Healing the Ancestors.

Healing the Ancestors.

As I begin MY own healing work for the atrocities caused by MY own people I came across this article. May this help YOU the reader understand that “injury” can go on for many generations. May this knowledge help in Healing the Ancestors.

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

April 30, 2017

The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment we live in can make genetic changes, too.

Researchers have now discovered that these kinds of environmental genetic changes can be passed down for a whopping 14 generations in an animal – the largest span ever observed in a creature, in this case being a dynasty of C. elegans nematodes (roundworms).

To study how long the environment can leave a mark on genetic expression, a team led by scientists from the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in Spain took genetically engineered nematode worms that carry a transgene for a fluorescent protein. When activated, this gene made the worms glow under ultraviolet light.

Then, they switched things up for the nematodes by changing the temperature of their containers. When the team kept nematodes at 20° Celsius (68° F), they measured low activity of the transgene – which meant the worms hardly glowed at all.

But by moving the worms to a warmer climate of 25° C (77° F), they suddenly lit up like little wormy Christmas trees, which meant the fluorescence gene had become much more active.

Their tropical vacation didn’t last long, however. The worms were moved back to cooler temperatures to see what would happen to the activity of the fluorescence gene.

Surprisingly, they continued to glow brightly, suggesting they were retaining an ‘environmental memory’ of the warmer climate – and that the transgene was still highly active.

Furthermore, that memory was passed onto their offspring for seven brightly-glowing generations, none of whom had experienced the warmer temperatures. The baby worms inherited this epigenetic change through both eggs and sperm.

The team pushed the results even further – when they kept five generations of nematodes at 25° C (77° F) and then banished their offspring to colder temperatures, the worms continued to have higher transgene activity for an unprecedented 14 generations.

That’s the longest scientists have ever observed the passing-down of an environmentally induced genetic change. Usually, environmental changes to genetic expression only last a few generations.

“We don’t know exactly why this happens, but it might be a form of biological forward-planning,” says one of the team, Adam Klosin from EMBO and Pompeu Fabra University, Spain.

“Worms are very short-lived, so perhaps they are transmitting memories of past conditions to help their descendants predict what their environment might be like in the future,” adds co-researcher Tanya Vavouri from the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute in Spain.

There’s a reason why scientists turn to C. elegans as a model organism – after all, those 14 generations would only take roughly 50 days to develop, but can still give us important clues on how environmental genetic change is passed down in other animals, including humans.

There are many examples of this phenomenon in worms and mice, but the study of environmental epigenetic inheritance in humans is a hotly debated topic, and there’s still a lot we don’t know.

“Inherited effects in humans are difficult to measure due to the long generation times and difficulty with accurate record keeping,” states one recent review of epigenetic inheritance.

But some research suggests that events in our lives can indeed affect the development of our children and perhaps even grandchildren – all without changing the DNA.

For example, studies have shown that both the children and grandchildren of women who survived the Dutch famine of 1944-45 were found to have increased glucose intolerance in adulthood.

Other researchers have found that the descendants of Holocaust survivors have lower levels of the hormone cortisol, which helps your body bounce back after trauma.

The latest study on nematodes is an important step towards understanding more about our own epigenetic inheritance – especially because it serves as a remarkable demonstration of how long-lasting these inter-generational effects may be.

The findings were published in Science.

Source:http://www.sciencealert.com/we-re-now-a-step-closer-to-using-mdma-to-treat-post-traumatic-stress

 

You probably recall the story of the Three Wise Men, who came bearing the world’s finest gifts for the baby Jesus.
Regardless of whether or not you celebrate Christmas, this story provides insight into what the ancient world valued most highly. Apparently, gold, frankincense, and myrrh were the cream of the crop.
Today, we still haven’t lost our fascination for gold, but frankincense and myrrh have fallen by the wayside. In the time of Christ’s birth, frankincense and myrrh (which is botanically related to frankincense) were more expensive than gold.
Frankincense is still sometimes referred to as the King of Oils—one of the last vestiges of its soaring ancient value.
So why was frankincense more valuable than gold?

Frankincense is harvested from the Boswellia carterii and Boswellia sacara trees. These plants grow very slowly, require meticulous cultivation to thrive, and can only be harvested two to three times per year.
In order to respect the plant’s fragile nature, farmers must only harvest frankincense by making tiny cuts along the bark, from which a milky sap drips drop by precious drop. The sap is then dried into beautiful, teardrop-shaped resin stones, which can be burned or refined further into oil.
This time-consuming process made frankincense a very rare (and thus valuable) commodity. But it was more than just scarcity that led the ancients to regard it as one of their most sacred and valued goods.
The ancients knew something about frankincense that modern medicine seems to have forgotten—namely that it makes one of the most powerfully healing essential oils in the world.
Medicine fit for a king
As evidenced by the story of the Three Wise Men, frankincense has been highly regarded for thousands of years.
It was traditionally used as an incense (the word actually is derived from the French franc ensens, which literally means “quality incense”), not only for its earthy, fragrant aroma, but also because of the belief that its scent heightens intuition and spiritual connection (hence its usage in Church Masses and earlier religious ceremonies).
Ayurvedic medicine, which refers to frankincense as dhoop, has used it for millennia to treat arthritis, heal wounds, and balance the hormones, among many other therapeutic applications. By the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties of this fragrant sap were already well-known. Even Hippocrates—often referred to as the father of modern medicine—highly recommended frankincense for numerous medicinal applications.
According to the Roman historian and botanist Pliny the Elder, the sale of frankincense and similar resins (like myrrh) to these flourishing ancient nations made the Southern Arabians the richest people in the world.
Now modern medical researchers have (re)discovered a plethora of benefits associated with frankincense and frankincense essential oil.
Antiseptic and immune-boosting. Frankincense works wonders against harmful bacteria and other microbes, including viruses. And unlike antibiotics and other conventional defenses against colds and flus, it does so without harming beneficial bacteria (in fact, it balances microbiome activity and strengthens the immune system).
Next time you feel a cold or flu coming on, try putting a couple drops of high-quality frankincense essential oil in a cloth and inhaling the vapor deeply.
House cleaning. These same antiseptic and astringent properties make frankincense an excellent natural replacement for chemical cleaning products. It even works as a deodorizer at the same time. Just add a few drops of frankincense essential oil to water (or vinegar, for heavy duty cleaning jobs).
Stress and anxiety relief. Inhaling the aroma of frankincense essential oil has been shown to reduce heart rate and blood pressure, calm anxiety, and even ameliorate depression. Add a couple drops of the oil to a hot bath next time you need to shed your anxiety and balance your emotions.
Hormone balance. Studies have shown that frankincense also is profoundly balancing for the endocrine and reproductive systems. It can be especially helpful for women seeking hormonal balance—it calms the symptoms of menstruation and menopause by regulating estrogen production, and can even relieve cramps, nausea, constipation, headaches, and other unpleasant symptoms of endocrine imbalance.
Heals inflammatory conditions. Frankincense inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the body, and thus helps heal a wide variety of conditions associated with chronic inflammation, like arthritis, Crohn’s disease, autoimmune dysfunctions, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.
And this only scratches the surface of this remarkable substance’s benefits.
When trying out these applications of frankincense, just remember that a little goes a long way. It’s immensely powerful medicine and should be treated as such. Don’t take more than a few drops at a time internally, and stick with inhaling or infusing it unless absolutely necessary. Always seek out 100% pure essential oil, and vet your sources.
Taking this advice to heart, you can safely enjoy the many of benefits of frankincense, and experience why this resin has captivated civilization for thousands of years.
It originates from the Middle East, with abundant pinnacle leaves and has white or pale pink flowers. Deep incisions are made in the tree trunk and the bark peels off in narrow strips. Over weeks a milky juice exudes and hardens on contact with the air, resulting in an oleo gum resin, from which the oil is extracted by steam distillation. The word is from the French word ‘Franc’ meaning ‘luxuriant’ or ‘real incense’ and together with Myrrh, it was the first gum to be used as incense. Also known as Olibanum, frankincense was used by the ancient Egyptians as an offering to the gods and as part of a rejuvenating face mask. It was also used to fumigate the sick, in order to banish evil spirits. The Hebrews valued Frankincense highly, it was one of the gifts offered to the baby Jesus.

The therapeutic properties of frankincense oil are:
• antiseptic: “Tending to inhibit the growth and reproduction of microorganisms”.
• astringent: “Causing the contraction of body tissues, typically of the skin”.
• carminative: “An agent that prevents or relieves flatulence”.
• cytophylactic: “the protection of cells against cytolysis”.
• digestive: “Substance that contributes to the process of digestion”.
• diuretic: “substance that promotes urination”.
• emmenagogue: “An agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow”.
• expectorant: “An agent that increases bronchial secretion and facilitates its expulsion.”
• sedative: “Having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.”.
• tonic: “ Producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor”.
• uterine: “Of, relating to, or in the region of the uterus”.
• vulnerary: “Used in the healing or treating of wounds”.

Summary: Frankincense oil soothes and calms the mind, slowing down and deepening breathing and is excellent for use when meditating. It also helps to calm anxiety and obsessive states linked to the past. On the respiratory tract, it clears the lungs and helps with shortness of breath, asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and colds. It can be useful to ease heavy periods, is a general tonic to the uterus and has a calming effect during labor. It is also most helpful for rheumatism and has a positive impact on the urinary tract. Frankincense oil is said to help rejuvenate an ageing skin, is a skin tonic and is effective with sores, carbuncles, wounds, scars and skin inflammation

**Not intended or guaranteed to cure, diagnose, treat or prevent any disease. Please see your medical practitioner for health problems

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References
[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25006348
[2] http://ci.nii.ac.jp/els/110006366913.pdf?id=ART0008362636&type=pdf&lang=en&host=cinii&order_no=&ppv_type=0&lang_sw=&no=1479961659&cp=
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924999/
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Water Talker

Water Talker

This recording is from a presentation “The Water Talker” recorded in October of 2016. The event was the RIHHA Holistic Awareness Expo in Warwick Rhode Island. This was the third year I had a booth at the show sharing the I Ching Systems Instruments as well as some other material. This was the first year I was asked to be a “speaker”.

Water is something most of us take for granted,…. depending on where you live. We go to the tap, or go to the store and blindly gulp down water with out really giving it much thought. What I propose here is that water is a living, breathing entity capable of receiving, holding, and transmitting energy or thought patterns. Water is indeed sacred and if respected and treated as such, water has the ability to assist us in creating and maintaining vibrant health and longevity.

Please listen to the presentation below and share this knowledge with your family and friends. Water is so much more that we have been taught.

Jim Standish at the RIHHA Holistic Awareness Expo 10/16/2016 Part 1.

Jim Standish at the RIHHA Holistic Awareness Expo 10/16/2016 Part 2.

 

JIM STANDISH is a Board Certified, Registered Reiki Master/Teacher.
So I come with open arms, a loving heart, and a ton of knowledge, wanting to share what has been so lovingly bestowed upon me. I bring a simple, down to earth approach to topics that may seem far out or hard to understand. Most of the so called new age stuff is not so new at all. The evidence would suggest that most of it is just long forgotten. I offer you the opportunity to remember. To remember what it is like to breathe consciously, to remember what it is like to drink living water, to remember what it is like to eat living food, to remember what it is like to have loving relationships, to remember what it is like to enjoy perfect health and Inner Balance.
This is not a pill,….it is a process. Let’s work together. Let’s make a map. Let’s start the journey. It begins with YOU.”
Email: jim@ichingtools.com / Cell: 401-684-1230

 

 

Wanted vs. Unwanted

Wanted vs. Unwanted

Which one were you ?

In this telling audio presentation author and international speaker Mary Miller brings perspective and insight to this sometimes troubling subject.

Enjoy:

 

Mary Miller 

Mary Miller is an internationally known author, speaker and educator. Mary was born and raised in the Boston, MA area and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Boston State College. She went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Social Work (MWS) from the University of Connecticut. Although now retired from clinical social work, she has many years of experience as a psychotherapist in community mental health centers and in private practice. She began her social work career in 1968 as a counselor and youth worker in a cutting edge youth rehabilitation program called Adolescent Counseling in Development. As a counselor, she obtained over a thousand hours of training in Gestalt therapy. She also studied Transactional Analysis, Rebirthing, Bioenergetics, Re-evaluation Counseling and Psychodrama. In 1975, she founded an alternative mental health center called the People Place which she directed for several years. In 1982, she founded a second alternative health service called OffSpring that provided support services to families who had lost young children. As a result of that work, she authored two books: Transitions Through Birth and Ended Beginnings, both on the market today. From 1984 to 2006, she worked with John Miller as researcher and teacher at the Gentle Wind Project, examining alternative pathways to good mental health. The Project researched and developed balancing instruments that were known throughout the world for their effectiveness. In 2003, Gentle Wind became the target of a cyber smear campaign and an unethical government official who joined forces with the cyber smear group to destroy the efforts of this non-profit. After years of litigation, Gentle Wind finally closed its doors in 2006 at the hands of an unethical government official, leaving behind records showing that thousands of people had benefitted from this company’s efforts. Her story can be found in her well-documented new book, Caught in the Act of Helping. Mary Miller fought back and continued her quest to find alternative, reliable pathways to alleviate mental and emotional distress. She is now an internationally known health freedom advocate and the director of I Ching Systems, an alternative mental health group that uses the I Ching Hexagrams in the development of their personal balancing instruments. Mary Miller is the author of It’s ALL About Relationships and It’s ALL About SEX: What Drives Your Sexual Engine! Her new book, The Magic of the I Ching: Ancient Symbols To Soothe the Soul, will be available in 2012.

Yup It’s Me.

Yup It’s Me.

It’s funny sometimes how manifestation works. You think about stuff, then it happens.

Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes (you think) not at all.

Lots of folks tell me I’m a great communicator. And it is true I love to talk. Especially about Metaphysical topics. I have spent my whole life fascinated by the workings of the non-physical world. And I love to show folks the scientific evidence that such a world exists. The world where thoughts are formed into physical reality. So lately I have been “thinking” about bringing this knowledge to the greater public. Some simple tweeks to our thinking can yield some incredible results and it is just the kind of stuff that is not taught in school. Problem is,… I’m not a very self edifying person. I don’t like to look at pictures of myself let alone a video. So doing a live presentation is no problem where “creating” a video is a huge stumbling block.

Ask and Ye shall Receive.

I have been thinking. Thinking that it would be real cool if I could get my message out there with out actually “promoting” myself. Well,… it is happening. Just like I “thought” it could, it is. Just like Gramma used to say “be careful what you think about, it just might happen”. Let’s not use that as some kind of warning. Let’s use that to it’s highest potential. Actually take care in what you are thinking and make it happen.

I was asked to be a guest on Peter Schenk’s MDM Show. This was my very first “recorded” event. And just like I thought,… I do not like to watch it. So I ask you, my trusted friends and students to check it out and tell me what you think.

Thank you for all your support.

Many great things to come.

Sincerely,

Jim

 

 

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5 Ways Buddha Taught To Maintain A Happy Life.

Why the Buddha Kept Meditating:

When I was a young monk, I wondered why the Buddha kept practising mindfulness and meditation even after he had already become a Buddha. Now I find the answer is plain enough to see. Happiness is impermanent, like everything else. In order for happiness to be extended and renewed, you have to learn how to feed your happiness. Nothing can survive without food, including happiness; your happiness can die if you don’t know how to nourish it. If you cut a flower but you don’t put it in some water, the flower will wilt in a few hours.

 

 

Frankincense oil kills cancer cells while boosting the immune system, studies show.
Frankincense is a powerful medicinal oil that can not only boost the immune system but also kill cancer cells, a number of studies have shown.

One of the most significant recent studies was conducted by researchers from the University of Leicester, England, in 2013. The researchers found that the naturally occurring frankincense compound acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) targeted and destroyed ovarian cancer cells. The findings were particularly significant because they showed that AKBA had this effect even in late-stage ovarian cancer patients, not just in laboratory trials performed on isolated cells.

“Frankincense is taken by many people with no known side effects,” lead researcher Kamla Al-Salmani said. This finding has enormous potential to be taken to a clinical trial in the future and developed into an additional treatment for ovarian cancer.”

Kills cancer and reduces radiation side effects

The Leicester findings build on a large and still growing body of evidence that frankincense and its compounds have powerful immune-boosting and cancer-fighting benefits.

A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2009, for example, found that the herbal form of frankincense triggered death in bladder cancer cells by activating several different cellular pathways. Another study, conducted by researchers from Nihon University in Tokyo and published in Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, showed that several chemical components of frankincensewere able to kill three separate human neuroblastoma cell lines. The same study also found that frankincense inhibited the growth of Epstein-Barr virus.

Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that forms in nerve cells and primarily affects young children. Other studies have shown that frankincense and its components can kill cancers of the brain, breast, colon, pancreas, prostate and stomach.

Frankincense may also help mitigate the often-debilitating side effects of cancer treatment. One study, published in the journal Cancer in 2011, was performed on brain cancer patients experiencing cerebral edema (swelling) as a side effect of radiation therapy. The researchers found that 60 percent of participants given frankincense experienced a 75 percent reduction in cerebral swelling, a potent enough result for the authors to recommend frankincense as a potential alternative to steroids, the current favored treatment. Side effects of steroids can include headaches, blurred vision and migraines.

All-around immune booster

Frankincense’s cancer-fighting benefits seem to come, in part, from its potent effects on the immune system. One study, conducted by researchers from Baylor University Medical Center, found that acts upon the expression of genes that help regulate the immune system, leading to cancer cell death. Another study, published in Phytotherapy Research, found that mice given frankincense exhibited increases in several key markers of immune function, primarily levels of white blood cells (lymphocytes) and anti-inflammatory activity.

Numerous studies have confirmed frankincense as a powerful anti-inflammatory. This, along with its other immune-boosting properties, may in part explain its usefulness in fighting infection and in treating autoimmune conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Frankincense can also be used to heal skin, including from acne and scarring, and can reduce anxiety levels.

If you wish to incorporate frankincense as a regular natural health booster, it can be taken as an undiluted essential oil on the skin or as a few drops under the tongue. It can also be diffused and breathed in for respiratory conditions. Frankincense can also be purchased and consumed in powdered capsule form.

There are numerous species of frankincense, including Boswellia carteri, B. serrata and B. sacra. All three of these species have shown powerful anti-cancer effects in scientific tests.

B. carteri, native to east Africa, has been the species most heavily studied. B. sacra, also known as “sacred frankincense,” was until recently restricted to use by the Saudi royal household, and could only be purchased in Oman. Recently, however, a distillery opened up in Oman to produce essential oil of B. sacra for public sale.

 

by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

Sources for this article include:
http://blogs.naturalnews.com
https://draxe.com/frankincense-oil-cancer/
http://www.naturalnews.com/025892_cancer_frankincense_oil.html

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054790_frankincense_natural_medicine_cancer_prevention.html#ixzz4FfKIaReU

Aloe vera is a plant that has been known for a long time as the elixir of longevity . Due to its exceptional nutritional values and medicinal properties , it is called the “Queen of medicinal herbs .” This herb is known as Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller. It is named after the Botanist Miller , who discovered the herb in the island of Barbados , and placed it in the register of the medicinal herbs .

Aloe word comes from the Arabic , Syriac and Hebrew ” aloeh ” meaning ” extremely bitter substance ” , which indicates to the bitter yellow liquid or juice of the plant which is located under the thin tissue .

 Aloe is a plant with a high nutrition value for all the cells of the human body . When the cell is healthy , it is sturdy and able to perform all the functions given by the nature . The herb for its own survival in the meager circumstances developed a rich amount of vitamins , amino acids , enzymes and minerals , to ensure its survival .

 The health benefits of ALOE vera are the components that have different and specific energy values . Aloe is a plant that belongs to the lily family , and in the world are more than 250 known species of which only 4 have medicinal effects and the most popular is the aloe vera .

 This herb grows naturally only in areas with hot and dry climate (best conditions are where the annual average temperature is above 22 degrees Celsius , as the Caribbean and Mexico ) .

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 Healthy ingredients :

Scientists have discovered that the gel of aloe vera contains over 240 nutritional and medicinal ingredients , including vitamins A, B1 , B2 , B3 , B6 , B12 , C, E and folic acid .

Minerals : The gel contains magnesium , manganese , zinc , copper , chromium , calcium , potassium and iron .

Mucopolysaccharides : immunomodulators ( helps with AIDS , cancer , immune disorders ) , antioxidants , antibacterial and antiviral activity .

Amino acids ( required for the synthesis of proteins) : The human body needs the 22 amino acids that are essential for building proteins . The gel of aloe vera provides 20 of those amino acids which are not possible to be produced in the body and therefore must be taken with food .

Antrakinon : The most important among them are aloin and emodin , but all together are very powerful analgesics , and are known to have antibacterial and bactericidal properties . In pure form , they are powerful laxatives .

Enzymes (total 16 ) :  protease , amylase , lipase and cellulase ( help in the digestion of proteins , carbohydrates , fats and cellulose ) .

Saponins : these substances have antimicrobial effect against the bacteria , viruses , fungi and yeast .

Sterols : The three main sterols act as a powerful anti-inflammatory agents .

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Aloe Vera is a very powerful tool in the fight against many diseases and medical conditions . Among them are : improving kidney and gall bladder , control of diabetes , preserving the health of the heart and blood vessels , easing the pain in the diseases of the immune system and its strengthening, alleviating symptoms in allergies , reducing inflammation of the respiratory system , reducing the pain in joints , rheuma , osteoarthritis and osteoporosis , health diseases of the eyes in the form of eye drops , skin and successful fight against skin diseases .

From <http://www.healthnaturalguide.com/2014/05/aloe-vera-queen-of-medicinal-herbs.html>

Ayurvedic Secrets For Healthy Digestion

This article first appeared in mindbodygreen.com and is written by Ananta Ripa Ajmera
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Are you sick of feeling tired, sluggish and bloated after eating?

I was once in the same boat. Having struggled with digestive difficulties for most of my life, I felt so grateful to discover Ayurveda, ancient India’s medical science of life that is re-emerging as a sustainable health solution globally for Healthy Digestion.

In studying Ayurveda, I learned that having healthy digestion is the key to having great overall health; I watched my own health dramatically improve by following Ayurveda’s digestion secrets. Now, as an Ayurveda practitioner and teacher, I love watching my clients and students improve their digestion and health with Ayurveda’s wisdom.

I am, therefore, delighted to share a few of Ayurveda’s time-tested secrets for amazing digestion with you.

1. Start your meal with a small piece of fresh ginger and a pinch of salt.

Ginger is an Ayurvedic herb with many wonderful digestion-promoting properties. It’s especially helpful for those of us who experience tastelessness or constipation, as well as recurring coughs and colds. Those who may also be experiencing bleeding and/or burning sensations, however, are warned against consuming fresh ginger.

Salt is another digestion stimulant — Ayurveda recommends rock salt, as it has the added benefits of supporting the eyes and heart, without producing burning sensations.

2. Eat warm food and drink warm water.

So many of my clients and students have observed how their digestion starts to immediately improve when they make the switch from cold to warm water and from raw food to warm meals. Why is this? The digestive system is thought of as being similar to a fire in Ayurveda. Like any fire, the digestive system also gets “extinguished” when we toss cold substances into it. The digestive system is ignited by warm foods and beverages.

3. View eating as a sacred experience each time.

We learn from Ayurveda’s vast wisdom the importance of viewing eating more reverently. This means making the time to sit quietly before meals and feel a sense of connection with and gratitude for our food. Sitting quietly to eat versus eating on the go, in front of the screen (television, computer, or phone), or while doing other things makes a world of a difference in terms of digestive health.

Having struggled with eating disorders as a teenager, I experienced a great transformation in my physical and psychological health when I began to view my body as my temple, and saw eating as a way to make offerings to this sacred inner abode. Making eating a sacred experience each time also means slowing down to eat, really chewing the food, and feeling the subtle nuances of every flavor and texture.

4. Sit on your knees after eating.

Sacred eating also means not immediately running around after eating. Yoga is the sister science of Ayurveda, so it’s highly beneficial to sit in Vajrasana (a yogic pose that involves sitting on your knees with your hips resting on your heels and toes ideally touching). Even if you can’t sit in Vajrasana, it helps tremendously to simply sit up straight and close your eyes after eating for a few minutes. Visualize your food getting beautifully digested into nourishment that will give you strength, energy and vitality.

5. Cook with Ayurvedic digestive spices.

There’s a plethora of digestive spices in the Ayurveda tradition that can be added to a variety of foods to make them more digestible. Cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, ajwain seeds, and a pinch of asafetida are wonderful spices to add to your meals. Each of these helps stimulate digestive fire and prevents gas and bloating after eating.

6. Wait to eat until your previous food is digested.

Snacking is compelling, especially with so many people living constantly on the go. Being busy can make snacking an unconscious habit. The danger is that the digestive system doesn’t receive adequate time to process we’ve just eaten, which becomes a liability to our body and leads to a number of digestive disturbances.

You will experience physical lightness, enthusiasm, hunger and general comfort in the body when your previous food has been digested. Only once you receive all of these signals should you proceed to eat more.

7. Avoid eating when feeling emotionally charged.

Emotions are like food in the sense that if they aren’t properly digested, they can become harmful to us. Calm down from intense feelings, such as anger, grief and anxiety, before eating. In other words, don’t eat while you’re in the heat of a loaded moment.

Following Ayurveda’s secrets has drastically improved my digestion. Try them yourself and you, too, may feel the difference in your body and enjoy Healthy Digestion.

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Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a Sivananda Certified Yoga Teacher, a Vedika Global Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner, and a Vedika Global Associate Faculty Member, where she teaches Yoga and Ayurveda Fundamentals.

Programing Water With Intent

Programing water with intent,….Is it really possible ?

By: Jim Standish

You may have heard about it. There is actually lots of research about it. The idea that you can talk to a glass of water and it will respond to your intention. To the average person it may sound kind of far fetched or even a little crazy. And as we all know sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

This subject has fascinated me for more than 10 years.

When I was exposed to the movie “What The Bleep” and saw what Dr. Emoto was doing with water, I became intrigued.

Some years ago I was introduced to a computer software that “charged water with intent”. I have used this software and it’s various incarnations for over 8 years with amazing results. Most of the results were of a personal nature and it is sometimes hard to validate something 100% based on personal experience. That all changed for me last February as I was asked to do a presentation for the Rhode Island Dowsing Association.

Here is my story : https://www.ichingtools.com/home/programmedwater/

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