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Plants That Attract Positive Energy

Apart from being good home décor accessories, many plants actually improve the flow of positive energy in the space and give you a sense of well-being every day.

7 Plants that attract Positive Energy

You can reduce the negative energy by adding some specific plants to your home or office. This will not only benefit you but also other people around you.

Lucky Bamboo

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If you wish to bring health, love and luck to your life, lucky bamboo (Dracaena braunii) is one indoor plant that you should have at home. This plant has been used for thousands of years in Asia as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.

According to feng shui, the vertical shape of this tall, green plant represents the element wood. This element influences our life energy, vitality and physical activity.

The plant’s stalks resemble bamboo, and the leaves are similar in shape.

Lucky bamboo is a very low-maintenance plant. Place it in a corner of a room that has low lighting and away from direct sunlight, preferably the east or southeast corner. Keep it in a glass bowl with about 1 inch of distilled or purified water.

Keep the bamboo stalks to odd numbers as they are considered to be most lucky.

Note: As the bamboo plant belongs to the Dracaena family, it is toxic to dogs and cats.

Money Plant

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Epipremnum aureum is a beautiful plant and also known as golden pothos, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, silver vine and taro vine.

According to feng shui, this plant produces a positive energy flow that attracts good luck and fortune. This is why it is recommended to put this plant inside the house rather than in your garden.

Plus, it helps purify air polluted with synthetic chemicals from furniture and cleaning solutions. It filters the indoor air and increases oxygen inflow.

A perennial, this plant can be grown as either a trailer or a climber. It has heart-shaped leaves, needs little maintenance and is incredibly easy to propagate.

Always try to place a money plant in front of a sharp corner or angle. This position helps reduce anxiety and stress as well as negative thoughts. However, avoid placing it in the northeast corner as well as along the north and east walls of your house.

It is believed that the plant’s shoot should point upward to bring you wealth and prosperity.

 

Sage

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This herb contains incredible cleansing qualities and has the ability to help bid adieu to negative vibes.

It can be used to get rid of negative emotions, such as anger and fear, from your life. It also promotes the flow of positive energy in your home and office.

In North America, there is a tradition called smudging, where people burn white sage bundles to get rid of negative energy.

It is believed that when done with the right intent and respect, smudging greatly helps boost positive energy in you and the place around you.

A pot of sage by the window will make your house smell great. You can also use the leaves to improve your health, as they contain antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, hypoglycemic and estrogenic properties.

This plant can add splashes of green color to brighten up a dull spot in your house or office. However, do not place it in areas that are very dry or have low humidity.

 

Holy Basil

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Holy basil, a part of Hindu culture and Ayurvedic medicine, helps clear the air of negative energy and attracts positive vibrations to the environment.

Growing a basil plant in one’s home or garden is believed to have a spiritual healing effect on the environment. This benefits the residents of the premises in many ways.

It is one of the few plants that emit oxygen 20 hours a day and also absorbs harmful gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from the environment. You must place this plant in a north, east or northeast area of your home or garden.

Holy basil is a powerful antioxidant with antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat a variety of conditions –from the common cold to bronchitis and from a fever to digestive problems.

The plant’s tender leaves are edible. They can be consumed fresh or used to make tea. The leaves can even be used to purify water. This purified water should be sprinkled throughout your home to boost positive energy.

 

Orchid

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According to feng shui, the orchid is another potted plant that attracts positive energy. It not only improves the energy of the home, but also the lives of the owners themselves – both spiritually and physically.

Ancient Greeks associated orchids with fertility and virility, making it a great gift for newly married couples.

The long-lasting flowers are beautiful and come in different shapes and sizes to suit different types of interior décor. The sweet and pleasant fragrance of the orchid also uplifts your mood.

Orchids not only absorb carbon dioxide, they also release oxygen at night. So, a bedroom is a good place for your orchid.

Not just beautiful, they are so easy to take care of! The plants need light soil moisture to survive.

 

Peace Lily

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As the name says, you got to have this plant in your house.

The peace lily is another beautiful flowering plant that can help you prosper spiritually, mentally and physically. The glossy spiked leaves improve the flow of good energy in your home.

This plant even purifies air by breaking down and neutralizing harmful indoor gases. It can detox the indoor air of toxins like formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide.

Peace lily plants are also super easy to care for. They grow well in shaded or dark environments, hence they make a perfect addition to a basement, a small office and even a corner closet.

You can also place them in a bedroom to provide a sense of tranquility and restful sleep.

Plus, these deep green plants with gorgeous bright white blooms go with any type of interior décor.

 

Rosemary

I just love this plant in food. It is definitely my favorite herb.

Rosemary is good for your physical and mental well-being. It also aids in air purification to keep your home and office free of harmful toxins.

Plus, it offers medicinal benefits that have been used since the ancient times to treat several health problems.

It smells so incredible that it can instantly lift your mood, reduce fatigue, fight anxiety, improve your memory and treat insomnia and loss of strength. Rosemary also brings inner peace, thus it surely deserves a place in your home.

Keep rosemary in a sunny spot and do not over water it.

As a bonus, you can use the leaves to make tea whenever you please or especially when you suffer from a headache.

You can even place a few sprigs of dried rosemary in cloth bags and place them in several areas of the home to attract positive energy.

The most interesting health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, treat Alzheimer’s, heal cancer, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and protect the immune system. The herb also helps stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions.

Fresh rosemary has a very [2 high reserve of vitamins such as vitamin Avitamin Cvitamin B6, thiamin, folate, as well as minerals like magnesiumcalciumcopperiron, and manganese. It has abundant antioxidants in its phenolic compounds such as diterpene, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid, as well as in its essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, α-terpineol, and α-pinene.

The herb has high dietary fiber. It is low in cholesterol and sodium but high in saturated fats.

 

Jasmine

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Jasmine, also known as the couple’s plant, attracts positive energy and helps strengthen your relationship and build romance.

The sweet smell of jasmine helps eliminate negative energy from a room and boosts your confidence and optimism.

Additionally, its pleasant smell can help soothe your stressed mind, while providing you with a bit of refreshed energy. It even helps fight issues like mental blockage and sadness.

When growing indoors, place this beautiful plant near a south-facing window. You can enjoy it in the bedroom or any other room where you spend the most time with your partner.

You can even grow it in your garden and place it in the north, east or northeast area of your garden.

The health benefits of jasmine tea include a reduced risk of heart attack, stronger immune system, and prevention of diabetes. It prevents cancer, improves the digestive process, and lowers cholesterol levels. It has also been found to eliminate harmful bacteria and ease chronic inflammation.

Jasmine tea is not considered an “herbal tea” because it is actually a normal tea (green, white, black, or oolong) that is flavored with jasmine flowers to create the unique scent and taste.

China has a long and famed history with tea, and jasmine is one of the most popular types to emerge from this ancient nation. Jasmine tea first appeared in official records during the Song Dynasty, which ended in the 13thCentury A.D., but at that time, it was mainly reserved for royalty. It may have originally come from Persia, through India, along with the cultural exportation of Buddhism to China.

 

Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is a bearer of good luck and positive energy. The energy it releases can fight off bad luck and vibes.

It is a very easy plant to care for, making it a staple in many homes. You can place in indirect sunlight or artificial light and water it regularly. However, remember that this plant cannot tolerate standing water, so proper drainage is a must.

Aloe vera will decorate a room with quiet grace, while also doing the duty of a self-regenerating first-aid kit. From minor burns to acne, you can use the gel to treat many common skin problems.

It is recommended to place an aloe vera plant in a passageway so that it can absorb the negative energies in your home. You can also put it in your living area or in the area where you greet guests.

You can even sow an aloe vera plant in the backyard for economic stability.

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Aloe Vera has been a miracle plant for quite some time. It’s one of the rare beneficial plants that can you can use both externally and internally. It yields the same results with the same efficiency. This wonderful cactus has been a staple of ancient American medicine for quite some time. It saves many lives by curing many annoying conditions. It’s one of those eternal natural remedies that keep on helping humanity. It helps in battling annoying microbes and other infections, and always has a place in modern medicine. It is independent of the fact that how much technology advances and what point it reaches.

Many experts have concluded that aloe vera is, in fact, one of nature’s most powerful herbs. It has an incredible versatility when it comes to tackling diseases. From a plethora of vitamins and plenty of useful minerals, aloe vera has a place in every diet. It can solve any problem. To help everyone understand this often overlooked herb, we’ve decided to compile the ten best health benefits of this magical cactus. From a stronger immune system to better digestion, it seems as if this beneficial plant can do everything. It’s cheap, available and versatile. So there is absolutely nothing stopping you from trying it out. You won’t regret it, and your life will be turned around.

 

Chrysantemum

Chrysanthemum also attracts positive vibrations, while keeping away the negative ones. In Buddhism, chrysanthemum represents purity and honesty. In fact, the Chinese and the Japanese believe in the healing power of chrysanthemum.

Plus, its strong air-cleaning qualities can help purify the air and remove toxins, such as trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia and other chemicals.

This plant promotes well-being in the home and also symbolizes long life. Known to promote happiness and good moods, it is recommended to place the plant in areas where constant tension is generated. Known for its beauty, even looking at it can provide a sense of calmness.

As the flowers come in different colors, including red, orange, yellow, white and lavender, you can choose one that goes with your home décor.

It may be used to equally good effect in the garden or in a window box where it gets indirect sunlight.

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While this may not be the first variety of tea you think of when you’re looking for a brew, chrysanthemum tea has been around for more than a thousand years, and is believed to have originated in the Song Dynasty in China. Chrysanthemum flowers that are used to make this powerful tea come in a number of varieties, but traditionally, the scientific name of this beneficial [1plant is Chrysanthemum indicum. Unlike many other herbal teas, which use only the leaves of a plant in order to brew the beverage, chrysanthemum tea is made by infusing hot water with full flowers, which release a wide variety of antioxidants, organic compounds, vitaminsminerals, amino acids, and soothing chemicals into the mixture, making for a delicious and highly nutritious drink!

The tea is traditionally made in China but has since spread around the world and you will know this tea by the floral scent, the flowers steeping in the bottom of the pot, as well as occasional wolfberries or other herbs. There are four main varieties of this tea still prepared and consumed in China, from different species of this flowering plant. The tea’s color is pale to bright yellow, depending on the strength of the tea and how long you’ve steeped the flowers. Its medicinal [2uses have been known for centuries, making it highly sought after by natural healers.

Many people associate having a cup of tea with relaxing and unwinding after a long day, and chrysanthemum tea is particularly good for this purpose. For generations, this tea variety has helped to lower blood pressure, cool the body, and reduce inflammation, all of which can help to induce calmness. The powerful antioxidants and minerals present in the tea can help your body better regulate itself and eliminate [3unnecessary stresshormones in the blood.

 

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is the most used essential oil in the world today, but the benefits of lavender were actually discovered over 2,500 years ago. Because of its powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and antidepressive properties, lavender oil benefits abound and it’s been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries. (1)

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The Egyptians used lavender for mummification and as a perfume. In fact, when King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1923, there was said to be a faint scent of lavender that could still be detected after 3,000 years.

Early and modern aromatherapy texts advocate for lavender’s use as an antibacterial essential oil. The leaves and stems of the plant were used to prepare decoctions against digestive system diseases and rheumatism, and lavender was valued for its cosmetic purposes. The Romans used lavender oil for bathing, cooking and purifying the air. And in the Bible, lavender oil was among the aromatics used for anointing and healing. (2)

Today, lavender oil benefits for your body include the following:

  • Reduce anxiety and emotional stress
  • Protect against diabetes symptoms
  • Improve brain function
  • Help to heal burns and wounds
  • Improve sleep
  • Restore skin complexion and reduce acne
  • Slow aging with powerful antioxidants
  • Relieve pain
  • Alleviate headaches
Because lavender oil contains such versatile properties and is gentle enough to apply directly to the skin, I consider it a must-have oil, especially if you are just getting started with using essential oils for your health. Science has only recently started to evaluate the range of health benefits that lavender essential oil contains, but there’s already an abundance of evidence that points out the amazing capabilities of this oil. (3)

Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a hardy perennial herb that is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. It’s native to Europe, but can be found all across the world. With a long history of therapeutic use for a variety of ailments that extends back to ancient Egypt, peppermint is referred to as “the world’s oldest medicine.”

Nutritionally, peppermint offers vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, fiber, and it’s low-calorie. Its refreshing flavor and cooling sensation lead to its inclusion in many products including mouthwash, toothpaste, soap, and ointment. Regardless if you obtain it from your local farmer’s market or grow it in your own herb garden at home, peppermint leaf offers many amazing health benefits.

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Benefits of Peppermint

  • Defends against lice, fungus, and worms
  • Supports digestive health
  • Promotes respiratory health
  • Promotes oral health
  • May relieve headaches
  • Soothes against stress
  • Supports the liver
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Soothes muscle tissue

 

This just shows that we need plants around us,

and some are very important for a better life.

So go green in every way.

 

Love, plants and healthy life

Brian

 

 

 

 

 

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Head In The Sand?

Do You Enjoy The Ride Of Life?

Penge

Have You Found The purpose?

Ask yourself these Strange questions:

“What should I do with my life?” or “What is my life purpose?” what they’re actually asking is: “What can I do with my time that is important?”

WHAT IS TRUE ABOUT YOU TODAY THAT WOULD MAKE YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF CRY?

WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT AND POOP?

HOW CAN YOU BETTER EMBARRASS YOURSELF?

Living a life avoiding embarrassment is akin to living a life with your head in the sand. You won't find your life purpose here.

Living a life avoiding embarrassment is akin to living a life with your head in the sand.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAVE THE WORLD?

GUN TO YOUR HEAD, IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE THE HOUSE ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO DIE ONE YEAR FROM TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO AND HOW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED?

What most people don’t understand is that passion is the result of action, not the cause of it.

Have a great day full of action and Purpose.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Health, Healthy food, Wellness

Real Foods Real You

A nonprocessed food is any type of food found in its natural state that has not been altered. Fresh fruits and vegetables are perfect examples of nonprocessed foods. Some foods are processed more than others. Typically, the longer the ingredient list is and the more unfamiliar the ingredients are, the more processing was involved to make the food. Nonprocessed foods are typically healthier options, but you need to take precautions to prevent food-related illnesses.

Eat mainly whole foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, low-fat dairy products, seafood, skinless chicken and lean meat. Frozen and canned goods without added preservatives, colors, flavors, sugar or sodium are also usually allowed, as are prepped foods such as chopped vegetables and unsalted roasted nuts. Basically, if you could theoretically make the food in your own kitchen using the ingredients listed on the label, diets that involve avoiding processed foods will often still allow it. Crackers made with just whole wheat, soybean oil and salt would pass this test, but not crackers that also contain ingredients such as TBHQ, sodium stearoyl lactylate, soy lecithin and high-fructose corn syrup.

Whole foods include all foods in their natural state. Food processing removes nutrients and adds ingredients such as preservatives, flavorings, colorings and other chemicals in addition to being a major source of excess salt and sugars.

Avoiding processed foods means you’ll be cooking from scratch a lot. Planning your meals and cooking batches ahead of time can make this easier for those with a busy schedule. As you eat more unprocessed foods, concentrate on the flavors and eat without distractions, and you may find yourself enjoying your food more than you used to with a highly processed diet. Stay away from processed foods for a while and your palate will gradually change so you don’t crave foods that are very sweet or very salty any more.

Below are the rules we followed during our original 100 Days of Real Food pledge. If you are taking the 10-Day pledge you will follow these same rules.

100 Days of Real Food Rules

What you CAN eat:

  1. Whole foods that are more a product of nature than a product of industry
  2. Lots of fruits and vegetables (we recommend that you shop for these at your local farmers’ market)
  3. Dairy products like milk, unsweetened yogurt, eggs, and cheese
  4. 100% whole-wheat and whole-grains (find a local bakery for approved sandwich bread and check the Understanding Grains post for more info)
  5. Seafood (wild caught is the optimal choice over farm-raised)
  6. Only locally raised meats such as pork, beef, and chicken (preferably in moderation)
  7. Beverages limited to water, milk, all natural juices, naturally sweetened coffee & tea, and, to help the adults keep their sanity, wine and beer!
  8. Snacks like dried fruit, seeds, nuts and popcorn
  9. All natural sweeteners including honey, 100% maple syrup, and fruit juice concentrates are acceptable in moderation
  10. Also check out the Recipes & Resources page for a more detailed list of meal options including links to recipes

What you CANNOT eat:

  1. No refined grains such as white flour or white rice (items containing wheat must say WHOLE wheat…not just “wheat”)
  2. No refined sweeteners such as sugar, any form of corn syrup, cane juice, or the artificial stuff like Splenda
  3. Nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package that has more than 5 ingredients listed on the label
  4. No deep fried foods
  5. No “fast foods”

How to Avoid Processed Food in General

If you feel that you have the will, but not the skill to do the 10 Days of Real Food pledge then here are some general lifestyle changes to consider instead…

  1. Read the ingredients label before buying anything. For years, if I even looked at food labels, I was reviewing items such as fat grams, calorie count and sugar content. While this may be important to some, the best indicator of how highly processed a food is can actually be found in the list of ingredients. If what you are buying contains more than 5 ingredients and includes a lot of unfamiliar, unpronounceable items you may want to reconsider before buying.
  2. Increase your consumption of whole foods especially vegetables and fruits. I am sure you’ve heard similar advice a thousand times, and I hate to tell you that it couldn’t be more true. This will help to displace the processed foods in your diet, and will actually make your food selections in general very simple. No more counting calories, fat grams, or carbs when your only concern is selecting whole foods that are more a product of nature than a product of industry.
  3. Buy your bread from a local bakery. I actually used to eat white bread, but what I bought for my husband from the grocery store was what I thought was whole-wheat bread. When we finally checked the ingredients and found 40 different items on the list, including white flour and sugar, we decided it was time for a change. Why would there be so many on the list if it only takes a handful of ingredients to make bread? We since started buying our bread from Great Harvest Bread Company. Not only do they grind their own wheat every morning, but their honey whole-wheat loaf only has five ingredients – whole-wheat flour, water, yeast, salt and honey.
  4. In addition to your bread choice, when selecting foods like pastas, cereals, rice, and crackers always go for the whole-grain option. And don’t just believe the health claims on the outside of the box.  Read the ingredients to make sure the product is truly made with only 100% whole grains – not a combination of whole grains and refined grains which is unfortunately how a lot of “whole grain” products are made. The white flour or other refined grain alternative is simply high in calories and low in nutrition.
  5. Avoid store-bought products containing high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and those “that have some form of sugar (or sweetener) listed among the top three ingredients” according to Michael Pollan. Despite the mixed research on if HFCS is really worse for you than good ol’ white sugar, it just happens to be “a reliable marker for a food product that has been highly processed”.
  6. Don’t order off the kids’ menu. The next time your family is out to dinner try to avoid the kids menu. Those selections are most often things like pre-made chicken nuggets, fries, and pasta made with white flour, among other things. Instead try assembling some sort of side item plate (like baked potatoes and whatever else your kid will tolerate) and/or try sharing some of your meal.
  7. Visit your local farmers’ market the next time you need to restock your fridgeAccording to Michael Pollan not only will you find “food that is in season, which is usually when it is most nutritious”, but you will also find a selection of pesticide-free produce and properly fed meat products. It is also better for our environment to purchase locally grown products as opposed to the supermarket produce, which travels on average 1500 miles from the farm to your plate.
  8. Lastly, to once again quote Michael Pollan, he says to “eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” If you had to peel, chop and deep fry potatoes every time you wanted French fries then you might not eat them very often. Only eating “junk food” such as cakes, sweets, and fried foods as often as you are willing to make them yourself will automatically ensure the frequency is appropriate.

Here is my breakfast almost every morning:

 

 

Happy breakfast…

 

Please write how non-processed foods works for you and also how your daily food plan looks like.

Bon Appetit.

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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SeKiFi-Nyt

En typisk SeKiFi-træning ser således ud:

  • Meditativ opstartsyoga og gang i kroppen. Fx Solhilsen.
  • Grundig opvarmning
  • Teknisk træning. Fx slag, spark og blokeringer.
  • Cirkeltræning (Konditions- og styrketræning):
  • a) Træning på sandsæk, plethandsker og sparring.
  • b) Samarbejdsøvelser fx styrketræningsakrobatik
  • c) Individuelle øvelser for alle muskelgrupper.
  • Selvforsvarsteknikker
  • Udstrækningsyoga

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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Inner Peace through your body

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Always on the move. Always on my way to achieve something. I set myself many goals. I want, I want, I want to have it, get it because it gives me prestige, acknowledgement and happiness. That is what I think, that is what I feel. But does it give me inner peace? Does it really give me real happiness, pleasure and peace in my soul?

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You have to be YOU

In every present moment

Because nobody is youer than YOU

In your body and soul commitment

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…When we know how to take control over our emotions at this point, we are in control and have  the ability to think clearly. This knowing and skill saves our health and gives inner peace. You can learn to take control.

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A way to find that inner peace is to be good friends with your body. You have to learn to be 100% part of your body. Your body and soul has to be fully connected and work together. Therefore you have to find the FLOW with your body through different kinds of activities.

“You have a choice. Live or die. Every Breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be.”

Chuck Palahniuk

To get there you have to learn how to breathe right. Breathing is your anchor. Breathe as deep as you can and try to feel your whole body at the same time. Feel the great force your posses.

There is a way to access your inner peace instantly when you find yourself suddenly in a situation which makes you feel stressed, worried and overwhelmed. It is good to know that we have to think positive, however when your body is under pressure and tensed it is nearly impossible to access those ‘positive’ thoughts. As your breathing changes to shallow and blood doesn’t receive enough oxygen, your brain is not working clearly. Your body creates a state of emergency, this state is good when you have real danger in life, as it gives you strength to fight and defend yourself. However in today’s world we get this state too often and it just damages our health. In this short article, I’ll show you the way to access your inner peace instantly with a simple method of breathing. It will help you in difficult situations and give you power, clear mind and calmness to deal with the situation.

When we are suddenly faced with stressful emotions, where there is no real danger – we can apply these 2 STEPS:

1. Identify the way you breathe. There are 2 ways of breathing and I’ll give you the differences, so you can identify what way you are using.

2. Switch the Breathing. You will know how to switch your breathing and I’ll give you easy instructions, so you can practise.

…How to identify the way of breathing?

1. Stressful Way of Breathing.

When you breathe in, your chest rises and when you breathe out, it falls. As you are breathing using your chest muscles, it is tiresome and they can’t inflate the lungs as well as the diaphragm. And as your brain needs more oxygen in a stressful situation, to be able to think clearly, you start breathing much faster. This fast and shallow breathing actually is not helping you to get calm, it makes you more stressed and anxious. It seams that you are breathing in a way that there is not enough air available. At this same time your body produces poisonous chemicals, which accelerate aging, damages health and effects general well being.

2. Relaxed Way of Breathing.

When you breathe in your belly rises and when you breathe out – it falls. Long and deep breathing. You are using your diaphragm, which easily expands your lungs and you have enough oxygen, so you can think clearly and be calm. The rhythm of the breathing is steady. When you watch a baby sleep and you see the baby’s belly rising up when it breathes in, down when it breathes out. That is the relaxed way of breathing. The air is sufficient and the state of body is relaxed. You know already what it is and do it naturally when you yawn or sigh.

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Pure joy of movement is how Debbie Hanoka describes salsa dancing. She says the energy of both the crowd and her partner help her stop thinking about what happened five minutes ago and get her to focus on what’s happening on the dance floor. “It feels like a rollercoaster where you don’t know what’s coming next so you just let it happen and go with it,” she says.

For those who can’t lose themselves in the pumping and pounding of cardio and weights, yoga offers the ultimate opportunity to experience a “be here now”-type mind-body connection. For Pip Coburn, a marathoner who’s recently turned to yoga for some balance in his workout routine, the flow in yoga is truly about being present in the moment. “There are times when I forget that there is anyone else in the class and all I hear is the instructor’s voice guiding me and encouraging me,” he says. “There is just this moment. And all’s right with the world.”

It makes sense that swimming and flow go together for so many people. You’re cushioned, soundproofed and soothed by the water. There’s no crowded fitness class to contend with—it’s just you slicing through the water. Cait Drap, a triathlete who trains with Full Throttle, the elite triathlon team at New York City’s Chelsea Pier’s Sports Center, says flow didn’t always come easily, but now she relishes her time in the pool. “Usually it takes a little warm up to get that feeling of flow,” she says. But when I reach it, I can stay there forever. Then it’s just kick, pull and go.”

Running is often referred to as a moving meditation. For people like Tina Gowin, an avid half marathoner, it’s almost hypnotic. “When I first started running, I was always very aware of every move my body made,” she remembers. “I worked on my form and at a certain point, my body learned a specific rhythm. I didn’t have to think about every move anymore. Now some of my runs feel more like a daydream, and I finish up thinking, ‘Wow, did I just do all that?’”

Placing one foot in front of the other is an easy way for just about anyone to achieve flow. While it’s possible to do this walking on flat pavement, Kathy Aleoba takes it one step further (so to speak) by hiking up steep mountain trails. Her flow comes from what she calls a “freedom of the hills.” She says: “There’s a moment where you let go and start to trust your feet. I stop overthinking everything and just feel the movement.”

SeKiFi will also give you flow and inner peace in every way. I guarantee that. See you in august ;o)

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Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Gør dig selv Bomstærk 1

Nogle øvelser er bare bedre end andre, og med bedre mener jeg at udbyttet fra dem og sundhedsværdien fra dem er bedre. Her i juni, juli og august vil jeg komme med forskellige øvelser til dig, som vil gøre dig BOMSTÆRK hen over sommeren. Det er også øvelser, som jeg håber at mit kommende SeKiFi-hold vil kaste sig over, så deres opstart ikke bliver så hård sidst i august ;o)

Den første øvelse i “Gør dig selv Bomstærk” er en øvelse som mange hader. Hvorfor gør de så det? Jo det er naturligvis fordi de er ret hårde at lave, og i denne forbindelse betyder hårdheden, at de træner din krop ret effektivt. Det er naturligvis Armstrækkere. Armstrækkere som de fleste fejlagtigt kalder armbøjninger er en multitræningsøvelse. Det er den fordi, at du træner mange forskellige muskelgrupper med denne “hårde” øvelse.

Armstrækkere kan laves på mange forskellige måder med hændernes placering under dig og med forskellige benpositioner. Den “nemmeste” er den hvor du placerer dine hænder i “skulderbredde”, dvs. lidt under dine skuldre som vist på billedet og videoen herunder.

Billedresultat for armstrækkere og ikke armbøjninger

Husk at spænde i mave og ryg, så du har en strakt lige krop. Føl dig som en træstamme, der skubber sig op og sænker sig i den ene ende. JA du har naturligvis strakte ben og støtter IKKE på knæene, om du så kun kan tage én første gang ;o).

Billedresultat for armstrækkere og ikke armbøjninger

Du tager så mange du kan ud i træk, en gang dagligt over hele sommeren. Husk helt ned og helt op. Så vil du se underværker, og du har gjort dig selv BOMSTÆRK.

Kræv noget af dig selv og du vil blive belønnet for det.

God førnøjelse.

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Bliv venner med din krop

Det er især kvinder, der ikke synes om deres eget spejlbillede, og der er mange grunde til, at så mange ikke synes godt om sig selv. Her er nogle tips til hvordan du bliver venner med din krop.

5. TAL PÆNT TIL DIG SELV

Det er en af de helt store udfordringer, at lade være med at fokusere på alle kroppens mangler fremfor at se på alle de gode kvaliteter din krop har.

I stedet for at fokusere på de ting, du ikke bryder dig om, så vend blikket mod det, som du synes om. Sørg for at tage dig godt af din krop og tale pænt til den i stedet for hele tiden at kritisere den. Kroppen leverer helt konkret din energi, og jo bedre den har det, desto bedre har du det. Din krop er faktisk det mest fantastiske redskab, du nogensinde får, men til gengæld får du kun denne ene. Pas derfor godt på den og husk, at skønhed kommer indefra. Jo mere du holder af dig selv og din krop, desto smukkere vil du virke udadtil.

1. Slut fred og bliv dus med din krop

Er du utilfreds, så find ud af, om du kan/vil gøre noget ved det ved f.eks. at tabe dig, lave mavebøjninger, smile mere eller bruge kontaktlinser i stedet for briller. Hvis du ikke kan/vil gøre noget, så slut fred med det.

Den kropsdel, flest kvinder rater som smuk, er deres ansigt – og det er ikke, fordi vi alle sammen render rundt og har model-træk. Næh, forklaringen er simpelthen, at det er den kropsdel, vi er mest vant til at se på. Hvis du vil være ven med hele din krop, er første skridt på vejen, at du lærer den at kende.

Se på din nøgne krop i et spejl og gør det regelmæssigt, så du bliver dus med dit spejlbillede. Hvis du ikke kan holde ud at kigge på hele din krop i al sin magt og vælde, så betragt den i små bidder – brug et lommespejl til at studere udvalgte dele af din krop, eller kig kun på de mindst frygtindgydende dele af din krop.

Billedresultat for bliv dus med din krop

For at lære din krop at kende, skal du også vide, hvordan den føles. Gør noget sensuelt, der får dig til at mærke hele din krop – smør den ind i blød kropsolie, sov nøgen og mærk dynen mod din bare hud, få kæresten eller en professionel massør til at give dig en massage. Tænd en røgelsespind og sug duften til dig. Læg dig ned og lyt til musik, så du kan fornemme den i hele kroppen. Onanér. Eller træk vejret dybt ned i lungerne og mærk ilten suse til alle lemmer.

2. Dyrk motion

Lad være med at gøre det, fordi du vil tabe dig eller ændre på din facon – gør det, fordi motion gør din krop stærk og sund, fordi det får dig til at mærke din krop, og fordi det får dig til at føle dig godt tilpas. Mantraet er som altid: Find en træningsform, du kan lide og træn regelmæssigt.

Billedresultat for alsidig træning

Kan du simpelthen ikke tage dig sammen til at komme i gang? Så motivér dig selv ved at huske dig på, hvor meget det betyder for din kropstilfredshed. Du får det nemlig i længden meget bedre, hvis du flår numsen op af sofaen – bare et par gange om ugen….

3. Flyt fokus fra de negativebilleder

Flyt dit eget og andres fokus hen på de dele af din krop, som du synes om ved f.eks. at bruge farver, tørklæder, smykker mv.

Din krop er et mirakel med hud – et kunstværk, en top-tunet, genial maskine! Hvor tit påskønner du egentlig det?

Det har da også sine fordele, når du beklager dig over din grimme, dumme, uvorne krop: Det giver dig noget bonde med veninderne over. Det giver dig noget at bekymre dig om i ledige stunder. Og din ulykkelighed får kæresten til at stå på pinde for at gøre dig glad igen – indtil han bliver træt af at lægge øre til. For din evige klagesang forstærker bare din elendighed, og så stjæler det oven i købet tid og energi, du kunne have brugt til mere nyttige ting, som for eksempel at tage opvasken eller hjælpe et sultent barn i Afrika.

Det er lettere at være glad for din krop, når du ved, at du viser dig fra din smukkeste side. Og det koster dig ikke særlig meget at gøre lidt ud af dig selv. Brug make-up til at fremhæve dine bedste træk, få en god frisør til at klippe dit hår ordentligt og klæd dig, så du fremhæver dine bedste fortrin. Du kan faktisk skjule det meste, blot ved at tage det tøj på, der klæder din kropsform og får det bedst mulige ud af den. Og ja, det gælder også, når du er i bikinien – selv den mindste smule tøj kan nemlig skabe en optisk illusion af en smuk figur, hvis du ved, hvordan du skal bruge det…

Derfor: Fokusér på det positive. Næste gang du ser dig i spejlet, så lad være med at ret blikket mod dellerne, der vælter ud over bukselinningen – kig i stedet på dine smukke, lange ben eller dine fyldige, feminine bryster og glæd dig over dem.

4. Drop sammenligninger med andres krop

Øv dig i ikke at sammenligne dig med andre. Vi lever i en kultur, hvor skønhedsnormen er det perfekte, og det kan få selv den mest selvsikre til at finde fejl ved sin krop. Koncentrer dig om din egen krop, ikke om andres.

Billedresultat for drop sammenligninger med andres kroppe

Det kan godt være, at stjernerne og alle modellerne stråler af pletfri perfektion, men husk på, at sådan ser de slet ikke ud i virkeligheden! Først og fremmest er de måske født med en anden kropsform end dig – og kropsform kan man nu engang aldrig ændre på, hverken med slankekure eller plastickirurgi. Dertil har de et hav af eksperter til at hjælpe dem med at spise sundt, holde formen og bruge de rette produkter. Sidst, men ikke mindst, har de enhver piges allerbedste hemmelige våben, foto-redigeringsprogrammet Photoshop. Der er ikke den delle og bums, det program ikke kan skjule… se bare billedet her!

Hvis du vil have et forbillede, så se i stedet på rigtige kvinder – af den slags med ridebukselår, hængebryster og strækmærker (det gemmer de fleste af os under tøjet!) Og lær så at acceptere den krop, du nu engang er født med, for du kan alligevel ikke ændre den.

5. Sug kropskomplimenterne til dig og tal pænt til dig selv

Selv om du ikke synes helt godtom dit spejlbillede, er det ikke ensbetydende med, at alle andre ser de fejl, du danner om dig selv i dit eget hoved. Når andre siger noget pænt om dig og din krop, så sug det til dig og tro på det! Du roser jo heller ikke andre uden at mene det.

Hvis din kæreste eller bedste veninde hele tiden fortalte dig, at du var fed, havde appelsinhud eller var deform, ville du sikkert smide dem ud, for den slags ville du nok ikke finde dig i. Men hvad så, når du selv fortæller dig det samme?

Hold op med at tale grimt til dig selv omgående, for du kommer nemlig til at tro på det til sidst. Fortæl i stedet dig selv, at du er smuk og perfekt, lige som du er – og sig det gerne højt! Det gælder om at “overspille” dine negative opfattelser, og det er svært, men det kan lykkes – lige som du tror på de dårlige ting, du fortæller dig selv, kommer du også til at tro på, at du er smuk, hvis du bare fortæller dig selv det hele tiden.

Har du har brug for lidt hjælp? Så sæt en seddel med en liste over dine smukke træk på spejlet, så du ikke glemmer netop dine fordele.

6. Kropsholdning

Hvis du går rundt med ludende skuldre og hænger i ryggen, viser du ikke din krop fra sin bedste side. Går du derimod med rank ryg, så du holder skuldrene tilbage og maven stram og flad, får det dig til at se højere og slankere ud – og i tilgift tror andre, at du er mere selvsikker. Det er et billigt trick til at få det bedre med din krop, men de virker!

Billedresultat for en god kropsholdning

Når du retter dig op, ser du bedre ud og føler mere energi og glæde. Det er ikke at trække maven og hagen ind og stritte med bryster og bag, for det stopper bare for det naturlige flow og følelsesliv. Nej, det gælder om at rette rygsøjlen naturligt op, så du hviler i dig selv.

Sådan får du en god holdning.

7. Lyt til din krop og fejr den

Sov, når du er træt. Spis, når du er sulten. Spis det, din krop har behov for – og stop med at spise, når du er mæt.

En ordentlig nattesøvn er nødvendig for, at din krop fungerer optimalt. Og mad er i bund grund bare brændstof til kroppen – får du ikke det rigtige, bliver du syg og træt. Så lad være med at skippe søvnen, selvom døgnet mangler timer, og undgå at sulte dig selv for at nå et bestemt tal på vægten. Alt er tilladt, også slik – så længe du nøjes med små mængder. Er du i tvivl om du får det rette? Så tænk over, om din mad får dig til at føle dig mæt og glad eller tung, træt og fyldt med dårlig samvittighed. Mad skal få dig til at føle dig godt tilpas – altid!

Billedresultat for listen to your body

Gør nogle ting for at fejre din krop. Forkæl dig selv med massage, spa, sauna, yoga, lækker sund mad, creme, en lang gåtur eller at blive holdt om af din kæreste. Det allermest virksomme er din intention! At du gør det for at fejre din krop.

Because you’re worth it! Uden din krop – intet dig. Så giv din krop den opmærksomhed, den fortjener. Få en ansigtsbehandling eller en dejlig massage. Gå i sauna eller køb en fin kjole, der får dig til at se knaldgodt ud. Det vil få dig til at føle dig både smuk, forkælet og glad for din krop.

8. Hvis intet af ovenstående virker, så hel fortiden

Hvis det er for svært at få bare nogle af disse ting til at fungere for dig, er det på tide, at du får lagtfortiden bag dig, så det bliver muligt at lukke hullet og blive glad og tilfreds! Du har kun ét liv – så få det bedste ud af det NU. Jo bedre du behandler kroppen, desto nemmere vil du have ved at acceptere den, som den er.

Hvis du har brug for hjælp: 

Hvis du har en spiseforstyrrelse eller din utilfredshed med din krop stjæler så meget af din tid, at det nærmer sig en besættelse, så tøv ikke med at søge hjælp! Landsforeningen mod Spiseforstyrrelser har en gratis, anonym telefonrådgivning, men du kan også få rådgivning via mail på raadgivning@spiseforstyrrelser.dk

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Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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