The Purpose and Intention of Yoga

The Purpose and Intention of Yoga

In the west yoga has become exercise and stretching. But the true meaning of yoga is to experience and understand your true nature. This means that the foundational reason you are here is to realize and re-unite with your essential, highest Self. This requires shifting your identity from a created Self to your authentic Self, moving from separation, disconnection and dissatisfaction to unity, peace and fulfillment.

 

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Manifesting and Mindfulness

Manifesting and Mindfulness

We don’t usually connect Mindfulness with manifesting the life we want. Mindfulness usually is about having a more peaceful mind. New thought teachers tell us that it’s our thoughts that determine our ability to manifest. But here’s a deeper understanding and the missing piece.

 

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Strengthen your body and mind: women and Alzheimer’s

Strengthen your body and mind: women and Alzheimer’s

Did you know that two-thirds of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are women? And that we don’t know why? Maria Shriver founded The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement™, a global alliance, to help find out. This month I participated in her annual Move for Minds event, a day focused on the mind/body connection and raising funds to wipe out Alzheimer’s. As Maria says, “Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis. That’s why we must be at the heart of the solution.”
 

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Seven Keys to Unlock Your Brain Power this Spring

Seven Keys to Unlock Your Brain Power this Spring

According to Maharishi Ayurveda, there are three equally important aspects to mental performance: dhi — learning and comprehension, governed by Vata dosha; dhriti — processing and retention of knowledge, the realm of Pitta dosha; and smriti — memory or recall, controlled by Kapha dosha.

 

For the best mental performance and realization of the fullest mental potential, each of these three factors individually needs to be at its peak, and, more important, the coordination among the three factors also needs to be optimal. Ayurveda recommends paying attention to the three fundamental pillars of good health — diet, sleep and lifestyle — to achieve this state of mental wholeness and balance.

 

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1 in 5 women experience mental health issues in pregnancy

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In a study of 2300 women conducted by the Royal College of Obstetricians in England over 5 years has found that 20% of women experience mental health issues during pregnancy and within one year of giving birth. The vast majority of these women had experienced no signs of mental health challenges before becoming pregnant.

 

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Lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

Lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

There are ways to support your brain and body to lower your risk of getting Alzheimer’s or experiencing cognitive decline.

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Un-loveability And Overcoming Depression

Un-loveability And Overcoming Depression

Most of us go through life with bouts of sadness or depression, but it doesn’t dominate.

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Optimal Cognitive Functioning

Optimal Cognitive Functioning

My parents did the crossword puzzle every day in the local newspaper. They were convinced that it would keep their minds sharp.

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Memory: Why I can't remember

Memory: Why I can't remember

Why is it that we can go through a busy day and remember very little of it and, over time, recall practically nothing?

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