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Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation

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Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation

More and more schools are adopting meditation instead of detention when children have been naughty...

"Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged. He's just been made fun of by another student, an altercation that turned to pushing and name-calling. But rather than detention or the principal's office, his teacher sent..."

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies

Reaching optimum health while being a victim of allergies/weak immune system is what many would like to achieve. 

"If you have seasonal allergies, chances are you've spent plenty of time cruising drugstore aisles looking for relief from allergy symptoms. You know just how wide a variety of medications there are — both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription — for seasonal allergies.

What's less well known is that you may also be able to get allergy relief by building up your defenses against them. Check out these tips to enhance your immune system and send allergies packing...."

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Why Not Book A Place On The Yoga Nutrition Workshop To Find Out More About Holistic Wellbeing

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A Holistic Approach To Healing Allergies And Food Intolerances

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A Holistic Approach To Healing Allergies And Food Intolerances

Many of us suffer with allergies and are bombarded daily by by products specifically designed to help ease the symptoms. However, research has shown there are many holistic ways of treating the symptoms.. 

"Do you dread the change of seasons because you know you will fall victim to relentless itchy eyes and a watery nose? Or maybe you live in constant paranoia of accidentally consuming a food that leaves you stuck in the bathroom for hours?

You don’t have to live like this! Recent research has uncovered the amazing potential of ancestral nutrition to heal the modern plague of allergies...."

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How Meditation Might Help Chronic Pain

Self help through meditation can alleviate any chronic pain you or your loved one may be experiencing. Why not give it a go? 

"Veterans who have been wounded often deal with chronic pain conditions. A new study suggests they might be able to help themselves. The study tested nine veterans who had chronic pain, splitting them into two separate groups. Several different methods were..."

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5 Types Of Meditation That Don't Require Sitting Still

Many people think meditation can only be done sitting still, but that is far from being true. Meditation involves taking the mind to a peaceful place and encouraging self-development. 

"Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn't always mean sitting in lotus pose with your eyes closed. In fact, most people are unaware that you can practice meditation virtually anywhere -- sitting still is not a requirement..."

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Meditation Trains Brain

There are so many benefits that a person practicing mindful meditation can enjoy. 

"Everyone gets stressed, and we all deal with our stress in different ways — meditation, exercise, or eating chocolate, to name a few examples. But new research out of Carnegie Mellon’s psychology department shows that mindfulness meditation, a state of focusing on the present and interacting nonjudgementally with thoughts, may..."

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Handle Your Stress Without Burning Out

Stress at times, is unavoidable. However, learning how to cope with stress can be very beneficial for those who lead busy lives. 

"Throughout our day-to-day routine there is a chance you may encounter a situation, person or event that will cause an assault on your mind and body known as stress. But the more you’re equipped to handle these situations, the better the recovery..."

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When She’s Not Filming “OITNB”, Yael Stone Teaches Yoga To Former Inmates

Yoga is really beneficial for anyone and it can help those with excess stress in their lives. Yael Stone is an advocate of this and helps to combat ill physical and mental health by teaching yoga in a New York shelter. 

"When she’s not portraying inmate Lorna Morello on the Netflix prison drama Orange Is The New Black, Yael Stone chips away at the trauma caused by incarceration in an unexpected way..."

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When Downward Dog Is on the Syllabus: Why Schools Are Embracing Yoga

Children/Young adults have a lot of potential in them. Maximising the energy they have during school hours can really put them on track to a successful life. One of the ways schools are increasing the energy within an educational environment is through embracing yoga. 

"In the 15 years since, Bent On Learning has seen yoga in the classroom grow beyond those 10 schools. They are now bringing the practice to 3,500 students around the city and find the demand for classes growing faster than they can keep up. Program manager Kristin Lalka estimates that..." 

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Can’t Get into Yoga or Meditation? Try Knitting Instead

Just like yoga and meditation, a hobby like knitting will decrease the stress you may be experiencing in your busy and active life. You may even be able to sell on your knitting pieces! 

"Dr. Herbert Benson, a mind-body medicine pioneer and author of The Relaxation Response, says that the repetitive movement of needlework can encourage a relaxed mind/body state just like you get from meditation and yoga. It can even lower..."

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Mindfulness Pain Relief Distinct from Placebo Effect

A new study demonstrates that the practice of mindfulness may ease pain in a way that is mechanistically distinct from the placebo effect. Research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that mindfulness meditation not only outperformed placebo and fake meditation for pain relief but that it also activated different brain regions than the placebo treatments. Click here for more 

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Mix meditation, yoga and NHS services and get … wellbeing

Akeen Ali, director of public health at Northamptonshire county council is part of the core team launching Northamptonshire’s Wellbeing Company, a new community interest company (CIC) created by the trust, Northamptonshire county council and Northamptonshire University.  It is the first countywide prevention service, focused on keeping people well rather than treating them only after illness occurs. WOW and YES to this!!!! 

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5 ways to keep your memory sharp : Harvard Article

5 ways to keep your memory sharp

The way you live, what you eat and drink, and how you treat your body affect your memory as well as your physical health and wellbeing. Here are five things you can do every day to keep mind and body sharp.

Manage your stress. The constant drumbeat of daily stresses such as deadline pressures or petty arguments can certainly distract you and affect your ability to focus and recall. But the bigger problem is an ongoing sense of extreme anxiety—that can lead to memory impairment. If you don’t have a strategy in place for managing your stress, protecting your memory is one reason to get one. Deep breathing, meditation, yoga, and a “mindful” approach to living can all help.

 

Get a good night’s sleep. People who don’t sleep well at night tend to be more forgetful than people who sleep soundly. A good night’s sleep is essential for consolidating memories. The most common reason for poor sleep is insomnia—difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Unfortunately, many medicines used to treat insomnia can also impair memory and general brain function. That’s why it’s best to try improving your sleep habits first and turn to medication only if those steps don’t help. If you do need sleep aids, use the lowest dose for the shortest time needed to get your sleep back on track.

If you smoke, quit. Easier said than done, certainly, but if you need additional motivation, know that smokers have a greater degree of age-related memory loss and other memory problems than nonsmokers. People who smoke more than two packs of cigarettes a day at midlife have more than double the risk of developing dementia in old age compared with nonsmokers. However, those who stop smoking by midlife and those who smoke less than half a pack a day have a similar a risk of dementia as people who have never smoked.

If you drink alcohol, do so moderately. Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk for memory loss and dementia. People with alcoholism have difficulty performing short-term memory tasks, such as memorizing lists. Another type of memory loss associated with alcohol use is called Korsakoff’s syndrome. In this condition, long-term vitamin B1 deficiency combined with the toxic effects of alcohol on the brain can trigger sudden and dramatic amnesia. In some cases this memory loss is permanent, but if caught early, can be reversed to some degree.

Protect your brain from injury. Head trauma is a major cause of memory loss and increases the risk of developing dementia. Always use the appropriate gear during high-speed activities and contact sports. Wear seat belts when riding in motor vehicles. Car accidents are by far the most common cause of brain injury, and wearing seat belts greatly reduces the chances of severe head injury. Wear a helmet when bicycling, riding on a motorcycle, in-line skating, and skiing.

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