You can inhale and exhale up to seven times as much air (oxygen and prana) during deep yogic breathing than in a superficial, chest-based breathing.
Brigit received an invitation to visit Anubis in ancient Egypt to witness the destruction of the town of Kynopolis.
Cybersecurity is the protection of digital information stored in your cyber environment against computer-generated threats and hackers. Social engineering is a wide variety of malicious activities that result from human dealings.
Some people encounter obstacles to meditation. Knowing about some of these obstacles will arm you to overcome them and reap the benefits that come with a daily meditation routine.
It took me 3.5 years to complete a Yoga Therapy Foundations program that should have taken me 1 year to complete. Here is my experience and opinion of the training.
An exercise in writing; 4 rounds of 5 minutes each.
A book review of 4 novels.
The pink moon is linked to optimism for the future and expecting big dreams to come true. This month, the northern hemisphere saw a Super Pink Moon.
Yoga and meditation help prevent diseases by strengthening our immune system and overall health, and help us recover faster if we fall sick. Being accessory treatments, they enhance the performance of the primary treatment that is medical care.
Remote Viewing is “The learned ability to transcend time and space to view people, places, or things …”. I have recently trained on remote viewing and was pleasantly surprised to find that it is real and it works.
Lebanese people like to celebrate everything, small or big, but weddings hold a special importance. Some Lebanese weddings are so extravagant that people spend weeks, sometimes months, talking about them.
If you have a problem sitting down for meditation because of back pain, here are some movements that are effective in easing tension and pain in the lower back. Also, an effective exercise to help you relax your facial muscles.
Yoga therapists integrate, mindfully and by design, the limbs of yoga into their therapeutic work with students and clients. The eight limbs of Yoga can be used for healing the body and the mind in a complete and integrated therapy.
Dr. Jean Houston said of this book, "it is the story of a man who pushed back the borders of human capacities in sound, learning and health and discovered gifts and talents in humans little known before him."
My mother passed away 5 years ago. She comes to me sometimes in my dreams.
A fascinating book on the fifth kind of prayer, an ancient technology of prayer that help make our dreams come true.
Heal. Read what 3 health experts/meditation teachers tell us how to awaken the powerful healer within us.
Read the recommendations of a doctor and cancer survivor on how to prevent disease. Also, read about gadgets imbued with biometric frequency infusion technology.
A story about a woman and her two daughters during a tough time.
Alberto Villoldo explains how Spirit and the nutrients of some power plants can improve your health.
Read this comparison between Yoga, Pilates and Yogilates.
Doing yoga feels therapeutic but this does not mean that yoga therapy is the same as yoga. Yoga therapy focuses on designing a personalized practice using a sequence of poses.
The Soul Journeying book details the shamanic tools to find your destiny and recover your spirit.
This is my 101st online article; it is fitting that the topic be love. Love as a spiritual practice heals us from the unease created by what we think love can be and the way we experience it.
Intended for yoga teachers and committed yogis and yoginis, the Structural Yoga Therapy book teaches how to use yoga to bring health and balance to one’s own body or that of a student. Beginning yoga students can find useful suggestions to consider when choosing a yoga style and a yoga teacher.
It is in your power to bring joy to your life and to create what you want. Here are a few suggestions to help you on the way.
Several well-known presenters were invited to the Earthkeepers Virtual Summit that happened at the end of December 2020. Here is the talk of three of them.
Colette Baron-Reid, an oracle expert and author, gave a tarot card reading for the next five years based on the universal energies that were ignited on December 21, 2020.
2021 is the year to leave the worn path of our lives and become a vital part of the change on this planet for the sake of humanity and all of life on earth. This is the message that Dr. Alberto Villoldo conveyed at the Earthkeepers Virtual Summit 2020.
The shamanic way of healing death and their secret sacred teachings.
Use the power of change to improve your life.
Yoga is a powerful way to influence your personal development, especially self-awareness. You are self-aware when you have a conscious knowledge of your own character, feelings, motives, and desires.
The winter solstice time is a gradual return of light. For people in general and for yogis and yoginis in particular, the winter solstice is the time to find the inner light to strengthen their intentions for the coming year.
A book rich with information on mandalas and include instructions for beginners on how to meditate with a mandala. 150 drawings of mandalas in exquisite colors
I share my experience with the Transcendental Meditation technique and the TM movement.
My book review of the mystery novel Insidious. A tale of beauty, ambition, murder and problem solving.
Yoga is developing as a profession and different kinds of training are offered. Teaching anatomy-focused yoga classes includes assessing the muscles and their range of motion and learning to guide yoga practitioners in doing the poses in a correct and safe way to prevent injuries.
A personal book review and ranking of Play Dirty by Sandra Brown.
A personal book review and ranking of Seeing Red, a suspenseful thriller novel by Sandra Brown.
This is my review of the book "Simple Genius" by David Baldacci.
Yoga is safer than many other exercise types. Here I offer tips for a safe yoga practice.
Lebanon, this tiny Mediterranean country, is facing unbelievable hardship. The community of Beirut has taken one blow after another.
Vital lung capacity is essential to your health. It is crucial that you keep your lungs strong and healthy with yoga and breathing practices. This can help slow down the breathing decline associated with aging.
When we live in the "here and now," we stop making judgments. It is when we are completely silent that we can communicate with objects or with others.
Although the benefits of regular meditation practices look similar, there are subtle but important distinctions. Their emphasis is different from the others, which leads to different end goals that shape the direction of the life of meditators.
Meditation is a technique to calm the mind, but it is not a one-size-fits-all method. According to Ayurveda, the best meditation approach is the one that is in line with your body constitution.
Different types of meditation have different benefits. Some of them will work for you more than others. Here are three approaches to meditating.
Different types of meditation have different benefits. Some of them will work for you more than others. Here are three approaches to meditating.
When we free ourselves from egoism and selfishness, we can cross limitations. This newly found freedom will help others who need and ask us for help. When we are in our body of light, we share, we love each other, we escape death by becoming free from the fear of death.
The health of your back influences your breathing, the flow of nerve information, the health of your organs, the digestive process, and your level of energy and sense of wellness. Optimal breathing, improved mood, enhanced focus and youthful appearance are benefits of a regular yoga practice.
All yoga practitioners, new or experienced, must follow the same laws when practising yoga asanas. The difference is in the degree of flexibility, but with no major difference. At every step, even the experienced yogis must return to the basics.
Yoga affects your muscles and joints, the cells of your body, and how these cells function on their own and work together. Modern science says that although genes are unalterable, you can influence them and switch them on and off with your actions.
Yoga has an exceptionally positive influence on blood pressure because it reduces stress response due to an increased self-regulation.
A method to cause coincidences to happen. We define our need, focus on it, and create a pattern. We create the pattern in our imagination first then bring it into our reality.
Modern research in neuroscience shows that physical activity invigorates our muscles and changes our brain chemistry. Yoga shows promising effects on mood, attention, and memory. All brains regardless of age are capable of being ‘plastic’.
Yoga is one of the best ways to help prevent fractures. Body awareness and being humble enough to avoid doing some yoga poses and to adapt others can help improve the quality of life. It is not a one-yoga fits all style.
The people of Lebanon in general, and Beirut in particular, are grieving because of the massive blast that ripped Beirut on August 4, 2020.
The way we live, our diet, and how we take care of our body and our mind have an impact on our memory, our physical health, and our well-being.
We can become resilient and avoid feeling destroyed by the ups and downs of relationships when we become aware of the biochemical factors in action in bonding or love.
You can work on getting strong and well-formed arms with yoga as if you were lifting dumbbells and bars. Several large and small muscles in your upper body help you curl your fingers, move your hands, flex your wrists, extend your elbows, and lift your arms.
A walk in this fabulous nature park. James Gardens has broad lawns, lots and lots of flower beds, rock gardens, nature trails, three large and four small ponds fed by a spring and connected by a stream, and a lawn bowling court.
Eddesands has a natural stretch of rich gardens and unique architectural landscape decked with walkways and sand stones on the clear blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. I still remember, in vivid colors, the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings.
Attention and focus are important for physical and mental work. They are essential in keeping us alive while driving, keeping our relationships going by listening, getting us to where we want to be by staying aware, and helping us finish a task or chore.
You can take steps to keep your credit score high. Your credit score or credit rating is weighed when you want to borrow money to make a major purchase such as buying a car, taking a mortgage, or applying for a credit card. It is your financial responsibility to keep an eye on your credit score.
The anti-inflammatory effects of regularly practising yoga and meditation.
The policies and procedures of non-profit organizations guarantee that they act and answer in all situations in a way that is impartial and fair. A policy and procedure template is a management tool that employees must know about.
This is about my experience having combined cataract surgery and a vitrectomy after having lost sight in the central vision of my left eye.
Yoga Nidra is a powerful methodical technique that can bring you a far-reaching physical, emotional, and mental relaxation. You may look asleep, but your consciousness is working at a deeper level of awareness than usual. With a regular practice, you work from within to reshape your destiny.
Conversion implies a true change of heart. Once we have experienced the love and forgiveness of God, we are bound to show the same to others.
Learn how to use yoga to build your core strength and balance with a step-by-step guide (with photos) through the sun salutation flow sequence.
Healing reinforces our connection with nature and the source of all things. By regularly practicing mandala meditation, we can merge our consciousness with the mandala object of our meditation, and channel the qualities it represents.
Emotional intelligence is a vital skill to make your life project a success. Your life project is your plan to reach an objective that will bring more harmony into your life. It could be finding a new job, improving your relationship with someone close to you, or learning a new skill.
The relaxing effect of yoga practice tend to reduce anxiety-induced or stress-induced overeating. The benefits of a yoga practice are cumulative. Significant improvements are observed with regular practice over time.
Gentle, restorative yoga poses improve blood circulation and oxygen flow, which are vital to healing without exhausting the body. People with chronic fatigue syndrome cannot do rigorous exercise because an increase in heart rate and blood pressure could worsen symptoms of fatigue.
It is common knowledge that breathing in a deep and mindful way calms the mind and body, reduces stress and anxiety, increases oxygen supply to the blood, helps keep the lungs healthy, releases muscular tension, and prepares for a deeper meditation.
Yoga helps with proper body alignment so that all your body parts move together in sync. Body alignment has an impact on our overall health. This article gives instructions on a few yoga poses that target the ribs and the hips.
Self-assessment makes you become aware of your talents and skills, of what makes you unique. You want potential employers to notice you as one of the best candidates for the job. This is what will encourage them to invite you for an interview.
How to market yourself to potential employers. Start with your resume.
Yoga is a health-enhancing practice to those who are 50 years and older. A regular and safe practice of yoga lessens the negative impact of stress, and reduces tiredness levels in healthy seniors.
Some believe in the physical healing power of the Sananga eye drops. Others believe that the healing is more energetic than physical.
Project management does not have to be on a grand scale and is not limited to big projects. You can use some of the information presented in my 3 Project Management Principles articles to develop a personal action plan.
Old memory of waiting for approval of my application to immigrate.
Whenever we are at a crossroad, it means there is a choice. We must choose between two or more options. Making our own choices about what we do is important because it gives meaning to our life.
Planning is important to find the best course of action, clarify what needs to be done, check what is outside our area of expertise, and know how to delegate and set works for others.
We are not meant to cure our emotional intensity, but rather accept, appreciate, and master intense emotions. Emotional intensity is the disposition to feel a wide range of emotions in a more passionate and profound way than most people do.
The practice of project management is well established. It has a stretched out range in varied industries. Several businesses and organizations in areas such as marketing, finance, product development, consumer services, and government are now applying its central principles.
To tune in to the transcendent regions of the unseen world, we must free ourselves from the emotions and passions that prevent us from seeing clearly. It is in the state of peace and harmony that we can see clearly.
The current global health crisis has underlined the complexity of coordinating the logistics of an operation involving many people spread across various geographical areas and times zone, facilities, and/or suppliers
The Power of sound to heal and transform, boost well-being, enhance individual and global consciousness, and bring balance and harmony to our daily life.
The real magic is in transforming our love. Magic is nothing more than the expression of a love that yearns to be satisfied, the kind of love that is really at the origin of all forms of magic.
Here is a list of yoga types to choose from.
Retrain your core muscles, which are the 4 muscles: the diaphragm, the pelvic floor, the transversus abdominus, and the multifidus
The Cedars of Lebanon are a source of national pride and are considered holy.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
How to assess pain in people who are unable to express themselves
Distinguish Yourself with Lifelong Learning
Some yoga poses help cleanse the tissues of the nostrils and the throat and are useful in warding off illnesses. The shoulderstand pose is believed to have a restorative and replenishing effects on the throat, nasal cavity, thyroid and parathyroid glands, lymph nodes, and tongue.
Use the energy of negative thoughts to transform them.
An effective body-weight movement to build strength in upper body and core.
This picture of a wall clock reminds me of the one that was in my late grandparents’ home.
A crisis takes us out of our comfort zone and causes us discomfort or suffering. This suffering could be temporary or permanent depending on how we face it and the action(s) we take to change it.
Experienced practitioners of Reiki natural healing work on the first causes of some disorders. They work on those areas of the body that require healing. When asked, they customize their healing sessions accordingly.
Enjoyment is taking pleasure in something. Enchantment is a feeling of great pleasure and delight.
Learn how to use the anatomy of the physical body to navigate the subtle body.
Yogic relaxation has many benefits but also a caution.
Alberto Villoldo advised yogis and yoginis to shed stubborn Identities and drain personal histories of their power.
Managing anger is within reach. Here are some actions you can take to manage strong emotions.
When we find ourselves craving for “a deeper understanding and connection to the underlying fabric of existence”, we are aiming to reach a higher state of consciousness.
Manage neck pain. When we do yoga and feel better and relaxed, our body gets the message that we are safe, so our muscles relax, our blood pressure drops, our nerves are calmed, and anxiety is decreased. This enhances healing.