Article by Heide Brandes | The Journal Record | Published: January 3, 2013

journal_recordDoctor: Relaxation techniques can be used to improve employee productivity

OKLAHOMA CITY – Dr. Murali Krishna wants everyone to just relax.

As co-founder and president of the James L. Hall, Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit, an affiliate of Integris Health in Oklahoma City, and president and chief operating officer of Integris Mental Health in Oklahoma City, Krishna said the most important thing employees and the public at large can do is relax and just stop stressing out.

Not only does stress negatively affect every single part of the body, it is also a physical force on general health. It causes problems with heart function, brain function and every cell in the human body, but still, teaching patients and workers how to incorporate relaxation techniques to improve productivity and overall wellness is a challenge.

“Using meditation and relaxation techniques and using the mind, body, spirit connection is relatively new to Western medicine,” Krishna said. “In the 1970s, a doctor wrote a book about the miracle benefits of relaxation, and that’s what started it in Western medicine. But, relaxation techniques have been going on for a long time in ancient traditions around the world.”

Now, Krishna wants Oklahoma City and the world to know that they can have an active role in their health and happiness. He’s published a book, Vibrant: To Heal and Be Whole – From India to Oklahoma City, and hosts podcasts about wellness and happiness at

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