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THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT JOURNAL

NAMAH is a pioneer, peer-reviewed, body, mind and spirit journal with an integral vision looking at the influence of the spirit or soul in psychology and health.

Think it over

Gratitude — the great attitude Part 2

Mira Prabhu

Can practising gratitude transform one overnight into a serene being? No, but a consistent and sincere readiness to look on the bright side most certainly shrinks fears, clears vision and allows one to move forward with increasing confidence and joy. This is what the author discovered for herself when a deadly spider infected her body and she almost died an excruciating death in a region surrounding the Himalayas. Read more...


Medicine and Health

Airway mucus hyper-secretion and its management through exercise interventions


Manikonda Prakash Rao

Conquering negative attitudes

In mucus-related respiratory health problems, the following changes take place in the airways: inflammation, hyper-secretion of mucus and bronchospasm. Together, these factors cause breathlessness. The author has devised some exercises which are therapeutic tools. They help to cleanse the adhesive mucus from the primary sites of colonisation of pathogens along the mouth, nose, pharynx, sinuses and bronchial airways. They reduce C-reactive protein resulting in decreased inflammation and strengthen the remodelled airways, resetting the biological ageing process. Read more...


Evolution

Evolution Next — III

Dr. Alok Pandey

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Is evolution a mechanical senseless unfolding or is there a mysterious ‘Something' at the root of it that is unfolding Itself through evolution? Normally, while being on this side of the fence, it is hard to envisage 'Something' beyond the boundaries that Nature has drawn around us. It is like a magic circle that prevents us from seeing further. We are left with our beliefs and non-beliefs, rational or otherwise. But those destined or ready for the next evolutionary adventure find these boundaries split up and a wide horizon opening, teeming with new and old possibilities, with all its dangers and delight. For when the magic circle unfastens the doors we may either slide to the previous level or else go up the ladder. This is the evolutionary risk we face at the moment. Read more...


Alternative healing

Creating a healing atmosphere within centres and for a spiritual community: an investigative study — I

Joachim P. Seckel

This pilot investigation was designed to create a healing atmosphere, referred to as Integral Bio-Energetic Field (IBEF) at four centres and at a spiritual community. Its aim was to develop and implement the healing atmosphere and to evaluate its effectiveness. The investigator considers himself as guided by the principles of Sri Aurobindo’s and the Mother's Integral Yoga, seeking the divine Grace and to be in harmony with emergent global healing. Read more...


Notes on counselling

Dealing with fear in children — personal notes

Dr. Soumitra Basu

Nutrition

Quite often mothers complain to me about the fears and feelings of insecurity in their children. If the child is very young and there is no obvious family discord, the first thing that I ask is whether the child sleeps at night with the night-lamp on. In most cases the answer is yes. The child has not learnt to enjoy darkness, not been allowed to experience darkness. Has he not played that game of blind man’s buff? Inadvertently, the mother thinks the night-lamp will allay the child’s fear, but actually it increases the insecurity.. Read more...

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