Bringing the self to healing, one lesson at a time.
In this Issue
1) What's Cookin' ~ Opening remarks by June Cook
2) NEW! Holistic Marketplace at Self Healing Expressions
3) Stand Up, Walk Around, Even Just For '20 Minutes' ~ NPR interview
4) Chronic Back Pain Limits Brain Power ~ Jesse Cannone CFT, SPN, CPRS
5) Featured Healing eCourses and Healing eBooks
6) Comments from you ~ Thanks for writing in!
7) Things That Make You Go Ommm... ~ Coupon offer!
8) This Issue's Holistic Prayer ~ Feng Shui Rainbow Meditation - Soothing music, colorful visuals!
"Your back loves you and wants to support you. Love your back and let it move for you every day. Let's affirm: I know that Life always supports me."
Ken and I greatly enjoy working at our computers but we are all too aware of how spending so much time sitting at a desk and leaning forward each day can contribute to various health issues. In recent years, Ken and I (luckily not at the same time!) have both experienced mild to severe back pain. We now appreciate how important it is to stand up and take frequent breaks from computing (even when you are “in the zone”). This is in addition to regular exercise, proper diet, supplements, etc. Ken even invested in a motorized desk a couple of years ago which heightens at the push of a button - so he may work standing up for part of his workday.
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"Sitting shuts down the circulation of a fat-absorbing enzyme called lipase. In another study, scientists found that standing up engages muscles and promotes the distribution of lipase, which prompts the body to process fat and cholesterol, independent of the amount of time spent exercising."
Stand Up, Walk Around, Even Just For 20 Minutes
NPR Fresh Air Interview from WHYY
If you're sitting at a desk reading this article, take a minute and stand up. That's the latest advice from New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds. In her new book, The First 20 Minutes, Reynolds details some of the surprisingly simple ways you can combat the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Federal health guidelines recommend 30 minutes of moderate exercise — such as walking or jogging — every single day. But new research shows that even regular exercisers may not be doing enough to counteract the health hazards of sitting down at a desk all day long... Read on and listen to this Terry Gross interview here.
Chronic Back Pain Limits Brain Power
by Jesse Cannone
You don't need to be a scientist to know that chronic back pain can have a negative impact on your life, often bringing with it anxiety and depression. It can affect your ability to work, sleep, and perform other daily activities. Until recently, it has been assumed that whatever changes occurred in the brain as a result of chronic back pain -- were only temporary and that the brain would revert to a normal state once the pain stopped. Recent findings by researchers from Northwestern University have turned this assumption on its head... Read on.
Jesse Cannone CFT, SPN, CPRS is the author of The 7-Day Back Pain Cure: How Thousands of People Got Relief without Doctors, Drugs, or Surgery. Find a free offer for this book in the Ommm section below!
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Feng Shui Rainbow Meditation
By Deborah Redfern, Feng Shui instructor and Self Healing Expressions
We close this issue with this calming rainbow meditation. Stay with it to learn which colors support healing. This flash show provides a little taste of Deborah's course, Healing with Feng Shui and Color
This Issue's Holistic Prayer
We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
~ Iroquois Prayer, adapted
Peace, Love and Light,
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