The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogi technique called Pranayama, which helps practitioners gain control over their breathing. Here’s how it works:
Breathe in slowly through your nose for four seconds.
Hold your breath for seven seconds.
Exhale for eight seconds.
— Read on curiosity.com/topics/the-4-7-8-breathing-technique-will-help-you-get-to-sleep-faster-curiosity/
A DMT trip ‘feels like dying’ – and scientists now agree – BBC Three
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3. Evolution “doesn’t care about our… happiness.” It wants us anxiously striving, thus life brings suffering (=Buddhism’s dukkha = “unsatisfactoriness”). So feeling happy requires “rebellion” against evolution’s values.
Halloween’s a-coming, which means now is the time to explore the creepiest places in the world. Churches made of bones are not exactly a new topic for us. What we weren’t quite prepared for, though, was just how many terrifying churches made from human remains there were out there. These five sacred buildings are straight out of a doom-metal video.
The RIA Method
RIA stands for recognize, identify, address. In other words, recognize that you’re afraid, identify the fear, and then find a way to cope.
— Read on curiosity.com/topics/use-the-ria-method-to-control-your-fears-curiosity/
You know the feeling. You’ve got an email you need to write, a paper you need to turn in, a form you need to fill out, or an enormous pile of laundry that needs washing. But all you want to do is kick back on the couch, watch Netflix, and think about all the important work you’re not doing. It’s too bad feeling guilty about not working doesn’t do much to actually get your work done. Except, it turns out that some experts think putting off your work isn’t such a bad thing. Here’s how not working can work for you.
It’s just common sense: the most orderly minds are the most brilliant ones. How else could a scientist memorize a complete taxonomy of the various types of quarks or weasels or planetary bodies? Their brains must be highly organized machines, with every piece of data carefully filed away and every method perfected exactly. Right? Wrong.
New research into the composition of supernova remnants suggests phosphorus might be isolated in parts of the galaxy—and phosphorus is a requirement for life as we know it.
— Read on www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a19685943/alien-life-phosphorus/
Could that psychedelic-induced dreamlike state help scientists figure out how to better treat mental illness?
— Read on tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/7xdgxd/shrooms-could-help-scientists-better-understand-consciousness