Chakras are the energy centers in our body located along the spinal cord through which energy flows. Chakra means wheel in Sanskrit. So, a chakra is similar to a whirling, vortex-like, powerhouse of energy. There are seven major chakras in our body and many more minor ones. The seven chakras[.....]
Typically beginning in adolescence or young adulthood, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a state of constant anxiety and worry about everyday life events, even when there is no apparent reason for concern. Key symptoms include irritability, difficulty concentrating, and restlessness or a feeling of being "edgy". Seeking psychotherapy may help.
The Ayurveda approved lifestyle or dinacharya isn’t as complicated as you think. A simple set of rules, from rising pre-dawn to winding down with a routine, can change how strong you feel inside and out. Support the mind and body with exercise, meditation, and a healthy diet or aahara and you’ll be on your way to a new and improved you.
Virtual reality meditation promises to make meditation more accessible and exciting to the next generation of meditation enthusiasts and die-hard long-time believers alike. But is the addition of technology, apps, and virtual reality making what should be a stripped-down and pure experience far too commercialized? Does virtual reality meditation actually work?
While surgery is often the 1st line of treatment for appendicitis, there is a great deal you can do to ease the associated symptoms naturally. To help relieve the swelling and pain, ayurveda advises to include probiotics, herbs like turmeric in your diet and intake of fenugreek decoction. Equally beneficial are alternative therapies like acupuncture and meditation.
Reviving, uncluttered one-hour morning and evening self-care rituals fine-tune your circadian clock and reduce stress. Chalk out a shortened, backup version of each ritual as each day is unpredictable. Morning rituals should be spiritual and energetic, while evening ones should be relaxing. Spend your alone time praying, doing yoga, meditating, exercising, journaling, etc.
A balanced diet and daily exercise routine is essential to a healthy mind and body. But that’s just the beginning when it comes to optimum health. The 5,000 year old science holds all the secrets to living, maintaining and preserving a sweet long life, in all respects to our constant dance[.....]
Practices like pranayama, prayer, mantras, concentration meditation can be addictive because it focuses on something outside of you. If pleasant and illuminating feelings end when you finish your meditation it may be a sign of addiction. A remedy for this is to be grounded in the present moment and bring a mindful quality to your meditation practice.
Anahata/ Heart chakra embodies the infinite spirit of love. Even though the one who has opened the heart chakra experiences bliss, this will only be fleeting and transient. The lesson of this chakra is to grow above dependency and worldly attachment, to learn that it's time to leave and pursue higher goals once your duties to the material world is complete.
Meditation reduces cortisol levels. -Stress stimulates production of cortisol, decreases the monthly surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) which is responsible for triggering ovulation. Meditation helps reduce this. It also reduces insulin resistance and improves sex hormone balance both of which equally contribute to one's fertility.
Svadhisthana chakra begins to develop between ages 2 and 4. The aspects of this chakra are: procreation, family and fantasy. The earth element of Muladhara chakra dissolves into the water element, thus showing it connection to the previous chakra. This chakra deals with emotions, sexuality, intimacy, reproduction, pleasure and personal relationships.
Chanting gives a deep sense of connection and belonging for everyone and not surprisingly, this also applies for children. In Sanskrit, the word ‘man’ indicates the mind, and the word ‘tra’ indicates that which liberates. Thus chanting a mantra can literally deliver the mind from contemplation of the mundane in[.....]
There are seven main energy centers in the body called “chakras”. These seven chakras parallel the spine, and each one has certain qualities and associations. It is important to have these chakras working in balance and not have an over-active or under-active chakra energy. The Muladhara, the first chakra is[.....]
Crystals are naturally occurring minerals that are found inside the earth. They vary widely in their appearance and size which depends on its natural characteristics and to the conditions it’s exposed. They occur in three-dimensional repeating patterns which enables them to have memories. These memories are stored in the form[.....]
Before any stressful event, relax with deep abdominal breathing, normalizing the heart rhythm. If you can't focus on work, try nadi shodhana. Inhale and exhale gently through alternate nostrils. To spike up your energy, try its faster variation, anuloma viloma. Breathe faster and with more force. Practice sama vritti to clear your mind before sleeping. Inhale for a count of 4. Exhale for a count of 4. Repeat 10 times.
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