Category Archives: Self Help

How To Use Meditation To Reprogram Your Mind

Wouldn’t it be great if you could change your habitual thinking and bad habits? You know, those moments when you know you shouldn’t do something, but you do it anyway.

The reason you do that is because your mind is programmed to follow habitual patterns. The voice in your head saying, “go on, it’s okay,” comes from the sub-conscious part of your unconscious mind. This is your shadow self, what Sigmund Freud called the id.

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Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy

Edmund Jacobson was an American physician, psychiatrist and physiologist. In the early 1920’s, he began experimenting with ways to relieve anxiety by tensing and relaxing the muscles.

The results were published in his 1929 book, “Progressive Relaxation” which was subsequently edited for a mainstream audience and released under the title, “You Must Relax” in 1934. Continue reading Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy

Can Meditation Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s?

High Blood Pressure Linked With Alzheimer Disease

A new study published by the American Heart Association has found that high blood pressure increases the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s.

15% of people over 65 suffer dementia

Given the intensity of the modern world, and the pressure on workers to perform in their jobs, support a family and function in social circles, hypertension is a common problem. Continue reading Can Meditation Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s?

New Study Claims That Meditating Is Good For The Gut

Ha! This Is Not New…

You sometimes have to wonder whether medical researchers in western democracies are taking the piss. Other times you have to wake up to the harsh cold reality that, yes they are!

in your head

In April this year, neurologist, Suzanne O’Sullivan won the Wellcome book prize for her research exploring the connection between body and mind. Continue reading New Study Claims That Meditating Is Good For The Gut

The Symbolic Meaning of the Dancing Shiva

Get In Touch With Your Other Half

The statue of the God, Shiva performing the cosmic dance, is one of the most iconic and enigmatic symbols of Hinduism. Symbolically, the ‘Nataraj’ represents enlightened persons that have mastered their emotions, nurtured a balanced personality and understand the True Self.

The Dancing Shiva

Ancient symbolism teaches us many lessons that are as pertinent today as they were thousands of years ago. The Gods are merely personifications of the human mind and the Nataraj playfully shows us how we can liberate our minds and become master of our emotions, thoughts and actions. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of the Dancing Shiva

Neurosplasticity: Is It Time To Change Your Mind?

Did you know it’s possible to change your mind?

You’re probably thinking, “Yes, my girlfriend does it all the time just to confuse me.” Haha, yes, but that’s not what I mean. I am talking about changing habitual patterns of thinking so that you react differently to situations.

You can learn how to stay in control of your emotions!

The expanded mind of the cosmos

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