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Walk Mindfulness!

Dr.Shivi Saxena 90% (52ratings)
M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, PG Diploma in Clinical Psychology, Master Degree In Psychology, Bechelor Degree in Psychology and History
Psychologist, Moradabad
Walk Mindfulness!

In my last article, you read about what is the mindfulness and how to eat with mindfulness with the therapy with raisins. Now I come to another therapy. “mindful walking”. This is also a part of mindfulness meditation.

How to walk mindfully?
After a long day sitting in an office, sitting meditation may seem disturbing. And we start to bore easily. On that day when you want to go somewhere out so try to walk mindfully.

Meditation with walking, also known as mindful walking, which is an active practice for which it is not done by sitting anywhere. You walk with your senses. In this way, you can increase your awareness of the environment. By doing this exercise, you bring your body closer to nature. It also helps to strengthen your concentration, makes you more active. And connects you from the present moment.

Steps for mindful walking exercise

  • Try to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, if possible. Stand up comfortably and focus on your body. And create awareness. While starting from the heel of your body, pressing your whole leg down on the ground, and feeling that your feet are on the whole floor. Those who keep you balanced and upright.
  • Take some deep breaths it should be up to the stomach and feels your awareness into the present moment.
  • Now begin to walk slower the normal peace. You aware of gentle heel-to-toe rhythms with every step. You can take the normal breath. Inhale through the nose and exhale through mouth. But do not take anxiety and strain in your mind. Your eyes should be on your footstep and sometimes be seeing the greenery. Allow to your eyes move slowly. Do not pay attention to your whatever thoughts are coming in your mind. Pay attention to your breath and feet.
  • If it is comfortable then you can do this practice with 5 to 30 mins or above.
  • When you want to stop this practice, take a normal breath and stop yourself comfortably and gradually take the same procedure, after standing up, take deep belly breath 3-4 times and finish your journey. 

This therapy will give you an opportunity to know yourself. Because all are running in the world. Everyone is quick to escape and everyone wants comfort too but they do not get it. Everyone wants to stay, but people are running so fast. Nobody gets the chance to get the time for two hours for your body, your feeling. People think if they are not walking with the time then they will be losers. No, this therapy makes you aware of your feelings, thoughts, happiness and yourself.
 

Hi I am taking sizodon 2 mg and nexito 5 mg my doubt is can I prepare for govt exams using these meditations and can I do job also. Will this meditations show any bad effect on my memory and grasping power and concentration. And more doubt it's ok take life long these meditations.

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Ways To Biohack Yourself For A Better You!

Ms. Hema Sampath 90% (62ratings)
Masters In Clinical Psychology, Diploma In Counsiling Skills, NLP
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ways To Biohack Yourself For A Better You!

Were you looking for ways to biohack your physical, psychological and spiritual areas? Here is all that you were looking for.

Biohacking is not rocket science but a do-it-yourself phenomenon which refers to bringing in lifestyle changes on your own. All your conscious actions that make your life healthy and happy.

In this article, the focus is to help you bring some changes in mental, physical and spiritual areas. Of course, you need not do all of them in one go. Take it slow and see what helps you and what modifications you need based on your preference. So let’s go one by one from one area to another:

Physical Area

  • Exercise: Begin your day with exercise. Now that we have a wide range such as aerobics, zumba, yoga, gym, pilates. You may choose the one that interests you the most because if you don’t like it, you procrastinate it all the time. So, go for trials, read, ask your friends, and figure out a way you would like to take it up. It doesn’t have to be at the beginning of your day but anytime you find yourself rocking on the chair for way too long, just stand up and move yourself a little bit. Movement not only keeps you away from feeling tired or lethargic but keeps your brain active.

  • Play frequently: Go back to reminiscing the good old times, when you would wait for Sundays to go to the park and play. How happy it would make you feel and made you spontaneous. Playing gives you a dopamine rush. And if in case if you were one of those indoor players, don’t worry, instead start looking for your board games or video games. It has amazing benefits such as increasing your concentration levels, enhances problem-solving, kills boredom, improves memory and stimulates the growth of cerebral cortex

  • Add colours to your meals: Adding colours to meals does not mean adding synthetic colours but a wide variety of veggies, fruits, cereals of different colours and varieties in your meals. Why add colours? The reason is simple, each colour has its own benefits for instance beetroot is rich in iron, similarly, eggplant is rich in potassium.

Moving on to the Psychological Area-

  1. Stress: Stress can become debilitating when it comes to the cognitive functioning of any individual. It disrupts your functioning, thus it is essential to control stress. You must have experienced high levels of stress at some point in your life. Prolonged states of high stress can sometimes lead to shutting down. Alongside, it has an adverse effect on the other areas as well such as a decrease in sleep, appetite, processing information, memory to name a few. However, if stress is too low, most often one tends to procrastinate, decreases productivity. Therefore, an optimal level of stress enhances your productivity.
  2. Stop replaying the past: One of the biggest mistakes that you keep doing is replaying the past. When you keep digging into the negative past events and replay it thousand of times, it wounds you. It is essential to pick on the hurts and stop digging deep into them because they will only harm and be of no good to you. Instead, let go of them and reminisce the events from the past which gives you happiness and makes you feel better about who you are.
  3. Positive affirmations: No one will come and tell you that you are doing a good job, you have to take that initiative for yourself because being happy is a do-it-yourself project. And it depends on you how you do it. Make a list of all the good you have done in your day, feel good about yourself. It not only helps in reducing stress but also boosts your self-esteem.

Spiritual Area- 

The spiritual area doesn’t necessarily mean being ritualistic or focussing on a particular religion. It can be anything that gives you strength, grounds you and makes you feel high on your energies.

  1. Meditate: You must be aware of the benefits of meditation on your brain functioning and your body. It helps in healing and aids in gaining emotional balance. It not only provides you with the space to relax and rejuvenate but also helps to bring clarity in thoughts, improving communication skills. It is also a great way to gain inner stability. There are many ways you can choose from for meditating such as guided meditation, mindfulness, to name a few.
  2. Introspect: Everyday spend some time with yourself, you can also start by maintaining a journal. Introspection makes you build a close contact with your conscience which fosters better choices and decision making. Furthermore, helps in broadening your horizon and brings you closer to the centre within you.
  3. A pinch of gratefulness: The focus on gratefulness is increasing these days because you are forgetting to notice the good that is in and around you but constantly engaging in self-loathing. Just pause for a moment or two and engage in all the things that you have in the here and now. It is one way in which you can grow at a faster rate in all the areas, may it be physical, psychological or spiritual. It cultivates your core and does not take much but just a few minutes of your day.

You have the ability and can choose to transform yourself as many times as you want because you do deserve the best. So, go ahead biohack yourself with some alternatives, you have never tried before.

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I'm 24 years male. I feel like seeing a white aura sometimes while no one is here with me except me. Is it a disease?

Dr.Rajesh D. Patidar 90% (297ratings)
ND(Diploma in Naturopath), bachelor Of Science in Nursing, Certificate Course in Community Health, Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Gandhinagar
I'm 24 years male. I feel like seeing a white aura sometimes while no one is here with me except me. Is it a disease?
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What To Do Of Things That You Can't Change?

Dr.Sudipta Roy 92% (36ratings)
Mphil - Medical & Social Psychology, PHD -Psychology
Psychologist, Surat
What To Do Of Things That You Can't Change?

There are certain aspects of our lives, which we may feel are not upto the mark and you might want to change them. For example, consider a situation that you suffer from short stature and people mock you about your height. You may wish that you were taller so that you are not ridiculed anymore. You may feel physically inadequate and stay depressed quite frequently.

No matter what the odds are, you should be able to find a support system somewhere, be it in your friends, family or within yourself. There are a number of methods which you may find useful in dealing with these kinds of situations.

  1. Mediation: Meditation may help in focusing your mind and keeping your mind free from negative thoughts. It helps in improving your concentration and broadens your mind. It may also help in seeing situations in a different manner and in a different light thus, helps you overcome difficult episodes in life.
  2. See things from a different vantage point: Usually, we see things from one single standpoint and perceive them in a single manner. It is advised to see the same thing through multiple viewpoints and multiple vantage points in order to get a broader understanding of the entire situation. This helps in making a more logical and balanced decision.
  3. Focus on the positives: Let’s understand with the help of a simple anecdote. One day a teacher gave a student a white piece of paper with a black dot at the center and asked the student what he thought of the paper. The student said that there was a black dot on the paper. Usually, most people tend to focus on the black dot and not the white space surrounding it. Similarly, in life, you should see the positives instead of concentrating only on the negative aspects. This will help you sail through a number of difficult stages.
  4. Build resilience: Being resilient is a very good quality to have, as it can help you overcome a lot of setbacks in life. Problems are a part of life as they might result from external circumstances which you will have no control over. Hence, it is always wise to accept the situation and move on in life.
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Paralysis - How Can Ayurveda Handle It?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Nagpur
Paralysis - How Can Ayurveda Handle It?

Facial paralysis is when there is a loss of voluntary movement of the face on one or both sides. The following are the most common causes of facial paralysis.

  • Bell’s palsy, the most common cause of facial paralysis
  • Stroke is another major cause of facial paralysis, could be combined with right side arm/leg paralysis
  • Tumours, affecting the facial region can exert pressure on the nerves and lead to paralysis
  • Infections such as herpes zoster infections cause paralysis

Symptoms:

  1. Difficulty in speech, eating and drinking
  2. Closing eyelids, movement, and expressions become difficult
  3. Loss of sensation, which may be temporary or permanent

Ayurveda believes in not just correcting the paralysis but improving overall health so that there is no recurrence and other areas are also prevented from being affected. According to it, increased vata causes paralysis and so treatment includes correction of it plus prevention of vata accumulation through diet and lifestyle changes.

Dietary and lifestyle changes:

  1. Avoid cold and sour foods like curd, buttermilk, ice creams, cold foods like cucumber, banana, watermelons, etc.
  2. Avoid fermented foods as they aggravate Vata
  3. Reduce or avoid pulses like dal as they can worsen gas accumulation
  4. Substitute rice with wheat
  5. Substitute cow’s milk with buffalo milk
  6. Avoid smoking and alcohol completely
  7. Diet must be easily digestible and simple with a lot of green leafy vegetables
  8. Avoid foods which can cause constipation

Ayurvedic remedies:

  1. Beejband or country mallow: This has nerve stimulating properties and so useful in paralysis of any sort
  2. Kali Mirch or black pepper: Used as a water gargle, it is beneficial in correcting paralysis
  3. Lavanga or cloves: People with Bell’s palsy were given water to which some drops of clove oil were added, and they showed remarkable benefits.
  4. Mulethi or liquorice: This is proven to be effective in stopping the progression of paralysis. People with Bell’s palsy, in whom there was involuntary tearing, had a stoppage of the symptom.
  5. Ashwagandha capsules: They treat paralysis and also reduce anxiety and stress and depression. It helps by calming and rejuvenating the entire nervous system. It also helps control muscle and joint pains and reduces stiffness. It also helps control insomnia and allows for improved blood pressure.
  6. Curcumin: This is very beneficial in Bell's palsy patients. With its rich antioxidant content, it reduces the free radical release and helps control inflammation and reduces oxidative stress.
  7. Nirgundi oil: It also cures the imbalance between Vata and Kapha in the body. Massaging with this oil heals injured facial muscles and nerves and improves paralysis. It also eliminates toxins and prevents greying of hair. Its anti-inflammatory properties provide relief from inflammation and pain.

Pranayam, meditation is sure useful in this condition. Do start asanas, slowly begin with surynamaskar. Along with this, one can take Shastrokta medicine, that are- 1. Ekangvir Ras vati 1 or 2 bd + Maharasnadi kashay ghan vati 2+2 during the day.

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Health Tips!

Dr.Bharath Kumar 85% (10ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Gulbarga
Health Tips!

1) Do regular 45min of brisk walk and 10 min meditation in day
2) Take sufficient breakfast and launch dinner.
3) Work for 8 hours in a day
4) Do meditation for 5 min before going to bed.
5) Sleep at least 5-7hours of night sleep. Don't sleep in the day time, and don't work at night time
6) Drink plenty of water in a sitting position of lukewarm water don't drink cold water.

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How Meditation Impacts The Way We Learn?

Dr.Ramanath Roychowdhury 86% (10ratings)
PhD - Yoga, M.Phil - Psychology, MSc - Psychotherapy And Counselling, Post graduate diploma in Psychological Counselling, BSc
Psychologist, Kolkata
How Meditation Impacts The Way We Learn?

In the simplest form, meditation can be understood as the training of one’s mind. The life we are living today is fast and stressful where we cannot, for a single moment, feel calm or at peace. We fail to train our minds according to our wish but this is what meditation is for. It does not only train one’s mind but the body too and gradually improves one’s overall health. Meditation does not only include mind training but can also be used to improve many other aspects like learning, health, sleep, concentration, etc.

Meditation is a brain exercise that activates and improves one’s cognitive abilities. There are various techniques of meditation depending upon the need of an individual like concentration and mindfulness meditation. Meditation is a simple exercise of mind and needs to be worked upon. No one can attain the goals of meditation without required efforts but once it is achieved, one can see the changes in their physical and mental health. It has proven its advantages. Nowadays, many schools and colleges have made it compulsory in their curriculum to help the students relieve and deal with their stress. Meditation should be practised by everyone as it helps in many ways such as relaxation, controlling blood pressure, better blood circulation, improved sleep cycle, better respiratory system, and balanced weight.

Meditation for Learning

Neuroscience has recognized meditation as the best training to flex one’s cerebral cortex that is designed for processing like thinking, understanding, perceiving, and producing. A trained cerebral cortex can help an individual grow and improve in a much better way irrespective of their age. Meditation is beneficial for learning as it helps in building concentration and relieves stress that has become really common in students these days. Lack of focus and concentration is another obstacle for learning. It also helps an individual to improve one’s skills.

Advantages

There are various advantages of Meditation due to which it is highly recognized by neuroscience as well. As the lives of the students are not as simple as they look, meditation can help them clear their thoughts and learn in a much better way.

● Relaxation

● Stress relief

● Controls blood pressure

● Whole-brain synchronization

● Improves focus and concentration

● Acts as anti-anxiety

● Acts as anti-depression

● Peace of mind

● Consciousness

● Improves memory

● Improved skills and abilities

● Self-discipline

● Acts as an anti-addiction technique

● Reduces anger or rage

● Bring positivity

● Improves immunity

Techniques of Meditation for Learning

● Mindfulness Meditation helps an individual to control one’s thoughts and emotions that are wandering in his/ her mind. It can include exercises related to breathing practice, body relaxation, and many more.

● Concentration Meditation helps learners to improve their concentration by focusing on a particular object or point that they choose to concentrate upon. It can include exercises related to a breathing pattern, repeating a particular word, staring at something like candle or ceiling, etc.

● Walking Meditation where one walks slowly, taking small steps without any exaggeration. This helps to reduce stress and sleep cycle, acting as an anti- depressant.

Takeaway

Meditation nowadays has become quite a common concept that people are incorporating in their lives. It provides one with the peace of mind and a healthy body that help him/her grow in this stressed life. Students can use meditation to help improve their learning habits and abilities and it also sculpts them into better and disciplined human beings. The benefits of meditation cannot be seen in a few days or months, it is a technique that requires practice and time. Once an individual knows how to control his/ her thoughts and concentration, it becomes easy for him/ her to stop meaningless thoughts that invade the peace of mind. Meditation is useful for every age group as it ensures good health and calm mind.

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Sleep Psychiatry - Know Benefits Of It!

Mumbai Psychiatry Clinics 88% (20ratings)
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Sleep Psychiatry - Know Benefits Of It!

Sleep is the normal physiological process of our body which is as important as respiration and digestion. Sleep is vital for maintaining our physical and mental health. Normal adults require 8 hours of sleep every day, whereas it 14 to 15 hours of sleep is recommended for infants and toddlers.

What are the different stages of Sleep

Every human has a natural circadian clock in their body, which is responsible for maintaining our sleep-wake homeostasis. The different stages of sleep include REM and NREM that is rapid eye movement sleep and non-rapid eye movement sleep respectively. REM is the deep sleep stage in which it is very difficult to wake up the person as this stage includes the sensory inhibition and all voluntary muscles along with almost all interactions with the surroundings are inhibited. Therefore, a person’s physical stress and tiredness also get relieved during this stage of sleep. NREM sleep is the stage between REM and awakening and here the person may have a sensory connection with his or her surroundings, but may not respond.

Sleep and its benefits
Sleep and stress have a very strong connection with each other. The best way to relieve stress and any other mental disturbance is sleep. It is essential to have knowledge about sleep psychiatry for almost all physicians as they face many sleep-deprived patients in their day to day practice.

  1. Sleep is not only responsible for relieving mental stress and depression but has other benefits as well
  2. Sleep is also essential for the normal physiological growth in early infancy and it is vital for the development of normal alertness, attention and knowledge
  3. It also relaxes our voluntary muscles and thereby, relieves us from physical stress
  4. Sleep disturbance may also aggravate diseases in our body. Sleep is also a state of recovery and healing.

Sleep psychiatry also insists on meditation and ensures that people have a normal pattern of sleep, in order to maintain the mental health of the person in a normal state.
 

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Depression - Ways To Combat It!

Dr.Shweta Baliyan 86% (28ratings)
MD -Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Meerut
Depression - Ways To Combat It!

For human beings, the body is considered the temple, one that they strive to keep fit and in shape. In fact, the plethora of ailments which people complain of suffering from, almost always deal with their physical health. In this over engagement to restore the physical health, the well being of the mental health is never considered. However truth remains that the health of the mind is equally if not more important and must be given its share of priority. With the growing age and times, depression has emerged as a gnawing problem, one that is plaguing individuals indiscriminately and one that must be eradicated as soon as possible. 

Some of the ways to combat this fatal ailment are :

1. Exercises 

Everyday a bit of exercise not only keeps the body fit and healthy but also goes a long way in easing and calming the mind. You need not indulge in strenuous exercises but must make it a conscientious habit to work out a bit daily.

2. Talk to people

Though depression makes one inexorably quiet and silent, the first thing that is prescribed as a remedial measure is talk to people. Engaging in conversations with people, telling them what exactly is troubling you are proven ways to combat depression.

3. Meditate 

There is no better way to treat mental ailment than meditating.  When you suffer from depression, your body undergoes severe conflict. Meditating not only calms the mind but also soothes away the worries.

4. Develop a support system

Depression is almost always followed by an unfathomable sense of loneliness. Talking to others does help, but at the same time try to develop a support system. Find an individual, be it parents, relatives or friends and confide in him or her. Not sharing what you are going through is never a solution and only exacerbates the fatality of the situation.

5. Change the daily routine

Monotony is never exciting and it is only before time before the humdrum of life gets to you. Changing the daily routine and incorporating something new and exciting go a long way in recuperating you from the mental dullness and fatigue.

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