Indian Head Massage: A Wonderful Relaxing Therapy To Relieve Stress

Indian Head Massage for stress relief

Have you ever tried Indian head massage? Indian head massage is a wonderful relaxing therapy to relieve your day-to-day stress.
Based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system, Indian head massage or champissage has been practised in India for thousands of years.

Although, the traditional Indian head massage was restricted to the head and hair, also practiced by women, however, in Occident , the technique has been extended to the neck, shoulders and upper arms.

Indian head massage helps for stiff shoulders and neck

As you have already noticed, when you feel stress, most of the tensions tend to accumulate on neck, head and shoulders. Needless to say that if these parts of the body are not treated, you will experience stiff neck and shoulders. Therefore massaging these areas will ease aches and pain.

Indian head massage helps to reduce knot, nodules and tension located around the scapula, upper trapezius and neck. It seems that, the circulatory and lymphatic systems improve which help to diminish toxins from tense muscles and also increase the fluidity of movement.

Indian head massage helps on an emotional level too !

The feedback I receive from clients having Indian head massage are impressive. After a treatment, some of people feel their mind become clearer. Some others experience an instant stress relief. I talked to clients who just feel amazed how good the feel after a treatment.

Having a regular head massage is not only a wonderful feeling but it helps also to promote the health of the scalp and enhance the growth of beautiful hair.

When the physical, emotional and mental body are out of balance, you feel that something need to be done to restore harmony and well-being.

Indian head massage is a wonderful relaxing therapy to relieve stress that brings a sense of peace and tranquility.

Reflexology For Ear Pain When Flying

How can reflexology help for ear pain from flying?

I know some people don’t like taking the plane at all. Personally, I don’t mind flying in the air.
However, what is not so great is when my ears start hurting because of air pressure.

Obviously, I am not the only one experiencing this terrible ear pain. I have even heard that for some people, the pain goes away only days after.

That’s not fun at all!

Since, I am practising reflexology on myself, I do not suffer for long with ear pain while flying.

Generally, I make sure that I use the technique days or even hours before taking the plane.
What is cool, sometimes, I don’t even need to use it again when in the plane because the effect of the treatment is still there.

But no one is perfect! It happens that I forget I have to travel so I forget to do my homework!

Anyway, the reflexology technique can still be used while experiencing ears problem when in the plane.

Could Raspberry Ketones Be The New Solution For Losing Weight?


Raspberry Ketones

Not long ago, in the USA, Raspberries got a sudden interest from the public when the Emmy Awards winner Dr Oz, reported that raspberry ketones was a miracle for weight loss.

What so special about Raspberry ketones?

Raspberry Ketones are the natural compounds found in raspberries that are responsible for the amazing raspberry aroma. Recent research shows that these powerful compounds can not only encourage fat loss but it also regulate metabolism, especially when paired with healthy diet and regular exercise.

How does it work?

Raspberry ketone enzymes seemed to divide the fat molecules, which allow the fat to be liberated from cells and to be burned faster.
Also, it has been discovered that the ketones appeared to decrease the body’s absorption of dietary fats.

Take a look for a demonstration of Raspberry ketones in action

As mentioned in this video, some have experienced fast result in a few days but needless to mention that you still need to eat healthy and exercise regularly.

The great thing about these compoud from the Raspberry is it gives you a helping hand to maximise your hard work.

For better results and for your own safety, make sure you choose at least 99% pure raspberry ketones and watch the fat melt away.

How Can Meditation Help to Relieve Stress?

Taking the time to meditate in your own way can only help you with the stress that you are experiencing in your every day life.

However, you might think that finding time out of your already hectic life is not making any sense. Yet, without doubt, meditating does have a tremendous impact in term of dealing with stress.

I met recently a lady who told me that she has been meditating for over twenty years and if for any reason she fails to practice a day, she just feels strange, it’s like something missing.

I am very surprised that there are still people who are not even thinking of using meditation as an option to relieve stress. But, when they feel stressed, they would rather take some pills or unfortunately rush to a bottle of wine or any other stronger alcohol.

The way meditation helps you is that it calms your nerves that will aids you relax enough to look at problems differently.

If you don’t know how to meditate, you can always have a look on Internet or even go to your local library and you may find different books on the subjects.

Then, you will have to find the type of meditation that will work for you and it does not matter if you manage to concentrate only a few minutes at the beginning but you have to keep going.

Obviously, there are several ways you could relax. Some of you enjoy having a bath with some candles around and just letting go any thoughts that bothering you.

You might just want to go to the park for a breath of fresh air, sit at a bench or in the grass and take time to just collect your thoughts.

Depending on my mood, I like guided meditation because I can focus on the words and not something else, avoiding my thoughts to wander everywhere.

Also, I do like listening meditation music based on isochronic tones where I only have to focus on the music. This powerful meditation changes your mind and you could even see your life change as well.

Whatever the meditation and relaxation techniques you have chosen, you will notice a difference in your life, you will feel lighter and and lighter and hopefully, free of every day stress.

Why You Have No Results When You pray?

Most of us complain that we pray but we see no result. Are we sure we are doing the right thing?

In his book ‘A new earth’, Omraam Aivanhov offers a method to help us to pray. He explains that when we have decided to pray, first thing we have to do is creating a picture in our mind of vast multitude of spirits spread in every corner of the world where each one is focusing on the Lord.

He invites us to unite with these beings and as we join prayers to theirs, we will not feel a lonely voice in the frantic life.

This picture is somewhat refreshing and reassuring when you visualize yourself being in contact with the source accompanied of thousands of beings of light.

According to Aivanhov, this kind of prayer is always heard because of its collective voice and also it is beneficial for us at the same time.

So the reason why you have no result when you pray is because you act alone.

The secret of success is to unite yourself mentally with all those who are praying in the world in order to achieve your goals. At any time of the day, there are always beings at prayer somewhere in the world.

Why Do You Need To Detox Your Body?

There are times when you feel not only stress out but also sluggish. You know something is not right. Could it be time to detox your body?

When you experience discomfort such as continuous pain, constipation, diarrhea and even sometimes behaving in an awkward way; your body is sending you messages.

They could be signs that you have built up toxins. These toxins can affect your entire body and have significant impact on your health.

So you might think that detoxifying or cleansing could be what your body need. But, you are a bit put off by this idea.

Toxins in your body are found and stored on your fat cells. So if you notice that you gain weight rapidly and you have difficulties to lose excess weight, it might be that you have toxins in your body.

The reason why you need to detox your body is to get rid off unwanted garbage in your cells.

Even though, our organs such as liver, lymphs glands, kidneys, colon, etc do help in the detoxifying process, however they could be slow down by excess toxins.

Therefore, it seems adequate to bring your contribution in order to them to function better.

There are several ways to detox your body:
- You can take supplements for instance Go cleanse extreme (100% natural)
- With different method: colon hydrotherapy, abdominal massage, deep breathing for keeping the lungs healthy and free from toxins.
- Detoxifying foods: some nuts, green foods, fruits, broccoli, lemon, and herbal infusion etc

In addition, another reason for detoxifying your body, it helps to strenghten the body system and also protect it from disease.

Finally, if you feel the need of detoxification, you may try doing a regular walking exercise and remember to drink a lot of water.
This would help to maintain an excellent circulation and can increase the rate of detoxification inside the body.

My Experience with Sahaja Yoga Meditation

chakra - sahaja yoga Have you heard about Sahaja Yoga meditation?

I have tried this meditation yesterday for the first time in London and I would like to share with you my experience.

Actually, I was not too sure what to expect about Sahaja Yoga meditation but I knew it wasn’t the usual yoga where deep breathing was involved.

Sahaja Yoga and Kundalini:

In fact, Sahaja Yoga is a meditation technique developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi that involves the awakening of a subtle spiritual energy known as the Kundalini.

What is Kundalini?
Kundalini is a dormant energy that lies in the sacrum bone at the base of the spine in three and a half coils. The word ‘sacrum’ is derived from the term ‘sacred’, which suggests that this is not new knowledge.
For your information, Sahaja means ‘born with you’ or ‘spontaneous’ and Yoga means ‘union with the divine’. The gentle awakening of this Kundalini energy and the inner journey of Self-discovery is known as Self-realisation or Yoga.
(source – http://www.sahajayoga.net/what-is-sahaja-yoga.html)

Power of Kundalini
In this video Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi explains the power of Kundalini.



Experience with Sahaja Yoga Meditation

In the Sahaja Yoga class, the lecturer informed the first time students that experienced practitioners of this technique would help us to raise our kundalini.

So, for my case, a lady worked on my energy and through techniques helped my kundalini to rise. While she was practising, I could feel I was entering in deep relaxation state. The energy was quite gentle however I cannot say whether my kundalini has risen or not.

At the end of the session, I felt like I was not centered (that was a feeling or maybe it was something else) or dizzied– kind of miles away from reality.

What I find quite particular with this meditation is there’s no real closing down movement and no transition to come back at your ‘normal’ state. So, while everyone started talking after the session, I was still dizzied and doing my own ‘stuff’ to come back

Later, I mentioned to one the practitioner my concern about this closing movement or any kind of transition. (Because I have learnt in my healing course the importance of closing the chakras.)

It seems there is no need to do so for Sahaja Yoga meditation . However, we have been given a few techniques to help securing the kundalini and keeping negativity away.

Anyway, I had a great night sleep (still alive ;) ), and this morning I woke up with a feeling of deep joy in my heart.
You know, the kind of happiness where you don’t need a reason to feel happy. I just feel good and at peace.

This meditation seems promising! I am delighted to discover more about Sahaja yoga method.

Having said that, I rather prefer to take the time required to gently let my kundalini rise instead of rushing and having bad experience.

Even though, Shri Mataji explained in one of a video that there is no danger of awakening the kundalini, however, according to my research and reading, there are some people who did experienced some complications (health and mental).

Obviously, I do believe that learning who we really are and reaching our higher consciousness are our absolute goals as a human being.
But, we still need to do it properly; finally, the most important above all is to live in compassion and love of others and ourselves.
That will help to be grounded and practice safely the awakening of your kundalini.

Shri Mataji Self Realization (Kundalini Awakening) – One more video explaining the importance of Self-Realization

Some Relaxation Techniques for Stress Management

Relaxing in the Middle of Stress

Stress management is a vital method that most of us nowadays need to learn. With a fast paced working environment, we are constantly subjected to massive pressure that ends up to high levels of stress in live. In order to survive, we need to be able to cope fast since it produces several negative effects on our body and mind.

As you already know, stress often affects your health and body.
Also, your performance can drop because of your inability to focus on the tasks at hand.. Very often, stress can escalate into depression or anxiety.

Relaxation is so far one of the best techniques used to deal with and reduce the symptoms of stress. Relaxation methods are not a new phenomenon, they have been used for stress management during ancient times and they prove to be as effective today. Therefore, learning how to relax in the midst of too much stress in your everyday life will make a huge difference.

Starting a Relaxation Routine

We can be sometimes lazy… As with anything, starting a relaxation routine is often the biggest barrier that people are faced with. Once you begin to notice that you seem to quickly lose energy and constantly change your mood, then maybe it’s time to re-evaluate yourself because this can be all caused by stress. There are several relaxation activities that help fight stress in your life whether as simple as deep breathing, stretching or meditation to more advanced relaxation methods such as qigong, yoga or tai chi.

To experience the full benefits of such relaxation solutions, you need to take time each day to perform them. If you are a beginner, you may start at least 10 to 20 minutes a day to get used to the practice. Then you can increase to an hour or even more if you feel you need more.

Depend on your level of stress and your ability to your mind to let it go, but soon or later you would be able to harness the relieving power of meditation so you can benefit from stress relief.

For better success at developing this routine, make sure that:

- You determine a timeslot once or even twice a day when you can practice relaxation techniques.
- You don’t go for complicated techniques that will stress you even more.
- Avoid from scheduling your relaxation practices just before bedtime as you have a chance to fell asleep.

Stress Relief Through Deep Breathing

Deep breathing may be the easiest and simplest exercise you can perform to achieve stress relief. This would allow fresh air to get into your lungs. To perform effective deep breathing, follow these methods:

• Sit straight with one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach.
• Breathe through your nose, enough to make your stomach rise. Make sure that your chest rises up and down.
• Use your mouth to exhale and push the air out with as much force as possible.
• Repeat the same process. Take note of the rise and fall of your lower abdomen.

Yoga and Meditation

For additional stress relief, yoga and meditation are also other techniques used in stress management methods. These are associated with slow and steady movements, as well as gentle stretching. This practice is best for relieving tension in the body and mind, which is why it is recommended for stress relief practices.

How Is Global Warming Affecting Our Wildlife?

In order to us to understand how dangerous global warming could be to the planet, we must first understand just how intricately our environment works. Our ecosystem on this planet is a very precise operation, for example, fish feed at the coral reefs in the oceans and if those reefs start to disappear (as they are) then that will affect the fish that feed there, potentially causing entire species to die out.

You see everything is dependent upon everything else in our environment. Birds and other wildlife live in the trees that are being so quickly cut down. Once that happens, the birds have to go somewhere else, where there is likely other wildlife already there and that puts a heavier burden on those animals. There’s a cause and effect to everything that goes on.

Global warming has already become a huge threat to the wildlife of this planet and scientists claim that global warming is the one biggest threats to the wildlife here on earth. If we don’t start taking steps to alleviate this phenomenon, then we risk putting even more of these fragile ecosystems out of commission.

There has already been a great deal of damage done to the ecosystems here on Earth that is only going to get worse if we don’t start acting on them now. Penguins for example are starting to suffer dramatically because of the loss of ice in the arctic regions. The ice disappears and this has the effect of diminishing the amount of algae in the water. The brine shrimp that make up the majority of the penguins diet therefore can’t survive since they eat the algae. Without the brine shrimp, then penguins can’t survive in the area either.

Polar bears and seals are also struggling to adapt to changing climate in the arctic. Seals move from ice path to ice path and mate, have their young and feed there. Polar bears are much the same, and the disappearing ice there is leaving them with fewer and fewer places to be able to carry out their life functions.

Surely you are starting to see the pattern here and realizing that when one thing is affected on the planet, other things become affected as well. Certainly you can understand how eventually this is going to get to us humans as well.

For example as the world population increases, we humans are putting out more and more carbon dioxide every year than previously. If you remember from early science classes you can make the connection that trees absorb the carbon dioxide that we put out and produce oxygen.

While there are more of us on the planet every year (and this trend doesn’t seem to be reversing) and less and less trees every year, doesn’t it stand to reason from a common sense perspective that eventually we are going to reach a tipping point where the trees are no longer able to keep up with us. These aren’t difficult arguments to make or to follow, but some just don’t want us to have to change our lifestyles here on our home.

Nik Wallenda and The Power of The Mind.

The mind PowerThe impossible is not quite the impossible if you set your mind to it.” Nik Wallenda

Nik Wallenda makes an authentic and historic walk on a wire across Niagara Falls on 15th June 2012.

Thousands of people came to support and encourage the hero. The wirewalker reported to National Post that the hardest part was keeping his bearings. He added that if he looked down at the cable, there was water moving everywhere, and if he looked up, there was heavy mist blowing his face.

To achieve what Nik have made required surely years of preparation and a strong mindset.
We reach a point in our life when we are ready for change and there are plenty of information that will help us unlocks our power of mind. Until then, something can be staring us right under our nose but we don’t notice it. The only time we think of unlocking our self-improvement power is when everything got worst.

You would tell me what change has to do with what Nik has achieved?

When one guard asked the wirewalker what was the purpose of his trip. He replied for inspiring people around the world.
In another word, what he is telling us is everything is possible. When you have the right mindset, you can achieve whatever you want in life. But you have to accept the challenge.

The only time most of us ever learn about unlocking our mind’ potential is when the whole world is falling apart. Obviously, no one is saying that change is easy to do. However, change becomes much more painful when we ignore it.

Either you like it or not, change will happen… At one point or another, we are all going to experience different turning points in our life – and we are all going to eventually unlock our power of mind not because someone else tell us to do so but because we realized its for our own good.

Joyful people don’t just accept change they embrace it. Well, you don’t have to feel a tremendous heat before realizing the need for self-growth. Unlocking your mind power means unlocking yourself up in the stage of thinking that “its just the way I am”. It is such a mediocre excuse for people who fear and resist change. Unfortunately, most of us program our minds to think a certain way.

Improving the mindset might not be everybody’s favourite word but if we look at things in a different angle, we might have greater chances of enjoying the whole process when we will attract more success in life.