Technology is designed to control our life
We all need to prevent technology from controlling our life. It is so enticing to look at a screen. Whether it is a phone, computer, or TV screen. Often we go from one device to the other. There are so many reasons to look, have you counted them? The phone can often be the first and last thing we do at night. Some people are led on by those little red notifications that scream out to take action. Those notifications have been fashioned with poker machines in mind. Did you know that neuroscientists are part of the design team?
Too much technology is bad for your health
Yoga and Ayurveda have helped Zoe maintain excellent health amid the frenetic digital world. She has made a point of implementing the tools from Yoga Ayurveda to prevent technology controlling her life.
Initially Zoe started attending a group BKS Iyengar Yoga class in her lunch break. The class was across the road from her busy city office. This class inspired Zoe in 1990 took her first teachers training in Hatha Yoga. Since then Zoe studies Yoga combining Ayurveda as Therapy.
Knowledge of combining Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy has helped Zoe to design her own home practice, that she does most mornings and night. For instance 10 minutes of asanas a day is better than none at all. Ayurveda teaches us what we take in through our senses has a direct effect on the body and mind. But often after a busy day plugged into technology in order to have a sound nights sleep Zoe will make extra time for a longer practice. Her practice at night is very much a meditation of movement. It is slow and luxurious combining the breath with each movement. After that her practice concludes with a brief meditation. Zoe has a created a quiet place with no disturbances.
Technology overuse and addiction
Did you know that over use of technology can end up like any other addiction? We can see the behaviour in young people when they are denied their technology fix. Many parents are unaware of this and will start their kids off with technology at a very young age. Importantly all apps are designed to be addictive. Likewise selling apps is a big business. In our digital world we are enticed to be online as much as possible, we see it everywhere on the beach on the train - even driving a car. There are so many things we can only do online. Therefore we need to support our children and loved ones to learn how to implement strategies to prevent technology controlling their life. To clarify any out of balance activity has the potential to develop into an addiction.
How to define addiction
Compass Health groups have listed the four signs of addiction:-
- Negative Consequences
- A Lack of Control
- Financial distress
- Career loss
- Relationship problems
- Loss of proper judgment
- Decay of physical and mental health
With the onset of social media from 2012 research has found there is a direct correlation in the rise of depression and anxiety in youths. On the other hand Yoga Ayurveda is a physical, mental and spiritual form of self discipline. Certainly offering an answer to fill the hole in the soul that technology temporarily fills. In addition soothing and supporting each person to maintain a healthy balance in life. In short there are digital detox centres opening up in several countries where Yoga is used in addiction recovery.
Yoga unwinds your mind
Yoga has long been known to be a great way to relieve stress, strengthening the body and allowing participants to get in touch with their spiritual side. But can it be an effective tool against addiction?
Many proponents of yoga suggest that it may be. In fact, yoga is being increasingly incorporated into Ohio addiction treatment programs as a means to overcome addiction and prevent recurrence of use after sobriety has been achieved read more.