Meditation

Meditation: Object Focus

If you have tried meditation in the past, you probably learned quite a bit about yourself. Meditation, although it seems like you are 'doing nothing,' is in fact a concentrated effort, especially at the beginning of your practice. Stay with it! As time progresses, if you stick to your practice, you'll find that the effort diminishes, and you will be able meditate with very little effort. Object-...

Meditation – What, Why and How?

What is meditation? A popular way to envision meditation is to see a person sitting with their legs folded saying 'ohhm,' this indeed is a form of meditation. However, there are many more ways. In a more general sense, meditation is an exercise in contemplation, reflection, an act of keeping the mind fixed upon something and an act of clearing the mind free from the day's distractions and...

The Value of Relaxation

Relaxtion helps you to reduce your stress levels in many ways - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Actually, it's impossible to draw solid boundaries between these levels. Each influences the other, as mind, body and spirit are inextricably linked. Relaxation helps you to reduce your stress levels, in many ways: Physical: Relaxation activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which...

Mind Overload? Meditate

Have you ever been preparing breakfast and poured orange juice instead of milk into your cereal? Or you get up from your chair, walk to the bedroom to get a hairpin but when you get there you have absolutely no idea what you were going to get? When this happens, the first thing we ask ourselves is, "Am I going crazy or what?" The response to this question is usually "or what?" The name for this...

Peace of Mind Heals

The long-known belief that peace of mind heals is now proven by scientific evidence. Relaxation and mediation boost immunity and relieve insomnia and high blood pressure. Here is how to put these proven techniques to work for you. Relaxation and meditation can have a very powerful effect on the body. They can help you cope with all kinds of stress-related problems, including migraines, peptic...

Chakra Meditation: Integrating an Ancient System into Everyday Life

Often, the hectic lives we lead consume so much of energy that left without energy -- neither for yourselves nor loved ones. Chakra meditation focuses on the inherent Kundalini energy within, opening the energy flow to all seven Chakras in your body. Taking the time to reconnect with your self through Chakra meditation can, and it will, bring about positive transformations in your self-esteem,...

Lavender Essential Oil on Stress

Everyone in the world is under some form of stress at all times, but if you are feeling overwhelmed by life's daily demands then lavender essential oil is for you. Lavender essential oil contains many sedative compounds to help relax the central nervous system. There are many ways to incorporate lavender essential oil into your daily life without time consuming preparation and expensive lists of...

Healthy Living with Aromatherapy

Aromatheraphy is the art of using oils extracted from aromatic plants to enhance health and beauty. Through a process of distillation the aroma of rose petals, lemon peel, berries, etc., is captured into liquid known as essential oils. The sense of smell is awakened by the power of aromatheraphy. The use of clary sage is found to be emotionally uplifting. Place a few drops in a fragrancer to...

Essential Oils to Ease Those Muscular Aches and Pains

Essential oils can play an important role in easing those muscular aches and pains from over-exertion in work or play. They have an almost immediate effect when used with a massage or a bath. Essential oils that can be used for their analgesic effects include chamomile, lavender, marjoram and rosemary. Oils that are relaxing are chamomile, clary sage, jasmine and marjoram. Use five to ten drops...

Lavender: Essential Oil

Lavender: Essential Oil Lavender can be used for burns and wounds and is a good disinfectant being antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. It can aid in the relief of headaches, colds, sore throats, coughs, sinus congestion, menstrual pain, muscular aches and insect bites, and will repel insects. Lavender calms, soothes and balances; it restores unbalanced states both physical and emotional and enables healing to take...

Reduce Tension for Arthritis Pain by Yoga or Other Self Meditation Techniques

Reduce Tension for Arthritis Pain by Yoga or Other Self Meditation Techniques Long-lasting pain, like the kind that accompanies arthritis or fibromyalgia, is different. While it tells you that something is wrong, it often isn't as easy to relieve. Arthritis pain is processed in brain areas concerned with emotions and fear, Managing this type of pain is essential to enhance your quality of life and sense of well-being. The relationship between arthritis and stress is...

Meditation Can Ease Arthritis Pain

Meditation Can Ease Arthritis Pain Taken daily, it can untangle tension, fight fatigue and even lower your blood pressure. It can lift your spirits and help you find inner peace. What's more, it costs nothing, has no side effects and doesn't require medical help. The "treatment" is meditation, an ancient practice that has gained modern medical approval in many quarters. Research shows meditation can help relieve many arthritis...

Chinese Martial Art: Tai Chi May Potentiate The Immunity of Virus

Chinese Martial Art: Tai Chi May Potentiate The Immunity of Virus The number of vaccines currently in development is unprecedented and that progress in this area is keeping pace with the growing threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases.Among new candidates in the pipeline are vaccines against HIV/AIDS, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, dengue and anthrax. Vaccines — which protect against disease by inducing...