Posts Tagged ‘breathe’

Summertime

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sunset

In summer, I have a greater sense of my own inner aliveness and connection to the flow of the spiritual energy that animates all of life, which itself seems to run freer, burn hotter and grow wilder than at other times of year. Do you feel that way, too?

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive in the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” (Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart)

I love how this literary quote captures, perhaps by resurrecting childhood memories of school being out, the summer feeling

5 Reasons to Ground Your Energy

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earthmother tree

Grounding helps you to:

  1. Be more fully present.
  2. Feel stable and centered.
  3. Release heavy energy. (Yes, the Earth can recycle jangly, nervous or heavy energy of negative emotions! But, don’t worry, the Earth is not harmed in the process.)
  4. Improve your vitality.
  5. Bring your imagination down to earth, give it form, and manifest your dreams!

We access Earth energy through chakras in the soles of the feet and the root chakra at the base of the spine. Here’s how you can ground your energy:

Breath Deep. Live Long: 5 Practices to Antidote Stress and Discomfort.

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Meditation

“A healthy mind has an easy breath.”  (Author Unknown)

Research shows an inextricable chemical link between emotions, including stress, and the functioning of the body’s immune system. The growing field of psychoneuroimmunology looks at, among other things, the connection between emotions and the ability of the body to heal itself. A pioneer in mind-body medicine, Dr. Robert Ader, coined the term, psychoneuroimmunology.

“His initial research, in the 1970s, became a touchstone for studies that have since mapped the vast communications network among immune cells, hormones and neurotransmitters. It introduced a field of research that nailed down the science behind notions once considered magical thinking: that meditation helps reduce arterial plaque; that social bonds improve cancer survival; that people under stress catch more colds; and that placebos work not only on the human mind but also on supposedly insentient cells.