The mind is such a powerful and mysterious place. It is the place of imagination, knowledge, dreams and nightmares.
When situations overwhelm, Do you ever feel like your are indeed losing your mind?
Maybe you have children. Ever say to them; "You're driving me crazy"?
The daily stresses of life coupled with experience from the past can sometimes create triggers that throw some people off their game.
I wanted to create a place to land when you are in need of news about current and new modalities like meditation, yoga, and E.F.T. Everything we report on here is presented to help bring back the balance.
A balanced mind helps to balance the whole body
The physical, mental, and spiritual discipline of this form of meditation was brought to the West in the late 19th century by Hindu Monks. Yoga originated in ancient India as a discipline from the schools of Hindu philosophy.
Today there are many varieties of Yoga practiced in virtually every neighborhood. Yoga has gone mainstream as a source of exercise and stress management.
Hatha Yoga is a basic form. It combines breathing, postures, and meditation for a body, mind, spirit meditation.
Bikram Yoga is more of a workout and detox form. It requires and builds muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and promotes weight loss. The 95=105 degree temperature gives this form of yoga the added benefit of decreased injuries.
Ashtanga Yoga is another form of yoga that promotes heat. It is not performed in a heated room, but it does involve synchronizing breathing and continuous movement to produce an internal heat which purifies and detox's muscles and organs. This form is for athletes, not beginners.
Kundalini Yoga includes chanting, meditation, and breathing to open the base chakra and create a sexual heat.
Power Yoga is the American version of ashtanga yoga. Power yoga can resemble an aerobic workout in that each pose or posture moves smoothly into the next at a faster pace.
There are more variations on the theme, but these are the ones I've actually done. We can look at the others another time.
Could a better life be as simple as changing the way you think and feel? The truth is that your thoughts and feelings are the key to changing the patterns of your life. Cheryl Janecky is a published writer in the fields of metaphysics, native traditions, psychology and genetics. Her website, Quick-Good-Fortune.com is a free practical "how-to-guide" for body, mind and spirit. I know first hand the benefits from her insight.
We are plugged in 24/7, so anything we can do to bring the volume down is a plus. Something or somewhere that helps us unplug our minds is a part of holistic living.
When I need to get away but can’t get away, I take a drive to
It’s an oasis.
And even though you can still hear traffic from Sunset Blvd., you are surrounded by peaceful vibes. (The outside noises melt away soon after you become captivated by the beauty.)
You can sit among the flowers and let yourself drift or sit closer to the water and watch the Koy in the lake. There is the original sanctuary and a newer larger sanctuary uphill via a lot of stairs!
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, visit Lake Shrine. The address is 17190 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Call before you go. 310-454-4114 Write me and let me know if you like it.
Here's a cool website where you can download the guided meditation that fits your needs.
Another tool for your holistic tool box!
The mind can be a complex partner in living a healthy life.
We are bombarded daily with messages geared to tapping into our pleasure centers. Of course we want to get more and pay less. Of course, we would all love to pop a pill and lose weight as opposed to working our butts off through exercise and diet.
There is so much information out there that is simply geared to separating you from your money it’s hard to know what’s fact and what is just the “hard sell”.
The last century has given us “the spin”. Companies pay millions in advertising dollars to spin their products in a way that plugs into our brain’s pleasure center. Our avoid pain at all cost mentality is a big part of why “the spin” works.
How our minds register pain sets the stage for success or failure when it comes to our health.
But what does "the spin" do for us?
Obesity is at an all time high. Food is less healthy, but hey, it’s cheap and the individual portions advertised are big enough to feed a large family in the Sudan. So we can chow down with the assurance that we’re doing pretty well for ourselves.
The mega food companies are thriving along with health insurance corporations. Have you ever wondered why?
I’ve been reading this book called CLEAN by Alejandro Junger MD.
This New York Times best seller lays out a comprehensive program for cleansing the body of toxins.
It goes through a lot of what I already know about the connection between preservatives in our food and toxins in our bodies.
What makes this book special is the 21day program that gives a step-by-step way to cleanse and heal. The information about how our bodies process food and handle stress from our environment is invaluable.
This process is in large part mind over matter.
<span style="color:green;">Yoga For Beauty</span><br/>Yoga is a holistic workout. It is an exercise for the mind, body and spirit.
But can it make you beautiful?
Devoting about half an hour daily can help improve your natural beauty. A balanced diet, sleep, hydration and proper skin care are also needed of course. <br/><span style="color:green;">read more...</span>
<span style="color:green;">Mood Food</span><br/>A bad mood can be altered by a host of things like ice cream, a good laugh…or sex. For me, eating is way at the top of the list when I’m down (or channeling Satan).
Did you know that mood affects the foods we choose? <br/><span style="color:green;">read more...</span>
<span style="color:green;">Beauty vs. Laughter</span><br/>A big belly laugh is a thing of beauty and does a body good. But what does it do to the face? We all hear about laugh lines and a good majority of women go to great lengths to avoid, erase, and fill them. <br/><span style="color:green;">read more...</span>
Stress, The Anti-Beauty Basic Stress is the number one health problem in the world. A large majority of us suffer from it daily and the fabric of our society as a whole seems to be fraying from the onslaught. read more...
Things do not change; we change. - Henry David Thoreau