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Dr Shanida Nataraja



Dr Shanida Nataraja has a PhD in Neurophysiology from University College London. Her research thesis focused on learning and memory and she has continued to work in this field, holding a post-doctoral research position at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Shanida is currently senior medical writer at a medical education agency writing in the field of cardiology, oncology, psychiatry and women's health. Shanida regularly meditates and practices yoga and in 2004 collaborated in the development of a seminar on the benefits of meditation, tai chi and chi kung for professionals.
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The Blissful Brain

Dr Shanida Nataraja
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Dr Shanida Nataraja

What goes on in the brain when we meditate? Are we biologically programmed to need religious and mystical experiences? Can the benefits of meditation be measured? In The Blissful Brain Dr Shanida Nataraja explores the extraordinary research that shows practices such as meditation, tai chi and yoga are not only helpful in reducing stress; they may actually be crucial for good health and optimal brain functioning. From the effects of meditation on blood pressure and depression to the latest insights from brain imaging studies, this book reveals the scientific evidence that proves meditative practices should be at the very heart of our healthcare system.