a Regular Yoga Practice
come to yoga looking for various things: peace of mind, stress
reduction, improved concentration and weight loss. Yoga can help
you to accomplish all of this, but "yoga works, if you work!" You
have to do the practices on a regular basis in order to get the
we want to enjoy our daily lives, it is exceptionally helpful
to slow down for part of the day and focus on your breath. Research
has shown that periods of meditation — of focusing on your
breath — helps us transcend worries, lowers our anxiety,
diminishes depression and increases clarity. Meditation balances
our moods and enhances our ability to connect fully with who we
Stress? Go Gardening!
its purest form, gardening is about connecting with the earth
and resetting our clocks to the simple, natural rhythms of life.
Try as we may, we can't really speed up a tomato plant and make
it grow by our timetable. We must adapt, and in doing so, gardening
offers us a gentle reminder about what's really important in life:
food, water, warmth, a bit of loving attention and some room to
and Crafting: Not Frivolous at All!
Are you looking
for stress relief? No drugs, no meditation? Have you ever thought
about taking up a craft? In fact, doing a craft is a prescription
for good health. And more importantly, you do not need to be good
at the craft to benefit. Imagine feeling more relaxed. See yourself
smiling, pleased with your efforts. All this can be yours, once
you start enjoying a hobby. A craft can be any hand-made project
that you take pleasure in doing — it could be painting,
needle work, knitting, home decoration, woodwork.
Have you ever confused
negativity with just being realistic, believing somehow that seeing
the downside of every situation is facing life as it really is?
In truth, negativity is nothing more than a bad habit —
and once you un-learn it, the resulting self-esteem boost and
newfound ability to cope with the challenges in your life will
convince you that being more positive is well worth the effort!
more Time, Energy and Money!
Time, energy and money are chronically lacking
in parents’ lives. They are too tired because their children
keep them up at night, they are strapped for time between juggling
work and family, and they spend all their resources on their kids,
the house, the car and the mortgage. Everybody
has a dream. Whether you know it or not, at one time you dreamed
all the time. As children grow, their imaginations grow with them.
Then they become adults, and the reality of the world sets in.
Have you forgotten how to dream? Do you feel as if you have no
time to breath, much less make your dreams reality?
You Addicted to Stress?
At the International Breath Institute, we've worked
with many people suffering from stress-related illnesses. We coined
the term “stress addiction” after studying and compiling
data and research on stress and its effects.
Simply stated, stress addiction is working at an intense or prolonged
pace, suffering a traumatic experience and always being on the
edge. It is like being in a state of hyper-arousal all the time.
for Kids and Parents
“Baby yoga! Baby yoga!”
This is my daughter’s chant any time she reaches over to
place her hands in front of her toes, in essence doing the toddler
version of downward facing dog. I fantasized about doing yoga
with my children before becoming pregnant, but I never pictured
it like this.
Couples: Tips for Working it Out
"All marriages require work
from both partners to continue a loving relationship," says
Eileen Bailey, director of ADDHelpline. "Marriages with
one spouse with ADD can be even more difficult and trying but
can also be rewarding, loving relationships as long as both
partners value and respect the other person and the strengths
they bring to the relationship."
to Stop Pain and Relieve Stress
Do you ever stop and think
what an amazing thing our breath is? Probably not. Most of us
never give it a thought. It is something we take for granted.
Rarely do we stop and think about how it, along with our souls,
is our life force and without it we would not be alive.
ever considered using your journal for more than just recording
your to-do list or daily events? With a commitment to write
honestly, journaling can be a unique method of self-therapy,
a means of exploring your feelings and motivations — and
an excellent tool in your decision-making process.
Tips for Healthy, Low-Stress Holidays
The holidays, though times
of happiness and celebration, can also be a source of considerable
stress for many of us, which can challenge our health and wellness.
Between holiday parties, entertaining at home, shopping for gifts
and other obligations, we may often feel more than a little overwhelmed.
Using Flower Essences
for Emotional Well-being
Flower essence therapy
is similar to homeopathy in important ways. It works on a non-physical
level to help resolve, not suppress, issues that affect your health.
What are the issues specific to you that are affecting you the
most right now?
This Quick Pick-Me-Up to Destress an Soothe Those Aching Legs
Want to know
a trick that can revive your weary body, or tired and sore legs,
and give you a boost that will keep you going for the rest of
the evening? Read on.
Away Tension With Lemon Balm
balm, a member of the mint family, has been used for centuries
to melt away tension, relax the body and soothe the mind. Often
overlooked, it deserves to be considered as a part of any medicinal
Ways to Target Your Stress Points
a life of less stress by identifying your stress points. You can
start by answering the following eight questions in your personal
for Busy Women
Everyone needs a hobby. Do you believe this? It's true. In fact,
the busier a person is, the more that person really needs a healthy,
tension-relieving, fun way to relax.
Stress - Parenting
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