Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The art of Super-Relaxation: exhale Relax let go of the past breath technique!

The art of Super-Relaxation: Freedom from Pain Exhale and let go of the past Technique. An excellent prep for meditation and helps with weight loss! This is from the book, "How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality" by Paramhansa Yogananda

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Yogoda Bicep recharger

Yogoda Bicep recharger in Paramhansa Yogananda's Yogoda exercises. Many modern gyms and workout research has shown that maximum loading of a muscle for short periods of time with few repetitions yields great muscle growth, reduces tension, reduces pain, and increases flexibility. Yogananda discovered these principles in 1920. He said  that, while observing a tiger in possession of great strength, they also extremely flexible. Observing them tensing and stretching to a vibrating point and trying it himself he saw removed residual tension and gave great strength. In addition, in many oriental tradition bicep strength and large intestine health are inter related. So in your biceps are getting weak, it is likely time to cleanse and tone your intestinal track.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Egg drop Miso Soup with Seaweed to strengthen body and digestive energy

This soup tastes good, is easy to make and helps build digestive power and body connective tissue because of the B vitamins in nutritional yeast, the iodine in seaweed and ginger/miso in the ingredients:
1 TBL coconut oil
1 TBL Nutritional Yeast
1/8 tsp ginger power can do more
1 TBL Kombu pieces
1 egg beaten
1 tsp Miso

Friday, April 21, 2017

Yoga of the hand for security

Yoga of the hand for security & anxiety remedy from Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings and Jiro Murai

Hatha yoga more accurately, Ha - tha or Sun - Moon yoga refers to the currents flowing on the right and left side of the body respectively. 

Paramhansa Yogananda said the fingers relate to the Chakra’s and that the thumb relates to the 1st Chakra the solid or Earth Center (the Muladhara). This is where feeling of security, loyalty and stability originate. Also, on a deeper level, control over solid objects.
Also in his Autobiography of a Yogi he quotes: “Krishna, India’s greatest prophet, in a stanza of the Bhagavad Gita:Offering inhaling breath into the outgoing breath, and offering the outgoing breath into the inhaling breath, the yogi neutralizes both these breaths; he thus releases the life force from the heart and brings it under his control.”*(2) The interpretation is: “The yogi arrests decay in the body by an addition of life force, and arrests the mutations of growth in the body by apan (eliminating current). Thus neutralizing decay and growth, by quieting the heart, the yogi learns life control.”

That is a lot to digest! So what happens if we experiment and simply hold the left thumb with the right hand and breathe with equal breaths head to toe and toe to head?

Try it for 6-12 equal breaths and then hold the right thumb with the left hand for 6-12 equal breaths. How do you feel?

This self help technique is shared in Jin Shin Jyutsu that originated in India. It is said this is similar to one of the technique practiced by Gautama the Buddha. According to Buddhist scriptures, the Buddha reached enlightenment in Bihar India after meditating for 3 days and nights under a Bodhi tree.

This technique was rediscovered along with remapping energy flows throughout the body by Jiro Murai who titled his discovery Jin Shin Jyutsu => Man, Spirit, the Creative art. 

If you feel some change and a sense of peace, calmness or security, you may want to try deepening it with an affirmation such as:

The treasury of the Infinite is mine, for its wealth is energy, and I am energy!

Do it first in a loud voice for the conscious mind, softer and then a whisper for  the subconscious mind and silently to reach the superconscious mind.

What do you feel? I feel a sense inner support, stability and loyalty not related to an outer source. 

Pain-free Strength and Flexibility is your birthright. Claim it!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dehydration Warning! Winter is kidney and bladder cleansing time/Are you getting leg cramps?

Dehydration Warning! Winter is kidney and bladder cleansing time/Are you getting leg cramps?

In Oriental medicine winter is kidney and bladder Life Force cleansing time and many of my clients are coming in dehydrated with sore kidney/bladder points in feet and calves. Warm, clearish liquids such as decaf green tea, brothy soup such as miso with seaweed - careful - not too many minerals or too much salt as the kidneys are cleansing and extra minerals may not help and can actually decrease vitality. Yet some person do need the minerals, so try step by step to see what helps you.

This can also result in cold feet - part of the fight and flight response. Extremities get less blood in fight and flight because they are most likely to be injured so the body reduces flow via muscle tension in the little muscles around the capillaries and the bigger muscles as time goes on in fight and flight then they lock. This give very sore very tight calves. Many chronic diseases have this as a symptom.

A small amount of peanut oil rubbed into the calves can also help with muscle soreness.

After a warm/hot shower, a cool/cold rinse on calves can break up the muscle tension that reduces blood flow and causes cramping. An ice cube rubbed into the calves can also help to break up residual tension and help blood flow to the feet. The body must be thoroughly warmed before trying this. 

The bladder meridian starts on the bridge of the nose and goes over the top of the head, so headaches are also associated with dehydration in this way. Along with eye issues.

Life Force is most active in the Bladder from 3-5:00 pm and the Kidney from 5-7:00 pm and in the winter/rainy months. These are key times to increase water intake and, for many persons, also electrolytes. Chewing your water and any liquid will mix it with amylase; a digestive enzyme found only in saliva that will dramatically increase waters absorptivity and bio-availability. 


Finally, each tooth pair top and bottom has a meridian associated with it. So if you are having issues with a particular organ, check the tooth and for scars. Here is a website with a chart to show which teeth are involved. http://www.meridiantoothchart.com/tooth_charts.html