Characterized by constant feelings of tension, negative thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure, anxiety is a psychological condition that can be controlled through regular meditation. Studies, as well as user reviews, point to mindfulness meditation being the best meditation to combat anxiety followed by mantra or transcendental meditation.
A majority of pregnant women report loss of memory both before and after delivery. However, research about forgetfulness during pregnancy is unclear and often conflicting. Prioritizing right, staying organized, and (importantly!) cutting yourself some slack while you face this major life event will all help. So will meditation, the right food, and getting enough sleep.
Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of Americans. It is labeled "irreversible" in the current medical context. Taking neuroprotective ayurvedic or TCM herbs, practicing yoga and meditation, or even doing some "brain workouts" every other day could make all the difference. Eating brain-friendly foods like berries, walnuts and quitting smoking could help cut risk factors.
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.
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[.....]
Chronic stress increases cortisol levels which in turn slows down metabolism and increases cravings for salty, sweet and high-fat foods. Cortisol can collect fat from the blood and other storage places in the body and move it to the belly. This fat is more dangerous than fat stored in other areas of the body. Cortisol can also increase the size of individual fat cells.
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.
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[.....]
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.
To avoid hair fall: avoid mental stress, practice meditation and breathing exercises, increase your intake of protein, drink sufficient water daily, sleep for at least 7 hours a day, don't suppress natural urges of urine, stool and flatus, avoid high salt and sour foods and try not to wash your too often, with extremely hot water and synthetic shampoos.
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