Mind-Body Connection

  • A Basic Meditation

    It is a misunderstanding to think that the practice of meditation is merely a method for relieving stress and achieving peace for oneself, alone.

    Meditation isn't only about achieving peace for oneself!
    by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
  • Enter Your Optimum Mindset With the Push of a Button

    Daily life is often about juggling a variety of issues and trying to stay on top of it all. It is, however, easy to slip out of your mental best into something less productive.

    Music and mindfulness go hand-in-hand
    By Joseph Cardillo, PHD, and Galina Mindlin, MD, PhD
  • Feeling Stressed? Get Outside!

     

    Think about the time you spend indoors versus the time spent outdoors. If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend much more time inside an artificial environment working, cleaning, caring for the household, in transit, watching TV, or surfing the Internet.

  • Renew and Revive

    In the first part of this article (“The ‘Wicked Success’ Revival Plan: Eight Ways Stressed Out Women Can Revive and Renew—Mind, Body, and Soul”) published in the November issue of Natural Solutions, author Vickie Milazzolo asserts that women should not accept a state of stressed-out existence and call it living. 

     

    Part II of Vicky Milazzolo’s plan for de-stressing your life.
  • The Music Man

    In the late 1960s, the renowned French physician Alfred Tomatis was summoned to a Benedictine monastery in the south of France to investigate a mysterious illness that had flattened the unfortunate brothers. “Seventy of the 90 monks were slumping in their cells like wet dishrags,” he later wrote. The cause of their lethargy?

    Joseph Hooper
  • Shift Awareness for Well-Being

    Our bodies are innately wise and have much to teach us about restoring and preserving our health…if we are willing to listen. A symptom is more than an isolated event. It is a messenger from our body giving us a “heads up” that an underlying problem exists and needs attention.

    Your body has a message for you. Are you listening?
    By Marc Levin
  • The Biofeedback Boost

    Biofeedback therapy is winning as many accolades as the movie No Country for Old Men won Oscars. A watchdog group, the American Health Care Policy Review board, reviewed the many studies done on the effectiveness of biofeedback and gave the mind-body therapy a Grade A rating. How does it work?

    By Kris Kucera
  • From Om to Ouch

    I should have known better than to let the teacher’s assistant adjust me in Shoulderstand Pose, but he seemed so sure of himself. He wanted to help me get the most benefit out of the pose, and he said he knew just what to do. I protested (not very convincingly) that I had some problems with my shoulders and neck and wasn’t too keen on Shoulderstand in the first place.

    Is your yoga practice causing more harm than good?
    By Linda Sparrowe
  • Weather the Storm

    A few months ago, beset by a mounting sense of “It’s all too much,” I signed myself up for what I hoped would be a transformative yoga retreat at a monastery in upstate New York. I extracted myself from busy New York City life and spent the entire weekend sitting quietly at sunrise, blissing out in Lotus Pose, and eating three vegetarian meals a day prepared by kindly nuns.

    How to get out from under the stress cloud, for good.
    By Penny Wrenn
  • Lift Depression With Meditation

    With summer coming to a close and shorter, darker days ahead, you might be wondering how to cope with the negative thoughts that often accompany the season’s change and can lead to depression. A recent study found that age-old meditative techniques and more modern cognitive therapy can help alleviate symptoms.

    By Ziba Kashef