Not many diet infomercials excite me nowadays. Probably because I have learned that there really is no short cut or miracle supplement people can eat, chew, and drink or rub on that will melt fat and get rid of body weight. Well, not in the most optimally healthy manner, anyways. Or is there? Maybe if there was a weight loss aid out there that people can sprinkle on their fried, fat and fast food that would just help people drop 30lbs in six months. . . Wait. What’s the 1-800 numbers on that infomercial again? I have just got to learn more about this amazing product!
Success in meditation means letting go, and letting go means we do not judge our meditation by the subjective experience within the practice. Instead, we look for results within our daily lives.
Do we feel more calm, more relaxed, less reactive and more energized?
Can we meet demands gracefully?
And, do we notice greater levels of sustained happiness?
These are some of the measures of success in meditation. They happen incrementally and spontaneously.
I never really paid attention to the amazing luxury of toilet paper until I traveled abroad to Asia for a few years and realized that to most of the Chinese people, if you are out in public and need to use the restroom, you better be prepared and equipped with (1) money to use public restrooms and (2) your own toilet paper. In Japan and other parts of the world, they have bidets and wash cloths to hygienically clean yourself after bowel movements. I think it is very important to bring attention to the topic of toilet paper because it not only may be a cause of skin rashes and inflammation (as a symptom of an allergic reaction to the dyes, fragrances and preservatives used in the manufacturing of the toilet paper), the soft, white and plush tissues are a detriment to our environment, as well.
It should not surprise any woman that 9 out of every 10 of us have had Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms which may include: aches, pains, emotional stress, abdominal bloating, acne, anxiety, backache, breast swelling and tenderness, cramps, depression, intense food cravings, dizzy or fainting spells, fatigue, headaches, nausea, insomnia, altered sex drive, swelling of the fingers and ankles, and personality changes such as drastic mood swings, outbursts of anger, violence and sadness (yes, an extensive and exhaustive list)! But keep your chin up ladies and walk away from those donut holes and fried onion rings! There are many great natural ways to beat the PMS blues; including changing the foods we eat. From a nutrition stand point, the foods we consume, and (on a greater holistic scale) our general lifestyles have tremendous effects on whether or not women experience those monthly symptoms and the severity, as well.
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Acupuncture is beneficial for everyone. You do not need anything wrong with your health in order to receive acupuncture.
Acupuncture’s notoriety is for the treatment of musculo-skeletal pain. At treatment centers such as Elements in Harmony, the focus on Balance Method acupuncture is practiced. Their patients feel a 10-100% improvement of pain within six seconds of needles being placed in the body. Acupuncture intentions are for long-term results and people who use acupuncture have a high success rate in the prevention of surgery. Some of the types of pain that the Elements in Harmony Clinic encounters are:
•Sciatica/low back pain
•Neck and shoulder pain and tightness
•Carpel tunnel syndrome
•We also strengthen the body for pre-operative conditions and assist with speeding up the recovery process after surgery.
In meditation, we are training our mind to do something different. The sound of our mantra causes us to forget what we are doing, rather than making it tenacious. Tenacity means holding on. Instead, it makes us let go, and the first thing we let go of is the mantra itself. We know the mantra is working, and that we are using it correctly, when we forget that simple instruction to repeat it. In that way, we must first learn to allow ourselves to forget it. To be OKAY with it. Meditation is the art of allowing, and the art of forgetting.
Since the early Babylonian days, circa 5000 BC and Egyptian empires circa 3150 BC, people have been healing and living well with fermented foods. With names such as fermented and cultured, many foods that bathe and marinate in bacteria that are reproduced on the foods, are extremely good for you! Though this does not sound the most squeaky-white-floors-clean, these beneficial bacteria in turn, convert carbohydrates to either alcohol (beer, wine, yeast leavened bread) or to organic acids (cheese, yogurt, tempeh). When certain foods soak in their own bacterial juices for a long period of time (weeks at a time), the bacteria actually enhances an already highly nutritious food, creating good for you probiotics, vitamin b’s and digestive enzymes, to name a few. Let’s look into ways fermented foods are good for the body and some of the best fermented foods to eat.
9 out of every 10 women have had Premenstrual Syndromes (PMS) which may include: aches, pains, emotional stress, abdominal bloating, acne, anxiety, backache, breast swelling and tenderness, cramps, depression, intense food cravings, dizzy or fainting spells, fatigue, headaches, nausea, insomnia, altered sex drive, swelling of the fingers and ankles, and personality changes such as drastic mood swings, outbursts of anger, violence and sadness that can lead to depression. But keep your chin up ladies and walk away from those donut holes and fried onion rings! The foods we eat and our general lifestyles have great effects on whether or not we experience those monthly symptoms and how severe we feel them, as well.
Each time we practice our meditation, we practice surrender to the moment. By surrendering to the moment, we are in effect embracing uncertainty. We let go completely, trusting that in the larger picture, Nature knows best how to organize. In this way, we can consider each meditation sitting pure research, with a mindset open to all possibilities.
Conversely, when we try to control our practice by attempting to recreate a past experience, by reaching for a particular ideal, by commanding the mind into silence or even trying to control the tempo or pronunciation of our mantra, we are inserting effort into our practice. Effort in meditation is indicative of an underlying resistance to what is actually going on, and that resistance invariably yields an unsatisfactory experience.