Do This Movement Every Night Before Going To Bed, Your Body Will Change and Relax In No Time!

Insomnia is a common condition that affects both men and women. Due to stressful lifestyle, inappropriate nutrition or exhaustion, the body can stay alert even when it is absolutely tired.

There are numerous natural ways in which you can help your body relax before finally reaching the sleeping phase and yoga is just one of those ways.

Yoga is not just about flexibility, it is also the state of mind, the use of energy and breath that will guide you to serenity and bliss.


To get the best from these poses, you need quiet, focus and readiness. The object is not to be perfect at any pose, but to learn how to control your inner mind and allow yourself to surrender.

You will need around one minute for each pose, a timeframe that can grow day by day. Make sure that by the end of your practice, you hold each pose for five minutes or more.

Balasana – Child’s Pose





In case you are suffering from bad knees, you might want to skip this pose. Otherwise, it is highly recommended that you do this pose to soothe your nervous system and to relax your back, shoulders, stomach and thoughts.

Make sure you keep your legs close together and draw your bottom backwards, towards the heels. If you cannot reach all the way to the back, place a blanket under your behind and relax completely.

Extend your arms long in front of you and keep track of your time by using a stopwatch. Take long, deep breaths as you extend through the back.

Supta Baddha Konasana — Bound Angle Reclining Pose



Also known as butterfly pose, this will get you far with very little effort. Lie flat on your back, pop the knees upwards, bring the feet soles together and let the knees fall to the ground on each side.

Use a stack of books or a folded blanket under each knee to keep your knees fixed if they cannot fall to the floor. Take long, deep breaths and draw navel in while doing it.

Back Roll



Lie flat on you back, and wrap your knees together. You can also grab your shins if that is easy for you. Move side to side slowly. This helps the lower back pain be relieved after a stressful day.

Make sure to keep your shoulders flat on the ground and not to put extra pressure on them. Don’t forget the long breaths as you move.

Supta Matsyendrasana – Reclining Spinal Twist




Again, position yourself on the back and prop up your knees. Allow the knees to swing all the way to the right side. For more stability, hold left thigh with right hand.

While doing this, extend your left arm out to the left and slowly turn your head to the left as well. Keep shoulders on the ground as much as possible. Move with your breath and then switch sides.

Matsyasana – Fish Pose



Remain on your back and extend both arms by your sides. Face palms downwards and draw them near the buttocks. Begin pressing the lower arms and bend the elbows.

The object is to lift upwards only with your upper body and to open your heart. Keep head up if this is unpleasant for you but in time make sure to keep them down. Breathe deeply five to ten times and then release thoughtfully.

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4 Things All Women Need In A Relationship

You’ve probably heard the age-old question, “What do women want?” To some, women are complicated and confusing human beings. According to a study in the Journal of Psychology, what most women want is relationship satisfaction. Emotions are on the top of the list of things that women want in order to be happy in their relationship. It seems like the answer to the common question isn’t so complicated after all.

Here are four things that all women need in a relationship:

1. Trust

 The foundation to a lasting relationship is trust. When a woman has trust in her relationship, she is able to be herself and communicate honestly without fear of being betrayed. Trust is loyalty, honesty and consideration. It involves being supportive and vulnerable. It means being able to share your biggest secrets and wildest dreams with your partner, without fear of judgement.

2. Support

Whether it’s regarding her career choices, family decisions, passions or finances, one thing a woman values is the support of her partner. When her partner supports her decisions, she knows that she isn’t alone. Having unwavering support allows a woman to feel confident about making healthy decisions. As she pursues her goals and follows her dreams, a partner who is more than willing to stand by her side gives her an extra feeling of strength. She knows that whatever comes her way, she doesn’t have to deal with it alone.

3. Intimacy

A woman wants to feel understood and accepted. She desires intimacy, but not just of a sexual nature. Intimacy in a relationship means being open and honest, constantly communicating and engaging in pillow talk every now and again. It means taking time out of your day to show her that you care. Flowers for no reason, a kiss on the forehead, holding hands or making her breakfast in bed. Intimacy is loving and endless affection. Women want to feel desired, loved and cared for.

4. Vulnerability

It’s no secret that most women are emotional beings. They want to be accepted for who they are. Being vulnerable allows a woman to express herself and let go of any shame. It means she doesn’t have to pretend or hold back. Women want a partner who loves them for who they are. A partner who accepts every part of them. Their humor, their quirks, their passions and even their self-proclaimed flaws. When a partner is able to be vulnerable back, it makes a woman feel safe.


source and courtesy:  David Wolfe

Being Single Is Now a Disability, According to the World Health Organization

According to the Telegraph, the World Health Organization will change its definition of disabilities to classify people without a sexual partner as “infertile.” The controversial new classifications will make it so that heterosexual single men and women, as well as gay men and women who are seeking in vitro fertilization to have a child, will receive the same priority as couples. This could make access to public funds for IVF available to all.


The move to extend the definition of a disability to include social conditions has, predictably, angered some who consider it overreach by a medical organization that sets global standards.
Josephine Quintavalle, a pro-life activist and director of Comment on Reproductive Ethics told the Telegraph, “This absurd nonsense is not simply re-defining infertility but completely side-lining the biological process and significance of natural intercourse between a man and a woman.” The “natural intercourse” intercourse line is painful but expected. Quantaville took it a step further down the anti-science road by saying, “How long before babies are created and grown on request completely in the lab?”

Dr. Adamson adds that, “It puts a stake in the ground and says an individual’s got a right to reproduce whether or not they have a partner.” For countries with government provided healthcare and public funding for IVF procedures, this could have significant ramifications. “It fundamentally alters who should be included in this group and who should have access to healthcare. It sets an international legal standard. Countries are bound by it,” Adamson says.
Under the American Disabilities Act, a person with a disability is defined as someone with “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.” Because the ADA does not name all of the impairments that are covered, the new WHO guidelines could apply, or even be unnecessary. After all, having children is a major life activity for many people.
The World Health Organization has still not made its new terms official but they seem to be moving forward. It remains to be seen what effects the move will have on individual countries’ health programs.

IF YOU TRULY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE CAPABLE OF, YOU WOULD BE DOING THIS:

For centuries Daoist Masters have been harnessing the energies from within.


Using the Yin-Yang, positive and negative energies. Masters of the Art, harness this electric current by pulling the positive energy from the sacral  and the negative energy from the root chakra (Hui Yin). Alchemizing the energy at the sacral chakra, the (Shenjue or Xia Dan Tian).
This energy circuit known as the small heavenly circuit, does not directly translate to the inner flute in Buddhism (as depicted above). However, it is known that the area  just below the naval is the meridian energy center, where all energy is alchemized and all energy is collected and received.
This Master has meditated everyday since he was a young child and has studied this art for 18 years. His discipline has paid off, as he has gained the ability to project electrical energy from his body. The energy is hot enough to burn you at a single touch and high enough, to start a fire with a single hand.
It takes discipline and meditation to awaken this gift and requires extreme control of your every emotion. Once the energy is unleashed, the electric current is so potent that it can be become dangerous, if not used properly.
Qi or (chi) energy is collected by standing straight with legs at shoulder width. Place your right hand flat 3-4 inches from your sacral chakra and begin moving it in small circles gradually growing larger until your largest pass is at your forehead. (For men begin your circle downwards towards your feet and for ladies begin your circle vertical towards your heart)
Slowly begin decreasing the size of the circle until your hand is once again creating small circles at your sacral. It is best to collect Qi in the early morning hours between 7-9 am as well as in the evening 7-9 pm.
Mainly there are 5 different types of Daoist Meditation
Alchemical Meditation
Known as the simplest meditation, but the hardest to perform. Alchemical meditation has no formal technique or posture, and no path to follow. Just being is the formality as you take every moment as perfect, whole and complete without the incessant need to judge or change anything. This meditation comes with the realization that everything is always in its rightful place, no matter how the mind eludes you to think that something must be changed or acted upon– karma.
Qigong Meditation
This dynamic meditation prescribes that the practitioner meditate by standing postures. Inspired by Martial Arts, Masters are applying what were once fighting techniques, to healing practices. The use of small movements are instilled and stances such as Taming the Dragon or Sword Fingers are used to allow practitioners movement of stagnant energy. This clearing then allows for flow through the meridians. ” Moving greatly is not as fine as moving in smaller motion, tiny movement is not as fine as stillness”- Master Wang.
Micro/Macrocosmic Meditation
Known as the inward smiling meditation, the practitioner uses this inner visualization technique to circulate their Qi energy through the acupuncture meridians. This technique focuses at the internal organs to healing the weeping lungs or calm an anger liver. Once the energy channels are opened through the meridians, and the root causes are cleared the meridians are flooded with energy and health is restored.
Inner Child Meditation
Seated in a chair with palms of the hands facing up rested on the knees and feet flat on the floor. The practitioner first focuses on the breath to calm the mind and body, followed by visualizing a time when he was approximately 5 years old. A vivid memory quickly illuminates in the mind and with each breath, the memory and the child grow larger until the child has filled the entire body.
Golden Flower Meditation
Known as the flower of immortality, it is cultivated through the combination of two techniques. The first by opening the channels and the second by visualizing the birth of the immortal embryonic energy entity from within.  An immortal fetus. Once the initiate has achieved the next level, by projecting their consciousness outside of their body.
They have received the understanding, that their physical self is only a shadow of their true self on the cosmic/astral level. After further cultivation, the initiate then advances on the path of immortality by self-willed, conscious projection. At this stage the projected self, carries on remaining on the astral level while the shadow self (physical) has become catatonic in a state of hibernation.
source and courtesy: Spirit Science

The Oldest Self-healing Method In The World Takes Only 10 Minutes A Day!

Using these 6 ancient ayurvedic methods you can improve the quality of your daily life, and it takes no more than 10 minutes a day.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing methods in the world it’s recognized by the World Health Organisation. It focuses on the importance of the harmonizing of the mind body and soul, using tried and tested methods.
The messsage of ayurveda is that the energy that flows through the universe can be harnessed and if balanced properly, will allow your body to function at its maximum ability.
There are three main elements, Vatta which regulates breathing, kapha maintains the body’s strength and pitta controls the metabolism.

MORNING

Tongue cleaning – 30 seconds
Using a tongue cleaner or a blunt knife after brushing, remove residue from your tongue is order to help the gallbladder and the kidneys. Toxins and sediment build up on the tongue and can disrupt the body’s harmony.
Use sesame oil – 2 minutes
After cleaning your tongue, rinse your mouth with sesame oil, not mouthwash and rinse with warm water. It is rich in linoleic acid and is better for oral hygeine than most cosmetic products available today.
Self massage – 3 minutes
Using raw solf or a soft brush, massage your whole body using 10-20 strokes in this order, neck, back, shoulders hands and fingers using circular motions. Next massage your chest using an upward horizontal movement. Next onto the stomach using left to right movements. Then the thighs, going from the inside to out, then legs and feet.
Massaging the body improves circulation and stimulates and invigorates all the senses and helps the internal organs.

DURING THE DAY

Drink hot water – 30 seconds
Boil half a litre of water for 15 minutes, transfer to a flask and sip in thirds over half an hour. Boiled water eliminates toxins and is better to drink than regular water.
Relax your breathing – 2 minutes
Breathe in deeply through your nose, hold for a few seconds and then release, agin through the nose. Do not think about anything else and control on your breathing. Repeat until you feel a sense of relaxation. Concentrating on your breathing can help you forget the stresses of the day and leads to a general sense of calm.

IN THE EVENING

Stimulate your digestion- 2 minutes
Warm a small amount of sesame oil and use to massage into your stomach using circular motions. Soak a towel in hot water and apply to the stomach until it goes cold. This process helps aid digestion and will help you achieve a more restful sleep.

5 Essential Oils That Stop Allergies Forever!

If you suffer from allergies, you know how painful and uncomfortable they can be. The next time you’re clogged up, skip the allergy medicine and try and essential oil remedy instead. There are several essential oils that can help fight allergies by reducing inflammation, clearing blocked sinuses and giving the immune system a much-needed boost.


Here are the top five essential oils you can use to kick your allergies quickly:

1. Basil Oil

Basil essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help your body fight allergens. It works by detoxifying the body of bacteria and viruses while fighting off inflammation, pain and fatigue. Studies have shown that basil oil also has antimicrobial properties that can help kill bacteria, yeast and mold that causes asthma.
Basil Oil Remedy:
To fight inflammation, take 1 drop of basil oil internally by adding it to soup, salad dressing or any other dish. To help support the immune system, dilute 2-3 drops of basil oil with equal parts of coconut oil and apply it topically, to the chest, the back of the neck and the temples.

2. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also a natural antihistamine, which makes it the perfect oil to use during an allergic reaction. Lavender oil also has soothing properties, which can help calm the body and provide allergy relief.

Lavender Oil Remedy: When you feel allergy symptoms coming on, rub a few drops of lavender oil between your palms. Hold them near your nostrils and take deep breaths. During allergy season, carry a few cotton balls containing lavender oil. The natural antihistamines can help prevent a violent reaction to allergens.

3. Peppermint Oil

A study published in the European Journal of Medical Research found that peppermint oil treatment has anti-inflammatory effects on the body. It helps reduce symptoms of chronic inflammatory disorders, including allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma. Peppermint oil acts as an expectorant to relieve allergies, as well as colds, coughs and sinusitis.
Peppermint Oil Remedy: Diffuse 5 drops of peppermint oil to unclog sinuses and treat a sore throat. This oil can also help relax the nasal muscles to clear out mucus and allergens. Take 1-2 drops of pure peppermint oil internally to help reduce inflammation.

4. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is able to destroy pathogens in the air that cause allergies. Diffusing this oil at home can help kill mold, bacteria and fungi in the air. Tea tree oil is also a natural antiseptic with anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe irritated skin.
Tea Tree Oil Remedy: Use tea tree oil on the skin to reduce rashes or hives. To apply it topically, add 2-3 drops to a clean cotton ball and gently apply to the affected area. If you have sensitive skin, dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil.

5. Lemon Oil

Lemon essential oil supports the lymphatic system to help the body overcome respiratory conditions. Studies have shown that lemon oil inhibits the growth of bacteria in the body and strengthens the immune system. Diffusing lemon oil at home can help kill bacteria to eliminate allergy triggers in the air.
Lemon Oil Remedy: Add 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil to a glass of water and drink to help restore your body’s pH balance. You can also add lemon oil to your laundry detergent, or mix a few drops with water and spray it on your couches, sheets, curtains and carpets to kill bacteria.
source and courtesy: DAVID WOLFE

Experts Share What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird On The Ground

Springtime is here, and with it, an influx of sunshine, nests and baby birds. But peppered among the warmer weather is the occasional nasty storm, which can potentially knock baby birds from their nests. The question is, how do you best help a stranded baby bird? While it might be counter-intuitive to leave them on the ground, depending on the baby’s age, doing so might best the best course of action.

The reason some baby birds are on the ground might have nothing to do with a storm at all.

According to RSPCA Wildlife, not all baby birds found on the ground need to be rescued. A lot of bird species, once fledged, will hop around on the ground still being fed by parents for a couple of weeks. Being so, the site asserts that if you find an uninjured baby bird, it’s best to leave it alone and watch it from afar for at least 30 minutes. In that time you will likely see a parent bird come to feed it.

RSPCA, as well as many other wildlife rehabilitation centers, receive many baby birds each year from well-meaning members of the public. The birds they bring in often would have had a better chance of survival had they been left alone in the wild.

As such, raising wild birds in captivity should always be a last resort, the criteria for which is when a baby bird is known to be injured or orphaned. Although it may seem the safer route to raise babies in captivity, birds raised without the advantage of learning from their parents have only a small chance of survival when released. Unless you have the necessary experience, do not attempt to raise a wild baby bird yourself.
Hatchlings and nestlings, however, may need your help getting back into the nest. Contrary to popular belief, the smell of your hands on a baby bird will not cause a parent to abandon it—as it is, birds have a poor sense of smell. But how do you tell if a baby bird needs your help getting into a nest? It’s all in the age:

Three stages of a baby bird:

• Hatchling (usually 0-3 days old)

Its eyes aren’t yet opened.  It may have bits of down on its body. It’s not ready to leave the nest.

• Nestling (usually 3-13 days old)

Its eyes are open, and its wing feathers may look like tubes because they’ve yet to break through their protective sheaths. This baby is also not ready to leave the nest.

• Fledgling (13-14 days old or older)

This baby has full feathers. Its wings and tail may be short, and it may not be great at flying, but it can walk, hop, or flutter. It has left the nest, though its parents may be nearby. You don’t need to worry about getting this little guy back to the nest.  However, to ensure the baby’s continued safety, you should make sure your cats, dogs and curious children are kept indoors.
It’s important to note that some birds nest on the ground.  The baby’s nest might have also dropped to the ground, in which case you can return the baby and the nest to the tree.  However, what do you do if you find a hatchling or nestling and there is no nest in sight? You can create a makeshift nest.  Put the baby or babies inside of it, and secure it up in a tree. If the baby is injured or you’re still not sure what to do, contact your local wildlife rehabilitation center.

For more information on what to do if you find a baby bird, watch this video:

source and courtesy: David Wolfe

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