Peace and Blessings,
Hello Redding and Beyond....Lets get you more into your body and out of your head. The life path of yoga is one in which you begin a deep relationship with yourself, your higher self, your God Self. It is a path that takes commitment and practice. You are a sacred temple. You deserve to know the love and joy of the universe that God created. You are that. Today I had a conversation with a gentleman about learning to relax your muscles through meditation. He didn't understand..and I explained to him it's possible and that it didn't start that way for me..it started with Yoga and exploring my body with BEING in my body and enjoying the release and relaxation that comes from yoga. Then I began meditation of stillness and focused thought. Then I married the two together...and formed the third understanding that the body is made of energy and we can direct our thoughts to our body for healing. We have to think of the body like a 3-D imaging. We are 3-D. So Yoga is a meditation, if you so choose it to be. Anything can be a meditation...as long as you intend to focus your awareness. Yoga is a meditation into the body..a deep reverence for the sacred temple that you are. The stretching is the pathway for a deeper awareness of release and letting go that happens when we bring our meditative state to the practice of "asana" or yoga poses. It is possible to sit with your own tenseness and to travel into it with a meditative awareness and intention to release it through thought, through visualization, through awareness. The body will hear you...in fact the whole body is connected to every thought you think. Lets hope you are thinking how wonderful you are, how wonderful it feels to let go...to let go of any other thought other than the being-ness of your moment to moment enjoyment of stretching out of tightness and into surrender. It is all within you. Now.
Peace and Blessings,
If you read my website or know me personally you know and understand my passion and deep desire to help people heal themselves, relieve stress and feel healthy. Recently in the last month or so I have been dealing with a serious health concern that had me really look at the food I was putting into my body. I was already eating pretty healthy and was still having some health issues. There is a huge body of work that supports how gluten really affects the body/mind. I went off of gluten/wheat 2 weeks ago. I wasn't eating a ton of it, but the little I was eating was still affecting me. Since the 2 weeks I can say I feel amazing, my body/mind have so much clarity. A clarity I noticed wasn't there before. I would notice my brain felt a bit a foggy each time I ate wheat/gluten.
In addition I have noticed that after years of doing massage many healing insights are gained from my massage sessions with clients. I am in the process of writing a more in depth article, so for now I will share a lil bit of what has occurred to me and through me as a result of going off gluten and cutting out all processed food, dairy and meat out of my diet. Sugar and I pretty much parted ways a while ago. A bigger process of my own healing literally guided me into these realizations and I share them with a deep knowledge and reverence for helping people feel good, inside and out. So when I say you are what you eat, I mean it because I experience it myself and I also see it and feel it when I massage clients. I offer this little bit in hopes that it will spark a greater awareness in the food/drink that people are eating and drinking. Much love!
Welcome to the food journey that is you
You are what you eat. Literally. All that you eat and drink gets processed and digested into life giving nutrients and energy to run your body /mind. There is no separation between what you eat/drink and you. So it makes sense to eat food that is truly healthy and organic. Your body is a temple. Food is meant to nurture and give nutrients and energy, an altar offering of your prayer to yourself is what you put into yourself in food and drink.
Think of it like an investment for yourself.
We come into this world as pure potential energy. We are made of this pure potential energy and it carries a vibration and frequency to it…much like a radio has different frequencies to it..so do we and so does food/drink. The more natural organic food carries a higher healthier frequency or vibration.
When you eat lower vibration food your body/mind becomes more susceptible to stress, illness and disease.
What are lower vibration foods? Anything that is processed is lower vibration. When a food has to be processed or additives and chemicals put into it takes away the natural energy giving nutrients of the food.
So lower vibration foods are things processed like breads, pastas, dairy, baked goods, meat, sweets.
Just because it says organic still does not mean is great for you because it can be organic and still be processed, still have the life giving nutrients stripped away. It can say organic pasta on it but if the pasta has been processed to white pasta, then there is very little nutritional substance in it. it’s the same with sugar any version of sugar. In fact there is nothing nutritional in sugar at all. Same thing with meat and dairy. Especially if it is processed, pasteurized dairy or non-organic meat. Yet from a vibrational energy scale...meat and dairy are low on the vibration scale, they take a tremendous amount of energy for your body to digest, even in organic form.
To be continued....just some food for thought for you....
Here is great article on sugar does to the body excerpted from a wonderful book called Sugar Blues
Here is a great little article if you want to study further food and energy vibration
Namaste and Blessings
Therapeutic Massage in Redding, CA.
Remember in yoga class...you are not in competition with anyone....including yourself. Drop into your body, drop into your being and learn the art of inner seeing...from this place you learn how to honor your heart, your poses, your breath and to feel that divine flow of energy for you. There is no where to be but here and now feeling into your muscles, your tissues, your breath space. So just because someone next to you might be a 'gumby' or a 'pretzel'....remember your body and your awareness are up to you, and even a yoga teacher can not give you that inside of yourself. Yoga is not a quick fix..it a path of focus into yourself to unwind and find the deeper parts of your being of your relaxation and of your own bliss....♥