MISTY 2012: dr. susan taylor on bridging meditation & medicine

Dr. Susan Taylor is situated at the intersection of meditation and medicine. The internationally renowned teacher focuses on practical ways to integrate Western medicine with natural healing traditions. She has successfully solidified her yoga and meditation background with evidence-based research and the rigor of academia. The bestselling author is also the founder of the Center for Meditation Science.

As she tells me in our video interview, her work is to weave together all the aspects of science, yoga, meditation and nutrition so people can live whole, healthy lives. We also discuss the art and science of meditation and touch on the delicate issue of standards for yoga (and other health) therapists.

Dr. Taylor will be presenting at MISTY, the Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga taking place on October 20 & 21.

Catch Dr. Taylor at MISTY:

Panel Discussion: How to Build Relationships with Health Care Providers and are Standards Necessary?
Saturday Oct 20, 8:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Practical Strategies for a Well Nourished Brain
Saturday October 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Evidence Based Meditation: Tools for Your Practice
Sunday October 21, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  1. I think meditation and medicine are a great combination to improve health with a more holistic approach. I would love to see more doctors embrace natural healing methods. I truly believe this would also help to reduce healthcare cost and medication usage.

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  3. This is exactly my standpoint on health and healing too. We need to address all aspects of ourselves to really be happy and healthy,. but most importantly, I think it’s about focusing on what one wants. For example, if you’re sick, it’s only beneficial to a small degree to focus on the sickness (finding out what to do to get better), but then it’s much better for your mind and spirit (and then your body as you build up that habit) to focus on the healthy version of yourself that you wish to be.

    That’s my perspective anyway. Thanks for the video, it clarified some things for me 🙂

    Peter