Every now and then you come across something that changes you forever. Awareness Through Movement (ATM) fell into that category for me. This gentle, deeply therapeutic mind body method is one of the best ways I have found to achieve mind body integration, leading to a healthier, younger-feeling body. But is it right for you? ...
We have a serious problem in this country. Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse writes that, "an estimated 52 million people (20 percent of those aged 12 and older) have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons at least once in their lifetimes." More troubling is the mindset associated with this alarming trend. Volkow attributes this to:
"a consumer culture amenable to "taking a pill for what ails you" and the perception of prescription drugs as less harmful than illicit drugs...."
How sad that so many see medication as the first line of defense, given that built into our neurophysiology is the capacity to engage the natural healing processes of the body and mind, and bring about remarkable physical, emotional, and cognitive healing...
If you are searching for a way to improve your mood and mental focus, it is likely that you are experiencing the symptoms of stress. This article will introduce you to an online stress reduction program that combines elements of meditation with the Feldenkrais Method of movement. Feldenkrais training is a highly effective way to activate the relaxation response and achieve mindfulness. Do you have 15 minutes right now? Sign in below, or read on to learn more...
KINESTHETIC EDGE FOR GOLFERS
by Andrea Higgins
Connecting Body and Mind
Many world-class athletes who are at the top of their form often describe a feeling of being in the zone. It is that place where they feel confident and focused, and where non-verbal thinking informs their instincts and actions. Author and expert in the study of positive psychology, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, describes this experience as being in a state of flow.
We meditate to discover our own identity, our right place in the scheme of the universe. Through meditation, we acquire and eventually acknowledge our connection to an inner power source that has the ability to transform our outer world. In other words, meditation gives us not only the light of insight but also the power for expansive change.
Julia Cameron, "The Artist's Way"