- November 1st, 2013
Feeling stressed out? You owe it to yourself to find ways to reduce stress in your life, for your own mental, emotional, and physical health.
Research has firmly established that stress weakens the immune system. When you are under stress your body produces adrenaline, cortisol, and other stress hormones that can impair its ability to fight off disease.Understanding root causes can help us lead happier, more peaceful livesBy Bradley Nelson, DC
- October 1st, 2013
A new brain study by researchers at Yale University showed that people who meditate regularly are able to switch off parts of the brain associated with anxiety, schizophrenia, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and other problems.By Matthew B. James, PhD
- September 1st, 2013
“Try not to think. Quiet your mind.”
Meditation can sound daunting, mysterious. What is quiet? What is empty? It’s not completely understood. Much interest and information surrounds meditation, yet it remains elusive to many.
The main stumbling block is attaining inner quiet. “I can’t shut my brain off” is a common defeated observation.A path to quiet meditationBy Mary Ann Peterson, LAc, MAcOM
- July 1st, 2013
Can you remember a time in your life when you thought your heart was going to break? Can you remember feeling that sensation often referred to as “heartache”? It may have felt as if an elephant were sitting on your chest, or that you couldn’t breathe.Breaking down the wall around your heartBy Bradley Nelson, DC
- June 1st, 2013
Despite the richness of the English language, we wrestle to express the connection between the mind and the body in non-dichotomous terms. Our metaphors, however, have no such problems. We speak of heartache, of someone getting under our skin, or of being a pain in the neck. Sometimes the metaphors are connected to quite similar manifestations in our bodies.Mind-body practices for easing conception and well-beingBy Victoria Maizes, MD
- May 1st, 2013
Have you ever wanted to meditate but just didn’t know how to start? This month’s Inner Balance can put you on the right path—and it’s easier than you’d think.
Excerpted from the new book Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease by Ajayan Borys. Published with permission of New World Library (newworldlibrary.com).
- April 1st, 2013
Spring is upon us and the outdoors is ready and waiting to be explored. This month’s Inner Balance is excerpted from the new book Nurturing the Soul of Your Family by Renée Peterson Trudeau. Published with permission of New World Library (newworldlibrary.com).By Renée Peterson Trudeau
- March 1st, 2013
Through research performed in the last twenty years, we now have ample scientific evidence for the existence and power of the mind-body connection. Numerous studies have increased our understanding of the mind-body link, demonstrating it to be a powerful tool for improving the quality of our lives.Exploring a key to health and happinessBy Mary Jo Ricketson
- November 1st, 2012
“What now? What am I supposed to do? How am I supposed to feel? Who am I”A new perspective and eight strategies to help long-term caregiver widows move onBy Diana B Denholm, PhD, LMHC
- November 1st, 2012
“You have no idea how much your life is going to improve as a result of this. Food tastes better. The air seems fresher. You’ll have more energy and self-confidence than you ever dreamed of.” When Jerry Seinfeld uttered these words, he was talking about a shower head—but never mind that. He could just as well have been talking about yoga.Eight poses for calm, energy, and clarityBy Brian Leaf, MA