Types of Meditation
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Types of Meditation

Types of Meditation There are thousands of types of meditation and mindfulness practices, varying from stillness to movement. You can be seated, standing, lying down, walking, dancing or doing. When starting out with meditation, practice a very simple method like pausing or focusing on the breath, daily or every other day if possible for small…

Learn to Breathe Well for Life
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Learn to Breathe Well for Life

Learn to Breathe Well for Life In ancient Eastern cultures breathing is seen as fundamental to life-long health. This has become lost in the modern world, leaning more on pharmaceutical companies to provide us with ‘better health’. Learning to breathe more effectively can have a profound effect on how the systems in your body function….

Meditation Myths
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Meditation Myths

Meditation Myths There is a lot of misinformation about what meditation and mindfulness are, mixed in with unnecessary stereotypes and superiority. For many this puts the stillness practices out of reach. When I teach meditation and mindfulness, I strip away preconception, expectation and myths. Simplicity is the key. On a basic level mindfulness and meditation…

Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins
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Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins

Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance (chemical neurotransmitter) within the human body. It helps to control our mood, emotions, thought patterns, learning and sleep by carrying signals in between the nerve cells (neurons). It is located in the intestines, within the central nervous system, the brain and in blood…

Meditation Microcosmic Orbit
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Meditation Microcosmic Orbit

Meditation Microcosmic Orbit Taoist Practice Taoist esoteric yoga is an ancient Chinese internal energy practice used as a way to cleanse and purify the physical, emotional and psychological body. The Microcosmic orbit meditation is a stillness practice to awaken, generate and circulate Chi in the body through the meridian pathways, clearing blockages, levelling emotions and aiding…

Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi
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Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi

Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi Help activate the relaxation response with deep breathing, slow connected whole body movements and applied relaxation. Stress = activation of the sympathetic nervous system (automatic stress response) This is the bodily state when tissue is being broken down, energy is used and the body systems are working.  An extreme of…