Air Travel: Dealing with Turbulence

Air Travel: Dealing with Turbulence

Dealing with turbulence is 1 of the less pleasant aspects of air travel. Turbulence is bumps, jumps and dips that happen during flights because of changes in the airflow surrounding the aircraft. Most people avoid thinking about turbulence until it happens. But reports show that rates of severe turbulence are on the rise, likely because of weather disturbances […]

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress Manage Holiday Stress with these Healthy Habits 1.Exercise — A quick high-intensity workout may be the thing to boost your mood and relieve stress. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter and endocannabinoid produced in your brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression. It’s a derivative of the Sanskrit word “bliss,” and a deficiency is […]

Control Your Breathing, Calm Your Brain

Control Your Breathing, Calm Your Brain

Control Your Breathing, Calm Your Brain The way we breathe, fast, slow, shallow or deep is intricately tied to our body as a whole, sending messages that affect y mood, stress and the immune system. Breathing is easily ignored, and revered at the same time. It is instinctual to advise someone to “take a deep breath” […]

Stress Plays a Key Role in Anxiety

Stress Plays a Key Role in Anxiety

Stress Plays a Key Role in Anxiety Genetics, brain chemistry, personality and life events play a role in the development of anxiety disorders, but stress is 1 of the the Key triggers. Anxiety is a normal response to stress, but in some people the anxiety becomes overwhelming and difficult to cope with. The National Institute […]

This is the Practice of Yoga

This is the Practice of Yoga

This is the Practice of Yoga Of the activities available in the pursuit of fitness, the beginning and the end are relaxing the muscles. Stretching is the usual way to prepare for strenuous exercise, and the best way to cool down afterward. Ad for sure, extending and flexing all parts of your body will keep […]

Breathing Through the Nose is Really Important!

Breathing Through the Nose is Really Important!

Breathing Through the Nose is Really Important! Breathing is often an ignored topic when it comes to good health, but breathing properly can improve oxygenation through your body, including the brain, and is a powerful strategy for relieving stress and anxiety To induce calm, you need to breathe slowly and lightly, from the diaphragm, and […]

Naturally Increase Your Blood Flow, Eliminate Stress

Naturally Increase Your Blood Flow, Eliminate Stress

Naturally Increase Your Blood Flow, Eliminate Stress Most people rarely think about “blood flow” or “circulation” … Or what’s happening inside their veins and arteries because they think “well, my heart is pumping, I can see my veins… things must be working fine”. But this is not always the case and that’s why a heart attack […]

Deep Sleep is the Key to Emotional Resilience

Deep Sleep is the Key to Emotional Resilience

Deep Sleep is the Key to Emotional Resilience “Resilience” is the scientific term for our body’s ability to rapidly return to normal, physically and emotionally, after a stressful event. The Big Q; How do I increase REM sleep, the deepest part of your sleep cycle? The Big A: This is a Catch-22 for many, as […]

The 3 Phases of Deep Breathing to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Worries and Concerns

The 3 Phases of Deep Breathing to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Worries and Concerns

The 3 Phases of Deep Breathing to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Worries and Concerns Our body breathes automatically, it is both an involuntary and a voluntary process. We can alter the speed and the depth of our breathing, as well as choose to breathe through the mouth or nose. These choices lead to physical changes in […]

Meditation: The Mind-Body Connector

Meditation: The Mind-Body Connector

Meditation: The Mind-Body Connector I believe meditation practice can be an important part of health and well-being. Because, not only is a powerful means of relaxing, but also useful for relieving stress, anxiety, managing pain, and preventing disease. There is growing scientific evidence that demonstrates the human mind and body are intricately connected, and wide […]

Anxiety is America’s #1 Mental Health Problem

Anxiety is America’s #1 Mental Health Problem

Anxiety is America’s #1 Mental Health Problem An estimated 40-M Americans, about 18% of the population over 18 anni, struggle with anxiety, including more than 50% of all American college students Anxiety is the new depression, recent research shows anxiety, a condition characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear, is now 800% more prevalent […]

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure Conscious breathing is an effective way to slow the heart rate that has long been known to meditators and athletes  Practicing breathing exercises may prevent hypertension in adults, if caught early while the nervous system is still plastic, according to an Australian study published […]

Proper Breathing is the Cornerstone to Good Health

Proper Breathing is the Cornerstone to Good Health

Proper Breathing is the Cornerstone to Good Health Notably, 9 out of 10 adults breathe incorrectly, thereby impairing their health and exacerbating anxiety and depression. Fortunately, learning to breathe correctly is not a complicated, and easy to learn. Belisa Vranich, a clinical psychologist and author of “Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your […]

Yoga Has a History of Improving Mental & Physical Health

Yoga Has a History of Improving Mental & Physical Health

Yoga Has a History of Improving Mental & Physical Health Practicing yoga improves both your physical and mental health. Studies, past and present have demonstrated yoga improves back pain, flexibility and core strength, without side effects or drug interactions. Yoga has also had some limited success in management of cancer related symptoms. Aside from core […]

Controlled Breathing Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Controlled Breathing Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Controlled Breathing Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety Controlled breathing, or pranayama as its known in the practice of yoga, is a central part of many ancient traditions. Yogic breathing exercises are described in an ancient Tamil script called Thirumanthiram and breath meditations have long been used in Buddhism as a way to help reach Enlightenment. […]

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life There is growing evidence revealing that meditation can make us healthier and happier. For example, brain imaging technology suggests meditation actually changes the human brain in a number of beneficial ways. MRI scans have shown that long-term meditation can alter the structure of the cerebral cortex. Additionally, brain […]