There are loads of studies that show the benefits of meditation when it comes to general stress, mood swings, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and even pain. Yes! It actually eases pain in our bodies too. The reason is simple. It lowers stress hormones or the bad effect they have on us, and enhances the ‘happy hormones’ (healing). In the long run it has much better effects than drugs, as these normally have undesired secondary effects…but you probably know all this.
If you still doubt the health benefits of meditation read this Meta Analysis (a study of the results from many studies) or search for other articles on Medline, the biggest database for medical research. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24395196
I once again use one of my favourite quotes, from an Ashtanga Guru called Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, that he often says when we (westerners) questioned, and tried to reason more than feel; ”Do your practice and it will come to you”, meaning don’t get stuck in thinking, just do it! And the answers will come to you, or the questions you had might not even be relevant after practicing. This is the best mindset for being healthy. You know what you need to do. Don’t reason. Just do it!
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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