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Calming Yoga Pose for Rest and Recovery

September 22nd, 2014 - 1 Comment
Calming Yoga Pose for Rest and Recovery

Do you get the 3 pm slump? Or perhaps by mid-afternoon, you are feeling tight-chested, short of breath, stressed, or similar symptoms of anxiety. Are you looking for fast, easy self-care: to breathe easily and to recenter?  Legs up the wall yoga pose (known in the Sanskrit as viparita karani) may be your answer. Instructions …

Filed Under: Movement and Exercise for Wellness

Mental Healing with Smiles, Sounds & Syllables

September 20th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Calming Yoga Pose for Rest and Recovery

Start your morning with some mind-body therapy by including mental healing exercises. For instance, you might like to try a couple of daily techniques that come from Chinese Healing traditions. They provide ongoing healthy vibrations for the body and mind. Specifically, these practices require the ability to focus on visualizations and syllable sounds. How It …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Positivity

Self Compassion Meditation 101: Part 2

September 15th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Calming Yoga Pose for Rest and Recovery

Part 1 offered tips on how to be more kind and caring toward yourself. These tips were suggested by the researcher, Kristin Neff PhD. In particular, Neff confirms that by cultivating self-compassion and self-kindness, one’s motivation to live more fully increases. In addition, positive changes happen in the physiology of the body and mind. Below …

Filed Under: Meditation Practice, Mental Health, Spirituality

Self Compassion Meditation 101: Part 1

September 13th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Calming Yoga Pose for Rest and Recovery

According to the researcher, Kristin Neff PhD, humans have two systems. The first one is the old reptilian fight or flight system that releases cortisol and adrenaline and stress into the body. Even though this system is necessary at times for physical survival, when it is used for psychological survival, it most often promotes dis-ease. …

Filed Under: Meditation Practice, Spirituality