I recently attended a course on Metta (Loving Kindness ) meditation by Jillian Pransky. It was a style of meditation that I was not very familiar and comfortable with. However the restorative and the meditative practices I learnt just opened my mind. I then listened to the podcast of her interview on the “One you
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.
As a Behavioral psychologist and Yoga therapist. I would like to encourage you to take control of your mental and physical wellbeing by introducing you to a series of techniques that will help increase your awareness of thoughts, feelings and emotion and gain better control over them. I started this series as we are currently
Whoever practices yoga is bound to speak about the mental peace and feeling of calm they experience after a session of Yoga. Research studies confirm that yoga appears to modulate stress response systems. This, in turn, decreases physiological arousal — for example, reducing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and easing respiration. There is also
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
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.
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
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.