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Mindfulness of Feelings

foxew November 10, 2017 0 comments 0

The Second Foundation of Mindfulness In this four-part series, we will be exploring the four foundations of mindfulness together. The information we’ll be exploring has all been discussed on the “Secular Buddhism” podcast, and if you are interested in the matter I would highly recommend checking it out. If you missed part one, it can be found here where we…

Take the Mindfulness Approach to Easing Chronic Low Back Pain

Kayla McMahon October 14, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you tired of taking pain medication to get rid of that pesky lower back pain? Have you tried almost everything to make the pain go away? Well, it’s time to kiss chronic low back pain good-bye and say hello to mindfulness. Researchers at Group Health Research Institute recently conducted a study to explore alternatives to pain medication in treating low back…

Is Stress Stealing the Benefits of Your Healthy Diet?

Kayla McMahon November 4, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]S[/su_dropcap]tress. A word we are all too familiar with and a feeling that we encounter too often. The National Institute of Mental Health defines stress as, “the brain’s response to any demand,” and while not all stress is bad, not all stress is good either. It is no surprise that stress can cause serious health problems, but did you know that…

Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Kayla McMahon December 30, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]nhale. Exhale. Each breath is an automatic function of the body. Our breathing rate, however, fluctuates as we become stressed, relaxed, excited and so on. When we feel stressed, our breathing pattern is short and shallow, which can cause hyperventilation. This can exacerbate the physical symptoms of stress and prolong feelings of anxiety. However, we have the…

Can’t Handle the Silence? Try Sound Meditation

Kayla McMahon January 10, 2017 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]M[/su_dropcap]editation has been practiced for thousands of years and has proven to provide many benefits to the mind and body. When meditating, you attempt to minimize negative thoughts about the past and future, and intentionally focus on the present moment. Distractions and thoughts will inevitably arise; notice when they do and come back to your anchor. Meditation is an exercise of the mind that requires practice to master. A few…

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