Friday, October 16, 2009

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Meditation, movement, music will all be explored at Indiana State Univ. with the founder of the Center for Mind Body Medicine as keynote speaker. INFO [Contact Tom Johnson, Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality (812) 237-2449]

The Healing Rhythms: Music, Movement, and Meditation conference is hosted by ISU's Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality. On Friday, the sessions will be held at University Hall. The conference moves to the Landsbaum Center for Health Education on Saturday and Sunday.

"Over the centuries, the world's great faith traditions have all developed practices designed to calm the mind and body, facilitate contemplation or worship and nurture spiritual development," said Tom Johnson, co-director of the center. "Some practices involve stillness and quiet, while others employ movement, breathing techniques, chants or music. Many of the practices developed in religious contexts have been adapted to secular settings to nurture health in the mind and body."

This conference will explore the role of music, movement, and meditation and the impact they have on holistic health and spiritual growth. Movement practices such as Tai Chi, qigong and yoga will be included during the conference, as was will the role of music in contemplative states and spiritual development. More>>

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