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Posts made in March, 2012

Humans are designed to move

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in Movement, News and Views |

Humans are designed to move

We all probably get how important it is to move our bodies – there are many reasons some of which are: it generally makes us feel better, fitter, healthier it helps us lose weight to help us move blood and nutrients around our system as well as moving toxins out of the body to initiate change in our lives through movement instead of staying stuck It’s sometimes difficult though, to fit an exercise programme into busy lives and we come up with all sorts of excuses not to do it. There’s been some interesting research done in a UK university on what our bodies need in terms of exercise that completely challenge our long held beliefs about what our bodies are genetically predisposed to need. Scientists have discovered that we all respond to exercise in very different ways. This surprising new research suggests many of us could benefit from just three minutes of high intensity exercise a week. Science laboratories in the US, Canada and the UK have proven that this approach achieves many of the health benefits you would expect from a 2-3 hour workout in the gym. A summary of the main points of the programme are that some scientists are suggesting we need to radically rethink the way we exercise and that there’s no standard recipe. It needs to be personalised to each individual based on their genetic make-up unlike UK Government guidelines which give a standard recipe for a standard person. Nottingham University did some research over a 4-year period. 1,000 people were made to exercise 4 hours a week for 20 weeks. On average their fitness improved but they found people responded very differently to the same amount of training. It seems that there’s a small group of super responders and a group of under-responders, i.e. they have no change in their level of fitness. Around 20% don’t respond to exercise and around 15% are super responders, depending on their genetic make-up. Non responders of course get benefit from exercise but knowing this their exercise regime can be adapted to their genetic make-up. A couple of the hidden benefits of exercise are that it improves insulin function as well as helping to reduce the levels of fat in our bodies – it produces an enzyme in the body which helps us process fat better, reducing visceral fat (fat inside the body around our organs and arteries) as well as outer fat. So a brisk, long walk in the evening will help your body process the fat contained in a typical English breakfast the next morning. The programme goes on to say that keeping on the move isn’t just about burning calories. It also has a big impact on our physiology. It suggests – which probably isn’t new information for us – that there should never be an hour that we’re sitting down. Gunk builds up in the body, blood sugar levels elevate and blood fat levels build up. And it’s not enough to be...

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Relational Cording

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Energy Healing, Healing, Healing Energy, News and Views, Relationships |

Relational Cording

Relational Cording – how we relate to each other!  From an energy body perspective we form connections – relational cords – with our families (mother, father, siblings and our ancestors), with our friends, teachers, animals, with particular events in our lives, and with the people we marry as well as our children we give birth to.  This creates a beautiful, multi-faceted, interconnected web throughout the planet.  However, sometimes these cords become distorted, unhealthy or damaged because of how we relate to each other. Have you ever had a particularly difficult relationship in your life or connection to a life event which you’ve tried for many years to work through in psychotherapy or talking it out with people you trust and it never seems to resolve itself?  It could be there’s an energy cording or component in the relationship that needs to be healed.  This is very delicate, sensitive work and usually only arises when the client is ready to show the healer what needs to be cleaned and healed and infused with love.  This allows you to have healthier, more nourishing relationships and to move forwards in life. My own experience of receiving this type of healing is that it can and has profoundly changed my relationships with others and, just as importantly, my relationship to myself. If you’re interested in exploring relational healing and would like more information, check out these sites: Jan Jansen – Mindful Relating – http://www.mindfulrelating.info/ Dean Ramsden – Relational Energy Healing – http://www.blog.deanramsden.com/studentclient-resources/...

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Grounding

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Energy Healing, Grounding, Healing, Healing Energy, News and Views |

Grounding

Grounding – why is this good for us? I read somewhere recently that we can never have too much grounding and I’d agree with that wholeheartedly. I’ve had an on and off love affair with grounding for the past 30 years (or rather for all of my life) but consciously for the past 30 years.  I worked with many teachers and healers “on my grounding”, read about it and thought I knew all there was to know about it.  At a certain age I believed I was grounded!  However, it was only about 7 or 8 years ago I had a physical, very visceral, experience of landing in my body and of the joy and pleasure and expansion that it brought me.  I realised then that up until that point I’d really no idea what being grounded meant – it was all intellectual knowledge that I hadn’t quite put into practice yet! What is it that helps us to ground?  In my experience, safety is a big factor.  Feeling safe in our bodies and on the planet.  We can’t control outside circumstances like partners and loved ones being around for ever, homes come and go, jobs come and go.  The most stable relationship and contact we can have is with ourselves. Grounding is one of things that helps us to presence ourselves here in our bodies, on the planet.  Every time I receive a healing and drop into my body a little more, or let go of a limiting belief or an image, I reclaim little pieces of myself and I celebrate each time that happens – it means I’m moving further away from being closed and contracted and opening more and more to being fully present and engaged with life.  I have more access to who I am.   Some of my clients tell me after a healing they have an experience of dropping into their body.  It can be a very physical experience – like landing after a big jump – and a little disconcerting when you finally feel your feet for probably the first time in your life. The tools to help us integrate grounding into our life are quite obvious things:  being in nature, walking on the sand or walking on grass, feeling our feet, dancing or simply just tuning into our body and feeling the pleasure at being here run through our bodies.  And of course there are many meditation techniques and healing modalities that can support us on our journey to presencing ourselves fully in our own lives.  ...

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