6 Benefits of – Abdominal Breathing

The Benefits of Abdominal Breathing. Abdominal breathing regenerates our cells and organs It reduces stress in the body It maintains our blood PH levels It positively influences our heart rate It reduces inflammation in the body And it improves our mental clarity Breath is life. Historically breath is what gives us our soul and spirit but we also know it to quite literally sustains life.  Western medical research has shown that our overall health is directly related to how we breathe, and the strength and vitality of the body is maintained through the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide on a cellular level. Breathing occurs automatically based upon the metabolic demands of the body.  There are two types of breathing recognised by western medicine; Thoracic and Abdominal. Thoracic refers to the area of the body encased by the ribs, which runs up to the clavicle whilst abdominal breathing relies upon a strong and important muscle called the diaphragm that extends across the base of the thoracic cavity. When we are in balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually these two styles of breathing work in unison.  When the body's metabolic rate require an immediate short-term boost the sympathetic nervous system comes into play and thoracic breathing supports this.  Thoracic breathing isn’t necessarily unhealthy; it's just less efficient.  At rest, when the parasympathetic nervous system should be dominant, abdominal breathing is more efficient as it’s slower and more calming to the body and [...]

2017-08-16T09:31:04+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Wellness|

Wise up – monthly wellness topics

Bayer buying Monsanto to form the largest pesticide and seed company in the world. If you have heard of Monstanto you will know that they have monopolised the genetically modified seed production market for years, they do not have good press if you dig a little deeper.  In an on line letter to European Competition Commisioner Margrethe Vestagerhad more than 1 million people have signed a petition opposing the deal of Bayer acquiring Monsanto,  Reuters reports, which will reportedly hurt innovation and competition and push up prices, and make this new company the largest and therefore the most dominant influencer of seed production in the world. A merged Bayer and Monsanto would control more than a quarter of the global market for seeds and pesticides "and lock farmers ever tighter into a supply chain for products that threaten biodiversity and food security by creating dangerous, genetically modified and pesticide-addicted monocultures," Nick Flynn, attorney for Avaaz, said in the letter. Avaaz is a U.S.-based group that advocates on issues such as climate change, poverty and corruption, often through online and email campaigns. Bayer said in a statement provided to Reuters that the combination of Monsanto and Bayer "will enable us to offer farmers more and better solutions through complementary technologies, products and geographic expertise." However, it is believed that they are locking in their profit and cornering the market by getting bigger, and therefore choking out the rest of the competition. Bayer filed a request with the European [...]

2017-08-16T09:29:49+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Wellness|

How to do – Balasana

Balasana - Childs Pose Kneeling with the top of the feet on the ground, bring the sit bones towards the heels and lower the body over the thighs, extending the arms forward and lowering the head down. Correct version Healing benefits Contraindications Modified version  

2017-08-16T07:38:50+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Wellness|