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Teaching Your Children Yoga

Teaching Your Children Yoga

There comes a strong sense of responsibility and nurture when parents see a part of themselves in their children. It’s not just about DNA or blood. Character, values and the most important things in a child’s life are a direct reflection of the actions of parents and other adults in their daily lives.

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There have been countless studies and statistics on brain research that show a remarkable relationship between our gray matter and meditation. In 2011, Sarah Lazar with her team at Harvard found that mindfulness meditation was able to alter the structure of the brain.

In many Eastern religions and traditions, meditation is very important aspect of prayer. Yogis and teachers of meditation often follow similar techniques, mantras and guidelines (if you will) to facilitate deliberate meditation. It’s almost as if these sacred ceremonies were a science that built and organized knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions.

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Untying Mental Knots With Yoga

 

Adrenaline and cortisol are among the hormones produced by the adrenal gland, and they are vital to life. Cortisol helps regulate the metabolism, along with helping your body respond to stress. Adrenaline is what enables your body to react to stress. Basic fight or flight is enabled by having these hormones produced in our body.

Sustained high levels of adrenaline and cortisol, however, are actually erally detrimental to the body’s health, causing destruction of muscle and bone, slowing healing and decreasing normal cell regeneration. These “stress hormones”, in large amounts, co-opt biochemicals which are needed...