While ego is part of everyone’s personality, an inflated ego can create problems in life. To nip it, give importance to contentment in life. Work on improving tolerance and reducing the need to be always right. To control ego, you need to know yourself better. Regular meditation is the gateway to the self. Keeping a diary of your daily behavior also helps.
Happiness at work can be tricky to achieve. Even if you love your job, there will be a few bad days here and there. These debacles can cause unhappiness and make you dislike your job. But it is important to be happy at work as happiness at work has a strong influence on your productivity. Simple techniques mentioned here can help overcome setbacks and regain happiness at work.
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[.....]
Stress is a ubiquitous part of the modern lifestyle. While stress cannot be prevented, it can certainly be managed with the help of some simple techniques and everyday practices. Try mindfulness meditation, listen to soothing music, and practice relaxation techniques such as visualization. Deep breathing, yoga, and meditation can also ease your stress and anxiety levels. Getting enough sleep and exercise, becoming more organized, and eating foods that help fight stress are other steps to put in place.
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.
Mankind has unfortunately managed to “unlearn” many wise ancestral teachings, one of them being the benefits of walking. We crib every time we need to walk even a few metres and look at barefeet walking as a health hazard. We need to look at walking as a way of life rather than a form of exercise,[.....]
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.
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.
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