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Strategic metabolic retreats

Robert Elsner

in Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226246710
eISBN:
9780226247045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247045.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter provides a brief overview of the biology of survival and well-being, focusing on animal adaptations—tolerating unfavorable environments by lowering their energetic requirements and ... More


Meditating yogis

Robert Elsner

in Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226246710
eISBN:
9780226247045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247045.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter examines the psychology of meditation as well as its physiological effects. Relief from the distractions of wandering thoughts and the relaxation of muscle tension are among the ... More


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