mind-body modality (mind-BAH-dee moh-DA-lih-tee)
A health practice that combines mental focus, controlled breathing, and body movements to help relax the body and mind. It may be used to help control pain, stress, anxiety, and depression, and for overall health. Examples of mind-body modalities include meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery, yoga, and tai chi. A mind-body modality is a type of complementary and alternative medicine. Also called mind-body practice.