Viktor E. Frankl
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”-Viktor E. Frankl

Mind Articles Q4 2012(5)

Triangle Anyone?

Triangle Anyone?

Oct 22, 2012

By practicing a few triangle poses you can relieve stress, stimulate digestion and improve your balance. Check out our new 4-minute video!

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Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

Oct 8, 2012

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are...

Source: the Atalantic

3 Breathing Techniques - Uplift Your Mood

3 Breathing Techniques - Uplift Your Mood

Oct 3, 2012

3 Breathing Techniques - Uplift Your Mood Did you know that each day, a quarter of a million people miss work because of stress? And, 75% of all illnesses are thought to be stress related. And 90% of all doctor visits are thought to be stress related. As the frantic pace continues to escalate in our current day world, more and more people are looking to find ways to cope. "Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders." -Andrew Weil, M.D. 1 Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana) helps you breathe more deeply, reducing stress, while enhancing relaxation and sleep quality. It also helps balances out your left and right brain hemispheres. The right-brain hemisphere governs our female, creative, intuitive, qualitative, and nurturing traits and thinking patterns. The left-brain hemisphere governs our male, intellectual, quantitative, and analytical capabilities and thinking patterns. 2 Ocean Breath (Ujayii) this breathing technique is energizing and extremely calming. It is most commonly used during a yoga practice because it concentrates and directs the breath, providing more power and focus. The Ocean Breath is extremely beneficial to the body because it oxygenates the brain, slows the breath, relaxes the body, helps build energy and maintains an increased pressure in the abdomen area to support the spine. 3 Bellow Breath: also known as Bhastrika- if you are feeling tired or depressed, this technique of breathing which forces inhalations and exhalations very quickly, will immediately begin to elevate your mood and cause a feeling of invigoration. Try out these breathing techniques - click on Mindful Body Read More Note: If you have any medical conditions, are pregnant, or otherwise unsure of whether or not you should try these techniques, please consult a doctor before you do them.

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Updated Mind Resources & Tools

Oct 1, 2012

We have updated the Mind Resources & Tools. Not only have we added tons of new resources that may benefit you, but we also updated the tables and search functionality. Take a look and see if there is something that can enhance your daily mindful practice!

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Go for the Goal

Go for the Goal

Oct 1, 2012

Your best body. The dream job. Whatever you want most, these strategies will help you make it happen. Your happy life starts here. A lot of people get trapped in a state of inertia. Some are perfectly content with where they are and see no need to reach higher, and that's okay, experts say, as long as they are truly happy. But most of us are stuck in place because we're afraid to take a risk and fall short. The more we doubt ourselves, the less likely we are to pursue anything but the easiest of goals. So how do you stoke your confidence and become a go-getter? Well, this article can provide a road map to success.

Source: Fitness Magazine