Preface
Toward a Unified Field of Study: Longevity, Regeneration, and Protection of Health through Meditation and Related Practices
Longevity
Caloric Restriction and Longevity
Can Meditation Slow Rate of Cellular Aging? Cognitive Stress, Mindfulness, and Telomeres
Yoga Breathing, Meditation, and Longevity
Does Meditation Enhance Cognition and Brain Plasticity?
A Traditional Tibetan Medical Response to Advancements in Basic Longevity Research
From the Global to the Local
Regeneration and Repair
Current Concepts in Limb Regeneration
The Relationship between Inflammation and Regeneration in the MRL Mouse
Tibetan Medicine and Regeneration
A Program in Contemplative Self-Healing
Classical Mindfulness
Protection throughout the Life Span
The Inflammatory Reflex and the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies
“Subtle” Psychosomatic Aspects of Tibetan Medicine
Optimizing Learning and Quality of Life throughout the Lifespan
Toward a Science of Exceptional Achievement
Tibetan Medicine
Mastery of the Mind East and West
Positive Affects and the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing
Beyond Cell Doctrine
The Cross-Cultural Evidence on “Extreme Behaviors”
Tibetan Medical Interpretation of Myelin Lipids and Multiple Sclerosis
Bioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine
The Energy Body and Its Functions
Longevity and Optimal Health
Wisdom and Method
New Beginnings: Evidence That the Meditational Regimen Can Lead to Optimization of Perception, Attention, Cognition, and Other Functions