Kundalini Rising: A Comprehensive Guide To The 7 Chakras by The Mind Unleashed Kundalini Rising: The Root Chakra “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~ Carl Jung Imagine your spine is a tree trunk with seven ascending flowers (chakras) growing out of it. These flowers are either opened or closed depending upon your health, mental disposition, and ability to communicate with the cosmos. Muladhara, the root chakra. If the crown chakra is the Übermensch (overman) of the Kundalini process, then the root chakra is the Untermensch (underman). The root chakra is symbolized by a red lotus with four petals. The four petals directly denote stability and foundational survival, and are indirectly related to the four sides of the square, the four directions, and the four elements: earth, air, fire, & water. The deity associated with this region is Indra who is often depicted riding a white seven-tusked elephant. Those whose root chakra is open, tend to be healthier, more balanced and grounded.
This Exercise Is More Powerful Than 1,000 Sit-Ups: Spare 60 Seconds A Day And In Only A Month You Will Have A Flat Stomach The belly is probably one of the most problematic areas of the body when it comes to losing weight. All of us dream about a flat and toned abdomen, but it seems that we all hate sit-ups. However, we have some good news! Finally, fitness experts have found a solution which, they claim, can replace even a 1,000 sit-ups. This amazing exercise is called “a plank”, and it is static, but all the weight of the body lays on the hands and toes, while the body is straight as a board. What is extremely important about it is that if you do this several times a week for ten minutes a day, you will have better results than if you did 1,000 sit-ups. Nevertheless, you need to make sure that your body is in the correct starting position, and respect these instructions: Press your palms firmly on the floor and stretch your shoulders so that they are as distant from each other as possible. Now, you can start doing this exercise:
This Experiment Proves Why Staying In Tune With The Earth’s Pulse Is Key To Our Wellbeing Have you ever felt disconnected from the earth? Interesting question to ponder, and while some of us feel that in some sense we become disconnected when we spend too much time indoors or on technological devices, the truth is, we don’t disconnect from the earth and its natural rhythms entirely, cause if we did, you would notice it big time. That isn’t to say there isn’t huge benefit in being in nature, putting down your phone or even practicing some like earthing, instead, I’m saying there is a deeper connection we all have to this planet that we may not be aware of. The law of biogenesis states that life cannot be created from nothing, it is always life that creates life. This profound statement can begin a series of questions into the scientific unknown relating to who or what created human life. “Omne vivum ex vivo – all life is from life” Dr. Natural electromagnetic processes in the environment (I-IV), human EEG readings in comparison. Research carried out by E.
8 Methods of Grounding and Connecting to the Earth’s Frequencies “Our entire biological system, the brain, and the Earth itself, work on the same frequencies.” ~ Nikola Tesla By: Adam Lanka, Guest The term grounding means connected to the Earth, and it is one that ps numerous different cultures, traditions, and spiritual practices. All species upon our planet are shaped by the forces and presence of the Earth and the cosmos, and as such this connection is deeply inherent to a sustainable state of well-being. What we need to understand is that all systems strive to achieve, return to, or maintain a state of pure coherence. The more organized or coherent these fields are, the more effectively and efficiently energy can be transferred to both stimulate and enhance the lesser organized of the two. This natural rhythm is found in multiple places within the human organism, and it is inherent to functioning at our most efficient, sustainable, and coherent state. 1. Be out in nature; go to a field, a mountain, a swamp, a river, a stream, a beach, the ocean.
Study Suggests Having More Children Could Protect Against Aging While it isn’t necessarily accurate to say that having more children correlates to a longer lifespan, a recent study has suggested that in certain circumstances, increased reproduction may help to protect mothers’ cells from aging. Senescence, or biological aging, refers to the gradual deterioration of living tissue, and is often caused by the degradation of genetic material, which tends to suffer wear and tear each time a cell divides. However, according to the new paper, the effects of childbirth may have a positive impact on this process by limiting damage to DNA. Publishing their findings in PLOS ONE, the study authors explain how features called telomeres were found to be longer among those women in their sample who had had more children. However, each time a cell divides, these telomeres shorten slighty until eventually they no longer function. Telomeres are found on the ends of chromosomes, but shorten over time. Photo Gallery
Reboot Your Life: 20 Mental Barriers You Should Let Go Of You are in an imaginary hot air balloon. It’s just you and all of your belongings in the wicker basket. Something went wrong and you are losing altitude fast. You will hit the ground in less than ten minutes if you don’t come up with something quick. The only immediate solution is to get rid of excess weight and throw off at least half of your belongings. It’s that or hit the ground in ten. This happens to all of us in less dramatic circumstances. Our mental life follows the same fate. Some of them are useless ideas that drag us down considerably. So if you were in the hot air balloon situation, which of these mental barriers should we let go? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. About the Author
36 Pictures To See Which Muscle You’re Stretching - Be Young Be Green It doesn’t matter if you’re a chronic sitter, a daily exerciser, or a weekend warrior, most understand the benefits of stretching. It sends blood stream to your muscles and offers your joints assistance in moving through their full scope of movement. Stretching enhances your stance and athletic execution while reducing your risk of pain and injury. However when you do yoga or a flexibility routine, do you know which muscles you’re actually stretching? If you feel pressure or strain on your joints, you are pushing too much, so you should only feel these stretches in the belly of the muscle. Don’t worry about how long you’re stretching , focus on feeling how your muscles relax and getting them back to their natural, resting lengths, which takes 5 to 30 seconds for each muscle. These illustrations were created by Vicky Timón, a yoga expert and author of “Encyclopedia of Pilates Exercises,” and James Kilgallon, CSCS, creator of Mazlo’s Body Maintenance Program. 1.Camel Pose Wide Forward Fold
Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Make People Happy Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Make People Happy Neil deGrasse Tyson had the following to say about how neuroscience works: “Everything we do, every thought we’ve ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find.” Much of the advice that is given, especially online, regarding how to increase happiness in our lives warrants a critical eye. This is where Neuroscience steps in and says “Enough already!” Now, neuroscience – the scientific study of the structure and function of the nervous system and brain – has brought forth findings proving that increasing our happiness is within our cognitive control. Truthfully, this should not come as a surprise. There are not many things more exciting than discovering the immense power and energy within our bodies. Let’s get right to it. Ritual #1: Practice gratitude Ritual #2: Create intentions and set goals
How Alcohol Attacks The Brain How Alcohol Attacks The Brain Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest tutorials daily – free! How Alcohol Attacks The Brain graphic © healthinfocus.net. Background image – fotolia.com © adimas In low doses, say a few beers or a few shots of liquor, alcohol is a mild depressant. Notice that all these symptoms are linked to the functions of the brain? You might have thought that after the hangover has gone, you are completely back to normal. According to a study by Oscar-Berman and Marinković in 2007 , the parts of the brain that are most vulnerable to damage from alcohol abuse are the frontal lobes, limbic system, and cerebellum. The Fontal Lobe The saying that “alcohol lowers inhibitions” is absolutely correct! The Limbic System Some people are strongly affected emotionally by alcohol – meaning they can become either very depressed or very euphoric when their blood alcohol levels get high enough. References:  Hendler, R., et. al. (2013).
20 Proven Ways To Use Coconut Oil To Look 10 Years Younger Overnight (Tips From World’s Leading Experts!) Coconut oil is quite simply the most magical ingredient in the world. In today’s post we share twenty of the best DIY health and beauty recipes made with coconut oil that will give you even more reasons to buy a jar for your home.Don’t currently have a jar of coconut oil in your home? You can purchase Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from this page on Amazon. Silky, Fluffy, Chemical-Free Shaving Cream – Next time you shave, why not use a more gentle shaving cream that’s kind to your skin? This recipe allows you to add in your favorite essential oil, so the end result will be totally personal to you! Overnight Skin Care With Coconut Oil – This overnight ritual will leave your skin feeling refreshed, clean and free from impurities. Coconut Oil Hand Cream – As the colder weather takes its toll on your hands, giving them a little attention and care now and again will go a long way! Whipped Coconut Oil Cellulite Cream – Cellulite is a problem that affects many women.
How to Make Kokedama - Healthy Home Indoor plants play a large role in the design and feel of a space. And for those without a yard, they’re a way to stay connected to nature. Add simple, stylish indoor plants to your home design with Rooted by Design (Ten Speed Press, 2015) by Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give, the owners of Sprout Home gardening stores. Create minimal, otherworldly beauty for any space with homemade kokedamas. Kokedama is a free-form planting method that derives from bonsai, which is the practice of training and manipulating small trees and shrubs to evoke the majesty of their ancient counterparts found in nature. Kokedamas are wrapped in an exterior layer of moss. Make Your Own Kokedama Step 1: Gently remove the plant from the pot that it came in. Step 2: Mix together the peat moss and bonsai soil in a plastic grocery bag or bucket. Step 3: Form a ball of soil that is big enough to encase the root system of the plant. Step 4: Wrap a layer of dried sphagnum moss entirely around the plant’s root system. Care:
5 Warning Signs Your Body Is Getting Too Much Sodium 5 Warning Signs Your Body Is Getting Too Much Sodium Sodium (salt) is a necessary mineral for the human body to ingest. It effectively supplies electrolytes and maintains the fluid levels within our cells. It is also essential to the healthy transmission of nerve impulses within the body. The problem is that most of us simply eat too much. Here is the breakdown of the U.S. governmental health agencies and their recommended intake: -United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): 2300 mg. -American Heart Association (AHA): 1500 mg. -Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND): 1500 to 2300 mg. -American Diabetes Association (ADA): 1500 to 2300 mg. The interesting statistic is the recommended amount from the American Heart Association (AHA). People with heart failure may improve their symptoms by reducing the amount of salt (sodium) in their diet. The majority of our sodium intake comes in the form of processed foods. Asparagus (10 spears) / 10 mg Avocado (1/2 medium) / 10 mg 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.