How to use relaxation to reduce the negative effects of stress, handle traumatic events, prevent overwhelm and feel safe and secure.

By Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswati and originally published on Big Shakti.com Yoga, relaxation, and meditation are powerful tools that are now being used by clinicians to help patients gain control over the residue of past trauma and return to being the master of their own lives. They have shown that along with talking therapies and the…

How Stress Wrecks Your Brain and What To Do About It

By Dr Swami Shankardev and originally published on Big Shakti.com Did you know that chronic, unresolved stress can create an imbalance between the self-aware, rational, decision making, and problem-solving parts of your brain (the pre-frontal cortex) and the emotion and memory controlling parts of your brain (the amygdala and hippocampus)? Long-term (chronic) stress alters your…