A simple relaxation technique

Perhaps the simplest example of a method of relaxation is the one advocated by Dr Herbert Benson and operated at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. It is a particularly useful …

The good, the bad and the indifferent

Modern sleeping pills of the benzodiazepine type are to some extent better than the older barbiturates, in that suicidal and accidental overdose are uncommon. Increasingly, however, people are becoming aware …

Itchy skin

Itching is such a universal symptom in skin trouble that it deserves closer investigation. Itching is thought by neurologists to be a type of very low intensity pain produced by …

Yoga Self-Inquiry Meditation

THE TEACHER-PROPHETS OF VEDANTA Those of you who are acquainted with the principles of Vedanta must have recognized that they are universal and eternal in character. Even if Vedanta is …

Yoga Single Nostril Breath

Pendulum breathing Once you have mastered the timing and the sound, the next thing is to concentrate on losing the pauses at full inspiration and at full expiration. Try to …

Yoga Skull Shining Breath

Breathing practice Persevere with this new breathing technique for 15 minutes at a time. Your aim is to stop the exercise naturally after 15 minutes but at first you will …

Yoga Upward Abdominal Lock

Virasana This is simple. Kneel with hands (palms) Yoga Upward Abdominal Lock resting on knees, the feet separated enough to allow the buttocks to reach the floor. Maintain this position …

Yoga of Sound Breath

Yoga component Yoga of Sound Breath A little over half-way through the course, the yoga component introduces what are known as poses rather than exercises. Once the relaxation response can …