Panic Attacks: Get Relief Through Yoga

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Our society places a lot of pressure on us in regards to work, family life, and our self-image which creates stress. This stress can manifest itself into physical and mental ailments if you carry it for too long or take on too much in your life. Anxiety brought on by stress can range from mild to debilitating. Some individuals experience extreme cases of panic attacks brought on by stress that limits their life incredibly. Panic attacks involve cases of overwhelming anxiety. When a panic attack occurs, it can escalate quickly and can make the individual feel physical and mental symptoms. … [Read more...]

What’s Yoga Got To With It?

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Everything! Yoga has become a trendy catchall term for flexibility and stretching. But yoga is really about living life to the fullest and developing a lifestyle that is balanced and integrated. Doing yoga postures/asanas may well improve flexibility but the true impact of yoga goes far beyond the notion of exercise. Yoga provides a vehicle to learn lessons that can carry over into everyday experiences. The practice of yoga does not stop on the yoga mat. Having been trained by world-renowned Yogi Master Gurudev Amrit Desai, I’ve learned—and teach--how to carry the calming, mindful … [Read more...]

A Simple Way to Relieve Stress

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We accept stress as normal but it can be extremely depleting to body and mind. There are numerous methods to help dismantle stress but one of the most powerful and empowering is to take mindful breaks throughout the day. Recent research in the neurosciences shows that relaxing the body and mind at 90-minute intervals throughout the day can be extremely beneficial to overall well being, focus and balance.  Take a minute or two and try closing your eyes and taking some deep slow breaths. Then notice how you feel! Frustration, frenzy, anger, anxiety will all be reduced. If you don’t feel … [Read more...]

Mindfulness Meditation in Practice: The Neurobiology of Mindfulness

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Mindfulness, mindfulness meditation, or even meditation are all terms that are thrown around a lot in the media. But what is mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness meditation describes a concept that involves concentration, being aware of the present moment, and an overall transformation in how we use our minds. Mindfulness meditation practices are being incorporated into all aspects of life. Schools, chronic pain treatment programs, even the military is utilizing mindfulness meditation as a way of calming the body, decreasing stress, and strengthening the brain. Mindfulness techniques like … [Read more...]