. TOUCH -Being touched in a loving and kind way makes us FEEL loved and gives feedback to the brain about that touch and in turn the brain can initiate relaxation and in turn healing. Baby massages are one of theeeee best things you can do for your little loved ones. I did it for my daughter and/ or foot massages and she still goes to sleep over them even now, 16 years later....:-)
2. CIRCULATION- increased circulation to the areas of tension that are being worked on in a massage helps the body to break down toxins and to repair and heal those areas.
9 powerful methods to deal with perceived stress:
When you feel the symptoms of perceived stress- such as palpitations, an irritable bowel, insomnia, headaches, or loss of appetite- do something positive. You could useholistic massages
on a more frequent basis and also consider the following measures:
- Establish some healthy boundaries and learn to say" No' when you are taking on too many things to do any one good enough.
- If you work at a desk or have a sedentary lifestyle, getup and take some
Do you find it easy to forgive
people who have hurt or abused you in some way?
didn’t until I started to understand that I was hurting myself more by
maintaining a tight knot of resentment and anger towards the people who had
wronged me. As I learned to love myself, and make loving myself more important
than hating the other person, a profound shift happened within me.
felt more loving not only towards myself, but also towards everyone and all
situations in my life. This shift in perspective produced a state of
relaxation, ease, and trust that all was right with my world.
The significance of creating a good routine or habit!
We all know how hard it can be to break an unhealthy habit specially if it brings pleasure and it was well practiced. That is why I would like to invite you to be mindful of good routines that you could establish that support you, balance you and energize you.
A good healthy routine of mine is to go to my hot yoga class every morning after dropping my daughter at school. I do it without thinking and I make time for it automatically unless there is an emergency.
Five little known ways to have fantastic energy!
- Drink a big glass of water before you get out of bed. This helps to bring hydration into your body and in particular into the large intestines which have their peak performance time between 5am and 7am (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine/ 5 Element Theory/ Acupuncture). If your body is hydrated the colon does not have to absorb water from the bowel and therefore one can pass and get rid of any waste easier and smoother :-). This creates space (literally and metaphorically)for the NEW day!
A color energy meditation:
....close your eyes and
imagine a red ball of energy spinning just at the end of your spine your coccyx
and let that deep vibrant red energy gently expand at just that one spot,
strengthening your sense of security and feeling of connection to your primary
family... now imagine an orange energy spinning in a ball, round and round at
your belly button area, spinning and softly expanding at just that one spot,
healing relationship issues and inspiring your creativity.
Surrender...Not just bending my bones…
As I walk into the warm yoga room at east west yoga in Newmarket I am glad to be
here. Why you might ask? You are going to be tortured and be incredibly
hot…yap! I look at it this way: Every morning again this is my chance to clear
my mind, to clear my body from any blockages accumulated by thought processes,
self talk, experiences, triggered memories, emotions…Being a Kinesiologist I
know how certain emotions can weaken a muscle or a muscle group and meridians
ultimately the immune system and organs.
I have been experimenting with applying meditation for chakra energy and self hypnosis into my Bikram yoga practice.
It has been very helpful in stabilizing my big toe which likes to lift off the ground and changes the whole dynamics of all poses.
As soon as we start class with the breathing exercise in Bikram Yoga I imagine a powerful red energy coming from the tip of my spine and is flowing down into my legs and feet through the soles of my feet into the ground. This red energy in my mind is turning into roots holding , surrounding, stabilizing my legs, my toes, my coccyx.
Confidence boost self hypnosis
identify your challenge.
Do you have
something that you feel insecure about, that you want to boost your confidence
about? This might be an important conversation
with a spouse
or family member or even your boss. It might be a speech you have to give or a
task you have to do, it might be a sports performance or meeting new people.
What ever it
is identify it now. As you come aware of your issue you can change it. If you
do not identify it you can not change it.
Today I was reminded about gratitude and to keep the heart open to all the
beauty and grace every day brings, as every day is a gift. I would like to
share this short video from Moving art-Louie Schwartzberg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj2ofrX7jAk
The end of the year also brings the end of an ancient calendar which has
been widely discussed. The Mayan calendar is ending and for many this is a time
For me it is the time to keep my heart open and to embrace and cherish every
person, every animal, every bit of nature, very moment in awe, as if it was the
first and the last time I am going to experience it.