Meditation and stress management 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
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
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.
Maslow’s Hierachy of needs and yoga In the following pages I am going to discuss an example of how yoga can be blended with psychology in understanding human beings and aiding better quality of life without any psychological ailments. Picture courtesy: Wikipedia From the illustration one can see that the simple physical needs take up
Prevention and care is by far the best medicine there is. It all comes down to balance.” http://yoga.org.nz/what-is-yoga/yoga_definition.htm The practice of various Pranayama and Meditation are key aspects of yoga. Practice of yoga is not complete without meditation or pranayama. “Yoga is a very effective tool for relieving stress. Calming the mind and allowing a
The more I get to know about yoga and its benefits , the more I am able to connect the practice of yoga to psychological well being. This is hitherto a nascent area. In the last couple of years I have seen many experts try to use yoga to help with psychological disorders especially anxiety