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

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

Meraki

Wellness Wednesday: Who do you listen to?

Today’s Message: “Don’t be fooled, be careful who you listen to”

StoryTime: When I was a child I was fed all the things that I was told to because my parents said that they were “good for me”. I went to the doctor every time I got sick and made sure to make it to every appointment that was scheduled on time. Regardless of all my efforts I was a chubby child who was always obese. The doctor always said it had to do with my height, or this reason, or that reason. I took it into my own hands and decided to get a personal trainer when I got to High School. I lost all my weight and followed a strict diet. When I went to college I did gained the “freshman 30”. For those who don’t know, it’s when you gain an additional 30 pounds. I didn’t know how I gained it, I was still eating the same. I decided after college to again take things into my own hands. I worked out and ate a strict diet. I even became vegetarian, then vegan, then alkaline. I lost all my weight but got sick because of imbalances. I decided to heal my mind before I healed my body. I started meditating, doing yoga and balancing my meals. After all the different things I did I realized that once my mind was healed, my body would follow.

The way we see ourselves determines a lot about how our body works. If we see ourselves as fat, we will be fat. If we see ourselves as healthy, we will be healthy. Of course there are exceptions for those who have a chronic disease* but it all depends on our body image. As a child I allowed the doctor to label me until I decided to fix it. In college I allowed the freshman 30 to label me until I fixed it. Also now that I am an adult I make my own decision on how I want to see myself. Labels will stick to you if you allow them to. You have to start from the inside out. Love yourself from the inside and watch how your outside follows. Your mind is the driver of your body, be careful who you listen to. Make sure they have your best interest at heart. Who is the best person to listen to, who knows more about you then you do…you.

Brandi Wright

*For the individuals with a Chronic or “incurable disease”, there is always hope. I will talk further in a future post.

Zucchini Chips

Ingredients:

  1. 1 zucchini
  2. 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
  3. 1 tablespoon of dill
  4. 1 tablespoon of sea salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400. Cut zucchini with slicer or knife into thin slices. Add dill and sea salt to oil then add to top of zucchini. Cover pan with foil. Add zucchini to baking pan. Add oil. Cook for 30 mins, constantly move.

Enjoy!

Wellness Wednesday:

Today’s message: “Eat well, get much-needed sleep and go outside. Nature heals the worlds anxiety.”

Story Time: This weekend I took some time to go out into nature. I needed to get away. My body was speaking to me. It said, “your eyes are getting heavy. Your head is tight as gravity is pushing both your temples in. Your heart is heavy and stomach feels full but empty on the sides. No love in your handles. Your legs are static and energetic as if they want to move but go limp with exhaustion. Your back is slopped from constantly keeping it from the grounds gravitational pull. Your so grounded, your caving in under the pressure. Its time to rest. Your weary. Posting daily has drained you. Your body is waiting on charging. Calling all the stars that are in your gravitational alignment keeps you up at night. So much energy spent but its time to receive some back. You’ve been paid in knowledge but its time to get paid in peace.” Its my best currency.

As the words flowed so went that reality, no need to get a rain check, I was happy to receive it. I am also happy to see I finally am able to pay. As a consumer I get the choice to consume and I choice knowledge. Knowledge of self. So I grabbed some rest and my body said, “It’s nice to meet me. Carefree me. Tranquil me. I’ve missed you. You look well rested from your travels. Take a seat and rest your mind and feet. Stay awhile. Shine your light on others. They can truly benefit from your light. You’ve been gone so long, I barely recognize you. I’m happy that you are back though. I see us making magic together. I have been lost in the abyss they call Society. Mainstream propaganda had me trapped. I’m happy to remove the 3D glasses and meet you in the 5th Dimension. Ascension…Game time, First quarter…New rules…Home court advantage…Lets get ready to rumble…I have a safety net and velcro gloves…Clear skies and zero chance of rain.”

Rest is needed to replenish the mind, body and the spirit. Your body is your connection to this reality. Also only eat things closest to the earth as possible. It’s the closest thing to what you are made of. Eat natural, be natural, anything else will turn you into something unnatural. You are not a bee, so why eat honey. You are not a cow, so why drink milk. Fast. Food grounds you to the earth and fasting lifts you up, releases you. Cleanse your body of the toxins and start fresh. Find a way to be strong around others who are still eating produced things. Distract yourself. Be prosperous, abundant and contribute your time to helping others. Do things of purpose. Plant seeds. Be the thing you want to become. Impact, impact, impact. Plant, plant, plant.

Retreat into nature, express yourself, find yourself and bring it back to show others. If you went off and let that job and car go for a weekend or two. Lived off the land or close to it your body would appreciate it. It becomes instinctual. When your body is tired, your ego is in control. You do things that you wouldn’t normally do or say. Ego comes and spirit leaves. Once you notice that start to happen. Go get rest, ease your mind. Take a vacation, even if it is short. Replenish your soul in another environment. See through your own ego trap.

Brandi Wright-Townsend

What is Reiki?

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Reiki defined

Reiki healing is a “laying of hands” or “universal life energy” that channels energy to oneself or a client, who remains fully clothed during the treatment session. Reiki releases blockages and imbalances (the source of dis-ease) to support healing and well-being. Reiki heals the body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.

How Reiki can help you

*Brings about deep relaxation
*Improves sleep
*Relieves physical pain, stiffness and tension
*Accelerates natural healing of wounds
*Energizes you when you are drained – physically & mentally
*Reduces stress plus the physical, emotional, mental & energetic impacts of stress
*Gradually clears up chronic problems
*Helps prevent the development of disease
*Detoxifies the body and improves health
*Dissolves energy blockages – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual
*Releases emotional wounds
*Helps change negative conditioning & behavior
*Improves concentration and mental clarity

How Reiki can be used

*During accidents and emergencies
*To strengthening relationships
*For protection while at work, at home, in your car or while traveling
*To improve your financial situation
*On food and drink
*To help with achieving goals
*Together with crystals
*To heal past unresolved issues
*To receive inspiration or clarification on issue

What to do before a session

*Relax and reflect
*30 mins of feeling and noticing anything (emotions, thoughts or physical sensations)
*Ask body what it needs and give into it a few hours ahead (i.e. rest, food, water, meditation)
*Reflect on intentions you want for the session
*Think of questions or things you’d like to share with practitioner
*Be comfortable
*Bring socks
*Use restroom

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During session

Our bodies are made of energy. Our bones are at a lower frequency than our blood, thoughts, etc. This magnetic pulse or energy is known as a bio magnetic field.

When a practitioner is preforming a healing session, the energy that comes from their arms to their hands produce a significantly larger bio magnetic reading (7-10Hz – theta and alpha range) than a non practitioner. This frequency can cause physical healing.

During a session a practitioner places their hands on or just above a clients body. The practitioner emanates universal energy from their hands that flow into the clients body. The session can be in person or from a distance through a Reiki box.

You must experience a Reiki session to fully appreciate and understand it.

After session

*Integrate your mind, body and spirit through meditation
*Find a quiet place to relax
*15-10 min walk in nature
*Nap
*Hydrate (1-2 glasses of spring or electrolyte water)
*Eat healthy meal
*Ground the body
*Eat dark chocolate
*Write in a journal
*Draw
*Listen to music
*Communicate with practitioner if you experience challenging emotions, physical sensations or issues after treatment. Since blockages are being cleared in the body, issues may come up as a result.

Constant contact with Reiki can bring the clients mind, body and spirit into balance. It is an excellent support to the overall physical, mental, and emotional healing process. Reiki is the energy that connects our higher self with everything around us.

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Brandi