Osho Nadabrahma Meditation

Nadabrahma meditation lasts for one hour and has three stages.

It is a sitting method, in which humming and hand movements create an inner balance, a harmony between mind and body. Suitable for any time of the day, have an empty stomach and remain inactive for at least fifteen minutes afterwards.

“So in Nadabrahma, remember this: let the body and mind be totally together, but remember that you have to become a witness. Get out of them, easily, slowly, from the back door, with no fight, with no struggle.” Osho

First Stage: 30 minutes

Osho Kundalini Meditation

This meditation lasts for one hour and has four stages, three with music, and the last without. It can be performed at home, or here at al Covo, as part of a Music Therapy or Meditation session.

Kundalini acts like an energetic shower, softly shaking you free of your day and leaving you refreshed and mellow.

“If you force it will become an exercise, a bodily, physical exercise. Then the shaking will be there but just on the surface; it will not penetrate you. You will remain solid, stone-like, rock-like within. You will remain the manipulator, the doer, and the body will just be following. The body is not the question – you are the question.“Allow the shaking; don’t do it. Stand silently, feel it coming and when your body starts trembling, help it but don’t do it. Enjoy it, feel blissful about it, allow it, receive it, welcome it, but don’t will it.More...

7 Fascinating Facts about Meditation

Take a deep breath and relax – this is a simple, yet powerful piece of advice that has been given by yogis for centuries! Meditation is indeed one of the healthiest mind and body exercises that you should incorporate in your daily life. Both anecdotal and scientific evidences can attest to its amazing health effects. If you’re lacking reasons to spare just several minutes of your time to meditate, here are the fascinating facts that will sure get you learning more about this ancient practice:

It Changes Your Brain (for the better!)
For centuries, scientists believed that our brain stops evolving once we reached adulthood. Well, meditation disproves this! Using fMRI scanners, researchers found that people who regularly meditate develop neuroplasticity – a condition wherein the brain literally changes and develops its structure and functions!

It Sharpens Your Mind!
Have problems concentrating? Then this is the time that you consider meditating. A study conducted in 2006 found that people who meditate are more alert than those who took a nap and watched TV. More...

12 Reasons Why Sex Is Good for You

Many people are sexually active because they find sex to be pleasurable. But aside from making you feel good, sex offers plenty of benefits that extend well beyond the bedroom. This is not just a bluff, it’s true and science can prove it! Most of these also apply to massage too, so if you don't fancy sex, think of having a healthy massage instead!

Here are 12 reasons to stay a little longer under the sheets:

1. Regular sex helps you avoid sickness.
A study by the Wilkes University reveals that having sex once or twice a week increases the levels of IgA – an antibody that protects your body from infections and colds.

2. Sex relieves stress.
In their study published in the Biological Psychology, researchers from Scotland found that sex promotes stress reduction and helps lower down blood pressure. In their experiment, couples who had sexual intercourse responded better to a stressful situation than those who engaged in other sexual behaviour or didn’t have sex at all.

3. Sex makes you sleep better. More...

10 Sex Tips for Men

Sex is more than just a physical act. It is an intimate process that improves our well-being. So, here are some tips to improve your well-being!

While there are similarities, there are also major differences in how people view sexual relationships. We don’t often tell each other how we feel and can often feel unsatisfied. Here are 10 great tips to help satisfy your partner:

1. When asking, be creative!
Never ask “Do you want to have sex?” because even your partner does, they might get embarrassed and turn you off. For some, sex is not just all about making out. It is a romantic affair. Your partner may think that all you want is sex. Make your partner feel that what you want is them. Ask if they want to make love with you by caressing hair, kissing in the side of lips, and whispering sweet words like “you are so beautiful”, “you’re very special to me”, and so on. More...

The Power of Touch

The power of touch is miraculous in its simplicity. Touch in any form has been shown to boost the immune-system. When it is done in a loving environment with experienced healing hands it can be very powerful and has a strong healing potential.

It's one of those free gifts from nature to humans and thus touch has been used in various forms of therapeutic massages to balance and heal the Body and Mind with the help of various warm herbal oils and powders.

Modern research also proves that the same hormones are released during a good and proper massage and also when we are in Love. More...

Benefits of Massage

Massage treatments and holistic therapies help balance the body's systems, promote well being, prevent illness, and relax both mind and body. This occurs through the 1-on-1 attention received from the therapist, the relaxing atmosphere, and the energy provided by the therapist. The therapies help in both physical and emotional ways.

Physical benefits can include:

A source of external energy for your body
Stimulation of internal energies
Reduced oedema, cellulite and improved lymphatic drainage, which helps fight disease and infection
Prevention of colds, headaches, migraines
Improved immune system function More...

How to Meditate: Important Steps for Beginners

Mindful or mind full? Although there’s a paucity of data about the history of meditation, its roots travel back to the ancient times. Although Indian monks weren’t the first people to meditate, they were the ones who put in a structured practise.

Recently, a plethora of scientific studies highlighted the amazing health benefits of meditation particularly in promoting well-being. Some studies also found that it does have physiological effects too, and can be effective in helping people manage pain, stress, and other forms of physical and mental distress. Not only that, meditation has been found to increase the size of the brain and enhance the neural activities in regions involved in learning, reasoning, and forming memories.

You don’t have to be a monk to start meditating. This mental exercise is for everyone – young or old. So how do you meditate?

Here are the steps to follow: More...

Intimacy: The Key to Our Well-Being

Many treatments require a level of intimacy between client and therpsit. This intimacy can actually form part of the benefit to the client, whether it be on meeting and greeting, through a consultation prior to treatment, aftercare advice following a treatment, or the treatment itself.

Intimacy: The Key to Our Well-Being
As social beings, we have the biological need to be with others. From the moment we are born up to our adult years, we strive to build relationships with different people. We need it to boost our self-worth, feel connected, and achieve happiness.

In a 40-year study, researchers from Queens College were able to show that intimacy is the key towards well-being. What’s more surprising is that it doesn’t matter if people change partners as they age. What’s important is that they experience genuine intimacy.

What is intimacy? More...

Benefits of a Little Self Love

Too often, we forget to love ourselves because we are too focused on other people, on our goals, and everything else we care about the most. But did you know that self-love is the root foundation of all the relationships we build with other people? If we don’t have it, we really don’t have the love to give at all.

al Covo offers prestigious massage, waxing and well-being treatments in Southampton, including meditations, stretching, reflexology, reiki, body wraps and weight loss plans. Visit www.alcovo.co.uk, email steve@alcovo.co.uk or call Steve on 07698065885 or 02380639913 for more details. The philosophy is easy...Relax and love your body...and here's why!

Competition fuels Self-Criticism

Do you always feel the need to outperform others? There’s nothing wrong in competition. Being competitive is a trait that is critical to survival. But too much sense of competition makes us more self-critical. According to Kristin Neff, associate professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas and pioneer of research on self-compassion, when our self-worth depends on our need to outscore others, we tend to become more anxious and insecure. So when challenges come and we fail, we become much more miserable. Self-criticism therefore hinders us from being successful and being loved – two of our ultimate dreams. More...

About the author

Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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