Category: Mental Health

Moving towards Emotional Wellness

The Journaling Technique Frequent and intense emotions can have both a physical and mental impact on us. The body can experience increased heart rates, temperature, perspiration, or acidity. Eventually it will lead to physical ailments – ulcers, hypertension, Acidity related problems, Insomnia, even auto immune diseases and mental disorders such as Anxiety and Depression. However,

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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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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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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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A Surprising Emotion People With Childhood Emotional Neglect Often Feel

Commentary: Very often we see people around us who cant seem to relax , who are so involved in the care of others that they often forget to put themselves first. I have seen this more often in women who are groomed from childhood to “take care of others”. In the process they suppress their

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