Tag: Depression

Meditation versus Medication for Anxiety Relief

A recent study has found that Meditation is as effective as a leading anxiety medication in managing anxiety. While there is enough said about stress being the main reason people develop mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, the practice of Meditation or Mindfulness as a tool for mental wellness, has not been taken seriously.

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Tools for Emotional Regulation – Steps in Embodiment practice

Emotional exploration Understanding what a particular emotion feels like in the body helps us to become aware of the onset of the emotion and be comfortable with those sensations. This awareness helps us recognize and label the emotion before it spirals out of control. Redirecting our thoughts to our bodily sensations helps us manage our

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The burden of expectations – how to retain your sanity

Stress may be caused by both internal (fears, lack of confidence, other personality issues) as well as extraneous (difficult boss, family members expectations etc.)  factors. However, it is my contention that if one can gain control over internal factors, which can certainly be done, the external factors will not have the devastating impact that they

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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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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.