Month: January 2011

Being free from anxiety

At the slightest shock, you step. Just a doubt and you assume the worst. You are worried about nothing… Maybe you are anxious temperament. What are the symptoms and is there a way to fix the anxiety problem? Four to six percent of the population suffers from anxiety disorders, women in a greater proportion than men. Anxiety affects two out of three people in US. This discomfort during a threatening situation, this feeling of insecurity about potential danger, is a normal reaction to stress. However, when anxiety becomes excessive and taints daily life, when you constantly fear disasters even if it is an innocuous event, this apprehension of things becomes a sick behavior and requires treatment. To detect if you have the profile of an anxious person, here are the main signs: psychological, physical, emotional and behavioral trait of personality. There is also an article about anxiety diagnosis. Let’s assess the scope! Brainstorming about anxiety The anxious person has the spirit like a maelstrom. Always restless, questioning, analyzing, dissecting every move, she imagines the worst. In her eyes a cold announces a serious infection. Projects into the future and anticipating the worst eventuality is widespread. Every detail is reviewed and captivates her attention. And questions burst forth in her: “Will I be late for appointments?” “What will they think of me?”… The thought machine of the anxious person gets...

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Stay healthy despite the change of season

The days begin to wane and the cold tips his nose! Prepare now for a beautiful winter. Stock up on energy, give a boost to your immune system, radiant mind, celebrate the grey season! From the first snow, enjoy the rhythm of the winter! While the earth is getting stronger and that the dark stretches, slow pitch, extend sleeping hours! It’s also time to put away infections. Here are some strategies to strengthen your immune system, maintain physical fitness and mental alertness. On menu, take plenty of vitamins and rest. Hibernation Did you know that our body’s defenses generally decrease by 30% in autumn? Room for voluptuous naps! Sleep is calling you? Above all, do not deprive yourself of the benefits of resting on your body. From the first days of winter, make a habit of going to bed earlier. In general, the body requires eight to nine hours of sleep per day. If you are going to bed thirty minutes before the usual time, you should notice some difference. The first part of the night is richer in slow-wave sleep, one that is restorative. It is during this stage of sleep that is secreted growth hormone (which helps children grow and adults to restore their energy reserves, thus to recover). In case of sleep disorders, have used infusions of plants (hawthorn, passionflower or valerian), effective against nervousness. If...

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Popular essential oils

Sandalwood. Excellent oil for skin care. Comforting during the winter months because it stimulates the immune system. Add it to the mixtures that you use to rub chest and throat. Relieves stress and nausea. Chamomile. Effective against sore muscles and pain. Increases patience and calm the mind, reduces insomnia, menstrual cramps, PMS and depression! Lemon. Lemon oil is an antiseptic and an astringent that cleanses, refreshes, cools and stimulates. Used for oily skin. Relieves swollen legs and feet aching. Eucalyptus. Powerful antiseptic. Greatly use in oil baths and massages during the cold season, or to rub the chest, an air diffuser in the bedroom of a sick person and also as insect repellent. Geranium. Balanced oil for mind and body. Relax, restore and maintain emotional stability. Excellent astringent oil for all skin types. Used to massage where is the cellulite. Oil with sensual properties. Lavender. Excellent, against insomnia: Pour a drop on old sheets for a quiet sleep. Relaxes muscles and refreshes tired feet and head. Cures coughs. Restores and balances the body. Peppermint. Excellent for refreshing tired feet and against headache. Calms pain. Helps to stay alert and think clearly. Good for the digestive system. Breathe from the bottle or pour a drop on a handkerchief to revive during travel. Orange. Calms the nervous system and insomnia. Mix spices with oil baths for winter fun. Rosemary. Used for...

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Are you anxious? Test and tips against anxiety

According to a U.S. study, 30% of the factors explaining anxiety come from heredity. Other determinants are the personal experiences (60%) and the influence exerted by the family (10%). In perpetual motion, the anxious person does not take up. To counteract the discomfort that inhabit the anxious person, she bites her fingers nervously and manipulate objects. She is convinced that her destiny escapes and must do everything to achieve. How touchy is she! Since not everything works as she wishes, since she cannot get rid of this discomfort that afflicts her, the anxious person gets carried away sometimes suddenly. This behavior has a long-term risk to poison her relationship with others. In contrast, she may as well reverse her behavior and immobilizes herself to protect her against any potential threat. This small mountain is transformed into detail in her eyes – insurmountable and paralyzes action. To avoid this situation, anxious person may seek to isolate herself and not leave home. Still, she seeks the approval of others in everything she does. Often on the alert, she checks once but twice in the event… This way of being sometimes becomes morbid and definitely requires treatment. Sick of anxiety? Do not wait to be sick before temper this sense of insecurity. Prolonged stress, for over six months, may worsen and become generalized anxiety. When ill-being takes control of the person, symptoms...

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Ayurveda, happiness in itself

Fighting exhaustion? Find energy and prevent disease by following one of the oldest medicines in the world: Ayurveda. Following India’s rich of at least 5000 years old, Ayurveda is a system of care that balances body and soul. According to this “science of life” (translation in Sanskrit), it is better to prevent disease rather than cure. The balance of our doshas (vata, pitta and kapha), these three forces that govern us, must be maintained to ensure our health. Like the universe, our body is composed of five elements: ether, air, water, fire and earth. These are found in the doshas and influence us. Each individual has a different proportion. This ratio (prakriti) is unique to you, like a fingerprint. Balance with Ayurveda To maintain overall health and fight stress, you have to avoid that one of the three doshas is amplified and upsets your internal balance. Thus, the goal is not to put in equal proportion each dosha. It should rather respect your own doshic balance. Ayurvedic medicine recommends to adjust lifestyle, activities and diet according to your prakriti. Ayurveda could be part of school education. This is a way of life to develop in childhood, which fits easily in our daily lives and is to meet its own nature while harmonizing with others and environment. It is learned by taking time. Who are you? Each dosha is in...

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