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The Science behind Yoga and Stress

By Dr M Storoni MD PhD on Tuesday July 14th, 2015 What does bending your body into yoga poses do to your brain chemistry and nerve connections? There are two functional parts of the brain that play a key role in stress. These serve the functions of emotion and cognitive function. So I am calling them the ’emotional’ brain (amygdala and its connections and medial forebrain structures including the medial prefrontal cortex) and the ‘logical’ brain (the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, other parts of the prefrontal cortex, parts of the cingulate cortex and parts of the hippocampus). The emotional brain is able to initiate a ‘stress response’ via...

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Psychological Experiment to Discover Your Life Purpose

  Here is the one experiment which helps you to discover your life purpose. Read the below steps carefully and do it. The following are a list of questions that can assist you in discovering your purpose. They are meant as a guide to help you get into a frame of mind that will be conducive to defining your personal mission. Simple Instructions: Take out a few sheets of loose paper and a pen. Find a place where you will not be interrupted. Turn off your cell phone. Write the answers to each question down. Write the first thing...

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