Do Natural Stress, Anxiety and Depression Supplements Really Work?

Do Natural Stress, Anxiety and Depression Supplements Really Work? Unfortunately, millions of Americans currently suffer from the debilitating effects of stress, anxiety, and depression. In the pharmaceutical industry, anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants are among the best-selling medications on the market. The everyday stressors faced by Americans have simply become too much for many to bear, and reasonably so. In recent years, taking an anti-anxiety medication or antidepressant has become as common as taking a multivitamin. However, the side effects and long-term effects of such medications were for the most part unknown until recently. In the past year, some of the drastic negative effects of such medications have come to light, much to the horror of patients and physicians alike. Anti-anxiety …

Easy Meditation Techniques

Easy Meditation Techniques Meditation may be a challenge for most people to do as a habit. But it is not as difficult as some may think. There are several easy meditation techniques that anyone can follow toward attaining a deeper sense of relaxation. Meditation is an effective weapon against banishing stress brought about by the rigors of life. You should try it out and here are the simple steps that you can follow to help you out. One of the first things is find a place where you can sit comfortably. It should also be some place where you can have few distractions as possible. Distractions are not good when you are meditating since they can keep you from developing …

Chakracises

Chakracises These are simple exercises to help you get your chakras open and spinning in line when they are out of balance or misaligned. If you feel you are stuck in the past or you are feeling disconnected from other people, then your crown chakra is probably out of alignment. Chakracises to remedy the problem are meditation and prayer. The colors associated with the crown chakra are white and violet. Problems with the brow chakra include paranoia, false realities, and poor judgment. Chakracises to try to align this chakra are Lucid dreaming and visualization. The color associated with the brow chakra is indigo. The throat chakra can cause problems when we don’t speak the truths that we need to sometimes. …

Getting Some Anxiety And Stress Relief

Getting Some Anxiety And Stress Relief Everyone is seeking some form of anxiety and stress relief. Hopefully you haven’t resorted to self-medication with alcohol. Rather than applying a balm to the sore of stress, why not find a way to stop the stress from getting out of hand in the first place. I’ll take preventative medicine over reactive medicine any day. One effective approach to getting anxiety and stress relief is to address the thinking in your mind that is causing the stress. The whole field of cognitive psychology is devoted to this approach. So, one type of faulty thinking that can lead to stress, anxiety and depression is all-or-nothing thinking. What is all-or-nothing thinking? It goes like this: Someone …

A Simple Guide To Meditation To Help You Deal With Stress

A Simple Guide To Meditation To Help You Deal With Stress Meditation is one of the techniques used in stress management. A person who is riddled with problems often finds it hard to focus; which often leads to more problems cropping up due to their mistakes. Meditation techniques helps a person achieve a calm state of mind without having to resort to drugs or relaxation tools and implements. Every step to meditation is done in the mind. Remember that meditation is not a one shot deal. It is almost impossible to attain a calm state of mind in just a matter of minutes, especially if it’s your first time at it. It is essential that you keep on practicing meditation …

Trouble getting sleep? Beware!

Trouble getting sleep? Beware! After a grueling exam, a major business presentation, or enduring rush hour traffic, what do people anticipate or look forward to when they get home? Aside from seeing one’s family and enjoying a hearty dinner with them or watching your favorite TV program, one of most important thing for all humans, and even animals, is to enjoy sleep. It is really frustrating not able to sleep. You toss and turn on every side of your bed. Until you thought of every single detail you have done during the day. While most people can easily get a sleep even sitting on a chair, there are others who seem to to have trouble getting and staying asleep. This …

Hypnosis And The Benefit Of Deep Breathing

Hypnosis And The Benefit Of Deep Breathing Essentially, the word hypnosis is just another word for relaxation. Yes hypnosis is brought on by suggestion, but it’s that deep state of relaxation that qualifies hypnosis. I sometimes use the term creative relaxation. When I say that, I’m referring to the fact that it’s the use of hypnosis that I call therapy. I’ve always defined hypnosis as just what it is, an altered state of awareness through deep relaxation. Some people define relaxing as just taking time to read through a magazine or have a cup of tea. But really just changing activities is not relaxation. When you reach a state of total relaxation through hypnosis, you will see the difference. And …

Methods Of Self-Esteem Improvement

Methods Of Self-Esteem Improvement Many of us suffer from low self esteem and lack self confidence, you’ll be happy to know that there are many methods for self esteem improvement. The first question you should ask yourself when attempting to improve your self esteem is whether there are issues that need to be addressed with a professional counselor. This is particularly true if your low self esteem is driving you to abuse alcohol or other drugs and is interfering in your life in a major way. If so, you may need to speak with a therapist or counselor who specializes in self esteem issues. If you want to raise your self esteem but are not having major self esteem problems, …

The Many Branches Of Yoga

The Many Branches Of Yoga People have used yoga techniques for more than 2,000 years. Over these centuries, yoga has developed into a system of widely varied practices, much like an ancient tree with many branches. Each branch of yoga was developed to serve specific human needs. As a general rule, though, they all serve one primary purpose: to bring into equilibrium the human mind and body. Let’s take a closer look at 5 of those branches of yoga. Hatha Yoga If enhanced well being is your goal, you should consider the practice of hatha yoga. In addition to meditation, which is a common technique in4 all yoga branches, hatha yoga teaches a series of postures (known in yoga terminology …

CHAKRA MEDITATION

CHAKRA MEDITATION Summary: Understanding the Chakra Meditation. Defining what chakra is should be the first step in fully understanding the chakra meditation. The human body has vital points of energy that are being used consciously or unconsciously and which greatly influence the events that happen in our lives. The term “chakra” is used to mean these vital points. Chakras are located in different parts of the body. All seven of these affect the areas where each of them is located and each possesses its own distinctive property. A chakra found at the base of the spine — the Root Chakra. This chakra is known to affect the health, structure and safety of a person. This particular chakra, also called the …

Techniques That You Might Not Know About-Meditation

Techniques That You Might Not Know About-Meditation Meditation and holistic living have become buzzwords in recent years, with more and more people seeking an alternative to the frantic pace of modern life. However, many practitioners don’t consider the barriers modern society presents to meditation. Even seasoned meditation practitioners can lose focus in the speed-crazed, mindset of modern life. Meditation encourages a strong self awareness and a healthy mind-body connection. Today’s culture seems to operate on a completely different system. The modern world is addicted to activity, and the more the better. Because of this, many people remain chained to distractions and cannot tap into their body’s natural potential to break free. Stress is created when the mind is not doing …

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace Throughout history, meditation has been an integral part of many cultures. Records indicate that meditation was practiced in ancient Greece and India more than 5,000 years ago. In the Buddhist religion, meditation is an important part of their spiritual practice. Different forms of meditation are practiced in China and Japan, and Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have traditions similar to meditation. The word meditation comes from the Latin ‘meditari’ which means: exercise, turn something over in one’s mind, think, consider. It is defined as “consciously directing your attention to alter your state of mind.” Meditation is one of the proven alternative therapies that in recent years have been classified under the mind-body medicine therapies. It …

Try This Chakra Meditation

Try This Chakra Meditation Chakra meditation helps to strengthen weak chakras and will benefit your health, wisdom and happiness. If you need to recharge your body, mind and soul then using chakra meditation is an excellent way to revitalize you from the inside out. How to perform a chakra meditation The first few times you practice a chakra meditation, make sure that you have an expert to guide you. Ideally face to face, but at least with a guided CD. You need to make sure that your chakras are left more in balance at the end of the meditation than they were when you started! Start your meditation by sitting down, cross legged in a quiet, dimly lit room Make …

Basic Meditation Exercises

Basic Meditation Exercises Meditation exercises are effective means of reducing stress and teaching your body and mind to relax. Not only that, such exercises can also help build self-confidence and self-esteem. And most importantly, just like any other exercise, it can help you maintain your good health and keep you in great shape. There are many types of meditation exercises that you can do. It would depend in their ability to make you feel relax and relieve you of stress. One that you can try out is the walking meditation. It is a form of meditation that monks do as a habit in monasteries. What they do is walk the on a quiet area for a time while contemplating or …

Deep Meditation

Deep Meditation Meditation is the primary means of cultivating the inner peace and happiness that we all long for. Inner peace and happiness are found to be resident parts of our inner nature when we are able to take away the barriers in our nervous system from the purifying influences of yoga practices. Inner stillness is the essence of enlightenment, and how do we nurture this in ourselves? – Through deep meditation. Samyama is a deep meditation practice that takes advantage of resident inner stillness (silence). The practice of Samyama develops in us that sense of “seeing stillness in action and action in stillness.” In this state, our desires become expressions of our inner silence and find fulfillment in ways …

Yoga Meditation

Yoga Meditation There are so many forms and systems of yoga meditation that are being popularized in many parts of the world today, many of which have been developed based on experience, scientific research and study, others from mental speculation. Some may see some results and experience some benefits, yet others may end up frustrated. Learning the real meaning of Yoga Meditation and tracing its authoritative source is deemed to guide yoga meditation practitioners from being misled and help them attain the real benefits and goals of yoga meditation. Yoga Meditation means controlling the mind and material senses by focusing on the energy within the body. As such, it can be understood that controlling the mind is very difficult as …