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Yoga Pose that may have the Power to Cure whatever ails you

Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose)
Said to reverse the normal downward flow of a precious subtle fluidcalled amrita (immortal) or soma (extract) in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, modern yogis agree that Viparita Karani may have the power to cure whatever ails you.


Benefits

Relieves tired or cramped legs and feet
Gently stretches the back legs, front torso, and the back of the neck
Relieves mild backache
Calms the mind

Contraindications

Many teachers maintain that Viparita Karani is an inversion, and as such should be avoided during menstruation. Others though recommend the pose even during menstruation. Check with your teacher before performing this pose during menstruation. As with any inversion Viparita Karani should be avoided if you have serious eye problems, such as glaucoma. With serious neck or back problems only perform this pose with the supervision of an experienced teacher. If your feet begin to tingle during this pose, bend your knees, touch your soles together, and slide the oute…

Grounding should be practiced at least three times a week.

Grounding is a simple exercise which should be practiced at least three times a week.

- Sit down or stand up, whatever is comfortable for you.

- Close your eyes or leave them open, and begin your breathing cycles. 

- Once you obtain a good rhythm, imagine roots leaving your feet and sinking deep into the earth. 

- With every inhalation, imagine green (positive) energy coming up the roots from the earth into your dan tien. 

- When you exhale imagine red (negative) energy coming out of your mouth.

Continue with this process until you feel you have gathered enough. 

You will find that with practice your chi control will grow impressively.





Please read my other posts to learn more about Meditation and Chi control:  
My favorite Meditation for Self-Healing by Yogi Bhajan

Breathing exercise to overcome all of your physical shortcomings

Also tryBliss Meditation

How to build up Chi (Qi) to fight off illness and maintain good health

8 Exercises for Fitness, Healing, and Longevity 

Standing Qigong produced su…

Five simple steps to self-healing

Five simple steps to self-healing, as taught by Zeev Kolman in his healing workshops.

1. Relax Sit quietly. Meditate. Listen to your favorite music or repeat a mantra, a calming word or phrase. 2. Breathe
Inhale deeply. Hold your breath. Use your imagination to push the oxygen to all the organs of your body - including the heart, stomach, and legs. See the breath and oxygen swirl around your head and brain and go out the top of your head. 3. Connect with the cosmic energy
Sit with palms up. Imagine the cosmic energy entering your body as a brilliant light. Feel the energy in your palms as it accumulates. Take your time. 4. Work with your hands
Create an "imaginary" balloon of energy between your hands. Feel the energy. Continue to build up the energy with gentle in-and-out movements of the hands. 5. Build a blue shield

Transfer the energy from your hands into and around your body. Envelop the body with a protective cover of energy, to supply needed life force and…

Energy Circles - Create all your Heart's desires

Energy circles are a very interesting concept.
You draw a make-believe circle on the ground, and then, voice out loud your heart's desires and toss it into the circle with your hands.




When you complete this process, you proceed by stepping into the circleBathe yourself in all of your intentions that you threw into the circle

Soak in them. Bring them into your being. 



Then place your hands over your heart and embrace the energy of all that you created.

Lastly, blow all of your wants back out of the circle, giving them to the Universe to start creating all that you desire.

Practice this on a daily basis and start seeing your intentions take form.



Express gratitude for having received all that you have asked for. It is important to give thanks to complete the cycle. Do not go into detail about what, how, or when you want to receive what you desire; leave that to Spirit. 





You can be very specific in what you ask for, right down to the minute detail or you can generalize, for example, to w…

Clear Sinuses and Ward off Infections (Holistic Approach)

With Spring allergies in the air, I would like to discuss healthy way to clear your sinuses and strength your immune system. I am going to talk about Chanting, Qigong, Chinese Medicine, Diet and other healthy ideas.

Vibrations created from chanting Om can help clear your sinuses and ward off infections.

Yogis have traditionally chanted the mantra "Om" to help with focusing the mind. However, this simple and most primal of chants may serve an important side benefit, particularly during winter / spring months: The sound vibrations may help keep your sinuses healthy.



This news comes from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where the researchers Jon Lundberg and Eddie Weitzberg discovered that humming can help to ventilate and open the sinuses. When they tested 10 men, they found that humming increased nitric oxide levels fifteen fold, compared to quiet exhalations without sound.The exhalations of people with healthy sinuses tend to have high nitric oxide levels, indicat…