mind body – AD Roberts http://adroberts.net/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 09:14:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://adroberts.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png mind body – AD Roberts http://adroberts.net/ 32 32 Fall asleep faster with mental tricks that calm your racing mind https://adroberts.net/fall-asleep-faster-with-mental-tricks-that-calm-your-racing-mind/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 09:14:12 +0000 https://adroberts.net/fall-asleep-faster-with-mental-tricks-that-calm-your-racing-mind/

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN

You are exhausted, your body is yawning to sleep. Yet once your head hits the pillow, your mind is flooded with worry, making sleep elusive, sometimes impossible.

Don’t worry, experts say: there are relaxation techniques you can use to calm that racing spirit.

“Think of these relaxation exercises as tools in your toolkit for better sleep,” said sleep specialist Rebecca Robbins, an instructor in the division of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School.

“Practice them, and you’ll fall asleep better and better, which is the Holy Grail, isn’t it? No one wants to spend time tossing and turning at night.

1. Controlled deep breathing

Deep breathing is a scientific method for calming the body and mind that can be practiced easily before going to bed and when you wake up in the middle of the night.

Changing the rate of your breathing slows your heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates the body’s parasympathetic “rest and digest” system, which can put worry and anxiety off the line.

“Consciously focusing on the breath can help you separate yourself from the thoughts racing through your brain,” Robbins said.

There are several deep breathing techniques you can try. Diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing, focuses on relaxing the diaphragm, the main muscle of breathing. Begin by inhaling deeply through your nose for a slow count of six, making sure you can feel your belly rise with your hand as it fills with air. Count to six again, letting the breath escape slowly.

“Strive for effortless, smooth, quiet inhales while treating your exhales as gentle, prolonged sighs of relief,” suggested Dana Santas, CNN contributor, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and mind-body coach.

Stay in the moment, said Santa Claus, focusing on the sounds and sensations of your breath: “Direct all your senses to follow the path of the air through your nose, into your throat, into your lungs and again. If your mind wanders, bring it back to your breath, what is happening here and now.

2. Meditation

Meditation is an age-old method of calming the body and mind. Studies show that it can help perfectionists stop judging themselves and can aid in the treatment of smoking, pain, addiction disorders, and depression, among others.

Using direct measures of brain function and structure, one study found that it only took 30 minutes a day of meditation practice for two weeks to produce a measurable change in the brain.

“When these types of mental exercises are taught to people, it actually changes their brain function and structure,” said neuroscientist Richard Davidson, professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds. , told CNN in a previous interview.

There are many resources on the Internet to help someone start meditating. Davidson and his colleagues have created a free science app designed to help people practice meditation and mindfulness.

3. Visualization

Visualization is another sleep aid. Imagine a quiet, peaceful place in your mind and fill it with specific objects, colors, and sounds. Researchers found that people who visualize in detail were able to clear unwanted thoughts from their minds more effectively.

If you’re having trouble populating the scene, the researchers suggest asking yourself questions about smell, touch, and light, like “Can I feel the sun on my skin?” What do I smell in the air?

You can also visualize your body relaxing, experts say. While breathing deeply and slowly, imagine that your breath is wind flowing through the body, easing stress and releasing tension as it travels through each part of the body and then escapes.

“I like to think of the breath as a light in your mind’s eye that grows larger as you breathe in and shrinks as you breathe out,” Robbins said. “These tangible strategies where you visualize something and match that to a breath are really powerful.”

4. Progressive muscle relaxation

Most of us aren’t even aware of the tension we carry in our muscles until it manifests in backaches and headaches.

According to experts, progressive muscle relaxation is a way to relax these muscles, making it easier to fall asleep. You tense and relax the muscle groups of the body in a certain order, starting at the head and working your way down to the toes and feet.

Each section of the body is tightly tensed and held for 10 seconds as you inhale. Strive to squeeze each muscle hard, but not so tightly that it cramps or hurts. Then, when you exhale, relax the muscle suddenly and all at once. University of Michigan Health recommends that you do the exercises in a systematic order which you can find here.

There’s an added benefit to exercise, experts say: there’s no room in your brain for anxious thoughts.

5. Set a “worry time” before bed

Here’s a way to stop your mind from repetitively listing all the things you need to do (or haven’t done), but it only works if you do it before you get fired.

“Don’t worry in bed. Schedule ‘worry time’ – a period of time outside of the bedroom, outside of sleep, to worry about the things that naturally creep into your mind at night,” said sleep specialist Dr Raj Dasgupta, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

“Write down a list of things you need to do tomorrow,” suggested Dr. Vsevolod Polotsky, professor of medicine and director of sleep research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

“You can even email it to yourself. It gives you satisfaction and the realization that it’s dark and you can’t do anything with your list, but you can deal with it tomorrow,” Polotsky said.

All of these mind tricks and relaxation tips have a purpose beyond a night’s sleep, experts say.

“They’re extremely beneficial from a classical conditioning perspective,” Robbins said. “If your body knows that what comes after you stop doing these activities is sleep, then you start to condition yourself, and after a while your body will slide more easily into a relaxed state, which increases your chances of to sleep.”

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It looks like Arcade Fire might be teasing the arrival of new music if the cryptic postcards they’ve started sending fans are anything to go by.

Earlier today (March 3), a fan took to Reddit to share an image of a postcard with what appears to be the band’s logo.

“I received this in the mail today,” user BordonGrown wrote. “Black box covering my address. The logo at the bottom looks like the band… Anyone else got one?

I received a postcard. arcadefire

The front of the postcard features a musical staff filled with notes, and above it a message that reads: “We missed you”.

One fan once tried to decipher the notes using an acoustic guitar, playing what he thinks the song might sound like and sharing it on SoundCloud.

Elsewhere, stickers with the same design have been spotted around London.

“I saw the post from u/BordonGrown on the postcard this morning,” Reddit user Chapperdeemus wrote, sharing a snap of a sticker on a bridge railing with Tower Bridge in the background. . “Just walked past this sticker in London! Looks like something is going on!!

I saw the u/BordonGrown post on the postcard this morning. I just walked past this sticker in London! It looks like something is going on!! arcadefire

Arcade Fire’s last studio album was 2017’s “Everything Now”. In a five-star review, NMEBarry Nicolson of ‘s said the Canadian rocker artists were “bigger, bolder and more fearful than ever on their colossal fifth album”.

Last year, the band shared a new 45-minute song called “Memories Of The Age of Anxiety” for a meditation and sleep app.

The instrumental was created for the Headspace app, which offers meditation and mindfulness skills “on everything from managing daily stress and anxiety to sleep, focus and mind-body health. “.

In October 2020, leader Win Butler said Rick Rubin’s Broken Record podcast that the group had recorded “two or three” albums during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Butler recently penned an op-ed in which he discusses the issues surrounding Spotify and his current situation with Joe Rogan.

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Unevenly weighted exercise tool went against exercise routine convention https://adroberts.net/unevenly-weighted-exercise-tool-went-against-exercise-routine-convention/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 14:01:18 +0000 https://adroberts.net/unevenly-weighted-exercise-tool-went-against-exercise-routine-convention/

Arrowciser defied convention in multiple markets with the release of arrowciser. The Arrowciser is unique and is a one-of-a-kind exercise tool designed for aspects of personal vitality routines. Further information is available at https://arrowcising.com.

Design. According to the company’s founder, Arrowciser starts with accepting everyone as a leader and/or the potential for leadership and leadership. Leader, Leadership and Leading are not necessarily synonymous, however, they help to distinguish the three different concepts of the idea of ​​lead. The company shared this observation that everyone is a leader for five main reasons, including the gift of imagination, having an executive center (big frontal lope), a built-in success mechanism (old mind ), to be alive and here now, and to arrive in the land of the creators against a one in two trillion chance. No matter what comes on a leader’s desk, they handle it with courage, respect, humility, honesty, truth, wisdom, and love. These feelings are rooted in the energy centers of the body. They have stopped using force and have now turned to power (and not what we usually hear). They have stopped using fear and have now turned to faithfulness.

Arrowciser reflected today on the release of the exercise tool called arrowciser 12 years ago. Also remember that the inventor was embarrassed to share the invention for fear of being embarrassed, mocked, and downright ignored by exercise and wellness. They said it wasn’t just about exercise. Exercise is the foundation for other disciplines (ie meditation) to be used. The primary goal was always to guide leaders to more strength, stretch, and synapses using an asymmetrical exercise tool…and defying convention, this innovative, one-of-a-kind exercise tool did it. done, with a difference.

Guy Dumas, Founder/CEO of Arrowciser, says, “We wanted to try something completely new with the Arrowciser. The tool is quite unique as an exercise instrument. Anyone familiar with the wellness and fitness market will probably have noticed how everyone always seemed to keep or make their exercise tools symmetrical and focused on releasing more cortisol, adrenaline and energy. epinephrine. Go to any gym and you’ll witness a lot of aggression, grunts, and outright brute force spitting everywhere. I was here. As the saying goes, you can cut it with a knife. This is how the air or environment feels inside any gymnasium using old methods of exercise. If society wants aggression and violence to stop, we need to produce different chemicals in the body while building and contracting muscle groups throughout the body. We thought this was a problem because the body is asymmetrical and also needs more serotonin, oxytocin and endorphin. These other chemicals should not be discarded. Chemicals determine mood, state of mind and control.

So, like a welcome breath of fresh air, Arrowciser instead encourages the ally of exercise to focus on the “mind-body” relationship and generate more feel-good chemicals all over the muscles, bones and blood. Arrowciser chose to do this move because exercise (expansion) is the first law of the universe. Honoring the ground by exercising regularly leads to other life-enhancing behaviors.

Guy Dumas also said, “We want to give our ally (client) more energy, liveliness, vitality and be able to take care of everything that comes into their life. With the arrowciser, they have a new possibility. We want them to feel that way as an answer to so many other issues of constant high leadership stress while using Arrowciser. Trying something new is always a risk, but it’s a risk we believe is worth taking. We have asked ourselves and others about the arrowciser. Here are just a few of the more than 30 possibilities with the arrowciser. With the arrowciser, I can protect myself, keep a door open, display as decoration, hold a large tarp in windy weather, go hunting, break something, save someone, put it on the wall, change my mood , carrying other things , and the list goes on. Exercise is a possibility. In this possibility alone, there are more than 50 different exercises. As mentioned, there’s nothing in the exercise, fitness, wellness, and physical education markets quite like an arrowciser. The arrowciser is alone. Now that consciousness has shifted more to the neuroscience end of the equation, perhaps the arrowhead chisel has better ground to work on for as long as personal life is needed.

Arrowciser has been in business for 12 years and was established in May 2010. From day one, it has always been about helping leaders remember their personal vitality. Leaders need to be super alive during these turbulent and exciting times in our collective history.

The arrowciser is now available on their website. To find out more, you can visit https://arrowcising.com

For more information on Arrowciser, all this is to be discovered on https://arrowcising.com

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A Doctor’s Road to Leisure – The New Indian Express https://adroberts.net/a-doctors-road-to-leisure-the-new-indian-express/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 21:50:00 +0000 https://adroberts.net/a-doctors-road-to-leisure-the-new-indian-express/

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HYDERABAD: The life of doctors, especially in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, can stress them without any length. Waking up to the idea of ​​putting their lives on the line every day has become a way of life. Not to mention the lack of real long and well-deserved breaks! All of this has cost many doctors their physical and mental health. From stress, pressure and anxiety to loneliness and exhaustion, they have to deal with more than they can bear.

But, Dr. Krishna Reddy Pingle, Consultant Radiologist at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, trained his mind and body and entertained his soul to get him through it all. Sharing how he relaxes after a busy day in hospital, he says: “I’m going out for some fresh air. Just that breath of fresh, green air in the open gives me a feeling of detox. I take my dog ​​Maximus for a good walk every other day. I like to cook too.

You would be wrong to think that the relaxation stops here. Dr. Pingle doesn’t wait for his evenings to “chill out”. “My day starts at 6 a.m. Some days I turn to yoga and the gym to start, and Wednesdays and Sundays are golf time which prepares me for the day ahead,” he shares.

Stretching, weights and meditation help him improve his game. He tells us that lately he has really enjoyed his Pilate classes. “The basic idea is to keep busy. With so much stress and extended working hours, we really need to venture outside. Keeping your mind busy is important,” the doc says.

The busy bee doesn’t hesitate to go out with her friends to discover the latest restaurant in town. “I like to socialize around good food and good wine. I also organize malt tasting evenings. But nothing beats inviting friends over for a movie night at home,” he adds. He hopes to start soon a whiskey malt club, he tells us.

You might soon come across the doctor taking music lessons. “I’ve always wanted to play the piano, it’s so classy. I also want to learn another language. Spanish is on my mind right now,” he says. Well, to that we say, buena suerte!

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Reveri, a Self-Hypnosis App, Secures Funding from Leading Global Investors | News https://adroberts.net/reveri-a-self-hypnosis-app-secures-funding-from-leading-global-investors-news/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://adroberts.net/reveri-a-self-hypnosis-app-secures-funding-from-leading-global-investors-news/

SAN FRANCISCO, February 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Reveri Health, Inc., which enables anyone in the world to experience the benefits of self-hypnosis after just one 10-minute session, today announced it is closing $1.8 million in a seed financing led by InReach Ventures and with participation from Background Capital, as well as angel investors, Bobby Lo, Joe Greenstein, Andre Artz, Joseph Rubinsztain and Eduardo Vilar. Funding will be used to grow the team with the current job openings listed here and further improve the in-app experience.

The company was co-founded by America’s leading expert in the research and clinical uses of hypnosis with over 45 years of experience, Dr. David Spiegelprofessor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford University, and Ariel Poler, a prolific Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor focused on human augmentation. Spiegel also directs the Stanford Center on Stress and Health, and Poler has served on numerous boards of tech companies, including Strava.

As part of today’s news, Reveri announces Massimo DeMarco join as CEO, formerly CTO of Depop and Bradley Lautenbach as SVP of Marketing who was most recently head of trade marketing at The Washington Post.

“After 15 years in high-growth technology and the recent success of Depop, my ambition turned to wellness. I kept asking myself: can I use my experience to help people improve their well-being on a large scale?Soon after meeting Dr. David Spiegel and Ariel Poler, it became clear that Reveri was the opportunity I was looking for. I am thrilled to be part of this mission and of Dr. by David Spiegel world-renowned expertise and decades of research and clinical work with experience that could benefit hundreds of millions of people,” said Massimo DeMarcoCEO of Reveri.

Reveri comes at a critical time as the world enters the third year of the pandemic. Stressors have become persistent and undefined, adding to a multitude of challenges and dangerously damaging people’s well-being and mental health. Self-hypnosis is a proven and effective way to solve life’s challenges. Despite broad misconceptions, hypnosis is rooted in science; it is a facilitator and a useful tool that uses its ability to concentrate. Unlike meditation, which has its own benefits when adopted as a way of life, self-hypnosis is problem-solving oriented and can be used to manage acute challenges on demand. Backed by decades of research and clinical experience, Reveri’s approach to self-hypnosis and its new iOS app will help anyone in the world relieve pain and stress, improve sleep and adopt better habits.

“Self-hypnosis is a powerful tool for better managing your mind and body — from reducing stress to curbing certain habits like smoking and unhealthy diet,” says Dr. David Spiegel, co-founder of Reveri. “I have already helped more people with the Reveri app than I have been able to treat in person in my 50 year career in psychiatry. And that is why I am committed to ensuring that more people experience the benefits of hypnosis on their own terms and anywhere with the Reveri app.”

Reveri currently offers six core practices (with plans for more), aimed at helping people:

  • sleep better
  • Reduce stress
  • manage the pain
  • Improve focus
  • Eat well
  • Stop smoking

“We love Reveri’s mission to bring hypnosis to hundreds of millions of people around the world. There is no one in the world who knows more about the clinical use of hypnosis than Dr. David Spiegel. Combining his expertise with Ariel and Massimo’s background in consumer internet was an opportunity not to be missed!” said Roberto Bonanzingaco-founder and investment partner at InReach Ventures.

How Reveri Works

Reveri’s self-hypnosis is an immersive and interactive audio experience in which you can choose to interact verbally or with on-screen options. Upon opening the Reveri app, a member can learn about self-hypnosis through a video with Dr. Spiegel. From there, a member can choose from the six Core Practices currently available, with more planned for this year. Practices vary in length and content depending on the member’s answers to questions, but typically last 10-15 minutes. Reveri’s Moments** feature helps members build their self-hypnosis muscle while dealing with whatever is bothering them that day.

Reveri is available for download from the Apple App Store and offers monthly, annual, and lifetime subscriptions. Reveri aims to help as many people as possible, regardless of their financial situation. To do this, Reveri for Good makes Reveri available to those for whom membership is out of reach. Details on the website or by emailing good@reveri.com. Download Reveri today from the Apple App Store and change your mind for the better.

About Reveri Health, Inc.

Reveri’s self-hypnosis app helps anyone relieve pain and stress, improve sleep, and build better habits in as little as ten minutes. Backed by decades of scientific research and clinical experience, Reveri is the easiest way to change your mind and improve your life. Reveri was co-founded in 2020 by Dr. David Spiegel and Ariel Poler. Spiegel is one of the world’s most respected experts in the research and clinical uses of hypnosis. He is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford University and directs the Stanford Center on Stress and Health. Poler is a serial entrepreneur and prolific investor focused on human augmentation and has served on numerous boards of tech companies, including Strava. Reveri is backed by top global investors, including InReach Ventures and Background Capital, as well as angel investors, Bobby Lo, Joe Greenstein, Andre Artz, Joseph Rubinsztain and Eduardo Vilar.

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A Cairns Woman’s TM Journey https://adroberts.net/a-cairns-womans-tm-journey/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 06:28:35 +0000 https://adroberts.net/a-cairns-womans-tm-journey/ How a chance encounter in the United States led a woman from Cairns to embrace Transcendental Meditation and find the practice she had sought all her life.

A CHANCE encounter during a trip to the United States almost ten years ago was enough to catapult Cairns woman Treya Yew Ling Tan deep into the world of Transcendental Meditation.

“I met a teacher…who suggested the Transcendental Meditation technique and informed me that founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is considered one of the greatest meditation teachers to ever live,” says Ms. Tan.

“By this time in my life, I had tried and practiced many other meditation techniques and was always looking for the ‘right’ practice.

“So I went to learn Transcendental Meditation and experienced what I was looking for.”

Ms. Tan started learning the ancient meditation technique in 2013 and was quickly on her way to becoming a teacher and sharing her experience with others.

“Since then, I’ve dedicated myself to practicing, learning, and teaching,” says Ms. Tan, who teaches the practice at her Freshwater studio.

She says anyone considering starting a meditation practice would find the Transcendental Meditation technique “easy and effortless” to learn and a useful tool to help manage and alleviate the stresses of everyday life.

“Stress is not a requirement for happiness and success. (But) we live in a stress epidemic,” she says.

“Transcendental Meditation is a practical tool that can help ease the growing stress, tension and anxieties in the world.”

Ms. Tan quotes Guru Maharishi, saying “the purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.”

“I love this Maharishi quote because it reminds us that our purpose in life is to be happy,” she says.

“Eternal happiness and peace lie deep within everyone and are accessible through the practice of Transcendental Meditation.

“You don’t have to go anywhere to experience it. Just close your eyes and meditate.

“With regular practice, happiness, freedom, possibilities, success and fulfillment grow more and more.”

The practice involves the use of an individual mantra, which is given to students by their teacher when they first embark on their meditation journey.

The mantra should remain private.

“Over the years, I have experienced increasing levels of fulfillment, happiness, peace and strength and I continue to experience mind and body benefits in meditation and outside of meditation,” says Ms. Tan.

“I want to share this gift with as many people as possible.

“I want to share this knowledge with everyone so they can experience and realize that everything they seek in life is already within.”

Student Brianne Torison, who lives in Edge Hill says she turned to meditation to help combat grief and stress during a particularly difficult time in her life.

“Three years ago I was at the lowest point of my life,” says Ms Torison.

“I was saddened by the sudden death of my father, my aunt and my uncle.

“In the space of a year, there have been 10 people close to me who have died.

“I lost my job and my friends. I was angry and unstable. Life was falling apart. I couldn’t see a way out of the sadness.

Ms Torison said she started the meditation when she was “in the depths of this despair” and it was a life-changing experience.

“Since then, everything has happened in such a natural, beautiful and evolving way,” she says.

“I have regained my confidence to make decisions and my daily reactions are easy and effortless. I am a better mother, wife, daughter and friend after finding peace through TM.

The ancient practice that has been passed down practiced by teachers for over 6,000 years has become increasingly popular in the Far North in recent times.

Initial learning involves a series of visits with a certified teacher and a commitment to use the meditation technique for two short sessions each day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Ms Tan said the start of a new year is often when people decide to engage in a regular meditation practice.

“If your New Year’s resolution is to be less stressed, improve your health, achieve your goals, increase your happiness, or improve your relationships, then Transcendental Meditation will help you achieve your goals more. happy, faster and easier,” she says.

“(Meditation) is a super habit that will bring benefits in all areas of your life.”

Ms. Tan said she enjoys helping students discover the benefits of incorporating daily meditation into their lives.

“The benefits start from day one and still within the first few days of learning TM, people report benefits including improved sleep, feeling calmer and happier, less stress and anxiety, clarity increased mental and concentration, more energy.

“(It’s) a tool for life, and as long as you keep practicing, you’ll continue to experience the cumulative benefits day after day,” she says.

One of the reasons that the Transcendental Meditation technique has won a large audience of meditators around the world is its ease of learning, says Ms. Tan.

“It’s a natural technique that requires no effort to try to ‘clear the mind’ of thoughts or try to shut down the monkey’s mind,” she says.

“In TM, there is no monitoring of thoughts, no concentration, no effort… (the technique) utilizes the natural tendency of the mind to move into greater fields of happiness.”

Through practice, students learn that the human mind has different levels – surface levels which are more active and deeper levels which are calmer and more expansive.

“The deepest level of the mind, by nature, is the most satisfying,” says Ms. Tan.

“During TM, we allow the mind to effortlessly settle into itself – allowing us to access the deep reservoir of peace, clarity and energy that lies deep within us all.

“Many meditation techniques hold the mind on active surface reflective levels so that the mind never has a chance to calm down and take a break from the constant mental activity of the day… TM is a technique of transcendence which means “to go beyond”.

“The body gains a deep state of deep rest and relaxation which is accompanied by heightened mental alertness.

“Transcendental Meditation is not a learned skill that you get better at after years of practice. You master it in hours, days, and then it’s up to you to practice for the rest of your life. Studies show that experiencing restful states and deeper levels of mind brings the most benefits to mind and body.

“Compared to other meditation techniques, TM has better results in reducing stress and anxiety, psychological effects including emotions, intellectual performance, and health outcomes including lowering of blood pressure, risk of heart disease and more.”

The best way to learn the practice properly is to hire a qualified teacher, she says.

“It helps to learn from a meditation teacher (and) based on your experience — rather than the internet, a book, or an app,” she says.

“People spend time trying to figure it out on their own, but there’s such value in learning from a teacher in a structured course. This saves a lot of time and money.

“It is essential to educate people on the value of learning to meditate properly from a qualified and experienced teacher.

“If we want to learn the piano, we go to someone who has experience on the piano, if we want to learn to meditate, we go to someone who is experienced and qualified to teach meditation.

“All TM teachers are highly qualified.”

During a Transcendental Meditation class is not free, the cost for each student is structured around their personal income, in order to make the technique accessible to a greater number of people.

“Course fees are often a barrier for people who don’t understand the value of the course and are paying for service, high quality teaching and supreme knowledge,” says Ms. Tan.

“Hundreds of people have learned Transcendental Meditation in Cairns and Far North Queensland over the past few years.

“Course fees to learn Transcendental Meditation are income-based and include quality training with one-on-one personal instruction, a lifetime of benefits, unlimited access to the TM community app, group meditations, discounts level and personal appointments as often as you wish anywhere in the world, wherever there is a TM center.

“We offer a free lifetime follow-up program to support all learners, which includes group meditations, personal follow-up sessions, advanced lectures, knowledge courses, advanced techniques, retreats and residential courses .”

For more information on Transcendental Meditation contact Ms Tan on 0431 314 663 or visit www.tm.org.

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Ayurvedic tips: nutrients to add to the diet, foods to exclude for a holistic lifestyle | Health https://adroberts.net/ayurvedic-tips-nutrients-to-add-to-the-diet-foods-to-exclude-for-a-holistic-lifestyle-health/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 12:18:03 +0000 https://adroberts.net/ayurvedic-tips-nutrients-to-add-to-the-diet-foods-to-exclude-for-a-holistic-lifestyle-health/

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Popular in the Indian subcontinent where its historical roots are steeped, Ayurveda is a system of alternative medicine which believes that the entire universe is made up of five elements namely, vayu (air), jala (water), aakash ( space or ether), prithvi (Earth) and teja (fire). By keeping the mind, body and spirit in balance, Ayurveda promises to prevent disease rather than treat it and aims to preserve health and well-being with an emphasis on diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing and physical therapy.

Emphasizing the importance of healthy eating, Ayurvedic expert and Ayushakti co-founder, Dr Smita Naram, said, “Healthy eating habits play a vital role in an individual’s growth and are necessary. to holistic development and lifestyle. From breastfeeding until old age, the food we eat helps us to develop good habits.

Health tips for children:

Since the child must be sufficiently nourished from childhood to avoid future health complications, breastfeeding is one of the most crucial parts of the first stage of life. Therefore, it is suggested that the mother have nutritious food to ensure that the child receives the right amount of nutrition. . Dr Smita adds, “Eating smart early on not only helps children stay healthy, but can rule out so many health complications in the future. Children should learn to have options for breakfast, instead of having bread butter, they can have a chickpea pancake (chilla), hard-boiled eggs, ragi porridge, and a protein shake. based on nutritious fruits and vegetables.

Age, lifestyle, illness, and family history all contribute to his diet as he grows older. Plus, always consult a nutritionist or health expert when it comes to dieting.

Dr Smita exclaims: “Ayurveda, being a 5000 year old medical science, has always focused on the quality lifestyle of healthy living and from the beginning it has placed particular emphasis on “Ahara” (diet) and “Anna” (food) which results in a good well-being of an individual. Good, nutritious food nourishes the mind, soul and body. If you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, Dr Smita is spilling the beans on which nutrients to include in your daily diet and which foods to remove for your overall holistic development and your way of life.

Nutrients to include in an adult’s daily diet:

1. Grains rich in fiber

2. Millet

3. Cooked vegetables

4. Beans and lentils

5. Eggs

6. Fruits like papaya and pomegranate

7. Mung beans

8. Also add lots of spices like turmeric, ginger, garlic, cilantro and cumin to the food.

Exclude:

1. Raw food

2. Foods rich in inflammation like sugar and acidic foods

3. Processed meat

4. Foods based on white flour, cheese and butter.

The health crisis that we are all going through as we fight to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, has highlighted an urgent need to be more aware of the importance of our health and that of our loved ones. With the changing times, it has become even more crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle that fills the physical and mental health gaps caused by the ongoing pandemic.

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Why Business Owners Should Incorporate Exercise Into Daily Routines https://adroberts.net/why-business-owners-should-incorporate-exercise-into-daily-routines/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 10:30:00 +0000 https://adroberts.net/why-business-owners-should-incorporate-exercise-into-daily-routines/

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As professionals, we operate on strict schedules. For me, having a daily routine and a schedule that I can fall back on has been even more important since the start of the pandemic. In fact, research shows that doing the same repetitive actions every day is not only beneficial for your physical health, but that those actions can also improve your mental health by reducing overall stress levels.

While our schedules and routines all vary, we likely have some similarities: showering, brushing teeth, having breakfast, or drinking coffee. But, how important is it to make exercise part of our daily routine?

Whether in the morning or in the evening, for 20 minutes or 60 minutes, incorporating some form of intentional movement into your daily routine has monumental benefits as a business owner. Exercise has always been a part of my routine, but it wasn’t until I integrated it more consciously that things started to kick in in a different way. As a business owner, I thrive on routine and my mind and body are no different when it comes to getting a solid foundation with my exercise routine.

Below are three reasons why professionals – and especially business owners – should incorporate some type of fitness into their daily routine.

Make you a better leader.

We all know there are many health benefits of exercising, but incorporating exercise into your daily routine can make you a more effective leader in the workplace. According to the Center for Creative Leadership, leaders who exercise regularly were rated significantly higher by their bosses, peers, and direct reports on their leadership effectiveness than those who did not exercise regularly. Investing time away from the office to sweat it out correlates with higher ratings of leadership effectiveness.

Don’t have time for a full 60 minute workout? Shorter and multiple intensive workouts can be just as effective as longer, less intensive workouts. Prioritizing a healthy lifestyle and incorporating an exercise routine helps business owners better manage stress and the demands of their daily lives.

Relieves stress.

Unfortunately, stress is all too common for professionals. Stress can cause difficulty concentrating, thinking clearly, and making important business decisions. According to a recent study, 80% of people feel stress because of their work, and almost half say they need help learning to deal with this stress.

Exercise on its own can reduce stress levels because it increases your endorphins, reduces the negative effects of stress, and acts like moving meditation. With so many benefits for relieving stress, it’s important for business owners to incorporate some form of exercise into their daily routine.

Gives you more energy.

As a mom of two, I’m always on the lookout for ways to increase my overall energy. While the best time to exercise is the one that’s right for you, incorporating it into your morning routine has shown lasting benefits in overall energy levels for the day ahead. Working out in the morning allows you to reap the mental benefits of exercising throughout the day and jumpstart your metabolism for the day. And while some may think that working out in the morning depletes your energy, it actually does the opposite; Regular exercise increases circulation, strengthens your heart, and releases endorphins, allowing you to increase your endurance, even on the busiest days. Studies show that even 20 minutes of low-impact exercise, such as walking, can increase energy levels by 20% and reduce fatigue by 65%. Imagine the lasting impact it could have if you did this every day.

Adding an extra step to your daily routine can seem daunting, but the benefits outweigh all the rest. Training not only makes you a more effective leader, it also helps relieve stress and increase overall energy. As business owners, we may be tempted to dive into our work and put our routine aside, but staying dedicated to your physical commitments will strengthen your mental state, minimize and relieve stress, and support your business leadership. There are workout routines for every type of lifestyle; the most important thing is to find a lasting routine for you.

Leslie Lupton, Owner of Physique 57 Indianapolis Leslie has over 20 years of experience providing advice to media companies such as Spotify, Viacom, WebMD and more as a digital ad revenue operations consultant. When Leslie’s family moved from New York to Carmel, Indiana in 2019, she used her business background and passion for wellness to open Physique 57’s first franchise in the Midwest to help the Indianapolis community make wellness a priority.

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Win a £ 200 voucher to improve your mental and physical health at Silu Wellness in Peterborough https://adroberts.net/win-a-200-voucher-to-improve-your-mental-and-physical-health-at-silu-wellness-in-peterborough/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://adroberts.net/win-a-200-voucher-to-improve-your-mental-and-physical-health-at-silu-wellness-in-peterborough/

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A new, specially designed health and wellness center, offering all the services your body and mind need not only to survive, but also to thrive, has opened and you could be there.

We’ve teamed up with Silu Wellness in Peterborough to give one lucky reader the chance to win a £ 200 voucher.

Silu Wellness not only offers independent treatments, but you can also sign up for a program where they will guide and motivate you towards your physical and mental goals.

Silu Wellness in Peterborough

Surely we have all wondered at some point in time how healthy our minds and bodies are? At Silu, your trip can be personally guided by friendly, qualified and knowledgeable staff, regardless of your level of physical or mental well-being.

At Silu, there’s an amazing mind and body studio that offers everything from guided meditation to hot yoga.

A full list of treatments can be found on their website at Siluwellness.uk or you can visit their social media @siluwellness.

The memberships they offer are both affordable and very valuable. Starting at just £ 35 per month for the mind and body studio, and that includes hot yoga, or, for £ 50, you can have the dance studio which also includes Les Mills classes. Memberships are not capped and you can go whenever and as much as you want.

With the NHS so overwhelmed and more and more people looking for a better quality of life, Silu offers all the expertise and advice on blood tests, nutritional consultations, colonics, exercise classes. , meditation and much more. Are you expertly guided step by step, but with Silu Wellness it is now also affordable for everyone.

Silu firmly believes that being healthy and happier should be available to all of us.

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The registration deadline is Friday December 31st and the first response drawn will be the winner. Good luck!



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Exercise, Good Food, Meditation: Alternatives to ADHD Medication https://adroberts.net/exercise-good-food-meditation-alternatives-to-adhd-medication/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 20:27:40 +0000 https://adroberts.net/exercise-good-food-meditation-alternatives-to-adhd-medication/

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Are you battling the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Call the doctor; get more drugs. To the right? Not necessarily. In fact, recent research findings expand the arsenal of behavioral and lifestyle strategies that patients can use to manage this chronic and pervasive disorder without increasing their pill supply.

Among the latest surveys is a study published in November 2021 in Scientific reports, showing a link between a restrictive diet and “little food” and a reduction in ADHD symptoms. Specifically, the authors report a correlation between improved nutrition and changes in brain activity that increase a person’s inhibitions. Inhibition is the antithesis of impulsivity, which is a characteristic behavior of ADHD. Although this study focuses on children, other scientific initiatives have noted relationships between healthy eating and improvements in ADHD management.

Scientists have also shown that physical activity, which generally promotes brain growth and improves learning abilities, may have even stronger effects than healthy foods in relieving ADHD symptoms. In a study in the Pediatric Journal, the researchers determined that “single sessions of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise may be a tool in the non-pharmaceutical treatment of children with ADHD.” Their results suggest that such exercise has “positive implications for aspects of neurocognitive function and inhibitory control in children with ADHD.”

Additional evidence supports the hypothesis that exercise is good. In the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the researchers “support the effectiveness of using exercise interventions to improve some aspect of cognitive function in people with [autism spectrum disorder] and ADHD. Indeed, nearly 60% of the ADHD patients in the study reported improvements in their executive functioning, especially in “inhibitory control” after exercise, according to the study authors.

But one size does not fit all

Although one of the most treatable disorders in psychiatry, ADHD has several variants that defy a cookie-cutter approach and is often associated with co-morbid psychiatric disorders, including oppositional, conduct, and mood disorders. and anxiety, as well as behaviors that can lead to addictions. In fact, the processing must account for what the authors of an article in the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine call “all aspects of an individual’s life”. In their book ADHD 2.0, psychiatrists Edward M. Hallowell MD and John J. Ratey MD call ADHD a “complex set of contradictory or paradoxical tendencies,” including “a lack of focus combined with an ability to super focus, a lack of direction combined with a highly directed entrepreneurial spirit, [and] a tendency to procrastinate with the gift of accomplishing a week’s work in two hours.

Of course, prescribed medications have so far proven to be the most direct and effective method of controlling ADHD symptoms. But pharmacological approaches have their drawbacks. For example, scientists writing in a 2021 edition of the Personalized Medicine Journal say the downsides include difficulties in achieving pharmacologic efficacy in all individuals, particularly due to patient variations in neurophysiologic changes associated with ADHD, and the “presence of adverse drug reactions.” Other experts point to the potential for abuse of stimulants used to treat ADHD and the tendency of patients to “abandon” their drug treatment plan. These are all reasons why the last five years have been marked by a series of scientific investigations into psychosocial, behavioral, and even environmental therapies, likely to improve efficacy or, in some cases, to be used in the future. instead of ADHD medication.

As the author of a 2020 article in ADHD magazine, ADDitude Says, “ADHD is genetic, but it’s also environmental to some extent. You cannot change your DNA. But you can change your eating, fitness, and sleep habits, which can have real, positive effects on ADHD symptoms. He then details “the power of sleep,” the evidence for the “epigenetic effects of food on the brain” and the benefits of exercise for the mind and body.

Treating ADHD through the mind and body

Speaking of mind and body, one of the most interesting studies on non-pharmacological treatments for ADHD appears in the journal Children-Basel. The authors there write that the implications of mind-body therapies including “mindfulness, biofeedback, deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive relaxation, hypnotherapy, and yoga” for minimizing ADHD symptoms are expected. continue to be explored. “Meditation and mindfulness may improve symptoms not because of the amount of brain wave activity, but because of the skill learned to control attention and focus on a specific goal or action (ie. ie breathing)… How do body-mind therapies affect neurons and neurotransmitters [brain] function can also support [their] therapeutic use ”, they conclude.

We are still learning

Of course, all of this information shows that we as experts have much more to learn about ADHD and how to effectively control it. What we do know, however, is that ADHD patients have simple, free steps they can take on their own right now to improve their quality of life. Here are a few tips :

  • Download specialized applications to your mobile phone. Yes, applications. Some applications help manage time (like GoogleKeep or Todoist, which supports task lists and reminder alerts for completing projects) and CalenMob (for synchronizing calendars); others apply to the organization of finances (Simplifi), to appeasement (Naturespace and Breathe2Relax) or to the prevention of impulsive judgments and spending (Urge).
  • Take charge of your life and develop a structure for it. Declutter, clean up the mess, now. Set up a filing system for important papers, invest in calendars you can write notes on or fill in Post-it reminders, avoid making promises you can’t keep.
  • Wear a watch, so all you have to do is lift your wrist or turn your head to know the time. Anticipating a project, a race or a trip in a traffic jam may take longer than you think. Make a wish to be on time. A date at 2 p.m. means exactly that – a large hand on the 12th and a small hand on the 2nd.
  • Prioritize tasks, then establish a schedule to accomplish them. Avoid getting distracted or jumping from one project to another without completing any of them.
  • Follow the daily routines. Spend your day like clockwork. Get up from bed at about the same time; eat at the same time; set aside appropriate time for reading, meditation, important phone calls, paying bills and other priority tasks at specific times of the day; go back to bed at the same time.

And, as the ADDitude a magazine article suggests eating well, sleeping well and exercising. These are not just key elements in managing ADHD symptoms. They are the recipe for good overall health.

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