Synchronization of Body and Mind There is a tremendous popular movement taking place in popular culture called mindfulness. It has been popular in Buddhism for 2,500 years. Often it is termed as meditation, which includes many so called post meditation practices and attitudes. One way of talking about this phenomenon is to talk about synchronization of body and mind. We are happy when body and mind are synchronized and we suffer when there is a split. If mind of off thinking and not paying attention to the moment, we suffer from a mild form of schizophrenia. We are troubled. We are not really our true selves. We have strayed from our true nature, which is peace. The Mindfulness movement addresses many of these issues. It trains the person to focus in the moment, as does buddhist practice My teacher, Chogyam Trugnpa, and F. M. Alexander, among others, recognized in modern western man, some profound need for developing more along these lines. There are many ways to encourage this. I find the educated use of ink and brush to be one of these. Other eastern and western traditional arts and physical education are also very good. Zen Archery is very good. Traditional flower arranging (Ikebana) has been very helpful to people along these lines. Dressage (horsemanship; eastern tack style) is very powerful. Akido, Kendo (swords), Tea Ceremony, and many, many others. One great way into all this is the study of the Alexander Technique which applies itself very well to any kind of study, and is really the ultimate in mind-body work.