Posts Tagged ‘sad’

New SAD Treatment – Shining Light Into The Brain Through The Ears

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Source: Doctor Tipster

 

New SAD Treatment – Shining Light Into The Brain Through The Ears

“The effectiveness and exact mechanism of this light-treatment was not fully understood until now, until researchers from Oulu, Finland, found that the central role was not played by the retina. Instead the light acts on light-sensitive proteins on the brain’s surface. Special earphones were designed that shine a beam of light through the ear canal to a light-sensitive area in the brain, this being an efficient alternative to light therapy.”

 

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Comments: We have looked into the role of light in keeping SAD at bay before. In this article they explore whether it needs to be accessed through the eyes or whether there are other mechanisms that allow it to act.

 

 


Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga for Winter

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Source: 8 Limbs Yoga Blog

 

Title Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga for Winter

 

The main intention behind my winter seasonal vinyasa practices is to help you ward off typical Kapha imbalances by raising your core temperature, enhancing your metabolism, and increasing your circulation and spirit by offering you dynamic, invigorating, rhythmic sequences that keep the earth and water from going out of balance.

 

 

Also, try eating less to keep your digestive fire bright, supplementing your diet with vitamin D, omitting sugar and alcohol to reduce mood swings, enjoying a hot bath, sitting by a fire, or spending five to ten minutes in a tanning bed or in front of full-spectrum light bulbs. These are just a few alternative ways to move you towards sukkha, and away from suffering, or dukkha, during this dark season.

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Comments: This author covers more than just the practice of the asanas (exercises) in how yoga can be incorporated into your life. We are especially interested in the discussion of how light is incorporated into a yoga practice over winter.

 

 


Snippet: Make winter enjoyable by using all five senses

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Source: TulsaWorld

 

Make winter enjoyable by using all five senses

 

Light is the most crucial cure for winter blues. “Open the shades and soak up as much natural light as you can,” says Keller, who is a feng shui consultant and yoga instructor. “Get outside during the day for walks. Moving and even feeling the wind on your face energizes you. That vitamin D you get from sun exposure is so important.”

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Comments: This article gives ideas for those who currently feel trapped in the depths of winter. We like that it acknowledges the power of light in our lives.

 

 


Full-Spectrum Light (issue 43)

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

WORK BETTER
A LED Strip Light Jewelry Display Can Wow Your Customers
Lighting should always be as close to full spectrum, natural light as possible. Studies show that it makes people feel happier and healthier, and these lights are actually used to help people who experience mood problems during the darker months. LED strip light jewelry display cases simply give your consumers a better feeling and a better view

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 41)

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

HEALTH

I’ve Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
So, this year I am testing out full spectrum light bulbs. They are supposed to provide light rays similar to those of the sun and are (supposedly) the best thing short of medication for treating seasonal depression. It’s like a little ball of sunshine in the corner of my office!
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Seasonal Affective Disorder – a summer or winter condition?

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is most popularly known as a winter condition or “winter blues” – the condition being bought on by the onset of shorter days and less exposure to daylight.

 

While 5% of the population are considered to be effected by the winter version, it is now estimated that up to 1% of the population have the summer variant.

 

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Full-spectrum Light (issue 27)

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

Light Health For Pet Birds
Exposure to natural light is very important for the proper absorption and utilization of calicum in pet birds.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 24)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives.  We feature some of the best here.

 

HEALTH
Winter Blues « Zodhana Yoga
Get some sun exposure or exposure to a full spectrum light. Read a good book. Drink hot herbal tea throughout the day. Dress in your favorite most comfortable cloths. Eat satisfying, tasteful and clean foods. …

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 23)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives.  We feature some of the best here.

 

HEALTH
Popcorn Seed | Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark: 12 Natural Ways To …
That’s why full spectrum light and energizing your body for greater absorption of light is essential. Whether it’s winter or just feeling dark, this article will give you some natural modalities to absorb more light! Light is one of the …

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 18)

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives.  We feature some of the best here.

 

BIRDCARE

When Your Canary Molts – Care and Diet Tips | That Bird Blog
If your Canary is molting in winter or spring, try limiting its day to 8-10 hours of light, and keep the temperature at 68-70F. Full spectrum light (please see article below) is also helpful in establishing normal cycles and supports …

 

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