Breath In Your Day Deeply
how simply breathing can nourish your body and soul
In sanskrit, the word for breath is the same as the word for life - prana. The first thing you do as you enter this world is to inhale. Your last act in this life is to exhale. When prana leaves the body, we die. The breath is a metaphor for life energy. The breath is seen as an important link between our body, our mind, and our spirit - moving from the purely physical realm, to the mental, to the spiritual.
Breathing is important for two reasons. It is the only means to supply our bodies and its various organs with the supply of oxygen which is vital for our survival. The second function of breathing is that it is one means to get rid of waste products and toxins from the body.
Oxygen is the most vital nutrient for our bodies. It is essential for the integrity of the brain, nerves, glands and internal organs. We can do without food for weeks and without water for days, but without oxygen, we will die within a few minutes. If the brain does not gets proper supply of this essential nutrient, it will result in the degradation of all vital organs in the body. Oxygen is critical to our well-being, and any effort to increase the supply of oxygen to our body and especially to the brain will pay rich dividends.
Breathing is so simple and so obvious we often take it for granted, ignoring the power it has to affect body, mind and spirit. With each inhale we bring oxygen into the body and spark the transformation of nutrients into fuel. Each exhale purges the body of carbon dioxide, a toxic waste. Breathing also affects our state of mind. It can make us excited or calm, tense or relaxed. It can make our thinking confused or clear.
When you begin your day take in a deep breath and take in the moment.
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Success Is Just Around The Corner
Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity. But you have to act on them if you're going to be successful.
Distant pastures always look greener than those close at hand, but real opportunities are right where you are. You must simply take advantage of them when they appear. You can start where you are at any time.
Success is all around you. It's not in your environment, it's not in luck or chance, or in the help of others. Success is in yourself alone.
You don't need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What you need is to use what you have. Learn to seize good fortune, for it is always around you.
You must go to success, it doesn't come to you.
Open your own doors to opportunity.
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10 Reasons to Warm Up
warm muscles are supple muscles
Tempted to skip your warm up? Don't! Your warm up is an important part of your exercise routine. Here are 10 vital reasons for starting out with a warm up and not taking shortcuts!
- Increases degradation of oxyhemoglobin. In lay person's terms, warming up helps break down the chemical complex of oxygen, which enables it to separate from the blood and enhance its delivery to the muscle.
- Increases body temperature. Warming up reduces the potential for muscle and connective injuries.
- Increases blood flow to exercising muscles. The more blood that reaches the muscles, the easier the delivery of nutrients required for energy production.
- Increase blood flow to the heart. More blood to the heart means a reduced risk for exercise-induced cardiac abnormalities.
- Decreases muscle viscosity. Hey, if viscosity is bad for your car engine, it's not any better for your muscles. Warming up enhances the suppleness of the muscle.
- Help promote sweating. Remember: sweat is good. Sweating reduces the amount of heat stored in the body. Your body spends more energy cooling itself than through any other activity.
- Enhances the speed of transmission of nerve impulses. Motor faculties improve greatly when you're warmed up. Need proof? Get out of bed and run to the front door. You'll probably bump into something, or worse, fall down. If you walked to the front door, and stretched. You could run like the wind.
- Increases the blood saturation of muscles and connective tissue. Sounds messy. In reality, the more blood reaching the muscles, tendons and ligaments, the better the elasticity of these tissues. Which means better performance and reduced chance of injuries.
- Prepares the cardiovascular system for impending workload. Helps the heart and blood vessels adjust to the body's increased demands for blood and oxygen.
- Prepares muscles for impending workload. Warming up may reduce the likelihood of excessive muscle soreness.
This information and other information is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."
-- Woody Allen
To become more prosperous, we need to change on at least two levels. First, we must ensure our financial affairs are in order. We need an income that at least covers our expenses. And we need a foundation of habits, tools and skills so we achieve some financial stability in our day-to-day experience.
Second, we must become aware of the beliefs we hold around money and prosperity. If we unconsciously believe we are lacking in some way, then no matter what we do, we will unconsciously sabotage our own efforts to improve our finances.
And third, it's helpful to understand the spiritual principles that govern our level of abundance. Once we know those principles, we can work effectively within them to attract abundance to us.
"If you're prosperous in soul, you'll be prosperous in whole."
-- Mark Victor Hansen
Low Glycemic Reduced Sugar Diabetic Safe Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Carbs Per Serving: 2g
Prep Time:<25 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Puxatony Phil predicts that Spring around the corner. It is getting to be time to fire up the barbecue. The only problem is barbecue sauce is generally loaded with sugar. In fact, most barbecue sauce contains 3 times as much sugar as soda and 4 times as much as ice cream. Here's a great barbecue sauce that tastes awesome, is easy to make and is lower in sugar. Used in moderation this barbecue sauce is safe for diabetics and anybody who is trying to cut the sugar out. Enjoy!
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 can tomato sauce
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons orange or lemon zest
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed pepper
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes. Brush on chicken or meat during last 15 minutes of grilling.
Makes about 4 cups - it will keep for a few weeks but freeze extra sauce if it will be longer.
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