There are many techniques and exercises that claim to help. Here we consider those that could especially benefit our mind, brain and emotional health and well-being.
Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief
Stress is all the rage these days, or rather, it makes us rage. Here are a few breathing techniques to get you started on your way to calmness.
Depression and Exercise Motivation
Does exercise sound too overwhelming? Five simple steps to overcome motivation roadblocks and start walking today!
Despair or Delight During the Holidays
Do you begin to feel sad as the holidays approach? Are you missing a loved one or feeling more lonely than usual? Here are some suggestions to help you begin to feel more joy and happiness during a time of year that for some brings with it feelings of pain and despair.
Keeping New Year´s Resolutions
So many of us make New Year´s Resolutions the give up. Perseverance is key. Try to achieve one goal at a time.
Use meditation to get rid of stress, clear away worries, build concentration and focus, and banish negativity. You will feel relaxed and empowered.
Mindful Eating - Taste the Flavor of Life
When we eat mindfully, the same love of food that can lead to overeating becomes the key to eating less because we experience greater enjoyment and satiation. Eating becomes more than a habit or compulsion; we transform it into a form of nourishment and sustenance for body and soul.
Psychological Hazards of the Workplace
For many people, a large percentage of the week is spent at work. All is well when the job/career chosen brings you great satisfaction. But what if you start to hate your job and dread going to it every day? What psychological hazards should you be on the lookout for?
Qigong, Tai Chi, Mudras, and Mantras
Qigong and tai chi are both meditative practices that use different movements to tap into inner energy. Tai chi is a practice of qigong, but it is performed with movement, and sometimes, a partner.
With so many ways to induce relaxation such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, visualization, yoga, tai chi, and aerobic exercise, how does one find the right technique?
The Psychology of Yoga
If you have ever taken a yoga class, you may remember how you felt afterward: invigorated, peaceful, relaxed. While many people practice yoga and enjoy the physical benefits —flexibility and strength—it can be a valuable practice for those experiencing stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
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