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Saturday, 18. October 2008
Eye Exercises for Better Vision
You can also perform some simple foot reflexology: Just roll a wooden foot roller or rolling pin beneath the feet from the toes to the heels for 5 minutes, concentrating more on the the areas between the second and third toes on both feet (ie. th reflex areas for the eyes). Then concentrate on the liver reflex area, which is on the right foot below the ball of the foot, in line with the third, fourth and fifth toes. If the liver or gall bladder is not functioning properly, this area will feel very tender.
Sunday, 28. September 2008
Healing With Crystals - Heilen mit Kristallen
A lot of Crystals Articles, e.g. The Three Steps to Crystal Healing, Ten Healing Crystals for Stress, Ten Healing Crystals for Children, Ten Healing Crystals for Men, Ten Healing Crystals for Woman, Healing Crystals for Pets and Animals ... by Karen Ryan. (English only)
Kristall-Praxis von Erika Hausen (German only)
Geheimnis der Kristalle und Edelsteine Farb-Codes von Paranormal Deutschland e.V. (German only)
Alle Seiten sind wie Edelsteine.
Tuesday, 08. July 2008
Meditation Through Dance
Dance as liturgy or ritual has always been a way to honor the sacred, the mystery, turning into the spiral of life and the universal, the ever-present flow of the Divine force. It has profound implications for healing, psychotherapy, spiritual growth, and the full unfolding of human potential. Sacred dance can be done by anyone and in any mode. It may be part of an ancient tradition or may emanate in the moment. It can range from simple walking steps in a circle to elaborately costumed processionals. When you can let go, the natural flow of energy dances you. It opens up the channels of the body to clear away old emotional blockages, belief systems that no longer serve, and memories the body has held onto long after their usefulness disappeared. We allow life to dance us again.
Bringing Sacred Dance Back to Life
In the beginning we will find many voices within us that are unknown, repressed, afraid to speak, and unaccustomed to spontaneous and direct expression. We will literally be using dance as a bridge between consciousness and the psyche. Through dance we tap into the body's unconscious memories, layer by layer. Then the healing begins. As we continue our discipline of movement and image dialogues, poetic and private insights emerge through relaxed and spontaneous expression to show us the way.
Creating Your Sacred Dance
The stage, the altar, the studio -- whatever space you designate -- is the sacred dancing ground, and the dancing time is time out of ordinary time. The dancers enter consciously, sensing the difference between the busy outside world and the dedicated dance space. This is the hallowed ground, dedicated to and ruled by forces that are not personal, not individualistic.
After one enters the sacred space there is, ideally, a period of quieting down. Physiologically, you might start with deep, slow breathing, bringing scattered thoughts to a still, introverted point of focus.
Here are some keys that will help your dance become more meaningful for you, which I derived in part from my work with the Dances of Universal Peace. Even one or two of these techniques will have quite a profound effect.
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Saturday, 05. July 2008
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-Mind Disciplines
Feng shui, magnet therapy, polarity therapy, qigong, reiki, therapeutic touch - what do they have in common? They are all "subtle energy practices," just one section in this wide-ranging encyclopedia.
Allison, a dancer and educator, has done an excellent job of pulling together information on some 125 therapies. Whether you want to know about brain gym or just plain old yoga, this encyclopedia is a great starting point.
Written by over 125 experts in their respective fields, the lavishly-illustrated encyclopedia includes boxed insets highlighting important facts about each discipline, annotated resource lists, and sources for further reading.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-Mind Disciplines by Nancy Allison, editor.
Rosen Publishing Group, 1999 | 448 pages | PDF | 10.3 MB
Traditional shamanic practices in Comalapa, Guatemala.
Thursday, 29. May 2008
How To Give Yourself An Energizing Facial Massage
Give Yourself an Energizing Facial Massage. A facial massage is a great way to de-stress and unwind after a heavy day. This facial massage technique shows you how to perform the massage on yourself which means you can do it in the comfort of your own home at your leisure.
(Transcript of this video)
Step 1: Make yourself comfortable
You can do this massage in any setting, but it is more effective when the mind is calm and the body is relaxed. Find a quiet place if possible, either lying down or seated. Take a few deep breathes and if you wear glasses, remove them before starting.
Step 2: Head tapping
Firstly, start by gently tapping the head by drumming your fingertips all around the top of the scalp. This stimulates blood flow and brain cell activity. Carry on doing this for about 1 minute.
Step 3: Forward swipes
Next flatten both hands with your palms facing you and hold them at forehead level. Turn your head from left to right, alternate swiping the forehead with the fingers of the left and right hand. It should be your head that is moving and not your hands. Repeat this about 10 times to each side.
Step 4: Circle the eyes
With the hands still at eye level, now make loose fists while placing the thumbs on the cheekbones.
Starting at the bridge of the nose, firmly draw the knuckles of the index fingers in an arc across the eyebrows and down the outside of the eye.
Then once again starting from the bridge of the nose, this time draw the knuckles in an arc beneath the eyes on the crest of the cheekbones. Repeat this cycle approximately 10 times.
Step 5: Palming the cheeks
Once again open the hands and place the palms over the cheekbones.
Firmly draw the palms down towards the mouth, then continue along the bottom edge of the jawbone.
Follow the line of the jaw upwards, to just in front of the ears, then in along the cheekbones completing a cycle.
Repeat this cycle 10 times.
Step 6: Mouth swipes
Now turn the hands with fingertips pointing towards each other and the palms towards you as in the forehead swipes, but this time at mouth level.
Again, move the head side to side, swiping the mouth and lips with your fingertips. Remember it is the head that turns while the hands remain still. Repeat 10 times to each side
Step 7: Throat pull
Lowering the hands to neck level, we will now extend the thumbs and curve the fingers slightly.
Using very light pressure place one hand on the throat, and pull directly forward while closing the thumb and forefinger so that you tug gently at the skin as your hand slides off. This should not be painful or uncomfortable.
As the first hand slides off, the other hand is rising to repeat the process. With practice, you can achieve a steady rhythm.
Repeat with both hands 10 times.
Step 8: Ear massage
To begin, we are going to make "Spock" hands, that is, with your little finger and ring finger together and middle and index finger together.
Place the hands on the side of the head with the ears between the fingers and massage up and down.
Repeat this 10 times.
Now we will massage the ears. Starting at the tops, rub the ear firmly between thumb and the first two fingers. Continue down to the lobe covering the entire ear.
To finish give the earlobe a firm tug, then the middle of the ear, and finally the top.
Repeat this 3 times.
And that's how to give yourself an energizing facial massage the VideoJug way!
Be sure to check out all the other forms of massage and relaxation techniques on the VideoJug website.
Saturday, 03. May 2008
Complementary Medicine For Dummies
As always - "For Dummies" is written in an easy-to-read and entertaining style.
Complementary Medicine For Dummies by Jacqueline Young.
John Wiley & Sons, 2007 | 448 Pages | PDF | 4.2 MB
Wednesday, 30. April 2008
This meditation centers around the seven chakras, shortly explaining their meanings. The presentation also gives some 'sacred truths' as related to each chakra. With cool graphics.
Click below or view it in a bigger version here.
Found at Visual Meditation by Caroline Myss Ph.D.
Monday, 21. April 2008
How To Massage Away A Headache
There is nothing like a good massage to deal with pain relief. So why not try this alternative way to getting rid of a headache. This easy-to-follow guide will teach you the basics for a pain relief massage.
(Transcript of this video)
Step 1: Getting started
Try to find a quiet space where you can lower the lights, since bright lighting can aggravate a headache. Make yourself as comfortable as possible, either sitting or lying down, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
Step 2: Scalp massage
With the finger tips of both hands, firmly massage the scalp by making small circles all over the head, focusing on the areas around the ears and at the base of the skull.
Continue this for about 2 minutes.
Step 3: Neck massage
Bring the hands to the back of the neck with fingers together and start massaging the muscles on each side of the spinal column. Take your time, work your way down the neck and then back up again. Repeat this 5 times.
Step 4: Facial pressure points
Now bring the hands around front and make loose fists with thumbs extended and pointing upwards. Place the thumbs at the bridge of the nose and apply light pressure for about 30 seconds.
Move the thumbs to the centre of the eyebrows and continue the upward pressure. Hold for 30 seconds then move to the outer corners of the eyes and apply pressure for another 30 seconds. Finally, bring the thumbs to the underside of the cheekbones directly below the eye and hold for 30 seconds.
Step 5: Temple massage
Now bring the hands to the side of the face and place the index and middle fingers on the temples. With light pressure, begin to make circles with the pads of the fingers, moving downwards at the front and then back up. This should be done slowly with each circle lasting about 3 seconds. Continue this for 1 or 2 minutes.
Without removing the fingers from the temples, extend the thumbs and place them one the upper jaw, just under the cheekbones. Maintain a slight pressure as you allow the jaw to relax, and slowly move the thumbs down, giving a light stretch between the temples and jaw.
Step 6: Other pressure points
Remember that many pressure points are not recommended for pregnant women, so check with your doctor if you think you may be.
Start by using the thumb and forefinger of one hand to pinch the skin between the thumb and forefinger of the other hand, close to the base of the fingers. Hold this for about a minute and then switch hands.
If it is a sinus headache, you can apply strong pressure to the pads of the fingertips with the thumb. Start with the index finger, and continue with the pressure for about a minute, moving the thumb in small circles. You may even feel small granular objects that are slightly painful. This is normal but if it is too painful, move on to the next finger.
Finish all the fingers of one hand, then repeat on the other hand.
You can repeat this process on the toes as well if it is convenient. Finally, grasp the small toe on each foot, and apply thumb pressure to the lower outside corner of the nail. Hold this for about a minute.
Friday, 18. April 2008
Walking Your Blues Away
Could it really be this simple? Yes! This easiest of self-help techniques has gained widespread recognition: you really can solve problems, heal trauma and transform stress by walking.
Here are five steps to correctly performing a Walking Your Blues Away session. They are:
1. Define the issue
Before going for your walk, consider the issues that are still hanging around in your life that you feel are unresolved. This could range from past traumas, hurts, angers, or embarrassments to relationship issues with people you no longer have access to (including people who have died).
There is no specific right or wrong issue to work with. If you can think of it, visualize it, and get a feeling from it, then you can walk and work with it.
2. Bring up the story
Relax into it. To motivate yourself, think of the positive resolution that you’re trying to achieve. There is no failure. There is only feedback. Learn from the feedback and continue on.
4. Notice how the issue changes
As the emotional value or the emotion attached to a picture/memory changes, the submodalities will change. When people walk with an unpleasant memory, it’s not uncommon for them to say they see it beginning to disintegrate or get dimmer or lose its color or move farther away or even behind them.
Once the change has happened, people notice that the emotion they feel about the picture is now different. It’s still possible to remember the event, but the feeling about the event has changed. Often the story of “I was hurt and it still hurts,” for example, changes to something like “I learned a good lesson from that, even if it was unpleasant.” Present-tense pain becomes past-tense experience.
Let the process proceed until you notice a perceptible shift in feeling. Then ask yourself, “What’s my story about this memory now?” If the process is complete, you’ll discover that the story you’re telling yourself will be considerably healthier, more resilient, and more useful than the previous story.
5. Anchor the memory
When the picture is well formed and you notice that your self-told story about the event has changed, anchor this new reality by reviewing it carefully–observe the way the picture has changed, listen to yourself repeat the new internal story, and notice the feelings associated with the new state. Notice all the ways it’s changed. Think of other ways it may now be useful to you, even helpful. As you’re walking back to your starting point, think about how you’d describe it if you were to choose to tell somebody else about it.
When you get home, consider writing something about your new experience, your new vision, your new story. If you don’t want to write it down, just sit in a quiet and safe place and speak it out loud in private to yourself. These steps help anchor the new state, fixing it in its new place in your mind and heart, so it will be available to you as a resource–rather than a problem–in the future.
Source: Adapted from "Walking Your Blues Away", by Thom Hartmann.
Thursday, 10. April 2008
Daily Rituals to Keep You Balanced
Today, in our too-fast, information-overloaded society, we've lost much of our connection to the earth, to spirit, to nature's cycles, to our own cycles. And yet, we still need things to feed us, to ground us, to give us courage and connection.
Good rituals are essential to our emotional, psychological, and spiritual health. To help reconnect us to the sacred aspects of our lives, we asked three experts on the subject to share everyday rituals that they've created or practice.
"Perfectly Balanced" by Alfred Gockel
1. Welcome the Day
Greeting the new day is ingrained in our collective unconscious. Many ancient cultures had some form of morning ritual, and even now most people have a pattern for starting their day, even if it's coffee from the same cafe. Jane Alexander, author of 20 books on holistic living, including "Spirit of the Home: How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary" built this ritual around the classic yoga Sun Salutation. "I like it because it gives your whole body a vibrant wake-up call," she says.
To put your mind into a positive frame and prepare your entire body for whatever stresses lie ahead.
Grapefruit essential oil (or any uplifting aromatherapy oil).
1. Before getting out of bed, lie quietly for a few moments. Say a word of thanks for this new day, and the gift of life. Dab essential oil on a cloth that you'll use solely for this ritual, and breathe in the aroma.
2. Get up and stand in front of a mirror. Smile at yourself and affirm that this will be a good day, full of blessings, opportunities, and wonder. Say aloud, "I look forward to a wonderful day," or any affirmation with personal significance. If there are difficult meetings or decisions ahead, affirm that you will tackle these with ease: "I will take the challenges of this day in stride."
3. Face east and perform the yoga exercise Sun Salutation.
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Thursday, 03. April 2008
Kick Ass Miracles - Healing and Health
Martial arts expert Chris Crudelli takes a spritual journey to explore different faiths, and discover how their followers can perform amazing physical and mental feats.
In this episode Chris looks at the miraculous ways people maintain their health and heal the sick.
In India he finds a novel cure for stomach ailments used in Hatha yoga which involves swallowing 10 metres of bandage. While in Hong Kong he tries the gall bladder of a live snake which is supposed to prolong life - though probably not for the snake.
In Thailand he meets a monk who blows healing breaths across his injured wrist with surprising results, and a 74-year-old woman offers him magical breast milk to make him more charming. Huh!
Premiered on BBC-3, 2006
Duration: 28 minutes
Thursday, 27. March 2008
The Illuminated Chakras
Anodea Judith has dedicated her life to teaching about the chakras, the subtle energy centers in the body. In this award-winning animated video, she takes you on a journey through the chakras, where you spend time experiencing the function, the feeling, and the essence of each of the 7 primary chakras. However, the manner in which this is all presented is not only informative, but also beautiful! Anodea's style of narration is pleasing to the ear, the music of Robin Silver nicely supports the narration, and the 3-D Animation Graphics of Alex Wayne are simply great!
Enjoy this multi-sensory journey into the transformational beauty of the inner world. Follow the path of Kundalini-Shakti, the mystical serpent, who drives the vital force that awakens consciousness within each chakra. Experience the elemental reality of each chakra, as earth, water, fire, air, sound, light, and transcendent consciousness.
Duration: 28 minutes
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. is an American author, therapist, public speaker and expert on the Chakra system, bodymind (body/mind integration), somatic therapy, and Yoga. Judith is best known as the author of 'Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System'. Visit her online home: Sacred Centers.
Thursday, 20. March 2008
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Sunday, 16. March 2008
The Blue Buddha - Lost Secrets of Tibetan Medicine
Twelve hundred years ago the people of Tibet developed a comprehensive medical system. They understood how the mind affects the body. They knew subtle ways of changing the body's chemistry with medicines made from plants and minerals. They blessed their medicines in lengthy rituals. And they encoded this knowledge in a series of elaborate paintings called thangkas.
'Blue Buddha: Lost Secrets of Tibetan Medicine' traces the odyssey of traditional Tibetan medicine from it's roots in ancient Tibet, to a worldwide interest in it's traditional medical wisdom. We meet several leading physicians in India, as the program introduces us to the basic concepts of this ancient system of healing. We also trace the fate of the 77 thangkas that comprise the Atlas of Tibetan Medicine, the great mnemonic device that encodes the entire system of healing. From the snows of Siberia and the Himalayas to the vital culture of Tibet in exile, in Dharamsala, India, this is a stunning look at where Tibetan medicine has come from.
'Blue Buddha: Lost Secrets of Tibetan Medicine' focuses on the life of a Buddhist monk and a doctor who practices traditional Tibetan medicine in Siberia. It hasn't always been easy. At times he's been hounded by the KGB and forbidden to leave the country. Through it all he's kept his faith in the power of Buddhist medicine. This documentary follows Tuvan Lama, in his role as vital member of this remote community, as he treats his patients, conducts traditional rituals and passes on this vast medical heritage to the next generation.
Just as Buddhism informs the rituals of this community, Tuvan Lama believes Buddhism and Tibetan Medicine go together, as they are inseparable. He believes one has to know the foundation of Buddhism in order to understand the foundations of the medicine. To his mind, it needs to be understood with the body, the mind, and the soul." -- CBC
Duration: 45 minutes.
You may also like:
'Blue Buddha' director Aerlyn Weissman gives her perspective on Tibetan medicine and how it has influenced her personally: Interview by CBC.
Tibetan Medicine: Resources
Medicine Buddha: Resources
Traditional Tibetan Healing
Dharmapala Thangka Centre
Related Entry: Tibetan Medicine - Tibetische Medizin
Monday, 10. March 2008
Iridology - Iris Diagnosis - Irisdiagnose - Augendiagnostik
Iridology Plus - Canadian Journal of the Science and Practice of Iridology and Preventive Health.
Grand Medicine Eyology Research:
Case Study No.1 | Case Study No.2
Correct diagnosis is the first essential to rational treatment. Every honest physician admits that the old school methods of diagnosis are, to say the least, unsatisfactory and uncertain, especially in ascertaining the underlying causes of disease. Therefore we should welcome any and all methods of diagnosis which throw more light on the causes and the nature of disease conditions in the human organism.
Iridiagnois - Entire text (25 chapters) of Dr. Henry Lindlahr's third edition of Iridiagnois and other Diagnostic Methods.
Was ist Iridologie? - ein kurzer Überblick von Frank Navrátil BSc. N.D.
Zum Schluß sei anzuführen, daß die Iridologie (Irisdiagnose, Augendiagnose) in Ländern, wie z.B. Amerika, Australien, Deutschland und Russland, wo sie sogar von der klassischen Medizin zur Kenntnis genommen wird, gelehrt und weiter erforscht wird. Die "moderne" Schulmedizin wird nicht daran vorbeikommen, dieses Diagnoseverfahren anzuerkennen und anzunehmen.
Die Augendiagnose - ein Artikel von Hp. Kurt W. Seifert, Deutsche Paracelsus Schulen GmbH.