Much like yoga, mindfulness has become increasingly popular in the West over recent decades, and is now promoted by doctors, celebrities, and everyone in between. But it still can feel foreign and esoteric, and many people hold misconceptions about mindfulness or just don’t get what it’s all about. These five facts about mindfulness should help clear up some of the confusion. Continue reading
A woman says to her husband, a rabbi, “While you were away, a friend of ours visited us and left two jewels of incalculable value here for me to look after. They’re really lovely jewels! I’ve never seen anything so beautiful before. He has since come to claim them back, and I don’t want to return them. I’ve grown too fond of them. What should I do?”
The rabbi responds firmly, “No one can lose something he or she has not possessed. Keeping those jewels would be tantamount to stealing them. We will give them back…”
She replies, “In fact, they already have been. The two precious jewels were our sons. God entrusted them to our care, and while you were away, he came to fetch them back. They have gone.”
“The Two Jewels”, Like the Flowing River, Paulo Coelho
Attachment to Things
When we talk about attachment, we often discuss it in the context of material possessions. We all know money can’t buy happiness, and we’re aware that there will never come a day when an external object such as a big house or expensive car will make us feel complete, so attaching ourselves and our happiness to these things or wanting them is useless, even dangerous. You can’t buy happiness, right? Continue reading
The benefits of power poses and their effects on our physical and psychological health
Body language plays an important role in determining our state of mind as well as our overall sense of well-being. Research has shown that it can influence the levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol, which have been shown to impact our ability to deal with stress.
Exploring the scientifically based research on the health benefits of meditation
Take a deep breath and relax….
In recent times, meditation has become a major topic of interest in the field of scientific research. People are becoming increasingly aware of its practice and benefits. A number of scientific studies, on the various types of meditation and relaxation techniques, and their impact on our overall health, have emerged. Continue reading
Yoga practice and its numerous benefits for your health and well-being
The health benefits of yoga can be divided into three major categories: physical, psychological and spiritual.