As you read this, you are breathing and taking no notice of this. After listening to this podcast, we think you may never completely ignore breathing again. In fact, like us, you might become fascinated with the potential breathing holds for changing how we think about ourselves and the world around us.
Few scientists understand this better, both professionally and personally than Don Noble, our guest for this podcast. Dr. Noble has devoted his research career to understanding how breathing—especially slow deep breathing—contributes to the benefits of meditation and yoga techniques. Many people study meditation, but Dr. Noble has done so with a twist, having developed an animal model for the physical benefits of meditation by training rodents to slow their breathing, as happens when humans meditate. In addition to his research, Dr. Noble has been at the forefront of developing novel experiential classes that explore mind-body wellness practices for the Emory Center for the Study of Human Health.
Join us as we explore with Dr. Noble how to harness the mysteries of breath to improve our mental and physical health.
Dr. Don Noble, Instructor at Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health
Charles Raison, Psychiatrist, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Emory University
About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:
The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand health knowledge and translate this knowledge to all aspects of life – for the individual and populations as a whole. The Center assembles the extraordinary faculty, researchers and thought leaders from across disciplines, departments, schools and institutions to bring this knowledge to Emory University students and inspire them to become leaders for the next generation in meeting challenges facing human health.
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