The Link Between The Brain and Digestive System

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Although the interaction between our brain and gut has been studied for years, its complexities run deeper than initially thought. It seems that our minds are, in some part, controlled by the bacteria in our bowels. The gut has defenses against pathogens, but, at the same time, it encourages the survival and growth of “healthy” […]

via Gut bacteria and the brain: Are we controlled by microbes? — Sapere

All About Meditation

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Meditation has been practiced since time immemorial in various parts of the world under one’s religious traditions.l It is generally thought as a path one needs for attaining enlightenment. But it is much more than that. Through meditation, even if you don’t want or don’t achieve enlightenment, it can still be a little miracle to […]

via Meditation: Why it will make you a better person — Mindful Indian

Defining Mindfulness

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When I was a Director of Innovation and Technology, I was speaking to one of our teachers about mental health when she said, “I want to try mindfulness with my kids. I really do. It really does interest me. The problem is that I feel like I keep being told to try it but nobody […]

via Defining Mindfulness and How It Relates to Mental Health — Divergent EDU

Benefits Of Chanting The Powerful “OM” Mantra

 

Everyone wants to be Blissful and Happy. This desire lies at the very core of our inner being because our true nature is ever-blissful. Conditions and situations in this material/physical world give rise to negative feelings in us, like anger, fear, anxiety, stress, hatred etc. These negative feelings make us forget our true blissful nature. Chanting and the meditation of ‘Om’ (Aum) is a proven way to reach and stay in that ever-blissful nature. Om is considered to be one of the most important sounds in all the universe and has been chanted for thousands of years. It’s believed continuous practice leads to profound enlightenment. But there are more than just a few benefits to this powerful, ancient practice…there are many that affect us and our environment in different ways.

via http://www.wholesomeayurveda.com/2017/07/07/om-aum-meditation-science-benefits/

dive deeper via https://yogisurprise.com/amazing-science-om-chanting/

Awakening Morning OM Mantra | Spiritual Power Chant

 

 

POWERFUL OM MANTRA MEDITATION @ 285 Hz | Stop Stress & Anxiety

 

At-Home Fitness Tips

 

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Unless you’re preferred method of moving your body is walking or running, and where you live happens to be nice and sunny most of the time, you’re probably feeling pretty limited on what you can do to stay active. Jumping jacks? Pace your house while you talk to Grandma? Whatever works, am I right? […]

via At-Home Fitness Tips — o n e m a d e w h o l e

Monthly Goal Intention – May is for Macros!

A big reason I started this practice of setting a monthly goal intention was to hold myself accountable to learning, growing and bettering myself all year long, not just at the beginning of the year for like 30 days or until I got distracted by a million other things that life throws at us. I […]

via Monthly Goal Intention – May is for Macros! — Life…Take 2

Breath of Life- Suggestions for Conscious Healthy Breathing

Correct breathing means you breathe in a way that is physiologically optimal for your body. It’s the way you were designed to breathe, only you were never taught how to. Over time, stress causes our muscles to tighten up and our respiration rate to quicken. Most of us become thoracic breathers, using only the middle and upper parts of the lungs. The path to better breathing is just a breath away. Luckily, changing your breathing habits isn’t all that complicated. All you have to do is adopt the following five simple principles, and you’ll be sure to make the most out of the 25,000 breaths you take every day:

via https://patrikedblad.com/habits/how-to-breathe/

Diaphragm Breathing Exercises

via https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-breathe#weather

Lung Restoration Sound Therapy

 

Benefits of Going For A Long Walk Daily- How Far and How Long

How long should you walk, and how often?

So you’re convinced. It’s time to take up a daily walking routine. But how long should you walk and how often? It depends on what you want to achieve. To decrease health risks such as heart disease, you need to exercise at a moderate level for 30 minutes at least four days a week. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you need to get on the treadmill and stay there for 30 minutes. Researchers have found that it’s the total time spent exercising daily that matters, even if your 30 minutes is split up in 10-minute increments throughout the day. Walking is the perfect form of exercise to split up this way. If you live close enough, take a short walk to work. Walk over to a friend’s house instead of driving. Those small increments of walking add up.

via https://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/topics/live-well/2018/02/is-walking-daily-good-enough-exercise/

Healthy Banana Oat Pancakes

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My go to ‘treat’ breakfast is pancakes, but since I’m on a journey of trying to reduce sugar intake as much as possible I really wanted to try and find a healthier alternative. Enter banana pancakes. I have to say I was slightly sceptical on how these would turn out, mainly around the texture. As it happens they are super delish, plus refined sugar free, dairy free and flour free.

via Healthy banana oat pancakes — BDB