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Yoga Ups Your Personal Chi

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Yoga postures known as Pranayama will up your personal chi and reduce your stress no matter what is happening in your life. Studies conducted at the Kaleida Health Millard Hospital in Buffalo, New York, reinforces previous findings that suggest that pranayama can help to lower blood pressure. Mental or physical stress basically results in faster breathing, a more rapid heart rate and constriction of blood vessels. This combination makes your heart work harder and your blood pressure rise.
Give yourself the gift of doing pranayama daily. The benefits are so great to your mental and physical system that you will never regret doing this.
What a great present to give yourself for the New Year!


Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Practice postures that include proper breathing. By practicing these postures your blood is oxygenated and your physical strength and unanxious living and relaxation is sustained. Relaxation is believe to cause the hypothalmus to respond. That is believed to cause a decrease in your sympathetic system arousal.That results in a more relaxed and patient you. It also results in less muscle tension. Breathing the right way is a tool to enable you to face life’s challenges and cope with them better.As you feel better about yourself you are able to interact with your environment in a more meaningful way.

Relax and Release Tension

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

In order to live a balanced life you need to find quiet time to relax and reflect on positive things in your life. You need time to be silent and contemplate as well as time to be active and joyful.Taking time to do this can not only up your energy but will improve your mood as well. Give yourself the gift of taking time out to relax and meditate on all that is good in the universe and your life. You are worth it!
Make a promise to yourself that you will take some time each day to be quiet and thankful for all the blessings in your life! Taking this time will help you to recharge your own batteries and will give you a new outlook to see the things that need to be accomplished, with the bonus of renewed energy to do it!

The Need to Retreat

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

There are times when the pressures of daily living become overwhelming. That is the time that you need to take some time for yourself and retreat. You might tell me that you work from home and it is difficult to create a space for yourself to retreat to when the pressures of daily living overcome you.
Going into nature or beautiful surroundings provides the ideal backdrop for a retreat. However that is not always possible or feasable for many.

If there are many times that it is impossible to physically move yourself from your surrroundings to seek a quiet place, you can still take a moment and center yourself and breathe deeply. You might just want to follow your breath and the rhthym of your heartbeats in order to find that sacred space and personal sanctuary that exists within you. Remember that you can find the peace within you no matter what!

Giving The Gift of Yourself

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

As the New Year approaches you may be assessing your own life and your own purpose on this earth.Perhaps you are thinking of ways to be of help to others.You may be thinking of extending yourself in a compassionate way to others. You are a strong and caring person who has alot to offer others.Honor your thoughts about doing some service for others without any accolades or expectations for doing this. Become aware of the fact that helping others has great value, and can impact many lives in a positive way.

As you are pondering about helping others know that one way to help is comforting others in difficult times. Showing compassion and love to others can provide great comfort as they navigate through life’s challenges. Sooner or later everyone experiences difficult times. Your inner strength can be of support to others and help them to feel strong again. When people feel supported and cared for they can move through distress easier. Let others know that you are there for them, and it will bolster their spirits and help them with dealing with their cares and difficulties. By setting an intention toward helping others you are becoming a powerful compassionate force in their lives. It also has a rippling effect. As others do the same, you are helping to uplift the cares of those on the planet one by one.

Where Can I Find True Beauty??

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Beauty that is true speaks to you boldly or quietly.Look at the soft symphoney of colors that the sunsrise provides. Then compare that to the brash power of a storm at sea. Think of the quiet smile of a child that you love and compare that beauty to the brilliance of fireworks. Think of the calming scent of beautiful flowers and then compare that beauty to a marvelous symphoney playing loud yet passionate sounds.

Depending on your personal preference you can find beauty in the colors that you resonate with. You can also find beauty in scents, flavors and textures. Beauty can be found in an old barn that is loved and treasured by its owner. It can also be found in a boat that is revered by another. You can find beauty everywhere. You just need to take the time and the patience to really look for it.

Know Thyself

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Why do you think it is important to get to know yourself well? Perhaps you are asking yourself about why this is necessary to do. If you are, there are many reasons why knowing yourself can help you in every area of your life. It is certainly worth the investment you make as this is by far one of the best investments that you can make. When you get to know yourself you invest in the most important relationship that you will ever have. That is the relationship you have with yourself. With this investment you become aware of your desires needs and hopes and dreams. Then you can have confidence in all your relationships because you know who you really are and what you really want out of life. This intimacy that you create with yourself will create clear and honest communication in all your relationships with others and will create richer relationships as well. As you know who you really are, this honesty when communicating with those people in your life will not only be more meaningful but more authentic.