Living Well, Staying Healthy In Mind, Body and Spirit

Exercise, stay limber and active, get outside and enjoy life, smell the air, greet the neighbors, say hi to the postman, just be active. And then, and this is paramount, use what modern medical science has available with vitamin supplements.

Here’s what you should be aware of; your body (and particularly your brain) need essential fatty acids, getting your recommended daily allowance will aid in keeping your brain sharp as a tack and dementia merely a word used in scrabble.

The bible says…. “Take a little wine for thy stomach’s sake”. This isn’t a religious discussion, but research shows that Polyphenol, found in red grapes (and other less tantalizing plants) will aid in cognitive functions.

Here’s one I hadn’t heard of till researching this article; ALA or Alpha-Lipoic Acid, seems this one is a fighter (I like it already) and will attack (or interrupt) free radical damage and increase antioxidants in the brain and improve memory, sounds like a winner in my book.

Okay, getting older is a fact of life, so when we look at vitamin supplements and amino acids, we’ll want to find and take those that have proven benefits to brain functions. Enter Coenzyme Q10 which apparently is like a soldier with orders to… “Protect The Brain With Your Life” and do not let the enemy intrude at any cost.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and with time diminishes, but again, don’t let it happen gracefully, do everything possible to hold to health and longevity. Seems that might have been written as a banner for Vitamin E, known to keep our skin supple (it’s an antioxidant in our tissue) and our brains active. Make CERTAIN to get an ample dose of Vitamin E, it’s vital.

Here’s one that most of us HAVE heard about, good ‘ole Ginkgo Biloba, available at every drugstore and many convenience stores along the highways of life. It is powerful and known to increase blood flow to the brain (a good thing) and vital to keeping our brains in tip top condition. Use your brain, work puzzle, solve riddles, read books, STOP staring at the TV and take a daily dose of Ginkgo Biloba.

Remember the old “Bugs Bunny” cartoons. The wise cracking rabbit that was always one up on whatever situation he encountered? He was always munching on a carrot, and a carrot contains what? Why carotenoids of course which (when taken in a balanced manner) is a proven and powerful antioxidant.

FACTOID: Antioxidants are nutrients or chemicals that are free radical scavengers. Vitamins A, C, E and some B vitamins, beta-carotene, selenium and certain crucial enzymes in our bodies are antioxidants.

The letter B is beautiful, and it can represent so many words, emotions, and memories. And I’m going to focus on memory and speak of vitamins B6 and B12, which are crucial (did you hear that) for our brains to function properly. With these vitamins, we’ll slowly but surely begin to forget things, become confused and certainly NOT grow old gracefully. Make CERTAIN you are getting your recommended daily dose of this vitamin.

Life is about living, we are all on the same path and the path is beautiful indeed. Live well, stay healthy and be sure to take your vitamins.

Yoga – Melding Mind, Body and Health

Upon the consummation of my top of the line, I understood that following forty-four years of living, combined with the day by day mishandle my psyche and body retains, my whole being needed a noteworthy redesign. My brain was running in excessively numerous bearings and required that I get control it over. I could hear the words spilling out of Rose’s lips as she sat in stances just three-year olds ought to have the capacity to crush into. “Unwind your psyche. Unwind your body and recollect to relax.” Remember to relax? I could scarcely discover a wisp of air to recharge my lungs with as I stood, shaking, in what appeared to me to be a tangled chaos.

My brain too was gone head to head with the pestering inquiry of how Rose could say a solitary word as she talked clear sentences of direction to her class while tie up in the same represent that I was endeavoring to strike. “Recall that, she proceeded with, I should see you in the posture for it to tally.” It wasn’t sufficient that I, a runner and weight coach, was humiliated at my absence of yoga expertise. Presently my instructor needed to see me attempting to make a stance for it to number. I kept on battling while watching other people who seemed to have a superior handle of postures.

After class a few understudies loose and tasted tea and ate custom made treats. I was exhausted and would not like to stand so sitting and talking seemed well and good. As I listened and watched, I deliberately created a sentiment of every individual’s yoga aptitudes. They were more adaptable than me and saw how to get into the postures as they were told. I was not and felt substandard. I needed to lose my self image while rehearsing yoga, however wasn’t prepared. Miffed, yet not irate with myself, I started to float away considering different interests that I effectively adjusted my craving and inner self. My better half and children were one and work was another.

As though she could hear my considerations, Rose looked toward me while addressing her understudies and said grinning, “Recall, yoga is an individual practice. It is never an opposition. Some days you will think that its less demanding to stream than others. One side of your body might be more tightly than the other. It’s alright. With practice, you’ll start to see change in quality, adaptability and inward peace.”

Internal peace? How on earth is this stuff going to help me, I contemplated as I horrendously sat with my legs crossed. The years of running in the city now reminded me how horrendously tight my hips were. I had restricted adaptability and attempted to concentrate on anything besides the torment this woman thirty years my senior and all of 100 pounds had put me through. I move around on the floor to locate an agreeable position and grinned at Rose. A mother of three whose children were presently guardians, she was a motivation to numerous.

Meditation Bowls Can Heal the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and heal the body. There are many ways to meditate. The focus of this article is meditation singing bowls, the history behind them, and how using them can clear your chakras to reduce stress and bring healing.

There are many ways to experience peace and healing. Spending time in nature, practicing yoga, listening to music or playing singing bowls can bring you closer to a spiritual awakening. Have you ever heard someone say that gardening brings me to my happy place? As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind and it brings a sense of peace, then it is an effective way of meditation. Throughout the day, when people experience stress, their bodies automatically react in ways that prepare them to either fight or run. This may be helpful in some cases; however prolonged states of such agitation can actually cause physical damage to every part of the body. Meditation affects the body in exactly the opposite way that stress does. It restores the body to a calm state, helping the body to repair itself and prevent new damage from being done. Now that you know what mediation is, you will understand how singing bowls are connected to meditation.

Imagine what comes to mind when you hear the word gong. Most people automatically think of a large hanging piece of metal that is struck with a mallet to make a loud sound. This is one type, but many people are unaware that there is another type known as a singing bowl. They are also known as Tibetan bowls, meditation bowls, or singing crystal bowls. Each bowl plays a different musical note that is said to promote physical and emotional healing.

Singing bowls have been used for meditation for centuries by monks and other spiritual gurus. Originally meditation was considered something that is just not meant for modern people, but today, it is becoming more and more popular with people everywhere. Now, there are even Doctors who choose to treat their patients’ physical ailments with musical notes.

Each of these notes correspond energy fields in the body known as chakras. Singing bowls are used to clear out blockages in the energy flow, leaving you in a more calm and peaceful state.