Managing symptoms of Anxiety with Yoga 5 – Paired relaxation technique

Stress is now a fact of life,so much so, that it has become a generic emotion. Any feeling that evokes discomfort in the body or mind is termed stress. People of all ages are heard talking about how stressed they are and this includes children. Our lifestyle with the access to technological stimuli round the

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Yoga – the key to a healthy Nervous system via the Vagus nerve

The controlled breathing in Yoga helps to balance the Autonomic Nervous System. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system through the vagus nerve. An active and well nourished Vagus nerve reduces inflammation caused by stress in various parts of the body and prevents the occurrence of mental and physical ailments. This blog contains a simple explanation of how this happens.

Yoga and the Mind

Most of the yogic texts are complicated Sanskrit terms that have little significance to the lay person. While the believers’ numbers are growing, there are many sceptics too. Especially when we talk of the healing effects of yoga. So, it’s important to understand how yoga works on the human body and consequently the human mind.

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Recognize negative thinking patterns in yourself

These are times when we see Negativity everywhere we turn. I am sharing an interesting article that explains how we are lured into negative thinking by our thought patterns. Awareness of these patterns can help us recognize these habitual patterns of thought in ourselves. Awareness can lead to action – making changes in our thought

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Help your kid understand Emotions

Everybody experiences emotions. Despite that, Emotions are never completely understood. Some think that we need to express our emotions openly, others feel that they should be contained. Most of us oscillate between the two depending on the situation and how our mental state at the time. It is important to learn to express our feelings

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Emotions and you

This is a new series of blogs that will help the reader develop a better awareness of emotions that are experienced and develop techniques to regulate them more efficiently. We all want to be more peaceful. Many of us want to be able to manage our emotions better so we do not end up losing

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Managing stress and anxiety – 6 Learning not to take things personally

Have you often wondered why your colleague was so snappy or your spouse did not pay attention to you or your child burst into tears over an inane remark from you? Have these reaction kept you preoccupied or even awake at night wondering what you had done wrong? If yes – read on. One of

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Creating safe spaces for your employees – Organization Development

As a HR executive, I am sure you are often looking for ways to make performance more effective and help the organization increase the profit margins. this is best accomplished by keeping your employees safe and happy.  By safe I mean providing an environment that is supportive and always has the mental wellness of the

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Managing symptoms of anxiety with yoga – 4

Legs up the wall pose / Vipareet karani  InstructionsPull your mat near a wall. Sit down with the right hip against the wall and legs stretched out in front of you. Gently slide down sideways on the mat, keeping your hip against the wall.When you are lying down in an L shape., gently roll on

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Managing Symptoms of Anxiety with Yoga Series – 3

Childs pose /Balasana This is the first of the poses in the series on how to manage anxiety. From the previous posts in this series, you might now be able to gauge if you are experiencing the symptoms of Anxiety. If you are prone to anxiety, it can overcome you at any time. When you

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Managing Symptoms of Anxiety with Yoga Series – 2

Mental symptoms of Anxiety In an earlier post, I had listed physiological symptoms of Anxiety. Those symptoms have to be accompanied by mental symptoms to be considered anxiety disorder. Persistent worry about the future is the most noticeable mental symptom. Regular practice of Yoga asanas, Pranayama and Meditation will help alleviate mild symptoms. Practice of

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