While working in acquired brain injury rehabilitation, I would use deep breathing techniques with my clients as a way to reduce stress and help them cope with physical pain. It hadn’t occurred to me that this was a form of meditation and that mediation starts with the breath.
Now that we’ve been using the So Hum meditation from 6 Ways Deep Breathing Helps You, I wanted to share another beneficial breathing technique. This is great for clearing mental fog or waking you from that afternoon slump. Before you can calm the mind you must control the breath. To help further your experience try Breathing for Clarity and Calming:
1. With the right hand, fold your index and middle finger and curl
Even though I live in a condominium I love growing my own herbs. There’s something satisfying about walking outside, picking something from the ground and using it in this evening's meal. It’s fresh, inexpensive and easy. Herbs add flavour to cooking and also have medicinal properties. Here are 5 Healing Herbs from the Backyard Garden or Balcony:
Chamomile This herb has been used as a tea to calm and soothe feelings of anxiety. When ingested, it aids in digestion and relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract, helping to relieve stomach upset. Externally it has been used to treat wounds and inflammation.Dill A member of the parsley family, the medicinal part of the plant is primarily
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Dr. George Roth demonstrates how you can release one of the very common injury patterns that tends to affect many people. This injury involves injury to the lower leg - mainly the tibia.
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Maybe the reason nothing seems to be ‘fixing you’ is because you’re not broken. Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you. You have a unique beauty and purpose; live accordingly - Steve Maraboli. #holisticunited #holisticgram #holisticquotes
"Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them" - Iyanla Vanzant. #healing #holisticunited #holisticgram #holisticquotes
Be purposeful in your actions. Be mindful to keep your behaviour in alignment with your goals. Remember, you can refine, improve, and enhance yourself; all other control is illusory - Dr. Steve Maraboli. #holisticunited #holisticgram #holisticquotes