The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded. -- Pabbie the Grandfather Troll from the movie Frozen. What is your "authentic ...
"Take rest: A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." -- Ovid Your spirit was created to thrive when given its own time of rest and renewal ...
The only way to make a real difference is to make every action count, be fully present and conscious of the consequences of all your actions. Focus on one task at a time, learn to prioritize and just go with the flow.
The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...
Here are a few quick things you can be doing to effectively reduce your negative stress response -- now, as reindeer hooves fast approach.
Welcome to your third eye. Whether it helps you access your inner psychic, takes you to a secret world, or connects you to a great consciousness, enjoy the calm, appreciate the quiet, and visit it whenever you need a break from the hoopla.
Perform as many repetitions of each exercise for one minute each. If two sides are being worked independently (unilaterally) either split the minute into 30 seconds, or do each side for one minute. Your choice.
Whether you plan on exercising at altitude, climbing Mt. Everest, visiting a friend in Colorado, or simply want to make exercise slightly easier no matter where you're working out, here are four tips to help you get the lungs of a mountaintop Sherpa.
The breath is always available as an object of attention, whether formally in meditation or informally as a way to recenter yourself. Track the breath in yourself, and know yourself more deeply. Track the breath in others, and know them more deeply.
Once you become established in the technique, you can practice being the master of your own life -- you get to choose how to react to your body sensations. And this has a benefit not only when you are sitting calmly on the beach, but also when you are in a stressful situation.
Proper breathing in a slow, controlled rhythm is the fastest pain reliever you can use. Your goal is to relax -- the opposite of what the pain response is. It is normal to tense up when in pain. By activating the relaxation response you are, in fact, reducing your pain.
We need to allow ourselves to focus on our breath. The breath is the most immediate and the most intimate way of engaging with the world. You inhale the world. You exhale your experience of it.
by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Breathing is essential to life. And because it's automatic, we don't have t...
Recently, I spent a marvelous week on vacation with my family (our eldest son was working out of the country, but the younger two, 25, and 22, were able to join my husband and me). The scene was an idyllic cabin beside a lake filled with bass, osprey soaring the skies, and golden sunsets. It would have been perfect, except for one thing: Worry. Somehow, it stalks me wherever I go.
How did Dufner stay so cool under intense pressure to win a major championship? More important, what can YOU learn from Dufner's transformation from a guy struggling to retain his PGA Tour card to a champion hoisting the coveted Wanamaker Trophy?
We can't eliminate the stress. But we can relieve the fight-or-flight response that sends our bodies into danger mode. And we can cultivate a relaxation response over time that will reduce our physiological stress reaction.