Friday, February 28, 2014

Quote from Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quote from Stephen Covey

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quote from Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

Monday, February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chinese Proverb

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Quote from Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

Monday, February 17, 2014

Quote from Charles Swindoll

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Just breathe - Ancient practice of pranayama can help you detoxify, shed excess weight and boost overall vitality

Friday, February 07, 2014 by: Carolanne Wright
Tags: detox, breathing techniques, pranayama

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(NaturalNews) Forget the detox pills, fasts and other painful cleansing techniques - instead, take a cue from the yogis of India and look to the breath. Using yogic breathing techniques, we can effortlessly detoxify, burn fat and increase metabolism. With the basic act of bringing in more oxygen, vitamins and minerals are more easily absorbed, white blood cells multiply and the lymphatic system is enhanced. Through the exhale toxins are removed from the bloodstream, which revitalizes the organs and clarifies the intellect. Techniques range from a few deep breaths before a meal to more complex practices. Either way, by using this free detoxification method daily, we can easily (and economically) cleanse the body and mind.

The time-honored art of breathing

Yogis of long ago recognized the merit in calming, cleansing and balancing the body and mind with the breath. Developed over 5,000 years ago, pranayama (Sanskrit for 'vital energy' and 'extend') is an integral aspect of yogic practice. Below are several examples of how to use the breath to keep the system healthy on all levels.

Simple breath - Before each meal, take three deep breathes. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Although seemingly basic, this technique sharpens the senses of smell, taste and texture while promoting clarity. When we are clear and focused during our meals, digestion is improved and over-consumption minimized. The end result: efficiency of digestion and weight loss.

Relaxing breath - Lie flat on your back with knees bent together, bringing the feet close into the buttocks. Place hands on both sides of the naval region. Breath in a slow, deep rhythmic manner for 20 repetitions. Since the naval region is dense with nerves, relaxing this area calms emotions, strengthens the nervous system and fortifies the immune system - ultimately aiding in the removal of unnecessary thoughts and toxins from the body.

Bhastrika (Breath of Fire) - This technique helps to slim and tone the belly, boost metabolism and detoxify the body. Sit cross-legged on the floor and place both hands on the lower abdomen. Take a deep breath then begin to 'pump' the breath rapidly through the nose, expanding and contracting the entire belly. For visual instructions, see here.

Ujjayi (Victorious Breath) - Sitting in a comfortable position, inhale through the nose and lift the chest. Hold for two seconds. While exhaling through the nose, guide the breath to the back of the throat, creating a ocean wave like sound (sometimes referred to as the 'Darth Vader breath'). When practiced properly, ujjayi pranayama should energize and relax. It also oxygenates the blood, builds internal body heat and removes toxins.

A note of caution: Pranayama is not recommended for those with high blood pressure.

Sources for this article include:

http://spot.pcc.edu/~lkidoguc/Yoga/Yoga.htm

http://completewellbeing.com

http://www.organicauthority.com

http://youtu.be/hJxJ_jeGPJ4

http://kukhahnyoga.com

About the author:
Carolanne believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, she has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of green living for over 13 years. Through her website www.Thrive-Living.net, she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people who share a similar vision.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Quote from Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quote from W. Clement Stone

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quote from Emelia Earhart

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Emelia Earhart

Monday, February 10, 2014

Quote from Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

Friday, February 7, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quote from Florence Nightingale

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Quote from Margaret Young

“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things,
or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The
way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do
what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” – Margaret Young

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Quote from Edmund Spenser

“The mind maketh good or ill, wretch or happy, rich or poor.” – Edmund Spenser