Bruce Burger, MA, BCPP, RPE
A meta study published in the medical journal Frontiers Of Immunology analyzes 18 studies of 846 participants practicing mind-body interventions (MBIs). These studies reveal a pattern in the molecular changes which happen to the body as a result of MBIs, such as meditation and yoga and how those changes benefit our mental and physical health.
According to the study, people who practice MBIs exhibit a decrease in cytokines, leading to a reversal of the pro-inflammatory gene expression pattern and a reduction in the risk of inflammation-related diseases and conditions.
There is a mass of scientific literature demonstrating the power of meditation, yoga, and holistic health building practices to quickly and powerfully rearrange our DNA. In his recent book, Metahuman, Deepak Chopra quotes numerous studies that demonstrate that even a short, one week yoga or meditation retreat radically remakes the participants DNA!
Stressful lives, fear driven jobs, and layers of unresolved shock and trauma leave many of us in perpetual states of Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) activation.
“When a person is exposed to a stressful event, their sympathetic nervous system (SNS) — the system responsible for the ‘fight-or-flight’ response — is triggered, in turn increasing production of a molecule called nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) which regulates how our genes are expressed. NF-kB translates stress by activating genes to produce proteins called cytokines that cause inflammation at cellular level — a reaction that is useful as a short-lived fight-or-flight reaction, but if persistent leads to a higher risk of cancer, accelerated aging and psychiatric disorders like depression.” Indeed it’s a cytokine storm of an inflammatory response flaring out of control that is likely to precipitate death during an attack of the coronavirus.
We Have the Power
Stay at home orders are designed to flatten the potentially exponential curve of the covid 19 epidemic. But at some point the curve is more than likely to catch up with us. We have the power to proactively strengthen our immune system. Yoga, meditation, whole food nutrition are a wise investment.
Our Energy Medicine: Transformational Therapy workshops are rooted in Somatic and Transpersonal Psychology. Our focus is clearing stress, shock and trauma from the SNS and building immunity through powerful energy balancing and mantra yoga practices. (Check out my YouTube video on hands-on techniques to release the SNS).
You are invited to join us at Heartwood this August for the Transformation of your life!
Massage and Healing Arts Professionals: Take a tax-deductible learning retreat at Heartwood!
Enjoy Heartwood’s pristine air and ecstatic natural setting in the foothills of California’s Yolly-Bolly mountains for our 14 day Energy Medicine program (Aug 7-21). Start each day with Energy Exercises and Mantra Yoga. Bask in the wisdom of Bruce’s liberating talks. Spend afternoons giving and receiving loving and nurturing energy balancing sessions. Enjoy Heartwood’s lovingly prepared whole food nutrition. (Check out Radka’s Testimonial).
In our Somatic Emotional Clearing workshop, (Aug 17-21) you will learn effective hands-on techniques to safely and skillfully clear stress, shock, and trauma from the Sympathetic Nervous System and re-establish the integrity of the Parasympathetic Nervous System.
Transformational Therapy: Energy Medicine Personal Growth & Career Training
Tiruvannamalai, India Jan. 8-25, 2021. Learn profoundly effective energy balancing protocols and principles that will heal and transform your life and the lives of your clients!
Our body is a field of energy. Every molecule is a well to Being. In a Parasympathetic state our energy is profoundly coherent and we align with The Source for health, happiness and a strengthened immune system.
Bruce Burger, MA, BCPP, Heartwood’s Founder
You Have The Power !
Resources For Building Your Immune System:
Pranic Sound Bath: Daily Practice on YouTube
Bruce Burger MA, BCPP, RPE is the founder of Heartwood, a legendary personal growth environment and utopian educational community in Northern California. Bruce is the author of Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness which offers a glimpse into the depths of Dr Randolph Stone’s Polarity Therapy. Bruce currently offers Transformational Therapy career trainings at Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary, and Arunadri Retreat Center, Tiruvannamalai, India.