Joy

There is hardly a time of year that is more filled with opposites than “the holidays.” Greed and giving, gratitude and wishing for more, warm homes and cold winter weather…Grief and Joy. In yogic philosophy, we acknowledge that exploring opposite sensations and emotions is a highly effective mindset for overcoming attachment and delusion. Given the…

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Blood Pressure

According to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology’s 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood pressure in Adults published on November 13th, nearly half of all adults in the United States officially have high blood pressure![1] The new guidelines state hypertension as a reading of 130/80…

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Gratitude

Gratitude is a phenomenal, effective mindfulness practice. Surely you have heard how simply pausing regularly to reflect on three more things you feel deeply grateful for can turn your mood around, positively rewire your brain and increase your felt sense of well-being. Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science…

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Be Mindful

Practicing mindfulness at work does not require permission from your boss, a dark quiet room, or even a day-long workshop that sends you back to your team with power tools to fix your workplace. Try this simple technique and watch your job get more enjoyable: Let people be who they are. According to the Mindfulness…

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How Mindfulness Can be used to combat Depression?

Being present is an elusive concept for many people. This would be especially true for people who struggle with depression. An alternative approach to overcoming depressive symptoms might be mindful. This was according to a paper published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The article posted for free on the website of Journal…

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How does mindfulness actually affect our health?

The truth is we are not sure. What we do know is that mindfulness does help us with many mental and physical health related issues. The question becomes what is mindfulness? That’s a real question and the best way I can explain that would be to be for one to be present and aware of…

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