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Mindful : August 2015
YOGA FOR OUR SOLDIERS In 2015 the Baptiste Foundation teamed up with the YMCA to offer free yoga classes to veterans, active duty soldiers, and their families around the state of New York, and participants don’t have to be members of the YMCA. The Baptiste Foundation, a nonprofit founded by yoga pioneer Baron Baptiste, is committed to bringing yoga to “everyone, everywhere.” One of their primary focuses is military. In April, their initiative called Yoga for American Soldiers launched a free six-week program with The Healthy Living Center in Albany, New York, which is a partnership between the YMCA, Hannaford grocery stores, and the Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan insurance company. They hope to continue offering similar pro- grams throughout the year. You don’t have to be in third grade to enjoy a good coloring book anymore. A bunch of coloring books meant to appeal to adults have hit Amazon’s bestsell- ers list. Though appropriate for all ages, these books GREENER IS BETTER We’ve all heard walking in green spaces is good for our minds, but the science has always been a bit shaky (see “Do You Really Need Nature?” on page 18). That may soon change. Researchers at Heriot- Watt University in Edinburgh and the University of Edin- burgh attached portable EEGs to the heads of a dozen adults to measure if their brains became calmer and more medita- SAMPLE SIZE MATTERS Mindfulness research has been plag ued by small sample sizes. To get around that problem, Bassam Khoury and colleag ues from the Université de Montréal examined 29 different studies of more than 12,000 healthy people to see if meditation could really help them manage stress. It did—and also seemed to reduce anxiety and depression. But, the researchers caution, the field still needs more large-scale controlled studies. tive when walking in green spaces. Each participant walked through a low-traffic historic district, a park, and a heavily trafficked commercial area. The participants’ brain waves consistently demon- strated that being in green spaces reduced agitation and inspired a “meditative” state, while the urban areas yielded higher levels of frustration and mental arousal. are designed to give stressed- out grown-ups a glimpse of flow, a mental state in which one becomes so immersed in an experience that time and space and self no longer disrupt the present moment. Even Mindful’s art director, Jessica, hasafewonher bookshelf. COLORING BOOKS GROW UP what’s new PHOTOGRAPHS:COURTESYOFBAPTISTEFOUNDATION Things that spark our minds, touch our hearts, make us smile— or roll our eyes. Keep up with the latest in mindfulness. Top of Mind