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Using Psychedelic Plant Medicines in Your Life

Our first post in this series on psychedelic plant medicines looked at some of the most powerful and interesting trippy healing substances that appear in nature. We looked at the spiritual power of the ayahuasca brew, the anti-depressant effects of magic mushrooms, peyote and San Pedro, and the anti-addictive and painkilling properties of Salvia divinorum. So now you’ve …

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The Pharmacology of Psychedelic Plant Medicines

plant medicines

The world is full of natural remedies that can treat physical conditions – plants with anti-inflammatory properties, roots that fight cancer, fermented foods that protect your gut. But some plant medicines carry an extra punch… The first humans that came across psychedelic plant medicines might have experienced more than they bargained for! Eating some species of plants …

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Kapalbhati Pranayama: Detoxifying Breathwork

Kapalbhati Pranayama

Kapalbhati Pranayama is a conscious breathing exercise that can detoxify the body and clear nasal congestion. The Sanskrit word Kapalbhati breaks down into kapal meaning “skull”, and bhati meaning “to shine”. Another translation for this Kapalbhati Pranayama breathing exercise is “skull shining breath”, or “the shining forehead”. What exactly does having a shiny forehead have …

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Breath Is The Key To Access Your Inner Pharmacy

Inner Pharmacy

Did you know that you can access your inner pharmacy on demand? Until recently, we were absolutely certain that the autonomic nervous system could not be consciously controlled. Things like heart beat, pupil dilation, digestion, and arousal were considered automatic processes only. However, there are ancient Yogic techniques and modern scientific research that tells us …

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Cerebrospinal Fluid, Breathwork, and Brain Health

Cerebrospinal Fluid, Breathwork, Brain Health

Cerebrospinal fluid plays a vital role in our overall health and well-being. We can voluntarily regulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to ensure a healthy brain and body. The best way to do this is through Pranayama exercises like SOMA Breath. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear liquid produced by specialised cells in the brain. …

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Alternate Nostril Breathing Facts and Meditations

Alternate Nostril Breathing

According to Yogic philosophy, one of the main ways to enhance the connection between body and mind is by breathing. Alternate nostril breathing is a powerful technique that can balance, calm, and energise the mind. Did you know that each nostril corresponds to a different hemisphere of your brain? Your left nostril activates your right …

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