Psychological and Physical benefits of mindfulness
Congratulations! We’re now at month 5 of the PDP program, and the second month of our Relationship Theme! We will start this month by hearing from a medical professional on the concept of mindfulness.
Dr. Manoj Jain is an infectious-disease physician and adjunct assistant professor at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He recently shared his thoughts and views on mindfulness with the Washington Post:
A few summers ago during a week-long vacation, I started playing a mind game. In the mornings, I would sit outside on a comfortable deck chair, surrounded by the shrill call of cicadas, and gaze across the lawn into the trees. After getting settled, I would close my eyes and bring my body to complete stillness except for the rhythmic rise and fall of my chest with each breath. read more