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Echidna's, (also called a spiny ant-eater), live a really long time, some as long as 50 years in captivity. They are smart, curious, shy and slow-moving, and often hide in a half dug hole with their spines sticking out in the daytime. Trust me, you wouldn't want to step on their spikes, ouch!.
This article will be one of five that will feature a combination of unique and endangered animals from around the world. The aim is to inspire you to pay attention to what is happening in your own backyard, make better decisions about where you spend your money, what you put into your body, and how you treat the living world around you.
ADHD is one of the most misunderstood neurological disorders says Dr. Russell Barkley the world authority on ADHD. He says that ADHD is a serious neurological condition that has enormous impactions on the lives of people who have it.
A mood chart is an excellent tool in self - development and self-awareness. If you are tracking how you feel, and when you feel a certain way can help you to identify patterns or habits in your life that may impact your wellbeing. Track your moods, spending, activity progress and lifestyle goals over a whole month.
When was the last time you just laid out on the grass and watched the sky? Allowing yourself the freedom to let go into the subtle sensations of the world that surrounds you and let the smell of fresh grass and sweet air filter out the quick thoughts of the day gone and the one to come?
The words and the wisdom of Gautama Buddha is universal. Simple messages of hope, peace and goodwill that strike true for nearly all of humankind.
The Pangolin is the worlds only genuinely scaly mammal. In recent times this rare creature sits at the centre of the Coronavirus outbreak. Trafficked illegally from Africa and Thailand and sold in the wet markets of China, the Pangolin endures appalling conditions and inhumane treatment by poachers and traffickers before being sold and killed for food and medicine.
Peace is a word that is symbolised and immortalised in the hearts and the minds of everyone in the world as a dove, charity, the olive branch, Buddha in Samadhi and hands being held. Peace in every language has the power to transform hearts and minds everywhere.
One of the most significant developments in contemporary psychiatry and behavioural psychology is the knowledge that the mind and the brain are two separate things and that with the power of your awareness you can change the structure and the chemistry of your brain.
The name Rudrā is one of 1008 names of the Hindu deity Shiva and the word Akśa means tears in Sanskrit. After 1000 years of meditation tears began to fall from the eyes of Shiva in compassion for mankind, the tears became the Rudraksha Tree.
The Ghost Bat may look a little bit odd with his super-sized ears, and curios shaped nose but he is still an adorable creature to behold and worth a second look. Cleverly designed to pick up super-sonic sounds and strangely cute, the Ghost Bat is a unique Australian animal.
Conscious breathing stimulates feel-good chemicals that help you to stay calm and focused, but even more amazingly conscious breathing has been attributed to the increase of empathy, and long levity better social connections and self-love.
Because of mindfulness’s effectiveness in developing self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, cognition and concentration ts application in the treatment of cognitive disorders like ADHD in children has been adopted and explored by clinicians and psychologist as an alternative to medication.
Coming to realise that the thoughts in your head are not really your own and that they exist as a never-ending stream of consciousness means you have the potential to tune out of them at will. According to many great minds of science and philosophy, you attract the thoughts that you have based on the frequency or the energy you emit.
So from here, it would be clear that your very first step would be to discover what is in your mind and where does your energy flow. As they say where your awareness goes your energy flows.
Learning to breathe more effectively will help you live longer, feel better and get smarter.
One of the greatest developments in contemporary psychiatry and behavioural psychology is the knowledge that the mind and the brain are in fact two separate things and that with the power of your awareness you can change the structure and the chemistry of your own brain.
Find out how the Pranayama breathing technique called the ujjayi breath can reduce stress and help you to live longer. As it sounds as the ocean does, and when performed rhythmically - Ujjayi Breathing feels as though breath is washing the body.
Self-awareness is possibly the most important gift that meditation can give. Self-awareness is the ability to know and understand yourself and your emotions.
Meditation practice is a little bit like baking a cake, it requires certain ingredients placed in the right order, mixed and baked for a set amount of time to get the right result. Without a recipe or the right ingredients, you are likely to end up with mush.
The goal of meditation and mindfulness is simple – it is to increase your self-awareness so you can make better decisions in life, it helps you to navigate the mind rather than being a slave to it and helps you to explore different levels of your psyche. It opens the door to deeper self-awareness, self-acceptance and helps to replace negative thoughts and behaviours with new ones that are positive and well-meaning.
But what exactly is the difference?...
The truth is overlooking the way you are breathing could be interfering with your health and happiness in a really big way, over time the implications of poor breathing can be pretty scary, poor or latent breathing impacts every part of your body and can even lead to longer-term health problems like organ damage and even stroke.