What to look forward to at Discover Brigham!

What to look forward to at Discover Brigham!

Meditation and Yoga: The Science, Research and Simple Practice: Shapiro Lounge


  1. PowerPoint: 11:15 – 11:40am, Chair Yoga: 11:40 – 12:00pm
  2. PowerPoint: 12:05 – 12:30pm, Chair Yoga: 12:30 – 12:50pm

Yoga and meditation/mindfulness are behavioral practices that develop and enhance mind-body skills and behavioral factors including physical functioning, awareness/mindfulness, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, and life meaning and purpose. This presentation will review some of the basic science underlying the psychophysiology of yoga practices and describe some of the cutting edge biomedical research studies. We will also overview the BWH research on the benefits of yoga as a workplace/employee practice to enhance resilience and well-being and reduce stress and burnout, which has become a significant issue in modern medicine. Practice of a few simple chair yoga and meditation practices appropriate for beginners will also be included.

Presentation by:

Suzie Bertisch, MD

Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School


Yoga Instructor:

Karen Barbarisi

Massachusetts General Hospital

Revere Wellness Center