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.
In my earlier blog on Techniques for relaxation, I had described two techniques that one can use to stall anxious thoughts. Regular practice of these techniques will ensure a calmer frame of mind and more rational reactions to difficult situations. In Dialectical Behavior therapy made popular by its proponent Dr. Marcia Linehan, we understand that
While stressful situations cannot be avoided, one can learn to manage stress better. Practice of techniques advocated by the disciplines of Yoga and Psychology will help you approach stress with calm. Read about some techniques here
Organizations today are hotbeds for stress creation. Constant deadlines, unbridled competition and the dissipation of empathy in the cut throat professional environment are driving people to the ER with various ailments both physical (headaches, acidity or even frequent colds) and mental (anxiety and depression). The good news is that stress can be managed if the
When the thoughts start spiraling out of control, there is a need for the individual to get a grip on their thoughts so that they don’t reach the panic situation. The yogic practice of Deep breathing helps to calm the mind. We have often heard people advise those who are angry or upset to take
A person panics when they feel threatened by the situation It could be a perception of threat on any level – physical, emotional or mental. I say perception because when a person is faced with an unsafe situation – images of danger that pass through their mind can be based on one’s own previous experiences
In this instalment of my blog I want to focus on Panic situations and how people can try to gain control over themselves with the help of Yoga and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This article will appear in 3 instalments. I had planned on writing on Ashtanga yoga. That will follow later as I want to
I have been doing yoga for about 15 years. I started because I was dealing with severe migraines and read a lot about the yogic breathing practices that help reduce the incidence and severity of migraines. It did not work immediately, but the practice of yoga, in my opinion, made me calmer and take the
In this mad world, how can we support our teenager and ensure that they have a reasonably fun filled teenage while emerging successful in their academics. When you teenager comes home and tells you he/she had a bad day – don’t ignore it. They many say they don’t want to talk about it but will
No rocket science here, Freud and other psychologists came up with personality theories that extolled the impact of personality traits on the person’s behavior. Unfortunately we rarely take individual differences into consideration when we deal with people in any facet of life. Nowhere is this more important than at the hiring office of large organizations.