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Are you worried about peeing your pants ? by Tulsi Desai
Toppick Media Editor   May-2019   337 Views   2 Comments
Do you or someone you know suffers from urine leak with coughing, laughing, or sneezing? Are you embarrassed about leaking and worried about going to social events? If yes, then you are not alone. Urinary incontinence (UI) is very common. 1 in 10 women have UI postpartum. In USA, 25 million suffer from UI and 75-80% are women.

Tulsi Desai is a physical therapist at Active Body Active Life (Physical therapy and Wellness) who specializes in pelvic floor treatment and women’s health. She regularly treats patients with urinary ncontinence and variety of other pelvic floor problems.

Urinary incontinence is involuntary loss of urine.  There are 3 main types. Urge incontinence is increased frequency of urination where a person would be going more than 10 times in a 24 hr period (normal range is 6-8 times in 24 hrs). Stress Incontinence is the loss of urine with sneezing, coughing, jumping, running or any kind of heavy physical activity. Third one is Mixed incontinence which is the combination of Urge and Stress incontinence.

Stress incontinence (SI) is more common in women than men. 15 million adult women in USA suffer from SI. It happens with physical activities that put stress or pressure on your bladder and you are unable to control the urine. When a person has stress incontinence, she may experience urine leak with coughing, laughing, sneezing, exercise (run, yoga, fitness class), standing up from sitting, during sex and while lifting/carrying something heavy. It can be occasional or frequent based on the severity of the problem. SI is especially very common during or after pregnancy. For some it improves after delivering the baby. But in many cases, it may not improve or go away completely. If ignored for a long time then it can lead to more severe consequences like chronic or frequent urinary tract infections.

A person may feel embarrassed and may start avoiding social events due to fear of having an accident of not being able to control urine. A lot of women stop going to yoga, exercise class or to the gym due to fear of leaking and eventually start having secondary health problems due to sedentary lifestyle. It can lead to emotional and psychological stress as well if one feels isolated, ashamed and helpless.

The good news is that it can be treated. A lot of women have full recovery with complete bladder control even years after having their babies if they seek proper professional help. Pelvic Floor PT can help you achieve full control of your bladder, stop the involuntary urine leak and help you regain control of your life where you feel empowered and you don’t have to limit yourself to avoid embarrassment from the leakage. 

There are many misconceptions about treatment options today.

1. A lot of women are being told that this is normal part of having babies and they have to live with it. But in reality, this problem can be fully treated without needing medicine or surgery.

2. A lot of women go through unnecessary medications and surgeries due to lack of proper knowledge. 

3. Some are being told to do Kegel exercises. While Kegel exercises can help some women, it always isn’t the solution. A thorough evaluation by a physical therapist (PT) who specializes in pelvic floor will help determine the root cause of the problem and then appropriate treatment by the specialist can really help treat the urine leak for long term solution.

4. There are different online fitness programs being offered which claim to help. In some cases, without proper evaluation, fitness exercises can exacerbate problems.

On an average it takes 6-8 years of trying different things and different doctors before a woman finds her way to a pelvic floor PT as most are not being offered this option in the first place. It can be extremely frustrating when all you are being told is to live with it just because you had a baby.

There are a few things that can help:
1. Start a bladder diary and discuss it with a pelvic expert physical therapist.
2. If Kegel exercises haven’t helped you or by any chance if they made your symptoms worse, then you may want to stop doing them and consult a pelvic floor exert physical therapist.
3. Limit bladder irritants like coffee, tea, alcohol, citrus fruits, nicotine, and artificial sweeteners from your diet.

If you have been struggling with incontinence for longer than a few weeks and you want to learn more about what the ‘root cause’ could be? At Active Body Active Life we offer a Free Phone consultation with our clinician to find out if you are the right candidate for this treatment option.

All you need to do is contact us via phone at (214) 210- 0715 or send us an email at info@activebodyactivelife.com and tell us a bit more about what’s going on, and we will have a conversation about how we may be able to help.

P.S. If you’d simply like more information, check out our website www.activebodyactivelife.com and follow facebook/instagram page @activebodyactivelife.
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Good and Bad Stress ?
Toppick Media Editor   May-2018   257 Views   0 Comments

In this article we will explore more about mental stress. How we can distinguish between a good stress and a bad stress. Importantly, how we can reduce it or control it?

Mental stress is a simply a force or a pressure on our brain. There are two types of it, good stress and bad stress. Time and situation are the key players to differentiate good stress from the bad one. For example, just like holding a glass of water for few moments would cause no pain in our arm while holding the same glass of water for few hours would make our arm hurt. In the same way, good stress is our mind's natural ability to ght or ight in an ideal stressful situation and at an appropriate period of time while bad stress is the constant pressure on our mind at an inappropriate time and without the presence of an ideal stressful situation. 

Good stress is essential for all living beings to sustain their lives. While bad stress is something that takes away the joy, beauty and ecstasy of life while we are alive. 

Good stress is the tension created by our mind while we are actively handling any physical or mental task. For example, imagine yourself at the airport, short of time and trying to gure out what would be the fastest way to reach your gate. Or imagine you just hear that your tea is boiling over in the kitchen from your living room. Or imagine an impala running very fast to save his life from a tiger that is few feet behind him. In above cases, all three individuals would go through a very high stress levels but the stress here is actually a good stress because there is a presence of an ideal stressful situation and above individuals would go through stressful situations for an appropriate period of time. Once the situation is under control or over the good stress would elevate by itself and leaves us relaxed and free minded. Even through the outcome is not desirable at all;the good stress wouldelevate by itself and leave us free minded after the situation is over. 

Another good example of good stress is a cricket match or a football match. Players are under consistence stress during the match but as match is over both winning and losing sides appeared to be relaxed and mentally out of that intense stressful situation. This is the reason we love to watch sports. We as an audience also feel the effects of good stress on our bodies and minds and then the relaxing effects of light-mindedness after the match is over

Good stress is very important for us. It keeps us motivated, energetic, fights depression and most importantly it keeps us alive. 

Bad stress on the other hand is simply a habit of mind to keep holding high stress levels at an inappropriate timeand without any existence of an ideal stressful situation. For example, its 11 o clock at night you are laying in your bed to get some good sleep but your mind is creating scenarios in your head,one after another and then looking for solutions to those scenarios, the process seems to be never ending. Or you had a bad argument at work or at home few days ago but your mind is still holding that tense situation in your thoughts. This chain of thoughts often becomes very long and becomes very heavy. For some, few drinks of alcohol or drugs are the only weapons left to break that long heavy chain of thoughts and to freed up the mind and make the mindfeel little lighter and relaxed.

Bad stress is not adisease infect it's a habit of mind. We have to break this habit by developing a new good habit that would eventually replaces the old self-developed bad one. Here is one good practice that can be very helpful if practiced in the right way with dedication. The rule is that whenever you see anything of white color, immediately check what's going on in your mind. Is my mind is engaged in any thought or thinking? If yes, then at the same moment and same spot, drop all the thoughts from your mind, no matter how urgent or important they are.

Now, you just achieved the thought-free or blissful state of mind. Now, shift your focus from that white object towards your breathing and very importantly remind yourself while inhaling and exhaling, “ Breath is THE most precious thing I have “. Truly, every single breath is the most precious thing we have. The moment it stops your family is no longer yours, your wealth is no longer your and even your body is no longer your. Not a billion dollar can purchase us a single breath.

Initial goal is to hold this free state of mind for few moments. Once your brain is cooled down with the multiple hits of oxygen then go back to what you were doing. Repeat this again; as you see another object of white color, it could be indoors or outdoors, near or at distance. Do it until it becomes a habit. Remember, for beginners the goal is few moments. People who excel deep into this practice can easily achieve pure Samadhi. 

Many people agree that their mind keeps wandering all the time and sadly they justify this bad habit of mind by believing that consistently working mind would lower their chances of failing in life thus its okay for mind to stay busy at all the times. Or they would claim that stress is just a part of the western world and we are all going through it. Sadly, above are all the misconceptions regarding bad stress and are not true. 

If you feel that you are under bad stress on and off or consistently then I would encourage you to start practice right away. These small thought free gaps will eventually becomes wider and eventually replaces the old selfdeveloped wandering habit of mind. In the beginning you will notice that your sleep patterns becomes longer and intense, which is normal and let it happen. If practiced with dedication and as a priority, you will start to feel lightmindedness from day one and start to experience the blissfulness of life right away. 

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MOKSHA MUKTI ENLIGHTENMENT MEDITATION
TP4U Editor   Sep-2018   149 Views   0 Comments
After educating himself in the US, and working for fortune 500 companies as a professional for many years, Robin Pandey, one day in 2009 transformed into Moksha Mukti, by serendipity or by the grace of God.  Since the day of transformation or enlightenment Moksha Mukti instantly ceased eating meat and drinking alcohol, this phenomenon occured in a flash halted his ethereal quest. This revelation cleaned out his old conditioned notions and brought him to his natural functioning; the divine entity he was investigating was already living and breathing inside of his organs; it is not something that revealed from outside source, but internally within. 

Since 2009 Moksha Mukti started to teach what had revealed to him, and now he has thousands of followers and students who learn from his revelations as wisdom or teachings.  He has written four books, and one three already published and fourth about to be released soon.  Currently, he teaches Moksha Mukti Enlightenment Meditation Lessons. 

What is Moksha Mukti Enlightenment Meditation?

There are hundreds of Meditation Lessons are available.  Moksha Mukti Enlightenment meditation is an original that revealed to Moksha Mukti. This is a direct method that is simple, efficient and effective. Although, it is simple it requires some time and teachings. Therefore, Moksha Mukti offers this lessons to anyone who is interested.  You don't have to give up your family or job to learn this meditation, however, it requires a minimum commitment for you to fully grasp and utilize it.  

During meditation, over 90% people sleep instead of mediate.  Moksha Mukti Enlightenment Meditation lessons do not let people fall asleep during meditation and it is scientific method of verifying and validating each experience within.  Moksha Mukti speaks the truth, but it is not true to you unless, you verify and validate in your own experiencing field.  So, in this meditation, there are a lot of interaction between students and the teacher to actually, get down and dirty, if I may use that phrase to experience, and recognize.  

It requires for you to pay attention to yourself, but this phrase has been cliche, and humans do not know what it truly means, and in Moksha Mukti Enlightenment Meditation lessons, Moksha Mukti teaches you to really pay attention.  He guides you pay attention at the right places, so that you may get the glimpses of Enlightenment.  Often people ask do I get enlightened by enrolling at the Moksha Mukti Enlightenment Meditation Lessons? Yes, there is a possibility, but more probability to get glimpses of Enlightenment.  

Are there benefits of taking Moksha Mukti Enlightenment Meditation lessons? Many people who reported by listening in and participating in General Open to public Moksha Mukti Enlightenment Meditation Lessons that happens once a month in or around full moon said they were healed, were peaceful, happy, calm, relaxed as well as their wish came true etc.  

Moksha Mukti's books are available on Amazon: 

His fourth epic book “Mirror” will be releasing soon. 
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