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Yoga and Meditation During COVID-19: What the Data Says
Yoga and meditation have many wonderful benefits, but are they potential supporting treatments for COVID-19?

A newly published study in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine suggests they can provide a much-needed edge.

Our guest, William Bushell, PhD, will dig into the data and discuss the contributing scientific evidence in this important and encouraging study.

As the pandemic intensifies, a team of researchers headed up noted biophysical anthropologist Dr. Bushell of MIT, formed to study and advocate for the practice of meditation and yoga as a potential complementary treatment for COVID-19

The scientific model put forth by this team and the accompanying scientific evidence demonstrating that meditation and yoga practices could potentially protect multiple organ systems of the body generally, including the respiratory system.

Dr. Bushell will give us insight into his 20+ scientific journey as a research medical/biophysical anthropologist. He is the developer of the model of the use of special forms of meditation and yoga for COVID-19.

Aug 7, 2020 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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William Bushell, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Academic Liaison @Chopra Research Library, Whole Health Institute
The developer of the model of the use of special forms of meditation and yoga for COVID-19 is William C Bushell, PhD, a research medical/biophysical anthropologist affiliated with MIT from 1994-2020. Dr. Bushell has been developing this scientific model for over 10 years, and also while previously affiliated with Columbia and Harvard Universities, and as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Bushell then developed the pre-clinical model further, for the meditational and yogic treatment of severe diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and others, and this work was endorsed by two of the founders of the field of psychoimmunology, N Herbert Spector, PhD, of NIH, and MacArthur Awardee David L Felten, MD (originally affiliated with MIT and the University of Pennsylvania), among many other leading scientists. He published version of the model in 2009 in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; his co-author was Neil Theise, MD (then at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine).