Experience The Therapeutic Wonders Of Shinrin Yoku At Ekaanta

Crisp morning air, dew drops hanging off the leaves,The gentle rustle of leaves underfoot, and the low hum of the beesThe trees tower in the glistening sun raysWhile the birds sing an avian symphonyThe heart to heart with Mother NatureBrings immense peace and harmony. Why do we feel so happy and content when we go […]

Nutrition and its role in brain health

Nutrition plays a vital role in brain health and function. The brain requires a constant supply of nutrients to function properly, and a deficiency in certain nutrients can negatively affect brain health and cognition. Here are a few key ways that nutrition can impact the brain: Eating a varied, balanced diet that includes these nutrients […]

What is Mindful Eating?

Mindful eating is a practice that involves paying full attention to the experience of eating, without distractions such as watching television or working at a computer. It involves being present in the moment and being aware of the physical and emotional sensations associated with eating and the impact of food on the body. Some key […]

Mindfulness For The Young Minds

When I was around fifteen years old, I attended a session on mindfulness by the spiritual leader, Nithya Shanti, held specifically for children. He spoke mainly about how our emotions and feelings manifest in our surroundings.  To illustrate this, he showed us two identical bowls of cooked rice, which he allowed to ferment over time. […]

How To Be Mindful When Anger Rules Your Emotions

If we threw a rapid fire question at you and asked you to quickly name 5 emotions, we are willing to bet that ‘Anger’ would feature as one of them. That is because anger, along with happiness is one the most frequently felt emotions in every living day. And we feel it intensely. For example, […]

DEBUNKING 5 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT MINDFULNESS:

For those who have never practised mindfulness, it can seem a little abstract. And when people don’t understand something completely, they make assumptions. Over time, these assumptions turn into myths and misconceptions. Mindfulness too has its own share of mistaken beliefs, which surprisingly are more common than one would imagine. To help you navigate your […]

GIVING MINDFULNESS A SEAT IN THE BOARDROOM

“The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness.” Thich Nhat Hanh For years the corporate world has been described as “cut-throat”, “ruthless”, or “highly stressful”. To a lot of professionals, it carries a negative image as the pressures and demands of a successful professional life become […]

Happiness Everyday: Why it is not as difficult as it seems

Most people have come to dread the word ‘happiness’ in a world where our new default mode is ‘restrained state of anxiety’. Regular everyday life, and the ‘normal’ ways of social bonding, vacations etc. that we used to associate with ‘pleasure’, ‘leisure’ or even ‘happiness’ are more an aberration than a norm. How then, can […]