This photo is one I took in 2008 off the coast of Isla Mujeres,Mexico
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Explore the importance of mental fitness Studies that demonstrate the healing qualities of mental and spiritual focus Exercises Activities and Practices Summary
Some of the benefits include: Sustained health Strong immune system functionality Increased relaxation & happiness Decreased depression, anxiety and stress
Proof in the Pudding Greer & Pettingale & colleagues studied breast cancerpatients and found that those who responded with a“fighting spirit” (in the mindset that they could defeat thedisease) showed a recurrence-free survival rate 5, 10, and15 year follow ups than those who felt “helpless” (Schlitz,Amorok, Micozzi 2005, p. 83) Braud and colleagues conducted experiments in which“senders” used imagery and intent to exert direct mentalinfluence upon the objective psychological activity of the“receiver” to which they concluded that ones physiologycould be affected (Schlitz, Amorok, Micozzi 2005, p. 270). Byrd, a cardiologist conducted an experiment withintercessory prayer on heart patients to discover thatpeople that are prayed for have an increase in their hearthealth and a decrease in the need for drugs. They alsodemonstrated lower incidence of pulmonary edema andrequired cardiopulmonary resuscitation less often (Schlitz,Amorok, Micozzi 2005, p. 317)
SVABAHVA: THE BELIEF THAT SVADHARMA: THE BELIEF THATEACH INDIVIDUAL HUMAN BEING THERE IS A UNIQUE PATH OFIS THE RESULT OF A UNIQUE SET DEVELOPMENT, GROWTH ANDOF QUALITIES AND UNFOLDMENT FOR EACHCHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE NOT INDIVIDUAL THAT MUST BEREPLICABLE IN THEIR EXACT UNDERSTOOD IN TERMS OF THATCONFIGURATION PERSON’S UNIQUE SVABHAVA. Photo courtesy ofPhoto courtesy of http://explow.com/Svabhava http://www.mmedia.is/odsmal/fyrirlestur05/21OVVNjordurOHL 21/21OVVNjordOHL.html
The translation of yoga is literally “to yoke” the mind, body, and spirit The asanas, or poses, are the physical part of yoga It is important to breath continuously while going in and out of the asanas as holding the breath causes stress and sometimes panic which is counterproductive to the exercise After much practice yoga becomes like any other exercise routine, often times repetitive and mindless allowing the connection between the mind, body and spirit to become onePhoto courtesy of http://ultimatebridalmag.com/600/from-bridezilla-to-yogic-bride-5-yoga-poses-for-a-clearer-mind-and-leaner-body-2/
There is a direct relationship between the breath and the mind. Through practiceyour breathing will become easy and rhythmic by which your mind will follow.Peaceful breathing equals peaceful mind. The use of the breath will allow themind to be tamed and stabilized and this leads us into the witnessing mind,replacing grasping and clinging with calm- abiding. The final step of the subtlemind practice is unity consciousness, where inner self becomes awake and awitness to all things of our being (Dacher 2006, pp. 74-75). The link on thefollowing slide is an audio instruction on the subtle mind practice (RetrievedOctober 22, 2012 from Kaplan University doc sharing).
Mental fitness is an important part of integral health. Mental fitness practices have been scientifically proven to improve physical and physiological health. The practice of yoga and the subtle mind are just 2 exercises that can increase our well being. There are long term physical effects and benefits of being mentally “fit”.
Dacher, Elliot S. (2006). Integral Health: The Path to Human Flourishing. Laguna Beach, CA: Basic Health Publications, Inc.Personal Experience and Exercise (2009-present).Retrieved October 22, 2012 from, Kaplan University doc sharing.Schlitz, M., Amorok, Tina, and Micozzi, Mark (2005). Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. PhotographsRetrieved October 22, 2012 from, http://explow.com/SvabhavaRetrieved October 22, 2012 from, http://www.mmedia.is/odsmal/fyrirlestur05/21OVVNjordurOHL21/21OVVNjordOHL .html