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a variant of an ancient art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension, promote the circulation of blood, and aid healing.
Involves sustained, rhythmic activity of the large muscle groups. Aerobic uses large amounts of oyxgen, causing an increase in HR, stroke volume, RR, and a relaxation of the small blood vessels, leading to increased oxygenation. The goal of aerobic exercise is to strengthen the cardiovascular system and increase stamina
the use of essential oils, via massage or inhalation, to improve health
finding within oneself an inner reference of stability, a sense of self- relatedness that can be thought of as a place of inner being and a place of quietude within oneself where one can feel truly integrated unified and focused.
actions taken to become healthy or well
a wakeful state of deep relaxation that includes an increase in the ability to focus on a particular situation. Under hypnosis, people are more open to suggestions
a process that involves that use of symbols to imagine that changes the individuals desires taking place
an intentional and self-regulated focusing of attention, whose purpose is to relax and calm the mind and body
the cosmic vibratory energy of the universe that is believed to connect an individual to a transcendental existence during which slow, rhythmic, nasal and abdominal breathing prevail
life-energy work. A powerful practice that cleanses and balances the body through a combination of movement, visualization and specialized breathing
a physical stimulation therapy that is based on the premise that body organs have corresponding reflex points on other parts of the body. The reflex points are believed to be up to 20 times more sensitive than the corresponding organs. Reflex points also influence functional relationship to their corresponding organs
ways to relax the body, which leads to relaxation of the mind, and can reduce future cardiac events and enhance body processes
used to control unwanted or useless thoughts by silently shouting STOP in one's head or using a negative reinforcer such as snapping a rubber band on the wrist or finger, to end the thought.
a technique of medication derived from Hindu traditions that promotes deep relaxation through through the use of mantra or special word. -- prana
a mind/ body movement modality that is not only a set of physical exercises, but inner spiritual experiences as well. Yoga incorporates specific postures and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and relax the mind. The practice of yoga is devoted to balance.