A Calm Brain: How To Relax Into A Stress-free, High-powered Life

Paperback | March 26, 2013

byGayatri Devi

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In a world filled with too many choices, oppressive technology, and relentlessly overbooked schedules—how do we achieve the calm we so desperately need?

Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. Today, we use it to fend off daily crises. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability to be calm which, in turn, makes it impossible for us to perform at our peak.

Now, Dr. Gayatri Devi shows how we can cultivate empowering, enduring calm by tapping into our body’s vagus nerve—and utilize our hardwired, natural relaxation system. If you are suffering from migraines, neck pain, gastrointestinal upsets, sleeps deprivation—or are just trying to work through life’s difficulties—Dr. Devi shows that you don’t need more drugs, you need A Calm Brain.

“For anyone who wants to take charge of the 21st century while remaining calm, focused, and productive—this is the book for you.”
—Henry S. Lodge, New York Times bestselling author of Younger Next Year

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In a world filled with too many choices, oppressive technology, and relentlessly overbooked schedules—how do we achieve the calm we so desperately need? Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. Today, we use it to fend off daily crises. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability t...

Gayatri Devi, M.D., is a neurologist, the Director of the New York Memory Services, and a Clinical Associate Professor at the New York University School of Medicine. She lives in Manhattan.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.95 × 5.3 × 0.9 inPublished:March 26, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014219686X

ISBN - 13:9780142196861

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"A welcome alternative approach to overtaxing our brains and then reaching for the pill bottle—should warrant serious attention."—Kirkus“A Calm Brain brings the power of cutting edge neuroscience to everyday life. For anyone who wants to take charge of the 21st century while remaining calm, focused and productive - this is the book for you”—Henry S. Lodge M.D., author of The New York Times bestseller Younger Next Year“A Calm Brain shows readers why the brain craves calm, and how this will improve your health and happiness.  Blending stories, science, and practical advice, it offers a path to a calmer life.”—Paul J. Zak, author of The Moral Molecule“Dr. Devi explores the brain of tranquility in this wonderful book filled with practical ideas that can bring composure to our mind and body in the rush of our daily turbulent and multitasking lives.”—Kevin Nelson M.D., author of The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain“Simple and powerful techniques for breaking the vicious cycle of stress and poor health. Grounded in the best science, this is a wonderful prescription for leading happier and more productive lives.” —P. Murali Doraiswamy M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mental Fitness Lab, Duke University