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Moé Kishida

Moe received her doctorate in Kinesiology (emphasis: psychology of movement) from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017. Broadly, she is interested in better understanding both the acute and long-term effects and processes of contemplative practices, and to elucidate the role of these practices to generate resilient resources for health and wellbeing. She is particularly curious about the relational qualities (e.g., synchronized rhythmic movement and breath, somatic experience of togetherness) of movement-based embodied contemplative practices in enhancing prosocial behaviors and outcomes, such as compassion and a sense of belonging and connectedness. Her long term vision is to diversify contemplative practices from a social justice approach and to broaden the current understanding of contemplative practices utilizing a sociocultural lens.

Off The Mat Relational Benefits: Yoga As It Is Lived

The holistic and ancient Indic practice of yoga is now familiar to both the general public and the scientific community of the Western world. Emerging research evidence thus far seems promising, demonstrating yoga’s effects on a myriad of health and […]