Stress Less for Success With Our 7 Daily Challengesby Tamara Selaman
Stress is primarily a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action.
In fact, stress can help you accomplish tasks more efficiently. It can even boost memory. Stress is also a vital warning system, producing the fight-or-flight response. When the brain perceives some kind of stress, it starts flooding the body with chemicals like epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol.
Some stress is good for you. While too little stress can lead to boredom and depression, too much can cause anxiety and poor health. The right amount of acute stress, however, tunes up the brain and improves performance and health.
Follow our 7 daily challenges and become aware of any positive changes that you experience.
Can Meditation Really Improve Your Cellular Health?by Tamara Selaman
What is Meditation?
“cleansing the mind and releasing the garbage from the subconscious”
“stopping the mind rushing around aimlessly”
It is a means of transforming the mind and raising awareness and seeing the true nature of things.
What does it do?
Meditation focuses the mind and redirects the thoughts. It changes the brain waves by helping them to slow down. We do this by focusing in on the breath. A simple meditation to use, to begin the transition from Beta or Alpha to the Theta State is to just simply focus on the breath. The breath and mind work in tandem, so as the breath begins to lengthen, brain waves begin to slow down.
The mind, heart, and body can improve with regular meditation.
How can Meditation Help me?