Ep. 339: The Transformative Power of Mindfulness: An interview with Cory Muscara

Train Your Brain Podcast welcomes special guest Cory Muscara onto the show today to discuss mindfulness and mediation. Cory spent 6 months practicing meditation 14 hours a day as a Buddhist monk in South East Asia. Cory is the founder of The Long Island Center for Mindfulness. He is a teacher, speaker and coach, and he’s here with us today to spread the word about the power of mindfulness

Dr. Trayford and Cory Muscara begin discussing why we find it so difficult to sit quietly. For some of us, busy individuals and multi-taskers, it may be quite a shock to the system to sit still and do nothing, attempt to think nothing. As we do engage in mediation we will essentially experience the startling stillness of stepping off of an airport walking conveyor belt. The nervous system is not used to stopping.

Mediation practice should be accompanied by therapy in many cases, as tapping into mindfulness may revisit any form of trauma that may have been stored at the cellular level in the body. Continue reading

Ep. 178 – Self-Reflection

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast Episode 178! Thanks for listening. Today Dr. Trayford’s tip is about self-reflection. It is important to make the time to take an inventory of ourselves. We focus on what’s going on around us, but don’t pay enough attention to what is happening inside us. We need to know better where we are at so that we can relate to others and life more efficiently. Journaling, self reflection and meditation each achieve this goal. We hope this helps you feel more fulfilled. It will definitely help your brain process things more effectively. Take care of yourself and have a great day!

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If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading