Overcoming Gadget Addiction with Yoga

A 16-year-old girl in India named Palak Garg has been sharing suggestions on how young people (and indeed, older people) can de-addict themselves from technological gadgets and reconnect with their true selves through yoga.

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Sep 13, 2016
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Here is an inspiring article to start the day! A 16-year-old girl in India named Palak Garg has been sharing suggestions on how young people (and indeed, older people) can de-addict themselves from technological gadgets and reconnect with their true selves through yoga.

Palak's aim is to make everyone realise the power of yoga alongside the ill effects of overusing electronic devices. At this tender age she has already authored a book on this subject, which also explains how one becomes a gadget addict. "When you start using devices so frequently that you lose count of your actions and it becomes difficult to drop the habit of using tech gadgets for everything you do. The desire for using electronic devices gradually converts into gadget addiction. No age bar is specified for this kind of addiction and people of all age groups are vulnerable to it," the book explains.

Palak describes various yoga asanas in her book, entitled 'Meet Yourself', to help people let go of their constant need for digital technology. "Yoga is a very effective practice to solve the problem of addiction by training and developing the mind, body and soul to be moderate and in a normal state in order to avoid conflicting thoughts between the urge to use gadgets and completely neglecting them" she explains. We look forward to reading Palak's book and hope you do too!

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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