortex that inhibits messages that drive disturbing emotion<br />
  56. 56. Quantum science <br />We all come from one source<br />Physical expression of the source yields varieties of forms<br />With the variety of human biopsychosocial forms comes a variety of treatments for imbalance<br />People cannot be “pigeon holed” into one treatment protocol<br />
  57. 57. How does yoga stimulate the relaxation response?<br />Yama<br />Niyama<br />Asana<br />Pranayama<br />Pratyahara<br />Dharana<br />Dhyana<br />Samadhi <br />
  58. 58. The asana<br />The value comes in the space between asanas, breath, thoughts where one cultivates ideas of the universe<br />When you understand your part in a greater field of energy, everything you do expresses the universe<br />
  59. 59. The Pranayama<br />“Soham” – diaphragm, spine, nostrils<br />“The Bridge”<br />
  60. 60. Deepaks approach<br />Primordial sound<br />30 minutes of meditation twice a day<br /> rpm + pms<br />
  61. 61. Herbs approach<br />Word sound or phrase<br />Mini’s<br />Regularity<br />
  62. 62. “We are not alone”<br />A 2007 national Government survey that asked about CAM use in a sample of 23,393 U.S. adults found that 9.4 percent of respondents (representing more than 20 million people) had used meditation in the past 12 months—compared with 7.6 percent of respondents (representing more than 15 million people) in a similar survey conducted in 2002<br />
  63. 63. Why seek out a deeper message to this yoga anyway?<br />2009 = 8000.00 per americanKaiser 2009<br />2013 = 13,387.00 projected ”dieease oriented model healthcare”<br />
  64. 64. The Saguil Approach to our Future<br />“Measuring just blood pressure as an outcome is a very course test” (Esther Steinburg)<br />True Yoga extends beyond the mat<br />Inner feeling, person, outer expression, home, community, state, country, nation, world.<br />Save one life, save the world (The Talmud)<br />
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  66. 66. I slept and dreamt that life was joy.I awoke and saw that life was service.I acted and behold, service was joy.<br /> - Rabindranath Tagore<br />
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  68. 68. March 25th Living Yoga 7:00pm<br />Using Yoga to Release Untapped Power for you Body<br />Choosing an Anti-inflammatory Diet to Spring into Exercise<br />March 26th Whole Foods Schaumburg 2:00pm<br />
  69. 69. references<br />Hypertension in adult survivors of child abuse: observations from the Nurses' Health Study II<br /> E H Riley1, R J Wright2,3, H J Jun2, E N Hibert2, J W Rich-Edwards4,5<br /> 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 501, Boston, MA 02114, USA<br />Teamwork Approach to Clinical Hypnosis at a Pediatric Pulmonary Center<br /> Ran D. Anbar Kim E. Hummell<br /> State University of New York Upstate Medical University<br />“The Moment Your Values are Turned Upside Down”<br /> W. R. Miller & J. C’DeBaca, Anatomy of a Quantum Change. Spirituality  & Health, February, 2005<br />
  70. 70. Neural responses in rat brain during acute immobilization stress- Kan, Keyng Sung<br />Brain Chemical Receptor Effects in Patients With Panic Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder NIH<br />Viewing Pictures of a Romantic Partner Reduces Experimental Pain: Involvement of Neural Reward Systems Jarred younger<br />