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The Relaxed State
— Robert Nilsson
Queues and bottlenecks occur during rush hour in our cities. At other times of the day, the traffic is less active and therefore flows better. It is the same with the body and mind; when activity is reduced, we experience a less stressed and less blocked state than that which we normally find ourselves in during our daily chores.
Why slowing your breathing helps you relax
— David Robson
Cultivating more control over our lungs can bring many benefits to our mental and physical health. Is it time to relearn breathing?
Why Restorative Yoga is The New Power Yoga
— Robert Busch
Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, and lack of patience are some of our worst enemies these days. Our society has never moved at a faster pace than we are now.
How working less could solve all our problems. Really!
— Rutger Bregman
Shorter workweeks could help reduce accidents, combat climate change, make the genders more equal, and more, contends historian and author Rutger Bregman.
How to Belong Be Alone
“How to Belong Be Alone” by Pádraig Ó Tuama is part of The On Being Project's “Poetry Films” series. We know poetry to be a critical pillar of public life. It rises up when official language fails us. And it gives voice to what is human and what is true, how we connect and what questions we hold. Illustration & Animation by Leo G. Franchi (http://www.lacar.tv/), Sound by Chris Heagle, Music by Gautum Srikishan
CBC Radio Interview
with Esther Perel
'They have become the new religion': Esther Perel says we expect too much from relationships — Couples therapist talks about why we fail to connect and how we can do better.
Get to Know
the 8 Limbs of Yoga
— Mara Carrico
Patanjali's eight-fold path offers guidelines for a meaningful and purposeful life. Get to know this prescription for moral and ethical conduct, and self-discipline.
How does your brain take out the trash?
— Tim Newman
Medical News Today
The glymphatic system is a network of vessels that clear waste from the central nervous system (CNS), mostly during sleep. Recent evidence suggests that the glymphatic system may be disrupted in and contribute to some diseases of the brain.
The Most Valuable Skill In Difficult Times Is Lateral Thinking
— Phil Lewis
This is the essence of creativity, and all organizations benefit from it at times of change—when, by definition, traditional solutions are unlikely to get the desired result.
Morphic Resonance and Morphic Fields
— Rupert Sheldrake
The fields organizing the activity of the nervous system are likewise inherited through morphic resonance, conveying a collective, instinctive memory. Each individual both draws upon and contributes to the collective memory of the species. This means that new patterns of behaviour can spread more rapidly than would otherwise be possible.
What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don't Get Sleep
Sleep expert Matthew Walker breaks down the many effects of sleep deprivation on your brain and body. We certainly know that a lack of sleep will actually prevent your brain from being able to initially make new memories, so it's almost as though without sleep the memory inbox of the brain shuts down and you can't commit new experiences to memory.
Parasympathetic Repair — Steve Fowkes
The autonomic nervous system is not just a matter of a balance between the simple sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of earlier life forms. Mammals have developed a second (myelinated) parasympathetic circuit that connects us to our emotions and perceptions. Understanding this revolutionary parasympathetic development can help us be more effective at cultivating health and happiness.
Strolling under the Skin – Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau
This beautifully stunning stroll "under the skin" showcases the some of the properties science is just beginning to uncover about our body's fascial web. We've really only scratched the surface of what this incredible newly named organ in the body does for us.
What is Your Body? — Gil Hedley
Gil Hedley, Ph.D., reflects on the way in which we model our bodies, and the impact on behavior and relationship. At the end, he reads a poem, "Your Body is a Holy Book' from his collection entitled, "Beyond the Leaving" available along with further information on courses, publications and schedule at www.gilhedley.com.
Cellulite Speech — Gil Hedley
In this excerpt from his "What's the Fuzz?!" tour talk, Gil Hedley, Ph.D., answers a question on the impact of liposuction, and then offers his thoughts on "cellulite." www.gilhedley.com
The Illuminated Chakras
Enjoy this fantastic 30-minute video that makes it possible to visually experience the energy of the chakra system. To my knowledge, this type of visionary voyage has not been done before. Anodea Judith narrates, explaining the nuance of each chakra, including the Sanskrit names, colors, associated elements, and their roles in our lives. The gorgeous music reflects the energy of each chakra. For example, the music of the second (sacral) chakra is watery and sensual, while insistent bongos and upbeat tempos match the fiery energy of the third (solar plexus) chakra.