Mind, Body & Breath

A colation of Dr Marc’s diverse research and academic papers within the themes of
Mind, Body and Breath

Mind, Body & Breath

A colation of  Dr Marc’s diverse research and academic papers within the themes of
Mind, Body and Breath

Mind Body & Breath

‘I became a student of yoga and meditation whilst travelling in India in the mid 1980s and since then I’ve been involved in research on mind, body and breath that has included research on meditation, yoga, massage and breathing that has ranged from population surveys and clinical trials, to laboratory-based studies and systematic reviews.

Meditation research includes work on the methodology of meditation research, changes in brain waves with meditation practice, and mindfulness in the classroom. Yoga research includes the Yoga in Australia study and research on yoga and heart rate variability oxygen consumption, flow states, hypertension, insomnia and metabolic syndrome along with teaching yoga to university students. Massage research includes a review of massage research and a study of massage on musculoskeletal pain in Filipino squatter communities. My research on the breath includes studies on the assessment of breathing, a clinical trial of the Buteyko breathing technique and asthma, and laboratory studies on dysfunctional breathing and the Buteyko technique.’

– Dr Marc

Published Papers

(Please note: the complete series of papers will be uploaded soon. In the meantime, you can link to the  papers through PubMed following the links bellow)

A clinical trial of the Buteyko breathing technique

A clinical trial of the Buteyko breathing technique

Mind-body medicine

Mind-body medicine

Australians self-prescribe yoga for mental health

Australians self-prescribe yoga for mental health

Investigating the claims of Konstantin Buteyko, MD, PhD: The relationship of breath holding time to end tidal CO2 and other proposed measures of dysfunctional breathing.

Investigating the claims of Konstantin Buteyko, MD, PhD: The relationship of breath holding time to end tidal CO2 and other proposed measures of dysfunctional breathing.

Evaluation of breathing pattern: comparison of a manual assessment of respiratory motion  (MARM) and respiratory induction plethysmography

Evaluation of breathing pattern: comparison of a manual assessment of respiratory motion  (MARM) and respiratory induction plethysmography

Comparison of the manual assessment of respiratory motion (MARM) and the hi lo breathing assessment in determining a simulated breathing pattern

Comparison of the manual assessment of respiratory motion (MARM) and the hi lo breathing assessment in determining a simulated breathing pattern

Relationship between measures of dysfunctional breathing in a population with concerns about their breathing

Relationship between measures of dysfunctional breathing in a population with concerns about their breathing

The sustainable training, treatment, employment program model: effects of manual therapy on musculoskeletal pain and limitation in a Filipino squatter community

The sustainable training, treatment, employment program model: effects of manual therapy on musculoskeletal pain and limitation in a Filipino squatter community

Relationship between dysfunctional breathing patterns and ability to achieve target heart rate variability with features of “coherence” during biofeedback.

Relationship between dysfunctional breathing patterns and ability to achieve target heart rate variability with features of “coherence” during biofeedback.

Yoga in Australia: results of a national survey

Yoga in Australia: results of a national survey

Mindfully teaching in the classroom: a literature review.

Mindfully teaching in the classroom: a literature review.

Oxygen consumption changes with Yoga practices: a systematic review

Oxygen consumption changes with Yoga practices: a systematic review

Yoga and hypertension: a systematic review

Yoga and hypertension: a systematic review

Yoga for improving sleep quality and quality of life in older adults

Yoga for improving sleep quality and quality of life in older adults

Low and then high frequency oscillations of distinct right cortical networks are successively enhanced by medium and long term Yoga meditation practice.

Low and then high frequency oscillations of distinct right cortical networks are successively enhanced by medium and long term Yoga meditation practice.

A methodological review of meditation research

A methodological review of meditation research

 An explorative study of metabolic responses to mental stress and yoga practices in yoga practitioners, non-yoga practitioners and people with metabolic syndrome

 An explorative study of metabolic responses to mental stress and yoga practices in yoga practitioners, non-yoga practitioners and people with metabolic syndrome

Mindfulness in schools research project: exploring students’ perspectives of mindfulness —what are students’ perspectives of learning mindfulness practices at school?

Mindfulness in schools research project: exploring students’ perspectives of mindfulness —what are students’ perspectives of learning mindfulness practices at school?

University-based online yoga education: A pilot study of students’ experience.

University-based online yoga education: A pilot study of students’ experience.

Yoga and heart rate variability: A comprehensive review of the literature

Yoga and heart rate variability: A comprehensive review of the literature

Heart rate variability, flow, mood and mental stress during yoga practices in yoga practitioners, non-yoga practitioners and people with metabolic syndrome

Heart rate variability, flow, mood and mental stress during yoga practices in yoga practitioners, non-yoga practitioners and people with metabolic syndrome

Exploring Further

For a FULL list of Dr Marc’s academic papers