Taking In the Breath of Life
how simply breathing can effect our energy
Breathing is life. It is one of our most vital functions. One of the Five Principles of Yoga is Pranayama or Breathing Exercise which promotes proper breathing. Proper Breathing, in a Yogic point of view, is to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain, and to control prana or the vital life energy. Pranayama - the science of breath control; consists a series of exercises intended to meet these needs and to keep the body in vibrant
The average person reaches peak respiratory function and lung capacity in their mid 20's. Then they begin to loose respiratory capacity: between 9% and 27% for every decade of life. So, unless you are doing something to maintain or improve your breathing capacity, it will decline, and with it, your general health, your life expectancy, and for that matter, your spirit as well.
Today and everyday fill your lungs to capacity and breath.
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You Make it if Your Try
You can't be beaten at anything,
until you quit in your own mind.
There is no failure except in your not trying.
There is no defeat except from within.
You have no really insurmountable barrier except
your own inherent weakness of purpose.
The odds are with you if you keep on trying.
Consider yourself on a very long journey.
Sustain your personal vision of success until you achieve it.
In the end, you can only fail if you don't try.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to is.
Success is a road that's paved with perseverance.
Getting a Little Energy Boost is Fast and Easy
Walking, cycling, stair climbing - any activity that makes your heart pump hard qualifies as cardiovascular or aerobic exercise. It's one of the cornerstones of a good fitness program and it's the best way to burn calories, strengthen bones, and build up healthy heart and lungs. Below, some ways to build your aerobic workout.
Frequency: Stick-to-it-ness pays big rewards
For overall good health, aim for at least three half-hour aerobic workouts each week. For excellent health, it's best if you can aim for up to five workouts per week. For weight loss, up the ante a bit more. Try for four to six slightly longer sessions per week. Don't overdo it: even elite athletes should train no more than six days each week, giving their bodies a day to fully recover.
Intensity: Work out hard for best results.
You'll want to exercise with enough intensity to keep your heart pumping at 60 to 80 percent of its maximum rate. This range is called your 'heart rate training zone.' Our target heart rate calculator can figure your maximum heart rate and apply the appropriate percentages. To see if you're in your training zone, take your pulse. Count it for 10 seconds and multiply by six to get the number of beats per minute. For another approach, try to carry on a conversation with the instructor or a training partner while exercising. If you cannot speak without breathing hard, you're working too intensely. Ease up a bit so that you can comfortably carry on a conversation. You're in the training range.
Time: All it takes is 30 minutes a day.
Beginners can start with 20 minutes or three 10-minute segments interspersed throughout the day. Eventually you'll build up to a continuous half-hour exercise session.
Type: Ride, run or walk, whichever you like best.
Cardiovascular activity is any exercise that raises your heart rate for a prolonged period. There are plenty of exercises to choose from, both in the gym and outdoors. Pick one or several and get to it!
Do not forget to drink a lot of water before, during and after your work out. Drinking 64 ounces of water everyday will help boost your energy. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder. Now, start splashing.
Asking Yourself Smart Questions
“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” -- Anthony Robbins
Last time, we talked about questions to avoid. Today, let’s consider some that are truly empowering:
- Is there a message for me in this experience?
- What’s the gift in this situation?
- What can I learn from this?
- What’s the most loving thing I could do now?
- What’s the most important thing for me to focus on now?
- What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
- What would I do if there were nothing to fear?
“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” -- Francis Bacon
Low Glycemic Sugar Free Apricot and Walnut Chutney
Carbs Per Serving: 4.65 g
Prep Time:<55 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Apricots are at the very peak of their season right now. This chutney is great with cheese, poultry, pork and even fish like salmon. The walnuts provide the Omega 3 and the apricots are low in sugar yet high in vitamin C. This is a lot of chutney so... you can freeze it, can it or give it to friends. Spread the joy.
3 lbs Apricots
2 cups Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or 1/4 teaspoon of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder mixed with 2 cups of applesauce
8 oz dried raisins
1 lb Onions; peeled, chopped fine
2 teaspoons Salt
1 1/2 pint Cider vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard
2 Garlic cloves -- peeled, crushed
1/2 teaspoon powdered allspice
oz Walnuts very roughly chopped
2 Oranges (rind only)
Split and stone the fresh apricots and chop roughly. Boil the chopped onions for a few moments to soften them, otherwise you always seem to get a few hard bits. Drain. Put all the ingredients except the walnuts into a large preserving pan and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and cook gently, stirring regularly, for 1 1/2 hours until the mixture is thick and jammy. Stir in the walnuts. Put into in warm sterilized jars or freeze.
Total Calories: 2792
Calories Per Serving: 37.2 serving size 1-2 teaspoons
Total Fat Per Serving: 1.75g
Saturated Fat: 0.10 g
Cholesterol Per Serving: 0 mg
Sodium Per Serving: 0.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates Per Serving: 4.65g
Dietary Fiber: 1.0
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