Meditation Alter Short-Term and Long-Term Breathing

Meditation Alter Short-Term and Long-Term Breathing   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “By activating the parasympathetic nervous system, meditation healthfully slows down heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, sweating, and soothing all other sympathetic nervous system fight or flight functions.” – EOC Institute   In our lives we are confronted with a variety […]

Affect the Brain with Religious Chanting

Affect the Brain with Religious Chanting   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “According to a recent medical report, chanting Om has been associated with reducing stress. One of the biggest health benefits of Om chanting is that it brings down stress levels. It provides relief from anxiety and tension. Regular chanting ensures that you feel […]

Improve Physiological Relaxation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Yoga

  Improve Physiological Relaxation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness has emerged as a way of treating children and adolescents with conditions ranging from ADHD to anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, depression and stress. And the benefits are proving to be tremendous.” – Juliann Garey   Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is […]

Improve Treatment Resistant Major Depression with Yoga

Improve Treatment Resistant Major Depression with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Some people who haven’t responded to traditional treatments might do well with yoga, because unlike antidepressant drugs, yoga and deep breathing target the autonomic nervous system.” – Amanda MacMillan   Clinically diagnosed depression is the most common mental illness, affecting […]

Improve Type 2 Diabetes with Yoga Practice

Improve Type 2 Diabetes with Yoga Practice   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Yoga can do more than just relax your body in mind — especially if you’re living with diabetes. Certain poses may help lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels while also improving circulation, leading many experts to recommend yoga for diabetes management.” – […]