20 Feb 2012
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, holistic health, mind-body health
Tags: Alzheimer's disease, breakfast, breath, breathe, chewing, demyelination, dreams, eating, illness, imbalance, intuitive, Kapha, loved ones, meditation, monks, neurons, nourishment, nuns, osteoporosis, protein, senses, skin, slowing down, stability, stomach, the five elements, Vata, wake up, worry, wrinkles
Have you ever experienced the slowing down of time? -those moments when minutes seem to collide and seconds are infinitely longer than the breaths you take? The slowing down of time can sneak up on you, catch you off guard when you were busy tumbling through the race of tasks and deadlines. A moment of illness can bring your awareness back into your body. A moment when you are told that a loved one’s life is measured can shock you awake. And you move into molasses, your life frighteningly more still than before.
Can you and do you have the courage to stand still? To feel all the emotions that beckon to awaken you? Do you need a significant, frightening moment to make you slow down or will you take the time to enjoy and be in every moment? More
08 Nov 2011
in Ayurvedic herbs, Ayurvedic Medicine, healing, health, holistic health, mind-body health, psychological health, stress, trauma, Yoga
Tags: abhyanga, body movements, emotional trauma, energetic nature of body, energetics of herbs, fascia, injury, massage, meditation, muscles, nasya, physical memory, physical trauma, shirodhara, snehana, tension, Yoga asanas
If you have ever dealt with a physical injury perhaps you can remember how areas of your body compensated to deal with the injured part. If you had a knee injury maybe you limped for some time, one side of your body becoming stronger, tension and aches resulting in some areas while other areas became more flexible. This is what happens with a physical injury. What about an emotional one?
photo credit: Annak, 2bemag
Body structure changes with both physical as well as emotional trauma. With a physical injury, though apparently local, a systemic effect results with changes in neural activity, blood and lymph flow, and muscular contraction. Since the body acts as a unified whole, collectively responding to injury, any minute change will have a profound effect on the structural function of all aspects of the body.
When an emotional trauma exists, the body likewise responds in this manner. More
26 Sep 2011
in cancer, chronic illness, electromagnetism, healing, healing systems, health, meditation, mental health, mind-body connection, mind-body health, miracles, physics
Tags: cancer, chronic illness, electromagnetism, healing, health, meditation, mind-body connection, mind-body health, miracles, paralysis
The mind-body connection. How far connected is it exactly and what does this mean?
photo credit: tejiendoelmundo
Many have heard the wonder stories of people who have miraculously cured themselves of cancer, even recovered from paralysis. What has your reaction been? Amazement? Wonder? Hope? Disbelief? –even anger? For an individual living in relative health the stories are often just stories. For those struggling with a chronic illness or condition or having watched someone else do so, the mind may see-saw from one of enthusiastic inspiration to frustrated despair. More