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Great Kundalini Yoga Class Video….

I did this 30 minute Kundalini Yoga video this morning and feel revitalised and refreshed. It’s excellent for beginners and anyone can take part….

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Not only a great illustration but a valid message too –

Worth a read….

Thanks to Holstee for the picture. Inspirational to say the least. Great products too. Check it out. If it is difficult to read, just click on the link.

The Power of Human Sexuality……

Certain establishments will have you believe this is all wrong and that this is dirty, but this is fear based.

They don’t want you to experience this joining together with cosmic consciousness because then, they have no control.

You are free to experience all of this with someone who you deem appropriate for you and visa versa. This is not wrong.

It is a gift to us and it costs nothing.

Black Pepper is good for….

Digestive problems like constipation, heartburn, stomach ache and flatulence. It is also used for muscular pains.

My Grandfather used to use black pepper oil for aches. My Mum will leave some in her mouth to alleviate her sore gums and clean her oral cavity out.I don’t think I could do this personally though!

There is a lot of further information on the properties of black pepper from some great bloggers and websites including:

Sacred Bliss

Annie’s Remedy

Remedy to Roll….

My friend Asare introduced me to these so I bought a few. They are pure essential oils in an organic base. You basically rub them on your pulse points when you need to.

They are really good, produced by Neals Yard. They come in 4 varieties – Energy, Night Time, Relaxation, Travel and Study. You can but a pack of 4 for a discount. Generally, I think their products are a bit expensive but these I found to be quite reasonable.

Today’s Juice was….

Carrots, Oranges, Apples and Pears – both Conference and Asian. Very simple. More fruity and absolutely delicious.

Health Benefits of Basil……

 

Basil is greator relieving respiritory conditions like colds and clogged sinuses, migraine and mental fatigue, constipation, insect bites and nervous tention. Not to be used by people with sensitive skin.

There are many ways of using Basil – both raw and cooked. Add Basil Recipies into any searcg engine and start looking.

To Grow your Own, check this link out – lots more interesting information on here.

Nature has provided us with lots of cures that are natural so I will start sharingsome of these with you. You can always research yourself once you have an ailment and see if there is a natural alternative to bring you back to your beautiful self.

Has anyone tried Dead Sea Black Mud Shampoo?

I bought this in Tiger and I like it. I wondered if anyone else had tried it? I like the idea of using sea minerals to cleanse ourselves. My Dad used to say there were many nutrients and minerals in the sea.

Your Right To A Spiritual Journey……………..

I was talking to my friend Ike the other day. We were having one of those long philosophical talks about life in general.  We started talking about our spiritual journeys and how we all need to grow and that we’re not here for nothing…there is a purpose to all of our lives as individuals. He then went on to say something on the lines of ” I really don’t understand why (generalising) when people have children, they put their own spiritual growth on the side pretty much as soon as they know a baby is coming and fully focus on that child.”  The laws of the Universe will always tell you that you have to nourish yourself before you can love or nourish anyone else. We talked about how this can have a detrimental effect on everything because you are not focussed and in tune as you would be if you were on the path of spiritual growth.

So if you are a parent/guardian with responsibility over a child, even if you take out 15-30 minutes per day, make sure you do something for you. whether thats some really deep breathing/meditation or joining a class that you have always wanted to or just reading a good trashy novel. Dont forget to do what makes you happy. Your family will all benefit from it.

And don’t feel any guilt – you are allowed to have time for you.

Releasing Endorphins…………..

Our wonderful bodies have a great way of naturally making us happy – chemicals released in the back of our heads called endorphins.  

This is why when many people over the world pray, bowing their heads is included at some point. I am a Sikh and when we go to the Temple to worship, the first thing we do is bow our heads down to God. It is done in Islam and Hinduism too. I would be interested to learn of any other religions who also do this.

Yoga is also great because you bow many times and can release lots in one go. I had this realisation because I did some Sun Solutes this morning and felt exceptionally great today. I wondered what was different today. Then the penny dropped!

Try it. Get on your knees and bow down and get up about 10 times a day. See how you feel.

A Natural Cure For Eczema………..

Juice Diet For Perfect HealthTaken from the book Juice Diet for Perfect Health by Dr D R Gala, De Dhiran Gala and Dr Sanjay Gala – a fantastic book that I have.

“Take a mixture of juices of carrot and spinach with the juice of mixed leafy vegetables. Juice of potato, papaya and watermelon can also be taken. Besides that, potato juice may be rubbed externally on the affected skin.”

Do You Have Your I.C.E. Number In Your Mobile Phone?

I got an email about this just over a year ago and thought is was a great idea. The bit below has been taken from Wikipedia and basically explains what it is all about. If you have not got yours in your phone and you are comfortable with it all, please take a moment to add it in now.

“In case of emergency (ICE) is a programme that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, to identify victims and contact their next of kin to obtain important medical information. The program was conceived in the mid-2000s and promoted by British paramedic Bob Brotchie in May 2005.[1] It encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their cell phone address book under the name “ICE”. Alternately, a person can list multiple emergency contacts as “ICE1”, “ICE2″, etc. The popularity of the program has spread across Europe and Australia, and has started to grow into North America.”

Coping With Bereavement……….

My Cousins lost their Father recently as my Aunt lost her wonderful Husband. Yesterday, one of my closest friends in this world lost his Mum.

So having lost my own Father and knowing how it feels, I wanted to just add a post on bereavement and what help is out there.

My experience was one of the worst things I went through. For the first 3 months, I waited for his key to go through the door and for him to say hello to me. I longed for that until I realised it wasn’t going to happen ever again. I cried none stop for 2 years – on the train, walking in the street, I’d be buying something in a shop and I’d start crying. I just couldn’t stop. I’d wake up, be ok and then realise my Dad’s not here and then a sick feeling in my stomach would come in and that was it – I felt shit for the rest of that day. I couldn’t understand why everyone was saying sorry – what were they sorry for? I’d get angry and frustrated. I also lost a close friend, beautiful Tanzil, a month after my Father so I started having dreams that everyone was suddenly dying – friends, family, anyone. This freaked me out. I was numb for a very long time. It was a very strange 2 years but slowly and surely, I got over it.

We are lucky – in the days of the internet, there is an abundance of data available that can really console you. It’s a great start to read up on the bits below but I would also recommend talking to 1)someone who has been through a similar situation and know how it feels and what you go through – no offence but until you have lost someone close, you have no idea how it feels. 2) See some kind of a professional like a Counsellor or Healer who can just listen to your thoughts and feelings. Get it out into the open. I promise you they would have heard it all before. 3) spend sometime amongst nature – like in a park or by the sea either alone or with company and think of the good times you shared with that person.

Here are just a few good sources of info but there is so much more. I guarantee whatever you are feeling, someone somewhere has felt that too. We just don’t talk about it as much.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

BUPA

BBC

MIND

We all die one day. No one is here to stay. But as I full well know, this is a really hard thing to deal with.

If you know someone who could benefit from this post, please forward it on.

Badger Balms…Powerfully Pure Body Care…..

Taken from The History Of Badger section on their website…

Badger is a family run, family friendly business located on the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire, USA. Bill, Katie and daughters Mia, Emily and Rebecca started the business back in 1995, in the kitchen of their home.

Bill Whyte was a carpenter by trade and an herbalist by avocation. He could never find a product to heal his rough, dry, cracked hands—the result of daily hard work in the tough New Hampshire winters. Bill whipped up a batch of the original Healing Balm in his kitchen using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Castor Oil, Aloe Vera and Essential Oil of Sweet Birch—a traditional New England herbal remedy.

The result was astounding: a simple, all-natural, soothing and healing balm that really worked! And a company was born.

They have some great products. Here are just a few of their balms. I’m ordering mine now! Good prices too – they shouldn’t cost you anymore than about £4 each.

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