Tag Archives: Health

The Human Family Community Open Threads {188}

Welcome to “The Human Family Community Open Threads,” a project open for anyone who would like to express their feelings, make friends or talk about anything; if you feel suicidal, depressed, anxious or lonely during these times this project is here for you. Feel free to leave a comment below and connect, let’s start a conversation. No judgement, we don’t know until we walk in someone else’s shoes..

~DiosRaw, 19/11/21

The Human Family Community Open Threads {183}

Welcome to “The Human Family Community Open Threads,” a project open for anyone who would like to express their feelings, make friends or talk about anything; if you feel suicidal, depressed, anxious or lonely during these times this project is here for you. Feel free to leave a comment below and connect, let’s start a conversation. No judgement, we don’t know until we walk in someone else’s shoes..

~DiosRaw, 12/11/21

The Human Family Crash Course Series {9} ~ Grounding {8} ~ Grounding Meditation

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and dios-raw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our ninth topic is focused on «Grounding». Each topic will have ten posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Choosing to be present and fully occupying your own space is the most effective choice you can make in times of stress to improve well being and resilience. This simple grounding practice is a direct path to clarity, ease, and comfort in your own skin. Regular practice is also a powerful contribution to all those around you.

One of the ways that meditation benefits practitioners is the way that it produces a deep state of relaxation, which enables the person to focus and attend to one thought or object. With the different techniques of meditative practice available to everyone, it is now possible to control chaotic thoughts and the usual mind clutter that leads to frustration and confusion. The mind is often crowded by nagging worries and negative emotions, which affect a person’s judgment. Meditation succeeds where other approaches fail. Since it has been introduced to the West, meditative practices have benefited millions of people who lead happier lives because they are better equipped to deal with any challenge they encounter.

Begin.
Find a quiet place to sit or lie down where you won’t be disturbed. If that isn’t available, do it while walking or standing. Grounding is always available. Intention is key.
Choose to be present in your own body and to reclaim the attention you may have spread elsewhere. Choose also to release what you might be holding on to that is no longer useful.
Move your toes, feel your feet. Move your fingers, feel your hands.
Briefly scan the sensations of your body from toes to fingers to head. Notice you have a body. There is no need to judge or evaluate, simply notice.
Focus your attention on your breathing. Notice you have breath. No need to evaluate, simply notice.
Observe 3 cycles of breath. Simply noticing.
Begin to bring your full attention to your toes. Breathe into your toes, simply envision the air you take in extending all the way down to your toes.
Expand your attention to your feet. Ankles. Lower legs. Knees. Upper legs, hips, and pelvis.
Notice how this may allow for a spontaneous relaxation that opens up more breath.
Move on to your spine, rib cage and organs. Shoulders, hands, arms, and neck. Head, brain, and face.
Allow the focus to ease and expand throughout the body. Observe 3 cycles of breath. Simply noticing. Release the practice and come back to the room.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

Yoga {20} ~ Asanas/Poses {9} ~ Tuladandasana/Warrior Three Pose

Tuladandasana is an advanced balancing asana which requires stability, focus and core strength. The name comes from the Sanskrit tula, meaning “balance”; danda, meaning “stick” or “staff”; and asana, meaning “pose.”

In this asana, the body forms a “T.” The arms are raised overhead with the palms facing each other or touching. The back leg lifts off the ground, the anchored leg is straight, and the arms, torso and back leg are parallel with the ground.

Tuladandasana may be commonly referred to in English as balancing stick pose. The asana is also sometimes known as Virabhadrasana 3 (warrior three or flying warrior pose) or eka padasana (one-legged pose).

~Roga~

Roga is the name given to a modern style of yoga practice that is specially designed for runners, with the “R” from “run” replacing the “Y” in “yoga.”

The idea is that the yogi carries out asanas and breathing techniques aimed at improving their running ability, strength, flexibility and endurance. Roga can help runners to avoid injuries as well as to help them run more effectively. It can also help keep their mind clear and focused while out running.

The Human Family Crash Course Series {9} ~ Grounding {6} ~ Meditation For Stress

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and dios-raw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our ninth topic is focused on «Grounding». Each topic will have ten posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

This guided meditation script will help put your mind at ease in an instant! For thousands of years, religious leaders, priests, and monks have used meditation as they search for salvation, revelation, and enlightenment. Now, ordinary people who want to attain inner peace can utilize the same principles. Through meditation, you can be better equipped to deal with everyday stresses. There are many benefits to meditation including the removal of stress from the body. This is the reason why a lot of people are considering this practice: it feels good!

Have you ever been in the middle of a stressful situation and wished you could be somewhere else—like lying on a tropical beach? Guided imagery helps you use your imagination to take you to a calm, peaceful place.
Because of the way the mind and body are connected, guided imagery can make you feel like you are experiencing something just by imagining it.
You can do guided imagery with audio recordings, an instructor, or a script (a set of written instructions) to lead you through the process.
You use all of your senses in guided imagery. For example, if you want a tropical setting, you can imagine the warm breeze on your skin, the bright blue of the water, the sound of the surf, the sweet scent of tropical flowers, and the taste of coconut so that you actually feel like you are there.
Imagining yourself in a calm, peaceful setting can help you relax and relieve stress.
How do you do guided imagery?

To give guided imagery a try, follow these steps:
Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes.
Start by just taking a few deep breaths to help you relax.
Picture a setting that is calm and peaceful. This could be a beach, a mountain setting, a meadow, or a scene that you choose.
Imagine your scene, and try to add some detail. For example, is there a breeze? How does it feel? What do you smell? What does the sky look like? Is it clear, or are there clouds?
It often helps to add a path to your scene. For example, as you enter the meadow, imagine a path leading you through the meadow to the trees on the other side. As you follow the path farther into the meadow you feel more and more relaxed.
When you are deep into your scene and are feeling relaxed, take a few minutes to breathe slowly and feel the calm.
Think of a simple word or sound that you can use in the future to help you return to this place. Then, when you are ready, slowly take yourself out of the scene and back to the present. Tell yourself that you will feel relaxed and refreshed and will bring your sense of calm with you.
Count to 3, and open your eyes. Notice how you feel right now.
It may help to have an instructor or audio recording to follow. You can also use a script (a set of written instructions), but hearing the instructions may be a better way to relax into the process.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

Healing Therapies {23} ~ Tapping

Emotional Freedom Technique incorporates theories from holistic therapies such as acupressure, energy medicine and neuro-linguistic programming.

Many eastern medicine models are founded on the belief that there are channels of energy within the body. It is thought that when these channels (known as meridians) become blocked, energy becomes unbalanced. When this happens, it is thought to lead to physical and emotional symptoms.

In the western world, we are beginning to catch up with the premise that emotional health is imperative to physical health. As well as affecting our health, emotional blocks can lead to limiting beliefs and behaviours. This may result in phobias, anxiety, depression or even addictions.

EFT acknowledges this and combines energy medicine with psychological interventions for a truly holistic approach.

In a similar way to acupuncture, EFT looks to release blocked energy by stimulating the meridian points. Rather than using needles, however, this therapy uses tapping techniques. Tapping (using the fingertips) on certain points on the body, combined with voicing positive affirmations is thought to neutralise the emotional block in energy.

The Human Family Community Open Threads {160}

Welcome to “The Human Family Community Open Threads,” a project open for anyone who would like to express their feelings, make friends or talk about anything; if you feel suicidal, depressed, anxious or lonely during these times this project is here for you. Feel free to leave a comment below and connect, let’s start a conversation. No judgement, we don’t know until we walk in someone else’s shoes..

~DiosRaw, 28/09/21

Healing Therapies {17} ~ Light Therapy/Phototherapy/Heliotherapy

Light therapy—or phototherapy, classically referred to as heliotherapy—consists either of exposure to daylight or some equivalent form of light as a treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or exposure of the skin to specific wavelengths of light using polychromatic polarised light to treat a skin condition.

It is used as a treatment for wintertime seasonal affective disorder and in circadian rhythm disorders, such as delayed sleep phase disorder. There is tentative evidence to support its use to treat non-seasonal psychiatric disorders, in particular major depression and depression in bipolar disorder.

As a treatment for disorders of the skin, the second kind of light therapy, called ultraviolet light therapy, is meant to correct psoriasis, acne vulgaris, eczema and neonatal jaundice.