How Mind Changes Genes through Meditation. ISIS Report 21/05/14 The mind-body divide has been breached in conventional Western medicine thanks to new research findings in molecular genetics that not only bridges mind and body but also East and West Dr Mae-Wan Ho A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download here Please circulate widely and repost, but you must give the URL of the original and preserve all the links back to articles on our website.
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Push. Struggle. Make it happen. I once believed this was true. Now I know there’s a whole other way to live, where surrender isn’t a last ditch effort once you’ve given up. How to Heal Emotional and Spiritual Blockages. HJ: The only thing keeping you from having what you want — particularly the life, happiness and fulfillment you want — are emotional and spiritual blockages.
Emotional states create outcomes. Fwd: Here's Why Stress Is So Dangerous. Fwd: 10 Ways to Become a Happier Person. Fwd: How to grow a tiny forest in your backyard. Bioenergetics, the study of the flow and transformation of energy. Introduction A branch of biophysics, the multi-disciplinary field of bioenergetics is “the study of the flow and transformation of energy in and between living organisms and between living organisms and their environment.”1 As the term indicates, it deals with biology (the study of all life) and energy (perhaps the underlying structure of all life) and where these two intersect.
The meeting area between biology and energy is immense, extending beyond imagination. Virtually every area of human activity is touched by bioenergy. Initially, the term bioenergetics was defined as “a form of psychology based on the use of kinesthetics and muscle testing to assess energy flow and levels,” so the field first took root based on physical anatomy. Physician Alexander Lowen popularized it with his book Bioenergetics. The idea of energy playing a role within the body is well established. What Is Flow? - The Psychology of Flow. By Kendra Cherry Updated December 16, 2014.
Imagine for a moment that you are running a race. Your attention is focused on the movements of your body, the power of your muscles, the force of your lungs and the feel of the street beneath your feet. You are living in the moment, utterly absorbed in the present activity. Time seems to fall away. According to positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, what you are experiencing in that moment is known as flow, a state of complete immersion in an activity.
He describes the mental state of flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. Flow experiences can occur in different ways for different people. How Does it Feel to Experience Flow? According to Csíkszentmihályi, there are ten factors that accompany the experience of flow. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Self-Healing: Proof It Works And 9 Key Steps To Doing It Successfully. By Paul Brundtland Guest Writer for Wake Up World Countless people who have suffered from years of pain, discomfort, and limited physical ability have found complete healing through mind/body re-education.
Many of these people have seen resolution in remarkably short periods of time. Medical doctors such as John E. Will Smith "You can create whatever you want!" - Law Of Attraction. Free Resources - Free Mindfulness. If you have any comments about the meditations you download we'd love to hear your feedback.
Guided Mindfulness Exercises To download a particular guided mindfulness exercise click 'Download' in the right hand column, or right-click and select 'Save as...'. 25 Life Lessons From Albert Einstein. Living Through Life's Challenges: An Interview with a Ninja Black Belt. Life is full of ups and downs.
Yes, this is absolutely true. But the question is what can help us live through the difficulties with greater ease and even find the joy in everyday life. Mindfulness is one of those tools, but how about zen practice or ninja training? Dr. Richard Sears is full-time core faculty member of the Psy.D. You can see maybe why I wanted to bring him here today to talk about why mindfulness is helpful for our present day maladies, a helpful tool from Zen practice, and what we can learn from ninja training to get out of our heads and into our lives. Elisha: Why is mindfulness so effective in working with our personal mental, emotional and physical maladies?
Richard: I begin to feel like a snake oil salesman when I talk about all the research demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness, but the key factor is awareness. In this fast-paced world of amazing technology, it becomes so easy to get lost in our heads, stuck in our thinking. Thank you for your wisdom Richard. Research findings shed light on brain's storage capacity and how memories are kept separate.
Researchers have long wondered if there is an upper limit to our capacity to store memories and how we manage to remember so many events without mixing up events that are very similar.
To explore this issue, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation and colleagues from the Czech Republic and Italy tested the ability of rats to remember a number of distinct but similar locations. Their findings are published in the 8 December edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The brain creates and stores memories in small networks of brain cells, with the memories of events and places stored in a structure called the hippocampus. The researchers tested memory in seven laboratory rats by letting them run around in 11 distinct yet similar rooms over the course of two days.