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  1. The physiological correlates of Kundalini Yoga meditation: a study of a yoga master.

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    Arambula, P; Peper, E; Kawakami, M; Gibney, K H

    2001-06-01

    This study explores the physiological correlates of a highly practiced Kundalini Yoga meditator. Thoracic and abdominal breathing patterns, heart rate (HR), occipital parietal electroencephalograph (EEG), skin conductance level (SCL), and blood volume pulse (BVP) were monitored during prebaseline, meditation, and postbaseline periods. Visual analyses of the data showed a decrease in respiration rate during the meditation from a mean of 11 breaths/min for the pre- and 13 breaths/min for the postbaseline to a mean of 5 breaths/min during the meditation, with a predominance of abdominal/diaphragmatic breathing. There was also more alpha EEG activity during the meditation (M = 1.71 microV) compared to the pre- (M = .47 microV) and postbaseline (M = .78 microV) periods, and an increase in theta EEG activity immediately following the meditation (M = .62 microV) compared to the pre-baseline and meditative periods (each with M = .26 microV). These findings suggest that a shift in breathing patterns may contribute to the development of alpha EEG, and those patterns need to be investigated further.

  2. Stress Management: A Case Study of Professional Students on Impact of Meditation & Yoga on Stress Levels

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    Reddy, T. L. Narasimha; Ammani, S.

    2013-01-01

    Meditation is one of the Five Principles of Yoga. It is the practice by which there is constant observation of the mind. It requires you to focus your mind at one point and make your mind still in order to perceive the "self". Through the practice of Meditation, it will help achieve a greater sense of purpose and strength of will. It…

  3. Fluid intelligence and brain functional organization in aging yoga and meditation practitioners

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    Tim eGard

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Numerous studies have documented the normal age-related decline of neural structure, function, and cognitive performance. Preliminary evidence suggests that meditation may reduce decline in specific cognitive domains and in brain structure. Here we extended this research by investigating the relation between age and fluid intelligence and resting state brain functional network architecture using graph theory, in middle-aged yoga and meditation practitioners, and matched controls. Fluid intelligence declined slower in yoga practitioners and meditators combined than in controls. Resting state functional networks of yoga practitioners and meditators combined were more integrated and more resilient to damage than those of controls. Furthermore, mindfulness was positively correlated with fluid intelligence, resilience, and global network efficiency. These findings reveal the possibility to increase resilience and to slow the decline of fluid intelligence and brain functional architecture and suggest that mindfulness plays a mechanistic role in this preservation.

  4. Blood Pressure Response to Meditation and Yoga: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Park, Seong-Hi; Han, Kuem Sun

    2017-09-01

    To introduce research that presents scientific evidence regarding the effects of mantra and mindfulness meditation techniques and yoga on decreasing blood pressure (BP) in patients who have hypertension. A literature search was performed to identify all studies published between 1946 and 2014 from periodicals indexed in Ovid Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, KoreaMed, and NDSL by using the following keywords: "hypertension," "blood pressure," "psychotherapy," "relaxation therapy," "meditation," "yoga," and "mind-body therapy." The Cochrane's Risk of Bias was applied to assess the internal validity of the randomized controlled trial studies. Thirteen studies were analyzed in this meta-analysis by using Review Manager 5.3. Among 510 possible studies, 13 met the selection criteria. Seven examined meditation, and six examined yoga. The meta-analysis indicated that meditation and yoga appeared to decrease both systolic and diastolic BP, which were within similar baseline ranges, and the reduction was statistically significant; however, some results showed little difference. After an in-depth analysis of those results, BP range and patient age were revealed as the factors that affected the different results in some reports. In particular, meditation played a noticeable role in decreasing the BP of subjects older than 60 years of age, whereas yoga seemed to contribute to the decrease of subjects aged less than 60 years. While acknowledging the limitations of this research due to the differences in BP and the participants' ages, meditation and yoga are demonstrated to be effective alternatives to pharmacotherapy. Given that BP decreased with the use of meditation and yoga, and this effect varied in different age groups, scientifically measured outcomes indicate that these practices are safe alternatives in some cases.

  5. Meditation has stronger relationships with mindfulness, kundalini, and mystical experiences than yoga or prayer.

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    de Castro, John M

    2015-09-01

    Contemplative practices can have profound effects on mindfulness and on physical and sensory and mystical experiences. Individuals who self-reported meditation, yoga, contemplative prayer, or a combination of practices and their patterns of practice were compared for mindfulness, kundalini effects, and mystical experiences. The results suggest that the amount of practice but not the pattern and social conditions of practice influences mindfulness and possibly mystical experiences. Meditation, yoga, contemplative prayer, or a combination of practices all were found to be associated with enhancements of mindfulness, kundalini effects, and mystical experiences, but meditation had particularly strong associations and may be the basis of the associations of yoga and prayer with these outcomes. The results further suggest that the primary association of contemplative practices is with the real time awareness and appreciation of sensory and perceptual experiences which may be the intermediary between disparate practices and mindfulness, kundalini effects, and mystical experiences. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Fifteen Minutes of Chair-Based Yoga Postures or Guided Meditation Performed in the Office Can Elicit a Relaxation Response

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    Geoffrey W. Melville

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study compared acute (15 min yoga posture and guided meditation practice, performed seated in a typical office workspace, on physiological and psychological markers of stress. Twenty participants (39.6±9.5 yr completed three conditions: yoga, meditation, and control (i.e., usual work separated by ≥24 hrs. Yoga and meditation significantly reduced perceived stress versus control, and this effect was maintained postintervention. Yoga increased heart rate while meditation reduced heart rate versus control (<0.05. Respiration rate was reduced during yoga and meditation versus control (<0.05. Domains of heart rate variability (e.g., SDNN and Total Power were significantly reduced during control versus yoga and meditation. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure were reduced secondary to meditation versus control only (<0.05. Physiological adaptations generally regressed toward baseline postintervention. In conclusion, yoga postures or meditation performed in the office can acutely improve several physiological and psychological markers of stress. These effects may be at least partially mediated by reduced respiration rate.

  7. Meditation and yoga practice are associated with smaller right amygdala volume: the Rotterdam study

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    R.A. Gotink (Rinske); M.W. Vernooij (Meike); M.K. Ikram (Kamran); W.J. Niessen (Wiro); Krestin, G.P. (Gabriel P.); A. Hofman (Albert); H.W. Tiemeier (Henning); M.G.M. Hunink (Myriam)

    2018-01-01

    textabstractTo determine the association between meditation and yoga practice, experienced stress, and amygdala and hippocampal volume in a large population-based study. This study was embedded within the population-based Rotterdam Study and included 3742 participants for cross-sectional

  8. Chinese-chi and Kundalini yoga Meditations Effects on the Autonomic Nervous System: Comparative Study

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    Anilesh Dey

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Cardiac disease is one of the major causes for death all over the world. Heart rate variability (HRV is a significant parameter that used in assessing Autonomous Nervous System (ANS activity. Generally, the 2D Poincare′ plot and 3D Poincaré plot of the HRV signals reflect the effect of different external stimuli on the ANS. Meditation is one of such external stimulus, which has different techniques with different types of effects on the ANS. Chinese Chi-meditation and Kundalini yoga are two different effective meditation techniques. The current work is interested with the analysis of the HRV signals under the effect of these two based on meditation techniques. The 2D and 3D Poincare′ plots are generally plotted by fitting respectively an ellipse/ellipsoid to the dense region of the constructed Poincare′ plot of HRV signals. However, the 2D and 3D Poincaré plots sometimes fail to describe the proper behaviour of the system. Thus in this study, a three-dimensional frequency-delay plot is proposed to properly distinguish these two famous meditation techniques by analyzing their effects on ANS. This proposed 3D frequency-delay plot is applied on HRV signals of eight persons practicing same Chi-meditation and four other persons practising same Kundalini yoga. To substantiate the result for larger sample of data, statistical Student t-test is applied, which shows a satisfactory result in this context. The experimental results established that the Chi-meditation has large impact on the HRVcompared to the Kundalini yoga.

  9. Yoga, Meditation and Mind-Body Health: Increased BDNF, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Altered Inflammatory Marker Expression after a 3-Month Yoga and Meditation Retreat

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    B. Rael Cahn

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Thirty-eight individuals (mean age: 34.8 years old participating in a 3-month yoga and meditation retreat were assessed before and after the intervention for psychometric measures, brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF, circadian salivary cortisol levels, and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Participation in the retreat was found to be associated with decreases in self-reported anxiety and depression as well as increases in mindfulness. As hypothesized, increases in the plasma levels of BDNF and increases in the magnitude of the cortisol awakening response (CAR were also observed. The normalized change in BDNF levels was inversely correlated with BSI-18 anxiety scores at both the pre-retreat (r = 0.40, p < 0.05 and post-retreat (r = 0.52, p < 0.005 such that those with greater anxiety scores tended to exhibit smaller pre- to post-retreat increases in plasma BDNF levels. In line with a hypothesized decrease in inflammatory processes resulting from the yoga and meditation practices, we found that the plasma level of the anti-inflammatory cytokine Interleukin-10 was increased and the pro-inflammatory cytokine Interleukin-12 was reduced after the retreat. Contrary to our initial hypotheses, plasma levels of other pro-inflammatory cytokines, including Interferon Gamma (IFN-γ, Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF-α, Interleukin-1β (IL-1β, Interleukin-6 (IL-6, and Interleukin-8 (IL-8 were increased after the retreat. Given evidence from previous studies of the positive effects of meditative practices on mental fitness, autonomic homeostasis and inflammatory status, we hypothesize that these findings are related to the meditative practices throughout the retreat; however, some of the observed changes may also be related to other aspects of the retreat such as physical exercise-related components of the yoga practice and diet. We hypothesize that the patterns of change observed here reflect mind-body integration and well-being. The increased BDNF levels

  10. Increased Grey Matter Associated with Long-Term Sahaja Yoga Meditation: A Voxel-Based Morphometry Study.

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    Sergio Elías Hernández

    Full Text Available To investigate regional differences in grey matter volume associated with the practice of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.Twenty three experienced practitioners of Sahaja Yoga Meditation and twenty three non-meditators matched on age, gender and education level, were scanned using structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging and their grey matter volume were compared using Voxel-Based Morphometry.Grey matter volume was larger in meditators relative to non-meditators across the whole brain. In addition, grey matter volume was larger in several predominantly right hemispheric regions: in insula, ventromedial orbitofrontal cortex, inferior temporal and parietal cortices as well as in left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and left insula. No areas with larger grey matter volume were found in non-meditators relative to meditators.The study shows that long-term practice of Sahaja Yoga Meditation is associated with larger grey matter volume overall, and with regional enlargement in several right hemispheric cortical and subcortical brain regions that are associated with sustained attention, self-control, compassion and interoceptive perception. The increased grey matter volume in these attention and self-control mediating regions suggests use-dependent enlargement with regular practice of this meditation.

  11. Increased Grey Matter Associated with Long-Term Sahaja Yoga Meditation: A Voxel-Based Morphometry Study.

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    Hernández, Sergio Elías; Suero, José; Barros, Alfonso; González-Mora, José Luis; Rubia, Katya

    2016-01-01

    To investigate regional differences in grey matter volume associated with the practice of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Twenty three experienced practitioners of Sahaja Yoga Meditation and twenty three non-meditators matched on age, gender and education level, were scanned using structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging and their grey matter volume were compared using Voxel-Based Morphometry. Grey matter volume was larger in meditators relative to non-meditators across the whole brain. In addition, grey matter volume was larger in several predominantly right hemispheric regions: in insula, ventromedial orbitofrontal cortex, inferior temporal and parietal cortices as well as in left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and left insula. No areas with larger grey matter volume were found in non-meditators relative to meditators. The study shows that long-term practice of Sahaja Yoga Meditation is associated with larger grey matter volume overall, and with regional enlargement in several right hemispheric cortical and subcortical brain regions that are associated with sustained attention, self-control, compassion and interoceptive perception. The increased grey matter volume in these attention and self-control mediating regions suggests use-dependent enlargement with regular practice of this meditation.

  12. A Yoga and Compassion Meditation Program Reduces Stress in Familial Caregivers of Alzheimer's Disease Patients

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    M. A. D. Danucalov

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Familial caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease exhibit reduced quality of life and increased stress levels. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of an 8-week yoga and compassion meditation program on the perceived stress, anxiety, depression, and salivary cortisol levels in familial caregivers. A total of 46 volunteers were randomly assigned to participate in a stress-reduction program for a 2-month period (yoga and compassion meditation program—YCMP group (n=25 or an untreated group for the same period of time (control group (n=21. The levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and morning salivary cortisol of the participants were measured before and after intervention. The groups were initially homogeneous; however, after intervention, the groups diverged significantly. The YCMP group exhibited a reduction of the stress (P<0.05, anxiety (P<0.000001, and depression (P<0.00001 levels, as well as a reduction in the concentration of salivary cortisol (P<0.05. Our study suggests that an 8-week yoga and compassion meditation program may offer an effective intervention for reducing perceived stress, anxiety, depression, and salivary cortisol in familial caregivers.

  13. 02A. Design, Methods, and Outcomes for Recent Clinical Trials Utilizing Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga, and Meditation

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    Saper, Robert; Vinjamury, Sivarama; Elder, Charles

    2013-01-01

    Focus Area: Integrative Approaches to Care The panel discussants will present on the outcomes of four recent pragmatic trials covering the spectrum of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and meditation as therapeutic approaches for both acute and chronic conditions. The presenters will discuss: (1) a pilot study of a whole-systems Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy intervention for obesity; (2) a comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial of hatha yoga, physical therapy, and education for non-specific chronic low back pain in low-income minority populations; (3) an investigation of the therapeutic usefulness of Shirodhara (Ayurvedic oil dripping therapy) as a treatment for insomnia; and (4) a discussion of the evidence base supporting implementation of meditation interventions in schools and workplace settings. Discussants will present information on study designs, research methodology, and outcome measure selection to highlight special considerations in conducting research on whole medical systems that use multi-target therapies and focus on patient-centered outcomes. Ayurvedic medicine and yoga are characterized by low-cost, noninvasive interventions that can be usefully offered as part of an integrative medicine therapeutic approach.

  14. Neurocognitive correlates of the effects of yoga meditation practice on emotion and cognition: A Pilot Study

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    Brett eFroeliger

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Mindfulness meditation involves attending to emotions without cognitive fixation of emotional experience. Over time, this practice is held to promote alterations in trait affectivity and attentional control with resultant effects on well-being and cognition. However, relatively little is known regarding the neural substrates of meditation effects on emotion and cognition. The present study investigated the neurocognitive correlates of emotion interference on cognition in Yoga practitioners and a matched control group underwent fMRI while performing an event-related affective Stroop task. The task includes image viewing trials and Stroop trials bracketed by neutral or negative emotional distractors. During image viewing trials, Yoga practitioners exhibited less reactivity in right dlPFC to negative as compared to neutral images; whereas the control group had the opposite pattern. A main effect of valence (negative > neutral was observed in limbic regions (e.g. amygdala, of which the magnitude was inversely related to dlPFC activation. Exploratory analyses revealed that the magnitude of amygdala activation predicted decreased self-reported positive affect in the Control group, but not among Yoga practitioners. During Stroop trials, Yoga practitioners had greater activation in vlPFC during Stroop trials when negative, compared to neutral, emotional distractor were presented; the control group exhibited the opposite pattern. Taken together, these data suggest that though Yoga practitioners exhibit limbic reactivity to negative emotional stimuli, such reactivity does not have downstream effects on later mood state. This uncoupling of viewing negative emotional images and affect among Yoga practitioners may be occasioned by their selective implementation of frontal executive-dependent strategies to reduce emotional interference during competing cognitive demands and not during emotional processing per se.

  15. Globalisation, etnisk diversitet og pluralistisk sundhedsfremme

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    Singla, Rashmi

    . Derudover fokuseres på de særlige aspekter og ressourcer blandt de etniske minoriteter. Processer som transnationalisme og diaspora, som fører til pluralistiske sundhedsfremme praksisser(såsom yoga og meditation mv.) inddrages. Sådanne holistiske praksisser kan endvidere være sundhedsfremmende for både...

  16. Low and then high frequency oscillations of distinct right cortical networks are progressively enhanced by medium and long term Satyananda Yoga meditation practice

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    John eThomas

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Meditation proficiency is related to trait-like (learned effects on brain function, developed over time. Previous studies show increases in EEG power in lower frequency bands (theta, alpha in experienced meditators in both meditation states and baseline conditions. Higher gamma band power has been found in advanced Buddhist meditators, yet it is not known if this occurs in Yoga meditation practices. This study used eLORETA to compare differences in cortical source activity underlying scalp EEG from intermediate (mean experience 4 years and advanced (mean experience 30 years Australian meditators from the Satyananda Yoga tradition during a body-steadiness meditation, mantra meditation and non-meditation mental calculation condition. Intermediate Yoga meditators showed greater source activity in low frequencies (particularly theta and alpha1 during mental calculation, body-steadiness and mantra meditation. A similar spatial pattern of significant differences was found in all conditions but the number of significant voxels was double during body-steadiness and mantra meditation than in the non-meditation (calculation condition. These differences were greatest in right (R superior frontal and R precentral gyri and extended back to include the R parietal and occipital lobes. Advanced Yoga meditators showed greater activity in high frequencies (beta and especially gamma in all conditions but greatly expanded during meditation practice. Across all conditions (meditation and non-meditation differences were greatest in the same regions; R insula, R inferior frontal gyrus and R anterior temporal lobe. Distinct R core networks were identified in alpha1 (8-10 Hz and gamma (25-42 Hz bands respectively. The voxels recruited to these networks greatly expanded during meditation practice to include homologous regions of the left hemisphere. Functional interpretation parallels traditionally described stages of development in Yoga proficiency.

  17. Associations between yoga/meditation use, body satisfaction, and weight management methods: Results of a national cross-sectional survey of 8009 Australian women.

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    Lauche, Romy; Sibbritt, David; Ostermann, Thomas; Fuller, Nicholas R; Adams, Jon; Cramer, Holger

    2017-02-01

    To analyze whether yoga or meditation use is associated with body (dis)satisfaction and weight control methods in Australian women. Women ages 34 to 39 y from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health were surveyed regarding body satisfaction, weight control behaviors, and yoga and meditation practice. Associations of body satisfaction and weight control methods with yoga/meditation practice were analyzed using chi-squared tests and multiple logistic regression modelling. Of the 8009 women, 49% were overweight or obese. Sixty-five percent of women with normal body mass index (BMI) and approximately 95% of women with overweight/obesity wanted to lose weight. At least one in four women with normal BMI was dissatisfied with body weight and shape, as were more than two in three women with overweight/obesity. The most common weight control methods included exercising (82.7%), cutting down meal sizes (76.8%), and cutting down sugars or fats (71.9%). Yoga/meditation was practiced frequently by 688 women (8.6%) and occasionally by 1176 women (14.7%). Yoga/meditation users with normal BMI were less likely dissatisfied with body weight and shape. All yoga/meditation users more likely exercised and followed a low glycemic diet or diet books; and women with obesity occasionally using yoga/meditation also more likely used fasting or smoking to lose weight. Yoga/meditation users with normal BMI appear to be more satisfied with their body weight and shape than non-yoga/meditation users. While women with normal BMI or overweight tend to rely on healthy weight control methods, women with obesity occasional using yoga/meditation may more likely utilize unhealthy weight control methods. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Yoga, Meditation and Mind-Body Health: Increased BDNF, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Altered Inflammatory Marker Expression after a 3-Month Yoga and Meditation Retreat.

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    Cahn, B Rael; Goodman, Matthew S; Peterson, Christine T; Maturi, Raj; Mills, Paul J

    2017-01-01

    Thirty-eight individuals (mean age: 34.8 years old) participating in a 3-month yoga and meditation retreat were assessed before and after the intervention for psychometric measures, brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), circadian salivary cortisol levels, and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Participation in the retreat was found to be associated with decreases in self-reported anxiety and depression as well as increases in mindfulness. As hypothesized, increases in the plasma levels of BDNF and increases in the magnitude of the cortisol awakening response (CAR) were also observed. The normalized change in BDNF levels was inversely correlated with BSI-18 anxiety scores at both the pre-retreat ( r = 0.40, p mind-body integration and well-being. The increased BDNF levels observed is a potential mediator between meditative practices and brain health, the increased CAR is likely a reflection of increased dynamic physiological arousal, and the relationship of the dual enhancement of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine changes to healthy immunologic functioning is discussed.

  19. An introduction to Kundalini yoga meditation techniques that are specific for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

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    Shannahoff-Khalsa, David S

    2004-02-01

    The ancient system of Kundalini yoga includes a vast array of meditation techniques and many were discovered to be specific for treating the psychiatric disorders as we know them today. One such technique was found to be specific for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the fourth most common psychiatric disorder, and the tenth most disabling disorder worldwide. Two published clinical trials are described here for treating OCD using a specific Kundalini yoga protocol. This OCD protocol also includes techniques that are useful for a wide range of anxiety disorders, as well as a technique specific for learning to manage fear, one for tranquilizing an angry mind, one for meeting mental challenges, and one for turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Part of that protocol is included here and published in detail elsewhere. In addition, a number of other disorder-specific meditation techniques are included here to help bring these tools to the attention of the medical and scientific community. These techniques are specific for phobias, addictive and substance abuse disorders, major depressive disorders, dyslexia, grief, insomnia and other sleep disorders.

  20. Influence of long-term Sahaja Yoga meditation practice on emotional processing in the brain: An ERP study.

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    Reva, N V; Pavlov, S V; Loktev, K V; Korenyok, V V; Aftanas, L I

    2014-12-05

    Despite growing interest in meditation as a tool for alternative therapy of stress-related and psychosomatic diseases, brain mechanisms of beneficial influences of meditation practice on health and quality of life are still unclear. We propose that the key point is a persistent change in emotional functioning, specifically the modulation of the early appraisal of motivational significance of events. The main aim was to study the effects of long-term meditation practice on event-related brain potentials (ERPs) during affective picture viewing. ERPs were recorded in 20 long-term Sahaja Yoga meditators and 20 control subjects without prior experience in meditation. The meditators' mid-latency (140-400ms) ERPs were attenuated for both positive and negative pictures (i.e. there were no arousal-related increases in ERP positivity) and this effect was more prominent over the right hemisphere. However, we found no differences in the long latency (400-800ms) responses to emotional images, associated with meditation practice. In addition we found stronger ERP negativity in the time window 200-300ms for meditators compared to the controls, regardless of picture valence. We assume that long-term meditation practice enhances frontal top-down control over fast automatic salience detection, based on amygdala functions. Copyright © 2014 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Regulation of gene expression by yoga, meditation and related practices: a review of recent studies.

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    Saatcioglu, Fahri

    2013-02-01

    Integrative medicine (IM) approaches have gained significant interest in recent years to provide a solution for the health care challenges we face today. Yogic cognitive-behavioral practices are among the most widely used IM approaches and include diverse practices such as yoga asanas, meditation, breathing exercises, Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chih, and various others. Studies to date suggest that these yogic/meditative practices have significant positive effects on the mind-body system and thereby can increase wellness and support the healing process from disease. Previous work has provided evidence for both psychological and physiological effects of these practices; however, the mechanisms of these effects, especially at the molecular level, have largely been missing. Three recent studies started to provide some of this information through gene expression profiling in circulating immune cells, which support the hypothesis that yogic/meditative practices have a measurable effect at the molecular level. These studies are reviewed herein and some future perspectives are considered. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Is the practice of yoga or meditation associated with a healthy lifestyle? Results of a national cross-sectional survey of 28,695 Australian women.

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    Cramer, Holger; Sibbritt, David; Park, Crystal L; Adams, Jon; Lauche, Romy

    2017-10-01

    To examine the relationship between yoga/meditation practice and health behavior in Australian women. Women aged 19-25years, 31-36years, and 62-67years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) were surveyed regarding smoking, alcohol or drug use, physical activity and dietary behavior; and whether they practiced yoga/meditation on a regular basis. Associations of health behaviors with yoga/meditation practice were analyzed using multiple logistic regression modelling. 11,344, 8200, and 9151 women aged 19-25years, 31-36years, and 62-67years, respectively, were included of which 29.0%, 21.7%, and 20.7%, respectively, practiced yoga/meditation. Women practicing yoga/meditation were significantly more likely to report at least moderate physical activity levels (OR=1.50-2.79), to follow a vegetarian (OR=1.67-3.22) or vegan (OR=2.26-3.68) diet, and to report the use of marijuana (OR=1.28-1.89) and illicit drugs in the last 12 months (OR=1.23-1.98). Yoga/meditation practice was associated with higher physical activity levels, a higher likelihood of vegetarian or vegan diet use, and a higher likelihood of drug use. While health professionals should keep the potential vulnerability of yoga/meditation practitioners to drug use in mind, the positive associations of yoga/meditation with a variety of positive health behaviors warrant its consideration in preventive medicine and healthcare. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. [Yoga and meditation: helpful techniques to improve the life of cancer patients].

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    Nesi, Elisa

    2012-01-01

    Cancer is certainly one of the most upsetting things that can happen in a life time, it manages to totally destroy the balance of those affected. The person can suffer from anxiety and fear to such a point that they see their future with terror. These difficulties have a devastating effect on the quality of life of the patient and their families, the latter often being given little consideration by carers. Sometime tailored psychotherapy or medical care can partially contribute only to help the patient and their families-caregiver. Techniques such as Yoga and some structured meditation, e.g. Mindfulness which work on the "feeling" of mind and body can be of help. These techniques lead to a reduction in distress and so add to a better quality of life, fundamental in each stage of the illness.

  4. The association between regular yoga and meditation practice and falls and injuries: Results of a national cross-sectional survey among Australian women.

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    Cramer, Holger; Sibbritt, David; Adams, Jon; Lauche, Romy

    2016-02-01

    Falls are the leading cause of injuries in women across all ages. While yoga has been shown to increase balance, it has also been associated with injuries due to falls during practice. This study aimed to analyse whether regular yoga or meditation practice is associated with the frequency of falls and fall-related injuries in upper middle-aged Australian women. Women aged 59-64 years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) were queried regarding falls and falls-related injuries; and whether they regularly practiced yoga or meditation. Associations of falls and falls-related injuries with yoga or meditation practice were analysed using chi-squared tests and multiple logistic regression modelling. Of 10,011 women, 4413 (44.1%) had slipped, tripped or stumbled, 2770 (27.7%) had fallen to the ground, 1398 (14.0%) had been injured as a result of falling, and 901 (9.0%) women had sought medical attention for a fall-related injury within the previous 12 months. Yoga or meditation was practiced regularly by 746 (7.5%) women. No associations of falls, fall-related injuries and treatment due to falls-related injury with yoga or meditation practice were found. No association between yoga or meditation practice and falls or fall-related injuries have been found. Further studies are warranted for conclusive judgement of benefits and safety of yoga and meditation in relation to balance, falls and fall-related injuries. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Patient perspectives: Kundalini yoga meditation techniques for psycho-oncology and as potential therapies for cancer.

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    Shannahoff-Khalsa, David S

    2005-03-01

    The ancient system of Kundalini Yoga (KY) includes a vast array of meditation techniques. Some were discovered to be specific for treating psychiatric disorders and others are supposedly beneficial for treating cancers. To date, 2 clinical trials have been conducted for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The first was an open uncontrolled trial and the second a single-blinded randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing a KY protocol against the Relaxation Response and Mindfulness Meditation (RRMM) techniques combined. Both trials showed efficacy on all psychological scales using the KY protocol; however, the RCT showed no efficacy on any scale with the RRMM control group. The KY protocol employed an OCD-specific meditation technique combined with other techniques that are individually specific for anxiety, low energy, fear, anger, meeting mental challenges, and turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts. In addition to OCD symptoms, other symptoms, including anxiety and depression, were also significantly reduced. Elements of the KY protocol other than the OCD-specific technique also may have applications for psycho-oncology patients and are described here. Two depression-specific KY techniques are described that also help combat mental fatigue and low energy. A 7-part protocol is described that would be used in KY practice to affect the full spectrum of emotions and distress that complicate a cancer diagnosis. In addition, there are KY techniques that practitioners have used in treating cancer. These techniques have not yet been subjected to formal clinical trials but are described here as potential adjunctive therapies. A case history demonstrating rapid onset of acute relief of intense fear in a terminal breast cancer patient using a KY technique specific for fear is presented. A second case history is reported for a surviving male diagnosed in 1988 with terminal prostate cancer who has used KY therapy long term as part of a self

  6. Mind-Body Practices and the Self: Yoga and Meditation Do Not Quiet the Ego but Instead Boost Self-Enhancement.

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    Gebauer, Jochen E; Nehrlich, Andreas D; Stahlberg, Dagmar; Sedikides, Constantine; Hackenschmidt, Anke; Schick, Doreen; Stegmaier, Clara A; Windfelder, Cara C; Bruk, Anna; Mander, Johannes

    2018-06-01

    Mind-body practices enjoy immense public and scientific interest. Yoga and meditation are highly popular. Purportedly, they foster well-being by curtailing self-enhancement bias. However, this "ego-quieting" effect contradicts an apparent psychological universal, the self-centrality principle. According to this principle, practicing any skill renders that skill self-central, and self-centrality breeds self-enhancement bias. We examined those opposing predictions in the first tests of mind-body practices' self-enhancement effects. In Experiment 1, we followed 93 yoga students over 15 weeks, assessing self-centrality and self-enhancement bias after yoga practice (yoga condition, n = 246) and without practice (control condition, n = 231). In Experiment 2, we followed 162 meditators over 4 weeks (meditation condition: n = 246; control condition: n = 245). Self-enhancement bias was higher in the yoga (Experiment 1) and meditation (Experiment 2) conditions, and those effects were mediated by greater self-centrality. Additionally, greater self-enhancement bias mediated mind-body practices' well-being benefits. Evidently, neither yoga nor meditation fully quiet the ego; to the contrary, they boost self-enhancement.

  7. Yoga Meditation Practitioners Exhibit Greater Gray Matter Volume and Fewer Reported Cognitive Failures: Results of a Preliminary Voxel-Based Morphometric Analysis

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Hatha yoga techniques, including physical postures (asanas, breathing exercises (pranayama, and meditation, involve the practice of mindfulness. In turn, yoga meditation practices may induce the state of mindfulness, which, when evoked recurrently through repeated practice, may accrue into trait or dispositional mindfulness. Putatively, these changes may be mediated by experience-dependent neuroplastic changes. Though prior studies have identified differences in gray matter volume (GMV between long-term mindfulness practitioners and controls, no studies to date have reported on whether yoga meditation is associated with GMV differences. The present study investigated GMV differences between yoga meditation practitioners (YMP and a matched control group (CG. The YMP group exhibited greater GM volume in frontal, limbic, temporal, occipital, and cerebellar regions; whereas the CG had no greater regional greater GMV. In addition, the YMP group reported significantly fewer cognitive failures on the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ, the magnitude of which was positively correlated with GMV in numerous regions identified in the primary analysis. Lastly, GMV was positively correlated with the duration of yoga practice. Results from this preliminary study suggest that hatha yoga practice may be associated with the promotion of neuroplastic changes in executive brain systems, which may confer therapeutic benefits that accrue with repeated practice.

  8. Mindful2Work: Effects of Combined Physical Exercise, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relieve in Employees. A Proof of Concept Study

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    de Bruin, Esther I.; Formsma, Anne R.; Frijstein, Gerard; Bögels, Susan M.

    2017-01-01

    Work-related stress and associated illness and burnout is rising in western society, with now as much as almost a quarter of European and half of USA's employees estimated to be at the point of burnout. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, and physical exercise have all shown beneficial effects for

  9. Mindful2Work: Effects of combined physical exercise, yoga, and mindfulness meditations for stress relieve in employees : A proof of concept study

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    de Bruin, E.I.; Formsma, A.R.; Frijstein, G.; Bögels, S.M.

    2017-01-01

    Work-related stress and associated illness and burnout is rising in western society, with now as much as almost a quarter of European and half of USA’s employees estimated to be at the point of burnout. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, and physical exercise have all shown beneficial effects for

  10. Yoga som terapeutisk aktivitet

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    Broge, Julie Wolf

    2014-01-01

    Artiklen præsenterer yoga som terapeutisk aktivitet til børn og unge med særlige behov. Den gavnlige virkning af yoga uddybes.......Artiklen præsenterer yoga som terapeutisk aktivitet til børn og unge med særlige behov. Den gavnlige virkning af yoga uddybes....

  11. Yoga

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    ... can compare tips on healthy eating and exercise habits, evaluate each other's poses for form, and keep ... stay focused. Perhaps you'd like to incorporate power yoga into your routine so you get a ...

  12. Meditation

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    ... References Bonadonna R. Meditation's impact on chronic illness . Holistic Nursing Practice . 2003;17(6):309–319. Cardoso ... and integrative medicine in lung cancer: diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3 rd ed: American College ...

  13. Mind-body practices and the self: yoga and meditation do not quiet the ego, but instead boost self-enhancement

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    Gebauer, Jochen; Nehrlich, A.D.; Stahlberg, D.; Sedikides, Constantine; Hackenschmidt, D; Schick, D; Stegmaie, C A; Windfelder, C. C; Bruk, A; Mander, J V

    2018-01-01

    Mind-body practices enjoy immense public and scientific interest. Yoga and meditation are highly popular. Purportedly, they foster well-being by “quieting the ego” or, more specifically, curtailing self-enhancement. However, this ego-quieting effect contradicts an apparent psychological universal, the self-centrality principle. According to this principle, practicing any skill renders it self-central, and self-centrality breeds self-enhancement. We examined those opposing predictions in the f...

  14. Yoga

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      Reprise des cours Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen La liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er février au 30 juin est disponible sur notre site web : http://cern.ch/club-yoga/ Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant n° 2, Bât. 504 (salle n° 3 pour le zen et la sophrologie). Prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) : 220 CHF plus 5 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Note : avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations http://cern.ch/club-yoga/ e-mail : cecile.granier@cern.ch

  15. Yoga

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      ASSEMBLEE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE     Lundi 7 mai à 12 h 00 Bât. 504, entresol, Salle des Clubs   Ordre du jour : • Rapport d’activité • Rapport financier • élection d’un nouveau Comité • Divers Chaque membre du Club inscrit en 2011/2012 aux cours de Yoga, Tai Chi, Zazen ou de Sophrologie est invité à participer à l’Assemblée générale. Devenez membre au Comité du Club et faites parvenir votre candidature à cecile.granier@cern.ch.

  16. Time to Talk: 5 Things You Should Know about Yoga

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    ... Y Z 5 Things You Should Know About Yoga Share: Yoga typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation or relaxation. Researchers are studying how yoga may be used to help improve health and ...

  17. Yoga club

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    A new yoga course is starting on Tuesday evenings in B504-E-005 from February 3rd till July 7th. The course is Power yoga (also known as Dynamic yoga), it is a modern and western discipline inspired by Ashtanga yoga. An intense physical work-out will lead you to a meditation in motion, it is highly effective in relaxing and refreshing your mind. More flexible than traditional yoga styles, each posture is linked to the following via a sun salutation (vinyasa), building a creative flow that varies from class to class. In each lesson lasts one hour and half will train your body and mind in strength, cardio-vascular resistance, flexibility, equilibrium and concentration. Your teacher, Alice Maria Donati (alicemariadonati@gmail.com) is a young theoretical physicist with a great passion for yoga. She trained as a yoga teacher in Spain over the past two years, and taught several classes in the Yogana Center of Granada. Her specialties are hatha and power yoga, with special focus on postural corrections and ...

  18. Mindfulness meditation

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    Grünenberg, Kristina; Walker, Hanne Kjærgaard; Knudsen, Jakob Skov

    2009-01-01

    Meditation er ikke et nyt fænomen i det danske samfund. Det er den fokus som meditationsformen Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) har været genstand for i de senere år imidlertid. Inden for en sundhedssociologisk ramme undersøges nogle af grundene til, at netop MBSR er blevet populær både i...... en analyse af empirien, i hvilken forfatterne bl.a. argumenterer for, at opfattelsen af virkninger tilskrevet mindfulness meditation må ses i relation til to diskurser, som fremanalyseres og benævnes henholdsvis autenticitets- og e ektiviseringsdiskurserne. Disse diskurser udgør i artiklen...

  19. Mindful2Work: Effects of Combined Physical Exercise, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relieve in Employees. A Proof of Concept Study.

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    de Bruin, Esther I; Formsma, Anne R; Frijstein, Gerard; Bögels, Susan M

    2017-01-01

    Work-related stress and associated illness and burnout is rising in western society, with now as much as almost a quarter of European and half of USA's employees estimated to be at the point of burnout. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, and physical exercise have all shown beneficial effects for work-related stress and illness. This proof of concept study assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of the newly developed Mindful2Work training, a combination of physical exercise, restorative yoga, and mindfulness meditations, delivered in six weekly group sessions plus a follow-up session. Participants ( n  = 26, four males), referred by company doctors with (work-related) stress and burnout complaints, completed measurements pre and post the intervention, as well as at 6-week (FU1) and 6-month (FU2) follow-up. Results showed very high feasibility and acceptability of the Mindful2Work training. The training and trainers were rated with an 8.1 and 8.4 on a 1-10 scale, respectively, and training dropout rate was zero. Significant improvements with (very) large effect sizes were demonstrated for the primary outcome measures of physical and mental workability, and for anxiety, depression, stress, sleep quality, positive and negative affect, which remained (very) large and mostly increased further over time. Risk for long-term dropout from work (checklist individual strength [CIS]) was 92 % at pre-test, reduced to 67 % at post-test, to 44 % at FU1, and 35 % at FU2, whereas employees worked (RTWI) 65 % of their contract hours per week at pre-test, which increased to 73 % at post-test, 81 % at FU1 and 93 % at FU2. Intensity of home practice or number of attended sessions were not related to training effects. To conclude, the newly developed Mindful2Work training seems very feasible, and acceptable, and although no control group was included, the large effects of Mindful2Work are highly promising.

  20. Patanjali and neuroscientific research on meditation

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    Bærentsen, Klaus B.

    2015-01-01

    The definition of meditation (or yoga) by Patanjali as “restriction (or stilling) of the fluctuations of the mind” may be an appropriate starting point for research on meditation using fMRI. An operational definition of the neural substrate of meditation which is adequate to Patanjalis definition...

  1. Yoga en la India antigua

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    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Las orientaciones precisas de la religión hindú para desarrollar las capacidades del hombre se hallan bajo el nombre de Yoga. El yoga es un conjunto de técnicas de dominio de sí mismo y meditación, que en el hinduismo adopta distintas modalidades; se puede hablar del yoga hindú, budista, jainista, etc. En sentido más restringido, el término se refiere a una de las seis escuelas ortodoxas de la filosofía india. Asimismo, se designa con la palabra yoga toda instrucción o disciplina encaminada hacia la liberación. Existen en el hinduismo numerosas denominaciones para las diferentes sendas del yoga. Las más conocidas en Occidente son: bhakti-yoga o «yoga de la correcta actitud religiosa»; rája-yoga o «yoga del desarrollo de la conciencia»; karma-yoga o «yoga de las acciones correctas»; jñána-yoga o «yoga del conocimiento» y hatha-yoga o «yoga del poder sobre el cuerpo». La doctrina clásica sobre el yoga está recogida en los Yoga-Sütra de Patañjali. A partir de una cierta época el sistema Yoga fue combinado eclécticamente con el sistema Samkhya.The precise orientations of the Hindú religión to develop men abilities are under the ñame of Yoga. The yoga is a join of techniques of meditation and self-domination, in which Hinduism have different modalities; it can be talk about Hindú yoga, Buddhist yoga, janist yoga, etc.. In a more restricted way, the word refers to one of the six orthodox schools of the Indian philosophy. It's desing, as well, with the word yoga, every instruction or discipline direct to liberation. There are so many denominations in Hinduism for the different yoga ways. The most known in Occident are bhakti-yoga or «yoga of the ríght religious actitude»; rája-yoga or «yoga of the conscience develop»; Karmayoga or «yoga of the corred action», jñána-yogsa or «yoga of the knowledge» and hatha-yoga or «yoga of ttie power on tlie body». The classic yoga doctrine is collect in the yoga

  2. Yoga and health

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    Davendra Kumar Taneja

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Yoga has been the subject of research in the past few decades for therapeutic purposes for modern epidemic diseases like mental stress, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Individual studies report beneficial effect of yoga in these conditions, indicating that it can be used as nonpharmaceutical measure or complement to drug therapy for treatment of these conditions. However, these studies have used only yoga asana, pranayama, and/ or short periods of meditation for therapeutic purposes. General perception about yoga is also the same, which is not correct. Yoga in fact means union of individual consciousness with the supreme consciousness. It involves eight rungs or limbs of yoga, which include yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi. Intense practice of these leads to self-realization, which is the primary goal of yoga. An analytical look at the rungs and the goal of yoga shows that it is a holistic way of life leading to a state of complete physical, social, mental, and spiritual well-being and harmony with nature. This is in contrast to purely economic and material developmental goal of modern civilization, which has brought social unrest and ecological devastation.

  3. Yoga and menopausal transition.

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    Vaze, Nirmala; Joshi, Sulabha

    2010-07-01

    With increased life expectancy, today, women spend one-third of their life after menopause. Thus more attention is needed towards peri- and post-menopausal symptoms. Estrogen replacement therapy is the most effective treatment, however, it has its own limitations. The present need is to explore new options for the management of menopausal symptoms. Yogic life style is a way of living which aims to improve the body, mind and day to day life of individuals. The most commonly performed Yoga practices are postures (asana), controlled breathing (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana). Yoga has been utilized as a therapeutic tool to achieve positive health and control and cure diseases. The exact mechanism as to how Yoga helps in various disease states is not known. There could be neuro-hormonal pathways with a selective effect in each pathological situation. There have been multiple studies that have combined the many aspects of Yoga into a general Yoga session in order to investigate its effects on menopausal symptoms. Integrated approach of Yoga therapy can improve hot flushes and night sweats. There is increasing evidence suggesting that even the short-term practice of Yoga can decrease both psychological and physiological risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studies conclude that our age old therapy, Yoga, is fairly effective in managing menopausal symptoms.

  4. Comparison of higher order spectra in heart rate signals during two techniques of meditation: Chi and Kundalini meditation.

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    Goshvarpour, Ateke; Goshvarpour, Atefeh

    2013-02-01

    The human heartbeat is one of the important examples of complex physiologic fluctuations. For the first time in this study higher order spectra of heart rate signals during meditation have explored. Specifically, the aim of this study was to analysis and compares the contribution of quadratic phase coupling of human heart rate variability during two forms of meditation: (1) Chinese Chi (or Qigong) meditation and (2) Kundalini Yoga meditation. For this purpose, Bispectrum was estimated by using biased, parametric and the direct (FFT) method. The results show that the mean Bispectrum magnitude of heart rate signals increased during Kundalini Yoga meditation, but it decreased significantly during Chi meditation. However, in both meditation techniques phase-coupled harmonics are shifted to the higher frequencies during meditation. In addition, it has shown that not only there are significant differences between rest and meditation states, but also heart rate patterns appear to be influenced by different types of meditation.

  5. Er mere meditation relateret til større behandlingseffekter? – Empirisk baserede anbefalinger til en mere kontekstuel meditationsforskning og interventionspraksis

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    Jensen, Christian Gaden; Holde, Louise Victoria Alliverti

    2016-01-01

    Meditation is increasingly applied in health promotion and clinical interventions although the influence of meditation during multimodal interventions is unclear. Even among meditation-based interventions (MBI), theories and recommendations concerning meditation vary substantially. Our primary...... purpose is to discuss from an empirical base if MBI-participants’ amount of meditation practice is a substantial factor for the treatment effects. We investigate this especially by reviewing MBI-research on dose-effect relationships between meditation and outcome changes, and neuroimaging studies...... of meditators and MBI-participants. The clinical evidence shows that participants’ amount of meditation practice is not consistently related to treatment effects. Neuroscientific studies support this notion, since previous meditation practice has not been consistently or specifically related to structural...

  6. The enhancement of visuospatial processing efficiency through Buddhist Deity meditation.

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    Kozhevnikov, Maria; Louchakova, Olga; Josipovic, Zoran; Motes, Michael A

    2009-05-01

    This study examined the effects of meditation on mental imagery, evaluating Buddhist monks' reports concerning their extraordinary imagery skills. Practitioners of Buddhist meditation were divided into two groups according to their preferred meditation style: Deity Yoga (focused attention on an internal visual image) or Open Presence (evenly distributed attention, not directed to any particular object). Both groups of meditators completed computerized mental-imagery tasks before and after meditation. Their performance was compared with that of control groups, who either rested or performed other visuospatial tasks between testing sessions. The results indicate that all the groups performed at the same baseline level, but after meditation, Deity Yoga practitioners demonstrated a dramatic increase in performance on imagery tasks compared with the other groups. The results suggest that Deity meditation specifically trains one's capacity to access heightened visuospatial processing resources, rather than generally improving visuospatial imagery abilities.

  7. Meditation therapy for anxiety disorders.

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    Krisanaprakornkit, T; Krisanaprakornkit, W; Piyavhatkul, N; Laopaiboon, M

    2006-01-25

    transcendental meditation showed a reduction in anxiety symptoms and electromyography score comparable with electromyography-biofeedback and relaxation therapy. Another study compared Kundalini Yoga (KY), with Relaxation/Mindfulness Meditation. The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale showed no statistically significant difference between groups. The overall dropout rate in both studies was high (33-44%). Neither study reported on adverse effects of meditation. The small number of studies included in this review do not permit any conclusions to be drawn on the effectiveness of meditation therapy for anxiety disorders. Transcendental meditation is comparable with other kinds of relaxation therapies in reducing anxiety, and Kundalini Yoga did not show significant effectiveness in treating obsessive-compulsive disorders compared with Relaxation/Meditation. Drop out rates appear to be high, and adverse effects of meditation have not been reported. More trials are needed.

  8. Aligning Yoga With Its Evolving Role in Health Care: Comments on Yoga Practice, Policy, Research.

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    Patwardhan, Avinash R

    2017-07-01

    Evidence is accumulating that suggests that yoga has beneficial effects in mitigating the impact of certain diseases. As a result, efforts are being made to medicalize yoga and use it within integrative medicine as a therapy. However, there are substantial shortcomings in the practice, policy, and research of yoga that undermine its optimal use. Yoga as a modality functions within a context. Therefore, it is important to occasionally step back and examine the entirety of the context from a high vantage to assess whether the tactical and programmatic endeavors are aligned with the strategic intended purpose. This commentary discusses a few policy issues relevant to some key stakeholders. It suggests that yoga therapists need to calibrate their model of yoga by reducing emphasis on postures and increasing it on meditation and breathing exercises while catering to clients with chronic conditions. It recommends that yoga research should be more critical in evaluating yoga's fundamental tenets and use reductionist approach to do so. It proposes that autonomous regulators should extricate injury prone postures from the body of yoga practice for regulatory purposes, rather than regulate yoga summarily. It is suggested that payers should pay for yoga. However, they should use payment model as it is used for vaccination, instead of paying as it is done for physiotherapy. It concludes that yoga can help, but before it can help it needs help itself, and the various stakeholders need to reflect on the big picture so that they can collaborate on these improvements.

  9. Cancer patients’ experiences with and perceived outcomes of yoga: results from focus groups

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    Kraan, C.F.; Chinapaw, M.J.M.; Drossaert, Constance H.C.; Verdonck- de Leeuw, I.M.; Buffart, L.M.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose Yoga is a “mind–body” exercise, a combination of physical poses with breathing and meditation, and may have beneficial effects on physical and psychosocial symptoms. We aimed to explore cancer patients’ motives for practicing yoga, experiences of practicing yoga, and perceived physical and

  10. Cancer patients' experiences with and perceived outcomes of yoga: results from focus groups.

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    van Uden-Kraan, C.F.; Chinapaw, M.J.M.; Drossaert, C.H.; de Leeuw, I.M.; Buffart, L.M.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Yoga is a "mind-body" exercise, a combination of physical poses with breathing and meditation, and may have beneficial effects on physical and psychosocial symptoms. We aimed to explore cancer patients' motives for practicing yoga, experiences of practicing yoga, and perceived physical and

  11. Visibility graph analysis on heartbeat dynamics of meditation training

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    Jiang, Sen; Bian, Chunhua; Ning, Xinbao; Ma, Qianli D. Y.

    2013-06-01

    We apply the visibility graph analysis to human heartbeat dynamics by constructing the complex networks of heartbeat interval time series and investigating the statistical properties of the network before and during chi and yoga meditation. The experiment results show that visibility graph analysis can reveal the dynamical changes caused by meditation training manifested as regular heartbeat, which is closely related to the adjustment of autonomous neural system, and visibility graph analysis is effective to evaluate the effect of meditation.

  12. Yoga in Australia: Results of a national survey

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    Stephen Penman

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation are well documented, yet little is known about the practice of yoga in Australia or elsewhere, whether as a physical activity, a form of therapy, a spiritual path or a lifestyle. Materials and Methods: To investigate the practice of yoga in Australia, a national survey of yoga practitioners was conducted utilizing a comprehensive web-based questionnaire. Respondents were self-selecting to participate. A total of 3,892 respondents completed the survey. Sixty overseas respondents and 1265 yoga teachers (to be reported separately were excluded, leaving 2,567 yoga practitioner respondents. Results: The typical yoga survey respondent was a 41-year-old, tertiary educated, employed, health-conscious female (85% women. Asana (postures and vinyasa (sequences of postures represented 61% of the time spent practicing, with the other 39% devoted to the gentler practices of relaxation, pranayama (breathing techniques, meditation and instruction. Respondents commonly started practicing yoga for health and fitness but often continued practicing for stress management. One in five respondents practiced yoga for a specific health or medical reason which was seen to be improved by yoga practice. Of these, more people used yoga for stress management and anxiety than back, neck or shoulder problems, suggesting that mental health may be the primary health-related motivation for practicing yoga. Healthy lifestyle choices were seen to be more prevalent in respondents with more years of practice. Yoga-related injuries occurring under supervision in the previous 12 months were low at 2.4% of respondents. Conclusions: Yoga practice was seen to assist in the management of specific health issues and medical conditions. Regular yoga practice may also exert a healthy lifestyle effect including vegetarianism, non-smoking, reduced alcohol consumption, increased exercise and reduced stress with resulting cost benefits

  13. Yoga in Australia: Results of a national survey.

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    Penman, Stephen; Cohen, Marc; Stevens, Philip; Jackson, Sue

    2012-07-01

    The therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation are well documented, yet little is known about the practice of yoga in Australia or elsewhere, whether as a physical activity, a form of therapy, a spiritual path or a lifestyle. To investigate the practice of yoga in Australia, a national survey of yoga practitioners was conducted utilizing a comprehensive web-based questionnaire. Respondents were self-selecting to participate. A total of 3,892 respondents completed the survey. Sixty overseas respondents and 1265 yoga teachers (to be reported separately) were excluded, leaving 2,567 yoga practitioner respondents. The typical yoga survey respondent was a 41-year-old, tertiary educated, employed, health-conscious female (85% women). Asana (postures) and vinyasa (sequences of postures) represented 61% of the time spent practicing, with the other 39% devoted to the gentler practices of relaxation, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and instruction. Respondents commonly started practicing yoga for health and fitness but often continued practicing for stress management. One in five respondents practiced yoga for a specific health or medical reason which was seen to be improved by yoga practice. Of these, more people used yoga for stress management and anxiety than back, neck or shoulder problems, suggesting that mental health may be the primary health-related motivation for practicing yoga. Healthy lifestyle choices were seen to be more prevalent in respondents with more years of practice. Yoga-related injuries occurring under supervision in the previous 12 months were low at 2.4% of respondents. Yoga practice was seen to assist in the management of specific health issues and medical conditions. Regular yoga practice may also exert a healthy lifestyle effect including vegetarianism, non-smoking, reduced alcohol consumption, increased exercise and reduced stress with resulting cost benefits to the community.

  14. A Qualitative Study Exploring Community Yoga Practice in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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    Greysen, Heather M; Greysen, S Ryan; Lee, Kathryn A; Hong, Oi Saeng; Katz, Patricia; Leutwyler, Heather

    2017-06-01

    Yoga may improve physical function and reduce disease symptoms in adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, little is known about how patients with RA are practicing yoga in the community. The objective of this qualitative study was to explore community yoga practice characteristics and thoughts about yoga practice for adults with RA. Participants completed a semi-structured telephone interview with open-ended questions. Thematic analysis was used to analyze interview transcripts. A convenience sample of 17 adults with rheumatologist-diagnosed RA who had participated in yoga within the past year were asked about the decision to start, continue, and stop yoga; the perceived benefits of yoga; components of yoga sessions; and general thoughts about yoga as it relates to RA. Although eight different styles of yoga were practiced, commonalities in yoga class components (such as stretching, strengthening, deep breathing, meditation, and positive messaging from the instructor) reveal examples of preferred types of yoga for patients with RA. Three main themes emerged, each with multiple subthemes: (1) motivators (physical fitness, influence of others, reduced price), (2) barriers (cost, symptom burden, class difficulty), and (3) benefits of yoga practice (mind-body, a tool for coping, pride/achievement, social, and "yoga meets you where you are"). In this study, patients with RA described how yoga practice helped improve physical and psychosocial symptoms related to their disease. Yoga practice, a dynamic exercise, encompassing many different styles, can provide many benefits for adults with RA; however, yoga may not be beneficial for every adult with RA.

  15. Yoga Club

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    Les activités du club de yoga reprennent le 1er septembre Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen Êtes-vous à la recherche de bien-être, sérénité, forme physique, souplesse de corps et d’esprit ? Voulez-vous réduire votre stress ? Rejoignez le club de yoga! Des cours tous les jours de la semaine, 8 professeurs différents cern.ch/club-yoga/ cern.ch/club-yoga/  

  16. Late total hip arthroplasty dislocation due to yoga

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    Murillo Adrados, MD

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available Yoga has become a popular form of exercise, recreation, and meditation for adults in the United States. As the popularity of both yoga and the incidence of hip replacements have both coincidentally increased over the last 2 decades, we imagine that the number of total hip replacement patients partaking in the practice of yoga has also increased. There are no clear guidelines available for yoga practice following hip replacement. To date, there have been no published reports of prosthetic hip dislocations during yoga. We present 2 cases of late total hip dislocations during yoga and provide a review of the available orthopaedic literature and our recommendations on patient restrictions and education with respect to practicing yoga after a hip replacement.

  17. Yoga Club

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    Les activités du club de yoga reprennent le 1er septembre  Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Méditation Êtes-vous à la recherche de bien-être, sérénité, forme physique, souplesse de corps et d’esprit ? Voulez-vous réduire votre stress ?  Rejoignez le club de yoga!  Des cours tous les jours de la semaine, 10 professeurs différents cern.ch/club-yoga/

  18. Dynamical complexity changes during two forms of meditation

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    Li, Jin; Hu, Jing; Zhang, Yinhong; Zhang, Xiaofeng

    2011-06-01

    Detection of dynamical complexity changes in natural and man-made systems has deep scientific and practical meaning. We use the base-scale entropy method to analyze dynamical complexity changes for heart rate variability (HRV) series during specific traditional forms of Chinese Chi and Kundalini Yoga meditation techniques in healthy young adults. The results show that dynamical complexity decreases in meditation states for two forms of meditation. Meanwhile, we detected changes in probability distribution of m-words during meditation and explained this changes using probability distribution of sine function. The base-scale entropy method may be used on a wider range of physiologic signals.

  19. Åben og Rolig for Unge

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    Westphael, Gitte; Krogh, Søren Christian; Jensen, Christian Gaden

    -14 deltagere) i samarbejde mellem Rigshospitalet og Herbert Bensons forskningsgruppe ved Harvard University (Jensen et al., 2015). Kurset afholdes af to psykologuddannede, certificerede instruktører og baseres på den biopsykosociale sundhedsmodel og sammensatte metoder, herunder meditation, kognitive øvelser...

  20. Yoga club

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    L'Assemblée Générale du club de yoga aura lieu le 28 mai à 12 heures sur la mezzanine du bâtiment 504, en face des salles de yoga. Les points suivants seront traités : Rapport d'activité Comptes Bureau Divers Nous vous attendons nombreux.

  1. Yoga, Anxiety, and Some Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women

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    Asim CENGIZ

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to examine the effects of a yoga program on anxiety, and some cardiovascular risk factors. Forty - six elderly participants aged 40 – 51 years women. The yoga program was based on 3 times/week for 10 weeks a set of yoga techniques, in the form of asana (postures and deep relaxation technique, pranayama (breathing techniques and meditation three for 60 minutes three times a week. The level of anxiety and decreased the risk factors for cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVD. The yoga program reduced the level of anxiety and decreased the risk factors for cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVD in the experimental group. After 8 weeks of the yoga program. SBP, DBP, B MI, HR and WC values were improved. It is likely that the yoga practices of controlling body, mind, and spirit combine to provide useful physiological effects for healthy people and for people compromised by cardiovascular disease.

  2. YOGA CLUB

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    DÉBUT DES COURS   mercredi 1er septembre 2010   (Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen) Liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1 er septembre 2010 au 31 janvier 2011. New: one course will be held in English Viniyoga (progressive and adaptable yoga, emphasis on breathing) Courses held in English Teacher: Marta Csatari 1 course per week Tuesday 12h15 – 13h30 Viniyoga (yoga progressif et adapté, appui sur la respiration) Professeur : Magali Roussel 2 cours hebdomadaires Lundi       11h15 – 12h30                12h30 – 13h45 (débutants) Hatha Yoga et yoga chinois (tonification musculaire) Professeur : Marie-Claude Pihet 2 cours hebdomadaires Mardi      17h30 – 18h30 &nb...

  3. Regarding Descartes' meditations as meditational

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    Hettche, Matthew

    1995-01-01

    Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy is often hailed as one of the great classics of western philosophy. First-time readers of the Meditations are often struck by Descartes' clear and accessible writing style. Within recent scholarship (e.g., most notably, Amelie Osksenberg Rorty's collection of Essays on Descartes' Meditations [1986]), much attention has been focused toward examining the philosophical import of Descartes' literary techniques. In particular, discussion...

  4. Yoga Enhances Positive Psychological States in Young Adult Musicians.

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    Butzer, Bethany; Ahmed, Khalique; Khalsa, Sat Bir S

    2016-06-01

    Although yoga has been shown to be a viable technique for improving the performance of the mind and body, little attention has been directed to studying the relationship between yoga and the psychological states of flow and mindfulness. Musicians enrolled in a 2-month fellowship program in 2005, 2006 and 2007 were invited to participate in a yoga and meditation program. Fellows not participating in the yoga program were recruited separately as controls. All participants completed baseline and end-program questionnaires evaluating dispositional flow, mindfulness, confusion, and music performance anxiety. Compared to controls, yoga participants reported significant decreases in confusion and increases in dispositional flow. Yoga participants in the 2006 sample also reported significant increases in the mindfulness subscale of awareness. Correlational analyses revealed that increases in participants' dispositional flow and mindfulness were associated with decreases in confusion and music performance anxiety. This study demonstrates the commonalities between positive psychology and yoga, both of which are focused on enhancing human performance and promoting beneficial psychological states. The results suggest that yoga and meditation may enhance the states of flow and mindful awareness, and reduce confusion.

  5. Evaluation of a social cognitive theory-based yoga intervention to reduce anxiety.

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    Mehta, Purvi; Sharma, Manoj

    Yoga is often viewed as a form of alternative and complementary medicine, as it strives to achieve equilibrium between the body and mind that aids healing. Studies have shown the beneficial role of yoga in anxiety reduction. The purpose of this study was to design and evaluate a 10-week social cognitive theory based yoga intervention to reduce anxiety. The yoga intervention utilized the constructs of behavioral capability, expectations, self-efficacy for yoga from social cognitive theory, and included asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), shava asana (relaxation), and dhyana (meditation). A one-between and one-within group, quasi-experimental design was utilized for evaluation. Scales measuring expectations from yoga, self-efficacy for yoga, and Speilberger's State Trait Anxiety Inventory, were administered before and after the intervention. Repeated measures analyses of variance (ANOVA) were performed to compare pre-test and post-test scores in the two groups. Yoga as an approach shows promising results for anxiety reduction.

  6. Yoga Club

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    YOGA CLUB – REPRISE DES COURS (Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen) Liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 5 septembre 2011 au 31 janvier 2012. YOGA d'inspiration Viniyoga et Thibétaine Professeur : Danielle Fahy 3 cours hebdomadaires Lundi  11h15 – 12h30           12h30 – 13h45 (débutants) Mardi  12h15 – 13h30 Viniyoga (progressive and adaptable yoga, emphasis on breathing) Courses held in English Teacher: Beatriz Recio Palomero 1 course per week Tuesday  12h15 – 13h30 Hatha Yoga et yoga chinois (tonification musculaire) Professeur : Marie-Claude Pihet 2 cours hebdomadaires Mardi  17h30 – 18h30           18h30 – 19h30 (avancés) Hatha Yoga et stretching Professeur : Michel Cohen 6 cours h...

  7. Yoga club

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    Il reste des places dans certains cours de yoga. Sabine Sourny Massonnet propose trois cours de yoga dynamique : Lundi – 12 h 15 à 13 h 30 Mardi – 17 h 15 à 18 h 15 Jeudi – 17 h 15 à 18 h 15 Les cours ont lieu sur la mezzanine du bâtiment 504. L’attention est portée sur un enchainement de postures, la synchronisation du mouvement au souffle, la relaxation et la méditation. Contact: icideja@yahoo.fr http://home.cern/cern-people/clubs/yoga-club

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    https://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/ Club de yoga : les cours continuent en été Daniel Anner - Monday 17.00 – 18.00 Dynamic power yoga, English and French Contact: grooveyoga@gmail.com Sabine Sourny Massonnet (français) - lundi 8, 15, 22, 29 août, 12h15 - 13h30 L’attention est portée sur un enchainement de postures dynamiques, la synchronisation du mouvement au souffle, la relaxation & la méditation. Contact: icideja@yahoo.fr

  9. Yoga and physical exercise - a review and comparison.

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    Govindaraj, Ramajayam; Karmani, Sneha; Varambally, Shivarama; Gangadhar, B N

    2016-06-01

    Yoga is a multifaceted spiritual tool with enhanced health and well-being as one of its positive effects. The components of yoga which are very commonly applied for health benefits are asanas (physical postures), pranayama (regulated breathing) and meditation. In the context of asanas, yoga resembles more of a physical exercise, which may lead to the perception that yoga is another kind of physical exercise. This article aims at exploring the commonalities and differences between yoga and physical exercise in terms of concepts, possible mechanisms and effectiveness for health benefits. A narrative review is undertaken based on traditional and contemporary literature for yoga, along with scientific articles available on yoga and exercise including head-to-head comparative trials with healthy volunteers and patients with various disease conditions. Physical exercises and the physical components of yoga practices have several similarities, but also important differences. Evidence suggests that yoga interventions appear to be equal and/or superior to exercise in most outcome measures. Emphasis on breath regulation, mindfulness during practice, and importance given to maintenance of postures are some of the elements which differentiate yoga practices from physical exercises.

  10. Exaggerated heart rate oscillations during two meditation techniques.

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    Peng, C K; Mietus, J E; Liu, Y; Khalsa, G; Douglas, P S; Benson, H; Goldberger, A L

    1999-07-31

    We report extremely prominent heart rate oscillations associated with slow breathing during specific traditional forms of Chinese Chi and Kundalini Yoga meditation techniques in healthy young adults. We applied both spectral analysis and a novel analytic technique based on the Hilbert transform to quantify these heart rate dynamics. The amplitude of these oscillations during meditation was significantly greater than in the pre-meditation control state and also in three non-meditation control groups: i) elite athletes during sleep, ii) healthy young adults during metronomic breathing, and iii) healthy young adults during spontaneous nocturnal breathing. This finding, along with the marked variability of the beat-to-beat heart rate dynamics during such profound meditative states, challenges the notion of meditation as only an autonomically quiescent state.

  11. Increased dopamine tone during meditation-induced change of consciousness

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    Kjaer, Troels W; Bertelsen, Camilla; Piccini, Paola

    2002-01-01

    This is the first in vivo demonstration of an association between endogenous neurotransmitter release and conscious experience. Using 11C-raclopride PET we demonstrated increased endogenous dopamine release in the ventral striatum during Yoga Nidra meditation. Yoga Nidra is characterized by a dep......This is the first in vivo demonstration of an association between endogenous neurotransmitter release and conscious experience. Using 11C-raclopride PET we demonstrated increased endogenous dopamine release in the ventral striatum during Yoga Nidra meditation. Yoga Nidra is characterized...... the frontal cortex to striatal neurons, which in turn project back to the frontal cortex via the pallidum and ventral thalamus. The present study was designed to investigate whether endogenous dopamine release increases during loss of executive control in meditation. Participants underwent two 11C......-raclopride PET scans: one while attending to speech with eyes closed, and one during active meditation. The tracer competes with endogenous dopamine for access to dopamine D2 receptors predominantly found in the basal ganglia. During meditation, 11C-raclopride binding in ventral striatum decreased by 7...

  12. Characteristics of Yoga Practitioners, Motivators, and Yoga Techniques of Choice: A Cross-sectional Study

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    Shirley Telles

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundThe characteristics of yoga practitioners and factors motivating people to practice yoga have been studied in the US and in Australia. This study aimed to determine the characteristics of yoga users in India, the factors that motivate them to practice yoga, and the yoga techniques of choice.Materials and methodsThe study was a one-time, cross-sectional survey based on convenience sampling. Inclusion criteria were (a a minimum of 1 week experience of yoga and (b at least 10 years of age. 14,250 people received the survey. After excluding those who did not meet the inclusion criteria or filled in the survey incompletely or incorrectly, 5,157 respondents were included in the study.ResultsOut of 5,157 respondents, there were more males (67.3%, aged between 21 and 44 years (33.7% of the sample surveyed, educated up to high school (62.5%, students (39.3%, and those who had between 1 and 12 months of experience in yoga (54.4%. The first most common reason to practice yoga for all respondents was physical fitness. Three of the remaining reasons to practice yoga differed significantly with age: (i yoga for disease management (χ2 = 17.62, p < 0.005, (ii yoga as a hobby (χ2 = 10.87, p < 0.05, and (iii yoga based on the guru’s (teacher’s instructions (χ2 = 20.05, p < 0.001. The yoga technique of choice [i.e., (i asanas (χ2 = 23.17, p < 0.001, (ii pranayama (χ2 = 19.87, p < 0.001, or (iii meditation (χ2 = 9.64, p < 0.05] differed significantly across age groups.ConclusionIn India, a yoga practitioner was more likely to be male, between 21 and 44 years of age, high school educated, and a student. The reasons to practice yoga and the yoga technique of choice differed significantly with age.

  13. YOGA CLUB

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    NOUVELLES INSCRIPTIONS Liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er février au 30 juin 2010. Viniyoga (yoga progressif et adapté, appui sur la respiration) Professeur : Danielle Fahy 3 cours hebdomadaires   Lundi 11 h 15 – 12 h 30   12 h 30 – 13 h 45 (débutants) Mardi 12 h 15 – 13 h 30   Hatha Yoga et yoga chinois (tonification musculaire) Professeur : Marie-Claude Pihet 2 cours hebdomadaires   Mardi 17 h 30 – 18 h 30   18 h 30 – 19 h 30 (avancés)   Hatha Yoga et stretching Professeur : Michel Cohen 6 cours hebdomadaires   Mercredi 11 h 30 –...

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    L'Assemblée générale du club de yoga aura lieu le 28 mai à 12 heures sur la mezzanine du bâtiment 504, en face des salles de yoga. Les points suivants seront traités : Rapport d'activité Comptes Bureau Révision des statuts Divers Nous vous attendons nombreux.

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    DÉBUT DES COURS mardi 1er février 2011 (Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen) Liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1 er février 2011 au 30 juin 2011.   Viniyoga (progressive and adaptable yoga, emphasis on breathing)  Courses held in English Teacher : Marta Csatari 1 course per week Tuesday 12h15 – 13h30 Yoga d’inspiration Viniyoga et Thibétaine Professeur : Danielle FAHY 2 cours hebdomadaires Lundi 11h15 – 12h30          12h30 – 13h45 Hatha Yoga et yoga chinois (tonification musculaire) Professeur : Marie-Claude Pihet 2 cours hebdomadaires Mardi 17h30 – 18h30            18h30 – 19h30 (avancés) Hatha Yoga et stretching Professeur : Michel Cohen 6 cours hebdomadaires Mercredi 11h30 &...

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    DÉBUT DES COURS mardi 1er février 2011 (Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen)   Liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1 er février 2011 au 30 juin 2011.   Viniyoga (progressive and adaptable yoga, emphasis on breathing)  Courses held in English Teacher : Marta Csatari 1 course per week Tuesday 12h15 – 13h30 Yoga d’inspiration Viniyoga et Thibétaine Professeur : Danielle FAHY 2 cours hebdomadaires Lundi 11h15 – 12h30           12h30 – 13h45 Hatha Yoga et yoga chinois (tonification musculaire) Professeur : Marie-Claude Pihet 2 cours hebdomadaires Mardi 17h30 – 18h30            18h30 – 19h30 (avancés) Hatha Yoga et stretching Professeur : Michel Cohen 6 cours hebdomadai...

  17. The Effect of Yoga on Menstrual Disorders: A Systematic Review.

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    Oates, Jennifer

    2017-06-01

    To summarize and evaluate evidence for the effect of yoga on menstrual disorders. PubMed, CINAHL/MEDLINE, Web of Science, AMED, and Scopus were searched for English-language literature relevant to the review question. All primary research studies were included. Fifteen studies described in 18 papers were included in the review. A range of yoga interventions were used. Some studies used a combination of Asana, Pranayama, and other yogic relaxation or meditation techniques. All included studies reported some change in their outcome measures, suggesting reduced symptoms of menstrual distress following a yoga intervention; however, the heterogeneity and intensity of the interventions and outcome measures meant that findings have limited generalizability and applicability in practice settings. Further research on the relationship between yoga practice and menstrual disorders is warranted, but there must be both consistency in the methods, measures, and quality of studies and a shift toward research on yoga practices that are replicable outside of the clinical trial setting.

  18. Frequency of Yoga Practice Predicts Health: Results of a National Survey of Yoga Practitioners

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    Alyson Ross

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Yoga shows promise as a therapeutic intervention, but relationships between yoga practice and health are underexplored. Purpose. To examine the relationship between yoga practice and health (subjective well-being, diet, BMI, smoking, alcohol/caffeine consumption, sleep, fatigue, social support, mindfulness, and physical activity. Methods. Cross-sectional, anonymous internet surveys distributed to 4307 randomly selected from 18,160 individuals at 15 US Iyengar yoga studios; 1045 (24.3% surveys completed. Results. Mean age 51.7 (± 11.7 years; 84.2% female. Frequency of home practice favorably predicted (P < .001: mindfulness, subjective well-being, BMI, fruit and vegetable consumption, vegetarian status, sleep, and fatigue. Each component of yoga practice (different categories of physical poses, breath work, meditation, philosophy study predicted at least 1 health outcome (P < .05. Conclusions. Home practice of yoga predicted health better than years of practice or class frequency. Different physical poses and yoga techniques may have unique health benefits.

  19. Medical Yoga Therapy

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    Ina Stephens

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Medical yoga is defined as the use of yoga practices for the prevention and treatment of  medical conditions. Beyond the physical elements of yoga, which are important and effective for  strengthening  the  body,  medical  yoga  also  incorporates  appropriate  breathing  techniques,  mindfulness, and meditation in order to achieve the maximum benefits. Multiple studies have  shown that yoga can positively impact the body in many ways, including helping to regulate blood  glucose levels, improve musculoskeletal ailments and keeping the cardiovascular system in tune. It  also has been shown to have important psychological benefits, as the practice of yoga can help to  increase mental energy and positive feelings, and decrease negative feelings of aggressiveness,  depression and anxiety.

  20. Yoga Club

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    Reprise des cours – Venez nombreux ! Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen La liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er septembre 2013 au 31 janvier 2014  est disponible sur notre site web : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/. Lieu Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant no 2, Bât. 504 (dans la salle no 3 pour la sophrologie). Prix des cours Le prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) est fixé à 220 CHF plus 5 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. Inscriptions Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/ e-mail : cecile.granier@cern.ch

  1. Yoga Club

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    REPRISE DES COURS Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen Liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 5 septembre 2011 au 31 janvier 2012  disponible sur notre sit web : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/. Lieu Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant No 2, Bât. 504 (dans la salle no 3 pour le Zen et la Sophrologie). Prix des cours  Le prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) est fixé à 220 CHF plus 5 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. Inscriptions Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Note : avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/ e-mail : cecile.granier@cern.ch

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    Reprise des cours – Venez nombreux ! Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen La liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er septembre 2013 au 31 janvier 2014  est disponible sur notre site web : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/. Lieu Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant no 2, Bât. 504 (dans la salle no 3 pour la sophrologie). Prix des cours Le prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) est fixé à 220 CHF plus 5 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. Inscriptions Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/ e-mail : cecile.granier@cern.ch

  3. Increased Gamma Brainwave Amplitude Compared to Control in Three Different Meditation Traditions.

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    Claire Braboszcz

    Full Text Available Despite decades of research, effects of different types of meditation on electroencephalographic (EEG activity are still being defined. We compared practitioners of three different meditation traditions (Vipassana, Himalayan Yoga and Isha Shoonya with a control group during a meditative and instructed mind-wandering (IMW block. All meditators showed higher parieto-occipital 60-110 Hz gamma amplitude than control subjects as a trait effect observed during meditation and when considering meditation and IMW periods together. Moreover, this gamma power was positively correlated with participants meditation experience. Independent component analysis was used to show that gamma activity did not originate in eye or muscle artifacts. In addition, we observed higher 7-11 Hz alpha activity in the Vipassana group compared to all the other groups during both meditation and instructed mind wandering and lower 10-11 Hz activity in the Himalayan yoga group during meditation only. We showed that meditation practice is correlated to changes in the EEG gamma frequency range that are common to a variety of meditation practices.

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    Les membres du Club de Yoga sont invités à l’'Assemblée générale du club qui se tiendra le  : Vendredi 18 mars à 13h00 dans la salle 13-3-005 (près de l’entrée B) L’ordre du jour est disponible sur le site du club: cern.ch/club-yoga/ Si vous ne pouvez pas vous rendre à l’Assemblée générale, merci de remplir une procuration (disponible sur le site) et de l’envoyer à l’adresse suivante: cernyoga@cern.ch Le comité du club de yoga du CERN

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    Les membres du Club de Yoga sont invités à l’'Assemblée générale du club qui se tiendra le  : Vendredi 18 mars à 13h00 dans la salle 13-3-005 (près de l’entrée B) L’ordre du jour est disponible sur le site du club: cern.ch/club-yoga/ Si vous ne pouvez pas vous rendre à l’Assemblée générale, merci de remplir une procuration (disponible sur le site) et de l’envoyer à l’adresse suivante: cernyoga@cern.ch Le comité du club de yoga du CERN

  6. YOGA CLUB

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     NOUVELLES INSCRIPTIONS Liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1 février au 30 juin 2010.  – Viniyoga (yoga progressif et adapté, appui sur la respiration) Professeur : Danielle Fahy 3 cours hebdomadaires : Lundi     11h15 – 12h30              12h30 – 13h45 (débutants) Mardi     12h15 – 13h30 – Hatha yoga et yoga chinois (tonification musculaire) Note : début de ce cours le 8 septembre 2009 Professeur : Marie-Claude Pihet 2 cours hebdomadaires : Mardi     17h30 – 18h30               18h30 – 19h30 (avancés) – Hath...

  7. Yoga Club

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       Il reste des places dans certains cours de yoga. Sabine Sourny Massonnet propose trois cours de yoga dynamique : Lundi – 12h15 à 13h30 Mardi – 17h15 à 18h15 Jeudi – 17h15 à 18h15 Les cours ont lieu sur la mezzanine du bâtiment 504. L’attention est portée sur un enchainement de postures, la synchronisation du mouvement au souffle, la relaxation et la méditation. Contact: icideja@yahoo.fr http://home.cern/cern-people/clubs/yoga-club Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE ...

  8. MEDITATIVE PSYCHOANALYSIS.

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    Rubin, Jeffrey B

    2016-03-01

    Psychoanalysis and meditation not only compensate for the other's blind spots, but also, when practiced together, can provide a richer experience than either discipline pursued alone. After considering the way meditation cultivates heightened attentiveness, refines sensory clarity, lessens self-criticism, and increases affect tolerance, thereby deepening psychoanalytic listening, I'll examine how psychoanalytic perspectives on unconscious communication and meaning illuminate and transform the nearsightedness of meditation, aiding therapists and clients in understanding troubling thoughts, feelings, and behavior. This helps therapists deepen their capacity to help those people with whom they work. The paper also attempts to illuminate how the therapeutic relationship, conceived of in a freer and more empathic way--as the vehicle for both validating a person's experience and providing opportunities for new forms of relatedness and self-transformation--provides a crucible in which old and dysfunctional ways of caring for oneself and relating to other people emerge and new patterns of self-care and intimacy can be established. In the concluding section, I will delineate meditative psychoanalysis, my own integration of meditation and psychoanalysis. Clinical material will illustrate my theoretical reflections.

  9. Effect of Sahaja yoga practice on stress management in patients of epilepsy.

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    Panjwani, U; Gupta, H L; Singh, S H; Selvamurthy, W; Rai, U C

    1995-04-01

    An attempt was made to evaluate the effect of Sahaja yoga meditation in stress management in patients of epilepsy. The study was carried out on 32 patients of epilepsy who were rendomly divided into 3 groups: group I subjects practised Sahaja yoga meditation for 6 months, group II subjects practised postural exercises mimicking Sahaja yoga and group III served as the epileptic control group. Galvanic skin resistance (GSR), blood lactate and urinary vinyl mandelic acid (U-VMA) were recorded at 0, 3 and 6 months. There were significant changes at 3 & 6 months as compared to 0 month values in GSR, blood lactate and U-VMA levels in group I subjects, but not in group II and group III subjects. The results indicate that reduction in stress following Sahaja yoga practice may be responsible for clinical improvement which had been earlier reported in patients who practised Sahaja yoga.

  10. Branding yoga: The cases of Iyengar Yoga, Siddha Yoga and Anusara Yoga

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    Andrea R. Jain

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In October 1989, long-time yoga student, John Friend (b. 1959 travelled to India to study with yoga masters. First, he went to Pune for a one-month intensive postural yoga programme at the Ramamani Iyengar Memor­ial Yoga Institute, founded by a world-famous yoga proponent, B. K. S. Iyengar (b. 1918. Postural yoga(De Michelis 2005, Singleton 2010 refers to modern biomechanical systems of yoga which are based on sequences of asana or postures that are, through pranayama or ‘breathing exercises’, synchronized with the breath. Following Friend’s training in Iyengar Yoga, he travelled to Ganeshpuri, India where he met Chidvilasananda (b. 1954, the current guru of Siddha Yoga, at the Gurudev Siddha Peeth ashram. Siddha Yoga is a modern soteriological yoga system based on ideas and practices primarily derived from tantra. The encounter profoundly transformed Friend, and Chidvilasananda initiated him into Siddha Yoga (Williamson forthcoming.

  11. Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population

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    Bilderbeck, A.C.; Farias, M.; Brazil, I.A.; Jakobowitz, S.; Wikholm, C.

    2013-01-01

    Background Yoga and meditation have been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety in healthy volunteers and psychiatric populations. Recent work has also indicated that yoga can improve cognitive-behavioural performance and control. Although there have been no

  12. Yoga club

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    Reprise des cours Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen La liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er février 2013 au 30 juin 2013 est disponible sur notre site web : http://clubyoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/. Lieu Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant No 2, Bât. 504 (dans la salle no 3 pour le Zen et la Sophrologie). Prix des cours Le prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) est fixé à 220 CHF plus 5 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. Inscriptions Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Note : avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/ e-mail : cecile.granier@cern.ch

  13. Yoga Club

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    Reprise des cours Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, Zen La liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er février 2012 au 30 juin 2012  est disponible sur notre site web : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/club-yoga/. Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant n°2, Bât. 504 (salle n°3 pour le Zen et la Sophrologie). Prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) : 220 CHF plus 5 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Note : avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch/ e-mail : cecile.granier@cern.ch    

  14. A randomized control trial of the effect of yoga on Gunas (personality) and Health in normal healthy volunteers

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    Deshpande, Sudheer; Nagendra, H R; Raghuram, Nagarathna

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To study the efficacy of yoga on Guna (yogic personality measure) and general health in normal adults. Methods: Of the 1228 persons who attended introductory lectures, 226 subjects aged 18–71 years, of both sexes, who satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria and who consented to participate in the study were randomly allocated into two groups. The Yoga(Y) group practised an integrated yoga module that included asanas, pranayama, meditation, notional correction and devotional ...

  15. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Meditation for Work Stress, Anxiety and Depressed Mood in Full-Time Workers

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    R. Manocha

    2011-01-01

    Results. There was a significant improvement for the meditation group compared to both the relaxation control and the wait-list groups the PSQ (P=.026, and DD (P=.019. Conclusions. Mental silence-orientated meditation, in this case Sahaja Yoga meditation, is a safe and effective strategy for dealing with work stress and depressive feelings. The findings suggest that “thought reduction” or “mental silence” may have specific effects relevant to work stress and hence occupational health.

  16. Meditation and the EEG

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    West, Michael

    1980-01-01

    Previous research on meditation and the EEG is described, and findings relating to EEG patterns during meditation are discussed. Comparisons of meditation with other altered states are reviewed and it is concluded that, on the basis of existing EEG evidence, there is some reason for differentiating between meditation and drowsing. Research on alpha-blocking and habituation of the blocking response during meditation is reviewed, and the effects of meditation on EEG patterns outside of meditati...

  17. Yoga Club

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    Reprise des cours – Venez nombreux ! Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi La liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er septembre 2015 au 31 janvier 2016 est disponible sur notre site web : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch Lieu Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant No 2, Bât. 504 (dans la salle no 3 pour la Sophrologie). Prix des cours Le prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) est fixé à 220 CHF plus 10 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. Inscriptions Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch

  18. Yoga Club

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    Reprise des cours – Venez nombreux ! Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi, ZenLa liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er septembre 2012 au 31 janvier 2013  est disponible sur notre site web : http://cern.ch/club-yoga/. LieuLes cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant no 2, Bât. 504 (dans la salle no 3 pour le Zen et la Sophrologie). Prix des cours Le prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) est fixé à 220 CHF plus 5 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. InscriptionsLes inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations : http://cern.ch/club-yoga/ e-mail : cecile.granier@cern.ch

  19. A randomized controlled trial of yoga for pregnant women with symptoms of depression and anxiety.

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    Davis, Kyle; Goodman, Sherryl H; Leiferman, Jenn; Taylor, Mary; Dimidjian, Sona

    2015-08-01

    Yoga may be well suited for depressed and anxious pregnant women, given reported benefits of meditation and physical activity and pregnant women's preference for nonpharmacological treatments. We randomly assigned 46 pregnant women with symptoms of depression and anxiety to an 8-week yoga intervention or treatment-as-usual (TAU) in order to examine feasibility and preliminary outcomes. Yoga was associated with high levels of credibility and satisfaction as an intervention for depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Participants in both conditions reported significant improvement in symptoms of depression and anxiety over time; and yoga was associated with significantly greater reduction in negative affect as compared to TAU (β = -0.53, SE = 0.20, p = .011). Prenatal yoga was found to be a feasible and acceptable intervention and was associated with reductions in symptoms of anxiety and depression; however, prenatal yoga only significantly outperformed TAU on reduction of negative affect. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  20. Montaignian Meditations

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    Zalloua, Zahi

    2012-01-01

    In Pascalian Meditations, Pierre Bourdieu counters Husserl’s disembodied, solipsistic Cartesian subjectivity with his well-known notion of habitus—that is, the self as embodied history, a history internalized as second nature and thus forgotten as history. Bourdieu turns to Blaise Pascal—the great anti-Cartesian—not only for inspiration but in order to establish a new interpretive ethos that transcends the seemingly intractable dilemma between objectivism and subjectivism. Bourdie...

  1. Yoga Club

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    ASSEMBLEE GENERALE ANNUELLE     LUNDI 7 mai à 12H00 Bât. 504, entresol, Salle des Clubs   Ordre du jour : • Rapport d’activité • Rapport financier • Election d’un nouveau Comité • Divers Chaque membre du Club inscrit en 2011/2012 aux cours de Yoga, Tai Chi, Zazen ou de Sophrologie est invité à participer à l’Assemblée générale. Devenez membre au Comité du Club et faites parvenir votre candidature à cecile.granier@cern.ch.

  2. Yoga club

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    Assemblée générale annuelle Mardi 1er juin à 12 h 30 Bât. 504, entresol, Salle des Clubs Ordre du jour • Rapport d’activité • Rapport financier • Election d’un nouveau Comité • Divers Chaque membre du Club inscrit en 2010–2011 aux cours de Yoga, Tai Chi, Zazen ou de Sophrologie est invité à participer à l’Assemblée générale. Devenez membre au Comité du Club et faites parvenir votre candidature à Margrit.Burri@cern.ch

  3. Yoga Club

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      Assemblée générale annuelle Jeudi 16 juin à 13 h 00 Bât. 504, entresol, Salle des Clubs Ordre du jour : Rapport d’activité Rapport financier Election d’un nouveau Comité Divers Chaque membre du Club inscrit en 2010 - 2011 aux cours de Yoga, Tai Chi, Zazen ou de Sophrologie est invité à participer à l’Assemblée Générale. Devenez membre au Comité du Club et faites parvenir votre candidature à cecile.granier@cern.ch

  4. Yoga Club

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    ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY Mardi 1er juin à 12 h 30 Bât. 504, entresol, Salle des Clubs   Ordre du jour • Rapport d’activité • Rapport financier • Election d’un nouveau Comité • Divers Chaque membre du Club inscrit en 2010 - 2011 aux cours de Yoga, Tai Chi, Zazen ou de Sophrologie est invité à participer à l’Assemblée Générale. Devenez membre au Comité du Club et faites parvenir votre candidature à Margrit.Burri@cern.ch

  5. Bringing the Divine down into Man : the building-up of the yoga path

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    Fernandes, Edrisi

    2002-01-01

    The author analizes the evolution of Yoga as an ascetic discipline, since the time of the absorption of the local inhabitants by the Aryan tribes, that settled in India in protohistoric times. Austerity vows, magical practices, breath control exercises and ascetic attitudes of the locals were incorporated in Vedic metaphysics and religion, and also in preclassical Yoga. The discovery of the power of ascetic/meditational practices gave rise to a progressive distantiation of the yogis f...

  6. Yoga Club

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    Reprise des cours – Venez nombreux ! Yoga, Sophrologie, Méditation, Tai Chi   La liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er septembre 2014 au 31 janvier 2015  est disponible sur notre site web : http://cern.ch/club-yoga/. Lieu : Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant No 2, Bât. 504 (dans la salle    n° 3 pour la sophrologie). Prix des cours : Le prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) est fixé à 220 CHF plus 10 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne, 2 cours par semaine: 400 CHF. Inscriptions : Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Avant de vous inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’effectuer une séance gratuite. Pour plus d’informations : Web : http://ce...

  7. Quality of Life and Functional Health Status of Long-Term Meditators

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    Ramesh Manocha

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. There is very little data describing the long-term health impacts of meditation. Aim. To compare the quality of life and functional health of long-term meditators to that of the normative population in Australia. Method. Using the SF-36 questionnaire and a Meditation Lifestyle Survey, we sampled 343 long-term Australian Sahaja Yoga meditation practitioners and compared their scores to those of the normative Australian population. Results. Six SF-36 subscales (bodily pain, general health, mental health, role limitation—emotional, social functioning, and vitality were significantly better in meditators compared to the national norms whereas two of the subscales (role limitation—physical, physical functioning were not significantly different. A substantial correlation between frequency of mental silence experience and the vitality, general health, and especially mental health subscales (P<0.005 was found. Conclusion. Long-term practitioners of Sahaja yoga meditation experience better functional health, especially mental health, compared to the general population. A relationship between functional health, especially mental health, and the frequency of meditative experience (mental silence exists that may be causal. Evidence for the potential role of this definition of meditation in enhancing quality of life, functional health and wellbeing is growing. Implications for primary mental health prevention are discussed.

  8. Yoga for Montessorians

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    Smith, Olynda

    2014-01-01

    When the author tells someone who does not do yoga that she is a yoga teacher, she often hears that they could not possibly do yoga. The most common reasons they give for this are: "I am really not flexible! I really don't like stretching!" and "Oh, but I wouldn't be any good at yoga!" Smith explains that, contrary to…

  9. Yoga in Correctional Settings: A Randomized Controlled Study

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    Nóra Kerekes

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundThe effect of yoga in the reduction of depressive symptoms, anxiety, stress, anger as well as in the increased ability of behavioral control has been shown. These effects of yoga are highly relevant for prison inmates who often have poor mental health and low impulse control. While it has been shown that yoga and meditation can be effective in improving subjective well-being, mental health, and executive functioning within prison populations, only a limited number of studies have proved this, using randomized controlled settings.MethodsA total of 152 participants from nine Swedish correctional facilities were randomly assigned to a 10-week yoga group (one class a week; N = 77 or a control group (N = 75. Before and after the intervention period, participants answered questionnaires measuring stress, aggression, affective states, sleep quality, and psychological well-being and completed a computerized test measuring attention and impulsivity.ResultsAfter the intervention period, significant improvements were found on 13 of the 16 variables within the yoga group (e.g., less perceived stress, better sleep quality, an increased psychological and emotional well-being, less aggressive, and antisocial behavior and on two within the control group. Compared to the control group, yoga class participants reported significantly improved emotional well-being and less antisocial behavior after 10 weeks of yoga. They also showed improved performance on the computerized test that measures attention and impulse control.ConclusionIt can be concluded that the yoga practiced in Swedish correctional facilities has positive effects on inmates’ well-being and on considerable risk factors associated with recidivism, such as impulsivity and antisocial behavior. Accordingly, the results show that yoga practice can play an important part in the rehabilitation of prison inmates.

  10. Quantitative Assessment of Heart Rate Dynamics during Meditation: An ECG Based Study with Multi-Fractality and Visibility Graph.

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    Bhaduri, Anirban; Ghosh, Dipak

    2016-01-01

    The cardiac dynamics during meditation is explored quantitatively with two chaos-based non-linear techniques viz. multi-fractal detrended fluctuation analysis and visibility network analysis techniques. The data used are the instantaneous heart rate (in beats/minute) of subjects performing Kundalini Yoga and Chi meditation from PhysioNet. The results show consistent differences between the quantitative parameters obtained by both the analysis techniques. This indicates an interesting phenomenon of change in the complexity of the cardiac dynamics during meditation supported with quantitative parameters. The results also produce a preliminary evidence that these techniques can be used as a measure of physiological impact on subjects performing meditation.

  11. Yoga Plus Talk Therapy for Depression: A Case Study of a Six Week Group

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    Kelli Foulkrod

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Yoga is increasingly becoming a popular method of addressing mental health symptoms. While there is research to support the use of yoga for depression, there is limited literature examining yoga in combination with talk therapy groups as a treatment for depression. The results of this case study series (n=4 provide support for the clinical efficacy of yoga in combination with talk therapy. Treatment consisted of 6 weeks of group sessions (90-min sessions each week with weekly home practice. Each group consisted of yoga, meditation, breathwork, and emotional processing. Decreases in depressive symptoms and increases in self-compassion were found. The findings of the case study are relevant because growing numbers of clients are presenting with depression and seeking alternative treatments.

  12. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of hippocampal activation during silent mantra meditation.

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    Engström, Maria; Pihlsgård, Johan; Lundberg, Peter; Söderfeldt, Birgitta

    2010-12-01

    The objective of the present study was to investigate whether moderately experienced meditators activate hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex during silent mantra meditation, as has been observed in earlier studies on subjects with several years of practice. Subjects with less than 2 years of meditation practice according to the Kundalini yoga or Acem tradition were examined by functional magnetic resonance imaging during silent mantra meditation, using an on-off block design. Whole-brain as well as region-of-interest analyses were performed. The most significant activation was found in the bilateral hippocampus/parahippocampal formations. Other areas with significant activation were the bilateral middle cingulate cortex and the bilateral precentral cortex. No activation in the anterior cingulate cortex was found, and only small activation clusters were observed in the prefrontal cortex. In conclusion, the main finding in this study was the significant activation in the hippocampi, which also has been correlated with meditation in several previous studies on very experienced meditators. We propose that the hippocampus is activated already after moderate meditation practice and also during different modes of meditation, including relaxation. The role of hippocampal activity during meditation should be further clarified in future studies, especially by investigating whether the meditation-correlated hippocampal activity is related to memory consolidation.

  13. Meditation: Process and effects

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    Sharma, Hari

    2015-01-01

    Meditation has become popular in many Western nations, especially the USA. An increasing body of research shows various health benefits associated with meditation and these findings have sparked interest in the field of medicine. The practice of meditation originated in the ancient Vedic times of India and is described in the ancient Vedic texts. Meditation is one of the modalities used in Ayurveda (Science of Life), the comprehensive, natural health care system that originated in the ancient...

  14. Quantitative evaluation of muscle relaxation induced by Kundalini yoga with the help of EMG integrator.

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    Narayan, R; Kamat, A; Khanolkar, M; Kamat, S; Desai, S R; Dhume, R A

    1990-10-01

    The present work is aimed to quantify the degree of relaxation of muscle under the effects of Kundalini Yoga with the help of EMG integrator. The data collected from 8 individuals (4 males 4 females) on the degree of muscle relaxation at the end of meditation revealed a significantly decreased muscle activity amounting to 58% of the basal level in both the sexes.

  15. Technology of integral transformational yoga for leadership : Manuscript for advances in management

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    Nandram, S.S.

    2011-01-01

    In management there is a need for holistic concepts to offer new perspective to leaders. Many management journals pay attention to this need by publishing articles on spirituality but most of them concentrate on defining spirituality. Yoga and meditation as spiritual tools become more and more

  16. Meditation, Mindfulness, Psyche and Soma: Eastern, Western Perspectives

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    Singla, Rashmi; Jordanov, Daniel; Autrup, Mads

    This presentation focuses on the genesis of meditation and mindfulness in the East for comprehension of these phenomena, which are increasingly applied and adapted in the current Western context. Their very origin from the East, particularly Buddhism and Yoga practices, directs our attention...... to the three major assumptions about human nature; the monoism between mind and body, the centrality of consciousness and meditation as a part of daily conduct. The mainstream Western understandings promoting the body-mind dualism are challenged by invoking the bodily experiences and consciousness emphasising...... is perceived as a way of resisting dualisms and binaries regarding psychological, physical, social and spiritual realities. We conclude that without a holistic, integrated understanding of the basic principles and assumptions in which meditation and mindfulness are embedded, there is a risk for these phenomena...

  17. A 15O-H2O PET study of meditation and the resting state of normal consciousness

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    Lou, H C; Kjaer, T W; Friberg, L

    1999-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to examine whether the neural structures subserving meditation can be reproducibly measured, and, if so, whether they are different from those supporting the resting state of normal consciousness. Cerebral blood flow distribution was investigated with the 15O-H20...... PET technique in nine young adults, who were highly experienced yoga teachers, during the relaxation meditation (Yoga Nidra), and during the resting state of normal consciousness. In addition, global CBF was measured in two of the subjects. Spectral EEG analysis was performed throughout...... the investigations. In meditation, differential activity was seen, with the noticeable exception of V1, in the posterior sensory and associative cortices known to participate in imagery tasks. In the resting state of normal consciousness (compared with meditation as a baseline), differential activity was found...

  18. Meditation: Process and effects.

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    Sharma, Hari

    2015-01-01

    Meditation has become popular in many Western nations, especially the USA. An increasing body of research shows various health benefits associated with meditation and these findings have sparked interest in the field of medicine. The practice of meditation originated in the ancient Vedic times of India and is described in the ancient Vedic texts. Meditation is one of the modalities used in Ayurveda (Science of Life), the comprehensive, natural health care system that originated in the ancient Vedic times of India. The term "meditation" is now loosely used to refer to a large number of diverse techniques. According to Vedic science, the true purpose of meditation is to connect oneself to one's deep inner Self. Techniques which achieve that goal serve the true purpose of meditation. Neurological and physiological correlates of meditation have been investigated previously. This article describes the process of meditation at a more fundamental level and aims to shed light on the deeper underlying mechanism of the beneficial effects associated with meditation. Research on the effects of meditation is summarized.

  19. Dharma, yoga, tantra.

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    Matus, Thomas

    2013-09-01

    In the mid-20th century, Selvararajan Yesudian (1916-1998), who was born in India to a Christian father, a physician, and spent most of his life in Switzerland, coauthored (with Elisabeth Haich) a book entitled Yoga and Health; since then, the coupling of these two words has largely defined the meaning of yoga in the West, especially in promotional literature for urban yoga schools and health-club programs. Authentic Indian traditions have indeed affirmed the therapeutic benefit of yoga, but they have consistently seen yoga as a "therapy of the soul," a way of "quieting the agitations of the heart," to the end of perceiving the Ultimate within the soul and, in religious terms, of realizing union with God. This paper will examine some classical yoga texts in relation to spiritual remedies for substance misuse and other forms of addiction and chemical dependency.

  20. Meditation for adults with haematological malignancies.

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    Salhofer, Ines; Will, Andrea; Monsef, Ina; Skoetz, Nicole

    2016-02-03

    Malignant neoplasms of the lymphoid or myeloid cell lines including lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma are referred to as haematological malignancies. Complementary and alternative treatment options such as meditation practice or yoga are becoming popular by treating all aspects of the disease including physical and psychological symptoms. However, there is still unclear evidence about meditation's effectiveness, and how its practice affects the lives of haematologically-diseased patients. This review aims to assess the benefits and harms of meditation practice as an additional treatment to standard care for adults with haematological malignancies. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, Issue 8, 2015), MEDLINE (1950 to August 2015), databases of ongoing trials, the metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT) (http://www.controlled-trials.com/mrct/), conference proceedings of annual meetings of: the American Society of Hematology; American Society of Clinical Oncology; European Hematology Association; European Congress for Integrative Medicine; and Global Advances in Health and Medicine (2010 to 2015). We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) using meditation practice for adult patients with haematological malignancies. Two review authors independently extracted data from eligible studies and assessed the risk of bias according to predefined criteria. We evaluated quality of life and depression. The other outcomes of overall survival, anxiety, fatigue, quality of sleep and adverse events could not be evaluated, because they were not assessed in the included trial. We included only one small trial published as an abstract article. The included study investigated the effects of meditation practice on patients newly hospitalised with acute leukaemia. Ninety-one participants enrolled in the study, but only 42 participants remained in the trial throughout the six-month follow-up period and were eligible for analysis. There was no

  1. The effect of long term combined yoga practice on the basal metabolic rate of healthy adults

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    Nagendra HR

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Different procedures practiced in yoga have stimulatory or inhibitory effects on the basal metabolic rate when studied acutely. In daily life however, these procedures are usually practiced in combination. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the net change in the basal metabolic rate (BMR of individuals actively engaging in a combination of yoga practices (asana or yogic postures, meditation and pranayama or breathing exercises for a minimum period of six months, at a residential yoga education and research center at Bangalore. Methods The measured BMR of individuals practicing yoga through a combination of practices was compared with that of control subjects who did not practice yoga but led similar lifestyles. Results The BMR of the yoga practitioners was significantly lower than that of the non-yoga group, and was lower by about 13 % when adjusted for body weight (P Conclusion This study shows that there is a significantly reduced BMR, probably linked to reduced arousal, with the long term practice of yoga using a combination of stimulatory and inhibitory yogic practices.

  2. CERN Yoga club

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    2017-01-01

    Members of the CERN Yoga club are invited to the General Assembly of the club which will take place on: Wednesday 5 July at 14.00 in conference room 504-E-005 (Next to Yoga room) The agenda is available on the club's website: cern.ch/club-yoga/ If you are unable to participate, please elect a proxy voter to vote on your behalf (available from your teacher or in the Yoga room) – these can be addressed to: cernyoga@cern.ch

  3. Mindfulness-based yoga intervention for women with depression.

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    Schuver, Katie J; Lewis, Beth A

    2016-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a 12-week mindfulness-based yoga intervention on depressive symptoms and rumination among depressed women. Prospective, randomized, controlled 12 week intervention pilot study. Depressive symptoms were assessed at baseline, post-intervention (12 weeks), and one-month follow-up. Women with a history of diagnosed depression and currently depressed were randomized to a mindfulness-based yoga condition or a walking control. The mindfulness-based yoga intervention consisted of a home-based yoga asana, pranayama and meditation practice with mindfulness education sessions delivered over the telephone. The walking control condition consisted of home-based walking sessions and health education sessions delivered over the phone. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Ruminative Responses Scale (RRS). Both groups reported decreases in depressive symptoms from baseline to post-intervention, f(1,33)=34.83, pyoga condition reported significantly lower levels of rumination than the control condition at post-intervention, after controlling for baseline levels of rumination, f(1,31)=6.23, pyoga may provide tools to manage ruminative thoughts among women with elevated depressive symptoms. Future studies, with larger samples are needed to address the effect of yoga on depression and further explore the impact on rumination. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Yoga and its impact on counterproductive work behavior

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    Umesh Dwivedi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Counterproductive work behavior (CWB is a matter of concern for many organizations because it represents a potential for an extensive range of negative performance and psycho-social outcomes for organization and its members and it results in enormous losses to organizations. Objectives: To assess the effect of yoga on working professionals and its role in the reduction of CWB by overcoming issues of stress, anxiety, aggression, and negative emotions. Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled pre- and post-test study conducted. Study sample included yoga group (n = 80 and control group (n = 80. Yoga module that included asanas, pranayama, meditation, and yogic theory lectures were taught to the yoga group. Mild to moderate physical exercises and management lectures were taught to the control group. Both groups received intervention for ten weeks, covering 1 hour daily, 5 days a week. Measurements of self-reported CWBs were taken as baseline and post intervention for assessment. Within group, comparison was performed in paired t-test and between group comparisons was performed in the analysis of covariance with baseline score as a covariate. Gender difference for CWB scores was measured in an independent t-test. The relationship between variables was investigated using Pearson correlation. Results: Yoga group reported statistically significant reduction in CWB in comparison to the control group. The gender difference was observed in the case of CWB scores. Conclusion: This study provides evidence of yoga practices as viable and costs effective solution in reducing CWB at the workplace and its predictors such as stress, negative affectivity, and aggression. There seems to be a great deal of assurance in the yoga session if conducted at workplace toward getting numerous benefits on the mental and physical health of employees and substantial savings for employers from losses.

  5. The physical postures of yoga practices may protect against depressive symptoms, even as life stressors increase: a moderation analysis.

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    Franklin, Rebecca A; Butler, Michael P; Bentley, Jacob A

    2018-08-01

    Yoga contains sub-components related to its physical postures (asana), breathing methods (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana). To test the hypothesis that specific yoga practices are associated with reduced psychological distress, 186 adults completed questionnaires assessing life stressors, symptom severity, and experience with each of these aspects of yoga. Each yoga sub-component was found to be negatively correlated with psychological distress indices. However, differing patterns of relationship to psychological distress symptoms were found for each yoga sub-component. Experience with asana was negatively correlated with global psychological distress (r = -.21, p moderated the predictive relationship between amount of asana experience and depressive symptoms. Asana was not related to depressive symptoms at low levels of life stressors, but became associated at mean (t[182] = -2.73, p research is needed to differentiate whether asana has an effect on psychological distress, and to better understand potential psychophysiological mechanisms of action.

  6. Psychobehavioral Effects of Meditation.

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    Pokorski, Mieczyslaw; Suchorzynska, Anna

    2018-01-01

    Meditation is an increasingly popular psychobehavioral therapy. Various meditation techniques in use make it hard to objectively scrutinize the psychological benefits. Therefore, in this study we set out to examine the effects of two fundamentally different meditative techniques, Zazen, 'seated meditation', in which the body and mind are calmed, and Tai Chi, 'meditation in motion', based on energetic martial art performance. The aim was to compare the effects of both techniques on personality structure, emotional intelligence, mood, and coping with stress. The study was conducted in 48 healthy volunteers, aged 39-50, divided into those practicing Zazen, Tai Chi, and the non-meditating controls, each group consisting of 16 persons. The psychometric tools consisted of Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS), the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology Mood Adjective Checklist (UMACL), Emotional Intelligence Inventory (INTE), and the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI). We found that both Zazen and Tai Chi meditations significantly enhanced openness to experience, one of the personality dimensions of the Big Five Model. The enhanced openness was associated with improved strategies for coping with stress. The meditators had less avoidance-oriented approaches to perceived stress. They also had improved mood compared with non-meditating controls. The findings suggest that enhanced openness to experience could shape one's desire to hold onto the meditation regimen. We conclude that both, diametrically different types of meditation, are conducive to mental health by improving the general well-being, counteracting stress, and leading to a better vigor of spirit. Meditation may thus be considered a complimentary, albeit rather modestly acting, adjunct to psychotherapy.

  7. Club de yoga

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    Stage de gymnastique évolutive et yoga Du 5 au 9 juillet De 12 heures 30 à 13 heures 30 Lieu : mezzanine bâtiment 504 Ce stage est ouvert aux membres du club de yoga du CERN. Renseignements : cecile.granier@cern.ch

  8. Yoga research review.

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    Field, Tiffany

    2016-08-01

    This paper is a review of empirical studies, review and meta-analysis publications on yoga from the last few years. The review includes demographics/prevalence of yoga as a practice, bibliometric analyses of the yoga publications and the use of yoga for physical fitness and cognitive function. Most of the studies reviewed here involve yoga effects on psychiatric and medical conditions. These include pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum depression; stress, PTSD, anxiety, and obesity; cardiovascular conditions including hypertension; pain syndromes including arthritis, headaches and low back pain; autoimmune conditions including asthma, type II diabetes and multiple sclerosis; immune conditions including HIV and breast cancer; and aging problems including balance, osteoporosis and Parkinson's. The methods and results of those studies are briefly summarized along with their limitations and suggestions for future research. Basically yoga has been more effective than control and waitlist control conditions, although not always more effective than treatment comparison groups such as other forms of exercise. More randomized controlled studies are needed in which yoga is compared to active exercise groups. Having established the physical and mental health benefits of yoga makes it ethically questionable to assign participants to inactive control groups. Shorter sessions should be investigated for cost-effectiveness and for daily practice. Multiple physical and physiological measures need to be added to the self-report research protocols and potential underlying mechanisms need to be further explored. In the interim, the studies reviewed here highlight the therapeutic effects of yoga, a practice that could come to be called yoga therapy. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Yoga Poses Increase Subjective Energy and State Self-Esteem in Comparison to 'Power Poses'.

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    Golec de Zavala, Agnieszka; Lantos, Dorottya; Bowden, Deborah

    2017-01-01

    Research on beneficial consequences of yoga focuses on the effects of yogic breathing and meditation. Less is known about the psychological effects of performing yoga postures. The present study investigated the effects of yoga poses on subjective sense of energy and self-esteem. The effects of yoga postures were compared to the effects of 'power poses,' which arguably increase the sense of power and self-confidence due to their association with interpersonal dominance (Carney et al., 2010). The study tested the novel prediction that yoga poses, which are not associated with interpersonal dominance but increase bodily energy, would increase the subjective feeling of energy and therefore increase self-esteem compared to 'high power' and 'low power' poses. A two factorial, between participants design was employed. Participants performed either two standing yoga poses with open front of the body ( n = 19), two standing yoga poses with covered front of the body ( n = 22), two expansive, high power poses ( n = 21), or two constrictive, low power poses ( n = 20) for 1-min each. The results showed that yoga poses in comparison to 'power poses' increased self-esteem. This effect was mediated by an increased subjective sense of energy and was observed when baseline trait self-esteem was controlled for. These results suggest that the effects of performing open, expansive body postures may be driven by processes other than the poses' association with interpersonal power and dominance. This study demonstrates that positive effects of yoga practice can occur after performing yoga poses for only 2 min.

  10. Origins of Mindfulness & Meditation

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    Singla, Rashmi

    2011-01-01

    Mindfulness & meditation are gaining popularity in the Western psychological practice in the past 3-4 decades, especially within psychotherapeutic approaches, health promotion, and stress reduction. The origins and the broader context, however, seem to be overlooked in some of these practices......- mind, centrality of consciousness and meditation as a part of daily conduct are presented. The basic constructs of Buddhism, an integral part of Indian psychology, in relation to mindfulness and meditation, are also delineated as illustrations of these assumptions. The second part reflects...... on the application of the meditative practices through cognitive existential study of mindfulness (Kabat-Zinn, 2003) and a study on the phenomenology of meditation (Madsen, 2007). Both emphasise an experienced instructor, regular practice as a part of daily life, conceptual consciousness understandings...

  11. Yoga and the heart

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    Rahul Mehrotra

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The concept of "Yoga" is currently gaining a lot of popularity worldwide owing to its various health benefits and other advantages such as safety and ease of practice. There is considerable evidence accumulating related to its benefits on health, especially cardiovascular health. There is, however, a lot of confusion related to the term "Yoga" in the various studies as it comprises several different practices. More good quality studies are needed utilizing different components of "Yoga" investigating their effects on cardiovascular disease. There is also a change in the understanding of the role of the heart in the human body.

  12. Using Meditation in Addiction Counseling

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    Young, Mark E.; DeLorenzi, Leigh de Armas; Cunningham, Laura

    2011-01-01

    Meditation has been studied as a way of reducing stress in counseling clients since the 1960s. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and new wave behavior therapies incorporate meditation techniques in their programs. This article identifies meditation's curative factors and limitations when using meditation in addiction settings.

  13. Got yoga?: A longitudinal analysis of thematic content and models' appearance-related attributes in advertisements spanning four decades of Yoga Journal.

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    Vinoski, Erin; Webb, Jennifer B; Warren-Findlow, Jan; Brewer, Kirstyn A; Kiffmeyer, Katheryn A

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    Yoga has become an increasingly common health practice among U.S. adults over the past decade. With this growth in popularity, yoga-related print media have been criticized for shifting away from yoga's traditional philosophies and promoting a thin, lean ideal physique representing the "yoga body." The purpose of this study was to (a) analyze the presence and content of advertisements over the 40-year publication history of Yoga Journal magazine and (b) explore female advertisement models' socio-demographic and appearance-related attributes over time. Results suggested that Yoga Journal now contains significantly more advertisements for food, nutritional supplements, and apparel and fewer advertisements for meditation and nutritional practices than in its early years of publication. Models were more frequently rated as White and in their 20s and 30s in recent years of publication. Trends in model body size matched shifts in culturally dominant body ideals over time. Implications and future research directions are considered. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Stress Management: Yoga

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    Healthy Lifestyle Stress management Is yoga right for you? It is if you want to fight stress, get fit and stay healthy. By ... particular, may be a good choice for stress management. Hatha is one of the most common styles ...

  15. Yoga for Health

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    ... According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey on the use ... previous year, and between the 2002 and 2007 NHIS, use of yoga among adults increased by 1 ...

  16. Implicit measure for yoga research: Yoga implicit association test

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    Judu V Ilavarasu

    2014-01-01

    Conclusions: Implicit measures may be used in the yoga field to assess constructs, which are difficult to self-report or may have social desirability threat. Y-IAT may be used to evaluate implicit preference toward yoga.

  17. Effect of yoga on academic performance in relation to stress

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    Kauts Amit

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Academic performance is concerned with the quantity and quality of learning attained in a subject or group of subjects after a long period of instruction. Excessive stress hampers students′ performance. Improvement in academic performance and alertness has been reported in several yogic studies. Aims and Objectives: The main objective of the study was to assess the effect of yoga on academic performance in relation to stress. Materials and Methods: The study started with 800 adolescent students; 159 high-stress students and 142 low-stress students were selected on the basis of scores obtained through Stress Battery. Experimental group and control group were given pre test in three subjects, i.e., Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. A yoga module consisting of yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, and a value orientation program was administered on experimental group for 7 weeks. The experimental and control groups were post-tested for their performance on the three subjects mentioned above. Results: The results show that the students, who practiced yoga performed better in academics. The study further shows that low-stress students performed better than high-stress students, meaning thereby that stress affects the students′ performance.

  18. Yoga for improving sleep quality and quality of life for older adults.

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    Halpern, Jonathan; Cohen, Marc; Kennedy, Gerard; Reece, John; Cahan, Clement; Baharav, Armanda

    2014-01-01

    The aging process is associated with physiological changes that affect sleep. In older adults, undiagnosed and untreated insomnia may cause impaired daily function and reduced quality of life (QoL). Insomnia is also a risk factor for accidents and falls that are the main cause of accidental deaths in older adults and, therefore, is associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates in older populations. The research team aimed to (1) examine the efficacy of a yoga intervention (YI) for the treatment of insomnia in older adults, (2) determine the ability of yoga to enhance the QoL of older adults, and (3) establish the applicability of yoga practice for older people in a Western cultural setting. A waiting-list controlled trial. Settings • The study took place in Jerusalem, Israel, from 2008-2009. Participants were older men and women (age ≥ 60 y) with insomnia. The YI group participated in 12 wk of classes, held 2 ×/wk, incorporating yoga postures, meditative yoga, and daily home practice of meditative yoga. The study used self-report assessments of sleep quality using the following: (1) sleep quality-the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and daily sleep and practice logs; (2) mood states-the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale long form (DASS-42) and the Profile of Mood States short form (POMS-SF); (3) a health survey (SF-36); and (4) mobile at-home sleep studies. Compared with controls, the YI group showed significant improvements in a range of subjective factors, including overall sleep quality; sleep efficiency; sleep latency and duration; self-assessed sleep quality; fatigue; general well-being; depression; anxiety; stress; tension; anger; vitality; and function in physical, emotional, and social roles. Yoga was shown to be safe and improved sleep and QoL in a group of older adults with insomnia. Outcomes depended on practice compliance.

  19. Evaluation of a residential Kundalini yoga lifestyle pilot program for addiction in India.

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    Khalsa, Sat Bir S; Khalsa, Gurucharan S; Khalsa, Hargopal K; Khalsa, Mukta K

    2008-01-01

    Previously reported substance abuse interventions incorporating meditation and spiritual approaches are believed to provide their benefit through modulation of both psychological and pyschosocial factors. A 90-day residential group pilot treatment program for substance abuse that incorporated a comprehensive array of yoga, meditation, spiritual and mind-body techniques was conducted in Amritsar, India. Subjects showed improvements on a number of psychological self-report questionnaires including the Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale and the Quality of Recovery Index. Application of comprehensive spiritual lifestyle interventions may prove effective in treating substance abuse, particularly in populations receptive to such approaches.

  20. Meditative Movement for Depression and Anxiety

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    Peter ePayne

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This review focuses on Meditative Movement (MM and its effects on anxiety, depression and other affective states. MM is a term identifying forms of exercise that use movement in conjunction with meditative attention to body sensations, including proprioception, interoception and kinesthesis. MM includes the traditional Chinese methods of Qigong (Chi Kung and Taijiquan (Tai Chi, some forms of Yoga and other Asian practices, as well as Western Somatic practices; however this review focuses primarily on Qigong and Taijiquan. We clarify the differences between MM and conventional exercise, present descriptions of several of the key methodologies of MM, and suggest how research into these practices may be approached in a systematic way. We also present evidence for possible mechanisms of the effects of MM on affective states, including the roles of posture, rhythm, coherent breathing, and the involvement of specific cortical and subcortical structures. We survey research outcomes summarized in reviews published since 2007. Results suggest that MM may be at least as effective as conventional exercise or other interventions in ameliorating anxiety and depression; however, study quality is generally poor and there are many confounding factors. This makes it difficult to draw definitive conclusions at this time. We suggest, however, that more research is warranted, and we offer specific suggestions for ensuring high-quality and productive future studies.

  1. Yoga and Quality of Life in Women with Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review.

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    McGovern, Christina E; Cheung, Corjena

    2018-06-14

    Primary dysmenorrhea is a prevalent condition causing quality of life (QOL) reduction for many women, resulting from pain as well as parallel social and psychological distress. Yoga reduces pain and sympathetic reactivity, thus promoting QOL. This article reports a systematic review of the evidence for the effectiveness of yoga as a QOL improvement method for women with primary dysmenorrhea. The PRISMA guidelines were used in preparation of this review. Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Scopus, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were screened through January 2017 using the keywords yoga, meditation, menstrual cycle, dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, and prostaglandins. English-language randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental studies regarding yoga, primary dysmenorrhea, and QOL were eligible; all yoga styles were included. Two independent reviewers rated the methodological quality of each study selected for review using the Downs and Black checklist; possible scores ranged from 0 to 32. Ratings were established through consensus. The search yielded a total of 378 articles, of which 14 (age range 13-45 years, N = 1409) met the criteria for final review: 8 RCTs and 6 quasi-experimental studies. Downs and Black ratings were predominantly moderate in quality with moderate risk of bias, ranging from 15 to 23 (RCTs) and 10 to 17 (quasi-experimental studies). Statistically significant improvements along most QOL domains, including physical pain, sleep, concentration, negative feelings, social relationships, work capacity, and overall QOL, were identified after a yoga intervention. Results indicate preliminary evidence for yoga as a safe and effective QOL improvement method for women with primary dysmenorrhea. Practitioners may consider yoga for management of primary dysmenorrhea. However, future research using larger RCTs of high methodological quality is needed to

  2. Meditation for posttraumatic stress: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Hilton, Lara; Maher, Alicia Ruelaz; Colaiaco, Benjamin; Apaydin, Eric; Sorbero, Melony E; Booth, Marika; Shanman, Roberta M; Hempel, Susanne

    2017-07-01

    We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis that synthesized evidence from randomized controlled trials of meditation interventions to provide estimates of their efficacy and safety in treating adults diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This review was based on an established protocol (PROSPERO: CRD42015025782) and is reported according to PRISMA guidelines. Outcomes of interest included PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, health-related quality of life, functional status, and adverse events. Meta-analyses were conducted using the Hartung-Knapp-Sidik-Jonkman method for random-effects models. Quality of evidence was assessed using the Grade of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. In total, 10 trials on meditation interventions for PTSD with 643 participants met inclusion criteria. Across interventions, adjunctive meditation interventions of mindfulness-based stress reduction, yoga, and the mantram repetition program improve PTSD and depression symptoms compared with control groups, but the findings are based on low and moderate quality of evidence. Effects were positive but not statistically significant for quality of life and anxiety, and no studies addressed functional status. The variety of meditation intervention types, the short follow-up times, and the quality of studies limited analyses. No adverse events were reported in the included studies; only half of the studies reported on safety. Meditation appears to be effective for PTSD and depression symptoms, but in order to increase confidence in findings, more high-quality studies are needed on meditation as adjunctive treatment with PTSD-diagnosed participant samples large enough to detect statistical differences in outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  3. Meditation and neurofeedback

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    Brandmeyer, Tracy; Delorme, Arnaud

    2013-01-01

    International audience; Dating back as far as 1957, the academic investigation of meditation and the Asian contemplative traditions have fascinated not only the likes of philosophers and religious scholars, but researchers in the fields of neuroscience, psychology and medicine. Over the last decade, we have witnessed an exponential increase in the interest in meditation research. While this is in part due to improvements in neuroimaging methods, it is also due to the variety of medical practi...

  4. Yoga Can Improve Assisted Reproduction Technology Outcomes in Couples With Infertility.

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    Darbandi, Sara; Darbandi, Mahsa; Khorram Khorshid, Hamid Reza; Sadeghi, Mohammad Reza

    2017-11-07

    Context • Depending on the cause of the infertility, nonsurgical or surgical treatments may be used to treat men and women with infertility. Despite improved outcomes due to medical advances, assisted reproductive technology (ART) for couples with infertility is sometimes unsuccessful. Success may be affected by the patient's social, psychological, and physical status. Objective • The study examined the effects of yoga-including asanas (yoga poses), pranayama (proper breathing), shavasana, and meditation-on male and female fertility and ART outcomes. Design • The research team performed a literature review, electronically searching for articles published between January 1978 and January 2016 in the PubMed, Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar databases. Setting • The study took place at the Reproductive Biotechnology Research Center at the Avicenna Research Institute at the Academic Center for Education, Culture, and Research (Tehran, Iran). Participants • Participants were couples with infertility taking part in 87 reviewed studies. Intervention • Yoga was the intervention. Outcome Measures • The outcome measures comprised fertility factors in males and females, fertility rate, and ART success rate. Results • The reviewed studies showed that yoga can provide stress management for patients with infertility, with beneficial effects on fertility, helping couples give birth. They found that yoga also could reduce pain; decrease depression, anxiety, and stress; reduce the rate of assisted vaginal delivery; and improve fetal outcomes. Conclusions • Yoga can help couples overcome infertility and increase the ART success rate by improving the physiological and psychological states of both men and women.

  5. Greater Cortical Thickness in Elderly Female Yoga Practitioners—A Cross-Sectional Study

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    Rui F. Afonso

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Yoga, a mind-body activity that requires attentional engagement, has been associated with positive changes in brain structure and function, especially in areas related to awareness, attention, executive functions and memory. Normal aging, on the other hand, has also been associated with structural and functional brain changes, but these generally involve decreased cognitive functions. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare brain cortical thickness (CT in elderly yoga practitioners and a group of age-matched healthy non-practitioners. We tested 21 older women who had practiced hatha yoga for at least 8 years and 21 women naive to yoga, meditation or any mind-body interventions who were matched to the first group in age, years of formal education and physical activity level. A T1-weighted MPRAGE sequence was acquired for each participant. Yoga practitioners showed significantly greater CT in a left prefrontal lobe cluster, which included portions of the lateral middle frontal gyrus, anterior superior frontal gyrus and dorsal superior frontal gyrus. We found greater CT in the left prefrontal cortex of healthy elderly women who trained yoga for a minimum of 8 years compared with women in the control group.

  6. Rapid gene expression changes in peripheral blood lymphocytes upon practice of a comprehensive yoga program.

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    Full Text Available One of the most common integrative medicine (IM modalities is yoga and related practices. Previous work has shown that yoga may improve wellness in healthy people and have benefits for patients. However, the mechanisms of how yoga may positively affect the mind-body system are largely unknown. Here we have assessed possible rapid changes in global gene expression profiles in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs in healthy people that practiced either a comprehensive yoga program or a control regimen. The experimental sessions included gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditation (Sudarshan Kriya and Related Practices--SK&P compared with a control regimen of a nature walk and listening to relaxing music. We show that the SK&P program has a rapid and significantly greater effect on gene expression in PBMCs compared with the control regimen. These data suggest that yoga and related practices result in rapid gene expression alterations which may be the basis for their longer term cell biological and higher level health effects.

  7. Model of yoga intervention in industrial organizational psychology for counterproductive work behavior

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    Umesh C Dwivedi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Counterproductive work behavior (CWB has long been recognized as a broad spectrum of job behaviors and its link with negative affectivity and hostile behaviors. It is a major concern practically for all organizations. Repeated exposure to workplace stressor can result in a strain, an outcome of the job stress process that can be psychological, physical, or behavioral in nature, leading to CWBs. Yoga is a technique that brings an improvement on mental and physical level by means of posture, breathing control methods, and silencing the mind through meditation. Though yoga has received less scientific consideration, there has been a significant growth in the study of yoga in the healthy population. Mindfulness and self-control practices like yoga encourage individuals to be aware and accept their aggression linked thoughts and emotions simply as a short-lived state rather than to control them. The positive effects of yoga on the improvement of personality traits are already proven. This paper introduces a simple model of cost-effective, trials of yoga intervention at the workplace which could result in the twin benefits of substantial savings from losses for the employers by reducing the CWB and health improvements for the employees by reducing the negative affectivity and aggression. Internet databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, and APA PsycNET were accessed. The available data were systematically reviewed in a structured manner and analyzed.

  8. Model of yoga intervention in industrial organizational psychology for counterproductive work behavior

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    Dwivedi, Umesh C.; Kumari, Sony; Nagendra, H. R.

    2015-01-01

    Counterproductive work behavior (CWB) has long been recognized as a broad spectrum of job behaviors and its link with negative affectivity and hostile behaviors. It is a major concern practically for all organizations. Repeated exposure to workplace stressor can result in a strain, an outcome of the job stress process that can be psychological, physical, or behavioral in nature, leading to CWBs. Yoga is a technique that brings an improvement on mental and physical level by means of posture, breathing control methods, and silencing the mind through meditation. Though yoga has received less scientific consideration, there has been a significant growth in the study of yoga in the healthy population. Mindfulness and self-control practices like yoga encourage individuals to be aware and accept their aggression linked thoughts and emotions simply as a short-lived state rather than to control them. The positive effects of yoga on the improvement of personality traits are already proven. This paper introduces a simple model of cost-effective, trials of yoga intervention at the workplace which could result in the twin benefits of substantial savings from losses for the employers by reducing the CWB and health improvements for the employees by reducing the negative affectivity and aggression. Internet databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, and APA PsycNET were accessed. The available data were systematically reviewed in a structured manner and analyzed. PMID:27212813

  9. Model of yoga intervention in industrial organizational psychology for counterproductive work behavior.

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    Dwivedi, Umesh C; Kumari, Sony; Nagendra, H R

    2015-01-01

    Counterproductive work behavior (CWB) has long been recognized as a broad spectrum of job behaviors and its link with negative affectivity and hostile behaviors. It is a major concern practically for all organizations. Repeated exposure to workplace stressor can result in a strain, an outcome of the job stress process that can be psychological, physical, or behavioral in nature, leading to CWBs. Yoga is a technique that brings an improvement on mental and physical level by means of posture, breathing control methods, and silencing the mind through meditation. Though yoga has received less scientific consideration, there has been a significant growth in the study of yoga in the healthy population. Mindfulness and self-control practices like yoga encourage individuals to be aware and accept their aggression linked thoughts and emotions simply as a short-lived state rather than to control them. The positive effects of yoga on the improvement of personality traits are already proven. This paper introduces a simple model of cost-effective, trials of yoga intervention at the workplace which could result in the twin benefits of substantial savings from losses for the employers by reducing the CWB and health improvements for the employees by reducing the negative affectivity and aggression. Internet databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, and APA PsycNET were accessed. The available data were systematically reviewed in a structured manner and analyzed.

  10. A Systematic Review of Transcendent States Across Meditation and Contemplative Traditions.

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    Wahbeh, Helané; Sagher, Amira; Back, Wallis; Pundhir, Pooja; Travis, Frederick

    Across cultures and throughout history, transcendent states achieved through meditative practices have been reported. The practices to attain transcendent states vary from transcendental meditation to yoga to contemplative prayer, to other various forms of sitting meditation. While these transcendent states are ascribed many different terms, those who experience them describe a similar unitive, ineffable state of consciousness. Despite the common description, few studies have systematically examined transcendent states during meditation. The objectives of this systematic review were to: 1) characterize studies evaluating transcendent states associated with meditation in any tradition; 2) qualitatively describe physiological and phenomenological outcomes collected during transcendent states and; 3) evaluate the quality of these studies using the Quality Assessment Tool. Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, AltHealthWatch, AMED, and the Institute of Noetic Science Meditation Library were searched for relevant papers in any language. Included studies required adult participants and the collection of outcomes before, during, or after a reported transcendent state associated with meditation. Twenty-five studies with a total of 672 combined participants were included in the final review. Participants were mostly male (61%; average age 39 ± 11 years) with 12.7 ± 6.6 (median 12.6; range 2-40) average years of meditation practice. A variety of meditation traditions were represented: (Buddhist; Christian; Mixed (practitioners from multiple traditions); Vedic: Transcendental Meditation and Yoga). The mean quality score was 67 ± 13 (100 highest score possible). Subjective phenomenology and the objective outcomes of electroencephalography (EEG), electrocardiography, electromyography, electrooculogram, event-related potentials, functional magnetic resonance imaging, magnetoencephalography, respiration, and skin conductance and response were measured. Transcendent states were most

  11. Karakterstyrker, mindfulness og bevægelse i børnehave og skole

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    Rasmussen, Kristian; Feldt-Rasmussen, Sanne; Ottesen, Claus Løgstrup

    2017-01-01

    Artiklen beskriver, hvordan man via arbejdet med karakterstyrker, mindfulness og bevægelsesaktiviteter kan skabe inkluderende læringsmiljøer i børnehave og skole. Kapitlet tager udgangspunkt i forskningsprojektet KaMiBe, som er gennemført på udvalgte børnehaver og skoler i Haderslev Kommune i...... skoleåret 2015-2016. Kapitlet redegør for projektets teoretiske forankring og giver eksempler på konkrete aktiviteter inden for mindfulness, bevægelse, herunder yoga, med afsæt i arbejdet med karakterstyrker. KaMiBe-projektet har vist gode resultater i form af markante forbedringer af det sociale miljø i...

  12. Impact of long-term meditation practice on cardiovascular reactivity during perception and reappraisal of affective images.

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    Pavlov, Sergei V; Reva, Natalia V; Loktev, Konstantin V; Korenyok, Vladimir V; Aftanas, Lyubomir I

    2015-03-01

    Meditation has been found to be an efficient strategy for coping with stress in healthy individuals and in patients with psychosomatic disorders. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the psychophysiological mechanisms of beneficial effects of meditation on cardiovascular reactivity. We examined effects of long-term Sahaja Yoga meditation on cardiovascular reactivity during affective image processing under "unregulated" and "emotion regulation" conditions. Twenty two experienced meditators and 20 control subjects participated in the study. Under "unregulated" conditions participants were shown neutral and affective images and were asked to attend to them. Under "emotion regulation" conditions they down-regulated negative affect through reappraisal of negative images or up-regulated positive affect through reappraisal of positive images. Under "unregulated" conditions while anticipating upcoming images meditators vs. controls did not show larger pre-stimulus total peripheral resistance and greater cardiac output for negative images in comparison with neutral and positive ones. Control subjects showed TPR decrease for negative images only when they consciously intended to reappraise them (i.e. in the "emotion regulation" condition). Both meditators and controls showed comparable cardiovascular reactivity during perception of positive stimuli, whereas up-regulating of positive affect was associated with more pronounced cardiac activation in meditators. The findings provide some insight into understanding the beneficial influence of meditation on top-down control of emotion and cardiovascular reactivity. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Impact of Yoga on Periodontal Disease and Stress Management.

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    Sudhanshu, Archika; Sharma, Urvi; Vadiraja, H S; Rana, Rakesh Kumar; Singhal, Richa

    2017-01-01

    Yoga is considered to be one of the most important, effective, and valuable tools available for man to overcome various physical and psychological problems. Stress contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases; hence, it becomes important to reduce the level of stress for prevention and management of diseases. The present study was aimed: (1) To understand and analyze the possibilities of employing yogic practices in the treatment of periodontal disease along with conventional dental therapy, (2) to understand the effect of stress on periodontal treatment outcome, (3) to evaluate the efficacy of yoga in the management of periodontal disease with reference to stress. An outpatient department-based parallel group randomized study was performed with standard treatment for periodontal disease yoga therapy as Group II and only standard treatment as Group I. Periodontal health status was recorded using indices of modified plaque index (PI), bleeding on probing (BOP), probing depth, and clinical attachment loss (CAL). The Cohen's perceived stress questionnaire was also used to determine stress severity. The yogic intervention consists of lectures and practical sessions on asanas, pranayama, kriyas, and meditation. Repeated measure analysis of variance revealed a significant difference ( P stress scale score also reduced by 18.76 points in Group II as compared to only 2.58 points in Group I, BOP also shows better improvement in Group II with a reduction of 0.68 as compared to reduction of only 0.08 in Group I. The results obtained ascertained the role of yoga in stress reduction in periodontal disease. Although yoga does not play a direct role in improving periodontal disease, it accelerates the treatment outcomes by combating the stress which is a major factor affecting the treatment of periodontal disease.

  14. Perceived relaxation as a function of restorative yoga combined with Reiki for cancer survivors.

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    DiScipio, William J

    2016-08-01

    Twenty-six cancer survivor volunteers participated in a study of the efficacy of perceived relaxation after performing restorative yoga combined with Reiki. Subjects scoring high ratings of Meaning and Peace in life demonstrated greater perception of depth of relaxation. A comparison of subjects receiving concurrent Reiki (19) and restorative yoga with those who only received restorative yoga (7) showed that Reiki subjects experienced greater perceived depth of relaxation than subjects who were not afforded the Reiki intervention. Non-Reiki participants also showed more difficulty overcoming intrusive fearful thoughts than the Reiki group. Clinical implications suggest that patients should be screened and treated for trauma-like symptoms including intrusive thoughts linked to anxiety and depression before referral to complementary programs that offer meditative or relaxation interventions. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Yoga Poses Increase Subjective Energy and State Self-Esteem in Comparison to ‘Power Poses’

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    Agnieszka Golec de Zavala

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Research on beneficial consequences of yoga focuses on the effects of yogic breathing and meditation. Less is known about the psychological effects of performing yoga postures. The present study investigated the effects of yoga poses on subjective sense of energy and self-esteem. The effects of yoga postures were compared to the effects of ‘power poses,’ which arguably increase the sense of power and self-confidence due to their association with interpersonal dominance (Carney et al., 2010. The study tested the novel prediction that yoga poses, which are not associated with interpersonal dominance but increase bodily energy, would increase the subjective feeling of energy and therefore increase self-esteem compared to ‘high power’ and ‘low power’ poses. A two factorial, between participants design was employed. Participants performed either two standing yoga poses with open front of the body (n = 19, two standing yoga poses with covered front of the body (n = 22, two expansive, high power poses (n = 21, or two constrictive, low power poses (n = 20 for 1-min each. The results showed that yoga poses in comparison to ‘power poses’ increased self-esteem. This effect was mediated by an increased subjective sense of energy and was observed when baseline trait self-esteem was controlled for. These results suggest that the effects of performing open, expansive body postures may be driven by processes other than the poses’ association with interpersonal power and dominance. This study demonstrates that positive effects of yoga practice can occur after performing yoga poses for only 2 min.

  16. School-based Yoga Programs in the United States: A Survey.

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    Butzer, Bethany; Ebert, Marina; Telles, Shirley; Khalsa, Sat Bir S

    2015-01-01

    Substantial interest has begun to emerge around the implementation of yoga interventions in schools. Researchers have found that yoga practices may enhance skills such as self-regulation and prosocial behavior, and lead to improvements in students' performance. These researchers, therefore, have proposed that contemplative practices have the potential to play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of US public education. The purpose of the present study was to provide a summary and comparison of school-based yoga programs in the United States. Online, listserv, and database searches were conducted to identify programs, and information was collected regarding each program's scope of work, curriculum characteristics, teacher-certification and training requirements, implementation models, modes of operation, and geographical regions. The online, listserv, and database searches took place in Boston, MA, USA, and New Haven, CT, USA. Thirty-six programs were identified that offer yoga in more than 940 schools across the United States, and more than 5400 instructors have been trained by these programs to offer yoga in educational settings. Despite some variability in the exact mode of implementation, training requirements, locations served, and grades covered, the majority of the programs share a common goal of teaching 4 basic elements of yoga: (1) physical postures, (2) breathing exercises, (3) relaxation techniques, and (4) mindfulness and meditation practices. The programs also teach a variety of additional educational, social-emotional, and didactic techniques to enhance students' mental and physical health and behavior. The fact that the present study was able to find a relatively large number of formal, school-based yoga programs currently being implemented in the United States suggests that the programs may be acceptable and feasible to implement. The results also suggest that the popularity of school-based yoga programs may continue to grow.

  17. School-based Yoga Programs in the United States: A Survey

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    Butzer, Bethany; Ebert, Marina; Telles, Shirley; Khalsa, Sat Bir S.

    2016-01-01

    Context Substantial interest has begun to emerge around the implementation of yoga interventions in schools. Researchers have found that yoga practices may enhance skills such as self-regulation and prosocial behavior, and lead to improvements in students’ performance. These researchers, therefore, have proposed that contemplative practices have the potential to play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of US public education. Objective The purpose of the present study was to provide a summary and comparison of school-based yoga programs in the United States. Design Online, listserv, and database searches were conducted to identify programs, and information was collected regarding each program’s scope of work, curriculum characteristics, teacher-certification and training requirements, implementation models, modes of operation, and geographical regions. Setting The online, listserv, and database searches took place in Boston, MA, USA, and New Haven, CT, USA. Results Thirty-six programs were identified that offer yoga in more than 940 schools across the United States, and more than 5400 instructors have been trained by these programs to offer yoga in educational settings. Despite some variability in the exact mode of implementation, training requirements, locations served, and grades covered, the majority of the programs share a common goal of teaching 4 basic elements of yoga: (1) physical postures, (2) breathing exercises, (3) relaxation techniques, and (4) mindfulness and meditation practices. The programs also teach a variety of additional educational, social-emotional, and didactic techniques to enhance students’ mental and physical health and behavior. Conclusions The fact that the present study was able to find a relatively large number of formal, school-based yoga programs currently being implemented in the United States suggests that the programs may be acceptable and feasible to implement. The results also suggest that the popularity of school

  18. Quantitative assessment of Heart Rate Dynamics during meditation: An ECG based study with Multi-fractality and visibility graph

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    Anirban eBhaduri

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Abstract: The cardiac dynamics during meditation is explored quantitatively with two chaos-based non-linear techniques viz. multi-fractal detrended fluctuation analysis and visibility network analysis techniques. The data used are the instantaneous heart rate (in beats/minute of subjects performing Kundalini Yoga and Chi meditation from PhysioNet. The results show consistent differences between the quantitative parameters obtained by both the analysis techniques. This indicates an interesting phenomenon of change in the complexity of the cardiac dynamics during meditation supported with quantitative parameters.The results also produce a preliminary evidence that these techniques can be used as a measure of physiological impact on subjects performing meditation.

  19. Modulation of immune responses in stress by Yoga

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    Arora Sarika

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Stress is a constant factor in today′s fastpaced life that can jeopardize our health if left unchecked. It is only in the last half century that the role of stress in every ailment from the common cold to AIDS has been emphasized, and the mechanisms involved in this process have been studied. Stress influences the immune response presumably through the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis, hypothalamic pituitary-gonadal axis, and the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary system. Various neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, hormones, and cytokines mediate these complex bidirectional interactions between the central nervous system (CNS and the immune system. The effects of stress on the immune responses result in alterations in the number of immune cells and cytokine dysregulation. Various stress management strategies such as meditation, yoga, hypnosis, and muscle relaxation have been shown to reduce the psychological and physiological effects of stress in cancers and HIV infection. This review aims to discuss the effect of stress on the immune system and examine how relaxation techniques such as Yoga and meditation could regulate the cytokine levels and hence, the immune responses during stress.

  20. Viden, virkning og virke

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    traditioner og vante tænkemåder. Relationerne mellem politiske og administrative beslutningstagere, sundhedsprofessionelle og patienter/borgere og deres foreninger forandres, og viden, politik og sundhed mødes og brydes på nye måder.   Har vi bevæget os fra en velfærdsstat til en konkurrencestat? Hvad betyder...

  1. REPRISE DES COURS - Yoga

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    2015-01-01

    REPRISE DES COURS – Venez nombreux ! Yoga, Sophrologie, Tai Chi La liste des cours pour le semestre allant du 1er septembre 2015 au 31 janvier 2016 est disponible sur notre site web : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch Lieu Les cours ont lieu dans la salle des clubs, à l’entresol du restaurant No 2, Bât. 504 (dans la salle no 3 pour la Sophrologie). Prix des cours Le prix pour le semestre (environ 18 leçons) est fixé à 220 CHF plus 10 CHF d’adhésion annuelle au Club. Couple : 200 CHF par personne. 2 cours par semaine : 400 CHF. Inscriptions Les inscriptions aux cours seront prises directement auprès du professeur, lors de la 1ère séance. Avant de s’inscrire pour le semestre, il est possible d’essayer une séance gratuitement. Informations : http://club-yoga.web.cern.ch ----------------------------------------- cern.ch/club-yoga/

  2. ASKETISME DALAM AJARAN YOGA

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    I Wayan Nerta

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Acceleration of science and technology enhances the positive sides of men’s life. However, as the social problems remain, peace is just needed. The HinduYoga can help people to experience spiritual freedom therefore gain peaceful life. It teaches discipline and strength to the mind, body, and soul.

  3. Yoga in Public Schools

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    Williamson, Lisa Ann

    2012-01-01

    Classroom management has always been a challenge for most teachers. But what if student concentration could be augmented with several calming breaths and a chance to stretch desk-cramped young bodies? That is the question a growing number of schools are exploring by introducing yoga classes and practices into their buildings. And a limited--but…

  4. Professionel kompetence og uddannelse

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    Hedegaard, Karen Marie

    Specialet behandler forholdet mellem professionel kompetence og uddannelse gennem en undersøgelse og diskussion af teorier og forskning om professionsbegrebet i sociologien historisk og aktuelt, bl.a. Talcott Parsons, MaxWeber og Thomas Mathiesen, og diskuterer forskellige forståelser af professi......Specialet behandler forholdet mellem professionel kompetence og uddannelse gennem en undersøgelse og diskussion af teorier og forskning om professionsbegrebet i sociologien historisk og aktuelt, bl.a. Talcott Parsons, MaxWeber og Thomas Mathiesen, og diskuterer forskellige forståelser af...

  5. MENTAL DEPRESSION AND KUNDALINI YOGA

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    Devi, Sanjenbam Kunjeshwori; Chansauria, J. P. N.; Udupa, K.N.

    1986-01-01

    In cases of mental depression, the plasma serotonin, melatonin and glutamate levels are increased along with the lowering of urinary – 5 – hydroxyindole acetic acid, plasma monoamine oxidase and cortisol levels following three and six months Practice of Kundalini Yoga. The pulse rate and blood pressure in these patients are also lowered after Kundalini Yoga practice. Thus, the practice of Kundalini Yoga helps to maintain a perfect homeostasis by bringing an equilibrium between the sympathetic...

  6. Regular Yoga Practice Improves Antioxidant Status, Immune Function, and Stress Hormone Releases in Young Healthy People: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Pilot Study.

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    Lim, Sung-Ah; Cheong, Kwang-Jo

    2015-09-01

    The aim of the present study is to highlight the beneficial effects of yoga practice on bio-parameters, such as oxidative stress, antioxidant components, immune functions, and secretion of stress hormones, in healthy young people. This study was conducted on healthy volunteers recruited from among university students, who were divided into two groups: a control (no yoga intervention, n=13) group and a yoga (n=12) group. Yoga practice was with an instructor for 90 minutes once a week spread over 12 weeks, with recommendations to practice daily at home for 40 minutes with the help of a DVD. The yoga program consisted of yoga body poses (asanas), exercises involving awareness, voluntary regulation of breath (pranayama), and meditational practices. Whole blood samples were collected when the volunteers had fasted for 8 hours at 0 and 12 weeks. The oxidative stress/antioxidant components, immune-related cytokines, and stress hormones were evaluated in serum or plasma. Serum levels of nitric oxide, F2-isoprostane, and lipid peroxide were significantly decreased by yoga practice (pstress and improved antioxidant levels of the body. Moreover, yoga beneficially affected stress hormone releases as well as partially improved immune function.

  7. Yoga en la India antigua

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    María Teresa Román López

    1998-01-01

    Las orientaciones precisas de la religión hindú para desarrollar las capacidades del hombre se hallan bajo el nombre de Yoga. El yoga es un conjunto de técnicas de dominio de sí mismo y meditación, que en el hinduismo adopta distintas modalidades; se puede hablar del yoga hindú, budista, jainista, etc. En sentido más restringido, el término se refiere a una de las seis escuelas ortodoxas de la filosofía india. Asimismo, se designa con la palabra yoga toda instrucción o disciplina encaminada h...

  8. Islam og Islamisme

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    Simonsen, Jørgen Bæk

    2010-01-01

    En præsentation og en kritik af nyere international forskning i islam og islamisme Udgivelsesdato: Februar......En præsentation og en kritik af nyere international forskning i islam og islamisme Udgivelsesdato: Februar...

  9. Comparison Groups in Yoga Research: A Systematic Review and Critical Evaluation of the Literature

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    Groessl, Erik; Maiya, Meghan; Sarkin, Andrew; Eisen, Susan V.; Riley, Kristen; Elwy, A. Rani

    2014-01-01

    Objectives Comparison groups are essential for accurate testing and interpretation of yoga intervention trials. However, selecting proper comparison groups is difficult because yoga comprises a very heterogeneous set of practices and its mechanisms of effect have not been conclusively established. Methods We conducted a systematic review of the control and comparison groups used in published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of yoga. Results We located 128 RCTs that met our inclusion criteria; of these, 65 included only a passive control and 63 included at least one active comparison group. Primary comparison groups were physical exercise (43%), relaxation/meditation (20%), and education (16%). Studies rarely provided a strong rationale for choice of comparison. Considering year of publication, the use of active controls in yoga research appears to be slowly increasing over time. Conclusions Given that yoga has been established as a potentially powerful intervention, future research should use active control groups. Further, care is needed to select comparison conditions that help to isolate the specific mechanisms of yoga’s effects. PMID:25440384

  10. Facework og mikrosociologi

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    Hougaard, Tina Thode

    2014-01-01

    Troværdighed og tillid er alfa og omega, når virksomheder, organisationer og myndigheder kommunikerer med brugerne, men hvordan skabes denne troværdighed i de sociale medier - og hvordan opretholdes den?......Troværdighed og tillid er alfa og omega, når virksomheder, organisationer og myndigheder kommunikerer med brugerne, men hvordan skabes denne troværdighed i de sociale medier - og hvordan opretholdes den?...

  11. Processer og procesledelse

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    Madsen, Benedicte

    Bogen udfolder, nuancerer og konkretiserer procesledelse ift. mentale, relationelle og organisatoriske processer. Eksempler på kapitel-overskrifter: Procesbegrebet, Rammesætning, Kontraktredskabet, Mødeledelse, Samtaler, Reflekterende positioner og processer, Konflikthåndtering og teamudvikling......, Invitation til det dialogiske rum - om at arbejde over og under stregen, og Mentale omstruktureringer....

  12. Videnarbejde og stress

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    Buch, Anders; Andersen, Vibeke; Sørensen, Ole Henning

    . Videnarbejde kan for den enkelte være vejen til selvrealisering og begejstring, men rummer også i sig kimen til stress og udbrændthed. Og det er netop i spændingsfeltet - i kampen - mellem begejstring og belastning, at bogen ser stress i det moderne arbejdsliv, som en uoverensstemmelse mellem ydre krav og...

  13. Magt og anerkendelse

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    Olesen, Carsten Frank

    2014-01-01

    Kapitlet omhandler dilemmaer i relation til døgnanbringelse af et barn, og samarbejdet/modarbejdet mellem familie og professionelle/system, hvor magt og anerkendelse er de analytiske nøglebegreber. Barnets reform og efterfølgende lovgivning til og med 2013 inddrages i relation, og søger at illust...

  14. Portfolio, refleksion og feedback

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    Hansen, Jens Jørgen; Qvortrup, Ane; Christensen, Inger-Marie F.

    2017-01-01

    Denne leder definerer indledningsvist begrebet portfolio og gør rede for anvendelsesmuligheder i en uddannelseskontekst. Dernæst behandles portfoliometodens kvalitet og effekt for læring og undervisning og de centrale begreber refleksion, progression og feedback præsenteres og diskuteres. Herefter...

  15. Namaste: How Yoga Can Inform Leadership Education

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    Olsen, Paul E.

    2014-01-01

    My study and practice of yoga have impacted my understanding of leadership and changed how I teach it. After providing an overview of the history of yoga, this paper discusses how yoga has informed and influenced my teaching of leadership. The concepts of knowing oneself, Kula, being present, and ethics are central to both yoga and leadership…

  16. Effect of yoga on quality of life of CLBP patients: A randomized control study

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    Tekur Padmini

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: In two of the earlier Randomized Control Trials on yoga for chronic lower back pain (CLBP, 12 to 16 weeks of intervention were found effective in reducing pain and disability. Aim: To study the efficacy of a residential short term intensive yoga program on quality of life in CLBP. Materials and Methods: About 80 patients with CLBP (females 37 registered for a week long treatment at SVYASA Holistic Health Centre in Bengaluru, India. They were randomized into two groups (40 each. The yoga group practiced a specific module for CLBP comprising of asanas (physical postures, pranayama (breathing practices, meditation and lectures on yoga philosophy. The control group practiced physical therapy exercises for back pain. Perceived stress scale (PSS was used to measure baseline stress levels. Outcome measures were WHOQOL Bref for quality of life and straight leg raising test (SLR using a Goniometer. Results: There were significant negative correlations (Pearson′s, P<0.005, r>0.30 between baseline PSS with all four domains and the total score of WHOQOLBref. All the four domains′ WHOQOLBref improved in the yoga group (repeated measures ANOVA P=0.001 with significant groupFNx01time interaction (P<0.05 and differences between groups (P<0.01. SLR increased in both groups (P=0.001 with higher increase in yoga (31.1 % right, 28.4 % left than control (18.7% right, 21.5 % left group with significant groupFNx01time interaction (SLR right leg P=0.044. Conclusion: In CLBP, a negative correlation exists between stress and quality of life. Yoga increases quality of life and spinal flexibility better than physical therapy exercises.

  17. Meditation experience predicts introspective accuracy.

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    Kieran C R Fox

    Full Text Available The accuracy of subjective reports, especially those involving introspection of one's own internal processes, remains unclear, and research has demonstrated large individual differences in introspective accuracy. It has been hypothesized that introspective accuracy may be heightened in persons who engage in meditation practices, due to the highly introspective nature of such practices. We undertook a preliminary exploration of this hypothesis, examining introspective accuracy in a cross-section of meditation practitioners (1-15,000 hrs experience. Introspective accuracy was assessed by comparing subjective reports of tactile sensitivity for each of 20 body regions during a 'body-scanning' meditation with averaged, objective measures of tactile sensitivity (mean size of body representation area in primary somatosensory cortex; two-point discrimination threshold as reported in prior research. Expert meditators showed significantly better introspective accuracy than novices; overall meditation experience also significantly predicted individual introspective accuracy. These results suggest that long-term meditators provide more accurate introspective reports than novices.

  18. Interoceptive awareness in experienced meditators.

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    Khalsa, Sahib S; Rudrauf, David; Damasio, Antonio R; Davidson, Richard J; Lutz, Antoine; Tranel, Daniel

    2008-07-01

    Attention to internal body sensations is practiced in most meditation traditions. Many traditions state that this practice results in increased awareness of internal body sensations, but scientific studies evaluating this claim are lacking. We predicted that experienced meditators would display performance superior to that of nonmeditators on heartbeat detection, a standard noninvasive measure of resting interoceptive awareness. We compared two groups of meditators (Tibetan Buddhist and Kundalini) to an age- and body mass index-matched group of nonmeditators. Contrary to our prediction, we found no evidence that meditators were superior to nonmeditators in the heartbeat detection task, across several sessions and respiratory modulation conditions. Compared to nonmeditators, however, meditators consistently rated their interoceptive performance as superior and the difficulty of the task as easier. These results provide evidence against the notion that practicing attention to internal body sensations, a core feature of meditation, enhances the ability to sense the heartbeat at rest.

  19. Effect of two yoga-based relaxation techniques on memory scores and state anxiety

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    Telles Shirley

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A yoga practice involving cycles of yoga postures and supine rest (called cyclic meditation was previously shown to improve performance in attention tasks more than relaxation in the corpse posture (shavasana. This was ascribed to reduced anxiety, though this was not assessed. Methods In fifty-seven male volunteers (group average age ± S.D., 26.6 ± 4.5 years the immediate effect of two yoga relaxation techniques was studied on memory and state anxiety. All participants were assessed before and after (i Cyclic meditation (CM practiced for 22:30 minutes on one day and (ii an equal duration of Supine rest (SR or the corpse posture (shavasana, on another day. Sections of the Wechsler memory scale (WMS were used to assess; (i attention and concentration (digit span forward and backward, and (ii associate learning. State anxiety was assessed using Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI. Results There was a significant improvement in the scores of all sections of the WMS studied after both CM and SR, but, the magnitude of change was more after CM compared to after SR. The state anxiety scores decreased after both CM and SR, with a greater magnitude of decrease after CM. There was no correlation between percentage change in memory scores and state anxiety for either session. Conclusion A cyclical combination of yoga postures and supine rest in CM improved memory scores immediately after the practice and decreased state anxiety more than rest in a classical yoga relaxation posture (shavasana.

  20. A two-year follow-up case of chronic fatigue syndrome: substantial improvement in personality following a yoga-based lifestyle intervention.

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    Yadav, Raj Kumar; Sarvottam, Kumar; Magan, Dipti; Yadav, Rashmi

    2015-04-01

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterized by excessive fatigue after minimal physical or mental exertion, muscle and joint pain, poor concentration, dizziness, and sleep disturbances. We report here the effect of a yoga-based lifestyle intervention in a 30-year old male patient with a documented diagnosis of CFS with compromised quality of life (QoL) and altered personality. The patient initially attended a short-term yoga-based lifestyle intervention program that consisted of yoga-postures, breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation, group discussions, and individualized advice on stress management, diet and physical activity besides group support. Thereafter, patient attended 5 more such programs. There was a notable and consistent improvement in his clinical profile, positive aspects of personality and subjective well-being, and reduction in anxiety following this yoga-based lifestyle intervention. Overall, the results suggest that lifestyle intervention may improve clinical condition and personality in patients with CFS.

  1. Systematic review of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD.

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    Evans, Subhadra; Ling, Mathew; Hill, Briony; Rinehart, Nicole; Austin, David; Sciberras, Emma

    2018-01-01

    Meditation-based interventions such as mindfulness and yoga are commonly practiced in the general community to improve mental and physical health. Parents, teachers and healthcare providers are also increasingly using such interventions with children. This review examines the use of meditation-based interventions in the treatment of children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Electronic databases searched included PsycINFO, Medline, CINAHL, and AMED. Inclusion criteria involved children (aged to 18 years) diagnosed with ADHD, delivery of a meditation-based intervention to children and/or parents, and publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Studies were identified and coded using standard criteria, risk of bias was assessed using Risk of Bias in Non-randomised Studies- of interventions (ROBINS-I), and effect sizes were calculated. A total of 16 studies were identified (8 that included children in treatment, and 8 that included combined parent-child treatment). Results indicated that risk of bias was high across studies. At this stage, no definitive conclusions can be offered regarding the utility of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD and/or their parents, since the methodological quality of the studies reviewed is low. Future well designed research is needed to establish the efficacy of meditation-based interventions, including commonly used practices such as mindfulness, before recommendations can be made for children with ADHD and their families.

  2. Yoga Therapy in the German Healthcare System.

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    Cramer, Holger

    2018-05-09

    An estimated 15.7 million Germans are currently practicing yoga or are at least interested in starting to practice, and they often perceive yoga as a therapeutic approach. From a healthcare system perspective, the situation is less clear. Here, yoga is only recognized as a recreational or preventive activity. When yoga teachers fulfill specific qualifications, their preventive yoga classes are covered by the statutory health insurances. Only those with additional qualifications in medicine or psychotherapy, however, can independently use and promote "yoga therapy." The general perception of yoga in Germany as a preventive practice is reflected in the professional organization of yoga providers. Most providers are considered to be yoga teachers rather than yoga therapists and are organized mainly in yoga teacher associations. Despite the uncertain legal framework, yoga is now considered in a number of medical guidelines; in a number of hospitals, yoga is part of multimodal inpatient treatment programs and is delivered by physical therapists or members of other health professions. An increasing number of yoga therapy clinical trials are conducted in Germany, and efforts are underway to establish yoga therapy as an accepted adjunct treatment approach for selected medical conditions within the German healthcare system.

  3. The Neural Mechanisms of Meditative Practices: Novel Approaches for Healthy Aging.

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    Acevedo, Bianca P; Pospos, Sarah; Lavretsky, Helen

    2016-01-01

    Meditation has been shown to have physical, cognitive, and psychological health benefits that can be used to promote healthy aging. However, the common and specific mechanisms of response remain elusive due to the diverse nature of mind-body practices. In this review, we aim to compare the neural circuits implicated in focused-attention meditative practices that focus on present-moment awareness to those involved in active-type meditative practices (e.g., yoga) that combine movement, including chanting, with breath practices and meditation. Recent meta-analyses and individual studies demonstrated common brain effects for attention-based meditative practices and active-based meditations in areas involved in reward processing and learning, attention and memory, awareness and sensory integration, and self-referential processing and emotional control, while deactivation was seen in the amygdala, an area implicated in emotion processing. Unique effects for mindfulness practices were found in brain regions involved in body awareness, attention, and the integration of emotion and sensory processing. Effects specific to active-based meditations appeared in brain areas involved in self-control, social cognition, language, speech, tactile stimulation, sensorimotor integration, and motor function. This review suggests that mind-body practices can target different brain systems that are involved in the regulation of attention, emotional control, mood, and executive cognition that can be used to treat or prevent mood and cognitive disorders of aging, such as depression and caregiver stress, or serve as "brain fitness" exercise. Benefits may include improving brain functional connectivity in brain systems that generally degenerate with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other aging-related diseases.

  4. Effect of an integrated approach of yoga therapy on quality of life in osteoarthritis of the knee joint: A randomized control study

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    John Ebnezar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of addition of integrated yoga therapy to therapeutic exercises in osteoarthritis (OA of knee joints. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective randomized active control trial. A total of t participants with OA of knee joints between 35 and 80 years (yoga, 59.56 ± 9.54 and control, 59.42 ± 10.66 from the outpatient department of Dr. John′s Orthopedic Center, Bengaluru, were randomly assigned to receive yoga or physiotherapy exercises after transcutaneous electrical stimulation and ultrasound treatment of the affected knee joints. Both groups practiced supervised intervention (40 min per day for 2 weeks (6 days per week with followup for 3 months. The module of integrated yoga consisted of shithilikaranavyayama (loosening and strengthening, asanas, relaxation techniques, pranayama, meditation and didactic lectures on yama, niyama, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga, and karma yoga for a healthy lifestyle change. The control group also had supervised physiotherapy exercises. A total of 118 (yoga and 117 (control were available for final analysis. Results: Significant differences were observed within (P < 0.001, Wilcoxon′s and between groups (P < 0.001, Mann-Whitney U-test on all domains of the Short Form-36 (P < 0.004, with better results in the yoga group than in the control group, both at 15 th day and 90 th day. Conclusion: An integrated approach of yoga therapy is better than therapeutic exercises as an adjunct to transcutaneous electrical stimulation and ultrasound treatment in improving knee disability and quality of life in patients with OA knees.

  5. Mental depression and kundalini yoga.

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    Devi, S K; Chansauria, J P; Udupa, K N

    1986-10-01

    In cases of mental depression, the plasma serotonin, melatonin and glutamate levels are increased along with the lowering of urinary - 5 - hydroxyindole acetic acid, plasma monoamine oxidase and cortisol levels following three and six months Practice of Kundalini Yoga. The pulse rate and blood pressure in these patients are also lowered after Kundalini Yoga practice. Thus, the practice of Kundalini Yoga helps to maintain a perfect homeostasis by bringing an equilibrium between the sympathetic and parasympathetic activities and it can be used as a non - medical measure in treating patients with mental depression.

  6. At dø i meditation

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    Stjernholm, Ole; Ehrensvärd, Martin Gustaf

    The book gives an introduction to how death has been used and can be used in meditation, and it proceeds to describe very advanced stages of meditation on death......The book gives an introduction to how death has been used and can be used in meditation, and it proceeds to describe very advanced stages of meditation on death...

  7. Meningsskabelse og meningstab

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    Olsén, Peter; Hagedorn-Rasmussen, Peter

    2008-01-01

    Meningsfulde forandringsprocesser i arbejdslivet kræver, at der skabes rum til at fokusere på både indhold og betingelser i arbejdet. At man mestrer arbejdet, og at arbejde og produkt har kvalitet og nytte, er omdrejningspunkt i en positiv oplevelse af arbejdet - og drivkraft i ny meningsskabelse...

  8. GI og GISc

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    Brande-Lavridsen, Hanne

    Udviklingen inden for kort- og geodataverdenen ligner udviklingen inden for alle andre erhverv, hvor globaliseringen spiller en stor rolle. Her kan man vælge de negative tilgang og se udviklingen som uoverskuelig og foruroligende. Eller man kan vælge en positiv og se udviklingen som udfordrende og...

  9. Pigebilleder og drengestreger

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    Nielsen, Anne Maj

    Med udgangspunkt i børns tegninger gøres der i bogen rede for børns billedsmæssige udvikling og billedsocialisation, for personlige, lokale og kulturelle betydninger i børns billeder i form af forskellige symbollag samt for ligheder og forskelle i piger og drenges billeder og billedsocialisation....

  10. Om musik og multimedier

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    Knakkergaard, Martin

    1998-01-01

    Artiklen søger, gennem eksemplificering og diskussion, at problematisere forholdet musik og multimedia. Der er ikke tale om et forsøg på at nå til nogen endegyldig afgrænsning og bestemmelse af de karakteristika og betingelser, der kendetegner feltet. Formålet er derimod at belyse og præcisere...

  11. Urbanitet, lyd og kunst

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    2012-01-01

    designere med lyd og kunst i byrummet? Med dette fokus ønsker vi at definere og diskutere fremkomsten nye relationer mellem byen og den auditive kultur, hvor stedsspecificitet, byens kvalitative og æstetiske lyde og det offentlige rums uforudsigelighed tages op. Vi har inviteret danske såvel som...

  12. Yoga for stroke rehabilitation.

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    Lawrence, Maggie; Celestino Junior, Francisco T; Matozinho, Hemilianna Hs; Govan, Lindsay; Booth, Jo; Beecher, Jane

    2017-12-08

    Stroke is a major health issue and cause of long-term disability and has a major emotional and socioeconomic impact. There is a need to explore options for long-term sustainable interventions that support stroke survivors to engage in meaningful activities to address life challenges after stroke. Rehabilitation focuses on recovery of function and cognition to the maximum level achievable, and may include a wide range of complementary strategies including yoga.Yoga is a mind-body practice that originated in India, and which has become increasingly widespread in the Western world. Recent evidence highlights the positive effects of yoga for people with a range of physical and psychological health conditions. A recent non-Cochrane systematic review concluded that yoga can be used as self-administered practice in stroke rehabilitation. To assess the effectiveness of yoga, as a stroke rehabilitation intervention, on recovery of function and quality of life (QoL). We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register (last searched July 2017), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (last searched July 2017), MEDLINE (to July 2017), Embase (to July 2017), CINAHL (to July 2017), AMED (to July 2017), PsycINFO (to July 2017), LILACS (to July 2017), SciELO (to July 2017), IndMED (to July 2017), OTseeker (to July 2017) and PEDro (to July 2017). We also searched four trials registers, and one conference abstracts database. We screened reference lists of relevant publications and contacted authors for additional information. We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared yoga with a waiting-list control or no intervention control in stroke survivors. Two review authors independently extracted data from the included studies. We performed all analyses using Review Manager (RevMan). One review author entered the data into RevMan; another checked the entries. We discussed disagreements with a third review author until consensus was reached. We used

  13. Male reproductive health and yoga

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    Pallav Sengupta

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Now-a-days reproductive health problems along with infertility in male is very often observed. Various Assisted Reproductive Technologies have been introduced to solve the problem, but common people cannot afford the cost of such procedures. Various ayurvedic and other alternative medicines, along with regular yoga practice are proven to be not only effective to enhance the reproductive health in men to produce a successful pregnancy, but also to regulate sexual desire in men who practice celibacy. Yoga is reported to reduce stress and anxiety, improve autonomic functions by triggering neurohormonal mechanisms by the suppression of sympathetic activity, and even, today, several reports suggested regular yoga practice from childhood is beneficial for reproductive health. In this regard the present review is aimed to provide all the necessary information regarding the effectiveness of yoga practice to have a better reproductive health and to prevent infertility.

  14. Dokumentation og forskning

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    Ridder, Hanne Mette Ochsner

    2013-01-01

    og psykologiske symptomer på demens. Endelig omtales udgivelsen af "Musical life stories. Narratives on health musicking" fra det norske Senter for Musikk og Helse, og Nordic Journal of Music Therapi beskrives som et toneangivende tidsskrift for international musikterapi....

  15. Teori og baggrundsviden

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    Skytte, Marianne

    2005-01-01

    Bogdel med følgende kapitler: Statistik om befolkningssammensætningen i Danmark. Kultur og etnicitet. Kategorisering, stereotypering, stigmatisering og diskrimination. Integrationsstrategier. Værdier omkring familieliv og børneopdragelse. Tosprogethed. Kulturagram. Dilemmaet mellem ligebehandling...

  16. Managing Mental Health Disorders Resulting from Trauma through Yoga: A Review

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    Shirley Telles

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available There are many and varied types of trauma. The extent to which trauma influences the mental health of an individual depends on the nature of trauma, as well as on the individual's coping capabilities. Often trauma is followed by depression, anxiety, and PTSD. As the pharmacological remedies for these conditions often have undesirable side-effects, nonpharmacological remedies are thought of as a possible add-on treatment. Yoga is one such mind-body intervention. This paper covers eleven studies indexed in PubMed, in which mental health disorders resulting from trauma were managed through yoga including meditation. The aim was to evaluate the use of yoga in managing trauma-related depression, anxiety, PTSD and physiological stress following exposure to natural calamities, war, interpersonal violence, and incarceration in a correctional facility. An attempt has also been made to explore possible mechanisms underlying benefits seen. As most of these studies were not done on persons exposed to trauma that had practiced yoga, this is a definite area for further research.

  17. PH og modernismen

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    Ahnfeldt-Mollerup, Merete

    2012-01-01

    Artiklen kaster et kritisk blik på Poul Henningsens samfundsanalyse og dennes sammenhæng med hans design. PH ses i en bredere national og international sammenhæng. Diskussion af designmetoder, æstetik og Bauhaus.......Artiklen kaster et kritisk blik på Poul Henningsens samfundsanalyse og dennes sammenhæng med hans design. PH ses i en bredere national og international sammenhæng. Diskussion af designmetoder, æstetik og Bauhaus....

  18. Folkedans, elitekultur og nationalisme

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    Østergaard, Uffe

    2017-01-01

    Historisk set. Begreberne folkedans og folkemusik blev i løbet af 1900-tallet overtaget af de udøvende, og samtidig ændredes dansens sociale funktion og rituelle betydning. Folkedansen er ikke blevet til et nationalt symbol.......Historisk set. Begreberne folkedans og folkemusik blev i løbet af 1900-tallet overtaget af de udøvende, og samtidig ændredes dansens sociale funktion og rituelle betydning. Folkedansen er ikke blevet til et nationalt symbol....

  19. Vision og virkelighed

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    Carlsen, Benny Bang

    Bogen behandler andetsprogsdidaktiske problemstillinger og emner som fx sproglig opmærksomhed, kontrastiv lingvistik, kommunikativ kompetence, andetsprogstilegnelsesteorier, intersprogsanalyse og kulturmødet....

  20. Immaterialret og IT

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    Riis, Thomas

    Indhold: Beskyttelse af edb-programmer ; Patentbeskyttelse af softwarerelaterede opfindelser ; Beskyttelse af databaser ; Ophavsret og internettet ; Beskyttelse af halvlederkredsløb ; Informationsteknologi og konkurrence...

  1. Meditation on OM: Relevance from ancient texts and contemporary science

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    Kumar Sanjay

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: In Indian scriptures the sacred syllable Om is the primordial sound from which all other sounds and creation emerge which signifies the Supreme Power. Aims: To explore the significance of the syllable OM from ancient texts and effects of OM meditation in contemporary science. Descriptions from ancient texts: The descriptions of Om have been taken from four Upanisads (Mundaka, Mandukya, Svetasvatara, and Katha, the Bhagvad Gita, and Patanjali′s Yoga Sutras. Scientific studies on Om: Autonomic and respiratory studies suggest that there is a combination of mental alertness with physiological rest during the practice of Om meditation. Evoked potentials studies suggest a decrease in sensory transmission time at the level of the auditory association cortices, along with recruitment of more neurons at mesencephalic-diencephalic levels. Conclusion: It is considered that a person who realizes Om, merges with the Absolute. Scientific studies on Om suggest that the mental repetition of Om results in physiological alertness, and increased sensitivity to sensory transmission.

  2. Yoga Training Has Positive Effects on Postural Balance and Its Influence on Activities of Daily Living in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study.

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    de Oliveira, Gerson; Tavares, Maria da Consolação Cunha Gomes Fernandes; de Faria Oliveira, Jane Domingues; Rodrigues, Marcos Rojo; Santaella, Danilo Forghieri

    2016-01-01

    There is a little evidence about the influence of yoga as a complementary therapy for postural balance and its influence on activities of daily living in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. To evaluate the influence of a six-month yoga program on postural balance and subjective impact of postural balance impairment on activities of daily living in people with MS. Randomized controlled pilot study. Protocol developed at the Adaptive Physical Activity Study Department, College of Physical Education, State University of Campinas, Brazil. A total of 12 (11 women) yoga naive people with MS randomly divided into two groups as follows: Control (C-waiting list, n = 6) and Yoga (Y-Yoga training, n = 6). Yoga group practiced postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation on weekly 60-min classes for a six-month period. The following evaluations were performed at study entry (baseline), and after six months (six months): Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and self-reported postural balance quality and influence of postural balance on activities of daily living. There was a significant improvement in BBS score from baseline to six months only in the Yoga group, especially in subjects with higher EDSS score, with increased quality of self-reported postural balance, and decreased influence of postural balance impairment on activities of daily living. In conclusion, a six-month yoga training is beneficial for people with MS, since it improves postural balance and decreases the influence of postural balance impairment on activities of daily living. A greater sample size is necessary to increase generalization, but it seems that yoga could be included as a feasible complementary therapy for people with MS. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Perspectives on Yoga inputs in the management of chronic pain

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    Nandini Vallath

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Chronic pain is multi-dimensional. At the physical level itself, beyond the nociceptive pathway, there is hyper arousal state of the components of the nervous system, which negatively influences tension component of the muscles, patterns of breathing, energy levels and mindset, all of which exacerbate the distress and affect the quality of life of the individual and family. Beginning with the physical body, Yoga eventually influences all aspects of the person: vital, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. It offers various levels and approaches to relax, energize, remodel and strengthen body and psyche. The asanas and pranayama harmonize the physiological system and initiate a "relaxation response" in the neuro endocrinal system. This consists of decreased metabolism, quieter breathing, stable blood pressure, reduced muscle tension, lower heart rate and slow brain wave pattern. As the neural discharge pattern gets modulated, hyper arousal of the nervous system and the static load on postural muscle come down. The function of viscera improves with the sense of relaxation and sleep gets deeper and sustained; fatigue diminishes. Several subtle level notional corrections can happen in case the subject meditates and that changes the context of the disease, pain and the meaning of life. Meditation and pranayama, along with relaxing asanas, can help individuals deal with the emotional aspects of chronic pain, reduce anxiety and depression effectively and improve the quality of life perceived.

  4. Just a minute meditation: Rapid voluntary conscious state shifts in long term meditators.

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    Nair, Ajay Kumar; Sasidharan, Arun; John, John P; Mehrotra, Seema; Kutty, Bindu M

    2017-08-01

    Meditation induces a modified state of consciousness that remains under voluntary control. Can meditators rapidly and reversibly bring about mental state changes on demand? To check, we carried out 128 channel EEG recordings on Brahma Kumaris Rajayoga meditators (36 long term: median 14240h meditation; 25 short term: 1095h) and controls (25) while they tried to switch every minute between rest and meditation states in different conditions (eyes open and closed; before and after an engaging task). Long term meditators robustly shifted states with enhanced theta power (4-8Hz) during meditation. Short term meditators had limited ability to shift between states and showed increased lower alpha power (8-10Hz) during eyes closed meditation only when pre and post task data were combined. Controls could not shift states. Thus trained beginners can reliably meditate but it takes long term practice to exercise more refined control over meditative states. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Effects οf Yoga οn cancer patients: Secondary analysis οf Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analyses

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    Dimos Mastrogiannis

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Western medicine’s model has been enriched with alternative management and treatment methods. Yoga is a technique that incorporates physical exercises, breathing methods, meditation and relaxation which has been proposed to have positive effects on cancer patients. Aim: The aim of the present study is to critically review findings of systematic reviews/meta-analyses that are available in the international literature, regarding the effects of yoga on cancer patients. Methodology: Literature review was performed in five (5 databases: PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Database of systematic Reviews. Authors adopted the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis model in order to perform a critical review of the existing literature. Methodological assessment of papers under review was performed according to criteria of the Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews instrument. Inclusion criteria were the English language, research undertaken in adults and evaluation of effects of yoga as the primary intervention. Results: Although there is a lack of guidelines regarding the assessment of systematic reviews using the above mentioned instruments, 16 papers were included in the present study. Findings are confounding, even though there is evidence supporting the use of yoga in certain types of cancer. Specifically, improvements in quality of life and psychological wellbeing, anxiety, however, not pain reduction, have been reported in women suffering from breast cancer, however, no statistically significant effect has been documented in patients with haematological malignancies. Conclusions: The majority of studies about the effects of yoga on quality of life, fatigue, sleep quality, anxiety, and depression have small samples. There is a trend towards an overall quality of life improvement, nonetheless, the lack of sufficiently powered randomized controlled trials prevents the extraction of a safe

  6. A randomized control trial of the effect of yoga on Gunas (personality) and Health in normal healthy volunteers.

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    Deshpande, Sudheer; Nagendra, H R; Raghuram, Nagarathna

    2008-01-01

    To study the efficacy of yoga on Guna (yogic personality measure) and general health in normal adults. Of the 1228 persons who attended introductory lectures, 226 subjects aged 18-71 years, of both sexes, who satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria and who consented to participate in the study were randomly allocated into two groups. The Yoga(Y) group practised an integrated yoga module that included asanas, pranayama, meditation, notional correction and devotional sessions. The control group practised mild to moderate physical exercises (PE). Both groups had supervised practice sessions (by trained experts) for one hour daily, six days a week for eight weeks. Guna (yogic personality) was assessed before and after eight weeks using the self-administered Vedic Personality Inventory (VPI) which assesses Sattva (gentle and controlled), Rajas (violent and uncontrolled) and Tamas (dull and uncontrolled). The general health status (total health), which includes four domains namely somatic symptoms (SS), anxiety and insomnia (AI), social dysfunction (SF) and severe depression (SP), was assessed using a General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Baseline scores for all the domains for both the groups did not differ significantly (P > 0.05, independent samples t test). Sattva showed a significant difference within the groups and the effect size was more in the Y than in the PE group. Rajas showed a significant decrease within and between the groups with a higher effect size in the PE group. Tamas showed significant reduction within the PE group only. The GHQ revealed that there was significant decrease in SS, AI, SF and SP in both Y and PE groups (Wilcoxcon Singed Rank t test). SS showed a significant difference between the groups (Mann Whitney U Test). There was an improvement in Sattva in both the Yoga and control groups with a trend of higher effect size in Yoga; Rajas reduced in both but significantly better in PE than in Yoga and Tamas reduced in PE. The general health

  7. Prenatal meditation influences infant behaviors.

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    Chan, Ka Po

    2014-11-01

    Meditation is important in facilitating health. Pregnancy health has been shown to have significant consequences for infant behaviors. In view of limited studies on meditation and infant temperament, this study aims to explore the effects of prenatal meditation on these aspects. The conceptual framework was based on the postulation of positive relationships between prenatal meditation and infant health. A randomized control quantitative study was carried out at Obstetric Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong. 64 pregnant Chinese women were recruited for intervention and 59 were for control. Outcome measures were cord blood cortisol, infant salivary cortisol, and Carey Infant Temperament Questionnaire. Cord blood cortisol level of babies was higher in the intervention group (pmeditation can influence fetal health. Carey Infant Temperament Questionnaire showed that the infants of intervention group have better temperament (pmeditation in relation to child health. Present study concludes the positive effects of prenatal meditation on infant behaviors and recommends that pregnancy care providers should provide prenatal meditation to pregnant women. Copyright © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Evidence based effects of yoga in neurological disorders.

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    Mooventhan, A; Nivethitha, L

    2017-09-01

    Though yoga is one of the widely used mind-body medicine for health promotion, disease prevention and as a possible treatment modality for neurological disorders, there is a lack of evidence-based review. Hence, we performed a comprehensive search in the PubMed/Medline electronic database to review relevant articles in English, using keywords "yoga and neurological disorder, yoga and multiple sclerosis, yoga and stroke, yoga and epilepsy, yoga and Parkinson's disease, yoga and dementia, yoga and cerebrovascular disease, yoga and Alzheimer disease, yoga and neuropathy, yoga and myelopathy, and yoga and Guillain-Barre syndrome". A total of 700 articles published from 1963 to 14th December 2016 were available. Of 700 articles, 94 articles were included in this review. Based on the available literature, it could be concluded that yoga might be considered as an effective adjuvant for the patients with various neurological disorders. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Ventilatory function in female practitioners of Hatha Yoga. DOI: 10.5007/1980-0037.2011v13n4p279

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    Cristina Martins Coelho

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Yoga is an ancient philosophic system that originated in India and whose main objective is the development of the union of mind and body through exercise, respiration and meditation. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of regular practice of Hatha Yoga on the respiratory function of healthy women. A controlled cross-sectional study was conducted on 25 female volunteers divided into two groups: Yoga (n=13 and control (n=12. The volunteers of the Yoga group had practiced Hatha Yoga for at least 6 months. The respiratory rate was counted over one minute. Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures were assessed with a manovacuometer. Axillary and xiphoid mobilities were assessed by cyrtometry. Chest expansion at the axillary and xiphoid levels was measured by cyrtometry. Forced vital capacity and peak expiratory flow were assessed by spirometry. Significant differences between groups were only observed for respiratory rate and xiphoid mobility. In conclusion, regular practice of Hatha Yoga had a positive impact on respiratory rate and xiphoid mobility in the population studied.

  10. Ventilatory function in female practitioners of Hatha Yoga. DOI: 10.5007/1980-0037.2011v13n4p279

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    Cristina Martins Coelho

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    Full Text Available Yoga is an ancient philosophic system that originated in India and whose main objective is the development of the union of mind and body through exercise, respiration and meditation. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of regular practice of Hatha Yoga on the respiratory function of healthy women. A controlled cross-sectional study was conducted on 25 female volunteers divided into two groups: Yoga (n=13 and control (n=12. The volunteers of the Yoga group had practiced Hatha Yoga for at least 6 months. The respiratory rate was counted over one minute. Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures were assessed with a manovacuometer. Axillary and xiphoid mobilities were assessed by cyrtometry. Chest expansion at the axillary and xiphoid levels was measured by cyrtometry. Forced vital capacity and peak expiratory flow were assessed by spirometry. Significant differences between groups were only observed for respiratory rate and xiphoid mobility. In conclusion, regular practice of Hatha Yoga had a positive impact on respiratory rate and xiphoid mobility in the population studied.

  11. Smagsoplevelse og Fordybelse

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    Brodersen, Peter

    2017-01-01

    Smag og smagsoplevelser har en selvstændig plads i faget madkundskab, og som sådan er de sigtekorn for dannelsesforestillinger. Med afsæt i teorien om kategorial dannelse drøfter kapitlet, hvordan fordybelse gennem sansebaserede og æstetiske smagsoplevelser på den ene side og analytiske aktivitet...

  12. Dokumentation og forskning

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    Ridder, Hanne Mette Ochsner

    2018-01-01

    Nyt fra Forskerprogrammet i musikterapi. Review-artikler vedr. musikterapi og onkologi og demens. Særnummer i Approaches om Europæisk GIM forening. Bogudgivelse: Lindvang & Beck (Red). Musik, krop og følelser. Neuroaffektive processer i musikterapi samt Jensen (Red.) Kultur og Sundhed. TV-serie s...

  13. Emergens og transkulturalitet

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    Simonsen, Karen-Margrethe

    2009-01-01

    Artiklen handler om, hvordan latinamerikansk litteratur og især magisk realisme udveksler med verden og hvordan den læses og brandes uden for Latinamerika. Jeg argumenterer for, at begreberne "emergens" (Wlad Godzich) og "transkulturation" (Fernando Ortiz) er gode til at beskrive nogle af de...

  14. Inger og Johannes Exner

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    Jensen, Thomas Bo

    Monografi om Inger og Johannes Exners arkitektur. Bogen behandler indgående Exners inspirationer samt deres teorier vedrørende kirkearkitektur og restaurering.......Monografi om Inger og Johannes Exners arkitektur. Bogen behandler indgående Exners inspirationer samt deres teorier vedrørende kirkearkitektur og restaurering....

  15. Xerostomi og nedsat spytsekretion

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    Jensen, Siri Beier; Dynesen, Anja Weirsøe; Pedersen, Anne Marie Lynge

    2011-01-01

    Forekomst og årsager til xerostomi og nedsat spytsekretion ' Xerostomi er defineret som den subjektive følelse af mundtørhed og er som oftest en følge af nedsat eller manglende spytsekretion. Xerostomi kan dog også forekomme uden objektiv dysfunktion af spytkirtlerne. De grundlæggende årsager til...

  16. Lyset og livet

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    Oxenvad, Carsten Michael

    2003-01-01

    Beskrivelse af Øster Aaby Friskole og friskoler generelt. Blandt bidragyderne: Susanne Eskildsen, Holger Henriksen, Margrethe Vestager, John Iversen, Thorstein Balle og Poul Erik Søe......Beskrivelse af Øster Aaby Friskole og friskoler generelt. Blandt bidragyderne: Susanne Eskildsen, Holger Henriksen, Margrethe Vestager, John Iversen, Thorstein Balle og Poul Erik Søe...

  17. Hund og menneske imellem

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    Hovmark, Henrik

    2009-01-01

    og menneske imellem? Denne artikel beskriver hvordan hundelivet bliver udfoldet i Ordbog over det danske Sprog (ODS), Den Danske Ordbog (DDO) og Ømålsordbogen (ØMO). Fælles for ODS, DDO og ØMO er at de er videnskabeligt beskrivende ordbøger. Det betyder ideelt set at man indsamler og beskriver...

  18. Designprocesser og digital produktion:

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    Pilgaard, Michal; Lembcke, Steen

    Der er fokus på Fab-Labs som ramme for en social læringskontekst i folkeskolen, hvor elever sammen med lærere og pædagoger får mulighed for at udforske teknologier og fremstille digitale produkter og produktioner. I læringsmiljøet hvor designprocessen og den digitale fabrikation udfoldes...

  19. Quickplace - anvendelse og muligheder

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    Bojesen, Jakob Cloos

    beskrives status og fremtidsudsigter for brugen af systemet på Aalborg Universitet. De opnåede erfaringer med emner som mulige anvendelsesområder, organisatorisk forankring, support og tilretning af systemet beskrives, og rapporten kan således inspirere og informere andre, som står over for at vælge en...

  20. Formalsproglig kompetence og IT

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    Ambjørn, Lone

    2002-01-01

    Sproglæringsteoretisk værktøj til udvikling af IT-støttede materialer og programmer inden for grammatisk og leksikalsk kompetence......Sproglæringsteoretisk værktøj til udvikling af IT-støttede materialer og programmer inden for grammatisk og leksikalsk kompetence...

  1. Mord og metafysik

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    Krimien er traditionelt indskrevet i en moderne samfundsramme, hvor opklaringen sker ved hjælp af rationelle og empiriske hjælpemidler. Derfor har krimien gennem mange år været kritisk over for metafysik, religion og det overnaturlige. Mord og metafysik viser, at skellet mellem krimi og metafysik...

  2. Supervisand og supervisor

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    Jacobsen, Claus Haugaard

    2007-01-01

    Kapitlet redegør for aspekter ved det komplekse forhold mellem supervisand og supervisor, og der anlægges en række forskellige perspektiver. Først beskrives forholdet fra supervisandens perspektiv. At indtræde i rollen som supervisand er, foruden at være lærerigt og fagligt udviklende, ofte også ...

  3. Supervisionens materiale og proces

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    Jacobsen, Claus Haugaard

    2007-01-01

    Kapitlet handler om supervisionens materiale og proces, dvs. spørgsmålene om, hvilket materiale supervisanden skal medbringe til supervision, hvordan det skal fremlægges, og hvordan valg af materiale og metode gensidigt indvirker på hinanden og på supervisionsprocessen. Som de mest anvendte metoder...

  4. Professionalitet og medlemsdemokrati

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    Nielsen, Anette; Johannsen, Gundi Schrötter

    2017-01-01

    begreb om udspændthed (Kofoed 2003 & Neidel 2011) samt Erving Goffmans begreber om frontstage og backstage (Jacobsen & Kristiansen 2014). Analyserne viser en kompleks praksis udspændt mellem forskelligrettede krav og forventninger og med stadige forhandlinger, som både medarbejdere og medlemmer må...

  5. Kamp og status

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    Hansen, Christian Sandbjerg; Dahl, Hanne Marlene; Eklund Hansen, Anette

    Dette bind er det første af to om børnehavens og pædagogprofessionens historie og aktualitet. Bind 2, Kald og kundskab, går tæt på indholdet i småbørnspædagogikken og i uddannelserne fra 1870 til i dag....

  6. Normalitet og afvigelse

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    Holst, Jesper

    2009-01-01

    Anmeldelse ad Ivar Morkens bog:" Normalitet og afvigelse", der tager udgangspunkt i kontrasten mellem visionerne om inklusion, empowerment og anerkendelse og de faktiske forhold, hvor menneskelig afvig stadig diagnosticeres. Kontrasterne defineres og forsøges imødegået med forskellige former for ...

  7. Musik og folkesundhed

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    Bonde, Lars Ole; Ekholm, Ola

    2015-01-01

    Præsentation af undersøgelsen "Musik og folkesundhed", som er blevet til i et samarbejde mellem Musikterapi AAU og Statens Institut for Folkesundhed......Præsentation af undersøgelsen "Musik og folkesundhed", som er blevet til i et samarbejde mellem Musikterapi AAU og Statens Institut for Folkesundhed...

  8. A Multimodal Evaluation of the Comparative Efficacy of Yoga versus a Patient Centered Support Group for Treating Chronic Pain in Gulf War Illness

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    2016-10-01

    Treating Chronic Pain in Gulf War Illness PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Peter Bayley, PhD RECIPIENT: Palo Alto Veterens Institute for Research Palo Alto, CA...Centered Support Group for Treating Chronic Pain in Gulf War Illness 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S...with Gulf War Illness (GWI). A secondary objective is to provide veterans with skills in yoga breathing, postures, and meditation that can be used to

  9. Review of the Neural Oscillations Underlying Meditation

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    Darrin J. Lee

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Meditation is one type of mental training that has been shown to produce many cognitive benefits. Meditation practice is associated with improvement in concentration and reduction of stress, depression, and anxiety symptoms. Furthermore, different forms of meditation training are now being used as interventions for a variety of psychological and somatic illnesses. These benefits are thought to occur as a result of neurophysiologic changes. The most commonly studied specific meditation practices are focused attention (FA, open-monitoring (OM, as well as transcendental meditation (TM, and loving-kindness (LK meditation. In this review, we compare the neural oscillatory patterns during these forms of meditation.Method: We performed a systematic review of neural oscillations during FA, OM, TM, and LK meditation practices, comparing meditators to meditation-naïve adults.Results: FA, OM, TM, and LK meditation are associated with global increases in oscillatory activity in meditators compared to meditation-naïve adults, with larger changes occurring as the length of meditation training increases. While FA and OM are related to increases in anterior theta activity, only FA is associated with changes in posterior theta oscillations. Alpha activity increases in posterior brain regions during both FA and OM. In anterior regions, FA shows a bilateral increase in alpha power, while OM shows a decrease only in left-sided power. Gamma activity in these meditation practices is similar in frontal regions, but increases are variable in parietal and occipital regions.Conclusions: The current literature suggests distinct differences in neural oscillatory activity among FA, OM, TM, and LK meditation practices. Further characterizing these oscillatory changes may better elucidate the cognitive and therapeutic effects of specific meditation practices, and potentially lead to the development of novel neuromodulation targets to take advantage of their

  10. Meditacija i kreativnost / Meditation and Creativity

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    Ksenija Popadić

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper is a pioneering attempt to draw attention to the connection between meditation and creativity. The author compares the creative process to the process of meditation. Meditation, just like the creative process, results in a piece of creative work, which informs us about the possibility of using meditation as a creative technique with the aim of improving our creativity. The first part of the paper defines the basic concepts: creativity and meditation. The paper goes on to inform us about the place that meditation takes in contemporary psychology. The author explains that various kinds of meditation techniques can be divided into two groups: concentration meditations and mindfulness (or vipassana meditations. The paper gives special attention to higher states of consciousness or the so called flow that can be described as the optimal state of consciousness in which levels of cognitive functioning are at the maximum. There are also examples illustrating how the skills that help us get into the flow state are developed. The conclusion is that meditation directly increases one’s ability to assess the quality of the content one is dealing with, whether it is by observing, using or creating it. Although this area has not been the subject of scientific studies so far, based on some case studies (involving meditation masters, it can be confidently stated that there is a clear connection between meditation and creativity, meaning that people who meditate regularly are at the same time increasing their creative abilities and creative output.

  11. Social innovation og aktionsforskning

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    Andersen, John; Bilfeldt, Annette

    2014-01-01

    Formålet med dette kapitel er at vise, hvordan aktionsforskning kan bidrage til social innovation og empowerment i velfærds- og kulturinstitutioner (plejehjem og biblioteker) på en måde, der fremmer marginaliserede medborgere og lokalområders magtposition og skaber muligheder for positiv forandring....... Kapitlet præsenterer først mere overordnet de kritiske begreber om empowerment, aktionsforskning og social innovation og disse tilganges rødder i kritisk teori. Efterfølgende gennemgås to forskellige metodiske varianter af aktionsforskning i to forskellige kontekster....

  12. Medier og digital kultur

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    Christiansen, René Boyer; Hestbech, Astrid Margrethe; Jørnø, Rasmus Leth Vergmann

    ser en film eller er til en koncert. Børn og unge bliver ikke længere betragtet som novicer, men mere som forbrugere og kunder, der kræver at blive engageret og underholdt. Også i pædagogisk praksis må man derfor tage højde for, at børn, unge og brugere generelt kommer med nye forventninger og...... målbeskrivelser og krav til metodevalget, og der findes nu et modul, der indholdsmæssigt fokuserer på netop medier og digital kultur. Der er derfor behov for et samlet værk, der fagligt funderet diskuterer den nyeste viden om medier i pædagogisk praksis ud fra kravene om fokuseret og reflekteret arbejde med mål...

  13. Energy Expenditure in Vinyasa Yoga Versus Walking.

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    Sherman, Sally A; Rogers, Renee J; Davis, Kelliann K; Minster, Ryan L; Creasy, Seth A; Mullarkey, Nicole C; O'Dell, Matthew; Donahue, Patrick; Jakicic, John M

    2017-08-01

    Whether the energy cost of vinyasa yoga meets the criteria for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity has not been established. To compare energy expenditure during acute bouts of vinyasa yoga and 2 walking protocols. Participants (20 males, 18 females) performed 60-minute sessions of vinyasa yoga (YOGA), treadmill walking at a self-selected brisk pace (SELF), and treadmill walking at a pace that matched the heart rate of the YOGA session (HR-Match). Energy expenditure was assessed via indirect calorimetry. Energy expenditure was significantly lower in YOGA compared with HR-Match (difference = 79.5 ± 44.3 kcal; P YOGA = 3.6 ± 0.6; P YOGA, showed energy expenditure was significantly lower in YOGA compared with HR-Match (difference = 68.0 ± 40.1 kcal; P YOGA meets the criteria for moderate-intensity physical activity. Thus, YOGA may be a viable form of physical activity to achieve public health guidelines and to elicit health benefits.

  14. "Effect of pranayama and meditation as an add-on therapy in rehabilitation of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome--a randomized control pilot study".

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    Sendhilkumar, Ragupathy; Gupta, Anupam; Nagarathna, Raghuram; Taly, Arun B

    2013-01-01

    To study the add-on effects of pranayama and meditation in rehabilitation of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). This randomized control pilot study was conducted in neurological rehabilitation unit of university tertiary research hospital. Twenty-two GBS patients, who consented for the study and satisfied selection criteria, were randomly assigned to yoga and control groups. Ten patients in each group completed the study. The yoga group received 15 sessions in total over a period of 3 weeks (1 h/session), one session per day on 5 days per week that consisted of relaxation, Pranayama (breathing practices) and Guided meditation in addition to conventional rehabilitation therapeutics. The control group received usual rehabilitation care. All the patients were assessed using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Numeric pain rating scale, Hospital anxiety and Depression scale and Barthel index score. Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon's signed rank test were used for statistical analysis. Quality of sleep improved significantly with reduction of PSQI score in the yoga group (p = 0.04). There was reduction of pain scores, anxiety and depression in both the groups without statistical significance between groups (pain p > 0.05, anxiety p > 0.05 and depression p > 0.05). Overall functional status improved in both groups without significant difference (p > 0.05). Significant improvement was observed in quality of sleep with yogic relaxation, pranayama, and meditation in GBS patients.

  15. Flow og fordybelse

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    Andersen, Frans Ørsted

    2010-01-01

    Artiklen handler om flow og fordybelse i et nyt tværfagligt / naturfagligt undervisningskoncept, "Overvågningens dilemma", til brug i folkeskolens 7.-9.kl. og på gymnasiale uddannelser. Konceptet sætter fokus på den overvågning der foregår og er mulig i nutidens IT og hi-tec samfund og der arbejd...

  16. Kulturel og mental byomdannelse

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    Samson, Kristine

    2013-01-01

    Redesign og kulturel byomdannelse kan være tankevækkende studier af, hvordan byer udvikler sig og omdannes under indflydelse af sociale, kulturelle og økonomiske sammenhænge. Parque Cultural de Valparaiso i Chile er et fremragende eksempel på, hvordan arkitektur og landskabsdesign forbinder sig til...... den omkringliggende by og Chiles komplekse historie. Men Parque Cultural giver samtidig et arkitektonisk rumligt bud på Valparaiso mulige fremtid....

  17. Farestrategier og trampolinleg

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    Karoff, Helle Skovbjerg

    Vild og farlig leg på havetrampoliner udfordrer børns sikkerhed og tryghed og er samtidig både udviklende og udfordrende. Børn kan lære at håndtere risici, når de leger på trampolinen. Helle Skovbjerg Karoff er adjunkt ved Aalborg Universitet/København og knyttet til forskningslaboratoriet for IT...

  18. Et Forsknings- og Udviklingsprojekt om Marjattas Skole- og Behandlingshjem

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    Kristensen, Kasper Andreas

    2011-01-01

    Forskning og udviklingsrapport om rytmer og kunstneriske processer i Marjattas Rudolf Steiner inspirerede specialpædagogik......Forskning og udviklingsrapport om rytmer og kunstneriske processer i Marjattas Rudolf Steiner inspirerede specialpædagogik...

  19. Lydighedsetik og bureaukratisk grusomhed

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    Moesby-Jensen, Cecilie Kolonda; Moesby-Jensen, Tommy

    2017-01-01

    I dette kapitel fokuseres der på samarbejdet mellem socialrådgivere i en forvaltnings familieafdeling og ansatte i Psykologisk og Pædagogisk Rådgivning (PPR). Vi vil vise, hvordan denne arbejdsorganisering har afgørende bureaukratiske træk og derfor rummer lydighedsetiske problemer – et begreb, d...... tager udgangspunkt i et myndighedssocialrådgiver-perspektiv og dermed i, hvordan de oplever samarbejdet. Analyserne fremskrives og diskuteres med udgangspunkt i teoretiske perspektiver hos Max Weber, Zygmunt Bauman, Etienne Wenger, Paul Duguid og John Seely Brown....

  20. Praksisteori og arbejdslivsforskning

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    Buch, Anders

    2017-01-01

    Praksisteori er en lang og bred human- og socialvidenskabelig tradition, der forsøger at forstå mennesker, arbejde og samfund med udgangspunkt i aktivitet og handling. I denne artikel gøres der rede for praksisteoriens grundlæggende antagelser og begreber. Artiklen fokuserer på, hvordan nyere...... praksisteori – her Theodore Schatzkis teori om socialt liv – udvikler begreber til at forstå, hvordan det sociale liv er organiseret igennem praksisser, og hvordan normativitet i praksisser bidrager til at bestemme handlinger. Der argumenteres for, at den praksisteoretiske tilgang kan tilbyde...

  1. Individualiseringens vindere og tabere

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    Rasborg, Klaus

    2013-01-01

    Snarere end værdiforfald og egoisme er nutidens individualisering ensbetydende med fremkomsten af nye værdier, deltagelsesformer og politiske orienteringsmønstre. Der er imidlertid både vindere og tabere i individualiseringsspillet, hvilket artiklen forsøger at vise.......Snarere end værdiforfald og egoisme er nutidens individualisering ensbetydende med fremkomsten af nye værdier, deltagelsesformer og politiske orienteringsmønstre. Der er imidlertid både vindere og tabere i individualiseringsspillet, hvilket artiklen forsøger at vise....

  2. Stress and yoga in children

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    Jellesma, F.C.

    2013-01-01

    Many children experience stress-related physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headache or abdominal complaints. This paper deals with the physical consequences of psychological stress and the possibility of reducing stress by yoga in childhood. The literature on this topic is presented. It is

  3. The Yoga of Critical Discourse

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    Hyde, Andrea M.

    2013-01-01

    This article offers a comparative self-reflection on two seemingly disparate teaching practices: hatha yoga and critical social theories of education. As some have already discovered, the two enacted fields share many core principles and practices; deal with strikingly similar content; and are primarily self-reflective. As an…

  4. Low back pain and yoga.

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    Singh, Supreet

    2014-12-01

    ABSTRACT Questions from patients about pain conditions and analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from authors are presented to help educate patients and make them more effective self-advocates. The topic addressed in this issue is chronic low back pain, one of the most common reasons to visit one's primary care doctor. Complementary approaches, including yoga, will be addressed.

  5. Experiencing mindfulness meditation - a client narrative perspective

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    Stelter, Reinhard

    2009-01-01

    The study was based on the non-participant involvement of the researcher in four six-to-eight weeks' mindfulness meditation training courses led by chartered psychologists. The participants suffered from stress/sleeplessness, depression or agoraphobia in the presented cases. They were selected...... and practicing mindfulness meditation. It is not the intention to give evidence about the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation in general, but to present the whats and hows of cases where mindfulness meditation appears to improve quality of life, health and well-being. Keywords: Mindfulness meditation...

  6. Indre spenninger og ytre press

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    Ibsen, Bjarne

    2011-01-01

    Anmeldelse af bogen 'Norsk idrett. Indre spenninger og ytre press' redigeret af Dag Vidar Hanstad, Gunnar Breivik, Mari Kristin Sisjord og Hans B. Skaset og udgivet af forlaet akilles.......Anmeldelse af bogen 'Norsk idrett. Indre spenninger og ytre press' redigeret af Dag Vidar Hanstad, Gunnar Breivik, Mari Kristin Sisjord og Hans B. Skaset og udgivet af forlaet akilles....

  7. Teamarbejde og samspillet mellem medarbejdere og organisation

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    Jeppesen, Hans Jeppe; Jønsson, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Gennem det seneste årti har brug af teams som en måde at organisere arbejdet på været i hastig fremmarch. Det er baggrunden for forskningsprojektet ”Team-organiseringens betydning for participation og organisatoriske relationer”, der er et multiple case-studie af seks organisationers brug af...... teamwork. Bag projektet står professor Hans Jeppe Jeppesen, cand.psych. og ph.d. Thomas Rasmussen samt adjunkt Thomas Jønsson. I denne klumme gives en forskningsbaseret introduktion til teamarbejdet og dets betydning for samspillet mellem medarbejdere og organisation. Med udgangspunkt i egen forskning...

  8. Effect of an office worksite-based yoga program on heart rate variability: A randomized controlled trial

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    Chang Dennis

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chronic work-related stress is a significant and independent risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and associated mortality, particularly when compounded by a sedentary work environment. Heart rate variability (HRV provides an estimate of parasympathetic and sympathetic autonomic control, and can serve as a marker of physiological stress. Hatha yoga is a physically demanding practice that can help to reduce stress; however, time constraints incurred by work and family life may limit participation. The purpose of the present study is to determine if a 10-week, worksite-based yoga program delivered during lunch hour can improve resting HRV and related physical and psychological parameters in sedentary office workers. Methods and design This is a parallel-arm RCT that will compare the outcomes of participants assigned to the experimental treatment group (yoga to those assigned to a no-treatment control group. Participants randomized to the experimental condition will engage in a 10-week yoga program delivered at their place of work. The yoga sessions will be group-based, prescribed three times per week during lunch hour, and will be led by an experienced yoga instructor. The program will involve teaching beginner students safely and progressively over 10 weeks a yoga sequence that incorporates asanas (poses and postures, vinyasa (exercises, pranayama (breathing control and meditation. The primary outcome of this study is the high frequency (HF spectral power component of HRV (measured in absolute units; i.e. ms2, a measure of parasympathetic autonomic control. Secondary outcomes include additional frequency and time domains of HRV, and measures of physical functioning and psychological health status. Measures will be collected prior to and following the intervention period, and at 6 months follow-up to determine the effect of intervention withdrawal. Discussion This study will determine the effect of worksite

  9. Hatha yoga on body balance

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    Prado, Erick Tadeu; Raso, Vagner; Scharlach, Renata Coelho; Kasse, Cristiane Akemi

    2014-01-01

    Background: A good body balance requires a proper function of vestibular, visual, and somatosensory systems which can be reach with exercise practice and/or yoga. Aim: To determine the effects of a 5-month hatha yoga training program on body balance in young adults. Materials and Methods: This study used a controlled, nonrandomized design, where the experimental group underwent a 5-month training program and were then compared with the control group that had a sedentary lifestyle. A convenience sample of 34 out of 40 men aged 25-55 years old (34.0 ± 0.9) were deemed eligible for this study. They were randomly divided into two groups: Experimental and control groups. Subjects in the experimental group were engaged in 60 min sessions of hatha yoga three times a week for 5 months. We evaluated postural control by measuring the limit of stability and velocity of oscillation (VOS) in three conditions of the balance rehabilitation unit (BRU) and through field procedures (four position, plane, flamingo, hopscotch, and dynamic test). Results: We observed differences (P < 0.05) in postintervention scores between the groups regardless of BRU parameters and field procedures (except for flamingo) even after adjusting for preintervention scores, suggesting that these changes were induced by hatha yoga training. The partial eta squared on BRU parameters ranged from 0.78 (VOS1)-0.97 (COP2), and from 0.00 (flamingo)-0.94 (four position) for the field procedures. Conclusions: Our results provide substantial evidence that postural control in healthy young adults can be improved through practicing hatha yoga. PMID:25035623

  10. Telomerase activity and cellular aging might be positively modified by a yoga-based lifestyle intervention.

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    Kumar, Shiv Basant; Yadav, Rashmi; Yadav, Raj Kumar; Tolahunase, Madhuri; Dada, Rima

    2015-06-01

    Recent studies showed that a brief yoga-based lifestyle intervention was efficacious in reducing levels of oxidative stress and cellular aging in obese men. The objective of this case report was to assess the efficacy of this intervention in reducing the levels of biochemical markers of cellular ageing, oxidative stress, and inflammation at baseline (day 0), at the end of active intervention (day 10), and follow-up at day 90. Single case report from a prospective ongoing study with pre-post design assessing the level of various markers of cellular aging. Integral Health Clinic, an outpatient facility conducting meditation and yoga-based lifestyle intervention programs for management of chronic diseases. A 31-year-old man with class I obesity (body-mass index, 29.5 kg/m(2)) who presented to the medicine outpatient department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, with a history of fatigue, difficulty losing weight, and lack of motivation. He noted a marked decrease in his energy level, particularly in the afternoon. A pretested intervention program included asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), stress management, group discussions, lectures, and individualized advice. From baseline (day 0) to day 90, the activity of telomerase and levels of β-endorphins, plasma cortisol, and interleukin-6 increased, and a sustained reduction in oxidative stress markers, such as reactive oxygen species and 8-hydroxy-2-deoxy-guanosine levels. Adopting yoga/meditation-based lifestyle modification causes reversal of markers of aging, mainly oxidative stress, telomerase activity, and oxidative DNA damage. This may not only delay aging and prolong a youthful healthy life but also delay or prevent onset of several lifestyle-related diseases, of which oxidative stress and inflammation are the chief cause. This report suggests this simple lifestyle intervention may be therapeutic for oxidative DNA damage and oxidative stress.

  11. A randomized control trial of the effect of yoga on Gunas (personality) and Self esteem in normal healthy volunteers.

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    Deshpande, Sudheer; Nagendra, H R; Nagarathna, Raghuram

    2009-01-01

    To study the efficacy of yoga on Gunas (personality) and self esteem in normal adults through a randomized comparative study. Of the 1228 persons who attended motivational lectures, 226 subjects aged 18-71 years, of both sexes, who satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and who consented to participate in the study were randomly allocated into two groups. The Yoga (Y) group practised an integrated yoga module that included asanas, pranayama, meditation, notional correction, and devotional sessions. The comparison group practised mild to moderate physical exercises (PE). Both groups had supervised practices for one hour daily, six days a week, for eight weeks. Guna (personality) was assessed before and after eight weeks using the self-administered "The 'Gita" Inventory of Personality" (GIN) to assess Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. Self esteem in terms of competency (COM), global self esteem (GSE), moral and self esteem (MSE), social esteem (SET), family self esteem (FSE), body and physical appearance (BPA), and the lie scale (LIS) were assessed using the self esteem questionnaire (SEQ). The baseline scores for all domains for both the groups did not differ significantly (P > 0.05 independent samples t-test). There were significant pre-post improvements in all domains in both groups (P self esteem in the Y group is greater than for the PE group in three out of seven domains. This randomized controlled study has shown the influence of Yoga on Gunas and self esteem in comparison to physical exercise.

  12. Humanisme, sprogvidenskab og matematik

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    Prebensen, Henrik

    1999-01-01

    Kulturkløft, C.P.Snow, matematikkens grundlag, logik og sprog, strukturalisme, semantik, syntaks, Chomsky-kritik......Kulturkløft, C.P.Snow, matematikkens grundlag, logik og sprog, strukturalisme, semantik, syntaks, Chomsky-kritik...

  13. Sekularisering og religion

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    Andersen, Kirsten Margrethe

    2015-01-01

    Sammendrag: Sekularisering og religion: En studie i fortællingens nøglerolle i folkeskolens religionsundervisning Kirsten M. Andersen Ph.d. afhandling, indleveret ved institut for Uddannelse og Pædagogik, Aarhus Universitet, d. 23. oktober 2014 Indledning Afhandlingens sigte er at bidrage til en...... fortsat udvikling af religionsundervisningen i skolen ud fra en almen pædagogisk interesse. Skolen har sit eget formål og derfor må religion ombrydes, så den gøres pædagogisk. Religionshistorisk, religionssociologisk og antropologisk opfattes religion og kultur i et kontinuum. Det betyder, at religion...... fænomenologiske overvejelser over, hvorfor filosofien har behov for at formulere en religionshermeneutik med henblik på en almen pædagogisk begrundelse for skolens religionsundervisning. I Del: Kap. 2: Afhandlingen indledes med at indkredse og definere både religion og sekularisering som kulturelle og kollektive...

  14. Krig, magt og kristendom

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    Andersen, Svend

    2012-01-01

    Der gøres rede for Martin Luthers opfattelse af krig og soldateretik. Relevansen for nutiden antydes......Der gøres rede for Martin Luthers opfattelse af krig og soldateretik. Relevansen for nutiden antydes...

  15. Banalitet og egensind

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    Tanderup, Sara

    2009-01-01

    Anmeldelse af Hannah Arendts Eichann i Jerusalem og Hans Magnus Enzensbergers Hamerstein eller egensindigheden......Anmeldelse af Hannah Arendts Eichann i Jerusalem og Hans Magnus Enzensbergers Hamerstein eller egensindigheden...

  16. Universitetsforskere, ledelse og styringslogik

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    Nielsen, Thomas; Ingemann, Jan Holm

     Dette paper indeholder en erfaringsbaseret del og en teoretisk. Den erfaringsbaserede beskriver forfatternes oplevelser som institutledere under universiteternes transformationsproces fra kollegialt selvstyre med mål-ramme styring under relativ autonomi til professionelt ledet og topstyret...

  17. Dokumentation og forskning

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    Ridder, Hanne Mette Ochsner

    2012-01-01

    Udover en liste over de nyeste specialeafhandlinger er der Nyt fra Forskerprogrammet i musikterapi, og bl.a. omtale af effekt-undersøgelser vedr. musik og autisme, immunsystemet samt astma.......Udover en liste over de nyeste specialeafhandlinger er der Nyt fra Forskerprogrammet i musikterapi, og bl.a. omtale af effekt-undersøgelser vedr. musik og autisme, immunsystemet samt astma....

  18. EPR, kvantemekanik og Bohr

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    Nielsen, Morten Klockmann

    2007-01-01

    Dette projekt omhandler området hvor filosofi og fysik smelter sammen. Kvantemekanikkens tilblivelse fik en hård medfart hvilket diskussionerne mellem især Albert Einstein og Niels Bohr vidner om. De var hovedpersoner i striden om hvordan kvantemekanikken skulle fortolkes, og diskussionen kulminerede i 1935 hvor Einstein sammen med kollegerne Podolsky og Rosen offentliggjorde en artikel med titlen “Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?” (EPR-artiklen)....

  19. Uddannelse og Entrepreneurship

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    Blenker, Per; Dreisler, Poul; Færgemann, Helle Maibom

    2004-01-01

    Innovation og entrepreneurship står højt på den politiske dagsorden og universiteterne er tiltænkt en central rolle i denne proces, hvis mål er at skabe større vækst og øget velfærd i samfundet. Et af midlerne har været at motivere til større samarbejde om forskning og uddannelse i samspil mellem...

  20. Mellem medicin og moral

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    Eriksen, Sidsel

    2002-01-01

    Den dødsdømte Peder Worms sidste tid før skafottet i 1830'ernes København set ud en medicinsk synsvinkel repræsteret ved fængselslægen og frenologen (kraniesamleren) Carl Otto og en teologisk synsvinkel set ud fra fængselslægen og rationalisten C.F. Visbye og dennes samtaler med fangen....

  1. Innovation og digitalisering

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    Ivang, Reimer

    2012-01-01

    Kapitet fokuserer på, hvordan og hvorfor den digitale teknologi og innovation er to sider af samme sag. Den digitale teknologi er af mange anerkendt som en af nutidens største forandringskræfter. Perez (2002) benævner det ligefrem en teknologisk revolution og sammenligner den digitale teknologi m......, at innovationsprocesser ofte vil være det bedste perspektiv til at forstå, identificere og realisere det virkelige potentiale i digitalisering....

  2. Stemmeret og straf

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    Rytter, Jens Elo

    2016-01-01

    En analyse af hvorvidt det vil være foreneligt med Grl § 29 og med EMRK at fratage straffede personer stemmeret. Det overvejes også, hvilke grunde, der taler for hhv. imod at fratage straffede personer stemmeret......En analyse af hvorvidt det vil være foreneligt med Grl § 29 og med EMRK at fratage straffede personer stemmeret. Det overvejes også, hvilke grunde, der taler for hhv. imod at fratage straffede personer stemmeret...

  3. Kildebankemne: Slaveriet og Vestindien

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    Sørensen, Christina Louise; Poulsen, Jens Aage; Peters, Rikke Louise Alberg

    2017-01-01

    Den digitale kildebank består af flere end 130 kilder, der er inddelt i de 12 temaer. I hvert tema stilledes der mellem 10-15 kilder til rådighed om slavehandelen, slavernes liv og arbejde på De Dansk Vestindiske Øer og meget mere. Til læremidlet er også udviklet lærervejledninger, opgaver og tri...

  4. Transfer og effekt

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    Sørensen, Peter

    2017-01-01

    Effekt, virkning eller udbytte af en lederuddannelse afhænger af en række individuelle, uddannelsesmæssige og organisatoriske faktorer. Det ved vi fra uddannelsesforskningen og særligt fra forskningen i transfer. Kun hvis uddannelsesinstitutionerne såvel som de studerende og arbejdspladserne vil...... medvirke aktivt til at skabe og fremme transfer, kan man gøre sig forhåbninger om, at få effekt af en lederuddannelse....

  5. Landskabskaraktermetoden og kommunerne

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    Caspersen, Ole H.; Føns, Christina; Ginsbak, Anette

    2010-01-01

    Seks sydjyske kommuner, By- og Landskabsstyrelsen, KL samt Skov & Landskab har i 2010 gennemført et projekt med henblik på videre udvikling og tilpasning af landskabskaraktermetoden. Målet var at tilpasse metoden til kommunernes behov og at gøre den mere operationel og overskuelig. Dette videnbla...... er det første af fire, der redegør for resultaterne fra projektet....

  6. The Lived Experience of Meditation

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    as I emerged out of them, and regained connection with my body. ... I began this research with the assumption that meditation occurs when I apply a ... did this with an open frame of mind, recording .... cognitive processing than the textural one. It ..... My daily experience is more accurately ..... phenomenological psychology.

  7. A yoga program for cognitive enhancement.

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    Devon Brunner

    Full Text Available Recent studies suggest that yoga practice may improve cognitive functioning. Although preliminary data indicate that yoga improves working memory (WM, high-resolution information about the type of WM subconstructs, namely maintenance and manipulation, is not available. Furthermore, the association between cognitive enhancement and improved mindfulness as a result of yoga practice requires empirical examination. The aim of the present study is to assess the impact of a brief yoga program on WM maintenance, WM manipulation and attentive mindfulness.Measures of WM (Digit Span Forward, Backward, and Sequencing, and Letter-Number Sequencing were administered prior to and following 6 sessions of yoga (N = 43. Additionally, the Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale was administered to examine the potential impact of yoga practice on mindfulness, as well as the relationships among changes in WM and mindfulness.Analyses revealed significant improvement from pre- to post- training assessment on both maintenance WM (Digit Span Forward and manipulation WM (Digit Span Backward and Letter-Number Sequencing. No change was found on Digit Span Sequencing. Improvement was also found on mindfulness scores. However, no correlation was observed between mindfulness and WM measures.A 6-session yoga program was associated with improvement on manipulation and maintenance WM measures as well as enhanced mindfulness scores. Additional research is needed to understand the extent of yoga-related cognitive enhancement and mechanisms by which yoga may enhance cognition, ideally by utilizing randomized controlled trials and more comprehensive neuropsychological batteries.

  8. Effect of integrated yoga therapy on pain, morning stiffness and anxiety in osteoarthritis of the knee joint: A randomized control study

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    John Ebnezar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To study the effect of integrated yoga on pain, morning stiffness and anxiety in osteoarthritis of knees. Materials and Methods: Two hundred and fifty participants with OA knees (35-80 years were randomly assigned to yoga or control group. Both groups had transcutaneous electrical stimulation and ultrasound treatment followed by intervention (40 min for two weeks with follow up for three months. The integrated yoga consisted of yogic loosening and strengthening practices, asanas, relaxation, pranayama and meditation. The control group had physiotherapy exercises. Assessments were done on 15 th (post 1 and 90 th day (post 2. Results: Resting pain (numerical rating scale reduced better (P<0.001, Mann-Whitney U test in yoga group (post 1=33.6% and post 2=71.8% than control group (post 1=13.4% and post 2=37.5%. Morning stiffness decreased more (P<0.001 in yoga (post 1=68.6% and post 2=98.1% than control group (post 1=38.6% and post 2=71.6%. State anxiety (STAI-1 reduced (P<0.001 by 35.5% (post 1 and 58.4% (post 2 in the yoga group and 15.6% (post 1 and 38.8% (post 2 in the control group; trait anxiety (STAI 2 reduced (P<0.001 better (post 1=34.6% and post 2=57.10% in yoga than control group (post 1=14.12% and post 2=34.73%. Systolic blood pressure reduced (P<0.001 better in yoga group (post 1=−7.93% and post 2=−15.7% than the control group (post 1=−1.8% and post 2=−3.8%. Diastolic blood pressure reduced (P<0.001 better in yoga group (post 1=−7.6% and post 2=−16.4% than the control group (post 1=−2.1% and post 2=−5.0%. Pulse rate reduced (P<0.001 better in yoga group (post 1=−8.41% and post 2=−12.4% than the control group (post 1=−5.1% and post 2=−7.1%. Conclusion: Integrated approach of yoga therapy is better than physiotherapy exercises as an adjunct to transcutaneous electrical stimulation and ultrasound treatment in reducing pain, morning stiffness, state and trait anxiety, blood pressure and pulse rate in patients

  9. "Brugerens arme og ben"

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    Munk-Madsen, Eva

    Omsorgspraksis, det praktiske, sociale og emotionelle arbejde omsorgsydere udfører i samspil med omsorgsmodtagere, har både diskursive og ikke-diskursive elementer. Disse er imidlertid tæt forbundne via arbejdets mellem-menneskelige karakter. I dette paper er det samspillet mellem diskurs og plej...

  10. Brugerens arme og ben

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    Munk-Madsen, Eva

    2006-01-01

    Omsorgsarbejde, det praktiske, sociale og emotionelle arbejde omsorgsarbejdere udfører i samspil med omsorgsmodtagere, har både diskursive og praktiske elementer. Disse er tæt forbundne via arbejdets mellemmenneskelige karakter. I denne artikel er det samspillet mellem diskurs og plejepraksis i h...

  11. Samtidskunst og migration

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    Petersen, Anne Ring

    2010-01-01

    "Samtidskunst og migration. En oversigt over faglitteraturen" er en forskningsoversigt der gør status over hvad der hidtil er skrevet inden for det kunsthistoriske område om vor tids billedkunst og migration som politisk, socialt og kulturelt fænomen, primært i forbindelse med immigration til...

  12. Ledelsesfilosofi og Praksis

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    Hertel, Frederik; Fast, Michael

    2015-01-01

    , som f.eks. Machiavellis ”Fyrsten”, Platons ”Statsmanden”, Taylors ”The Principles of Scientific Management” og Fayols ”General and Industrial Management”, har ledelse og ledelsesforskningen således koncentreret sig om ledelsestyper, god/rigtig ledelse, management/organisering og arbejdsdeling...

  13. Reminiscens, livshistorie og demensomsorg

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    Jensen, Anders Møller

    2015-01-01

    Reminiscens har vundet indpas i plejen af og omsorgen for mennesker med demens. Der er flere udlægninger af, hvordan reminiscens skal defineres, og det har betydet, at implementeringen har antaget mange former. Det gør det vanskeligt at sammenligne studier på området. Forskning og klinisk praksis...

  14. Mellem kommunikation og kreativitet

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    Eriksson, Birgit

    2014-01-01

    Den franske filosof og kunstteoretiker Yves Michaud har argumenteret for, at moderniteten er karakteriseret ved tre utopier: Utopien om demokratisk medborgerskab, arbejdets utopi og kunstens utopi. Kunstens utopi sporer han tilbage til Immanuel Kants æstetik og hans forestilling om, at vi i...

  15. Etnologien og industrisamfundets kulturarv

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    Højrup, Thomas

    2007-01-01

    Kulturarven anskues her som den praksis vi står på skuldrene af, og som vi bygger på, når vi skal tage stilling til, hvordan vi griber dagens aktuelle problemstillinger an. Med dette udgangspunkt diskuteres de begreber og opfattelser af "industrisamfundet", vi har fået i arv og må tage stilling t...

  16. Person og Rolle

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    Szatkowski, Janek

    2011-01-01

    Distinktionen mellem person og rolle forslås som grundlag for et præcist og anlytisk anvendeligt begreb om performativitet. Begrebet tager sigte på at beskrive enkeltindividers og gruppers kommunikation med henblik på hvordan kommunikation etableres. Performativitet gør det muligt at iagttage den...

  17. Skolehaver, maddannelse og naturformidling

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    Wistoft, Karen

    2011-01-01

    sundhedsfremmende effekter, der gør, at elevernes faglige, alsidige og sociale kompetencer bliver styrket. Sammenlignes Haver til Maver med andre skolehaveprojekter rundt omkring i verden, adskiller dette koncept sig ved det centrale fokus på gastronomi og urkræfter. Treenigheden mellem haver, udekøkken og den...

  18. Unges liv og muligheder

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    Berliner, Peter; Fanous, Sandrine; Wattar, Laila

    2010-01-01

    trivsel og deltagelse kan øges. De unge deltog i fokusgruppeinterviews, individuelle interviews, udfyldelse af et spørgeskema, arrangering af et borgermøde samt i overvejelser omkring undersøgelsens metode og design og analysen af data. Analysen af data pegede på en række vigtige betingelser for at øge de...

  19. Midlertidighedens paradokser og rationaler

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    Kiib, Hans

    2016-01-01

    metoder, der har til formål at fremme en social bevidsthed om at tingene kunne være anderledes og styrke et lokalt beredskab i forhold at kunne handle herpå. I dag oplever vi, at disse metoder i stadig stigende omfang operationaliseres og implementeres i planlægningen i kommuner og hos private investorer...

  20. Institution, profession og samfund

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    Olesen, Henning Salling; Warring, Niels; Nielsen, Steen Baagøe

    2014-01-01

    Artiklen introducerer en sociologisk forståelse af institutioner som både et konkret sted og en samfundsmæssig byggesten. De pædagogiske institutioners udvikling med samfundsmæssige transformationer danner rammen om en historisk og funktionel beskrivelse af det pædagogiske arbejde, og det spændin...

  1. Prekarisering og akademisk arbejde

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    Gleerup, Janne; Nielsen, Birger Steen; Olsén, Peter

    2018-01-01

    Artiklen fremlægger resultater fra et forskningsprojekt, der handler om de subjektive sider af prekarisering. Den empiriske del fokuserer på en udvalgt gruppe af akademikere, der er ramt af prekarisering på det danske arbejdsmarked, og hvordan de oplever og lever med midlertidige og usikre arbejd...

  2. Internationalisering og sprogpolitik

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    Rasmussen, Palle

    2008-01-01

    Internationaliseringen af uddannelse og erhverv sker helt overvejende via det engelske sprog, som kommer til at dominere mere og mere. Som modvægt hertil er det vigtigt at danske forskere og universiteter gør en bevidst indsats for at opretholde dansk som videnskabssprog. Derimod er det mere prob...

  3. Mellem 'arkitekturen' og kroppen

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    Peters, Terri

    2009-01-01

    I forbindelse med det internationale klimatopmøde COP15 i København har Kunstakademiets Arkitektskoles Institut for Teknologi og Institut for Planlægning i samarbejde med arkitekten Philippe Rahm, forskere og studerende sat fokus på arkitekturens rolle i klimadebatten. Udstillingen Klima og...

  4. Potentialitet og optimering

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    Hamre, Bjørn

    . Afhandlingen kan både ses som et bidrag til eksisterende governmentality studier inden for uddannelse og som et bidrag til forskning i specialpædagogik. Optimering ses som en type rationalitetsform og magtudøvelse, der defi nerer problemforståelser i nutiden og sætter et skel mellem den adfærd, der inkluderes...

  5. Overskydende og fremmede byrum

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    Nielsen, Tom

    2008-01-01

    Hvordan kan vi overhoved forstå og sammenkæde begreber som 'byrum', 'udviklingsstrategi' og temaet 'det fremmede i det kendte'? I det efterfølgende vil jeg give et bud på dette ved at tage udgangspunkt i nogle generelle overvejelser om bybegrebet og en aktuel ramme for forståelse af hvad 'byrum' ...

  6. Mellem lidelse og livsduelighed

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    Dræby, Anders

    Den psykiske lidelse i det moderne samfund er i det væsentlige et udtryk for vanskeligheder med de sociale og kulturelle krav om funktionel livstilpasning. Der præsenteres en anderledes og mere konstruktiv indgang til forståelse af liv og lidelse i vores samtid, der er funderet i et begreb om liv...

  7. Landbruget og kulturlandskabet

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    Rentz-Petersen, Nee

    2011-01-01

    Denne historiske oversigt beskriver, hvordan landbrugets bygninger og driftsformer gennem de sidste 6000 år har tilført kulturlandskabet en dynamik og stadig forvandling. Materialet er udvalgt efter nedslagsmetoden – landbrugets udvikling beskrives i spring, når signifikante ændringer og nyskabel...

  8. Etnicitet og udsathed

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    Tireli, Üzeyir

    2015-01-01

    Kapitlet beskæftiger sig med relationen mellem udsathed og etnicitet og bearbejder spørgsmålet om, hvorfor nogle grupper defineres som udsatte, uden et egentligt empirisk belæg for kausalitetsforhold mellem etnicitet og udsathed. Desuden gives en forklaring på forskellighed i udsathed grupperne i...

  9. Medborgerskab og kulturel mangfoldighed

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    Tireli, Üzeyir

    2017-01-01

    Medborgerskab er et nødvendigt fokus i en tid, der i høj grad er præget af individualisme, ligegyldighed overfor de svage og marginaliserede i samfundet og tilbøjelighed til sekterisme både på bunden og toppen af samfundet. Medborgerskabet kan ses som et modstykke til denne udvikling, idet medbor...

  10. Materialers og komponenters bestandighed

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    Publikationen omfatter 41 indlæg på et nordisk symposium arrangeret af SBI i samarbejde med NORDTEST-BYGG og NBS-MK. Indlæggene giver information om prøvningsmetoder og vurderingskriterier for byggematerialers og -komponenters bestandighed....

  11. Software og kvalitativ dataanalyse

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    Kristiansen, Søren

    Denne bog handler om brug af softwareprogrammer til håndtering og analyse af kvalitative data. Den gengiver og diskuterer nogle af de væsentligste problemstillinger, muligheder og perspektiver, som knytter sig til indførelsen af softwareredskaber til analyse af kvalitative data med udgangspunkt i...

  12. Feedback - evalueringskultur og motivation

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    Dolmer, Grete

    2015-01-01

    I bogen formidles erfaringer og refleksioner med anvendelse af studieaktivitetsmodellen i praksis. Forskellige udfordringer og muligheder belyses, og der identificeres opmærksomhedspunkter til arbejdet med studieaktiviteter i studieaktivitetsmodellens fire kvadranter. Bogen baserer sig på et følg...

  13. Personlighed og motivation

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    Olsen, Jan Brødslev

    2017-01-01

    ses som forskelle i deres personlighed og i deres motivation. Kapitlet er opbygget således, at ganske kort præciseres først de to begreber, personlighed og motivation, hvorefter udvalgte teoretiske perspektiver på personlighed og motivation tages op. Til sammen vil disse bidrage til at besvare...

  14. Mette og Murakami

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    Roesgaard, Marie Højlund

    2017-01-01

    Chiro og Heksene, mange ved at manga er japanske tegneserier, Nationalmuseet laver udstilling om cosplay og opstiller en purikura-maskine, der kan lave billeder af gæsterne i nuttede, storøjede udgaver – så jo, Japan er synlig i Danmark. Mindre kendt er det, at Japan og Danmark allerede under Christian...

  15. Refinansieringsrisiko, DONG og Bankunionen

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    Bechmann, Ken L.

    2014-01-01

    Denne leder indeholder primært redaktørens refleksioner og kommentarer i forlængelse af artiklerne om regulering af refinansieringsrisiko og om salget af aktier i DONG. Endvidere knyttes en række kommentarer til artiklen med Morningstars kritik af ”Om dygtighed, held og stjerner”, der blev bragt ...... Finans/Invest 1/14....

  16. Forsegling og symbiose

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    Bjerregaard Jensen, Lotte

    universelle løsninger, men mere dybtgående ved grundlaget for vor videnskabelige og tekniske kultur. Bjerregaard taler i sin bog om komp!ekset kartesiansk dualisme, naturvidenskab og industrialisme. Op imod denne ”modernitet” sætter hun naturromantikken og etablerer en forbindelse mellem det ”pittoreske...

  17. WTO og skatteret

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    Sørensen, Karsten Engsig

    2005-01-01

    Artiklen analyserer hvordan WTO-retten, særligt GATT-, GATS- og subsidieaftalen, kan påvirke indholdet af national skatteret. Udover en drøftelse af princippet om national behandling og mest begunstigelsesprincippet drøftes hvordan subsidieaftalen kan påvirke de nationale principper om global con...... contra territorial beskatning og reglerne om transfer pricing....

  18. Baggrund og inspiration

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    Rotne, Georg

    2002-01-01

    Illustreret gennemgang af den arkitektoniske anvendelse af beton og betonelementer gennem de sidste 100-150 år. Casestories: Antonio Gandi (1852-1925) og Jørn Utzon (1918-). Afsluttende betragtninger over den aktuelle og fremtidige anvendelse af betonelementer i arkitektur....

  19. Idiomer og improviseret musik

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    2013-01-01

    intuitiv musik / fri improvisation, da denne musikform som et nyt fænomen har brug for at den studerende får nye erfaringer og nye begreber at støtte sig til. Her inddrages også Baileys begreber om idiomatisk / ikke-idiomatisk musik og det senere syn på denne skelnen. Musikeksempler fra undervisningen...

  20. Facebook samtaler og visionsformuleringer

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    Madsen, Anders Koed; Munk, Anders Kristian

    I forbindelse med Aalborg Kommunes visionsproces for fremtidens folkeskole har forfatterne mellem september 2014 og januar 2015 indsamlet og analyseret visionsrelevante indlæg på skoleforvaltningens facebookside. Analysen falder i to dele: 1. En struktureret analyse og indeksering af de visioner,...

  1. Environmental, Social og Governance og aktivt ejerskab

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    Bechmann, Ken L.

    2016-01-01

    Den første artikel i dette nummer af Finans/Invest diskuterer Environmental, Social og Governance (ESG) i forhold til at skabe forbedret aktieafkast. Den tredje artikel går i dybden med udviklingen i danske børsnoterede bankers corporate governance karakteristika hen over bankkrisen. ESG og...

  2. Politik og organisation, organisation og politik

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    Christensen, Jørgen Grønnegård

    2006-01-01

    Artiklen beskæftiger isg med samspillet mellem politiske og organisatoriske variable i analysen af administrativ adfærd. Gennem tre casestudier beslyses situationer, hvor skift i politiske præferencer og politisk dagsorden sklår umiddelbart igennem i administrativ praksis (Udlændingestyrelsen), h...

  3. Efficacy of Heartfulness Meditation in Moderating Vital Parameters - A Comparison Study of Experienced and New meditators

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    Raja Amarnath G

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To analyse and compare the effect of a 30-minute Heartfulness meditation session on vital parameters of experienced and new meditators. Methodology: The study conducted on a mixed group of participants include both experienced and new meditators of various age groups, Body Mass Index (BMI; patients with known illness as well as healthy volunteers. Variations in heart rate, respiratory rate and systolic blood pressure is recorded before and after a 30-minute heartfulness meditation session and analysed statistically. Results: At baseline, average heart rate (HR and systolic blood pressure (SBP is significantly lower in experienced meditators compared to new meditators. Heartfulness meditation is highly significant in moderating HR, RR and SBP. Conclusion: A 30-minute session of Heartfulness meditation produces significant relaxation of the autonomic nervous system and favourably moderates basic vital parameters across all groups. This influence is higher in New meditators particularly the younger group probably because stress is more amplified due to greater responsibilities in life and meditation is an effective tool in reducing stress. The enthusiasm and open mindedness of youth to try new things is also contributing factor for getting better benefits from the heartfulness meditation session. In the case of experienced meditators, the elderly group showed greater changes, probably because they put in the time and effort to pursue the practice of meditation seriously, and thus able to derive a greater benefit.

  4. Ventilation og luftkvalitet i kontorbygninger

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    Valbjørn, O.; Bach Nielsen, J.; Gunnarsen, Lars Bo

    Udformningen og brugen af kontorbygninger spiller en rolle for luftudvekslingen mellem rummene og derved også for luftkvaliteten. I én mekanisk og to naturligt ventilerede kontorbygninger er ventilationsforhold og luftkvalitet blevet undersøgt med dørene til kontorerne henholdsvis holdt åbne og l...... har adsorption af forureninger på overfladerne en betydning. Effekten vil kunne udnyttes ved hensigtsmæssig projektering og drift....

  5. Ytringsfrihed og blasfemi

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    Schaumburg-Müller, Sten

    2009-01-01

    En redegørelse for forholdet mellem blasfemi, ytringsfrihed og religionsforhånelse. Der argumenteres endvidere for at blasfemibestemmelsen i den danske straffelov ikke udtrykker gældende ret, at det stedse er vanskeligt at finde en balance mellem den vigtige ytringsfrihed og de nødvendige indskræ...... indskrænkninger (såsom børneporne, opfordringer til vold og folkemord) og at beskyttelse af religion ikke har noget med menneskerettigheder at gøre og at forbud mod religionsforhånelse risikerer at stride mod menneskerettighederne....

  6. Mellem bureaukrati og profession

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    Sandholm, Niels; Nielsen, Ulla Søbjerg; Nielsen, Iben Husted

    2015-01-01

    Forhold mellem profession og bureaukrati undersøges med afsæt i to cases, sygeplejersker på hospital og sygehussocialrådgivere. Det empiriske materiale er fokusgruppeinterviews med to grupper af sygeplejersker og to grupper af socialrådgivere. Perspektivet er mikrosociologisk og der trækkes på an....... Et markant fund er, at mens socialrådgiverne fremstår som overvejende loyale overfor klienter, så udtrykker sygeplejerskerne en højere grad af loyalitet med organisatoriske mål og logikker....

  7. Eksistens og natur

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    Pahuus, Mogens

    Eksistens og Natur er et centralt stykke livsfilosofi skrevet af en af dansk filosofis grand old men. Professor emeritus fra Aalborg Universitet Mogens Pahuus præsenterer her den grundidé om mennesket, at ethvert individ er formet i en dobbelthed mellem det givne i os - naturen - og det, at vi fo...... forholder os til det givne - eksistensen. Mogens Pahuus sammenfatter i denne bog sin livsfilosofiske tænkning, og han tør give sig i kast med en stor og systematisk fremstilling af menneskets væsen. Bogen er et modent værk med overskud og overblik....

  8. Greater efficiency in attentional processing related to mindfulness meditation.

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    Hurk, P.A.M. van den; Giommi, F.; Gielen, S.C.A.M.; Speckens, A.E.M.; Barendregt, H.P.

    2010-01-01

    In this study, attentional processing in relation to mindfulness meditation was investigated. Since recent studies have suggested that mindfulness meditation may induce improvements in attentional processing, we have tested 20 expert mindfulness meditators in the attention network test. Their

  9. Yoga as a School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

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    Accardo, Amy L.

    2017-01-01

    A yoga-based school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) may provide a foundation for teaching mindfulness and self-regulation in K-12 schools. Here, the use of yoga as a SWPBS was examined through a review of existing literature and interviews of yoga program facilitators. Yoga was reported to be effective as a pedagogical approach, and found…

  10. Kultur og sundhed

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    kunst- og kulturaktiviteter benyttes på sundhedsområdet? Antologien "Kultur og sundhed" præsenterer en bred platform af forskellige praksisser, bidrager til vidensgrundlaget og diskursen i feltet og skaber inspiration til fremtidige, sundhedsfremmende tilbud i Danmark ved at afsøge muligheder i...... krydsfeltet mellem sundhed, trivsel og kunst- og kulturaktiviteter. Bogen er opdelt i tre dele hvor den første del fokuserer på en række af de forståelser, begreber, tilgange, vidensgrundlag og mekanismer der er i spil i det tværfaglige felt. Bogens anden del er koncentreret om en bred præsentation af feltets...

  11. Clinical hypnosis and Patanjali yoga sutras

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    Chowdhary, Shitika; Gopinath, Jini K.

    2013-01-01

    The trance states in yoga and hypnosis are associated with similar phenomena like relaxation, disinclination to talk, unreality, misrepresentation, alterations in perception, increased concentration, suspension of normal reality testing, and the temporary nature of the phenomena. While some researchers consider yoga to be a form of hypnosis, others note that there are many similarities between the trance in yoga and the hypnotic trance. The present study aimed to find similarities between the trance states of hypnosis and Patanjali's yoga sutras. The trance states were compared with the understanding of the phenomena of trance, and the therapeutic techniques and benefits of both. An understanding of the concept of trance in Patanjali's yoga sutras was gained through a thematic analysis of the book Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. This led to an understanding of the concept of trance in the yoga sutras. The obtained concepts were compared to the concepts of trance in hypnosis (obtained through the literature on hypnosis) to investigate whether or not there exist similarities. The findings of the study show that there are similarities between the trance in hypnosis and the trance in Patanjali's yoga sutras in the induction and deepening of the trance states in hypnosis and that of Samadhi, the phenomena present in hypnosis and the kinds of siddhis that are obtained through Samadhi, and the therapeutic techniques and the therapeutic process in Patanjali's yoga sutra and hypnosis. PMID:23858248

  12. MEDITATION IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

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    Pegan, Tjaša

    2016-01-01

    The practical action research study in this diploma thesis, Meditation in the English Language Classroom, was performed as a mini-experiment which was initially set up to explore meditation and assess its potential and use in education. Regarding English as a foreign language, language learning combined visual and auditory information, and it was based on visual and verbal memory. One of the objectives in the theoretical part was to find a ‘universal formula’ which could help bring meditation...

  13. Konstruktion, rekonstruktion og strategiske essentialismer

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    Borup, Jørn

    2007-01-01

    Essentialisme og dennes misrepræsentation, etnocentrisme og hegemoni (som afsløret af eksempelvis postkoloniale studier) er et af de vigtigste kritikpunkter mod før-postmoderne religions- og kulturstudier. Denne artikel hævder, at konstruktioner ("opfindelser") og essentialismer er naturlige og...

  14. Om standpunkter, interesser og behov

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    Adrian, Lin

    2008-01-01

    Begreberne standpunkter, interesser og behov er hyppigt anvendte begreber i mæglingslitteraturen. Deres betydning tages ofte for givet og underkastes sjældent selvstændig definition og analyse. Artiklen undersøger begrebernes oprindelse og betydning og diskuterer deres rolle i mæglingspraksis. Ar...

  15. Cases om organisation og ledelse

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    Sinding, Knud; Bøllingtoft, Anne

    Cases gør det muligt at øve sig og giver mange forskellige problemstillinger at arbejde med, end de fleste kommer i nærheden af i deres arbejde. Samlingen her passer til en bred vifte af organisationsfag. Der er navnløse og navngivne, store og små, offentlige og private, kendte og ukendte. Casene...

  16. Love and compassion meditation: a nondual perspective.

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    Josipovic, Zoran

    2016-06-01

    This paper discusses meditation from the unique perspective of the nondual approach and explores the possible relevance of this approach to applications of love and compassion meditation in clinical settings. It contrasts the nondual approach with the better known gradual or goal-oriented, dualistic view of meditation. This paper also introduces one of the central ideas of the nondual approach-that love and compassion, like other positive qualities that are ordinarily considered as goals of meditation practice, can be found to be already present within oneself as innate dimensions of one's authentic being. © 2016 New York Academy of Sciences.

  17. Teorien om alt og andre artikler om sprog og filosofi

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    Artikelsamling i anledning af Peter Widells 60-års fødselsdag, med emnerne: 1. Stilistik og litteraturvidenskab  (7 artikler), 2. Leksikografi, semantik og grammatik (10 artikler), 3. Sprogfilosofi, sprogpsykologi og metaforteori (10 artikler)....

  18. Etik og kommunikation

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    Uwe Geist

    1996-09-01

    Full Text Available "Det er ikke helt tilfældigt, at etik og PR ekspanderer voldsomt i 80´ernes Europa, og PR nærmer sig etikken. Begge dele er affødt af dybtgående forandringer i livsbetingelserne, som er beskrevet mange steder. Forurening, globalisering, polarisering mellem rig og fattig, genmanipulation og informationseksplosion er de gennemgå- ende motiver og et truende kaos det gennemgående tema". Det er på den baggrund, at Uwe Geist, der er ansat på Roskilde Universitets- centers Dansk/PR-uddannelse, i artiklen prøver at komme bag om et modeord, som i de senere år har hærget både samfundet i almindelig- hed og PR-branchen i særdeleshed. I artiklen sætter han først begre- bet "etik" op imod beslægtede begreber som "moral", "høflighed" og "ret". Dernæst diskuterer han etikkens nødvendighed, på den ene side inden for Habermas´ teori om kommunikativ handlen og diskurs, livs- verden og systemverden, hvor etik ikke handler om faste normer for godt og ondt, men om gensidigheden som grundnorm; på den anden side inden for Luhmanns systemteori, hvor gensidighed ganske vist er funktions- og effektivitetsorienteret, men ikke kan undvære mekanis- men og ressourcen "tillid". Fordi artiklen omhyggeligt forklarer de cen- trale begreber, den diskuterer, kan den både fungere begrebsintrodu- cerende for læsere uden omfattende forudsætninger på feltet, og be- grebsafklarende for mere indviede læsere.

  19. Hatha Yoga Practices: Energy Expenditure, Respiratory Changes and Intensity of Exercise

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    Ray, Uday Sankar; Pathak, Anjana; Tomer, Omveer Singh

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to critically observe the energy expenditure, exercise intensity and respiratory changes during a full yoga practice session. Oxygen consumption (V˙O2), carbon dioxide output (V˙CO2), pulmonary ventilation (V˙E), respiratory rate (Fr) and tidal volume (VT), were measured in 16 physical posture (asanas), five yoga breathing maneuvers (BM) and two types of meditation. Twenty male (age 27.3 ± 3.5 years, height 166.6 ± 5.4 cm and body weight 58.8 ± 9.6 kg) yoga instructors were studied. Their maximal oxygen consumption (V˙O2max) was recorded. The exercise intensity in asanas was expressed in percentage V˙O2max . In asanas, exercise intensity varied from 9.9 to 26.5% of V˙O2max . Highest energy cost was 3.02 kcal min−1. In BM highest V˙E was 53.7 ± 15.5 l min−1. VT was 0.97 ± 0.59, 1.41 ± 1.27 and 1.28 ± l/breath with corresponding Fr of 14.0 ± 5.3, 10.0 ± 6.35, 10.0 ± 5.8 breaths/min. Average energy expenditure in asanas, BM and meditation were 2.29, 1.91 and 1.37 kcal min−1, respectively. Metabolic rate was generally in the range of 1-2 metabolic equivalents (MET) except in three asanas where it was >2 MET. V˙O2 was 0.27 ± 0.05 and 0.24 ± 0.04 l min−1 in meditation and Shavasana, respectively. Although yogic practices are low intensity exercises within lactate threshold, physical performance improvement is possible owing to both better economy of breathing by BM and also by improvement in cardiovascular reserve. Other factors such as psycho-physiological and better relaxation may contribute to it. PMID:21799675

  20. Institutionernes, ledernes og medarbejdernes succeskriterier - og Strukturreformen

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    Pedersen, John Storm

    2007-01-01

    På grundlag af en repræsentativ spørgeskemaundersøgelse blandt institutionsledere i de danske offentlige kommunale driftsinstitutioner analyseres institutionernes, ledernes og medarbejdernes succeskriterier blandt andet set i lyset af Strukturreformen...

  1. Frivillig og under eget ansvar

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    Bang, Karin

    2002-01-01

    Ifølge Lou Andreas-Salomé drejer flere af Henrik Ibsens dramaer sig om problemet med at skabe balance mellem selvbefrielse og selvbegrænsning, og nøgleordene er: Frivillig og under eget ansvar....

  2. Følelser og sociologi

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    Bo, Inger Glavind; Jacobsen, Michael Hviid

    2017-01-01

    En introduktion til bogen om følelsernes sociologi eller emotionssociologi - herunder om den ekspressive revolution og den affektive vending, om forskning i følelser og dens klassifikationer, tilgange, teorier og metoder....

  3. Professionsetik indefra og udefra

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    Dige, Morten

    & Childress' fire principper for medicinsk etik: godgørenhed, ikke-skadevolden, retfærdighed og respekt for autonomi. Mange organisationers og professioners værdigrundlag er bygget op om værdier som bedst lader sig forstå som denne type: respekt, ligeværdighed, troværdighed, omsorg, tillid, værdighed osv. Den....... Jeg finder en besindelse på og oprustning af denne etiske kerne af afgørende betydning i en tid, hvor hjælpeprofessionernes autonomi og troværdighed sættes under pres af markedsdrevne og bureaukratiske logikker ("New Public Managment"). Jeg illustrerer dette med cases fra socialt arbejde og...

  4. Medier - love og regler

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    Jørgensen, Oluf

    Den mest komplette samling af de love og regler, der har størst betydning for medier og journalistik i Danmark. Samlingen ajourføres, når Folketinget lukker i juni, og alle nye bestemmelser dermed er kendt. Ændringer siden sidste udgave: Lovbogen er ajourført med ændringer i arkivloven, miljøoply......Den mest komplette samling af de love og regler, der har størst betydning for medier og journalistik i Danmark. Samlingen ajourføres, når Folketinget lukker i juni, og alle nye bestemmelser dermed er kendt. Ændringer siden sidste udgave: Lovbogen er ajourført med ændringer i arkivloven...

  5. Religion, migration og integration

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    Borup, Jørn

    2010-01-01

    Sammenhængen mellem religion og integration har de sidste år været genstand for debat. Artiklen kommer ind på begreber og sammenhænge relateret til området (migration, diaspora, assimilation, etnicitet, kultur) og ser på religionens mulige rolle som negativ eller positiv ressource i integrationss......Sammenhængen mellem religion og integration har de sidste år været genstand for debat. Artiklen kommer ind på begreber og sammenhænge relateret til området (migration, diaspora, assimilation, etnicitet, kultur) og ser på religionens mulige rolle som negativ eller positiv ressource i...

  6. Migration og etnicitet

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    Christiansen, Connie Carøe

    2004-01-01

    Migration og etnicitet er aktuelle og forbundne fænomener, idet migration øger berøringsfladerne mellem befolkningsgrupper. Etniciteter formes i takt med at grænser drages imellem disse grupper. Imod moderniserings-teoriernes forventning forsvandt etnicitet ikke som en traditionel eller oprindelig...... måde at skabe tilhørsforhold på; globalt set fremstår vor tid istedet som en "migrationens tidsalder", der tilsyneladende også er en tidsalder, hvor kulturelle særtræk, i form af etnicitet, udgør vigtige linjer, hvorefter grupper skilller sig ud fra hinanden. Både migration og etnicitet bringer fokus...... den finder sted i modtagerlandet, men nyere perspektiver på migration, som begreber om medborgerskab, transnationalisme og diaspora er eksponenter for, søger udover den nationalstatslige ramme og inddrager konsekvenserne af migrationen for afsenderlande....

  7. Menneskets hjerne og personlighed

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    Mathiesen, Birgit Bork; Thomsen, Marianne Skovgaard

    2017-01-01

    været stigende, siden en gruppe af danske psykiatere og psykologer i 1988 afholdt den første internationale kongres om personlighedsforstyrrelser i København og dannede Institut for Personlighedsteori og Psykopatologi (IPTP). Da IPTP afholdt sit 25-års jubilæum, besluttede man at udgive en bog, der...... indeholder al den viden, man har opnået på området gennem de seneste 25 års forskning. Resultatet er Personlighed og personlighedsforstyrrelser. En grundbog. Bogens redaktører er professor Erik Simonsen og lektor Birgit Bork Mathiesen, der er henholdsvis formand og næstformand for IPTP. De har begge gennem...

  8. Menneskerettighederne og Holocaust

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    Wæhrens, Anne

    2012-01-01

    Menneskerettighederne er i dag et centralt element i de fleste demokratiske staters opbygning, og de er afgørende for staternes forståelse af sig selv. Holocaust og menneskerettighederne bliver ofte set som forbundne, men er de det? Hvor står menneskerettighederne i dag? Og hvad gør man for at fo......Menneskerettighederne er i dag et centralt element i de fleste demokratiske staters opbygning, og de er afgørende for staternes forståelse af sig selv. Holocaust og menneskerettighederne bliver ofte set som forbundne, men er de det? Hvor står menneskerettighederne i dag? Og hvad gør man...

  9. Mentaliseringsbaseret behandling og musikterapi

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    Niels Hannibal

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Denne artikel behandler spørgsmålet, om mentaliseringsbaseret terapi er en metode der medfører et skift i terapeutisk forholdemåde for analytisk orienterede musikterapeuter i arbejde med patienter med personlighedsforstyrrelse. Artiklen skal ses om en del af den teoretiske integrationer af MBT i musikterapi med denne målgruppe. Artiklen ser på de forskrifter til mentaliseringsfremmende tiltag som Allan, Fonagy og Bateman (2010 beskriver. Artiklens konklusion er dels af MBT’s krav til forholdemåde og interventionsfokus er et skift i forhold til traditionel analytisk orienteret terapi, bl.a. i forhold til fokus på her og nu, og øget fokus på implicit relationel læring, men siger samtidig at musikterapi allerede lever op til og i forvejen anvender disse elementer i musikterapi qua ligheden mellem klinisk improvisation (Wigram 2004 og implicit relationel viden (Stern 2010.

  10. Why practice yoga? Practitioners' motivations for adopting and maintaining yoga practice.

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    Park, Crystal L; Riley, Kristen E; Bedesin, Elena; Stewart, V Michelle

    2016-06-01

    We examined motives for adopting and maintaining yoga practice in a national survey of yoga practitioners (360 yoga students, 156 yoga teachers). Both students and teachers adopted yoga practice primarily for exercise and stress relief, but reported many other reasons, including flexibility, getting into shape, and depression/anxiety relief. Over 62 percent of students and 85 percent of teachers reported having changed their primary reason for practicing or discovering other reasons; for both, the top changed primary reason was spirituality. Findings suggest that most initiate yoga practice for exercise and stress relief, but for many, spirituality becomes their primary reason for maintaining practice. © The Author(s) 2014.

  11. Erving Goffman og Axel Honneth - Anerkendelse og krænkelse

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    Hansen, Annemette E

    2006-01-01

    En kombination af Erving Goffmans teorier om stigma og rollespil og Axel Honneths anerkendelsesteori En kombination af Erving Goffmans teorier om stigma og rollespil og Axel Honneths anerkendelsesteori

  12. IT og Innovation

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    Nordbjerg, Finn Ebertsen; Andersen, Poul

    IT og innovation behandles ud fra tre perspektiver: IT-udviklingsprocesser, IT og lærende organisation og IT-understøttelse af en innovativ didaktik. Vi beskriver nogle ideer til, hvordan arbejdsformer anvendt i forbindelse med ITudviklingsprocesser kan inspirere en innovativ didaktik. IT...... beskrives nogle idéer til, hvordan IT-værktøjer kan understøtte innovative læreprocesser....

  13. Materialer, overflade- og procesteknologi

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    Alsted Rasmussen, Anette; Somers, Marcel A. J.; Pihl, Niels Henrik

    2013-01-01

    Rengøring udgør en væsentlig del af danske slagteriers og mejeriers daglige arbejde. Cirka 20 procent af branchens driftsomkostninger allokeres til løsning og håndtering af problemstillinger, der er forbundet til rengøring. Rengøringsprocesser på slagterier og mejerier er i dag forbundet med et h...

  14. Unge og gambling

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    Nielsen, Jens Christian; Sørensen, Niels Ulrik; Wittendorff, Nina

    Rapporten offentliggør resultaterne af den første videnskabelige undersøgelse af pengespil blandt unge danskere mellem 12 og 17 år. Den beskæftiger sig med tre områder 1) Pengespiladfærd blandt unge, 2) Problemspiladfærd blandt unge og 3) Sammenhænge mellem unges risikoadfærd og trivsel samt dere...

  15. Adoption og diskrimination

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    Henze-Pedersen, Sofie

    2017-01-01

    I denne undersøgelse har vi gennemført interview med både internationalt adopterede og dansk adopterede og har derfor mulighed for at nuancere adopteredes oplevelser af diskrimination. Det bliver således muligt at belyse, hvornår og på hvilken måde det at have et etnisk udseende, der adskiller si...

  16. Klima og turisme

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    Ren, Carina Bregnholm

    2014-01-01

    Denne artikel præsenterer en række koblinger mellem klima og turisme med det formål at pege på, hvorledes klima og turisme i fremtiden kan tænkes. Jeg beskriver, hvorledes man i turismeforskningen har fokuseret på at blotlægge særligt to kausale forbindelser mellem klima og turisme, nemlig hvorda...

  17. Kognition og kultur

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    Jensen, Hans Jørgen Lundager

    2008-01-01

      Igennem det meste af det 20. årh. har akademisk religionsteori været baseret på et kulturparadigme, som ignorerede eller direkte afviste at inddrage biologi og evolution. Med tilkomsten siden 1990'erne af kognitive studier og disses indflydelse på religionsvidenskaben er denne situation ændret ...... ‒ det som er formuleret af bl.a. Emile Durkheim og Roy A. Rappaport....

  18. Oplevelsesanalyse og arkitektur

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    Nagbøl, Søren Peter

    styrer ikke blot de fysiske begrænsninger, den sætter for os, men også de sociale og psykiske processer, der næsten i al forskning har været upåagtet. Samtidig repræsenterer og symboliserer arkitekturen den tid de er opført i. Alt dette analyseres i bogen ved udvikling af metoder forbindelse med konkrete...

  19. Systemisk og narrativ familieteori

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    Rasmussen, Svend Aage

    2010-01-01

    Spiseforstyrrelser som anoreksi og bulimi har op gennem det 20. århundrede og især inden for de sidste 50 år været et stigende problem i den vestlige verden. Problemet er særlig udbredt blandt unge kvinder, der står på tærsklen til voksenverdenen, og har store omkostninger af såvel psykologisk som...

  20. Darwinisme, film og filmteori

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    Grodal, Torben Kragh

    2010-01-01

    Artiklen giver først en oversigt over evolutionshistorisk baseret kulturanalyse og dennes tilknytning til neuropsykologi, herunder evolutionsteoretiske studier af religion og andre overnaturlige forestillingssystemer. Derefter redegøres der kort for, hvorledes Darwinismen har  stødt på modstand, ...... kulturhistoriske baggrund for retssag og film.   Keywords: evolutionsteori, filmteori, evolutionær religionsanalyse, Inherit the wind.     Udgivelsesdato: april 2010...

  1. Analyse og design af produktionssystemer

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    Johansen, John; Riis, Jens Ove; Arlbjørn, Jan Stentoft

    lys, men til vores store glæde og overraskelse har vi erfaret, at dele af materialet stadigvæk er anvendt på en del ingeniør- og økonomiuddannelser i Danmark. Nogle af de tanker og metoder som blev udviklet i ViPSprogrammet har overlevet og opfattes fortsat som relevante og anvendelige også til...

  2. Luhmann og Organisation

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    Tække, Jesper; Paulsen, Michael

    2008-01-01

      Synopsis - Vi vil i denne artikel udlægge Luhmanns organisationsteori i et fugleperspektiv. Ud fra en videnskabsteoretisk og metametodologisk vinkel henvender vi os især til interesserede i organisationsteori og organisationskommunikation, som gerne vil tilegne sig Luhmanns organisationsteori i...... bevæger sig videre til systembegrebet, forskellige systemtyper, kommunikationsbegrebet og til sidst organisations- og beslutningsbegrebet. Alt i alt er det artiklens ærinde at blotlægge de begrebslige præmisser for Luhmanns organisationsteori....

  3. Kognitiv pragmatikk og relevansteori

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    Falkum, Ingrid Lossius; Kjøll, Georg

    2014-01-01

    Pragmatikk som fagfelt kan defineres som studier av språk i bruk, og kan i sin videste form omfatte undersøkelser av både kognitive, sosiale og kulturelle aspekter ved kommunikasjon (Verschueren et al. 1995: 2). Kognitiv pragmatikk er, som navnet antyder, den undergrenen av pragmatikken som søker å forstå hvordan kommunikasjon oppstår på bakgrunn av menneskets kognitive og språklige evner. Mens sosiopragmatikken vil være opptatt av å undersøke fenomener som høflighet, sosiale roller, makt og ...

  4. Tegn og gerninger

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    Togeby, Ole

    2005-01-01

    Begrebet 'tegn' eller 'repræsentation' defineres som noget der for nogen angiver noget som det er udformet til at angive. Der skelnes dernæst mellem analoge og digitale repræsentationer, blandingsrepræsentationer og komplekse repræsentationer.......Begrebet 'tegn' eller 'repræsentation' defineres som noget der for nogen angiver noget som det er udformet til at angive. Der skelnes dernæst mellem analoge og digitale repræsentationer, blandingsrepræsentationer og komplekse repræsentationer....

  5. Voksenuddannelse og regional udvikling

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    Rasmussen, Palle

    2008-01-01

    Med udgangspunkt i regionale og lokale forskelle uddannelsesforskelle behandler artiklen uddannelsers rolle i regional udvikling. Der lægges særlig vægt på forskellige former for voksenuddannelse. Hvad betyder udviklingen mod vidensamfundet for udviklingen i erhverv, beskæftigelse og sociale...... forhold? Hvilken rolle spiller uddannelse i centerområder og udkantsområder? Hvordan kan uddannelse og læring bidrage til regional udvikling? Hvilke roller kan voksenuddannelse have i denne sammenhæng?...

  6. Musik og psykologi

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    Bonde, Lars Ole

    Temanummeret om Musik og Psykologi skrives af over 20 bidragydere, heraf 5 udlændinge, med baggrund i musikpsykologi, musikterapi, musikvidenskab, hjerneforskning mm. Der vil være både teoretiske, kliniske og kombineret teoretisk-kliniske artikler.......Temanummeret om Musik og Psykologi skrives af over 20 bidragydere, heraf 5 udlændinge, med baggrund i musikpsykologi, musikterapi, musikvidenskab, hjerneforskning mm. Der vil være både teoretiske, kliniske og kombineret teoretisk-kliniske artikler....

  7. Flexbox: The yoga of CSS

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    2017-01-01

    We will introduce flexbox, the single most valuable feature in CSS3 for elegantly solving page layout, vertical alignment, and many other typical nuances in web design. Now that flexbox is fully supported by all* browsers we at Indico are embracing its wonders to make our lives simpler and our CSS more predictable. We will share with you our findings, use cases, and examples, and, if you are down for some yoga, in the hands-on workshop you will learn how to use flexbox as we explore its different options.

  8. Is it me or not me? Modulation of perceptual-motor awareness and visuomotor performance by mindfulness meditation

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    Naranjo José

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Attribution of agency involves the ability to distinguish our own actions and their sensory consequences which are self-generated from those generated by external agents. There are several pathological cases in which motor awareness is dramatically impaired. On the other hand, awareness-enhancement practices like tai-chi and yoga are shown to improve perceptual-motor awareness. Meditation is known to have positive impacts on perception, attention and consciousness itself, but it is still unclear how meditation changes sensorimotor integration processes and awareness of action. The aim of this study was to investigate how visuomotor performance and self-agency is modulated by mindfulness meditation. This was done by studying meditators’ performance during a conflicting reaching task, where the congruency between actions and their consequences is gradually altered. This task was presented to novices in meditation before and after an intensive 8 weeks mindfulness meditation training (MBSR. The data of this sample was compared to a group of long-term meditators and a group of healthy non-meditators. Results Mindfulness resulted in a significant improvement in motor control during perceptual-motor conflict in both groups. Novices in mindfulness demonstrated a strongly increased sensitivity to detect external perturbation after the MBSR intervention. Both mindfulness groups demonstrated a speed/accuracy trade-off in comparison to their respective controls. This resulted in slower and more accurate movements. Conclusions Our results suggest that mindfulness meditation practice is associated with slower body movements which in turn may lead to an increase in monitoring of body states and optimized re-adjustment of movement trajectory, and consequently to better motor performance. This extended conscious monitoring of perceptual and motor cues may explain how, while dealing with perceptual-motor conflict, improvement in motor

  9. EEG-guided meditation: A personalized approach.

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    Fingelkurts, Andrew A; Fingelkurts, Alexander A; Kallio-Tamminen, Tarja

    2015-12-01

    The therapeutic potential of meditation for physical and mental well-being is well documented, however the possibility of adverse effects warrants further discussion of the suitability of any particular meditation practice for every given participant. This concern highlights the need for a personalized approach in the meditation practice adjusted for a concrete individual. This can be done by using an objective screening procedure that detects the weak and strong cognitive skills in brain function, thus helping design a tailored meditation training protocol. Quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) is a suitable tool that allows identification of individual neurophysiological types. Using qEEG screening can aid developing a meditation training program that maximizes results and minimizes risk of potential negative effects. This brief theoretical-conceptual review provides a discussion of the problem and presents some illustrative results on the usage of qEEG screening for the guidance of mediation personalization. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Multifractal analysis of heartbeat dynamics during meditation training

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    Song, Renliang; Bian, Chunhua; Ma, Qianli D. Y.

    2013-04-01

    We investigate the multifractality of heartbeat dynamics during Chinese CHI meditation in healthy young adults. The results show that the range of multifractal singularity spectrum of heartbeat interval time series during meditation is significantly narrower than those in the pre-meditation state of the same subject, which indicates that during meditation the heartbeat becomes regular and the degree of multifractality decreases.

  11. Model for the heart beat-to-beat time series during meditation

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    Capurro, A.; Diambra, L.; Malta, C. P.

    2003-09-01

    We present a model for the respiratory modulation of the heart beat-to-beat interval series. The model consists of a pacemaker, that simulates the membrane potential of the sinoatrial node, modulated by a periodic input signal plus correlated noise that simulates the respiratory input. The model was used to assess the waveshape of the respiratory signals needed to reproduce in the phase space the trajectory of experimental heart beat-to-beat interval data. The data sets were recorded during meditation practices of the Chi and Kundalini Yoga techniques. Our study indicates that in the first case the respiratory signal has the shape of a smoothed square wave, and in the second case it has the shape of a smoothed triangular wave.

  12. Samtalekarismaet og symmetriproblemet

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    Tobias Dam Hede

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Artiklen argumenterer for at coachingdiskursen ikke primært har sin oprindelse i sporten, men derimod i en fleksibel model for sammenhængen mellem ledelse, subjektivitet og erkendelse. Med inspiration fra Michel Foucault udvikles en analysestrategi - truth game analysis - der kan operere på to niveauer, som ellers kan være svære at forene: det genealogiske niveau og det empiriske niveau. Det centrale tema i analysen er udviklingen af teknikker og praksisser for, hvordan en professionel samtalepartner kan bistå et andet menneske med at vende sig imod det, der er særligt væsentligt for den enkelte selv og det fællesskab, han definerer sig i forhold til. Dermed bliver coachingforløbet forpligtet på en "sandhedskontrakt", hvor "vendingerne imod det væsentlige" bliver de afgørende sandhedsproducerende momenter for samtalens udvikling og resultat. Artiklen konstruerer begrebet samtalekarismaet som den betegnelse for den effekt, hvor coachee i kraft af samtalen oplever at få del i en rigere forståelse af sig selv og sine muligheder. Problemet er at erkendelsesarbejdet i samtalen er betinget af en række udfordringer, som har med samtalens socialitet og interaktion at gøre, dvs. samtalens praktiske tilegnelse på trods af og ved hjælp af: Ulige fordeling af magt, frihed, position og autoritet, ulige fordeling af rettigheder og pligter til at spørge og svare; blandede motiver i forhold til, hvad den ene vil opnå af den anden og omvendt - og altså alt det, der hører til det projektive univers som grundvilkår for samtalens udvikling, vedligeholdelse - og mulige sammenbrud. Disse udfordringer håndteres under samtalebetegnelsen symmetriproblemet, som samtidig bygger på en antagelse (jeg-du-hypotesen om at samtalens effektivitet som strategi for subjektivitet og erkendelse forudsætter udviklingen af en særlig relationel kvalitet imellem de samtalende, som går på tværs af samtalens komplekse fordeling af strategiske ressourcer

  13. No meditation-related changes in the auditory N1 during first-time meditation.

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    Barnes, L J; McArthur, G M; Biedermann, B A; de Lissa, P; Polito, V; Badcock, N A

    2018-05-01

    Recent studies link meditation expertise with enhanced low-level attention, measured through auditory event-related potentials (ERPs). In this study, we tested the reliability and validity of a recent finding that the N1 ERP in first-time meditators is smaller during meditation than non-meditation - an effect not present in long-term meditators. In the first experiment, we replicated the finding in first-time meditators. In two subsequent experiments, we discovered that this finding was not due to stimulus-related instructions, but was explained by an effect of the order of conditions. Extended exposure to the same tones has been linked with N1 decrement in other studies, and may explain N1 decrement across our two conditions. We give examples of existing meditation and ERP studies that may include similar condition order effects. The role of condition order among first-time meditators in this study indicates the importance of counterbalancing meditation and non-mediation conditions in meditation studies that use event-related potentials. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. A randomized control trial of the effect of yoga on Gunas (personality and Health in normal healthy volunteers

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    Deshpande Sudheer

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective : To study the efficacy of yoga on Guna (yogic personality measure and general health in normal adults. Methods : Of the 1228 persons who attended introductory lectures, 226 subjects aged 18-71 years, of both sexes, who satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria and who consented to participate in the study were randomly allocated into two groups. The Yoga(Y group practised an integrated yoga module that included asanas , pranayama , meditation, notional correction and devotional sessions. The control group practised mild to moderate physical exercises (PE. Both groups had supervised practice sessions (by trained experts for one hour daily, six days a week for eight weeks. Guna (yogic personality was assessed before and after eight weeks using the self-administered Vedic Personality Inventory (VPI which assesses Sattva (gentle and controlled, Rajas (violent and uncontrolled and Tamas (dull and uncontrolled. The general health status (total health, which includes four domains namely somatic symptoms (SS, anxiety and insomnia (AI, social dysfunction (SF and severe depression (SP, was assessed using a General Health Questionnaire (GHQ. Results : Baseline scores for all the domains for both the groups did not differ significantly ( P > 0.05, independent samples t test. Sattva showed a significant difference within the groups and the effect size was more in the Y than in the PE group. Rajas showed a significant decrease within and between the groups with a higher effect size in the PE group. Tamas showed significant reduction within the PE group only. The GHQ revealed that there was significant decrease in SS, AI, SF and SP in both Y and PE groups (Wilcoxcon Singed Rank t test. SS showed a significant difference between the groups (Mann Whitney U Test. Conclusions : There was an improvement in Sattva in both the Yoga and control groups with a trend of higher effect size in Yoga; Rajas reduced in both but significantly better in PE than

  15. A randomized control trial of the effect of yoga on Gunas (personality and Health in normal healthy volunteers

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    Deshpande Sudheer

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study the efficacy of yoga on Guna (yogic personality measure and general health in normal adults. Methods: Of the 1228 persons who attended introductory lectures, 226 subjects aged 18-71 years, of both sexes, who satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria and who consented to participate in the study were randomly allocated into two groups. The Yoga(Y group practised an integrated yoga module that included asanas , pranayama , meditation, notional correction and devotional sessions. The control group practised mild to moderate physical exercises (PE. Both groups had supervised practice sessions (by trained experts for one hour daily, six days a week for eight weeks. Guna (yogic personality was assessed before and after eight weeks using the self-administered Vedic Personality Inventory (VPI which assesses Sattva (gentle and controlled, Rajas (violent and uncontrolled and Tamas (dull and uncontrolled. The general health status (total health, which includes four domains namely somatic symptoms (SS, anxiety and insomnia (AI, social dysfunction (SF and severe depression (SP, was assessed using a General Health Questionnaire (GHQ. Results: Baseline scores for all the domains for both the groups did not differ significantly ( P > 0.05, independent samples t test. Sattva showed a significant difference within the groups and the effect size was more in the Y than in the PE group. Rajas showed a significant decrease within and between the groups with a higher effect size in the PE group. Tamas showed significant reduction within the PE group only. The GHQ revealed that there was significant decrease in SS, AI, SF and SP in both Y and PE groups (Wilcoxcon Singed Rank t test. SS showed a significant difference between the groups (Mann Whitney U Test. Conclusions: There was an improvement in Sattva in both the Yoga and control groups with a trend of higher effect size in Yoga; Rajas reduced in both but significantly better in PE than in

  16. Sex og orientalisme

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    Necef, Mehmet Ümit

    2007-01-01

    I sit indflydesesrige værk ''Orientalisme'' nærmest dæmoniserer den palæstinensisk-amerikanske litteraturprofessor Edward Said de seksuelle relationer mellem orientalere og vestlige intellektuelle, der i 1800- og 1900-tallet rejste i Orienten. Men ved at udelukke centrale aspekter af den seksuali...

  17. Forskningsbaseret og kompetencerettet undervisning

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    Ravn-Jonsen, Lars

    2014-01-01

    På Miljø og ressource management (MRM) ser vi ikke forskningsbaseret undervisning, som blot præsentation af nyeste viden, eller undervisning af forskere; men anser forskningsbaseret undervisning som en didaktisk tilgang, hvor de studerende deltager i forskningslignende aktiviteter, og derved bliv...

  18. Rejsebilleder og selvfremstilling

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    Fausing, Bent

    2016-01-01

    Om rejsens betydning for at tage billeder og for selvfremstilling. Især når vi er ude at rejse, deler vi vores hverdag med både familie, venner og fremmede. Denne selvfremstilling skaber et nyt forhold til de oplevelser, som vi møder på vores rejser....

  19. Kant og stoisk kosmopolitisme

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    Nussbaum, Martha C.

    2004-01-01

    Oversættelse af Martha C. Nussbaums artikel om Kant og stoisk kosmopolitisme til Slagmarks temanummer "Kosmopolis"......Oversættelse af Martha C. Nussbaums artikel om Kant og stoisk kosmopolitisme til Slagmarks temanummer "Kosmopolis"...

  20. Kommunikation og sprog

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    Togeby, Ole

    2009-01-01

    Oversigt over hvilke modeller der findes for sprogets rolle i kommunikation: Shannon og Weaver, Saussure, Peirce, Austin, Searle, Grice, Bloomfield, Ogden & Richards, Bateson, Watzlawick, Roman Jakobson,......Oversigt over hvilke modeller der findes for sprogets rolle i kommunikation: Shannon og Weaver, Saussure, Peirce, Austin, Searle, Grice, Bloomfield, Ogden & Richards, Bateson, Watzlawick, Roman Jakobson,...

  1. Kommunikation og sprog

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    Togeby, Ole

    2016-01-01

    Oversigt over hvilke modeller der findes for sprogets rolle i kommunikation: Shannon og Weaver, Saussure, Peirce, Austin, Searle, Grice, Bloomfield, Ogden & Richards, Bateson, Watzlawick, Roman Jakobson,......Oversigt over hvilke modeller der findes for sprogets rolle i kommunikation: Shannon og Weaver, Saussure, Peirce, Austin, Searle, Grice, Bloomfield, Ogden & Richards, Bateson, Watzlawick, Roman Jakobson,...

  2. Spillefilm og kollektiv historiebevidsthed

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    2016-01-01

    Valg af materiale/medie/form: Video med person og skærm (Picture in Picture) til MOOC for elever Valg af arbejdsform: Mundtlig og visuel præsentation af grundlæggende faglige pointer Begrundelse for valg af materiale/medie/form/arbejdsform: Undersøgelse af, hvorvidt denne formidlingsform kan bruges...

  3. Rum og undervisningsformer

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    Keiding, Tina Bering

    2010-01-01

    Pædagogiske Universitetsskole, Aarhus Universitet (DPU‐AU), samt SBI (Aalborg Universitet). Kapitel 1 er skrevet af Jens Dolin og Sebastian Horst, begge IND. Dette kapitel tager afsæt i hvad der er karakteristisk for universitetsuddannelser og forsøger herudfra at udlede hvilke krav der må stilles til et godt...

  4. Martin Kok og Antinous

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    Heede, Dag

    2018-01-01

    Præsentation af den glemte homoseksuelle forfatter Martin Kok med fokus på digtet "Antinous" og et arkivfund med en tidligere version.......Præsentation af den glemte homoseksuelle forfatter Martin Kok med fokus på digtet "Antinous" og et arkivfund med en tidligere version....

  5. Stress og Socialitet

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    Strøbæk, Pernille Solveig

    2009-01-01

    Ifølge de etablerede arbejdsstressteorier skal miljømæssige krav balanceres op imod individuelle kontrolmuligheder, og der peges derfor på behovet for både sociologiske og psykologiske niveauer af arbejdsstress. Selvom en niveauinddelt tilgang til stress er vigtig, risikeres en opsplitning mellem...

  6. Tema og projekter

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    Formålet med P2-projektenheden er at sætte de studerende i stand til på metodisk måde at gennemføre den problemorienterede og projektorganiserede læringsform i grupper, med tilhørende vurderinger af de opnåede resultater og en samlet konklusion....

  7. Digitalisering og HR

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    Kühn Pedersen, Mogens

    2017-01-01

    Digitalisering står ligesom HR for et omfattende fag- og praksisfelt. Såvel praksis som teknologiudvikling styrer feltets stadige forandringer.......Digitalisering står ligesom HR for et omfattende fag- og praksisfelt. Såvel praksis som teknologiudvikling styrer feltets stadige forandringer....

  8. Mellem engagement og afmagt

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    Ahrenkiel, Annegrethe; Nielsen, Birger Steen; Schmidt, Camilla

    Bogen præsenterer resultaterne fra udviklings- og forskningsprojektet "BUPL-tillidsrepræsentanten. Nye udfordringer - nye svar". Den giver et fyldigt indblik i tillidsrepræsentanternes arbejde, deres engagement, vanskeligheder og forhåbninger. På baggrund af et større værkstedsarbejde fremlægges...

  9. Gud og Darwin

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    Hjermitslev, Hans Henrik

    2017-01-01

    Denne artikel nuancerer det synspunkt, at religion og evolution er nødvendige modsætninger, ved at vise, hvordan forholdet gennem historien frem til i dag er blevet tolket på mange forskellige måder, der spænder hele vejen fra ateistisk darwinisme, over teistisk evolution og kreationisme til fladj...

  10. Omsorg og etnicitet

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    Rostgaard, Tine; Bjerre, Liv; Munkholt Sørensen, Kresta

    Flere nationale kampagner og initiativer har de senere år fokuseret på at få flere med anden etnisk baggrund end dansk til at arbejde i ældreplejen. Denne rapport afdækker, dels hvordan man bedst rekrutterer og ikke mindst fastholder medarbejdere med anden etnisk baggrund end dansk, dels hvilke k...

  11. Degas og New Orleans

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    Indhold: Jean Sutherland Boggs: Edgar Degas og New Orleans. Marilyn R. Brown: Fransk-amerikanske aspekter af Degas' "Portrætter i et kontor, New Orleans". Katalog.......Indhold: Jean Sutherland Boggs: Edgar Degas og New Orleans. Marilyn R. Brown: Fransk-amerikanske aspekter af Degas' "Portrætter i et kontor, New Orleans". Katalog....

  12. Mediegenre, identifikation og reception

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    Kirsten Frandsen

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available I artiklen sætter forfatterne fokus på forholdet mellem personer, der ser på personer i tv. Udgangspunktet er receptionsanalysen og den motiva- tion for tv-sening, der er forbundet med, at tv-seere relaterer sig til og identificerer sig med personer, der optræder på tv (tv-værter, medvir- kende osv.. Med afsæt i en funktionsorienteret definition af genrebe- grebet (forskellige genrer etablerer forskellige forventninger, indlevel- ser osv. hos modtageren gennemgår forfatterne forskellige teoretiske positioner, der hver især byder på forskellige forestillinger om forholdet (medie-tekst og modtageren. Det drejer sig om psykosemiotik,kogniti- onsteori, parasocial interaktionsteori, mikrosociologisk medieteori og spilteori, som alle har et mere eller mindre eksplicit bud på, hvordan medie og modtagere etablerer relationer som en central del af medie- brugerens motivationer og oplevelser. De forskellige teorier om identi- fikation danner ifølge forfatterne et kontinuum, spændende fra teorier om den stærke indlevelse til den mere overfladiske indlevelse. Forfat- terne advokerer for en mere nuanceret brug af begrebet identifikation, til forskel fra en generel brug af begrebet, som ikke medreflekterer de forskellige teoridannelsers forskellige syn på f.eks. magtforholdet mel- lem medie og modtager, og som derfor kan have store konsekvenser for analysens resultater.

  13. Samarbejdsformer og Facilities Management

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    Storgaard, Kresten

    Resultater fra en surveyundersøgelse om fordele og ulemper ved forskellige samarbejdsformer indenfor Facilities Management fremlægges.......Resultater fra en surveyundersøgelse om fordele og ulemper ved forskellige samarbejdsformer indenfor Facilities Management fremlægges....

  14. Globalisering og forbrugerkultur

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    2007-01-01

      "Globalisering og forbrugerkultur - over en kop kaffe" I denne podcast fortæller lektor Dannie Kjeldgaard (Institut for Marketing & Management) om resultaterne af sit forskningsprojekt om global forbrugerkultur og spredningen kaffebarkulturen. Han stiller spørgsmålstegn ved den gængse betragtning...

  15. Champagne og naiv dekadence

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    Bjerre, Thomas Ærvold

    2007-01-01

    Portrætartikel om den amerikanske forfatter F. Scott Fitzgerald i anledningen af den danske udgivelse af De smukke og fortabte. Udgivelsesdato: 24. august......Portrætartikel om den amerikanske forfatter F. Scott Fitzgerald i anledningen af den danske udgivelse af De smukke og fortabte. Udgivelsesdato: 24. august...

  16. Mellem kontrol og afmagt

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    Kjeldsen, Lena

    2015-01-01

    Sociale netværkssider som Facebook og Twitter er blevet en fast del af politikernes kommunikationsrepertoire, og således er journalister begyndt at monitorere platformene for nyhedsscoops, hvilket har skabt en ny kilde til den politiske journalistik: politikernes opdateringer. Formålet med...

  17. International fusion og spaltning

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    Hansen, Lone L.

    Bogen analyserer de nye muligheder fra 2007 i europæisk ret med hensyn til fusion eller spaltning mellem aktieselskaber og anpartsselskaber med hjemsted i forskellige europæiske lande. Bogen gennemgår de nye muligheder for strukturændringer, der herved er opstået mulighed for, og den sætter fokus...

  18. Vico og barokkens retorik

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    Catana, Leo

    filosofihistorie, æstetik, retorik Den italienske filosof Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) var barn af barokken, men led den uheldige skæbne at skulle tænke og gøre karriere i rationalismen og den moderne naturvidenskabs æra. Et fascinerende træk ved barokkens litterære retorik er dens polemiske dis...

  19. Sex, penge og jura

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    Boisen, Jørn

    2011-01-01

    skulle ændres, da de sendte sexarbejderne under jorden og i armene på mafiaen. Den lovgivning, der blev kendt ugyldig i Ontario, minder meget om den danske, vurderer Jørn Boisen. Han kalder modellen for den repressive, da det er den mest paradoksale og hykleriske model. Den har nemlig til hensigt...

  20. Minnismentan og list

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    Simonsen, Kim

    2011-01-01

    the latest times, we have seen many new statues of Tróndur and Sigmundur from the Faroe Saga. Famous industrialist's and a new hook in Klaksvík, to remind us of the fishing with long lines. Article in relation to the seminar 'Millum Kongaminni og Kitsh' (Mellem KOngemindet og kitch), held at the Nordic House...

  1. Culpa og god revisorskik

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    Langsted, Lars Bo

    1995-01-01

    Artiklen fremhæver, at der ikke er automatisk sammenfald mellem responsumudvalgets vurdering af god revisorskik og domstolenes anvendelse af culpa-begrebet i teorien men nok i praksis.......Artiklen fremhæver, at der ikke er automatisk sammenfald mellem responsumudvalgets vurdering af god revisorskik og domstolenes anvendelse af culpa-begrebet i teorien men nok i praksis....

  2. Informationskompetence og it

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    Christensen, Poul Henning

    2004-01-01

    I artiklen sætter jeg fokus på informationskompetencebegrebet og hvordan der, med udviklingen indenfor informationsteknologien og de globale digitale netværk, synes at være føjet mange nye dimensioner til kompetencen....

  3. Receptive processer og IT

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    Ambjørn, Lone

    2002-01-01

    Sproglæringsteoretisk værktøj til udvikling af IT-støttede materialer og programmer inden for sproglig reception......Sproglæringsteoretisk værktøj til udvikling af IT-støttede materialer og programmer inden for sproglig reception...

  4. It og udvikling

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    Hachmann, Roland; Carlsen, Dorthe

    2013-01-01

    Artiklen sætter fokus på fagteamets arbejde med at udvikle fagene med fokus på it og digitale læremidler. Der gives, gennem konkrete modeller og værktøjer, eksempler på hvordan fagteamet kan gøre en indsats i forhold til deres nuværende praksis....

  5. Personlig kommunikation og IT

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    Ambjørn, Lone

    Materialet er udviklet specielt til faget 'Personlig kommunikation og IT' på 4. sem. BA, spansk. Det er udviklet på basis af forskning inden for netværksstøttet sproglig læring. Undervisningen tilrettelægges i et differentieret perspektiv, hvilket bl.a. arbejde med web-baserede materialer og...

  6. Mellem deltagelse og publikumsudvikling

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    Bjørnsen, Egil; Hansen, Louise Ejgod; Vatne, Ingrid

    2015-01-01

    Aarhus 2017 (Aarhus som europæisk kulturhovedstad). Vi undersøger, hvor-dan de positionerer sig i feltet mellem den brede deltagelsesdiskurs og den snævre publikumsudviklingsdiskurs ved at se på tre forskellige dimensioner: produkt- vs. modtagerorientering, holdnings- vs. handlingsændring og empowerment...

  7. Eventyrerne og de strandede

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    Jacobsen, Peter

    magasinet som værdiskabende. Af forskellige artikeltyper i magasinet foretrak testpersonerne den klassiske magasinartikel suppleret med fotogallerier, video og pop-op-tekster. Det stod dog klart, at mange brugere har svært ved at finde rundt i et digitalt magasin. Navigations-signalerne bør være klare og...

  8. Om performance og oplevelsesanalyse

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    Nagbøl, Søren Peter; Flensborg, Ingelise

    2016-01-01

    , teori og praksis kan gennemføres i oplevelsesorienterede processer, hvor performance, sanselig praksis, transformeres til ting, sprog og billeder. Med afsæt i en konkret skulptur, Auguste Rodins (1840-1917) "Borgerne fra Calais", som er udstillet på Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek i København, giver vi eksempler...

  9. Mig og Judith Butler

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    Heede, Dag

    2015-01-01

    Essay om forfatterens akademiske og personlige møde med Judith Butler i temanummer i forbindelse med 25 års jubilæum for udgivelsen af Gender Trouble (1990).......Essay om forfatterens akademiske og personlige møde med Judith Butler i temanummer i forbindelse med 25 års jubilæum for udgivelsen af Gender Trouble (1990)....

  10. Billeder og viden

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    Dam Christensen, Hans

    2011-01-01

    Artiklen gentænker og problematiserer en række af de forestillinger, der hyppigt knyttes til billeder og visuelle medier. Det sker med henblik på at åbne for en mere nuanceret forståelse af billeders betydning for brug af vidensmediering såvel som billeders funktion som vidensmedier. To væsentlig...

  11. Om religion og evolution

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    Geertz, Armin W.

    2011-01-01

    for kulturens kausale virkning på den menneskelige kognition og ikke mindst den hominine evolution. Ud fra, hvad vi ved om den menneskelige evolution, ses det, at den hominine evolution har en dybde, som sjældent medtænkes i teorier og hypoteser om den menneskelige evolution. Den menneskelige evolution er...

  12. Praksisudvikling og respektproduktion

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    Mørck, Line Lerche; Elholm, Nynne; Jensen, Silla

    2012-01-01

    Dette kapitel har form som en casebaseret refleksion over arbejdet med praksisudvikling og respektproduktion på en produktionsskolelinje kaldet Kulturcoach, samt teori udvikling og empiribaseret diskussion af anerkendelses-processer forstået som positiv interpellation. Danmark har 79 produktionss...

  13. Sport og medierettigheder

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    Jakobsen, Søren Sandfeld

    2014-01-01

    Kapitlet behandler en række medie-, immaterial- og konkurrenceretlige aspekter ved overdragelse af tv-rettigheder til store sportsbegivenheder.......Kapitlet behandler en række medie-, immaterial- og konkurrenceretlige aspekter ved overdragelse af tv-rettigheder til store sportsbegivenheder....

  14. Kollegialitet og teamwork

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    Bovbjerg, Kirsten Marie; Søgaard Sørensen, Marianne

    2007-01-01

     Kapitlet beskæftiger sig med teamwork som en af de sociale teknologier, der i dag, også indenfor undervisningssektoren, er med til at forandre medarbejderes, og altså her læreres, forståelse af deres arbejdsliv. Ud fra empiriske studier på erhvervsskoleområdet kontrasteres team-samarbejde med de...

  15. Klasseledelse, inklusion og differentiering

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    Jørgensen, Christina; Mottelson, Martha

    2014-01-01

    Kapitlet behandler forholdet mellem de tre begreber klasseledelse, inklusion og differentiering og ser på, hvordan de folder sig ud i folkeskolens praksis. Der tages afsæt i en definition af klasseledelse som alle de redskaber, læreren tager i anvendelse med henblik på at få timen til tage form p...

  16. Foto og dokumentation

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    Rasmussen, Kim

    2011-01-01

    Et kapitel der giver eksempler på hvordan fotografi anvendes som en form for dokumentation i pædagogisk arbejde, samtidig med at kapitlet kaster et kritisk lys over hvad der menes med dokumentation og hvorvidt fotografi kan dokumentere pædagogisk arbejde og institutionsliv...

  17. Arkitektur og dannelse

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    Knudsen, Lars Emmerik Damgaard

    2017-01-01

    (Biesta: 1999, 2009 og Wood (interview med Biesta): 2015).Jeg vil i dette kapitel tage udgangspunkt i Biestas egne eksempler på konkrete udtryk for de mundane rum og arkitektens muligheder for at skabe disse. Ved at lave en analyse af hans dannelsesbegreb kritiserer jeg begrebet mundane rum for at overse...

  18. Klasse, kultur og politik

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    Skjøtt-Larsen, Jakob

    Med udgangspunkt i den den franske sociolog Pierre Bourdieus arbejde, særligt La Distinktion (1979), undersøges nutidige mønstre for social differentiering i Aalborg. En større spørgeskemaundersøgelse og 16 dybdegående interviews inddrages i en analyse af sammenhænge mellem ulighed, identitet og ...

  19. Ford og fordismen

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    Wagner, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Stort set alle politiske retninger, fra kommunisme til fascisme, såvel som demokratiske samfund, var tiltrukket af fordismen i teori og praksis.s......Stort set alle politiske retninger, fra kommunisme til fascisme, såvel som demokratiske samfund, var tiltrukket af fordismen i teori og praksis.s...

  20. Hypotakse og indlejring

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    Holsting, Alexandra Emilie Møller

    2007-01-01

    I artiklen foretager jeg en diskussion af kategorierne sætningskompleks og indlejret sætning inden for systemisk funktionel lingvistik (SFL). Problemet med den systemisk funktionelle beskrivelse er at den ikke formår at gøre rede for grammatiske forskelle på forskellige typer bisætninger, og jeg...

  1. Globalisering og nationalisme

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    Schmidt, Garbi

    2015-01-01

    På universitetet underviser jeg – sammen med gode kolleger – i et kursus om fænomenerne globalisering og transnationalisme. Jeg har gjort det nogle år nu, og en af de ting, som jeg synes er påfaldende hver gang er, at jeg kommer til at tale meget om nationalstaten. Det bliver brugt rigtigt meget...

  2. Betonkrav og praksis

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    Poulsen, E.

    Publikationen giver en historisk gennemgang af danske betonkrav, dansk projektering- og udførelsespraksis samt eksisterende viden om betons holdbarhed. Stoffet er belyst med eksempler fra skadesager, og det beskrives, hvordan holdbarhedskrav er blevet opfattet på forskellige tidsspunkter....

  3. Hjernen og psyken

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    Gerlach, Christian; Starrfelt, Randi

    2007-01-01

    Klassisk og moderne psykologisk teori er en indføring i psykologiens centrale teorier, personer, temaer og begreber. Bogens første del er en kronologisk gennemgang af psykologiens udvikling fra 1879, hvor Wilhelm Wundt etablerede det første psykologiske laboratorium, til nutidens dominerende...

  4. Krise, kritik og samtidsdiagnostik

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    Kristensen, Jens Erik

    2008-01-01

    sjældent de teoretiske, analytiske og retoriske implikationer af diagnoseperspektivet alvorligt. Af samme grund bemærker man heller ikke farerne ved en ureflekteret og metaforisk omgang med diagnose-termen, f.eks. den at man uforvarende kommer til at forskrive sig til den medicinske diskurs' dualismer...

  5. Feedback og interpersonel kommunikation

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    Dindler, Camilla

    2016-01-01

    Som interpersonel kommunikationsform handler feedback om at observere, mærke og italesætte det, som handler om relationen mellem samtaleparterne mere end om samtaleemnet. Her er fokus på, hvad der siges og hvordan der kommunikeres sammen. Feedback er her ikke en korrigerende tilbagemelding til...

  6. Lys, lyspunkter og lyseslukkere

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    Larsen, Lene Gerd

    2001-01-01

    De historiske bykvarterer fremviser hver deres lokalpræg og egenart, som det er væsentligt at fastholde, men det er samtidig vigtigt, at man ikke overromantiserer og idylliserer det historiske miljø. Omvendt synes trangen til selvhævdelse, til at bruge omgivelserne som trampolin for et egocentrisk...

  7. Nedbrud og Omstilling

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    Madsen, Erik Skov; Riis, Jens Ove; Sørensen, Brian Vejrum

    2007-01-01

    , markedsinformation og kapabiliteter, som er lokalt forankret i virksomhedens globale produktionsnetværk. Grundet skift i den globale arbejdsdeling og behovet for at opsøge nye muligheder, investeres der store summer i den globale rekonfigurering af virksomhedernes produktionsnetværk, hvilket skaber behovet...

  8. Religion, hukommelse og viden

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    Jensen, Hans Jørgen Lundager

    2008-01-01

    til en understregning af hukommelsen som et essentielt tema i en generel religionsteori. Artiklen diskuterer Assmanns brug af Maurice Halbwachs og foreslår at se Assmanns teori som en reformulering af indsigter, der går tilbage til Emile Durkheim og som genfindes i fx Roy A. Rappaports ritualteori...

  9. Godsejer og reformator

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    Rasmussen, Carsten Porskrog

    2010-01-01

    Artiklen handler om A.G. Moltke som godsejer. Den beskæftiger sig med opbygningen og forvaltningen af hans godsimperium. Videre omhandles forholdet til bønderne og godsejerens feudalt-patriarkalske rolle. Endelig skildres Moltkes store betydning for de tidlige landboreformer....

  10. Musik, Sprog og Integration

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    Holst, Finn

    2010-01-01

    Evaluering af projektet Musik, Sprog og Integration, Søndermarkskolen, Horsens. Andenårsevaluering af et treårigt projekt.......Evaluering af projektet Musik, Sprog og Integration, Søndermarkskolen, Horsens. Andenårsevaluering af et treårigt projekt....

  11. Caries og drikkevandets kvalitet

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    Arvin, Erik; Bardow, Allan; Bruvo, Maja

    2011-01-01

    Drikkevandskvaliteten har stor betydning for forekomsten af caries blandt 15 årige skolebørn, også selv om de bruger fluoridholdigt tandpasta. Ud over den kendte effekt af fluorid har vi vist, at calcium også har en væsentlig betydning. Begge ioner forebygger caries. Denne viden har væsentlig...

  12. Probiotika og caries

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    Keller, Mette Kirstine

    2017-01-01

    Nærværende artikel præsenterer en oversigt over den foreliggende viden om kostens betydning for diabetes mellitus (DM) og parodontal inflammation. Der er i vekslende grad dokumentation for sammenhænge mellem kost, DM og marginal parodontitis (MP). Med baggrund i forøget viden om kostens betydning...

  13. Sukker og caries

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    Twetman, Svante

    2017-01-01

    Nærværende artikel præsenterer en oversigt over den foreliggende viden om kostens betydning for diabetes mellitus (DM) og parodontal inflammation. Der er i vekslende grad dokumentation for sammenhænge mellem kost, DM og marginal parodontitis (MP). Med baggrund i forøget viden om kostens betydning...

  14. Unge, sundhed og fitness

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    Jensen, Jens-Ole

    2003-01-01

    Artiklen redegør for udbredelsen af fitness blandt unge og diskuterer, hvor det er blevet så populært at dyrke fitness.......Artiklen redegør for udbredelsen af fitness blandt unge og diskuterer, hvor det er blevet så populært at dyrke fitness....

  15. Medieetnografi og kvalitativ metode

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    Tove Arendt Rasmussen

    1993-09-01

    Full Text Available Udviklingen af et metodisk fællesskab mellem samfundsvidenskab og humaniora op gennem 80´erne har haft gode vækstbetingelser inden for medieetnografien. Artiklen gennemgår i hovedtræk den prægnan- te udvikling modtagerforskningen med rod i humaniora og cultural studies-traditionen har gennemgået. Hvor den tidligere var funderet i interessen for at afdække sammenhænge mellem medieindhold og seeroplevelse, har medieetnografien udviklet en sensibilitet over for TV-sening som en mangfoldig, kulturel proces. Artiklens tyngdepunkt ligger i en diskussion af de metodiske problemer, forskeren konfron- teres med, når mangfoldigheden af tekstuelle, situationelle og kontek- stuelle perspektiver på receptionsproces og betydningsdannelse på én gang inddrages i de medieetnografiske studier.

  16. Nyhedsmedielogik og krisediplomati

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    Ørsten, Mark

    2016-01-01

    Tidligere forskning i massemedier og diplomati har peget i mange forskellige retninger, men især forsøgt at undersøge, hvordan nyhedsmedier har været med til at præge den offentlige meningsdannelse i forhold til vigtige emner i både indland og udland. Med udgangspunkt i moderne medialiseringsteori...... fokuserer denne artikel på, hvordan samfundets institutioner bliver påvirket af nyhedsmedierne og deres logikker, og helt specifikt hvordan denne udvikling påvirker to af de forskellige typer af krisediplomati, der er i fokus i dette temanummer: Krisediplomati forstået som ’diplomati i krise’ og...

  17. Kognitiv kapacitet og bevidsthed

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    Nielsen, Cathrine Sand; Sørensen, Birgitte

    2012-01-01

    Kognitiv kapacitet handler om vores brug af hjernen. Langt hovedparten af menneskets brug af hjernen foregår ubevidst. Vi gør det allerede indlærte automatisk uden at tænke over det. Samtidig er den kognitive kapacitet meget følsom, og mange faktorer kan påvirke evnen til at indoptage, bearbejde og...... planlægges en sygepleje, der bedst sikrer patientens mulighed for at deltage i plejen under hensyntagen til den påvirkede kognitive kapacitet. Væsentlige faktorer, der påvirker kognitiv kapacitet og bevidsthed, præsenteres. Til slut gives der eksempler på sygeplejeinterventioner. I kapitlet eksemplificeres...... begreberne om kognitiv kapacitet og bevidsthed, observationer og handlinger løbende i en case om Erna Svendsen....

  18. Befolkningsimplosion og seniorpolitik

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    Bøye, Erik Møllmann; Bøye, Solveig

    2000-01-01

    Denne artikel vil først belyse baggrunden for at tale om et globalt aldersskælv eller alderdommedag og om en befolkningsimplosion - på et tidspunkt, hvor kurven for Jordens folketal næsten er lodret stigende. Derefter rettes blikket mod Danmark. De globale tendenser, lav-fertiltet og stigende...... levealder, gør sig også gældende her i landet. Sammen med den befolkningsudskiftning, der følger af retten til familiesammenføring, vil det i løbet af få år fuldstændig forandre befolkningsstrukturen her i landet. Og det diskuteres, hvilken betydning dette vil have for seniorpolitikken i de private og...

  19. Effects of high-frequency yoga breathing called kapalabhati compared with breath awareness on the degree of optical illusion perceived.

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    Telles, Shirley; Maharana, Kanchan; Balrana, Budhi; Balkrishna, Acharya

    2011-06-01

    Prior research has shown that methods of meditation, breath control, and different kinds of yoga breathing affect attention and visual perception, including decreasing the size of certain optical illusions. Evaluating relationships sheds light on the perceptual and cognitive changes induced by yoga and related methods, and the locus of the effects. In the present study, the degree of optical illusion was assessed using Müller-Lyer stimuli before and immediately after two different kinds of practice, a high frequency yoga breathing called kapalabhati, and breath awareness. A nonyoga, control session tested for practice effects. Thirty participants (with group M age = 26.9 yr., SD = 5.7) practiced the two techniques for 18 min. on two separate days. The control group had 15 nonyoga practitioners assessed before and after 18 min. in which they did not perform any specific activity but were seated and relaxed. After both kapalabhati and breath awareness there was a significant decrease in the degree of optical illusion. The possibility that this was due to a practice or repetition effect was ruled out when 15 nonyoga practitioners showed no change in the degree of illusion when retested after 18 min. The changes were interpreted as due to changes in perception related to the way the stimuli were judged.

  20. Efficacy of a biomechanically-based yoga exercise program in knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial.

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    Kuntz, Alexander B; Chopp-Hurley, Jaclyn N; Brenneman, Elora C; Karampatos, Sarah; Wiebenga, Emily G; Adachi, Jonathan D; Noseworthy, Michael D; Maly, Monica R

    2018-01-01

    Certain exercises could overload the osteoarthritic knee. We developed an exercise program from yoga postures with a minimal knee adduction moment for knee osteoarthritis. The purpose was to compare the effectiveness of this biomechanically-based yoga exercise (YE), with traditional exercise (TE), and a no-exercise attention-equivalent control (NE) for improving pain, self-reported physical function and mobility performance in women with knee osteoarthritis. Single-blind, three-arm randomized controlled trial. Community in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. A convenience sample of 31 women with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis was recruited through rheumatology, orthopaedic and physiotherapy clinics, newspapers and word-of-mouth. Participants were stratified by disease severity and randomly allocated to one of three 12-week, supervised interventions. YE included biomechanically-based yoga exercises; TE included traditional leg strengthening on machines; and NE included meditation with no exercise. Participants were asked to attend three 1-hour group classes/sessions each week. Primary outcomes were pain, self-reported physical function and mobility performance. Secondary outcomes were knee strength, depression, and health-related quality of life. All were assessed by a blinded assessor at baseline and immediately following the intervention. The YE group demonstrated greater improvements in KOOS pain (mean difference of 22.9 [95% CI, 6.9 to 38.8; p = 0.003]), intermittent pain (mean difference of -19.6 [95% CI, -34.8 to -4.4; p = 0.009]) and self-reported physical function (mean difference of 17.2 [95% CI, 5.2 to 29.2; p = 0.003]) compared to NE. Improvements in these outcomes were similar between YE and TE. However, TE demonstrated a greater improvement in knee flexor strength compared to YE (mean difference of 0.1 [95% CI, 0.1 to 0.2]. Improvements from baseline to follow-up were present in quality of life score for YE and knee flexor strength for TE, while both also

  1. A single session of meditation reduces of physiological indices of anger in both experienced and novice meditators.

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    Fennell, Alexander B; Benau, Erik M; Atchley, Ruth Ann

    2016-02-01

    The goal of the present study was to explore how anger reduction via a single session of meditation might be measured using psychophysiological methodologies. To achieve this, 15 novice meditators (Experiment 1) and 12 practiced meditators (Experiment 2) completed autobiographical anger inductions prior to, and following, meditation training while respiration rate, heart rate, and blood pressure were measured. Participants also reported subjective anger via a visual analog scale. At both stages, the experienced meditators' physiological reaction to the anger induction reflected that of relaxation: slowed breathing and heart rate and decreased blood pressure. Naïve meditators exhibited physiological reactions that were consistent with anger during the pre-meditation stage, while after meditation training and a second anger induction they elicited physiological evidence of relaxation. The current results examining meditation training show that the naïve group's physiological measures mimicked those of the experienced group following a single session of meditation training. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  2. A Comparative Randomised Controlled Trial of the Effects of Brain Wave Vibration Training, Iyengar Yoga, and Mindfulness on Mood, Well-Being, and Salivary Cortisol

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    Deborah Bowden

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This randomised trial compared the effects of Brain Wave Vibration (BWV training, which involves rhythmic yoga-like meditative exercises, with Iyengar yoga and Mindfulness. Iyengar provided a contrast for the physical components and mindfulness for the “mental” components of BWV. 35 healthy adults completed 10 75-minute classes of BWV, Iyengar, or Mindfulness over five weeks. Participants were assessed at pre- and postintervention for mood, sleep, mindfulness, absorption, health, memory, and salivary cortisol. Better overall mood and vitality followed both BWV and Iyengar training, while the BWV group alone had improved depression and sleep latency. Mindfulness produced a comparatively greater increase in absorption. All interventions improved stress and mindfulness, while no changes occurred in health, memory, or salivary cortisol. In conclusion, increased well-being followed training in all three practices, increased absorption was specific to Mindfulness, while BWV was unique in its benefits to depression and sleep latency, warranting further research.

  3. Transcendental experiences during meditation practice.

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    Travis, Frederick

    2014-01-01

    This article explores transcendental experiences during meditation practice and the integration of transcendental experiences and the unfolding of higher states of consciousness with waking, dreaming, and sleeping. The subject/object relationship during transcendental experiences is characterized by the absence of time, space, and body sense--the framework that gives meaning to waking experiences. Physiologically, transcendental experiences during Transcendental Meditation practice are marked by slow inhalation, along with autonomic orientation at the onset of breath changes and heightened α1 (8-10 Hz) frontal coherence. The integration of transcendental experiences with waking, dreaming, and sleeping is also marked by distinct subjective and objective markers. This integrated state, called Cosmic Consciousness in the Vedic tradition, is subjectively marked by inner self-awareness coexisting with waking, sleeping, and dreaming. Physiologically, Cosmic Consciousness is marked by the coexistence of α1 electroencephalography (EEG) with delta EEG during deep sleep, and higher brain integration, greater emotional stability, and decreased anxiety during challenging tasks. Transcendental experiences may be the engine that fosters higher human development. © 2013 New York Academy of Sciences.

  4. Jern og zink i cerealier

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    Persson, Daniel Olof; Hansen, Thomas Hesselhøj; Thomsen, Rikke Pape

    2009-01-01

    Mangel på mikronæringsstoffer, især jern og zink, er et udbredt og voksende problem for mennesker i mange udviklingslande. Det skyldes, at cerealer som ris og hvede udgør den dominerende fødekilde. Konsekvensen er en række negative indvirkninger på menneskers sundhed, udvikling, arbejdsevne og...

  5. Marked og produkter i Kenya

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    Roos, Nanna

    2014-01-01

    Et forskningsprojekt med dansk deltagelse undersøger, hvordan masseproduktion af insekter kan etableres i Kenya og bidrage med fødevarer til mennesker og protein til husdyrfoder.......Et forskningsprojekt med dansk deltagelse undersøger, hvordan masseproduktion af insekter kan etableres i Kenya og bidrage med fødevarer til mennesker og protein til husdyrfoder....

  6. Om vrede og negativ universalisme

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    Rösing, Lilian Munk

    2009-01-01

    Kan vreden betragtes som en kreativ drivkraft, både politisk, æstetisk og eksistentielt? Og i så fald, er det den samme vrede der er virksom i politikken, kunsten og eksistensen? Disse spørgsmål diskuteres med udgangspunkt i Slavoj Zizeks Violence og Peter Sloterdijks Sein und Zeit Udgivelsesdato...

  7. Medier – love og regler

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    Jørgensen, Oluf

    Den mest komplette samling af de love og regler, der har størst betydning for medier og journalistik i Danmark. Samlingen ajourføres, når Folketinget lukker i juni, og alle nye bestemmelser dermed er kendt. Nyt i udgaven 2013-2014 er blandt andet den nye offentlighedslov. Og så er der ændringer i...

  8. Følelse og fornuft

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    Busk, Malene

    2007-01-01

    supplerer reelt hinanden, mens det nedbryder og modarbejder udviklingen af konstruktive former for følelse og fornuft: Tro kræver at fornuften tier og kynismen kræver at følsomheden afstumpes. En af epokens udfordringer er netop at gendefinere følelse og fornuft så begreberne ikke indebærer den systematiske...

  9. Neurochemical and Neuroanatomical Plasticity Following Memory Training and Yoga Interventions in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

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    Hongyu Yang

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Behavioral interventions are becoming increasingly popular approaches to ameliorate age-related cognitive decline, but their underlying neurobiological mechanisms and clinical efficiency have not been fully elucidated. The present study explored brain plasticity associated with two behavioral interventions, memory enhancement training (MET and a mind-body practice (yogic meditation, in healthy seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI using structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS. Senior participants (age ≥ 55 years with MCI were randomized to the MET or yogic meditation interventions. For both interventions, participants completed either MET training or Kundalini yoga for 60-min sessions over 12 weeks, with 12-min daily homework assignments. Gray matter volume and metabolite concentrations in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC and bilateral hippocampus were measured by structural MRI and 1H-MRS at baseline and after 12 weeks of training. Metabolites measured included glutamate-glutamine (Glx, choline-containing compounds (Cho, including glycerophosphocholine and phosphocholine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA, and N-acetyl aspartate and N-acetylaspartyl-glutamate (NAA-NAAG. In total, 11 participants completed MET and 14 completed yogic meditation for this study. Structural MRI analysis showed an interaction between time and group in dACC, indicating a trend towards increased gray matter volume after the MET intervention. 1H-MRS analysis showed an interaction between time and group in choline-containing compounds in bilateral hippocampus, induced by significant decreases after the MET intervention. Though preliminary, our results suggest that memory training induces structural and neurochemical plasticity in seniors with mild cognitive impairment. Further research is needed to determine whether mind-body interventions like yoga yield similar neuroplastic changes.

  10. Neurochemical and Neuroanatomical Plasticity Following Memory Training and Yoga Interventions in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

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    Yang, Hongyu; Leaver, Amber M; Siddarth, Prabha; Paholpak, Pattharee; Ercoli, Linda; St Cyr, Natalie M; Eyre, Harris A; Narr, Katherine L; Khalsa, Dharma S; Lavretsky, Helen

    2016-01-01

    Behavioral interventions are becoming increasingly popular approaches to ameliorate age-related cognitive decline, but their underlying neurobiological mechanisms and clinical efficiency have not been fully elucidated. The present study explored brain plasticity associated with two behavioral interventions, memory enhancement training (MET) and a mind-body practice (yogic meditation), in healthy seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using structural magnetic resonance imaging (s-MRI) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ( 1 H-MRS). Senior participants (age ≥55 years) with MCI were randomized to the MET or yogic meditation interventions. For both interventions, participants completed either MET training or Kundalini Yoga (KY) for 60-min sessions over 12 weeks, with 12-min daily homework assignments. Gray matter volume and metabolite concentrations in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) and bilateral hippocampus were measured by structural MRI and 1 H-MRS at baseline and after 12 weeks of training. Metabolites measured included glutamate-glutamine (Glx), choline-containing compounds (Cho, including glycerophosphocholine and phosphocholine), gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and N-acetyl aspartate and N-acetylaspartyl-glutamate (NAA-NAAG). In total, 11 participants completed MET and 14 completed yogic meditation for this study. Structural MRI analysis showed an interaction between time and group in dACC, indicating a trend towards increased gray matter volume after the MET intervention. 1 H-MRS analysis showed an interaction between time and group in choline-containing compounds in bilateral hippocampus, induced by significant decreases after the MET intervention. Though preliminary, our results suggest that memory training induces structural and neurochemical plasticity in seniors with MCI. Further research is needed to determine whether mind-body interventions like yoga yield similar neuroplastic changes.

  11. The beneficial effect of yoga in diabetes.

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    Malhotra, Varun; Singh, Savita; Tandon, Om Prakash; Sharma, Suman Bala

    2005-12-01

    Twenty NIDDM subjects (mild to moderate diabetics) in the age group of 30-60 years were selected from the out patient clinic of G.T.B. hospital. They were on a 40 days yoga asana regime under the supervision of a yoga expert. 13 specific Yoga asanas Surya Namaskar, Trikonasana, Tadasana, Sukhasana, Padmasana, Bhastrika Pranayama, Pashimottanasana, Ardhmatsyendrasana, Pawanmuktasana, Bhujangasana, Vajrasana, Dhanurasana and Shavasana are beneficial for diabetes mellitus. Serum insulin, plasma fasting and one hour postprandial blood glucose levels and anthropometric parameters were measured before and after yoga asanas. The results indicate that there was significant decrease in fasting glucose levels from basal 208.3 +/- 20.0 to 171.7 +/- 19.5 mg/dl and one hour postprandial blood glucose levels decreased from 295.3 +/- 22.0 to 269.7 +/- 19.9 mg/dl. The exact mechanism as to how these postures and controlled breathing interact with somatoendocrine mechanism affecting insulin kinetics was worked out. A significant decrease in waist-hip ratio and changes in insulin levels were also observed, suggesting a positive effect of yoga asanas on glucose utilisation and fat redistribution in NIDDM. Yoga asanas may be used as an adjunct with diet and drugs in the management of Type 2 diabetes.

  12. Increased heart rate variability during nondirective meditation.

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    Nesvold, Anders; Fagerland, Morten W; Davanger, Svend; Ellingsen, Øyvind; Solberg, Erik E; Holen, Are; Sevre, Knut; Atar, Dan

    2012-08-01

    Meditation practices are in use for relaxation and stress reduction. Some studies indicate beneficial cardiovascular health effects of meditation. The effects on the autonomous nervous system seem to vary among techniques. The purpose of the present study was to identify autonomic nerve activity changes during nondirective meditation. Heart rate variability (HRV), blood pressure variability (BPV), and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) were monitored in 27 middle-aged healthy participants of both genders, first during 20 min regular rest with eyes closed, thereafter practising Acem meditation for 20 min. Haemodynamic and autonomic data were collected continuously (beat-to-beat) and non-invasively. HRV and BPV parameters were estimated by power spectral analyses, computed by an autoregressive model. Spontaneous activity of baroreceptors were determined by the sequence method. Primary outcomes were changes in HRV, BPV, and BRS between rest and meditation. HRV increased in the low-frequency (LF) and high-frequency (HF) bands during meditation, compared with rest (p = 0.014, 0.013, respectively). Power spectral density of the RR-intervals increased as well (p = 0.012). LF/HF ratio decreased non-significantly, and a reduction of LF-BPV power was observed during meditation (p < 0.001). There was no significant difference in BRS. Respiration and heart rates remained unchanged. Blood pressure increased slightly during meditation. There is an increased parasympathetic and reduced sympathetic nerve activity and increased overall HRV, while practising the technique. Hence, nondirective meditation by the middle aged may contribute towards a reduction of cardiovascular risk.

  13. Lean og arbejdsmiljø

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    Jensen, Kenneth

    Bogen tager udgangspunkt i en undersøgelse af 10 private og offentlige virksomheders erfaringer med lean. Undersøgelsen viser at der ikke findes entydige sammenhænge mellem lean og det psykosociale arbejdsmiljø. Bogen forholder sig til sammenhængen mellem lean og ledelse, lean og medarbejderens...... rolle, lean og lean og forandringsprocessen. Bogen kommer desuden med anbefalinger til hvorledes virksomheden kan gribe dialogen an for at opnå et godt lean forløb der inddrager hensynet til og effekterne af et godt psykosocialt arbejdsmiljø....

  14. Study Quantifies Physical Demands of Yoga in Seniors

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    ... Z Study Quantifies Physical Demands of Yoga in Seniors Share: A recent NCCAM-funded study measured the ... performance of seven standing poses commonly taught in senior yoga classes: Chair, Wall Plank, Tree, Warrior II, ...

  15. Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being

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  16. Yoga for High‑Risk Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    assess yoga therapy (YT) module on maternal stress level in high risk pregnancy. .... i.e., 35 years, (6) BMI > 30, (7) family history (sister, ... neurosis, addictions, etc. ... 68 patients were allocated to two treatment groups: Yoga (n= 30),.

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  20. The problem of psychophysical agency in the classical Sāṃkhya and Yoga perspective

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    Marzenna JAKUBCZAK

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses the issue of psychophysical agency in the context of Indian philosophy, focusing on the oldest preserved texts of the classical tradition of Sāṃkhya-Yoga. The author raises three major questions: What is action in terms of Sāṃkhyakārikā (ca. fifth century CE and Yogasūtra (ca. third century CE? Whose action is it, or what makes one an agent? What is a right and morally good action? The first part of the paper reconsiders a general idea of action — including actions that are deliberately done and those that ‘merely’ happen — identified by Patañjali and Ῑśvarakṛṣṇa as a permanent change or transformation (pariṇāma determined by the universal principle of causation (satkārya. Then, a threefold categorization of actions according to their causes is presented, i.e. internal agency (ādhyātmika, external agency (ādhibhautika and ‘divine’ agency (ādhidaivika. The second part of the paper undertakes the problem of the agent’s autonomy and the doer’s psychophysical integrity. The main issues that are exposed in this context include the relationship between an agent and the agent’s capacity for perception and cognition, as well as the crucial Sāṃkhya-Yoga distinction between ‘a doer’ and ‘the self ’. The agent’s self-awareness and his or her moral self-esteem are also briefly examined. Moreover, the efficiency of action in present and future is discussed (i.e. karman, karmāśaya, saṃskāra, vāsanā, along with the criteria of a right act accomplished through meditative insight (samādhi and moral discipline (yama.

  1. "Merging Yoga and Occupational Therapy (MY-OT): A feasibility and pilot study".

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    Schmid, Arlene A; Puymbroeck, Marieke Van; Portz, Jennifer D; Atler, Karen E; Fruhauf, Christine A

    2016-10-01

    To examine the feasibility and benefits of the Merging Yoga and Occupational Therapy (MY-OT) intervention. This is the primary analysis of a non-controlled pretest-posttest pilot study to understand the feasibility and impact of MY-OT on balance, balance self-efficacy, and fall risk factor management in people with chronic stroke. University research laboratory. People with chronic stroke were included in the study if they: had sustained a fall or had fear of falling, were able to stand, and hand impaired balance and were at risk for falls (≤46 on the Berg Balance Scale (BBS)). Individuals completed an 8 week intervention that included 16 sessions of both yoga and group occupational therapy (OT). Yoga included physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. OT focused on post-stroke fall risk factor management. The BBS was used to assess balance, the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) was used to measure balance self-efficacy. Five fall risk factor management scales were used. Overall, the intervention was considered feasible, as individuals were able to safely complete the intervention with little attrition and high attendance. Balance improved by 30% (p=0.002). Balance self-efficacy improved by 15% (p=0.034). Each of the five fall risk factor management scales improved, but only two significantly improved (Fall Prevention and Management Questionnaire, 29%, p=0.004 and Fall Prevention Strategy Survey, 42%, p=0.032). The results demonstrate that MY-OT is a potential intervention to improve multiple fall related outcomes for people with stroke. Therapists may consider these interventions for people with stroke, but additional research is warranted. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Radon og boligen

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    Rasmussen, Torben Valdbjørn

    Radon er en radioaktiv og sundhedsskadelig luftart, som ved indånding øger risikoen for lungekræft. Der er ingen dokumenteret nedre grænse for, hvornår radon er ufarligt. Derfor anbefales det, at man tilstræber et så lavt radonindhold i indeluften som muligt. Man kan hverken lugte, se, høre eller...... smage radon, så vil du vide, om du har radon i din bolig, må du måle radonindholdet i indeluften. Radon forekommer naturligt i jorden og kan suges ind sammen med jordluft, hvis der inde er et undertryk, og hvis konstruktionerne mod jord er utætte. Jordluft trænger ind gennem revner og utætte samlinger......, fx omkring rør til kloak, vand og varmeforsyning. Koncentrationen af radon i jorden varierer meget fra sted til sted, også lokalt og gennem året. Tidligere undersøgelser har vist, at der kan forekomme høje koncentrationer i Sydgrønland, specielt i området syd for Narsalik ved Paamiut, 61°30’N....

  3. Ford og fordismen

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    Wagner, Michael

    Fordismen var et epokegørende, nybrydende og vidtspændende globalt fænomen, som opstod i begyndelsen af det 20. århundrede. I sit udspring byggede ophavsmanden til fordismen, automobilkongen Henry Ford, på et utroligt solidt, billigt og driftsikkert produkt, nemlig automobilet Ford Model T....... Fordismen udvikler en helt ny industriel produktionsmåde beregnet til masseproduktion af varige forbrugsgoder og en samfundsfilosofi. Fordismens epoke skabte en helt ny økonomisk teori om massekonsumets betydning i samfundet. Henry Ford dikterede på grundlag af sin store og iøjnefaldende succes en totalitær...... fra 1908, hvor produktionen af Ford Model T blev indledt, og frem til efteråret 1929, da børsen i Wall Street krakkede og trak hele verdensøkonomien ind i en dyb og langvarig krise. Produktionen af Ford Model T var blevet indstillet to år forinden; da havde man rundet et antal på 15 millioner...

  4. Predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients.

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    Cramer, Holger; Lauche, Romy; Langhorst, Jost; Paul, Anna; Michalsen, Andreas; Dobos, Gustav

    2013-07-13

    Yoga seems to be an effective means to cope with a variety of internal medicine conditions. While characteristics of yoga users have been investigated in the general population, little is known about predictors of yoga use and barriers to yoga use in internal medicine patients. The aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to identify sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients. A cross-sectional analysis was conducted among all patients being referred to a Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine during a 3-year period. It was assessed whether patients had ever used yoga for their primary medical complaint, the perceived benefit, and the perceived harm of yoga practice. Potential predictors of yoga use including sociodemographic characteristics, health behavior, internal medicine diagnosis, general health status, mental health, satisfaction with health, and health locus of control were assessed; and associations with yoga use were tested using multiple logistic regression analysis. Odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated for significant predictors. Of 2486 participants, 303 (12.19%) reported having used yoga for their primary medical complaint. Of those, 184 (60.73%) reported benefits and 12 (3.96%) reported harms due to yoga practice. Compared to yoga non-users, yoga users were more likely to be 50-64 years old (OR = 1.45; 95%CI = 1.05-2.01; P = 0.025); female (OR = 2.45; 95%CI = 1.45-4.02; P internal health locus of control (OR = 1.92; 95%CI = 1.38-2.67; P internal integrative medicine patient population and was commonly perceived as beneficial. Yoga use was not associated with the patients' specific diagnosis but with sociodemographic factors, mental health, and health locus of control. To improve adherence to yoga practice, it should be considered that male, younger, and anxious patients and those with low internal health locus of control might be less intrinsically

  5. Teknologi og callcentre - mellem masseproduktion og service

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    Sørensen, Ole H.

    2007-01-01

    Artiklen diskuterer, på hvilken måde callcenter teknologier påvirker kvaliteten af arbejdet. Artiklen fokuserer specielt på, hvordan mulighederne for at relokalisere opkald internt i callcentre, til underleverandører og til/fra udlandet forøger arbejdsgivernes kontrol over arbejdsprocessen...

  6. Gadekunst og gentrificering

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    Samson, Kristine

    2011-01-01

    Inden for byudvikling er der på det seneste sket et paradigmeskifte fra den funktionalistiske planlægning mod performative og processuelle praksisser. PÅ denne udvidede byudviklingscene spiller den urbane kunst en væsentlig rolle. Street arten har aldrig tilhørt kulturinstitutionernes white cubes....... I stedet markerer street art et urbant territorier og kan pege frem mod fremtidige potentialer og udviklingsmuligheder. Artiklen argumenterer for, at street art kan ses som en performativ æstetik, der peger på et områdes igangværende gentrificeringsproces....

  7. Leg og dannelse

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    Skovbjerg, Helle Marie

    2017-01-01

    lederen i det pædagogiske tidskrift Asterisk: ”Leg i skolen, leg i klasserummet, ja legende læring i skolen udgør derimod en enorm, seriøs og ubrugt læringsressource – ikke alene med effekter på kreativiteten, men også på den faglige læring” (Holm, 2015, p. 2). Legens værdi gøres altså først og fremmest...

  8. Depresjon og kognitiv terapi

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    Blåfjelldal, Ida; Severinsen, Monica

    2008-01-01

    Kognitiv terapi er en form for psykoterapi, som tar sikte på behandlingen av psykiske lidelser. Vi har valgt å fokusere på behandlingen av deprimerte pasienter. Vi bruker enkle modeller og skjemaer for å belyse vår problemstilling, og forteller om kognitiv terapi. Vi viser hvordan pasienter kan ta i bruk et skjema som skal være til hjelp for å mestre en vanskelig situasjon. For å belyse dette tema har vi valgt å bruke sykepleieteoretikerne Watson og Orlando, som belyser ulike sider ved vårt t...

  9. Enriching Group Counseling through Integrating Yoga Concepts and Practices

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    Rybak, Christopher; Deuskar, Megha

    2010-01-01

    Integrating practices from yoga with group counseling offers many creative paths of therapeutic learning. While yoga emphasizes the increased sense of connection with the self, group counseling emphasizes the increased sense of authenticity in relationship with oneself and with others. Common aims of both yoga and counseling are liberation from…

  10. An update on mindfulness meditation as a self-help treatment for anxiety and depression

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    Edenfield TM

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Teresa M Edenfield, Sy Atezaz SaeedDepartment of Psychiatric Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USAAbstract: In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM treatments have increased in popularity. This is especially true for treatments that are related to exercise and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs in the treatment of both mental and physical illness. MBIs, such as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR, which are derived from ancient Buddhist and Yoga philosophies, have become popular treatments in contemporary psychotherapy. While there is growing evidence that supports the role of these interventions in relapse prevention, little is known about the role that MBIs play in the treatment of acute symptoms of depression and anxiety. Even less is known about the importance of specific components of MBIs (eg, mindfulness meditation [MM] and the overall impact that these interventions have on the experience or expression of psychological distress. Moreover, few studies have rigorously evaluated the dose-response relationship that is required to effect positive symptom change and the mechanisms of change that are responsible for observed improvements. This review will define meditation and mindfulness, discuss the relationship between stress and health and how MM relates to therapeutically engaging the relaxation response, and review the empirical findings that are related to the efficacy of MM in the treatment of depression and anxiety symptoms. Given the paucity of research that examines the applications of these treatments in clinical populations, the limitations of applying these findings to clinical samples will be mentioned. A brief review of the issues related to the possible mechanisms of change and the dose-response relationship regarding MBIs, particularly MM, will be provided. Finally, limitations of the extant literature and

  11. Regulation of the neural circuitry of emotion by compassion meditation: effects of meditative expertise.

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    Antoine Lutz

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Recent brain imaging studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI have implicated insula and anterior cingulate cortices in the empathic response to another's pain. However, virtually nothing is known about the impact of the voluntary generation of compassion on this network. To investigate these questions we assessed brain activity using fMRI while novice and expert meditation practitioners generated a loving-kindness-compassion meditation state. To probe affective reactivity, we presented emotional and neutral sounds during the meditation and comparison periods. Our main hypothesis was that the concern for others cultivated during this form of meditation enhances affective processing, in particular in response to sounds of distress, and that this response to emotional sounds is modulated by the degree of meditation training. The presentation of the emotional sounds was associated with increased pupil diameter and activation of limbic regions (insula and cingulate cortices during meditation (versus rest. During meditation, activation in insula was greater during presentation of negative sounds than positive or neutral sounds in expert than it was in novice meditators. The strength of activation in insula was also associated with self-reported intensity of the meditation for both groups. These results support the role of the limbic circuitry in emotion sharing. The comparison between meditation vs. rest states between experts and novices also showed increased activation in amygdala, right temporo-parietal junction (TPJ, and right posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS in response to all sounds, suggesting, greater detection of the emotional sounds, and enhanced mentation in response to emotional human vocalizations for experts than novices during meditation. Together these data indicate that the mental expertise to cultivate positive emotion alters the activation of circuitries previously linked to empathy and theory of mind in

  12. Ultrahromatizm as a Sound Meditation

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    Zaytseva Marina

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The article scientifically substantiates the insights on the theory and the practice of using microchromatic in modern musical art, defines compositional and expressive possibilities of microtonal system in the works of composers of XXI century. It justifies the author's interpretation of the concept of “ultrahromatizm”, as a principle of musical thinking, which is connected with the sound space conception as the space-time continuum. The paper identifies the correlation of the notions “microchromatism” and “ultrahromatizm”. If microchromosome is understood, first and for most, as the technique of dividing the sound into microparticles, ultrahromatizm is interpreted as the principle of musical and artistic consciousness, as the musical focus of consciousness on the formation of the specific model of sound meditation and understanding of the world.

  13. A randomized control trial of the effect of yoga on Gunas (personality and Self esteem in normal healthy volunteers

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    Deshpande Sudheer

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aims: To study the efficacy of yoga on Gunas (personality and self esteem in normal adults through a randomized comparative study. Materials and Methods: Of the 1228 persons who attended motivational lectures, 226 subjects aged 18-71 years, of both sexes, who satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and who consented to participate in the study were randomly allocated into two groups. The Yoga (Y group practised an integrated yoga module that included asanas, pranayama, meditation, notional correction, and devotional sessions. The comparison group practised mild to moderate physical exercises (PE. Both groups had supervised practices for one hour daily, six days a week, for eight weeks. Guna (personality was assessed before and after eight weeks using the self-administered "The ′Gita" Inventory of Personality" (GIN to assess Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas . Self esteem in terms of competency (COM, global self esteem (GSE, moral and self esteem (MSE, social esteem (SET, family self esteem (FSE, body and physical appearance (BPA, and the lie scale (LIS were assessed using the self esteem questionnaire (SEQ. Results: The baseline scores for all domains for both the groups did not differ significantly ( P > 0.05 independent samples t-test. There were significant pre-post improvements in all domains in both groups ( P < 0.001 paired t-test. The number of persons who showed improvement in Sattva and decrease in Tamas was significant in the Y but not in the PE group (McNemar test. The effect size for self esteem in the Y group is greater than for the PE group in three out of seven domains. Conclusions: This randomized controlled study has shown the influence of Yoga on Gunas and self esteem in comparison to physical exercise.

  14. Meditation

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    Howard, Ashley

    2018-01-01

    This exhibition presents an assessment of the notable influences experienced in Japan on the work of Ashley Howard. Howard's theme of interpretation over replication explores the notion of influence and dialogue between the Far Eastern and his own cultural background; in this case, through citing his work in a western architectural setting.

  16. Randomized controlled trial of yogic meditation techniques for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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    Shannahoff-Khalsa, D S; Ray, L E; Levine, S; Gallen, C C; Schwartz, B J; Sidorowich, J J

    1999-12-01

    The objective of this study was to compare efficacy of two meditation protocols for treating patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Patients were randomized to two groups-matched for sex, age, and medication status-and blinded to the comparison protocol. They were told the trial would last for 12 months, unless one protocol proved to be more efficacious. If so, groups would merge, and the group that received the less efficacious treatment would also be afforded 12 months of the more effective one. The study was conducted at Children's Hospital, San Diego, Calif. Patients were selected according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition-Revised (DSM-III-R) criteria and recruited by advertisements and referral. At baseline, Group 1 included 11 adults and 1 adolescent, and Group 2 included 10 adults. Group 1 employed a kundalini yoga meditation protocol and Group 2 employed the Relaxation Response plus Mindfulness Meditation technique. Baseline and 3-month interval testing was conducted using the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), Symptoms Checklist-90-Revised Obsessive Compulsive (SCL-90-R OC) and Global Severity Index (SCL-90-R GSI) scales, Profile of Moods scale (POMS), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and Purpose in Life (PIL) test. Seven adults in each group completed 3 months of therapy. At 3 months, Group 1 demonstrated greater improvements (Student's independent groups t-test) on the Y-BOCS, SCL-90-R OC and GSI scales, and POMS, and greater but nonsignificant improvements on the PSS and PIL test. An intent-to-treat analysis (Y-BOCS) for the baseline and 3-month tests showed that only Group 1 improved. Within-group statistics (Student's paired t-tests) showed that Group 1 significantly improved on all six scales, but Group 2 had no improvements. Groups were merged for an additional year using Group 1 techniques. At 15 months, the final group (N=11) improved 71%, 62%, 66%, 74%, 39%, and 23%, respectively, on

  17. Professor og DMI

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    Kaas, Eigil

    2010-01-01

    Det er koldt, og det har det været længe. Sammen med sneen har det en selvforstærkende effekt på vintervejret, forklarer professor og meteorolog. Kulde: - Det er koldt, fordi vinden kommer fra et sted, hvor det er koldt. Det er den enkle forklaring på, at Danmark og store dele af Europa lige nu...... oplever meget lave temperaturer - og for Danmarks vedkommende en usædvanlig lang periode med vintervejr. Forklaringen kommer fra professor Eigil Kaas fra Niels Bohr Instituttet ved Københavns Universitet. Han forklarer til jp.dk, at vintervejret dog er betinget af den mere eller mindre tilfældige måde...

  18. Etik og normativitet

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    2012-01-01

    betydningsfuldt, når det udforskede felt kun vanskeligt overlever (Jahoda 1972 (1933)). I 1970’erne adresserer Skjervheim problemstillingen, som forholdet mellem at være deltager eller tilskuer. Hvor forskeren ifølge Skjervheim ikke har andet valg, end at være deltager i det udforskede felt og må tage sit eget...... Nielsen 2005, Egmose 2011, Husted og Tofteng 2006, 2007). Et andet er PAR traditionen, der går mere direkte ind i arbejdet med at definere en etik i aktionsforskningen (s relationer) (Fals Borda og Rahman 1992, Brydon-Miller 2008).......Aktionsforskningens tidligste videnskabsteorietiske overvejelser springer i meget høj grad fra forestillingen om forskerens/forskningens rolle. Hvad er det forskningen kan og skal i et felt? På mange måder er de første erkendelser af dette samstemmende med den samfundsvidenskabelige...

  19. Plan og virkelighed

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    Kaufmann, E.

    Der er dén bagside ved altid at se fremad og lægge planer, at man ikke rigtigt får tid til at se bagud og lære af sine fejl. I denne bog er det imidlertid forsøgt at se tilbage på to mindre planer, som blev lagt for 20 år siden. Hvordan svarer virkelighed til plan?......Der er dén bagside ved altid at se fremad og lægge planer, at man ikke rigtigt får tid til at se bagud og lære af sine fejl. I denne bog er det imidlertid forsøgt at se tilbage på to mindre planer, som blev lagt for 20 år siden. Hvordan svarer virkelighed til plan?...

  20. Bindingssystemer og deres anvendelse

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    Benetti, Ana Raquel; Peutzfeldt, Anne

    2016-01-01

    I denne artikel gennemgås litteraturen med særligt fokus på ydeevnen af de bindingssystemer, som anvendes i dag. I PubMed-databasen søgtes efter emneordene ”dental adhesive” og publikationer fra de sidste fem år blev prioriteret. Så vidt muligt fokuseredes på meta-analyser af de begrænsede kliniske...... og diskuteres. Etch & rinse og selvætsende bindingssystemer har været længst på markedet, og for nogle af disse systemer viser kliniske data god retentionsevne. Da de universelle bindingssystemer er relativt nye, er kliniske studier med længere opfølgningstid begrænsede. De få eksisterende studier...

  1. Sindsvidde og inklusion

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    Korsgaard, Morten Timmermann

    2016-01-01

    I denne artikel kastes et utraditionelt blik på den teoretiske og politiske inklusionsdagsorden. Med udgangspunkt i Hannah Arendt's tænkning forsøges det at ’fremmedgøre’ inklusionsbegrebet, for at kunne etablere et nyt vokabular for, hvad det er vi bør tale om i forhold til at udvikle skolen og...... børnenes evne til at indlemme det som er anderledes og det som er fremmed i skolens fællesskab. Derpå følger et forsøg på at re-pædagogisere det at tale om forskellighed og fællesskab i skolen. Igen med udgangspunkt i centrale begreber hos Arendt fremskrives et perspektiv på fællesskab der kunne danne...

  2. Bogen og folket

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    Ladegaard, Jakob

    lyset af Den Franske Revolutions demokratidebat, vil man se, at de ofte også har en politisk dimension. Romantikkens dyrkelse af geniet medfører en udforskning af forholdet mellem de dannede eliter og det jævne folk, dens besættelse af kærlighed rummer idealer om fællesskabets samliv, og dens ideer om......Romantikken bliver ofte fremstillet som en apolitisk eller konservativ strømning i europæisk litteratur, hvor forfattere vendte samfundet ryggen for at fortabe sig i naturen og dyrke det åndelige liv. Men det er på tide at begrave de gamle domme over romantisk litteratur: Læser man epokens værker i...

  3. Salt og forbrugervalg

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    Mørk, Trine; Grunert, Klaus G

    af saltreducerede fødevarer og deres købsintention af disse. Dette blev undersøgt ved at måle forbrugerens viden om salt, anvendelse af salt, ønske om reduktion af salt og købsintention af saltreducerede fødevarer i en web-baseret undersøgelse. Efter den web-baserede undersøgelse, blev de samme mål...... undersøgt, men i et supermarked, hvor deltagerne blev inddelt i fire grupper for at undersøge effekten af priming og saltmærkning. Desuden blev der foretaget 15 kvalitative interviews, for at studere hvem og hvad der karakteriserer de deltagere i eksperimentet, som enten ender med ingen salt......-reducerede produkter at købe eller som ender med at købe alle de salt-reducerede produkter....

  4. Effect of Dynamic Meditation on Mental Health.

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    Iqbal, Naved; Singh, Archana; Aleem, Sheema

    2016-02-01

    Although traditional meditation has been found to be effective in improving physical and mental health of subjects, there was a paucity of research of the effect of active or dynamic meditation on these variables. Therefore, the present study was aimed at studying the effect of dynamic meditation on mental health of the subjects. Total sample of the present study comprised 60 subjects, 30 each in experimental and control group. Subjects in experimental group were given 21-day training in dynamic meditation. Mental health of the experimental and control group subjects was measured in pre- and post-condition with the help of Mental Health Inventory developed by Jagadish and Srivastava (Mental Health inventory, Manovaigyanik Parikshan Sansthan, Varanasi, 1983). Obtained data were analyzed with the help of ANCOVA. In post-condition, experimental group scored better than control group on integration of personality, autonomy and environmental mastery. Effect sizes of dynamic meditation on these dimensions of mental health were large. However, experimental group and control group did not differ significantly on positive self-evaluation, perception of reality and group-oriented attitude dimensions of mental health in post-condition. Overall, dynamic meditation training was effective in improving mental health of the subjects.

  5. A Methodological Review of Meditation Research

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    Thomas, John W.; Cohen, Marc

    2014-01-01

    Despite over 50 years of research into the states of consciousness induced by various meditation practices, no clear neurophysiological signatures of these states have been found. Much of this failure can be attributed to the narrow range of variables examined in most meditation studies, with the focus being restricted to a search for correlations between neurophysiological measures and particular practices, without documenting the content and context of these practices. We contend that more meaningful results can be obtained by expanding the methodological paradigm to include multiple domains including: the cultural setting (“the place”), the life situation of the meditator (“the person”), details of the particular meditation practice (‘the practice’), and the state of consciousness of the meditator (“the phenomenology”). Inclusion of variables from all these domains will improve the ability to predict the psychophysiological variables (“the psychophysiology”) associated with specific meditation states and thus explore the mysteries of human consciousness. PMID:25071607

  6. Til fiktiv samtale om dannelse og kompetencer

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    Brok, Lene Storgaard

    2016-01-01

    Grundtvig, Brandes og andre betydningsfulde personer deltager i fiktiv samtale om dannelse og kompetencer......Grundtvig, Brandes og andre betydningsfulde personer deltager i fiktiv samtale om dannelse og kompetencer...

  7. Prinsessepiger og popkultur

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    Johansen, Stine Liv

    2009-01-01

    I børnehaven Mejsen har en flok piger leget med billeder. Med afsæt i en collage af fotokopierede Bratz-prinsesser har pigerne lavet en fortælling, som er blevet fotograferet, printet ud og hængt op. En anden dag er pigerne selv blevet fotograferet, på en tur en vinterdag. Også disse billeder er...

  8. Stigma og psykiske lidelser

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    Nøhr Christensen, Rikke; Bengtsson, Steen

    Mange mennesker er i forskelligt omfang berørt af psykisk lidelse, men alligevel er psykisk lidelse ikke noget, vi er gode til at tale om og få sat på dagsordenen i den offentlige debat. Det skyldes bl.a., at psykisk lidelse er behæftet med en række fordomme, tabuer og ikke mindst uvidenhed. Vi v...

  9. Plast og Brand

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    Jensen, Jens Kristian Jehrbo

    Dette skrift behandler emnet: plast og brand set i relation til anvendelserne i byggeriet. Den udstrakte brug af plastmaterialer gør det nødvendigt at være opmærksom på forhold vedrørende termisk nedbrydning af brand. En analyse af plastmaterialer kan foretages ved hjælp af ret simple prøver , og...

  10. Oplevelser. Koblinger og transformationer

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    Jantzen, Christian; Jensen, Jens Frederik

    Oplevelser er mellemledet mellem sansning of erfaring. Når vi oplever noget, knyttes der indsigt, mening og formål på vores indtryk. Oplevelser får os til at erkende vores omverden og os selv på nye spændende måder. Oplevelsesøkonomi drejer sig i den sammenhæng om nye kreative tilgange til produk...

  11. Frafald og engagement

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    Jørgensen, Christian Helms; Pedersen, Lene Tanggaard; Nielsen, Klaus

    Denne rapport beskriver de første resultater fra den kvalitative del af et forskningsprojekt om frafald og fastholdelse i dansk erhvervsuddannelse finansieret af Det Strategiske Forskningsråd i perioden 2009-2012. Resultaterne bygger på de første elevinterview gennemført i efteråret 2009 og fokus...... fokuserer eksplicit på elevernes oplevelse af eget engagement eller mangel på samme på erhvervsskolernes grundforløb....

  12. Sanskrit og Latin

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    Bang, Peter Fibiger

    2008-01-01

    Denne kronik præsenterer ligheder påpeget af ny forskning mellem den måde latin og sanskrit fungerede på som kosmopolitiske elitesprog. Udgivelsesdato: 1-7. Aug.......Denne kronik præsenterer ligheder påpeget af ny forskning mellem den måde latin og sanskrit fungerede på som kosmopolitiske elitesprog. Udgivelsesdato: 1-7. Aug....

  13. Film og historie

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    2016-01-01

    Valg af materiale/medie/form: Video med person og skærm til MOOC for elever Valg af arbejdsform: Mundtlig og visuel præsentation af analysemodel trin for trin - som opsamling på enkeltelementer præsenteret i resten af MOOC'et Begrundelse for valg af materiale/medie/form/arbejdsform: Forsøg på at ...

  14. Produktstrukturer og produktmodellering

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    Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    1998-01-01

    Paperet beskriver erfaringer opbygning af en struktureringsteori set i relation til anvendelse i produktmodellering. Det væsentligste bidrag er definition af en product familiy master plan, der udgør kernen i en produktmodel. En produktfamily master plan defnieres i paperet som et system besående...... af fire komponenter: en generisk produktstruktur, views, klassebibliotek og bindinger. Product family master planen er implemeteret i en industrivirksomhed og væsentlige rationaliseringer af konstruktionsarbejdet er opnået....

  15. Hoftebrot og kognitiv svikt

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    Rørvik, Kim Andre

    2016-01-01

    Bakgrunn for val av tema Etter å ha jobba ekstravakter som sjukepleiarstudent på ortopedisk avdeling har eg erfart at veldig mange eldre blir innlagt på sengeposten etter at dei har pådratt seg eit hoftebrot. Eg har observert at det til tider kan bli veldig komplisert sidan ein del pasientar har redusert kognitiv funksjon og ikkje klarer å ta til seg informasjon eller instruksjonar som blir gitt. Problemstilling Korleis mobilisere pasientar med hoftebrot og kognitiv svikt? Framgan...

  16. Historieformidling, Industrimuseet og intrface

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    Thorhauge, Sally; Olsen, David Holt

    2012-01-01

    Hvad får de unge ud af at komme på museet og gennemføre et undervisningsforløb, hvor de kastes ud i at skulle samarbejde i grupper om at løse opgaver i uvante rammer, og hvor de oven i købet har andre professionelle end deres lærere at spørge til råds? Hvordan er museet som læringsmiljø anderledes...

  17. Lys og Energi

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    Christoffersen, Jens; Hansen, Ellen Kathrine; Hilberth, Thomas

    2004-01-01

    En vigtig målsætning i projektet ”Transparente solceller – fremtidens energiproducerende solafskærmning” er at beskrive hvordan PEC cellen kan og bør indgå i byggeriet. For at skabe et bredt og solid fundament i dette arbejdet, har projektet i to omgange gået i aktiv dialog med de studerende ved ...

  18. Profession, holdning og habitus

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    Ejrnæs, Morten; Monrad, Merete

    2013-01-01

    Uoverensstemmelser mellem pædagoger og småbørnsforældre i daginstitutioner kan være afgørende for forældresamarbejdet, forældrenes tilfredshed og pædagogernes arbejdsliv. Sådanne uoverensstemmelser eller deciderede konflikter kan opstå af forskellige årsager. Særligt kan forskelle i gruppernes vi...

  19. Perceptions of hatha yoga amongst persistently depressed individuals enrolled in a trial of yoga for depression.

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    Uebelacker, Lisa A; Kraines, Morganne; Broughton, Monica K; Tremont, Geoffrey; Gillette, L Tom; Epstein-Lubow, Gary; Abrantes, Ana M; Battle, Cynthia; Miller, Ivan W

    2017-10-01

    To understand depressed individuals' experiences in a 10-week hatha yoga program. In a randomized controlled trial, participants were assigned to either 10 weeks of hatha yoga classes or a health education control group. This report includes responses from participants in yoga classes. At the start of classes, average depression symptom severity level was moderate. After 10 weeks of yoga classes, we asked participants (n=50) to provide written responses to open-ended questions about what they liked about classes, what they did not like or did not find helpful, and what they learned. We analyzed qualitative data using thematic analysis. Elements of yoga classes that may increase acceptability for depressed individuals include having instructors who promote a non-competitive and non-judgmental atmosphere, who are knowledgeable and able to provide individualized attention, and who are kind and warm. Including depression-related themes in classes, teaching mindfulness, teaching breathing exercises, and providing guidance for translating class into home practice may help to make yoga effective for targeting depression. Participants' comments reinforced the importance of aspects of mindfulness, such as attention to the present moment and acceptance of one's self and one's experience, as potential mechanisms of action. Other potential mechanisms include use of breathing practices in everyday life and the biological mechanisms that underlie the positive impact of yogic breathing. The most serious concern highlighted by a few participants was the concern that the yoga classes were too difficult given their physical abilities. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Uddannelse og social innovation

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    Rasmussen, Palle

    2012-01-01

    Social innovation handler om at udvikle af innovative svar på samfundsmæssige behov, som ikke i tilstrækkeligt omfang dækkes af eksisterende former for privat eller offentlig service. Der er oftest tale om svar, som udvikles af ikke-kommercielle organisationer og aktører gennem kreative processer...... med et væsentligt element af initiativ ”nedefra”. Uddannelse er et af de områder, hvor social innovation både historisk og aktuelt har haft betydning. Historisk er der gennem sociale innovationsprocesser blevet udkrystalliseret former for uddannelse, som har imødekommet væsentlige behov for oplysning...... og kompetence, og som på nogle områder har opnået lang levetid. Fremkomsten og udbredelsen af folkehøjskoler er et centralt eksempel. Ligesom anden innovation sker social innovation inden for rammerne et kompleks af strukturer og institutioner, som kan kaldes et national innovationssystem. Artiklen...

  1. Strategisk compliance og regulering

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    Kühn Pedersen, Mogens

    2016-01-01

    Denne artikel introducerer strategisk compliance og påpeger dens samspil med klassiske og nyere former for reguleringer i digital værdiskabelse. Konteksten er den digitale økonomi, som vokser frem imellem den materielle økonomis bærepiller: Virksomheder og markeder, men består af en helt ny...... materialitet, som er det digitale univers og dets modsvarighed i nye krav til compliance. Den nye materialitet stiller nye krav, hvad angår digitale processer og transaktioner. Klassisk regulering, som aktører ikke selv kan ændre, støder på egenregulering, hvor aktørerne selv opsætter regler for at skabe...... digital værdi. Dette kalder på strategisk compliance. Med digitalisering er strategisk compliance sat på dagsordnen i reguleringsdebatten. Vi hævder, at regulering og egenregulering kan komme til at virke komplementært i det post-industrielle, digitaliserede samfund....

  2. Mobning og social eksklusionsangst

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    Søndergaard, Dorte Marie

    2009-01-01

    afgørende hvilke tænketeknologier, de gør brug af i deres aflæsning af det, der foregår. Der er, som Dorte Marie Søndergaard skriver i sin artikel, Mobning og social eksklusionsangst, afgørende forskel på, om man i forbindelse med børns gensidige foragtproduktion, bruger en skyldsfokuserende tænketeknologi......, der får både børn og voksne til at søge efter en skyldig aggressor og et afmægtigt offer; eller om man bruger en tænketeknologi med fokus på sociale processer, og dermed retter blikket mod de dynamikker mellem børnene, der gør det oplagt for nogle børn at deltage aktivt i cirkulationen af foragt og...... sociale dynamikker, der for tiden findes i denne klasse, at gribe til netop den form for gensidig aflæsning? Hvad er det, de ønsker, frygter, tror etc., som får dem til at gribe til foragtproduktion i stedet for at gøre så meget andet, der også ville kunne tænkes oplagt, når man går i klasse med hinanden...

  3. Sport og etik

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    Møller, Rasmus Bysted

    Sportsidealismens grundsyn på forholdet mellem sport og moral har længe domineret sportsetikken. Opfattelsen, der går ud på, at sporten udgør frugtbar jord for dyrkelse af et moralsk sindelag, fordi sporten indeholder en moralsk dimension i kraft af sin egen-natur, understøttes ikke af den...... forholdet mellem sport og moral kom således til at bekræfte og delvist forklare empirien på området. Endeligt kunne sportsidealismens hovedtese tilbagevises, for så vidt at den omhandler forholdet mellem sport og moral i dette sidste ords moderne betydning. Dette skete i artiklens afsluttende fjerde afsnit......, hvor forskellen mellem antik og moderne etik blev tydeliggjort. På baggrund af den præsenterede undersøgelse af forholdet mellem sport og moral kan vi konkludere, at sporten isoleret set ikke egner sig som arnested for udviklingen af et moralsk sindelag, idet sporten ikke indeholder den af...

  4. Effect of 11 months of yoga training on cardiorespiratory responses during the actual practice of Surya Namaskar.

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    Sinha, Biswajit; Sinha, Tulika Dasgupta

    2014-01-01

    Surya Namaskar (SN), a popular traditional Indian yogic practice, includes practicing 12 physical postures with alternate forward and backward bending movement of the body along with deep breathing maneuvers. The practice of SN has become popular among yoga practitioners and other fitness conscious people. The long-term effect of practicing SN and other yogic practices on cardiorespiratory responses during SN are lacking. The present study was conducted to study the effect of yogic training on various cardiorespiratory responses during the SN practice in yoga trainees after a time interval of 3, 6, and 11 months. The present study was conducted on 9 healthy male Army soldiers who underwent training in various yoga postures including SN, meditation, and pranayama for 1 h daily for 11 months. First, second, and third phase of the study was conducted in the laboratory after completion of 3, 6, and 11 months of the yoga training. The participants performed SN along with other yogic practices in the laboratory as per their daily practice schedule. The cardiorespiratory responses of the volunteers were recorded during actual practice of SN. One-way repeated measure ANOVA followed by Tukey HSD. Oxygen consumption and heart rate during actual practice of SN was 0.794 ± 0.252, 0.738 ± 0.229, and 0.560 ± 0.165 L/min and 92.1 ± 11.6, 97.9 ± 7.3 and 87.4 ± 9.2 beats/min respectively at 1(st) , 2(nd) , and 3(rd) phase of yoga training. Minute ventilation and tidal volume also reduced from 19.9 ± 4.65 to 17.8 ± 4.41 L/min and 1.091 ± 0.021 to 0.952 L/breath from 1(st) phase to 3(rd) phase of yoga training. However, respiratory parameters like breathing rate (fR) did not show any reduction across the three phases. The results of the present study indicated that yogic training caused conditioning of cardiorespiratory parameters except fR, which did not reduce across three phases of training.

  5. Effect of 11 months of yoga training on cardiorespiratory responses during the actual practice of Surya Namaskar

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    Biswajit Sinha

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Surya Namaskar (SN, a popular traditional Indian yogic practice, includes practicing 12 physical postures with alternate forward and backward bending movement of the body along with deep breathing maneuvers. The practice of SN has become popular among yoga practitioners and other fitness conscious people. The long-term effect of practicing SN and other yogic practices on cardiorespiratory responses during SN are lacking. Aim: The present study was conducted to study the effect of yogic training on various cardiorespiratory responses during the SN practice in yoga trainees after a time interval of 3, 6, and 11 months. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on 9 healthy male Army soldiers who underwent training in various yoga postures including SN, meditation, and pranayama for 1 h daily for 11 months. First, second, and third phase of the study was conducted in the laboratory after completion of 3, 6, and 11 months of the yoga training. The participants performed SN along with other yogic practices in the laboratory as per their daily practice schedule. The cardiorespiratory responses of the volunteers were recorded during actual practice of SN. Statistical Analysis: One-way repeated measure ANOVA followed by Tukey HSD. Results: Oxygen consumption and heart rate during actual practice of SN was 0.794 ± 0.252, 0.738 ± 0.229, and 0.560 ± 0.165 L/min and 92.1 ± 11.6, 97.9 ± 7.3 and 87.4 ± 9.2 beats/min respectively at 1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd phase of yoga training. Minute ventilation and tidal volume also reduced from 19.9 ± 4.65 to 17.8 ± 4.41 L/min and 1.091 ± 0.021 to 0.952 L/breath from 1 st phase to 3 rd phase of yoga training. However, respiratory parameters like breathing rate (f R did not show any reduction across the three phases. Conclusion: The results of the present study indicated that yogic training caused conditioning of cardiorespiratory parameters except f R, which did not reduce across three

  6. A study of structure of phenomenology of consciousness in meditative and non-meditative states.

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    Venkatesh, S; Raju, T R; Shivani, Y; Tompkins, G; Meti, B L

    1997-04-01

    Twelve senior Kundalini (Chakra) meditators were assessed during meditation session and non-meditation or control session using Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory. The data has been analyzed using structural analysis to measure the altered state of consciousness and the identity state by comparing meditative state with non-meditative state. The structural analysis of pattern of consciousness during the meditative state revealed altered experience in perception (percentile rank PR = 90), meaning (PR = 82) and time sense (PR = 87), while positive affect dimension showed increased joy (PR = 73) and love (PR = 67). The imagery vividness (PR = 72), self-awareness (PR = 77), rationality (PR = 73) and arousal (PR = 69) were found to be structurally different from the ordinary state. With regards to identity state meditative experience was found to produce statistically significant changes in terms of intensity in meaning (P < 0.05), time sense (P < 0.05), joy (P < 0.05), love (P < 0.05) and state of awareness (P < 0.01). Our results indicate that long term practice of meditation appears to produce structural as well as intensity changes in phenomenological experiences of consciousness.

  7. Yoga in school settings: a research review.

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    Khalsa, Sat Bir S; Butzer, Bethany

    2016-06-01

    Research on the efficacy of yoga for improving mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral health characteristics in school settings is a recent but growing field of inquiry. This systematic review of research on school-based yoga interventions published in peer-reviewed journals offers a bibliometric analysis that identified 47 publications. The studies from these publications have been conducted primarily in the United States (n = 30) and India (n = 15) since 2005, with the majority of studies (n = 41) conducted from 2010 onward. About half of the publications were of studies at elementary schools; most (85%) were conducted within the school curriculum, and most (62%) also implemented a formal school-based yoga program. There was a high degree of variability in yoga intervention characteristics, including overall duration, and the number and duration of sessions. Most of these published research trials are preliminary in nature, with numerous study design limitations, including limited sample sizes (median = 74; range = 20-660) and relatively weak research designs (57% randomized controlled trials, 19% uncontrolled trials), as would be expected in an infant research field. Nevertheless, these publications suggest that yoga in the school setting is a viable and potentially efficacious strategy for improving child and adolescent health and therefore worthy of continued research. © 2016 New York Academy of Sciences.

  8. Yoga and substance use disorders: A narrative review.

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    Sarkar, Siddharth; Varshney, Mohit

    2017-02-01

    Yoga has been utilized for promotion of health and alleviating distress. It has also been used as a therapeutic measure in the field of mental health, including substance use disorders. This narrative review discusses the literature pertaining to use of yoga in the treatment of substance use disorders. The evidence base especially with regards to randomized trials is presented. The possible mechanisms how yoga might be helpful in the treatment of substance use disorders are explored. Subsequently, implications of yoga in clinical practice are elaborated, followed by examination of the issues in interpretation of the literature of published yoga related studies. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Mental sundhed, klasse og livshistorie

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    Dybbroe, Betina

    2016-01-01

    Kapitlet stiller spørgsmål til, hvordan klasserelationer påvirker identitet og handlerummet for børn og deres familier, og skaber betydninger for ulige sundhed. De empiriske eksempler som bidrager til analysen er hentet fra psykiatrisk praksis, hvori børn og familier indgår i relationer til behan...... behandlere og sundhedssystem, og hvori sygdomskategoriseringer skabes. Her får vi et indblik i, hvordan ulige mental sundhed indgår i komplekse sociale livsmønstre af social ulighed, reproduceret over flere generationer....

  10. Umberto Eco og fortolkningens semiotik

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    Frandsen, Finn

    1997-01-01

    En analyse af spørgsmålet om fortolkningens muligheder og grænser, sådan som det bliver formuleret og besvaret i den italienske semiotiker Umberto Ecos teoretiske forfatterskab. Problemstillingen - og dens transformationer hvad angår såvel metasprog, omfang, niveau og fokus - følges fra begyndelsen...... af 60'erne, hvor Eco er inspireret af fænomenologi og hermeneutik (f.eks. i Opera aperta), til begyndelsen af 90'erne, hvor han arbejder med tekstpragmatik og receptionssemiotik. (f.eks. i I limiti dell'interpretazione)...

  11. Team og test

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    Fryd, Krogh, Pernille

    Afhandlingen TEAM & TEST er en systemteoretisk og komparativ interviewundersøgelse af implementeringen af accountability-reformpolitik i grundskolen i Danmark og USA. Formålet med afhandlingen er at frembringe forskningsbaseret viden om accountability-reformpolitikkens mulige indvirkning på...... skolelederes og læreres selvforståelse og pædagogiske praksis i den offentlige grundskole i Danmark og USA. Undersøgelsen identificerer en række forskningsresultater, der indikerer, at selvstyrende teamorganisering, som ramme omkring samarbejdet om implementering af nationale standarder og test, ikke altid har...

  12. Rekruttering og fastholdelse af seniorer

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    Luccat, Dorte

    Denne undersøgelse har til formål at afdække holdninger, praksis, barrierer og muligheder i forhold til rekruttering og fastholdelse af seniorer. Undersøgelsen er baseret på 19 kvalitative interviews med henholdsvis tillidsrepræsentanter og personaleledere på 13 forskellige arbejdspladser. De...... udvalgte arbejdspladser repræsenterer såvel den offentlige som den private sektor samt større (mindst 50 ansatte) og mindre (under 50 ansatte) arbejdspladser. Vi har endvidere besøgt virksomheder, der henholdsvis har og ikke har seniorer ansat, for at indsamle information om holdninger og praksis fra flere...

  13. Lokalisering av arbeidsplasser og boliger

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    Næss, Petter

    2011-01-01

    En miljømessig effektiv lokalisering av arbeidsplasser og boliger sikter mot å begrense - og helst redusere - biltrafikk og miljøproblemer knyttet til bytransport, sammenliknet med alternative lokaliseringer. En effektiv transportmessig lokalisering kan også bidra til å redusere tap av verdifulle...... arealer (f eks jordbruksareal eller natur- og friluftsområder) utenfor dagens tettstedsgrense. Tiltaket må samtidig utformes slik at en kan bevare viktige bomiljøkvaliteter og så mye som mulig av de grønne arealene innenfor tettbebyggelsen....

  14. Just-in-Time og Lean Manufacturing

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    Michelsen, Aage U.

    2004-01-01

    Filosofi, principper og teknikker i JIT. Princip i Kanban-styring og dimensionering af et Kanban-system. Lean Thinking og Value Stream Mapping.......Filosofi, principper og teknikker i JIT. Princip i Kanban-styring og dimensionering af et Kanban-system. Lean Thinking og Value Stream Mapping....

  15. Børns leg og eksperimenterende virksomhed

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    Damgaard Warrer, Sarah; Broström, Stig

    Børns leg og eksperimenterende virksomhed er et rigt felt med mange perspektiver, indgangsvinkler og nuancer. I denne bog kædes leg og det eksperimenterende og skabende sammen som to gensidigt forbundne fænomener og belyses i pædagogisk og didaktisk perspektiv. Desuden beskrives potentialet i båd...

  16. Webdesign, benspænd og ikoner

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    Engholm, Ida

    2014-01-01

    Web (www) i 1993 blev nettet også forsynet med billeder, lyd, grafik og animationer, og det blev nemmere for ikke-teknisk kyndige brugere at benytte det. Dermed blev det for alvor også relevant at interessere sig for, hvordan man gav grafisk og interaktiv form til websites, søgemaskiner og andre...

  17. Barriers in the path of yoga practice: An online survey

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    H V Dayananda

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Clinical benefits of yoga have been well explored, but factors contributing to adherence to regular yoga practice are not well studied. Aims: To study the factors influencing adherence to yoga practices on those participants who have completed 1-month Yoga Instructors′ course from a yoga university. Settings and Design: Online survey was conducted on participants who had finished 1-month Yoga Instructors′ course at a yoga university. Materials and Methods: Online survey was conducted using Survey Monkey web portal with response rate of 42.5%. A total of 1355 participants were approached. Demographic items and a checklist of 21 items on a 5-point likert scale were prepared based on traditional yoga texts. A few items to assess modern lifestyle barriers were also included. Statistical Analysis: One-sample proportion test with chi square statistics was used for analysis. Results: Irregularity in lifestyle, family commitments, and occupational commitments are perceived as significant strong barriers. Dullness, excessive talking, strictly adhering to rules, laziness, physical and mental overexertion, fickleness and wandering of mind, unsteadiness of mind, procrastination, and oversleeping are considered as significant barriers of moderate nature. Conclusions: Modern lifestyle is the major challenge for yoga practitioners to adhere to regular practice of yoga. To address this, attention is required in strengthening the lifestyle management and the spiritual dimension of yoga practice as the spiritual component seems to be side-tracked.

  18. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Yoga as Remedial Therapy

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    Vijaya Kavuri

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS is a group of symptoms manifesting as a functional gastrointestinal (GI disorder in which patients experience abdominal pain, discomfort, and bloating that is often relieved with defecation. IBS is often associated with a host of secondary comorbidities such as anxiety, depression, headaches, and fatigue. In this review, we examined the basic principles of Pancha Kosha (five sheaths of human existence concept from an Indian scripture Taittiriya Upanishad and the pathophysiology of a disease from the Yoga approach, Yoga Vasistha’s Adhi (originated from mind and Vyadhi (ailment/disease concept. An analogy between the age old, the most profound concept of Adhi-Vyadhi, and modern scientific stress-induced dysregulation of brain-gut axis, as it relates to IBS that could pave way for impacting IBS, is emphasized. Based on these perspectives, a plausible Yoga module as a remedial therapy is provided to better manage the primary and secondary symptoms of IBS.

  19. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Yoga as Remedial Therapy

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    Kavuri, Vijaya; Raghuram, Nagarathna; Malamud, Ariel; Selvan, Senthamil R.

    2015-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms manifesting as a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder in which patients experience abdominal pain, discomfort, and bloating that is often relieved with defecation. IBS is often associated with a host of secondary comorbidities such as anxiety, depression, headaches, and fatigue. In this review, we examined the basic principles of Pancha Kosha (five sheaths of human existence) concept from an Indian scripture Taittiriya Upanishad and the pathophysiology of a disease from the Yoga approach, Yoga Vasistha's Adhi (originated from mind) and Vyadhi (ailment/disease) concept. An analogy between the age old, the most profound concept of Adhi-Vyadhi, and modern scientific stress-induced dysregulation of brain-gut axis, as it relates to IBS that could pave way for impacting IBS, is emphasized. Based on these perspectives, a plausible Yoga module as a remedial therapy is provided to better manage the primary and secondary symptoms of IBS. PMID:26064164

  20. Intensive meditation for refractory pain and symptoms.

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    Goyal, Madhav; Haythornthwaite, Jennifer; Levine, David; Becker, Diane; Vaidya, Dhananjay; Hill-Briggs, Felicia; Ford, Daniel

    2010-06-01

    The objective of this study was to assess patient interest in intensive meditation training for chronic symptoms. This was a cross-sectional anonymous survey among six chronic disease clinics in Baltimore including Chronic Kidney Disease, Crohn's Disease, Headache, Renal Transplant Recipients, General Rheumatology, and lupus clinic. Subjects were 1119 consecutive patients registering for their appointments at these clinics. Outcome measures were 6-month pain, global symptomatology, four-item perceived stress scale, use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, and attitudes toward use of meditation for managing symptoms. We then gave a scripted description of an intensive, 10-day meditation training retreat. Patient interest in attending such a retreat was assessed. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of patients approached completed the survey. Fifty-three percent (53%) of patients reported moderate to severe pain over the past 6 months. Eighty percent (80%) reported use of some CAM therapy in the past. Thirty-five percent (35%) thought that learning meditation would improve their health, and 49% thought it would reduce stress. Overall, 39% reported interest in attending the intensive 10-day meditation retreat. Among those reporting moderate to severe pain or stress, the percentages were higher (48% and 59%). In a univariate analysis, higher education, nonworking/disabled status, female gender, higher stress, higher pain, higher symptomatology, and any CAM use were all associated with a greater odds of being moderately to very interested in an intensive 10-day meditation retreat. A multivariate model that included prior use of CAM therapies as predictors of interest in the program fit the data significantly better than a model not including CAM therapies (p = 0.0013). Over 50% of patients followed in chronic disease clinics complain of moderate to severe pain. Patients with persistent pain or stress are more likely to be interested in intensive meditation.