By Nick Polizzi, Wake Up World
A few years ago, one of my teachers taught me a powerful breathing exercise that I’d like to share with you today.
Variations of this technique have been used for millennia to induce altered states of consciousness and connect more deeply with the divine. On the surface, it’s hard to fathom how breathing alone can take us to such great heights. I had doubts myself – until I gave it a try. As it turns out, I hadn’t given my lungs enough credit – the experience was cathartic in ways that defy description. Continue reading A Breathing Exercise to Take You Higher
By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
There are some “scientists” out there who believe that the mind-body connection is complete pseudoscience. This is very strange, especially given the fact that countless peer-reviewed studies published by many reputable scientists and institutions have shown a direct connection between our mind and our body.
We’ll get to some more examples later in the article, but first let’s draw attention to a group of researchers who say they’ve developed a way to measure the physiological phenomena associated with mindfulness-based stress reduction. They have proven the real-time physiological effects of spiritual practice, specifically the way heart and brain activity actually synchronize. Continue reading Mind-Body Connection During Meditation Can Now Be Measured, Thanks To Science
By Scott Moore, Conscious Life News
The crossroads is a magical place. It’s the place where the ethereal, spiritual, and philosophical meets the physical, real, and practical. Where these two roads intersect is the holy ground of transformation, it’s the place where we have to drop our one-track thinking and see the many roads. Practicing yoga means to be at the crossroads. Continue reading Yoga: The Practice of Being at the Crossroads
SandraWalter.com, May 14th, 2017 – http://www.sandrawalter.com/global-unity-meditations-every-sunday/
Be the Ascension! Join thousands during the Unity Meditations each SUNday.
When: Every SUNday at 8:11am, 11:11 am, and 5:11pm Pacific Daylight Time
Where: Wherever you are, preferably in nature
How: Center yourself, breathe and set your intention to connect with all Unity Meditators. Open to serve as a pure conduit for peace, harmony, LoveLight and the acceleration of the Ascension. Meditate in stillness for 33 minutes, or use a guided expansion meditation, such as the Christ Light Activation (link below.)
Who: Everyone in Service to Unity Consciousness and Global Peace is welcome! Invite everyone to join in, the more hearts the better.
We have unified like this for a year, and the HUman Heart grid field is very strong. Healing, activation, amplification of visions and deep sensations of balance and peace are reported each week. Some very strong Gatekeepers hold space for the Higher realms to support us; participate to feel the Light!
By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed
Maybe you aren’t a California teenager from the 1970s that was doing hashish behind the bleachers in high-school, but you’d like to revisit the pleasant feeling that marijuana gave you – only like an adult.
Maybe you’re even going to dive in for the first time? There’s a new (well, rediscovered) way to get your ganja-high, and it doesn’t require you to take an intercontinental flight to Amsterdam or even a short puddle-jump to Colorado. It’s the reefer-infused yoga class.
It isn’t anything trendy or happening, and you don’t need a $100 pair of yoga pants from Lemony Lulu or some such company to practice. All you do is smoke (or vaporize) some pot before a yoga class. Dee Dussalt has even written about it extensively the book, Ganja Yoga: A Practical Guide to Conscious Relaxation, Soothing Pain, and Enlightened Self Discovery. Continue reading Ganja Yoga: Greatest Thing Since 420 Behind the Bleachers, Or Not?
By Parvati Devi, Wake Up World
Deepening your awareness of your breath is a vital key to unlock the alchemical power of Hatha Yoga. The breath is like a bridge to your inner and outer worlds. When you focus on its flow, your breath will gently, yet powerfully, dissolve any notions of being separate. Awareness of the breath will bring you to rest in a field of profound unity with all that is.
When the body is relaxed and healthy, its various rhythms (cardiovascular, craniosacral, respiratory, etc.) flow in a synchronous dance within the whole. Inherently linked to these body patterns, the breath rises and falls in response to a pulse of energy that moves through your spine. Continue reading The Breathing Wave: Yoga as Energy Medicine
By Tanya Rakhmilevich, The Alternative Daily, Thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit
Ever since I can remember, I have struggled with anxiety. It has varied in severity throughout my life, but it has always been present — a weight I have carried and tried to manage, sometimes more successfully than others.
It helps to know I am not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 18 percent of US adults struggle with anxiety lasting for at least 12 months. Just under 23 percent are estimated to be living with anxiety classified as “severe.” At times, mine has reached this level. As anyone who has struggled with anxiety knows, it can make day-to-day life very difficult, indeed. Continue reading 8 Reasons Why I Meditate Daily – And You Should, Too!
By Alex Pietrowski , Natural Blaze
Experts cannot agree on a single, simple definition of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but do agree that it causes unfavorable behavior in educational, professional and correctional institutions. Even the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the bible of psychiatric diagnosis, defines it using a multiple choice test for an array of behavioral symptoms, demonstrating its clinical ambiguity.
Is a mental illness, or a learning disability? Is it environmental, or hereditary? Is ADHD curable, or not? Continue reading Experiments With Meditation Expose the Fallacy of Medicating Kids for ADHD
By Dr. Joseph Mercola, mercola.com
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,1 16 million adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in the past year, and it is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S.2
The diagnosis of major depressive disorder is more than feeling sad. Diagnosis requires a medical evaluation, and symptoms include both physical and cognitive functional changes.3 However this number pales to the number of people who suffer any form of depression.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 24 million people experience some form of depression, costing over $210 billion in 2010.4 The financial burden included the cost of lost work, direct and indirect medical costs and suicide-related costs. Continue reading Integrative Health: Learn The Mind-Body Benefits Of Yoga
By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution
The concept of “hygge” (which is pronounced hoo-gah) is a restorative state of mind practiced for centuries in Denmark (by way of Norway). Usually translated into English as “coziness,” it’s about finding warmth and intimacy in everything you do.
Though very old, hygge is just now gaining traction outside of its origins. Perhaps because Denmark has topped the latest UN World Happiness Report as the second happiest country on earth, people are intrigued by the lifestyles its inhabitants enjoy.
With hygge meant to promote a feeling of contentment, its no wonder people around the world are interested in the concept as way to create more happiness, friendliness, and wellbeing in everyday life. Continue reading “Hygge”- 4 Simple Ways To Incorporate A State of Mind Practice Used For Centuries In Denmark Into Your Life