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March 2017 - DavPanesar.com | Mind-Body Medicine advocate, specialist in transforming personal & transpersonal health and wellbeing

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What does it mean to be human?
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What does it mean to be human?

Under the wider banner of “what does it mean to be human?”, Coventry University is holding a debate with experts in the fields of mindfulness, psychology and consciousness studies, “should children be taught mindfulness?” These two very questions shows that there is no clarity on what it does mean to be human in the modern...

Mindfulness & Spirituality.
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Mindfulness & Spirituality.

Mindfulness, the universal and authentic path to spiritual intelligence Mindfulness, known as Samma sati, Smritti, Symran or Dhyan is now part of the modern western culture, taught as therapy, in schools, university courses, degrees and within businesses. Mindfulness is here to stay, and with mindfulness comes the path to personal spirituality. Mindfulness or Dhyan is...

“Spirituality” and “mindfulness” a means of colonising and commodifying Asian wisdom traditions
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“Spirituality” and “mindfulness” a means of colonising and commodifying Asian wisdom traditions

“Spirituality” is a term which over the past few years become the replacement for “religion” in the Western world. In other words, spirituality, has been the privatisation of religions. While religions had communal dimensions, spirituality is individualistic and even narcissistic. Spirituality is fast replacing belief based Abrahamic religions, since most of the organised religions are...

How stress impacts your body and your physiology- Mind body connection
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How stress impacts your body and your physiology- Mind body connection

A stressor (event which creates a stress response) can be a stimulus or threat that causes stress, e.g. exam, divorce, death of loved one, moving house, begin diagnosed with a disease etc. For our purpose, stressor can be divided into two categories, physical stressors and psychological stressors. Physical stressor can be life events or environmental...

Experiential mind-body connection
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Experiential mind-body connection

Discovering the mind body connection for yourself. To do this simple short exercise, read the instruction first: Find a comfortable place where you are unlikely to be disturbed for the next few minutes. This exercise is best done sitting done, find a comfortable posture, ensure your head, neck and back are aligned, erect but not...