All posts tagged: stress

Lavender | The oil of tension relief

Lavender can assist in letting go of pent up tension, it has a beneficial influence upon the respiratory tract, aiding deep breathing. It has a supreme sedative effect making it a nervous system relaxant, whilst its soothing qualities make an excellent choice for calming the mind and body before sleep. It is however often misused. The key is to ensure you keep the amount used to a small minimum, this method is called subtle aromatherapy and it can have a greater effect upon the mind and emotions. Lavender can actually be quite stimulating when used in greater amounts and especially before sleep when our senses don’t need over stimulating. therefore splashing drops on a pillow is not as well served as a drop onto a handkerchief placed underneath the pillow.

Intentional Self Healing and Setting ‘Right Action’ with the aid of the 2nd Book of Yoga Sutras

THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI Our choices affect us more than we realise, where we quite often or not place wellness and ownership in the responsibility of others. Life is uncertain, change causes fear, and latent impressions bring pain, all is indeed suffering to us where we have fashioned a trend for our own self discrimination. [2:15]. This can be averted. With the second book of Sutras reminding us that the play of the world can overshadow our wellness with the play of the universal energies named gunas. It is only for the sake of the self that the world exists. [2:21] To clearly remind us that the purpose of the world is to provide us with ‘experience’ and thus lead us into personal liberation [2:18] from the basis of experience. The self becomes obscured by the world in order that the reality of both may be discovered; the shades of light and dark. [2:23] Encouraging us when negative feelings restrict us in this path, the opposite should be cultured within its delicate balance. [2:31] …

A womans relationship with the moon

“Woman is the moon. It wanes and waxes. Everything grows because of the moon. Everything ripens because of the sun. And everything is conceived because of the combination of the harmony and those two polarities of male and female, sun and moon.” – Yogi Bhajan LEARNING WAYS WE CAN LINE UP WITH THE INTERNAL RHYTHMS OF LUNAR POWERS Understanding your moon centres and mapping them can help make sense of a woman’s changing emotions. Through careful observation.  Take a calendar and mark down where you think you might be and observe any changes.  Over time, you’ll understand more about yourself and your nature and be able to navigate your changes with more ease.   THE MOON POINTS The moon is the ’emotional flow of energy, hormones and imagination”. The energy of the moon is interactive within the micro and macro cosmos, our body and universe. We recognise how lunar cycles interact with Mother Earth, ocean tides, plant and hair growth, animal rhythms, and a womans hormonal cycle. Lunar energies also influence our emotional equilibrium. Moon …

The Primal Instinct of Intuition

Working with the sixth chakra Ajna Where Ida & Pingala meet Shushuma, where shiva and shakti conjoin. The union of opposites, intuition and wisdom. chakra ::ˈtʃʌkrə/ :: noun (in Indian thought) each of seven centres of spiritual power in the human body. When we go beyond the fifth Chakra to the sixth, seventh and eight, we are beyond the gross element. We’ve gone through all the transformations of our ordinary experience that are coded by earth, water, fire, air and ether. So there are no specific gross elements associated with this chakra. The sixth chakra allows mastery over the flow of the mind. Its often represented by light, but in this case it is the inner light. This is also the chakra we can use to master the duality of the mind. With the symbol of two petals representing the plus and minus contained in every thought. Anytime the intellect gives you a ‘yes’ it automatically implies a ‘no’. Anytime it gives you light, it also implies a darkness. To master the sixth chakra is to …

Simple Agility

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. I want to make a new groove, a time where we can identify with putting tweaks in the day to be a little more mindfully present, to Translate some good intent and action. [It’s] tiny tweaks: the tiny tweak of “I love this person—but every time they come home from work I hardly get up from my computer to even say hello to them,” ~ Susan David ~ Smart folk recognize the need to take a step back — to put the shiny new toy down for a minute to identify with the important values within the day. Emotional agility lets say, based on well established gratitude. Can we capture a moment in exchange for something truly meaningful? It is no conspiracy, we can consciously iron out a few personal imperfections here and there and find some unprecedented positive experiences and happiness with it. How do we engage, in practical ways, …

Resist putting it off

Via Daily Prompt: Resist Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Find Inner Peace, Improve Your Happiness and Health with Conscious Wellbeing tasks, here is shouting out to ‘Keeping In Touch’. Keeping in touch with supportive friends can help you deal with an orbit of stresses in life. There is nothing greater than catching up with those whom embrace kindness when face to face. Yet why is it not always possible to drop them that note or chat and keep the lines of communication open, we often resist the old fashion touch? It’s worth working at relationships, they make you feel loved and valued. None of us are superhuman, we all sometimes get tired and overwhelmed and it is that listening ear that acts as a cornerstone and counsel, how often do we take time to say thank you? Data suggests that over a third of visits to UK GPs are associated with mental health, investing in your …

Simplify

THE FORMULA FOR SIMPLE LIVING Live beneath your means Return everything you borrow Stop blaming other people Admit it when you make a mistake Give clothes not worn to charity Do something nice and try not to get caught Listen more, talk less Every day take a 30 min walk Strive for excellence, not perfection Be on time, don’t make excuses Don’t argue, get organised Be kind to unkind people Let someone cut ahead of you in line Take time to be alone Cultivate good manners Be humble Realise and accept that life is not fair Know when to keep your mouth shut Go an entire day without criticising anyone Learn from the past, plan for the future Live in the present Don’t sweat the small stuff Its all small stuff. ~Source : Unknown~

The beauty of connectedness

Via Daily Prompts: Refresh & Clean Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Dear you, It starts simply with you. Protect your sensitivity dear one, refrain from confiding your deepest and purest feelings to those that won’t cherish them dear. Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. Stop engaging in destructive dances, be healthy and assertive and find your emotional freedom. Help others excel within your being for it is those whom are grateful for all the loving and kindness you have in your life and to be grateful for. Have a relationship with vulnerability not one based upon contracts of kisses and possessions. Walk with grace, accept a defeat, build your plans on today alone, for there is gratitude in every day and breath. Thrive, water and grew. Don’t listen to the patter and path of future stories invented by the inner voice. Park sources of exhaustion, look for your own emotional freedoms and …