“Learning self-regulation through Biofeedback is very similar to learning how to meditate. One similarity is that you ‘allow’ yourself to relax rather than ‘try’ to do it. Biofeedback supports a quantitative approach to this process. I have found this approach to be very helpful over the years for myself and clients I have worked with.” – Daniel Hertz
Daniel Hertz, MS, BCB, E-RYT 500, has been on the faculty of The Meditation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, since 1995. He has taught yoga and meditation elsewhere in the USA (including Chicago and Milwaukee), India, and Panama. In addition, he is the owner of yoga4meditation.com. He is also internationally certified (BCIA) as a Biofeedback Practitioner and offers individual biofeedback sessions at The Meditation Center. His specialty is integrating the breathing practices from yoga and meditation with the biofeedback training. Daniel is the author of two books: Swami Hari: I am a Simple Forest Monk and We Are Only Visitors. All profits from the sale of the books go to SRIVERM, the Swami Rama Institute of Vocational Education and Research established by Swami Hariharananda Bharati in 2005 to give literacy, vocational and socio-economic development to the significantly underprivileged and underserved sections of the society in the district of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, in the Himalayas.
Nikki Strong, PhD. In addition to practicing and teaching in the Himalayan tradition, she is also a longtime practitioner of hatha yoga, tai chi, kung fu, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
“Biofeedback has deep roots in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. Swami Rama is considered one of the pioneers of modern-day Biofeedback. In experiments done at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas in 1970, Swami Rama astonished scientists with his ability to regulate what was previously thought of as the ‘involuntary’ autonomic nervous system functions. The experiments he participated in are well documented and explained in depth in the book Beyond Biofeedback by Elmer and Alyce Green.” – Daniel Hertz
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