Marines to Get Brain-Calming "Mindfulness" Training



Mike O'Brien
01/22/2013

They are among the toughest fighters in the world – and now the U.S. Marine Corps is taking its training to another level with new "mindfulness-based" techniques. The training, which begins today, Tuesday, January 22, involves an eight-week course at The School Infantry-West at Camp Pendleton, California. Buddhist-inspired meditative practices and yoga-type exercises are part of the "Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training," which military officials believe will help reduce the str...
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