Learn how to do the relaxation response, a simple mind/body technique.
Biofeedback training teaches how to consciously change and control the body's vital functions that are normally unconscious, such as breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure, through information provided by electronic devices.
Benefits of Yoga Mantras and Prayer
Yoga mantras and rosary prayer may be good for the heart, a new study published in the British Medical Journal reports.
Practical Yoga Instruction
Yoga postures for constipation, poor circulation, diabetes, and other conditions. Illustrated demonstration and description of each posture.
Description and illustration of basic yoga postures.
Meditation May Lower Blood Pressure
New clinical study shows that meditation may be beneficial in reducing high blood pressure, reports CNN.com.
Imagery and Relaxation Techniques Help Kids Cope With Pain
The University of Arizona was recently granted $5 million to establish a research center for children and alternative medicine. One study looks at recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children and the use of guided imagery and relaxation.
Mind Over Matter: Meditation to Ease Pain
Find out how meditation is being used at the Massachusetts Stress Reducation Clinic to ease pain. Also discusses scientific evidence regarding meditation. News article from CNN.
The relaxation response is a state of deep rest accompanied by a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension.
Explanation and detailed instructions on 7 different breathing practices.
Exlanation and description of three different methods of progressive relaxation.
Hypnosis and Relaxation Therapies
Recent article published in the British Medical Journal introducing hypnosis and other relaxation therapies. Describes techniques, scope of practice, and typical treatment.
People who meditate have long known that this practice has positive health benefits that include improved energy and calmness of mind. Here are two techniques that you can try at home.