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10 Myths About Yogis

Yoga is an ancient practice of mindfulness developed to assist ones consciousness towards enlightenment.  Here in the United States although no popularized for its true depth of meaning  its became quite  trendy none the less . With peaceful breathing, vibrant postures and compassion  the  yoga community isn’t a one-size-fits-all group. It really is for everyone!!  In this fun article  “Yoga journal.com” details     “Bad Yogi” Erin Motz as she explains here perception of what yoga is and what it is not  . READMORE

The Mindfulness Prescription

 As highlighted in an article by Samantha Olson,  research is showing promising insight on how mindfulness is beginning to help patients heal  .  Over the course of 12 weeks, participants who were diagnosed with conditions Including  generalized, social, and separation anxiety disorder  underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans while they practiced mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, a wide range of therapeutic techniques that included meditation, yoga, and learning how to pay nonjudgmental attention to one’s life . READ MORE 

An Implausible Path Towards Mindfulness

Peace, love, and eff off. In a perfect world, meditation is all soft smiles, cooing voices, perfect posture, and no flinching. Heck, in a perfect world, you probably wouldn’t even need meditation. But this is the real world, people—and to deal with it, you may need something a bit more…aggressive.Seems ironic, even counterproductive, to use profanity as a source of purification, right? But check this: “A swearing type of meditation can be an absolutely wonderful release,” says global meditation expert and life coach Tom Cronin. “When you have emotional toxins in your system, you need to expend that negative energy to get them out. They won’t just go away on their own. Curse words are, by nature, vigorous, angry words. Saying or even shouting them can clear the anger.” READ MORE

 

Mindfulness: The craze sweeping schools now at a university near you

Mindfulness: The craze sweeping schools now at a university near you

Slowly take a raisin and examine every wrinkle and fold of its surface. Feel its texture with your fingers. Inhale its scent. Squeeze it and hear how it sounds. Raise it to your lips, place it in your mouth, explore it with your tongue. Prepare to chew. As you bite into it, notice the bursts of taste and how these change, and be aware of when you feel ready to swallow. Finally, feel the raisin travel into your body.

This is a common introductory exercise in mindfulness – a practice derived…READ MORE.

Train Your Brain…Here’s Why and How!

Try These Cognitive Restructuring Exercises to Improve Your Mood and Reduce Stress

Cognitive restructuring is a core part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the most effective psychological treatments for common problems like depression, anxiety disorders, and binge eating. Here, clinical and social psychologist Alice Boyes shares some CBT techniques you can try at home to reduce problems with mood, anxiety, and stress.

Practice Noticing When You’re Having a Cognitive Distortion

Choose one type of cognitive distortion to focus on at a time. Example: you recognize that you’re prone to “negative predictions.” For a week, just notice any times you find yourself…READ MORE

Train Your Brain…Here's Why and How!

Try These Cognitive Restructuring Exercises to Improve Your Mood and Reduce Stress

Cognitive restructuring is a core part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the most effective psychological treatments for common problems like depression, anxiety disorders, and binge eating. Here, clinical and social psychologist Alice Boyes shares some CBT techniques you can try at home to reduce problems with mood, anxiety, and stress.

Practice Noticing When You’re Having a Cognitive Distortion

Choose one type of cognitive distortion to focus on at a time. Example: you recognize that you’re prone to “negative predictions.” For a week, just notice any times you find yourself…READ MORE

Mindfulness…Our Very Own Superpower

 

In an article by Lindsay Holmes, Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post she provides us with a great outlook on our greastest superpower…MINDFULNESS.

The term “mindfulness” can scare people off. But the truth is, the practice could be your greatest superpower.

The basic premise of mindfulness is possessing an awareness of your thoughts, which, when you think about it, is a very useful tool. Next time you lose your cool over getting cut off on your drive home or a dry cleaning mishap with your favorite shirt — and who hasn’t? — try using a mindfulness technique to deescalate as discussed in the video…Read more