mindfulness & stress management

  ○    DREAM JOURNALLING & THE SUBCONSCIOUS LANDSCAPE   I believe the symbolism of dreams to be very cultural and individualized; for this reason in interpreting dreams the more important take away is any consistent subconscious theme i.e. feeling anxious, sad, worried, pensive, joyous).   ○    INTRODUCTION TO PRANAYAMA [BREATHING TECHNIQUES]   Pranayama is one of the eight limbs or core tenants of yoga; and It’s meant to prepare the body and mind for other core practices in yoga such as the: asana - physical poses, Yamas - relation to other, niyamas - relation to self, Pratyahara - withdrawal from the senses, Dhara - concentration, & Dhyana - meditation, but where stress is concerned it’s valuable in its ability to shift how we relate with stress, lessen the reactivity of the mind and gain more clairity in thinking.  One of the main reasons that breath regulation is emphasized in pranayama is because it is said to share a special connection between our bodies stress responce and our consciousness / minds.    ○    FREE FORM JOURNALLING & MANAGING STRESS   Journalling can increase awareness of how seemingly constant feelings i.e. anxiety, differ day by day; even if only slightly, this increased awareness of differences helps to diffuse the way we relate to them.

DREAM JOURNALLING & THE SUBCONSCIOUS LANDSCAPE
I believe the symbolism of dreams to be very cultural and individualized; for this reason in interpreting dreams the more important take away is any consistent subconscious theme i.e. feeling anxious, sad, worried, pensive, joyous).

INTRODUCTION TO PRANAYAMA [BREATHING TECHNIQUES]
Pranayama is one of the eight limbs or core tenants of yoga; and It’s meant to prepare the body and mind for other core practices in yoga such as the: asana - physical poses, Yamas - relation to other, niyamas - relation to self, Pratyahara - withdrawal from the senses, Dhara - concentration, & Dhyana - meditation, but where stress is concerned it’s valuable in its ability to shift how we relate with stress, lessen the reactivity of the mind and gain more clairity in thinking. One of the main reasons that breath regulation is emphasized in pranayama is because it is said to share a special connection between our bodies stress responce and our consciousness / minds.

FREE FORM JOURNALLING & MANAGING STRESS
Journalling can increase awareness of how seemingly constant feelings i.e. anxiety, differ day by day; even if only slightly, this increased awareness of differences helps to diffuse the way we relate to them.