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Author: Johanna Bassols

Deep Breathing And Dopamine Activation

Dopamine is just one of many neurotransmitters that your brain (and gut) release which affects your mood and outlook. Dopamine is one of the most important because it is perhaps the singular neurochemical responsible for our good habits. Dopamine is the “reward” that our bodies...

breathing

Controlled Breathing for Better Health and a Calm Mind

There are more than 1,400 references in scientific journals detailing the positive effects of pranayama. Pranayama is the combination of two Sanskrit words: “Prana” meaning life force and “yama,” meaning the extension of the control of something. Pranayama therefore, means control of the lifeforce energy....

Lengthen Your Telomeres with Meditation

A recent study found that shortened telomeres are associated with more age-related diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more. [2] Longer telomeres seem to indicate the overall health of DNA, and some studies go so far as to say that telomere length can predict...

Essentials of Pranic Healing

Move your body. Exercise in moderation restores your pranic energy. The movement of blood and lymph through your body is akin to the flow of rivers and streams....

Activate Your Dormant Brain Cells as You Age

There have been numerous advances in epigenetic studies – the science of how genes are altered in organisms like us via environmental changes instead of altering the genetic code (DNA) itself. ...

The Neurobiological Secrets of Consciousness

“All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force. . . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.” — Max Planck, 1944 With advances in scientific research, we've come closer to understanding...

Identity

No Self: How Identities are Created

What makes up the “I” in you? You may define yourself as many things: a mother, a father, a sibling, a friend, a lover, etc. You are not your identity. However, it helps to know how your identity was created. Modern psychologists and ancient teachings align on...