Experts cannot agree on a single, simple definition of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but do agree that it causes unfavorable behavior in educational, professional and correctional institutions. Even the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the bible of psychiatric diagnosis, defines it using a multiple choice test for an array…
When I think back on my freshmen year of college, I think of a lot of imbalance. I remember being a clean freak in my dorm room, an avid yogi, a lover of healthy foods, and appreciative of a good night’s rest. But that was my inner self. The influences around me brought about another side of me that didn’t align with what I knew I needed. The endless pizzas, the lost hours of sleep from countless late-night parties and early-morning laughter — these were all fun, but when I think about it, I didn’t really have any other option. This was the lifestyle all around me, and though I’d sneak off for yoga, or bury myself in the library to study, I was highly swayed by this “fun.” I wonder if, had there been a dormitory at my campus designated for people seeking more balance, I would have chosen it, and if I had, how it would have changed my time.
At the University of Vermont, Burlington, a big dormitory is going up with room enough for 700 students next fall, and it’s designed with the health-conscious in mind.
The clean-living residence hall has zero-tolerance for drugs and alcohol, meaning one mistake and you’re out. But students who live here have access to fitness and nutrition coaches at the in-house gym, free violin lessons, yoga, and mindfulness training.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
(Christina Sarich) Let’s get this straight right up front. ‘Om’ chanting is not religious. It may be practiced by Hindus, and even co-opted in yoga classes all over the U.S. and Europe, but every single religion in the world has its own version of Om chanting, which I’ll detail more completely in a moment.
The chanting of ‘Om,’ or more specifically, Au, Oh, and Mmm is a scientifically-backed system of becoming more in touch with the infinite creative energy of the Universe. This isn’t a metaphoric energy, but a real, grab-a-hold-of-it-and-look-it-in-the-eyes energy which is absolutely alive and pulsating through everything.
Om is really a transliteral way of writing and speaking ‘Aum’, as in Amen from the Christian bible. ‘Aum’ was also absorbed into the Buddhist tradition; however, Buddhists almost never transliterate the mantra as ‘Aum,’ but use ‘Om’ instead. Ek Onkar (another variation of Aum) is the root basis of all Sikh sacred thought, as well. You can additionally see Aum in the Jain tradition, and in the Hebrew āmēn, which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily.”
Om or Aum also shows up in ancient Egyptian mythology. Amen, or amun, was a deityrepresented by a ram, the god of life and reproduction, and those in scientific circles call Aum the God Particle or Higgs Boson.
It should be interesting for anyone to note, even more so for linguists, that the combination of Aaa, Ohh, and Mmm signifies the entire possible combinations of syllables, denoting the total, uncut range of words that can be uttered.
If you want to see what the sound Aum looks like on a quantum, energetic level, you can see it manifest as form in the following video. It is a resonance experiment that shows the geometric pattern, also known as divine geometry, which underlies all form. Though this experiment doesn’t reference Aum specifically, it shows the continually evolving complexity of sound at different Hz…
(Alex Pietrowski) We live in a fearful world with exposure to a deluge of stressors everyday. As much as fear is a result of reacting to the actual or perceived events in our lives, it is also a biological function of the human body, and when equipped with an understanding of how the body manages the emotional system, we can easily outsmart it, tricking ourselves into emotional balance.
Published on Feb 13, 2017
(Listen between 13 – 16 minutes to listen to James on the Financial Reset)
James Gilliland, Peter Maxwell Slattery, Solreta Antaria, Uluki Brendan Murray and Lalita Karoli update Feb 2017
Sorry for the camera blocking out Solreta and Uluki due to it being on a mac and not recording the whole picture due to the recording program.
Published on 16 Feb 2017
Who needs Artificial Intelligence when we have a magical “natural technology” inherent in our own bodies? Here I discuss the Pineal Gland, how it works, what it does, and how to activate it and keep it cleansed.
By Michael Forrester Mindfulness-based teachings have shown benefits in everything from inflammatory disorders to central nervous system dysfunction and even cancer. Training groups in mindfulness has become a powerful tool in preventative intervention. Researchers at the University…