If you are stressed and looking to offload that tension, yoga can help on multiple fronts. Deep breathing calms and focuses the mind while asanas help bring stress relief. Yoga stretches and the resulting flexibility also help your body's relaxation response. And these are precisely why yoga is being used for stress management to good effect and why you’ll see a marked change once you begin.
Have you ever noticed how stress makes you hungry? Stress may contribute to changes in dietary behaviors that lead to weight gain. Stress has become a way of life in the 21st century where healthy eating habits are hard to practice for people under stress. For some people, the effects[.....]
Mindfulness meditation (MM), followed by transcendental meditation (TM), can be the best non-invasive ways to combat anxiety. A patient of anxiety obsessively thinks and feels negative and focuses on a tragic past or a possibly turbulent present. MM brings your mind to present sensations, whereas TM relaxes the brain.
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?
Panchakarma treatments like Snehana and Swedana are helpful/Trikatu, a combination of ginger, long pepper and black pepper can be used to stimulate the production of digestive enzymes and promote the absorption of essential nutrients/Herbs like Brahmi, Shatavari and ayurvedic medicines like Suvarna Prashan, Chaitanoday rasa are helpful.
You can sit in an easy pose with your chin in and your chest out. Stick your tongue out and keep it out as you rapidly breathe in and out through your mouth. Continue this for 5min. To finish inhale, hold breath for 15sec, press tongue against upper palate. Exhale. Yoga poses like Child’s pose/Bridge pose/Cobra pose/Plow pose strengthen the immune system.
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[.....]
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