Talk-About-It Thursday: Benefits of the sun

"Have you got some sun today?"

The sun gives power to use devices, energy to your body and other benefits.

Some other benefits are:
* Sunlight and Whole Foods send breast cancer in remission
* The sun's light kills bad bacteria
* Sunlight has a beneficial affect on skin disorders
* Sunlight lowers cholesterol
* The sun's rays lower blood pressure
* Sunlight penetrates deep into the skin to cleanse the blood and blood vessels
* Sunlight increases oxygen content in human blood
* Sunlight builds the immune system
* Regular sunlight exposure increases the growth and height of children
* Sunlight can cure depression
* Create strong bones
* Heal skin conditions
* Heal many other conditions:
* Rheumatoid arthritis
* Systemic Luis cerytematosus
* Inflammatory blood disease
* Thyroiditis

Next time you are outside cherish that moment. The sun is healing your body without your knowledge.

"Find happiness where the sun shines"

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Meraki

Wellness Wednesday: Sun Exercises- Yoga Sun Salutation

"What's your morning routine?"

Exercise is needed to keep your body running properly. A great exercise is the Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskara. It only takes 5 minutes of your time. It is a collective of poses that each come with a meaning and function. It's a daily practice that you do in the morning and night. Usually you practice it outside in nature where you can send gratitude and absorb the sun's energy but feel free to do it anywhere.

Some benefits are:
* Strengthens the entire digestive system.
* Invigorates and restores the nervous system.
* Energizes the heart and regulates blood pressure and heart palpitations.
* Promotes healthy lungs and breath.
* Stimulates glandular activity.
* Strengthens the muscles in your upper and lower body including your abdomen and back.
* Reduces excess fat on the body.
* Improves kidney function.
* Encourages proper posture.
* Brings clarity to your mind.

How to:
* To begin, stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Distribute your weight evenly over both feet. Establish a slow, steady rhythm for your breath. Find your center.
* Next, inhale and stretch your arms out to the side and overhead into Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute). Reach your heart and arms to the heavens, sending your greeting to the sun.
* As you exhale, hollow out your belly and fold into Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), connecting down into the earth. Keep your legs firmly engaged.
* Inhale and lengthen your spine forward into Ardha Uttanasana (Half Standing Forward Bend). In this pose, the gaze is lifted, the spine is extended, and the fingertips can stay on the floor or rise to the shins.
* Exhale and step or lightly hop your feet back behind you into Plank Pose. Your wrists should be flat on the floor, shoulder-distance apart, and your feet should be at hip distance. Take a full breath in as you lengthen through your spine.
* Exhale and lower into Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose), keeping your legs straight and pushing back into your heels or bringing your knees to the floor. Build heat in the center of your body as you hold this challenging posture.
* Inhale and carve your chest forward into Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog), directing that energy out from your heart. Pull your shoulders back and open your collarbones. Engage your legs but relax your gluteal muscles.
* Exhale and roll over the toes, coming into Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose). Ground down through your hands and feet as you lengthen your spine. Remain here for five breaths.
* On your fifth exhale, bend your knees and look between your hands. Then inhale and step or lightly hop your feet between your hands, returning to Ardha Uttanasana.
* Exhale back to Uttanasana, surrendering into the fold.
* Inhale, reaching your arms out wide to your sides and coming to stand through a flat back. Feel a renewed sense of energy as you draw your arms overhead into Urdhva Hastasana.
* Exhale and return to Tadasana, your home base. Remain here for a few breaths, feeling the movement of energy through your body, or continue on to your next salute.
* Then repeat with the other leg.

Make sure or take breathes and do each pose with intention to get the full experience.

"Let your light shine"

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Meraki

Transformation Tuesday: Sun Gazing: Harness the power of the sun

"Can you get energy from the sun to fuel your body?"

Sun gazing is the act of looking directly at the sun. It is sometimes done as a religious or spiritual practice. It invloves staring at the sunrise or sunset; these two times are rhe best because the uv rays are the least. The human eye is very sensitive, and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can lead to retinopathy. The practice of sun gazing has some truly amazing benefits, not only for your physical health, but also for your mental wellbeing and spiritual development. 

Some of the benefits include:

  • Relief of stress and tension
  • Increased energy
  • Boosts production of the feel good hormones serotonin and melatonin
  • Improved eyesight
  • Reduces hunger pains –body is completely nourished by the sun (Some people claim to have been able to take part in this practice and not eat anything during the entire process which is usually about 9 or 10 months)
  • Stimulation of the pineal gland
  • Increased size of pineal gland
  • Releasing of internal blockages
  • Increased human potential

Hira Ratan Manek is the man who brought sun gazing to western society. He founded the Solar Healing Centers. He lives off the energy that the sun produces and water, and thats it. While under supervision, he did 3 long fasts and claims that sun gazing brings you better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It heals the mind, body and spirit. A scientist named Vinny Pinto conducted a survey on 56 participants and documented their experience. He called it the "First sungazing list group sungazers survey." His findings were:

  • Health improvements especially among women
  • People who practiced sun gazing for more than five years and who gazed mid-day (instead of the insisted hour after sunrise and hour before sunset) were more likely to report adverse effects
  • 35 out of the 51 participants reported to have “increased or greatly increased energy” while only 1 participant reported reduced energy
  • The number of people who reported a “decreased need for solid food” was approximately equal to the number of people who reported “no significant change in the need for food.” Only 1 person in the study reported an increased need for food.
  • People who had sun gazed for at least a year for at least 4 times per week were far more likely to report a decreased need for solid food.
  • The most common physical/mental/spiritual experiences reported from sun gazing were bliss, joy, peace and calmness.
  • No one from the study reported a decrease in physical health, everyone reported that his or her health was the same or had improved.

How to:

  • Begin by spending a maximum of 10 seconds on the first day by looking directly at the sun during the safe hours.
  • It is an important part of the practice that you stand barefoot on bare earth. Apparently this helps to keep you grounded and enhances the benefits of sun gazing.
  • As you are staring at the sun visualize the energy from the sun coming into your body and filling your body and cells with rejuvenating light.
  • On the second day aim for 20 seconds, each day after that continue adding 10 seconds to the previous day. So at 10 days you will be looking at the sun for 100 seconds, or 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  • Continue this daily until you have reached 44 minutes. This should take between 9-10 months depending on the weather. According to HRM this is all you need to gain the benefits described above from sun gazing.
  • After this you will need to walk for 45 minutes each day for the 6 days following the completion of the 9-10 months of sun gazing.
  • From here on out, just make a conscious effort to continue to walk barefoot on the earth, preferably in the sun whenever you feel like it or get the time.

Try it for yourself.

"Harness energy from the sun by being a vessel"

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Sending peace, love and light to all on your day.

Meraki

Motivation Monday: The power of the sun

"How do we use the sun as a source of energy?"

The sun gives off a power called "Nuclear Fusion". It is the hearty of the sun's power. Nearly everything on earth is indirectly powered by this power reaction.

The sun raidiate light, heat or solar energy, which makes it possible for life to exist on earth. Plants need sunlight to grow. Animals, including humans need plants for food and oxygen they produce. Without heat from the sun, the earth will freeze.

We use a lot of the sun's energy for cultivating land, producing crops, and raising livestock. The sun is also used for solar architecture which stores heat. Buildings have windows and skylights for air circulation. Other aspects include using selective shading and choosing building materials with thermal mass. And example is a greenhouse. Greenhouses create a environment for growing that otherwise isn't available in that location. You can also use solar energy to cook, and heat water in solar cookers. Solar cells can also convert sunlight directly into electricity. They don't produce much so they have to be grouped together in large numbers. Solar cells are used for everything from calculators and watches to homes, commercial buildings, and even stadiums. The sun offers clean, free energy in abundance. It gives us more energy than we could ever need. Time to use it.

"The power is in our hands"

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Scenic Sunday: 7 ways to make the world a better place

"What's your ideal earth?"

Make the earth the place you would want to live in. It's a huge house, treat it accordingly.

7 ways to make the world a better place:
1. Volunteer your time and visit local schools
2. Recognize the humanity of other people and respect their dignity
3. Use less paper
4. Drive less
5. Conserve water
6. Donate clothes and water to charities
7. Be generous

"Treat the earth like your home"

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Soul-try Saturday: How to heal the world in one easy way

"How can you become a change?"

Once you find love for yourself, then you can love yourself and others. Find caring, love and appreciation for yourself and you can show others. See it in yourself and see others as your mirrors. See the good and the bad, the yin and the yang. Find balance within yourself and be able to empathize with others.

"Be the man in the mirror"

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Food Friday: Kale wrap in a raw collard green leaf

"What's on your plate?"

Ingredients:
1. Big collard green leaf
2. Sun dried tomatoes
3. Avocado
4. Plum tomatoes
5. Red onion
6. Cucumbers
7. Oregano
8. Sweet basil
9. Cayenne pepper
10. Sea salt
11. Agave
12. Paprika
13. Mushrooms

Instructions:
Cut up ingredients and wrap in collars green leafs

"We are organic, so eat only organic"

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