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The Vagus Nerve and the Healing Promise of The Sudarshan Kriya

The Vagus Nerve and the Healing Promise of The Sudarshan Kriya
Frank Huguenard, Staff WriterWaking Times At the center of our bodies resides a long, sinewy nerve that extends all the way from our medullas down through our chests to beyond our stomachs. This nerve, known as the Vagus Nerve, happens to be at a most fascinating intersection, not only between our two physical nervous systems (our central and autonomic nervous systems) but also between our conscious minds and subconscious minds. Research indicates that a healthy vagus nerve is vital in experiencing empathy and fostering social bonding, and it is crucial to our ability to observe, perceive, and make complex decisions. Scientists have discovered that artificial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), through electrical impulses via a surgically implanted pacemaker like device, shows promising results in reducing depression, anxieties and even conditions such as epilepsy and obesity. Automated Habit Formation Why Laughter IS the best medicine Scientific Research on Sudarshan Kriya Dr. Dr. Related:  Neuroscience & Consciousness

Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene via Natalie Glasson: Discussions on Supportive Steps to Dissolve Fear and Illness Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene: Discussions on Supportive Steps to Dissolve Fear and Illness, channeled by Natalie Glasson, October 17, 2014, Mother Mary : It is with the vibration of the 9th Ray of Light that I greet you today, bringing forth the brilliant colors and vibrations of a blue and green light, focused upon soul integration and exploration, as well as the merging of the heavens with the Earth – light with matter. Please allow me to dowse you in the blue and green light, permitting it to seep into your entire being. As the reality of the blue and green light of the 9th Ray surrounds you, let yourself breathe in the healing vibrations, wisdom and transformational shifts that this aspect of the Creator promotes. Soul integration with all aspects of your physical, emotional and mental bodies is essential in all periods of ascension, and yet it is at this stage it is vital. This is not to understand the mystic and sacred abilities individual to you.

Scientists Declare: Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious Science leaders have reached a critical consensus: Humans are not the only conscious beings; other animals, specifically mammals and birds, are indeed conscious, too. It may have seemed obvious to you and me that Fluffy and Fido are aware of their own existence and are not simply biological machines. You may also take it for granted, when you stare into the eyes of a chimpanzee, that you're seeing a self-aware being. And that when the whale you helped to free from being tangled in fishing gear proceeded to swim around the boat giving you high fives, she was saying thank-you. Finally, however, the official decision was reached in late night discussions two weeks ago during the prestigious annual Francis Crick Memorial Conference . The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Non-Human Animals was publicly proclaimed in Cambridge, UK, on July 7, 2012, at the conclusion of the Conference, at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, by Philip Low, David Edelman and Christof Koch. ...

A New Look at the Five Rights of Rejuvenation James Borges, BorderlandsWaking Times The Five Rites are a form of simple stretches that among many things stimulate the gland of the body to increase in vitality and stamina. The Rites are not rigorous exercises. The Five Rites are simple postures that activate the body’s nervous system on the etheric level to restore optimal health. The Five Rites as given by Peter Kelder do not refer to ether, glands, or chakras but simply to Vortexes. The correspondence between the Vortexes and the key organs of the “energy-controlling system” is demonstrated in Figure One. Vortex “A” is the pineal gland. Vortex “B” is the pituitary gland. Vortex “C” is the thyroid gland. Vortex “D” is the Liver and the Adrenal Cortex. Vortex “E” is the gonads and ovaries. Vortexes “F” and “G” are very mysterious and relate to the muscular aspects of the rites. Using the correspondences we can take a look at the rites to observe their function on the glands. Rite #1 The region of Vortex “D” contains the liver. Rite #2

New Research Reveals the Real Causes of Depression Dr. MercolaWaking Times Depression is thought to affect about one in 10 Americans.1 In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed type of medication in the US,2 hinting at the severity of the problem. Contrary to popular belief, depression is not likely caused by unbalanced brain chemicals; however there are a number of other biological factors that appear to be highly significant. Chronic inflammation is one. As noted in the featured article:3 “George Slavich, a clinical psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles, has spent years studying depression, and has come to the conclusion that it has as much to do with the body as the mind. Scientists have also found that your mental health can be adversely impacted by factors such as vitamin D deficiency and/or unbalanced gut flora—both of which, incidentally, play a role in keeping inflammation in check, which is really what the remedy to depression is all about. Inflammation and Depression Dr.

Meditation Health Benefits: What The Practice Does To Your Body We hear it all the time: Meditation can improve our creative thinking, our energy, stress levels and even our success. Prominent artists, businessmen and politicians cop to the practice. Would it work for you? "It did to my mind what going to the gym did to my body -- it made it both stronger and more flexible," said Dr. Hedy Kober, a neuroscientist who who studies the effects of mindfulness meditation, which she has practiced for 10 years, at her lab at Yale University. Studies show that meditation is associated with improvement in a variety of psychological areas, including stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, eating disorders and cognitive function, among others. For one thing, it changes our brain. "Think of the end of a neuron as a hand, with thousands of 'fingers,'" said Dr. Want to learn more? This story appears in Issue 47 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, May 3. Related on HuffPost:

How To Do Holotropic Breathwork - Holotropic Breathwork Workshops Michael Stone, Los Angeles Holotropic Breathwork Workshop Facilitator This page addresses how to do Holotropic Breathwork and how to maximize results from participating in a Holotropic Breathwork workshop. For a schedule of upcoming Holotropic Breathwork Workshops in Los Angeles, Click Here. Dr. Stanislav (Stan) Grof created the structure of Holotropic Breathwork Workshops (the word “Holotropic” is from the Greek ὅλος holos “whole” and τρέπειν trepein “to turn or direct towards a thing”; meaning “moving toward wholeness”) through a multi-year process of exploration with hundreds of people, using principles based on insights from both modern consciousness research and historical Stanislav (Stan) Grof, Creator of Holotropic Breathwork spiritual practices. Holotropic Breathing Technique Used In Holotropic Breathwork Workshops – 1) Full deep breaths – make each breath full and deep, breathing into the “bottom” of your lungs so that when you breathe in, your belly should move out a bit.

Earthing Sheets Connect Us to the Schumann Resonance | Earth Runners - Minimalist Earthing Shoes In 2007, a team of researchers from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health ran a study and concluded the following, “The nature of the electromagnetic environments that most humans are now regularly exposed to has changed dramatically over the past century and often bears little resemblance to those created in Nature”. “In particular, the increased masking/shielding/insulation of individuals from beneficial types of natural electromagnetic phenomena, the presence of synthetic materials that can gain strong charge and increase exposures to inappropriate electric field levels and polarities have greatly altered the electromagnetic nature of the microenvironments many individuals usually occupy.” Here’s the problem. Living the majority of our lives indoors exposed to high-frequency-man-made electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) reaps havoc on our biology when disconnected from the natural low frequency EMF’s found on the Earth’s surface. Listen to the neurosurgeon.

Pop neuroscience is bunk! By now you’ve seen the pretty pictures: Color-drenched brain scans capturing Buddhist monks meditating, addicts craving cocaine, and college sophomores choosing Coke over Pepsi. The media—and even some neuroscientists, it seems—love to invoke the neural foundations of human behavior to explain everything from the Bernie Madoff financial fiasco to slavish devotion to our iPhones, the sexual indiscretions of politicians, conservatives’ dismissal of global warming, and even an obsession with self-tanning. Brains are big on campus, too. Take a map of any major university, and you can trace the march of neuroscience from research labs and medical centers into schools of law and business and departments of economics and philosophy. In recent years, neuroscience has merged with a host of other disciplines, spawning such new areas of study as neurolaw, neuroeconomics, neurophilosophy, neuromarketing, and neurofinance. Brains are in demand. Why the fixation?

Sound Meditation for Escalation of Chaotic Nodes and the Dismantling of 3-D Reality Tom Kenyon A Hathor Planetary Message Through Tom Kenyon Due to time-acceleration and cosmic forces far beyond your control you are in the midst of a crescendo of interlocking Chaotic Nodes. In past messages we have referred to the interaction of chaotic events as a Chaotic Node, singular, but in this instance we are referring to a more complex phenomenon—what we are calling Chaotic Nodes, plural. Depending upon your vibratory resonance you will be affected in unique ways by the escalation of chaotic events. Another Chaotic Node, in addition to the Chaotic Node of your ecosystem, is the stress of interpersonal communications. There is a growing sense among many that something is terribly wrong, and along with this is the feeling that there is no solution. From our perspective, the escalation of Chaotic Nodes is creating tidal waves of intense chaotic energies that many of you are finding difficult to contend with. It is not an either/or proposition. The Hathors October 14, 2014 Tom Kenyon

What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital Stephanie Marohn with Malidoma Patrice SoméWaking Times The Shamanic View of Mental Illness In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born. What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.” One of the things Dr. “I was so shocked. Another way to say this, which may make more sense to the Western mind, is that we in the West are not trained in how to deal or even taught to acknowledge the existence of psychic phenomena, the spiritual world. On the mental ward, Dr Somé saw a lot of “beings” hanging around the patients, “entities” that are invisible to most people but that shamans and psychics are able to see. “The Western culture has consistently ignored the birth of the healer,” states Dr. Schizophrenia and Foreign Energy With their permission, Dr.

The Enormous Promise of Psychedelics for Sustaining Health, Happiness and Sanity April 26, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. A researcher in a suit and tie strolls past with a graduate student in rainbow leggings and a red bandana. Lagging behind are Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and a gaggle of dinner attendees who hover around Doblin in hopes that they might share a few words with the man of the hour. It’s nearing midnight when the crowd finally dissipates and Doblin can be sequestered for an interview. “MAPS was founded based on adjusting to a major failure,” Doblin says. “I knew that there was going to be a crackdown because it was already being sold both as a therapeutic drug, and also some people were selling it as ecstasy,” he says. Doblin and fellow therapists formed a non-profit group called Earth Metabolic Design Laboratories (EMDL) to bolster awareness of the therapeutic use of MDMA.

The Seven Most Effective Techniques for Inducing an Out of Body Experience C. Taylor, In5D GuestWaking Times Firstly, it is important to say that before attempting to use any of the Techniques for inducing an Out of Body Experience, you should be fully-relaxed in mind and body. contains lots of information and tips in order to reach the desired state of mind. Inducing an Out of Body Experience is not something to be forced, and without sufficient relaxation, you are unlikely to project successfully! Now, that said, here are the Seven Best Techniques for Inducing an Out of Body Experience: 1. The Rope Projection technique is said to have been devised by Robert Bruce, one of the foremost figures in the world of Astral Projection. As you lie on your bed, you imagine the rope hanging down towards you, and what you do is visualize yourself (or rather, your Astral Self) taking hold of the rope, and pulling yourself up the rope, one hand at a time, all the while concentrating on the sensations as you climb upwards. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

11 Ways Our Society Treats Us Like Caged Rats: Do Our Addictions Stem from that Trapped Feeling? Charles Eisenstein, The FixWaking Times Instead of a moral failing or physiological malfunction, is addiction an adaptive response to circumstances? You’ve probably heard about those addiction studies with caged lab rats, in which the rats compulsively press the heroin dispensing lever again and again, even to the point of choosing it over food and starving themselves to death. These studies seemed to imply some pretty disheartening things about human nature. The rat addiction studies also seem to validate the main features of the War on Drugs. The implication is that drug addiction is not a moral failing or physiological malfunction, but an adaptive response to circumstances. Are we like rats in cages? Here are some ways to put a human being in a cage: —Remove as much as possible all opportunities for meaningful self-expression and service. —Cut people off from nature and from place. —Move life – especially children’s lives – indoors. The cages suffer no easy escape.