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5 Ways Bikram Yoga Helps Cure Depression

Bikram yoga is a type of yoga that takes place in a heated room.  It follows a series of set moves, called poses.  These have several health benefits.  And they are also a good way to deal with depression.  Here are five examples of how.

What is Bikram Yoga

Bikram yoga is sometimes known as the original hot yoga style but is very different to some of these approaches.  It is a version of Hatha, the traditional yoga branch that uses a combination of postures and breathing.  But it is about more than just a style – it is a specific experience that has gained a huge and devoted following.

Bikram Choudhury was a four-time Yoga Champion of India when he decided in the 1970’s to create a series of poses for amateuryogis.  He started learning yoga aged just four and practices for 4-6 hours a day.  By thirteen, he had won his first championship.  He also founded the Yoga College of India.

Since then, hundreds of centres around the world have adopted his approaches.  And every one has the same core experience.  A 90-minute series of the same 26 postures and two breathing exercises.  All conducted in heated rooms, often 100 degrees plus.According to Bikram, the heat is important to sweat out toxins as well as improving circulation and stretching muscles.

Benefits of Bikram yoga

Bikram yoga and the other ‘hot yoga’ approaches all share several benefits for your health in general.

For starters, working in a heated room pushes up metabolism and pulse rate.  This makes blood vessels more flexible and helps burn a good number of calories.  It also makes circulation easier, increasing blood flow to all parts of the body.

For this reason, Bikram yoga can help with weight loss.  Sweating in good amounts is one way this works while the workout will also improve muscle tone.  It improves the lymphatic system and flushes out toxins from the body.

This type of yoga is a perfect example of the benefits of mind over matter as well.  The endorphins that rush through the body after a session will give you a feeling of inner strength.  This makes you more able to cope with the stresses of life.  You may even find yourself trying something new or pushing yourself in a new way with this natural high.

Tips for Bikram yoga

Because Bikram yoga is different to other types of yoga due to the heat involved, there are also some safety considerations.  You should be aware of these tips to help you enjoy your sessions.  And also, to ensure you stay healthy afterwards.

Stay hydrated

Sweating is good for lots of different reasons.  But it can also be bad if you don’t balance the water loss out afterwards.  Most experts recommend drinking 2-3 litres throughout the day.  Bikram yoga will see you sweat more than other forms of exercise.  So, if you drink 2 litres after a gym session, aim for 3 or more after a yoga session.  Everyone is recommended to drink a certain amount of water a day.  So you should increase this figure when you have had a yoga session.  Some experts also say to take a small dose of salt before the class. Or use a natural sports drink to replenish sodium levels.

Yoga and eating

Balancing eating too much or too little before a class is something to learn.  Keep away from heavy foods but light snacks are okay.  You need some food such as fruit with lots of water.  Or bananas that have a lot of sodium.  These will help balance the body and keep the energy levels up.  But don’t eat too much – half a banana or half a melon is ideal.

Arrive early to acclimatise

Being on time is one thing but with yoga classes, it is a good idea to arrive around 30 minutes before the class starts.  Then you can give your body a chance to adapt to the higher temperature in the studio.  Introduce yourself to everyone, relax and sit on a mat to let your body start to get used to the warmth.  Also, use this chance to chat with the instructor if you have any injuries or medical conditions.  These might impact what they advise you to do in terms of the poses.  And is important to ensure you don’t make things worse.

Pay attention to your body

You should always listen to your body when doing any kind of exercise.  Yoga is no different.  The warm temperature and poses can make the body feel flexible and loose.  But this also makes it easier to pull a muscle.  Remember to listen to your body and if it feels awkward or uncomfortable, stop.

The best way to work to some of the poses is to work with them.  Don’t just dive into everything at once.  And recognise the signs from your body that you are feeling heat exhaustion.  These include dizziness, nausea, confusion, poor vision, headache or weakness.  If you experience these, leave the studio immediately.

Speak to a doctor if you are unsure

If you have health problems or medical conditions, it might be an idea to talk to a doctor first.  Conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular or respiratory disease might mean Bikram yoga isn’t for you.  Or you may need to limit your sessions.  Always chat with a medical professional first to ensure you aren’t endangering yourself.

Always work with experts

Because there is a risk of injury or illness, don’t do Bikram yoga classes on your own.  And always work with experts to learn the poses.  Otherwise, you might find more downsides to the activity than upsides.  Or you could end up with a serious injury.

Yoga and depression

According to studies from the National Centre of Social Research in 2017, one in four people have been diagnosed with a mental illness.  A further 18% of these people said that they had a mental illness but had yet to be diagnosed.  The most common diagnosis was depression with almost 20% of those surveyed reporting the condition.The picture is similar around the world.  An estimated 16 million adults in the US have had at least one depressive episode in the last year.

A common treatment for depression is with antidepressants but these don’t benefit everyone.  Some 10-30% of people don’t respond to antidepressants or only experience mild improvements.  Others have serious side effects from the drugs.  That’s why many medical practitioners are looking at other ways to help people with depression.  And yoga is one of those approaches.

Yoga can help ease chronic depression as well as anxiety and stress.  Studies showed that people were less depressed and stressed when taking part in weekly yoga sessions.  As well, they remained less depressed and stressed for a period of time after the program.  This showed that the results lasted for some time after the yoga classes were being taken.

5 ways yoga can help with depression

Yoga is used for many different reasons.  For some, it is a lifestyle approach.  But for many, it is a way to help deal with chronic illness.  Depression is one example of an illness that can benefit from the approaches of yoga, particularly Bikram Yoga.  And it is also great for those people who haven’t responded to traditional approaches.

Detoxification of the system

Detoxification of the system is about clearing away toxins that are blocking the natural flow of the body. This can make you feel unhealthy, depressed and unwell.  Bikram yoga can help with the detoxification of the system as part of the asanas.

One example of how this works is through sweating.  Sweat is mainly water, but it does also contain a number of dissolved elements and minerals including sodium and calcium.  But the process can also help to remove some of the toxins that build up in our bodies.  Most of these toxins are stored in fat cells just beneath the skin so when we sweat, these are released.  And this is a big part of Bikram yoga.

Exercises such as yoga have also been shown to help with promoting normal bowel function.  Physical activity of this type is important in getting the intestinal system working and this is the key way that the body clears toxins.  The liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract are the three main ways to eliminate toxins.So stimulating these can help improve the process and increase overall feelings of well-being and flow.

Gets the blood flowing

Yoga is an excellent way to increase the blood flow around the body and there are a whole host of ways this benefits us.  Oxygen delivery and an improved circulatory system help our bodies.  And the actions within Bikram yoga are designed to stimulate that,propelling freshly oxygenated blood around the body.

When the blood is pumped full of oxygen and moves around the body, it then helps other organs work well.  Red blood cells carry that oxygen that provides energy and vitality.  It helps the whole of the body work properly.  Skin feels better, the brain works in optimum condition.  Your immune system works to fight off infection, your heart pumps strongly and blood pressure is steady.  This feeling of well-being and health can help you deal with depression and handle the stress of life better.

Helps with breath control

Learning how to breathe is a key part of any yoga practice.  Some yoga experts will say that if all you do during a yoga class is sit on a mat in a hot room and maintain calm, stable breathing, then you are getting benefits from the class.  There are many other benefits, but this is a core one.

Changing the rate, depth and pattern of breathing send messages to the body’s respiratory system.  This, in turn,tells the brain that everything is good.  By sending these signals through the body, we can manage some of the symptoms of depression.  We begin to condition the brain to work in a more positive way.

Breathing also helps to draw oxygen into the system.  This goes from the lungs into the respiratory system and we have already discussed the benefits of oxygenated blood in the body.

Tame the stress response

A common problem with depression is that the stress response is overstated.  But yoga is good to help tame the stress response by priming the parasympathetic nervous system.  Yoga has been shown to destroy and metabolise stress hormones.  The meditative element to the practice is used to promote mindfulness.  This helps us stay in the now and is a great therapy for depression and anxiety problems.

Yoga has also been shown to moderate the stress response systems and reduce physical arousal.  This means lowering heart rate and blood pressure.  The result of this is that we are calmer.  We are also better able to cope with stress and be more emotionally resilient.

Make new friends

People suffering from depression often feel isolated and alone.  This sense of isolation can be eased by the community of yoga enthusiasts.  When you share an interest with someone, this can lead to friendships.  It leads to time spent with other people and this helps with symptoms of depression.

Yoga communities are also very supportive and compassionate.  This makes them a safe place to talk about the cause of your depression.  In fact, many people attending classes have some kind of chronic illness.  This might be physical or mental.  They are using yoga as a tool to combat these problems.  This shared challenge can help you overcome your problems.  Or at least find a newperspective on them.

Starting with Bikram yoga

There are lots of reasons to try Bikram yoga.  Perhaps you suffer from depression or anxiety.  Maybe you want to lose weight or improve muscle tone.  Perhaps you are more interested in the social aspect of the activity.  Whatever the case, it is important to do it under the right situations and in proper classes.  That way you can stay safe and enjoy all the benefits that the system has to offer.

Raman is the Founder of Enigma Insider. Raman is an extremely motivated and dedicated individual. Raman has been educating himself on self development whilst he was working in Hong Kong and Dubai. Raman returned back to the United Kingdom and is currently working full time as a Human Rights Lawyer.

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Control Your Subconscious Mind – 5 Changes You Can Make Today

We will be looking at 5 changes that you can make today in order to control your subconscious mind. This will help to achieve everything you truly desire, whether this is about your dream job or it may be something as simple as you wanting to be happy.

Two-thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10 percent of our brains. However, what we do know is that our subconscious mind runs and controls almost everything that we do.

What Is Your Subconscious Mind?

All thought generated in the mind consists of your conscious and subconscious. Your conscious mind is your objective or thinking mind. It has no memory and it can only hold one thought at a time.

The subconscious mind is a powerful secondary system which runs everything in your life. This is a data bank of everything which consists of your beliefs, experiences, memories and skills. Whenever you have ever had an idea, an emotion or a memory from the past, this is the communication from your subconscious mind to the conscious mind.

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality” — Earl Nightingale

Your subconscious mind processes everything and it would only pass the information which is relevant for you at that moment in time. Your conscious mind, is the means in which the subconscious receives its information. Your mind works to create or bring into the physical world your “truth” or “reality” based on your individual beliefs, perceptions and experiences.

What Happens When You Have A Thought?

When you have a thought, it is first analysed by your conscious mind. The conscious mind then attaches an emotion to the thought based on its interpretation. This then establishes a belief and is stored into the subconscious mind as “your truth”.

This “truth” can then be recalled and assessed in the future by the conscious mind to support or discredit future thoughts by the conscious mind.

For example, when you are lying in bed late at night and hear something go “bump”, if you let your thoughts and imagination wander to all the horrible things that might happen, then your subconscious will throw up the feelings, emotions, and memories of past events that you’ve associated with those thoughts. It is your subconscious’s way of protecting you and preparing you for fight or flight in those situations. On the other hand, if you consciously tell yourself and direct your focus to more rational, calming thoughts, then the feelings will subside or disappear.

Now, lets look at how to control your subconscious mind.

1. Observe Your Thoughts

In order to control your subconscious mind, it is important to first observe your thought process and see which thoughts are generating an emotional response within you. You must imminently try and stop negatives thoughts as they appear and not allow them to become subjective by giving them a feeling.

It is possible that empowering your subconscious mind with negative thoughts, can have a very dangerous,  harmful affect on your mind. The subconscious mind will begin to work against you. This includes emotions and thoughts relating to revenge, envy and blame. These thoughts will train the subconscious mind to either take comments very personally, constantly compare yourself to others or  blaming others for difficulties within your life.

Whereas with positive thoughts, the opposite will occur. You should permeate the feeling and repeat the thoughts within your mind and your subconscious mind will get to work bringing the means and resources to maintain that feeling.

2. Ask Yourself Quality Questions

Asking yourself good/challenging questions allows your subconscious mind to make connections and gives your mind something to do. It is also important to focus on the question itself which will make a big difference.

If you were to ask yourself “how can I stop feeling tired all the time?”, this would constitute a negative question and the focus of the question is that you are feeling tired and therefore the resulting thoughts and feelings will reflect this focus.

If you were to however ask yourself “How can I re-energise myself this week?”,  the focus is positive and is focused on re-energising. By including a specific time frame you are also setting nice manageable parameters for your subconscious to adhere to.

3. Understand The Importance of Affirmations

Saying positive affirmations to yourself is a great way to control your subconscious mind. A consistent habit of positive “self-talk” will eventually work its way into your subconscious, allowing these thoughts to take over. The same way in which negative self-talk can put you down or attract negative thoughts throughout your day, positive affirmations will attract positive thoughts into your subconscious.

The subconscious mind plays a big role in how we behave and experience reality. If you want to have more control over your life, you need to learn to acknowledge this rather than fear it.

It is important that you come up with your own affirmations or to read affirmations which invoke a positive emotional response. Affirmations must contain positive words, they should be in the present tense (even if you are still not there yet) and it has to be relevant to a specific situation allowing you to think about the things you wish to achieve.

Once you have come up with a set of affirmations, you need to use them daily (as a minimum) in order for them to be effective. Saying your affirmations at night until you drift off has been very powerful as it reaches the subconscious mind more readily. Being able to take an affirmation into the sleep state will continue to influence the subconscious mind during your sleep.

4. Create A Vision Board

A vision board is a powerful tool which allows you to manifest your life’s desires. This is a board consisting of a collage of pictures and words which represent what you are going to achieve or what you wish to achieve. This works exceptionally well if you have made your vision board with more than just pictures but also by connecting emotions to your visions.

In the same way that you would set up your goals for the future, the vision board will allow you to subconsciously increase the desire to achieve that goal. Without a strong desire, you will settle for less. This is why most people are not living their dreams. This would also include thinking about what sounds, smells and sights are associated with a particular aspect of your visions. It is also very important to envision yourself having already achieved your vision.

The Vision Board should also be placed in a location where you are likely to see it first thing in the morning and the last thing before you go to sleep.

One of the biggest benefits from having a vision board is that there are no restrictions and the sky is the limit. You can be, do or have anything that you want to. You are not bound by the restrictions of your physical world and you are free to think and want whatever you wish. The ability to have the power to wish for anything will make you unleash your inner greatness.

5. Identify Your Resistance

When your subconscious mind holds you back from pursuing something that you love or something you know you deserve, it  is because you are holding a conflicting belief about it.

It is important that you identify with what this resistance is and question why you are holding yourself back from it. You may believe that you are not ready for the job or you do not meet the exact criteria that the employers are looking for. It is at this stage that you are becoming a barrier to your own progression. By attaching these emotions, you are training your subconscious mind to become a barrier and a resistance to moving forward as these fears relating to self-worth will continue to arise at every opportunity given.

Conclusion

We have to learn to program our subconscious mind so we can block out the negative thoughts in order to encourage the acceptance of positive affirmations. We are able to achieve mental and emotional stability by casting aside our ego and opening ourselves to wonders which we can achieve by embracing our subconscious mind.

I would like to end with sharing a poem which I read every morning that has helped me in the past with my career and has continued to motivate me daily. The name of the poem is Invictus by William Ernest Henley.

“Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be. 

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance.

I have not winced nor cried aloud. 

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears.

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. 

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll. 

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul”

This poem was also very important to Nelson Mandela during his time in prison. Whenever Mandela lost courage or felt like giving up, he would recite this poem and it would give him what he needed to keep going.

Comment below and let me know which of these changes you have made and what result it has made to your daily life or in achieving what you desire.

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Let’s Beat Anxiety Together

Hello everyone! Yasmin here! This month I’m focusing on an issue that I have also experienced. Anxiety is something we all may have encountered at different walks of our life. Some of this anxiety can be caused by change, heartbreak, loss, worry and the list goes on. Everyone’s pain and anxiety caused is individual to them. In addition to this, July 2018 marks two important events that can contribute to anxiety…The Mercury retrograde and the powerful lunar eclipse. Nonetheless, I am going to share a few habitual changes to help beat anxiety. If you add enough of these positive habits, you will hopefully notice anxiety decrease- even managing it much better.

Breathing Techniques

You do not need to be sitting cross-legged and meditating to focus on breathing. Focus on your breath anytime or anywhere you are. Sometimes, when anxiety, worry or anguish takes over your mind, your breathing goes into a frenzy causing further distress. Amidst this chaos, think of nothing but your breath, inhale very slowly through your nose and exhale deeply through your mouth. This will bring a feeling of a ‘release’ and almost a sigh of relief. Repeat this five times and following this, just breathe in and out of your nose slowly. This in turn can calm your heart beat down and balance blood pressure.

Hydration

Sit down, take a moment and pour room temperature water into a glass. Aim for about 500ml at least. Sip slowly, think about what is bothering you and with each sip mentally say ‘let it go’. This is simply mental conditioning, it will calm you down.

Exercise

As well as the physical benefits, the mental benefits are fantastic. The release of happy hormones! Go for a jog/run, walk, work out at the gym, yoga, a home workout, some weights- anything! By moving your body, you can release stress and fumes from anger even.

Yoga

There are different types of yoga you can try. Your mind has to focus and almost form a meditative state when practising challenging yoga poses. This can be a sense of distraction and almost focusing good energy on your yoga practise. I recommend Hatha Yoga, Vinayasa Yoga and also Bikram Yoga. I have personally found all of them physically and mentally challenge me. Before you begin your yoga, set an intention for your practise, what would you like to focus your energy on?

Affirmations

Affirmations can purify our thoughts, encourage positive law of attraction and increase confidence. It is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

  1. I am complete
  2. I am love
  3. I trust that everything will be okay
  4. I have faith that my situation will change
  5. I eat well, I exercise regularly, I am healthy
  6. I am confident, my financial situation will improve
  7. I am beautiful and I am grateful for (list a feature you love)
  8. I forgive myself for the past
  9. I can achieve anything I set my mind too
  10. I will have a good week ahead of me

You can write down your affirmations and then say them out loud. Maybe you could start off with 3 and make a mental note on your commute to work, eat breakfast or on your lunch break.

Meditate

Just 5 minutes or if you can more. Close your eyes and each time a thought comes into your mind, throw it away. Focus on stillness, your breath, your healthy body. Focus on breathing as mentioned previously in the article too. This is your time to just clear your mind and eliminate any negative thoughts. With continued meditation, you can find clarity.

Try Colouring or Art

Do you remember as children painting, going crazy with colour and drawing pictures? I definitely do. You get adult colouring books which can be extremely therapeutic! If not, release the inner child in you and purchase some paint points and draw. Sometimes conveying emotion through art helps!

Essential Oils

Essential oils are calming and can bring peace to the heart and mind. Particularly, lavender is my favourite for calming me down and reducing my stress. Maybe add a few drops to your pillow and just relax! Lavender also helps

I also have discovered a well-being section on www.cultbeauty.com which I am going to be purchasing! It is a brand called ‘Therapie’ and they have some great products for de-stressing, relaxation and well being.

Here is a link to a particular product that has caught my eye:

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/therapie-crystal-clear.html

‘For anyone with a ridiculous ‘to do’ list, Therapie’s Crystal Clear Smelling Salts help you order your thoughts and recover your ‘get up and go’. The pure salt crystals are soaked with a liquid blend of lemon myrtle (to reduce hypertension), may chang (to restore peace of mind and assist self-expression), lavender (to release ‘blocked’ emotions), frankincense (to cleanse and purify emotional energy), fir needle (to expand perspective) and cajeput (to brighten your disposition), and help to streamline your thought processes and resolve those daily problems without succumbing to stress. These are also laced with amethyst and quartz chips, fortified with Reiki. Simply inhale’

Also this ‘Calm Balm’

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/therapie-calm-balm.html

‘This beautiful balm is a salve for the senses – dispelling stresses and restoring peace of mind with a few inhalations. With an opening ‘head’ of lavender, bergamot and sweet marjoram – to inspire joy and alleviate tension – this evolves to a centre of soothing neroli, fragonia (to inspire mental clarity) and calming bay. The mellow base consists of frankincense, sandalwood and vetiver, laced with a crystal infusion of larimar – to stabilise emotions and prevent you feeling overwhelmed. Just apply the soft, sensuous balm (a blend of oils and plant butters) to areas of tension, then breathe deeply to establish a reassuring ‘blanket’ between you and the pressures of modern life.’

Music

Music can definitely uplift your mood and certain music can calm nerves of anxiety. Whether this be meditation music, prayers or even sounds of the ocean. Have a rummage on your Spotify or iTunes and make it a habit to tune in when feeling anxious

I hope the above tips help you all,

Until next time… With love from Yasmin x

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10 Mental Life Hacks For Instant Positive Results

10 little tips and tricks to uplift your day and planning ahead for positive results

Smile more

A happy face is the prettiest face. By forcing yourself to smile even in the darkest moments will not only be infectious to someone else but eventually your smile will be a natural one. You are already training your mind to be happy and positive by doing this. For example, summer in London is extremely sweltering on tubes and trains! (My fellow commuters will understand this)- smile at someone, make their day. Smile and realise the train journey will eventually be over and the heat and difficult time WILL pass. I guess some unfortunate events in life are similar to a bad train journey! You feel it won’t end, but it will.

Try meditation

Meditation is clearing and clarifying the mind. The sense of peace post-meditation is so beautiful. After a busy day, take time for yourself to be grounded and aware. If you have not ever meditated before then I recommend the following:

  1. Put a timer on your phone for 2 minutes
  2. Sit cross legged or whatever position is comfortable to you
  3. Try sit on the floor to ground yourself to the earth
  4. Close your eyes and each time a thought pops up, throw it away mentally and focus on something like your breath, an imaginary waterfall or perhaps just repeating ‘OM’
  5. Set an intention for your meditation- what are you trying to reflect on?
  6. It is normal to feel a little restless, but stick with it. You may see flashing lights and colours or a since of elevation.
  7. After 2 minutes you should hopefully feel less anxiety and can build up to more time as you go forward

 Learn to Accept

Accepting? We often fail to accept decisions, destiny, life, break ups and so on. This can lead to unhappiness, dissatisfaction and remaining tangled in the past. However big or small the situation, put yourself in the other person’s shoes or try to re-imagine the situation from a neutral perspective. Try to console yourself with this. When you accept what has happened and its result, mentally you will be able to let go. If you can’t let go, let it be…Just don’t dwell on it.

Compliment Yourself

Be your own biggest fan! Before you sleep at night, shower yourself with 5 compliments. What have you achieved today that you are proud of? It can be the smallest thing. Perhaps you woke up earlier than usual, had a positive day or saved some money. Then focus on your physical features. ‘I have great skin’, ‘My hair looks beautiful’. Say these things out loud to yourself. What makes you unique and powerful is that there is only ONE of you. Never forget that. That’s your strength forever.

Set an Intention for Your Day

When you wake up in the morning, set an intention for your day. This could be the aim to have a day where you don’t think about a negative situation or past event in your life. Or you could aim to walk 10,000 steps. Set an intention and focus on that goal. This allows you to adapt your mind-set to what YOU want and your plan to achieve it.

Be Grateful

Be grateful for everything happening around you. Everything happens for a reason and by showing gratitude you appreciate what you have in your life. For example, I am grateful for my earnings and job, I am grateful for my family who love me conditionally, I am grateful for the person who gave me a seat on the tube as I had a heavy bag. A great read is ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne. The laws of attraction and gratitude can shift negativity away and allow for abundance and great amounts of change in your life and relationships.

You Can Only Try Your Best

You can only try your very best and that is OKAY! We are often too hard on ourselves and constantly try to achieve perfection. Perfection in my view is in the eye of the beholder. Once you know you have tried and done your best- let the rest be. By worrying and being hard on yourself, you only cause stress on your mind and body.

Pay Attention to Your Body

No matter how ‘busy’ you get, pay attention to what your body needs and any warning signs. For example, if you are noticing excessive headaches, before you reach for painkillers…have you drank enough water? Are you worried about something? Tend to your own needs like you are your own best friend. Excess cortisol hormone from stress can play havoc in your body and even cause spots. Take a moment and reflect on what is the root cause.

Have Faith

Never give up. Believe in you and have faith in your belief. This will make you mentally stronger, focused and headstrong in all your trials and tribulations. When you allow faith to shatter, you lose hope and allow negative thoughts to enter. Your faith can be in the universe, in god or for a religious belief. We get tested in life and what pulls us through is the faith. Faith is your light out of the dark tunnel. Don’t let anyone shatter this pious belief no matter what happens.

Listen to Meditation Music/ Nature Music

When you feel stressed/ anxious or just unsettled, you can listen to sounds of nature or peaceful meditation music. Instruments like the flute, santur and piano are extremely soothing and produce positive vibrations and energy. Sounds of the ocean and birds also can make you feel like a huge burden or negativity is lifting. Just be present in the moment. I found the simplest instrumental track on YouTube and I’m sure you can too! Listen to it before you sleep or perhaps while you have your breakfast in the morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnfj6QCGLyA – Relaxing piano and flute music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDXHcR5AL6E – Morning relaxation

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