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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
I want to take a moment to address this because it's a super common misconception that you can talk yourself into a different reality without engaging your emotional state.
 
Affirmations, visualizations, journal prompts, Kylego etc are tools, designed to get you to feel the emotions you would feel if your goal was already achieved.
Simply saying the affirmation or picturing the goal isn't going to cause a manifestation if you're not prepared to change how you're thinking and feeling. 
What we know from quantum physics is that atoms respond to our vibration, and our vibration comes down to our emotional state.
 
Newtonian (matrix level) is 'cause and effect', 
Quantum (the building blocks of reality) is 'effect triggers cause', meaning that you need to create the effect of your goal having been achieved (e.g. feeling proud, successful, secure, important, safe, calm, excited etc) in order to issue the correct blue-print. 
 
Someone who is excited will create a world full of things to excite them, because the atoms build a reality that supports and reinforces who you ARE, not what you want.
Someone who is constantly frustrated will generate a world full of things that frustrate them.
 
In addition, whatever you focus on, your brain assumes is important and relevant, and prioritizes it. So if you're focussed on problems, your brain deliberately seeks them out and prioritizes them for extra attention. Then, as you pour more fuel into them rather than elevating past them, they get bigger. And the cycle continues until you learn to control your emotional state, independent of your environment.
 
If you need help understanding or implementing any of the above, drop me a message. 
I love supporting absolute legends to new heights of health, wealth and success.
 
Always in your corner,
Sarah
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Yoga Nidra, the concept, is adopted from the ancient science of Tantra. It is a powerful practice for achieving deep relaxation while being conscious and aware. Nidra as a word stands for sleep, but the application here is totally different from what we generally understand sleep as. To understand this we need to log onto some basic insight into the different states of consciousness as explained in the yogic system.

There are three states in which our consciousness keep oscillating at regular intervals, through the agency of mind. These intervals are predetermined most of the times which is referred as the Bio Rhythms.

  1. Jaagrut awastha or normal wakeful state (conscious): This is outer most dimension in which consciousness is in contact with the external material dimension through the agency of sensory organs. We have five sensory organs viz. sight, smell, audition, taste and touch. This is where most of worldly communications takes place. Consciousness exists in an extroverted state relying on sensory organs to relay the information from surroundings.
  2. Swapna awastha or dream state (sub conscious): This is a totally different dimension where consciousness experiences a reality in forms of dreams.
  3. Sushupti awashta or deep sleep (unconscious): State of deep sleep when even dreams don’t appear to the consciousness and an absolute state is experienced which is mostly untraceable by common mind.

While we enter into ordinary sleep, the consciousness drifts from conscious plane to other two without an awareness of this transition. In yoga nidra, we train our mind to retain the awareness not just of this transition but of the actual experience it receives while being in each state.

During the practice, consciousness moves to a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, thereby connecting with the sub conscious and unconscious dimensions.

This awareness is the actual scientific definition of relaxation which is in contrast to popular beliefs. As we generally observe by relaxation we often mean lying on a couch, having a cup of coffee or a drink or reading our favorite author or genre. All these are simply sensory diversions that change the direction in which our sense organs are engaged. They have very less to do with actual relaxation that occurs only when we are aware and unattached; in this reference it’s better to say un-indulged.

The matrix of Tension

Action, in general, leads to tension. This is natural physics. Two forces operating simultaneously at the same time will create tension. As we go through doing small and big things in life with body, mind or heart, we produce tension. And that tension operates on us. Whatever we do as part of routine, from eating to sleeping, to walking to running to catching a train to managing projects at work, each activity results in tension. These tensions are stored at several planes of our personality.

These accumulated tensions manifest in several form via our psyche. Imbalances, disorders and conflicts within an individual or societies or nations.

Yoga straightforwardly identifies these tensions at the source of suffering.  We are not aware of them directly and only see their symptoms. This condition is known as Klesha in Yoga and they are the root of all human problems. Avidya or ignorance is where they all are rooted. This ignorance is the realm of our personalities about which we are not really aware of.

We can categorize three basic types of tension:

  1. Muscular
  2. Emotional
  3. Mental

Yoga Nidra is an effective method of achieving physical, emotional and mental rest and release. It’s a systematic tool of transiting between different states of consciousness. This has got powerful and profound impacts on the overall personality. We are able to let go of stored tensions, burn sanskaras or to say break older habitual conditioning in order to have a fresh and conscious experience overall. It also increases the receptivity of mind and thus enhances learning and gaining knowledge.

Creativity and Sankalp

Also it allows for a creative expression of our mind as it get free from fears, phobias and several neurosis. This helps in concentrating the energy of mind and giving it a channeled expression. Opting for a resolution or Sankalp, during the practise provides for that channeling of the energy. This Sankalp is a very positive and virtuous idea that you might be aspired towards having as a part of you. It is chosen and repeated constantly each time you practise until it is realized.

Psychological Correlates

Our brain emits different types of wave patterns while we drift from one state of mind to the other. Mapping these waves through specific instruments has been a milestone in the studies conducted in several places. This has made more and more scientific brains interested and attracted towards exploring and researching the probable implications of Yoga Nidra as a tool to overcome several issues that modern civilization is struggling with.

The table below shows a scientific explanatory values for the states of consciousness and the values for brain waves emitted in each of these states. Also mentioned is the correlated field of experiencing with each state.

No. State of consciousness Psychological name Brainwave pattern Experience
1 Awake Conscious mind Beta

 

(13-20 cps)

Sensory awareness, external knowledge
2 Yoga Nidra Border line between awake and sleep Alpha

 

(8-12 cps)

Deep relaxation, conscious dreaming
3 Dreaming sleeping Subconscious mind Theta

 

(4 – 7 cps)

Release of emotions, fears and desires
4 Deep sleep Unconscious mind Delta

 

(0-4 cps)

Awakening of instincts and primitive drives

The popular format of Yoga Nidra was designed by Shri Swami Satyananda Saraswti, the founder of one of the most authentic and popular institution of yoga study in our times called Bihar School of Yoga. He was a realized yogi who reformed many concepts and principles of yoga so as to be understood by the modern mind easily.

For more information on the technique and practice of yoga nidra, we will soon publish another post with further details.

Kind regards
Acharya vinay

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Salt salt salt... It certainly went through a lot in the history of the world. In ancient times salt was a highly prized commodity with an exchange rate equal to gold. In today's world however, it is one of the cheapest condiments, and one that we certainly overuse. Today's post will dig into one of salt's main components: sodium. 

 

Sodium is an electrolyte absolutely necessary for human survival. Our bodies need it to maintain the right balance of fluids, transmit nerve impulses, and contract and relax muscles.

 

The average American consumes more than twice the recommended amount of 2/3 tsp of sodium per day. In excess that can become toxic. High sodium intake puts us at risk of coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, sleeping issues and excess weight. According to scientists at the University of Delaware, high salt intake may impair the inner lining of blood vessels, increase arterial stiffness, weaken the heart and kidney function, and interfere with sympathetic nervous system. 

 

Food manufacturers use salt for flavor, color, texture, and to extend shelf life. The highest sources of sodium are found in processed and packaged foods such as frozen dinners, pizza, cold cuts and cured meats, sandwiches, crackers, breads, rolls, cookies, chips, soups, sauces as well as in fast foods and restaurant meals. 

 

 

Why too much salt is bad for us? 

 

- causes water retention,

- causes high blood pressure - sodium is one of the key players in regulating blood pressure, 

- can lead to bone loss - too much sodium causes our body to excrete calcium through urine, 

- kidney disease due to high blood pressure which causes damage to small vessels in the kidneys, 

- stomach cancer - salt is believed to increase the growth of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori), a bacteria which is linked to higher risk of stomach cancer, 

- weight gain (it changes the way your body metabolizes fat by increasing insulin production,) 

- it's addictive (research shows that consuming a lot of salt triggers the release of dopamine, the reward hormone),

- eating a lot of salty foods increases cravings,

- increases thirst. 

 

What can we do about all this? 

 

 

Tune in for part 2 (coming next week) on how to reduce sodium intake in your diet. 

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
All the successful people I've met have something in common:
 
They took steps to change the old pattern, rather than remaining a prisoner of the pattern.
 
Let me explain.
 
If you are not where you want to be, then whoever you're being and whatever you're doing clearly isn't working. Right? I hope we agree on the bare evidence, at least.
 
So if you don't make massive change to how you operate, it doesn't seem very logical or reasonable that things would change... correct?
 
The difference between people who succeed and people who keep recreating what they know, is that successful people recognize that they can't use their current circumstances as an excuse for not changing, because they created their current circumstances by doing / being / thinking how they've done / been / thought.
 
We are not 'to blame' for everything in our projection, but we are 'at the cause', meaning our reality is constructed in response to us.
 
So let's apply this practically, with a common-place example..:
 
If you aren't making change because you're saying that you 'can't afford it', does it make much sense to you to continue operating the same way, given that those methods made you broke?!
 
I KNOW it's scary to release money.
I KNOW it's scary to consider debt.
I KNOW it's scary to take a leap of faith.
I KNOW it's scary to invest in yourself.
 
I, and everyone else who's done it, KNOW how nerve-wracking it is.
 
But you know what's even more scary?
Staying in the same situation for the next 20yrs.
 
When I hired my first coach (10yrs ago now) I had just moved in with my abusive boyfriend because I couldn't make my mortgage payments. I sold everything I owned and took out a credit card to cover the bill
 
True story: I phoned Tony Robbins Companies from under a dining room table in the foetal position. I couldn't even afford the toll-call, let alone the coach, but what I said to the person who picked up was: 'I don't even really know what a coach does, but you have to help me.'
 
You don't have to get to the point of a breakdown to breakthrough... but if you're going to break down, you may as well break through... ;)
 
That was the start of my re-wiring, and it was worth every penny. I've been travelling the world living my dreams for the last 2.5yrs after I finally packed in my exec career back in 2016, and I've not been without support since. Right now I'm working with 4 different coaches and THEY ARE THE REASON I can afford them.
 
They up level my identity to the person that has what I want.
They call my on my BS.
They don't let me fun fear or victim patterns when I'm moving fast.
They hold my hand when I have to do a scary thing.
They celebrate my wins with me.
They teach me phenomenal strategy.
They illuminate my psychological blindspots.
 
SO.
 
Here's a thought for you to mull over:
We invest in ourselves to the level we believe we deserve.
 
Where have you been discounting your worth up until now? Drop me a comment and let me know all of your feels <3
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Even though the holidays are a few weeks behind us, you may still be experiencing the side effects of all the celebrations including feeling heavy, bloated and stuffed. 

These 6 simple, delicious, inexpensive and easily accessible superfoods will help you bounce back and feel better right away. 

Ok, so what are those debloating superstars? 

 

Parsley

Parsley is one of the best foods to help support and detoxify the liver. Compounds in parsley can help kill some bad bacteria and cause the liver to secrete bile, which is the key player in breaking down fat. 

 

Add freshly chopped parsley to smoothies, soups, salads, sauces, dips, dressings and sprinkle on food before serving. 

 

Fennel

Fennel is a miracle debloater. Fennel tea is my favorite beverage to drink on the first day of my period. It not only reduces bloating, fennel acts as an antispasmodic, relieving cramping. I also love fennel essential oil. I rub it in my abdomen when I feel bloated and always carry it with me when I fly or travel.

 

To make a refreshing and highly effective debloating tonic combine hot fennel tea with fresh ginger slices (let it steep for at least 15 minutes) and freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

 

 

Lemon 

Quercetin in lemons is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Lemons also help to detoxify the liver and that's why I always recommend my clients to start their day with warm water with lemon to help move things along. 

 

Besides lemon water, my favorite use of lemons is to squeeze them over steamed broccoli. 

 

 

Cucumbers

 

Cucumbers are 95% water which makes them an ideal hydrating and cooling food. They are anti-inflammatory, low in calories and high in fiber making them a wonderful choice for digestive health. 

 

If you don't enjoy cucumbers in your salads or as a snack, you can easily blend them into a smoothie. 

 

 

 

Mint 

Mint has been one of the most well-knows plants that help support a healthy digestive tract. There is nothing better than a hot cup of mint tea to settle the stomach after a heavy meal or even food poisoning. Research that shows mint may help relieve IBS by soothing pain from inflammation in the GI tract. 

 

Mint can be enjoyed in teas but also added to salads and smoothies. It adds a great boost of flavor. 

 

 

 

Ginger 

 

Ginger is another old remedy that acts as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and a root that supports digestion of foods. Ginger essential oil is another oil I use on the first day of my period. It helps with stomach discomfort and cramps. Besides rubbing it into my abdomen I make tea with it from fresh ginger slices (and fennel, and lemon). 

 

 

Want to make a debloating smoothie? Here's my favorite recipe. 

 

 

Additional tips to help with bloating: 

 

  • Increase your water intake (aim for half of your body weight in oz). 

  • Remove any fizzy drinks from your diet (including zero calorie ones). 

  • Avoid any sugar alcohols (they can be found in most protein supplements, protein bars, protein shakes and low calorie/low sugar foods). 

  • Monitor your fiber intake - too much or too little can be as troublesome. Aim for about 25 g of fiber per day. 

  • Reduce sodium intake (high sodium diet causes water retention and increases blood pressure). 

  • Exercise regularly. 

  • Eat slowly and mindfully, chewing your food thoroughly before swallowing. 

 

Did you enjoy this article? Make sure you share it with friends and family members who can benefit from reading it. 

Do you have any questions? You can email me here

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Reposted Rose's post.

Times are shifting like never before. Timelines are collapsing, the veils are thinning and we are becoming more aware and remembering who we are. Our senses are heightening and we are connecting in deeper ways. 

The old ways no longer work and everything is backwards. What always made logical sense no longer makes any sense and what didn't make sense before seems to be the path we are being drawn to now. We are now realizing the old ways no longer work. We are no longer bound to all things traditional or the old belief systems. Time to challenge the old status quo. Time to allow ourselves to trust our own intuitive guidance, pave our own way, look beyond the surface and jump off the band wagon. This is deeper than the new age movements or fads. We are beyond that aesthetic commercialized cookie cutter hippy/spiritual wave we see now on social media and in every yoga studio on every corner (not that there is anything wrong with yoga itself. I love yoga and it's amazing. I hope you understand I'm just making a point). 

I am a Holistic Practitioner myself and there are times it's hard to separate myself from the cluster of new age movements but I serve humanity with the intent that those who are looking deeper and not interested in just another energy worker, sound therapist, intuitive mentor, etc., will find me with the assistance of our great Universe, God, Source, etc..

There is so much more going on behind the surface but most cannot get passed what the see right in front of them in the 3D world of social media, TV, News, etc.. Its an easy distraction from being present and from connecting on deeper levels within. It draws our mind and our eyes outward and we go into auto pilot. We just become zombies going through the motions and continue the repeating patterns of day to day life. We miss out on so much. 

We all do this as we are human but the difference is that some of us are aware of it and can rise above it. We came here to awaken, raise consciousness as we become conscious ourselves. We are here to shatter those old believe systems and old programming that have kept us enslaved for so long. The new paradigm does not permit those old ways. 

The challenge for us all is whether we are willing to shed those old ways and remember who we really are. Are we willing to allow ourselves to question everything we've ever known? Are we willing to shatter our own comfort zone and allow ourselves to fully emerge from our slumber and step into the unknown and clear the way for a new paradigm full of fresh new life? It's a rebirth like we've never known. We weren't born to conform to the old ways or compromise ourselves like generations before us. We came here to break the cycles. We are what we've been waiting for. We are the change. 

This is an exciting time for us. We got this. We are here to make universal history. We are the ascension pioneers. It won't be a perfect or easy process but we can and will move those mountains if this is what we choose to accept for ourselves and for the good of those we serve through our work. Everything weexperience reflects in our work. It's a ripple effect. We make an impact on the collective consciousness as we are all connected. Our frequency/energy is a calling card and has an effect on all we do, all those we connect with. 

I accept the task as I am not here to be like everyone else. I'm not just another energy worker, Reiki Practitioner, Intuitive Guide/Mentor, Intuitive Reader, etc., or what ever titles & labels there are out there. I'm here pave a new way and be the vessel the Universe needs to do what needs to be done. It may make me the outcast or the oddball in a world where everyone likes to wear matching outfits but I'm good with that. wink

Much love to you all and happy 11.11.11!!! laughing

www.quantumlucidity.weebly.com

 

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Bio-Energetic Resonance (BER) uses bio-energetic technology and bio-feedback (Muscle Testing) to assist the body in healing itself by reducing stressors and supporting cellular homeostasis.
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For anyone who has tried to study for an exam or take a test of any kind I'm sure that it's no surprise that anxiety scrambles your brain making learning hard. Over the last 10 years it has been concerning for me as I have witnessed the level of stress and anxiety rise among students and young people. High school and college students and even middle school and grade school students are under extreme pressure to perform well in school in preparation for acceptance to college. The levels of stress, anxiety, fear and depression in our children truly is frightening.

The good news is that the students that I meet in my office and online all report to me that they benefit from hypnosis for anxiety and hypnosis for academic performance. What's fun for me is that students are natural at hypnosis and easy learn self-hypnosis for stress management and use academic performance hypnosis.


How your brain becomes hardwired for fear. 


The problem is that most of the fears that we imagine never happen. For some people, the imagining of these fears becomes chronic - leading to anxiety and even panic attacks. Hypnosis for stress and anxiety can help you to be mindful and know that in the moment you are safe and OK. So whether it’s imagined stress or fear Hypnotherapy can help you to create new responses and remain calm in those exams or in any situations you may face. At the Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center you can learn hypnosis to hardwire happiness, Calmness and relaxation and to unhook the old feelings of fear and negativity.

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Move over Lamaze. Hypnobirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of child labor.

The phone rang at 7:30 a.m. and I stumbled out of bed, bleary eyed and eight months pregnant, to find a message from Dan Gilman: his wife Laura Beth was in labor. I had never met the Gilmans, but they had generously invited me to witness the birth of their third child. They were using a pain control technique I was learning myself: Hypnobirthing.

I quickly organized a trip to the birthing center in Danbury, Connecticut, but just one hour after Dan's call, before I'd even made it out of New York City, Mitchell Gilman made it into the world.

When I spoke to her a week later, Laura Beth was apologetic. I was ecstatic. She was living proof of what hypnobirthing proponents kept telling me - that mothers who use this method of self-hypnosis to give birth in a trance like, deeply relaxed state often enjoy miraculously short labors. "He came out 28 minutes after my waters broke." Laura Beth told me. "And I was not in pain. I was able to really relax."

I wasn't an easy convert to hypnobirthing. For a start, hypnosis made me think of a traveling showman inducing an audience member to dance like a chicken. On top of that, my mother, her mother, every mother I'd ever met had drummed into me that child birth was agony. Pain free labor? Yeah, right. But my husband Alex - a doctor who sniggered every time my prenatal yoga video urged me to open up like a lotus blossom - was hypnobirthing's unlikely champion.

As a scientist, he embraced the logic of hypnobirthing: if women are terrified of childbirth, the fight or flight reflex kicks in once the contractions start. This reflex shuts down organs that are nonessential to fighting and fleeing, including the uterus. With reduced blood flow, the uterus cramps, causing pain. If women could relax, the theory goes, they would experience no pain, have more effective contractions and therefore a shorter labor.

Marie Monogan, 71, a Concord, New Hampshire, hypnotherapist, invented the technique and has taught it at her institute since 1989. When I told her I was afraid of failing at hypnobirthing, Monogan gave me simple advice: "Trust your body and your baby. They know what to do."

Alex and I signed up for private lessons with hypnobirthing teacher Suzanne Fremon. At first, I found it incredibly hard to clear my mind and relax. Expecting to find an alley in Alex, I vented after the first session about the silliness of imagining myself floating on rainbow clouds of mist. "Don't focus on the language," Alex said, sounding for all the world like a New Ager instead of a neurologist. "Focus on the intent." After a few weeks of practice on the subway, I could get to the end of taped 15 minute exercises and have no recollection of the of the train's having stopped. In our third of five sessions, Fremon pinched me while I was deeply relaxed. I felt nothing. When I was alert again, she pinched me as hard as before. I pulled away. Ouch!

Dr. Lorne Campbell Sr., an upstate New York family practitioner and clinical professor of family medicine, introduced hypnobirthing to his practice four years ago. Since then, he says, his C-section rate has dropped from 25% to 1%, and none of his more than 200 hypnobirthing patients have ever requested analgesic drugs during labor.

Word is slowly spreading; Mongan has trained more than 1,700 people in 15 years. At the start, most were hypnotherapists and midwives. Now, about half are doctors and nurses. "This is not fringe or alternative," she says. "The more doctors and nurses see this, the more they realize it's no fluke."

Sadly, I didn't get to prove that point to my doctor - our son was a breech baby and delivered by caesarean section. But the hypnobirthing lessons were not in vain: they helped me cope when two anesthesiologists made six attempts at inserting my spinal bloc for surgery, and I was able to relax through the post-surgical pain with a minimum of medication. Four months later, when our son finally falls asleep each night, I know just how to relax and swiftly follow suit."

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
I want to take a moment to address this because it's a super common misconception that you can talk yourself into a different reality without engaging your emotional state.
 
Affirmations, visualizations, journal prompts, Kylego etc are tools, designed to get you to feel the emotions you would feel if your goal was already achieved.
Simply saying the affirmation or picturing the goal isn't going to cause a manifestation if you're not prepared to change how you're thinking and feeling. 
What we know from quantum physics is that atoms respond to our vibration, and our vibration comes down to our emotional state.
 
Newtonian (matrix level) is 'cause and effect', 
Quantum (the building blocks of reality) is 'effect triggers cause', meaning that you need to create the effect of your goal having been achieved (e.g. feeling proud, successful, secure, important, safe, calm, excited etc) in order to issue the correct blue-print. 
 
Someone who is excited will create a world full of things to excite them, because the atoms build a reality that supports and reinforces who you ARE, not what you want.
Someone who is constantly frustrated will generate a world full of things that frustrate them.
 
In addition, whatever you focus on, your brain assumes is important and relevant, and prioritizes it. So if you're focussed on problems, your brain deliberately seeks them out and prioritizes them for extra attention. Then, as you pour more fuel into them rather than elevating past them, they get bigger. And the cycle continues until you learn to control your emotional state, independent of your environment.
 
If you need help understanding or implementing any of the above, drop me a message. 
I love supporting absolute legends to new heights of health, wealth and success.
 
Always in your corner,
Sarah
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Yoga Nidra, the concept, is adopted from the ancient science of Tantra. It is a powerful practice for achieving deep relaxation while being conscious and aware. Nidra as a word stands for sleep, but the application here is totally different from what we generally understand sleep as. To understand this we need to log onto some basic insight into the different states of consciousness as explained in the yogic system.

There are three states in which our consciousness keep oscillating at regular intervals, through the agency of mind. These intervals are predetermined most of the times which is referred as the Bio Rhythms.

  1. Jaagrut awastha or normal wakeful state (conscious): This is outer most dimension in which consciousness is in contact with the external material dimension through the agency of sensory organs. We have five sensory organs viz. sight, smell, audition, taste and touch. This is where most of worldly communications takes place. Consciousness exists in an extroverted state relying on sensory organs to relay the information from surroundings.
  2. Swapna awastha or dream state (sub conscious): This is a totally different dimension where consciousness experiences a reality in forms of dreams.
  3. Sushupti awashta or deep sleep (unconscious): State of deep sleep when even dreams don’t appear to the consciousness and an absolute state is experienced which is mostly untraceable by common mind.

While we enter into ordinary sleep, the consciousness drifts from conscious plane to other two without an awareness of this transition. In yoga nidra, we train our mind to retain the awareness not just of this transition but of the actual experience it receives while being in each state.

During the practice, consciousness moves to a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, thereby connecting with the sub conscious and unconscious dimensions.

This awareness is the actual scientific definition of relaxation which is in contrast to popular beliefs. As we generally observe by relaxation we often mean lying on a couch, having a cup of coffee or a drink or reading our favorite author or genre. All these are simply sensory diversions that change the direction in which our sense organs are engaged. They have very less to do with actual relaxation that occurs only when we are aware and unattached; in this reference it’s better to say un-indulged.

The matrix of Tension

Action, in general, leads to tension. This is natural physics. Two forces operating simultaneously at the same time will create tension. As we go through doing small and big things in life with body, mind or heart, we produce tension. And that tension operates on us. Whatever we do as part of routine, from eating to sleeping, to walking to running to catching a train to managing projects at work, each activity results in tension. These tensions are stored at several planes of our personality.

These accumulated tensions manifest in several form via our psyche. Imbalances, disorders and conflicts within an individual or societies or nations.

Yoga straightforwardly identifies these tensions at the source of suffering.  We are not aware of them directly and only see their symptoms. This condition is known as Klesha in Yoga and they are the root of all human problems. Avidya or ignorance is where they all are rooted. This ignorance is the realm of our personalities about which we are not really aware of.

We can categorize three basic types of tension:

  1. Muscular
  2. Emotional
  3. Mental

Yoga Nidra is an effective method of achieving physical, emotional and mental rest and release. It’s a systematic tool of transiting between different states of consciousness. This has got powerful and profound impacts on the overall personality. We are able to let go of stored tensions, burn sanskaras or to say break older habitual conditioning in order to have a fresh and conscious experience overall. It also increases the receptivity of mind and thus enhances learning and gaining knowledge.

Creativity and Sankalp

Also it allows for a creative expression of our mind as it get free from fears, phobias and several neurosis. This helps in concentrating the energy of mind and giving it a channeled expression. Opting for a resolution or Sankalp, during the practise provides for that channeling of the energy. This Sankalp is a very positive and virtuous idea that you might be aspired towards having as a part of you. It is chosen and repeated constantly each time you practise until it is realized.

Psychological Correlates

Our brain emits different types of wave patterns while we drift from one state of mind to the other. Mapping these waves through specific instruments has been a milestone in the studies conducted in several places. This has made more and more scientific brains interested and attracted towards exploring and researching the probable implications of Yoga Nidra as a tool to overcome several issues that modern civilization is struggling with.

The table below shows a scientific explanatory values for the states of consciousness and the values for brain waves emitted in each of these states. Also mentioned is the correlated field of experiencing with each state.

No. State of consciousness Psychological name Brainwave pattern Experience
1 Awake Conscious mind Beta

 

(13-20 cps)

Sensory awareness, external knowledge
2 Yoga Nidra Border line between awake and sleep Alpha

 

(8-12 cps)

Deep relaxation, conscious dreaming
3 Dreaming sleeping Subconscious mind Theta

 

(4 – 7 cps)

Release of emotions, fears and desires
4 Deep sleep Unconscious mind Delta

 

(0-4 cps)

Awakening of instincts and primitive drives

The popular format of Yoga Nidra was designed by Shri Swami Satyananda Saraswti, the founder of one of the most authentic and popular institution of yoga study in our times called Bihar School of Yoga. He was a realized yogi who reformed many concepts and principles of yoga so as to be understood by the modern mind easily.

For more information on the technique and practice of yoga nidra, we will soon publish another post with further details.

Kind regards
Acharya vinay

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Salt salt salt... It certainly went through a lot in the history of the world. In ancient times salt was a highly prized commodity with an exchange rate equal to gold. In today's world however, it is one of the cheapest condiments, and one that we certainly overuse. Today's post will dig into one of salt's main components: sodium. 

 

Sodium is an electrolyte absolutely necessary for human survival. Our bodies need it to maintain the right balance of fluids, transmit nerve impulses, and contract and relax muscles.

 

The average American consumes more than twice the recommended amount of 2/3 tsp of sodium per day. In excess that can become toxic. High sodium intake puts us at risk of coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, sleeping issues and excess weight. According to scientists at the University of Delaware, high salt intake may impair the inner lining of blood vessels, increase arterial stiffness, weaken the heart and kidney function, and interfere with sympathetic nervous system. 

 

Food manufacturers use salt for flavor, color, texture, and to extend shelf life. The highest sources of sodium are found in processed and packaged foods such as frozen dinners, pizza, cold cuts and cured meats, sandwiches, crackers, breads, rolls, cookies, chips, soups, sauces as well as in fast foods and restaurant meals. 

 

 

Why too much salt is bad for us? 

 

- causes water retention,

- causes high blood pressure - sodium is one of the key players in regulating blood pressure, 

- can lead to bone loss - too much sodium causes our body to excrete calcium through urine, 

- kidney disease due to high blood pressure which causes damage to small vessels in the kidneys, 

- stomach cancer - salt is believed to increase the growth of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori), a bacteria which is linked to higher risk of stomach cancer, 

- weight gain (it changes the way your body metabolizes fat by increasing insulin production,) 

- it's addictive (research shows that consuming a lot of salt triggers the release of dopamine, the reward hormone),

- eating a lot of salty foods increases cravings,

- increases thirst. 

 

What can we do about all this? 

 

 

Tune in for part 2 (coming next week) on how to reduce sodium intake in your diet. 

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
All the successful people I've met have something in common:
 
They took steps to change the old pattern, rather than remaining a prisoner of the pattern.
 
Let me explain.
 
If you are not where you want to be, then whoever you're being and whatever you're doing clearly isn't working. Right? I hope we agree on the bare evidence, at least.
 
So if you don't make massive change to how you operate, it doesn't seem very logical or reasonable that things would change... correct?
 
The difference between people who succeed and people who keep recreating what they know, is that successful people recognize that they can't use their current circumstances as an excuse for not changing, because they created their current circumstances by doing / being / thinking how they've done / been / thought.
 
We are not 'to blame' for everything in our projection, but we are 'at the cause', meaning our reality is constructed in response to us.
 
So let's apply this practically, with a common-place example..:
 
If you aren't making change because you're saying that you 'can't afford it', does it make much sense to you to continue operating the same way, given that those methods made you broke?!
 
I KNOW it's scary to release money.
I KNOW it's scary to consider debt.
I KNOW it's scary to take a leap of faith.
I KNOW it's scary to invest in yourself.
 
I, and everyone else who's done it, KNOW how nerve-wracking it is.
 
But you know what's even more scary?
Staying in the same situation for the next 20yrs.
 
When I hired my first coach (10yrs ago now) I had just moved in with my abusive boyfriend because I couldn't make my mortgage payments. I sold everything I owned and took out a credit card to cover the bill
 
True story: I phoned Tony Robbins Companies from under a dining room table in the foetal position. I couldn't even afford the toll-call, let alone the coach, but what I said to the person who picked up was: 'I don't even really know what a coach does, but you have to help me.'
 
You don't have to get to the point of a breakdown to breakthrough... but if you're going to break down, you may as well break through... ;)
 
That was the start of my re-wiring, and it was worth every penny. I've been travelling the world living my dreams for the last 2.5yrs after I finally packed in my exec career back in 2016, and I've not been without support since. Right now I'm working with 4 different coaches and THEY ARE THE REASON I can afford them.
 
They up level my identity to the person that has what I want.
They call my on my BS.
They don't let me fun fear or victim patterns when I'm moving fast.
They hold my hand when I have to do a scary thing.
They celebrate my wins with me.
They teach me phenomenal strategy.
They illuminate my psychological blindspots.
 
SO.
 
Here's a thought for you to mull over:
We invest in ourselves to the level we believe we deserve.
 
Where have you been discounting your worth up until now? Drop me a comment and let me know all of your feels <3
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Even though the holidays are a few weeks behind us, you may still be experiencing the side effects of all the celebrations including feeling heavy, bloated and stuffed. 

These 6 simple, delicious, inexpensive and easily accessible superfoods will help you bounce back and feel better right away. 

Ok, so what are those debloating superstars? 

 

Parsley

Parsley is one of the best foods to help support and detoxify the liver. Compounds in parsley can help kill some bad bacteria and cause the liver to secrete bile, which is the key player in breaking down fat. 

 

Add freshly chopped parsley to smoothies, soups, salads, sauces, dips, dressings and sprinkle on food before serving. 

 

Fennel

Fennel is a miracle debloater. Fennel tea is my favorite beverage to drink on the first day of my period. It not only reduces bloating, fennel acts as an antispasmodic, relieving cramping. I also love fennel essential oil. I rub it in my abdomen when I feel bloated and always carry it with me when I fly or travel.

 

To make a refreshing and highly effective debloating tonic combine hot fennel tea with fresh ginger slices (let it steep for at least 15 minutes) and freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

 

 

Lemon 

Quercetin in lemons is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Lemons also help to detoxify the liver and that's why I always recommend my clients to start their day with warm water with lemon to help move things along. 

 

Besides lemon water, my favorite use of lemons is to squeeze them over steamed broccoli. 

 

 

Cucumbers

 

Cucumbers are 95% water which makes them an ideal hydrating and cooling food. They are anti-inflammatory, low in calories and high in fiber making them a wonderful choice for digestive health. 

 

If you don't enjoy cucumbers in your salads or as a snack, you can easily blend them into a smoothie. 

 

 

 

Mint 

Mint has been one of the most well-knows plants that help support a healthy digestive tract. There is nothing better than a hot cup of mint tea to settle the stomach after a heavy meal or even food poisoning. Research that shows mint may help relieve IBS by soothing pain from inflammation in the GI tract. 

 

Mint can be enjoyed in teas but also added to salads and smoothies. It adds a great boost of flavor. 

 

 

 

Ginger 

 

Ginger is another old remedy that acts as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and a root that supports digestion of foods. Ginger essential oil is another oil I use on the first day of my period. It helps with stomach discomfort and cramps. Besides rubbing it into my abdomen I make tea with it from fresh ginger slices (and fennel, and lemon). 

 

 

Want to make a debloating smoothie? Here's my favorite recipe. 

 

 

Additional tips to help with bloating: 

 

  • Increase your water intake (aim for half of your body weight in oz). 

  • Remove any fizzy drinks from your diet (including zero calorie ones). 

  • Avoid any sugar alcohols (they can be found in most protein supplements, protein bars, protein shakes and low calorie/low sugar foods). 

  • Monitor your fiber intake - too much or too little can be as troublesome. Aim for about 25 g of fiber per day. 

  • Reduce sodium intake (high sodium diet causes water retention and increases blood pressure). 

  • Exercise regularly. 

  • Eat slowly and mindfully, chewing your food thoroughly before swallowing. 

 

Did you enjoy this article? Make sure you share it with friends and family members who can benefit from reading it. 

Do you have any questions? You can email me here

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Reposted Rose's post.

Times are shifting like never before. Timelines are collapsing, the veils are thinning and we are becoming more aware and remembering who we are. Our senses are heightening and we are connecting in deeper ways. 

The old ways no longer work and everything is backwards. What always made logical sense no longer makes any sense and what didn't make sense before seems to be the path we are being drawn to now. We are now realizing the old ways no longer work. We are no longer bound to all things traditional or the old belief systems. Time to challenge the old status quo. Time to allow ourselves to trust our own intuitive guidance, pave our own way, look beyond the surface and jump off the band wagon. This is deeper than the new age movements or fads. We are beyond that aesthetic commercialized cookie cutter hippy/spiritual wave we see now on social media and in every yoga studio on every corner (not that there is anything wrong with yoga itself. I love yoga and it's amazing. I hope you understand I'm just making a point). 

I am a Holistic Practitioner myself and there are times it's hard to separate myself from the cluster of new age movements but I serve humanity with the intent that those who are looking deeper and not interested in just another energy worker, sound therapist, intuitive mentor, etc., will find me with the assistance of our great Universe, God, Source, etc..

There is so much more going on behind the surface but most cannot get passed what the see right in front of them in the 3D world of social media, TV, News, etc.. Its an easy distraction from being present and from connecting on deeper levels within. It draws our mind and our eyes outward and we go into auto pilot. We just become zombies going through the motions and continue the repeating patterns of day to day life. We miss out on so much. 

We all do this as we are human but the difference is that some of us are aware of it and can rise above it. We came here to awaken, raise consciousness as we become conscious ourselves. We are here to shatter those old believe systems and old programming that have kept us enslaved for so long. The new paradigm does not permit those old ways. 

The challenge for us all is whether we are willing to shed those old ways and remember who we really are. Are we willing to allow ourselves to question everything we've ever known? Are we willing to shatter our own comfort zone and allow ourselves to fully emerge from our slumber and step into the unknown and clear the way for a new paradigm full of fresh new life? It's a rebirth like we've never known. We weren't born to conform to the old ways or compromise ourselves like generations before us. We came here to break the cycles. We are what we've been waiting for. We are the change. 

This is an exciting time for us. We got this. We are here to make universal history. We are the ascension pioneers. It won't be a perfect or easy process but we can and will move those mountains if this is what we choose to accept for ourselves and for the good of those we serve through our work. Everything weexperience reflects in our work. It's a ripple effect. We make an impact on the collective consciousness as we are all connected. Our frequency/energy is a calling card and has an effect on all we do, all those we connect with. 

I accept the task as I am not here to be like everyone else. I'm not just another energy worker, Reiki Practitioner, Intuitive Guide/Mentor, Intuitive Reader, etc., or what ever titles & labels there are out there. I'm here pave a new way and be the vessel the Universe needs to do what needs to be done. It may make me the outcast or the oddball in a world where everyone likes to wear matching outfits but I'm good with that. wink

Much love to you all and happy 11.11.11!!! laughing

www.quantumlucidity.weebly.com

 

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Bio-Energetic Resonance (BER) uses bio-energetic technology and bio-feedback (Muscle Testing) to assist the body in healing itself by reducing stressors and supporting cellular homeostasis.
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For anyone who has tried to study for an exam or take a test of any kind I'm sure that it's no surprise that anxiety scrambles your brain making learning hard. Over the last 10 years it has been concerning for me as I have witnessed the level of stress and anxiety rise among students and young people. High school and college students and even middle school and grade school students are under extreme pressure to perform well in school in preparation for acceptance to college. The levels of stress, anxiety, fear and depression in our children truly is frightening.

The good news is that the students that I meet in my office and online all report to me that they benefit from hypnosis for anxiety and hypnosis for academic performance. What's fun for me is that students are natural at hypnosis and easy learn self-hypnosis for stress management and use academic performance hypnosis.


How your brain becomes hardwired for fear. 


The problem is that most of the fears that we imagine never happen. For some people, the imagining of these fears becomes chronic - leading to anxiety and even panic attacks. Hypnosis for stress and anxiety can help you to be mindful and know that in the moment you are safe and OK. So whether it’s imagined stress or fear Hypnotherapy can help you to create new responses and remain calm in those exams or in any situations you may face. At the Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center you can learn hypnosis to hardwire happiness, Calmness and relaxation and to unhook the old feelings of fear and negativity.

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Move over Lamaze. Hypnobirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of child labor.

The phone rang at 7:30 a.m. and I stumbled out of bed, bleary eyed and eight months pregnant, to find a message from Dan Gilman: his wife Laura Beth was in labor. I had never met the Gilmans, but they had generously invited me to witness the birth of their third child. They were using a pain control technique I was learning myself: Hypnobirthing.

I quickly organized a trip to the birthing center in Danbury, Connecticut, but just one hour after Dan's call, before I'd even made it out of New York City, Mitchell Gilman made it into the world.

When I spoke to her a week later, Laura Beth was apologetic. I was ecstatic. She was living proof of what hypnobirthing proponents kept telling me - that mothers who use this method of self-hypnosis to give birth in a trance like, deeply relaxed state often enjoy miraculously short labors. "He came out 28 minutes after my waters broke." Laura Beth told me. "And I was not in pain. I was able to really relax."

I wasn't an easy convert to hypnobirthing. For a start, hypnosis made me think of a traveling showman inducing an audience member to dance like a chicken. On top of that, my mother, her mother, every mother I'd ever met had drummed into me that child birth was agony. Pain free labor? Yeah, right. But my husband Alex - a doctor who sniggered every time my prenatal yoga video urged me to open up like a lotus blossom - was hypnobirthing's unlikely champion.

As a scientist, he embraced the logic of hypnobirthing: if women are terrified of childbirth, the fight or flight reflex kicks in once the contractions start. This reflex shuts down organs that are nonessential to fighting and fleeing, including the uterus. With reduced blood flow, the uterus cramps, causing pain. If women could relax, the theory goes, they would experience no pain, have more effective contractions and therefore a shorter labor.

Marie Monogan, 71, a Concord, New Hampshire, hypnotherapist, invented the technique and has taught it at her institute since 1989. When I told her I was afraid of failing at hypnobirthing, Monogan gave me simple advice: "Trust your body and your baby. They know what to do."

Alex and I signed up for private lessons with hypnobirthing teacher Suzanne Fremon. At first, I found it incredibly hard to clear my mind and relax. Expecting to find an alley in Alex, I vented after the first session about the silliness of imagining myself floating on rainbow clouds of mist. "Don't focus on the language," Alex said, sounding for all the world like a New Ager instead of a neurologist. "Focus on the intent." After a few weeks of practice on the subway, I could get to the end of taped 15 minute exercises and have no recollection of the of the train's having stopped. In our third of five sessions, Fremon pinched me while I was deeply relaxed. I felt nothing. When I was alert again, she pinched me as hard as before. I pulled away. Ouch!

Dr. Lorne Campbell Sr., an upstate New York family practitioner and clinical professor of family medicine, introduced hypnobirthing to his practice four years ago. Since then, he says, his C-section rate has dropped from 25% to 1%, and none of his more than 200 hypnobirthing patients have ever requested analgesic drugs during labor.

Word is slowly spreading; Mongan has trained more than 1,700 people in 15 years. At the start, most were hypnotherapists and midwives. Now, about half are doctors and nurses. "This is not fringe or alternative," she says. "The more doctors and nurses see this, the more they realize it's no fluke."

Sadly, I didn't get to prove that point to my doctor - our son was a breech baby and delivered by caesarean section. But the hypnobirthing lessons were not in vain: they helped me cope when two anesthesiologists made six attempts at inserting my spinal bloc for surgery, and I was able to relax through the post-surgical pain with a minimum of medication. Four months later, when our son finally falls asleep each night, I know just how to relax and swiftly follow suit."

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