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You Can Dance. Week 7 Of Wellness

Dancer Pose

You can dance and you should.  Dancing like yoga is a fun form of exercise and it creates those happy hormones!  Dance, smile and laugh, if, you can.  It’s good for your health!

POSTURE – Dancer Pose

WISDOM – Having an attitude of gratitude is a serious game changer for your body, mind and spirit.  Prosperity is drawn to gratitude.

MANTRA – Repeat silently or quietly to yourself,  “Compare no more.”

MUDRA – (Ahamkara Mudra) – practice for 10 minutes for self-confidence – Bend the index finger slightly placing the thumb on the outside about half-way keeping the other fingers outstretched.

AFFIRMATION – Smile and say “I am Pretty (handsome) and I am likable.”

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PRANAYAMA – This technique was developed by Dr. Weil – Begin by pressing your tongue on the gums just behind your front teeth. so that when you exhale a wooshing sound occurs.  Inhale through your nose for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and exhale for 8 seconds making the wooshing sound. Repeat 3 times.

NUTRITIONAL ADVISE – Yes, salads when you eat them instead of other less nutritious foods will help you lose weight.  Water content and nutrient dense veggies make this a winner for the weight conscious.  Another good thing about salads is that there is an endless variety of ingredient combinations so you won’t get bored.

ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND  – We love a mask of Coconut oil and or Apricot Kernel Oil with 2 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Lavender, 2 drops Patchouli oil and 1 drop of Geranium oil.  Renewal for skin plus your vital energy will increase exponentially.

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Your Grounded Life – Sixth Week Of Wellness

Mountain Pose Arms Overhead
Mountain Pose Arms Overhead

“Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff and it’s all small stuff… “

the wise title of the wise book full of wisdom by Richard Carlson Ph.D.  Yes, it’s been out for a while but, it still rings true.  Read it again and again to get a new insight or message each time.  Don’t sweat it and remember the key to good communication is listening.

Mountain Pose – (grounding and centering)  Stand with feet solidly on the floor feeling the connection on the four corners of your feet, balancing your weight at the center of the base your feet form.  Drift your weight upward stacking your knees above your ankles, hips aligned above the knees with the shoulders in line with hips.  Gaze forward with sitting bones tucked slightly under, rotate the inner thighs back releasing the lower back. Roll shoulder blades back and down. From the center of your being and up through the top of your head radiate up as if a string were pulling you toward the Universe while staying grounded through your feet.

 

Mantra – repeat this Tibetan Grounding Mantra silently or aloud

                    OM MANI PADME MUM

Mudra – Prithvi Mudra is good for feeling safe

 Place tip of ring finger to the tip of the thumb.

–                            Prithvi Mudra

 Affirmation –   I am stable. I am secure and strong.

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Pranayama –   Yoga Meditation Breath –  sit comfortably and breathe deeply in and out through your nose, Send the Breath to the areas of your body that are holding tension.  Relax into the breath.  Deep and Full Breaths.

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To Create The Life You Want…

Powerful Pose

The Law of Attraction is involved in the intention for Week Five of Wellness.  Your thoughts create your reality, so, make sure they are good thoughts!

WISDOM – Life is SHORT buy the SHOES! by Me and unknown author.

POSTURE –  Chair to Powerful Pose (Utkatasana) –  Begin in Mountain Pose feet shoulder width apart. Place hands palms down with arms together stretched out in front of your chest. Exhale while crouching down like you are going to sit in a chair, gaze over hands.  Engage your core, feet flat on the floor. To move into Powerful Pose place palms together and raise them inline with your torso.  Sit deeply and hold for ten seconds.

MANTRA – To clarify your financial intention repeat during meditation for several minutes.  “Prosperity flows to me every day in every way.”

MUDRA – Prayer Mudra place hands over your head palms together.  Slowly brings hands down keeping palms together and rest in front of your heart.

Hands in Prayer
Hands in Prayer

AFFIRMATION – I have all the money I will ever need.  By Suze Orman

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PRANAYAMA – 5 – 5- 5 Breathing Technique for increased focus, confidence, stability, and calm.  Sit Comfortable. Clear Mind to Focus on your breath.  Inhale to the count of 5.  Retain Breath for the count of 5.  Exhale for the count of 5.

NUTRITIONAL ADVICE – Soups are great for weight control because of the water content.  Increased consumption of water  is very effective in controlling weight.  From the Book By Mireille Guiliano French Women Don’t Get Fat.

All that walking can’t hurt either.

Wildtree Ranch Chicken Leek and Potato Soup
Wildtree Ranch Chicken Leek and Potato Soup

 

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2 Drops Sandalwood Oil

2 Drops Geranium Oil

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Love Your Child Within -Week 4 Of Wellness

Child's Pose

Wellness is balance between the body, mind and spirit. Yoga can help you achieve that balance.  Thanks for joining us on your journey.

Posture of the week – Child’s Pose (Garbhasana) begin in kneeling position, feet together folding your torso over thighs resting your forehead on the floor in front of you or use a yoga block resting your arms  on the floor along side your body with palms facing up.  Another way to use Child’s Pose is to keep big toes together and spreading your knees to slide your torso between you knees and sliding forward to rest forehead on the floor in front of you. Hands together palms on the floor sliding away from you to stretch away from your head.

Wisdom – The Universe provides, protects and nurtures.

Mantra – LAM with sound of O like in oh.  Seed Sound or Chant for the Root Chakra cleanses and opens you up to feelings of security keeps you connected and grounded using the body as an instrument.

We found this youtube video you might like:

LAM mantra

Mudra – (Dhyana – mudra) is the meditation gesture done by resting your hands in your lap, right over left with palms facing up and tips of the thumbs touching.

Affirmation –  “I am safe and secure.”

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Pranayama (Yoga Breathing) – Easy Breathing Exercise begins in a comfortable seated position.  Breath easily and comfortably for a few breaths… then, inhale through your nose counting 1 – 2- 3- 4- 5 … to your maximum breath capacity extending the belly with your breath. Pause.  Exhale through your nose counting until your lungs are empty. Pause. Continue inhaling fully and exhaling fully until a full breath breathing rhythm is established.

Nutritional Advice:  You can get your greens!  Just throw a bunch of spinach into your morning smoothie.  My Shaklee shakes often carry an extra punch with my favorite fruit like pineapple, or berries and as much spinach as I can get into the blender, then, I add the coconut milk (my preference) to the mix and get a very nutritious start to my day.

Essential Oil Blend for your Wellness this week is Eucalyptus and Mint.  This blend is good for your breathing, muscles, skin and hair.   It is refreshing and gives a sense of well-being.

Have a great week yogis!

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You Can Be Happy!

Knee Hug Pose

Featured Pose – Knee Hug Or Wind Relieving Pose is as it’s name indicates good for relieving gas.  Lie on your back bringing knees toward your chest with toes pointed hugging knees with arms hands clasped around calves.

Wisdom – “Often one goes for one thing and finds another.” – Neem Karoli Baba

Mudra/Mantra Combination – Sa Ta Na Ma is a catalyst for change.

Begin by touching thumb to first finger say Sa

Touch thumb to middle finger say Ta

Touch thumb to ring finger and say Na

Touch thumb to little finger and say Ma

For each sound visualize the sound from the crown of your head down and out the third eye in an L shaped configuration.  This may prevent a headache from occurring during your practice.

Affirmation – Today is a day of happiness and peace.

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Pranayama Exercise – Inhale think Good Energy In

Exhale think Bad Energy Out

Nutritional Thought: Remember your body is made of 60% water,  Drink plenty of pure water for your good health –  think eight glasses a day.

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Three Days Of Elf Yoga

Three Days Elf Yoga

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Five Days Of Elf Yoga Contest

Five Days of Elf Yoga

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Six Days Of Elf Yoga

Six Days Of Elf Yoga

On the sixth day of Christmas THE Elves Are Looking Forward To The Big Day! Merry Christmas Everybody.

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Our Aromatherapy Page

My exploration of essential oils began like many others as a suggestion from a friend for some ailment or other.  Did you know aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years?  Essential Oils were even found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Mentioned in the Bible and known to be used in ancient Chinese Medicine, essential oils are really a lost art.  Well, for me they are just another example of the miracles found in nature.  I have personally suffered many maladies such as Chronic Bursitis, allergies, muscle pain, asthma, menstrual torture every month and others.  Ya, I felt like a hypochondriac, so, I often suffered in search of something besides (Aleve) to get me through my days and nights.  Well, essential oils were really important in my journey toward wellness.  Thanks to my friend Diane and Young Living Oils’, Gary Young for showing me the way! Go to our Aromatherapy Page to learn amazing stuff about the healing powers of essential oils.  Better yet, try our Magic Oil today!

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Healthy Choices For A Yoga Life

Yogurt, Granola and Berries
Planning ahead can rid us of temptation to binge or eat fast food packed with empty calories.  Snacking on healthy foods throughout the day can reduce afternoon cravings. Success means we must make a plan.  A friend once told me that he “doesn’t plan” to fail. This means we must have healthy food choices on hand to prevent running to the snack aisle or fast food drive thru.
It is, also, important to realize that our bodies are primarily composed of water. Don’t confuse thirst for hunger. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day.  Also, if, you can hold off for 20 minutes the habitual eating can be curbed.  Try to only eat when you are hungry.  Staying busy helps with this.  Here are some other ideas:
  • Get protein into breakfast.
  • Reduce red meat and fried food consumed.  {see the China Study}
  • Add Brazil nuts
  • Drink filtered water
  • Eat More Broccoli and Spinach
  • Include Fish in Your Diet
  • No fast food. Some say, if, it has an advertisement don’t eat it.
  • Don’t skip lunch include complex carbs, fruits, veggies ,and nuts.
  • Make Snack Time Interesting:
  • Pita with feta and humus
  • Nut butter on fruit
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Replace mayo with smashed avocado or humus
  • Yogurt for dipping fruit
  • Sharp Cheeses
  • Roasted Chicken and Roasted Red Peppers
  • Artichokes with sharp cheese tomato and arugula
  • Mashed legumes sauteed with spinach on bread, add sprouts, sliced hard cheeses and herbs, top with bean mixture.

Make changes for the better….

Each year most American’s eat their weight in sugar.

One out of every ten adult drinkers is an alcoholic.

People who smoke cigarettes are seven times more likely to get lung cancer.

Exercise for Fitness:

Exercise and active lifestyle help keep the body fit and healthy. They build strength, flexibility, and a strong heart. Again, keep it interesting by trying a variety of activities like hiking, climbing, yoga, running, walking, swimming, bicycling, kayaking, jumping rope, spinning, kick boxing…… Like they say in the Nike ads. JUST DO IT.  An hour a day of active movement will help keep the need for a doctor at bay.

Ideas for doing fun things to stay fit around your community…..

Visit Local Historical Sites

Take a walk in the park

Find a fitness trail

Out Door Concerts In your area

Go to your local animal shelter and walk the dogs

Aquatic Center Day Trips

Visit a nearby city or small town

Watch a baseball game of your cities team

Tour local parks

Go to the museums

Ride bikes or walk in historic neighborhoods

Attend a tourist event in your hometown  (a new one in our town is a ghost tour)

kayaking, Rafting and Boating

Take a trail ride

Take a class

Volunteering FOR Meals On Wheels Program is fun and good exercise!

GOOD HEALTH IS A LIFESTYLE…..  Proper nutrition through a varied diet of nutrient dense whole foods, and consistent dental care are crucial to good health. Research shows that those populations where consistent dental care is a priority; have longer life spans. Many dread visits to the doctor, however, timely visits can prevent health disasters. Persons of all ages should have a well exam or physical no less than every two years. At age 40 – mammogram and cholesterol check is advised. Women of child-bearing years should always have annual pap tests; At age 50 men and women should have a colonoscopy to detect polyps in the intestines. Early detection can save your life from colon, uterine and breast cancer. A healthy state of mind is integral to developing overall health. Yoga and exercise are great tools for generating well-being.

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Meditation

Ocean View

Meditation is…

This article will begin, but, have no end.  I will add ideas and teachings here any time I can. Inspiration is my general motivator….oh! and you!  I often think to share things because I need them or as an answer to someone’s question. Let’s begin.

BREATHE

Sit comfy just anywhere you can have a quiet moment and can take in a really good and really deep nourishing breath of air.  Do that.  Just for a while, close your eyes and relax the muscles of your scalp, face, neck, shoulders.  Flow relaxation down your arms and into your hands.  Breathe through any tension you feel.  Bath your back and spine with breath and relaxation.  Sink into the earth and feel stable yet at ease.  Breathe.

BREATHE

See you can do it.  Ha!  Now, if you like app tech download this app I found called Calm.  I just love love love it.  You will to. OXOX  Michelle bye 4 now!  HERE’S THE LINK TO THEIR SITE FOR THE APP ♡ http://www.calm.com/app