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 This webpage shares the process of one complete cycle of the Microcosmic Orbit Taoist meditation practice. It is also called the small heavenly cycle meditation practice. There are a number of preparatory exercises to work through before it is possible to complete one circuit. It is not advised to jump…

Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi
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Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi

Parasympathetic System and Tai Chi 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 this state is known as the ‘fight or flight’ response, when are bodies prepare to face…