The Breathing Body, The Breathing Mind
The Breathing Body,
The Breathing Mind
Ancient Greek philosophy believes that breath is a bridge between the body and the mind. Modern biomedical evidence has now also shown significant psycho-physiological correlates of slow breathing. The Breathing Body, The Breathing Mind invites you to glimpse into the artist’s intimate breathing exercise as her body moves to the rhythm of her breaths and her mind transcends into a fantastical space of perpetual motion and bold imagination. Let your mind wander, dive into the unexpected, and embrace your sensorial experience as you move between the bodily space and the mind space of breathing. Let it become a meditative space for the exploration of your inner thoughts and sensations.
Mary L. Peng is a Yale Horstmann Scholar and rising second-year Master of Public Health student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. Her current research explores the integration of machine learning, virtual reality, and artistic experiences to augment digital mental health interventions. As a self-taught artist featured by Adobe Photoshop and multiple digital galleries, Peng is committed to blending the landscapes of art and science to expand the current understanding of cognition, neurological-psychiatric disorders, and mental health.