If you work for a company where you’re allotted some personal days, then you owe it to yourself to use them… and to use them wisely. As sure as stress affects us all in the workplace, getting the most out of your personal days is one way to combat stress levels that become too high to manage.
A massage without oil is, well… not a massage. It’s more of a skin-abusing torture rub. Massage oil allows the fingers to glide over your skin, practically friction-free, so they can deliver that oh-so-wonderful magic we all crave.
Immediately, within hours of starting your juice cleanse, you will notice one thing: the cravings! Your lifelong routine of three square meals a day doesn’t just melt away from your consciousness once you start cleansing.
Our intuition is available to us all of the time, whether we are aware of it or not. When we validate the potential our connection to our higher self-gives, then one can determine whether we listen to it or not. How do we believe that it is there and viable?
In the ancient practice of Ayurveda, Agnihotra refers to a fire ritual is used for healing purposes. This ritual is performed daily at sunrise and again at sunset. The aim of this ancient custom is to purify the atmosphere surrounding the area in which it is performed. The basis is this - if you heal the atmosphere around you, the atmosphere will heal you.
In Ayurveda, spring is known as Kapha season. As the earth starts to thaw after the colder months, so do our bodies start to prepare for the warmer season. Those whose Dosha is primarily Kapha are particularly prone to experiencing health changes that come with the transition from winter to spring: allergies, lethargy, and possibly even susceptibility to the cold/flu virus.
Golden opportunities come forward in dreams, even if they do not make sense, a certain word, image, sense of knowing represents our inner world with the demands of the outer world.
The sensation of hunger is a result of metabolic signals. The primary hunger communicator we know of is a hormone called Ghrelin. Typically, ghrelin increases prior to a meal, stimulating the appetite, and then decreases as the satiation hormone, leptin, increases.
I believe that a primary reason getting older and wiser has become such a physically painful ordeal for so many among us in the West is because we are so out of relationship with our bodies. Not always, but often, age-induced deterioration doesn’t happen suddenly, but is a condition we spent our lives developing.
Ever wonder why a walk through a garden or a hike in the woods always has a calming effect on your mind and body? When in nature, you are experiencing the beneficial effects of essential oils simply by breathing. Every tree, flower, and plant contains its own unique “essence".