The Law of the 5 elements – Yin/Yang

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The Law of the 5 elements – Yin/Yang

Ch’i or life force Force Energy

This is the vital spark which enlivens us and causes all that we are to function. It is represented by this very ancient sign, the Yin Yang. The law of the five elements is based on ancient oriental understand of how energies flow in the body and how they are influenced by every aspect of life . Our emotions, colours, odours, season, times and much more.Female yoga figure in a transparent sphere composed of four natural elements (water fire earth air) as a concept for controlling emotions and power over nature.

The law of the five elements is rich with symbolism. It contains many ways of looking at our energies and our lives. It is a left/right brain challenge to think in terms of amorphous energies without shape or form, yet these same energies obey strict laws.

Think about male / female , but not in the sense of clear cut divide. The energies in every man has some female characteristics and the energies in every female have some male characteristics. The current ”correctness ” which insists that everyone is a person, further blurs the differences between the sexes which led to the French proverb ”Vive la Difference”!

Yin/Yang Symbol

This ancient symbol represents energy as it is present in life. In a sense there is no such thing as always and never, and something and nothing. Where we think there is nothing, there is often something , we just do not know how to observe it or measure it, so we say is it not there.

The light part represents the YANG energy, which traditionally is the MALE energy, but it is also LIGHT, and the SUN, it is positive, it is SOUTH, HOT and EXTERNAL. The dark part of the symbol represents the yin energy , which is traditionally FEMALE energy, but is is also DARK, and the MOON, and NEGATIVE (in the electrical sense, not the emotional sense), it is NORTH, COLD and INTERNAL.

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Active/passive, Strong/Gentle, Hot/Cold are not judgmental in any way, only expressions of Yin-ness or Yang-ness. And observe there is a spot of light in the dark part, indicating that there is nothing that is all or nothing. There is no absoluteness.Our left brains, trained thoroughly in fallacies that there are, find this hard to believe.

Even thing we thought were stable, like the atom, proves to be much more variable than we once thought. It contains particles, and non particles that we cannot see but that we know they are there.

 

The Five elements are:  FIRE ,EARTH, METAL, WATER, WOOD

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The M.C.P.E logo in the middle represents the fact we are in the middle of a ”world” of elemental energy in which we live and have our ”being”, our verb to describe continuity.  Each of the Five elements is in a sense a loving couple or pair of couples who take care of each other. The male or yang organs are in a protective circle around the female yin organs to shield them from the outside world of external energies.

Learn from Stephanie Mills our course instructor in this video about the ”law of five elements ”, learning how energy flows around the body.

 

 

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Are you drinking clean water?

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Are you drinking clean water? Most of us don’t think about the water we drink. We turn on a tap, fill a glass, and drink.

But with more studies being done on bottled water and tap water we need to be more aware of what we are drinking. It is so important not to be afraid to drink water, we see dehydration now as a chronic symptom with clients. Unfortunately more people out there are confused about where they should get there water …

Do you drink bottled water but environmentally this is not good ? Do you worry about the chemicals in the tap water ?…. these concerns are real.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find wholesome pure water. In a desperate attempt to find a way around the scandalous levels of poisons and impurities now found in domestic water supplies people are resorting to filtered and bottled water.

First we use look at the benefit from using A Water Filter Pitcher….

If you are looking for a low-cost water filtration for your home or office, a pitcher- style water filter is a great option. They can remove a number of contaminants from drinking water and significantly improve taste and odour. And a number of these kinds of pitchers also can make water more alkaline, a great benefit for overall health.home_garden_paywall_water_filters

When considering filtration options, it’s always a good idea to have your water tested and then choose the best filtration option for you and your situation. If you need to remove lead or other heavy metals, you may need to investigate reverse osmosisor other filtration systems                                                                   .

Water pitcher filters may remove some, or all, of the following, although efficacy will vary by unit and how often the filters are changed:* Chlorine* Zinc* Nominal Particulates* Hydrogen Sulfide* Asbestos* Lead* Mercury* Cadmium* Copper* Mercury* Trace pharmaceuticals.

Many models of water pitcher filters now not only filter out chlorine and other contaminants, but also change the pH of the water itself. By making water more alkaline, proponents say that the water is healthier.

Although scientists are just now beginning to research the effects of alkaline water, some studies suggest that there may be benefits from drinking water with a high pH. One study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 may help people suffering from acid reflux disease. In another study by the Shanghai Journal of Preventive Medicine, alkaline water may benefit patients suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and elevated blood lipids.

A word of caution, doctors recommend limiting the quantities of alkaline water we consume, especially water in the higher pH range (over 8). Our bodies were not made to process such alkaline water on a regular basis, and doing so may harm organs and possibly interfere with our bodies’ ability to produce stomach acid, a requirement for properly digesting food.

Should I  drink from a plastic water bottle?  

It not ideal economically or environmentally to constantly buy bottled water only to throw the bottle away each time. And even if you end up reusing those bottles, they could still potentially be harmful due to the leaching of chemicals into the water.

Many bottled waters contain toxins, even if they’ve mixed BPABottled water companies increasingly use BPA-free plastic,but laced into plastic bottles are other chemicals that can seep out if bottles are exposed to heat or sit around for a long time. Some of these chemicals are possible endocrine disruptors. No one knows for sure what the health outcomes are

Those convenient plastic water bottles you buy at the petrol station or your local grocery shop aren’t intended to be used more than once. After multiple uses, the plastic will be begin to wear and the possibility of chemicals leaking into yourbottles-774466_1920 water increases. A recent study found:

Drinking out of a plastic water bottle that has continuously been refilled can be many times worse than licking your dog’s toy” when it comes to bacteria exposure, new research has found.” This is shocking information and we think if you’re going to go the reusable route, better to opt for a stainless steel or glass bottle.

Top Tips for drinking clean water

  • Invest in a filter.
  • Learn about where your water comes from and work with your local and state government to ensure its protection.
  • The researchers suggested investing in a water bottle that can be placed in the dish washer every evening, and to keep an eye out for stainless steel options.

What we do know for sure is we need to drink pure water on a regular basis. We know nowadays if we want to drink safe water we need to take precautions. It is no longer safe to assume that the water we that is produced is a clean product.

Feel Better Faster with Skin Brushing

SKIN BRUSHING – want to feel better faster?

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Some interesting research has been done into what happens when the skin is stimulated by massage, such as skin brushing.

The effect on the internal workings of the body is much greater than previously realised. It has long been known that it stimulates the blood supply, but it also has a profoundly beneficial effect on the organs, muscles and the nervous system. The effect we are most interested in here, is the stimulation of the lymphatic system.

Our bodies are made of cells which have a limited life span. They die off and are continuously replaced by new cells. When the cells die, they are broken up into tiny parts by specialised organisms. These are then drawn into the lymph vessels where they are further broken down by the white corpuscles. This “house cleaning” process is continuous, but it can get stagnant, clogged up, and then problems can ensue.

The more efficiently the lymphatic system is working, the cleaner and better fed are the tissues it bathes. Drainage of the breast tissues is especially important. The breasts are external to the body so to speak, and subjected to restrictions and pressures by clothing which can inhibit lymphatic flow. This is the reason we address the need for bras to fit well.

The cells of our skin are also dying and being replaced all the time. If these dead cells are removed from the surface of the skin by gentle brushing, the skin can “breathe” more easily. The skin is the largest organ of elimination, and needs to be kept “clean”.

The most important benefit of dry skin brushing is to the breasts.

It can help to accelerate the flow of lymph through the tiny vessels, and into the main lymphatic drainage ducts. The lymphatic system is our waste removal system, so important to keep moving!  From the large lymphatic vessels, the lymph is drawn into the bloodstream so that the toxins can be excreted through the kidneys. Inner cleanliness produced by dry skin brushing will show externally in the healthy glow of the skin, and in improved overall health.

WHY DO SKIN BRUSHING (or BODY BRUSHING)?

Skin brushing is well worth the short period of time it takes to do. Some authorities have suggested that just five minutes of skin brushing can be the equivalent of an extra half hour of exercise. If you do your exercise programme every other day, do the skin brushing routine on the days you do not do your usual exercises.

The SKIN BRUSHING essentials.

What sort of brush do I need?

Pure bristle brushes are fairly expensive, but they are really the only ones to use. Natural bristles do not scratch the skin. Cheaper brushes made of plastic or synthetic fibres may damage the surface of the skin which defeats one of the main objects – a healthier, clearer skin. If you can get one which has a wooden handle which you can attach and detach, you will find it better for doing your back.  You should be able to find one at a health store.

After you have been skin brushing for some time, you may want to use a stiffer brush. Find one which has natural vegetable fibres, maybe coconut, which will last a long time. It is more important to get your skin well used to being brushed regularly before you try using stiffer types of brush.

When shall I do it?

To do dry skin brushing, your skin needs to be dry! Do not do it when you are hot and perspiring after exercise. If you are going to exercise as well, do the skin brushing first. It is probably best to do skin brushing just before you plan to have a bath or shower. Then when you have finished skin brushing, you can wash off the dusty waste matter you have loosened from the surface of the skin straight away. First thing in the morning is probably the preferred and easiest time.

Anytime is fine, but you may want to avoid doing it just before you go to bed, as it can be quite stimulating, and make it difficult for you to get to sleep. The important thing is that it becomes an enjoyable part of your programme of health care routine.  Wash and air dry your brush once a week especially if you’re skin brushing 5-7 days a week.

How to do Skin Brushing

Only do skin brushing in one direction – towards the heart.

There are lots of different methods so don’t be too worried about which you choose.

  1. Start with the one side of the body and complete that side before finishing with the other side.
  2. Start with the lower body, do both legs and then do the arms and upper body.
  3. Start with the upper body (mix of short strokes on arms and then long strokes; and then short strokes at top of legs and then long strokes)

I like a mix of short and long strokes and found this great little home video on YouTube that was short and sweet.  Many other videos were just too long and some didn’t include an actual demonstration (I’m visual so helps me to learn by seeing).  I liked this one because it’s only 3 minutes and you’ll get the jist well before then!

Dry skin brushing benefits:

  • eliminates cellulite,
  • cleanses the lymphatic structure,
  • eliminate dead skin coatings,
  • makes the immune system stronger,
  • stimulates the hormone and oil producing glands;
  • tightens the skin to prevent untimely aging,
  • makes the quality of your muscles better,
  • stimulates circulation, enhances the performance of the nervous system,
  • aids digestion and most of all, it is considered as the simplest and cheapest way of rejuvenating your skin.

 

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Skin brushing is just one way to look after health.

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“Wow, I didn’t know you could do all that!”

Does Systematic Kinesiology do all that?

We live in a world where conventional medicine dominates, and drugs or surgery are offered as the only one-size-fits-all, let’s get you back to “normal” quick fix.  In my experience it often doesn’t work long term since the alleviation of symptoms is the goal, while seeking to understand and uncover what caused them is not.

As a KinesiologyZone natural health practitioner, my goal is to educate and empower my clients by uncovering what’s stopping them from having boundless energy, good sleep, and being out of pain. We call it a “client-driven” therapy, which means that since no one knows your body better than you do, we respect that and seek to find what it needs.  When I’m working with a new client, or teaching a class full of new students, it’s common for them to be excited about the potential of what they’re learning. When one person gets out of pain, it has an amazing ripple effect on their family, work colleagues, and friends. No one likes to see a family or friend suffer and that is why I love what I do.Systematic Kinesiology muscle testing

SYSTEMATIC KINESIOLOGY is the therapy I’ve been involved in for over 20 years and while not as widely known as other holistic therapies, its popularity is increasing.  I believe this is because more and more people are interested in seeking what’s true for their own health, and want simple ways to feel better. By looking at their busy lifestyles, people are turning towards less extreme interventions, and starting to take responsibility. It is all too easy though to become confused by all the different messages, opinions and choices!  On occasion even advice from science can change, but the body’s innate wisdom does not.  Systematic Kinesiology is a very respectful system as the “language” of muscle testing gives the trained practitioner valuable feedback on how your body wants to be treated.

One of our foundational principles is that everything is connected.

Our muscles, organs, and glands are connected through our meridian (acupuncture) system and helps us to join the dots from a Mental, Chemical, Physical and Energetic Perspective.  Practitioner and client work together to uncover what is out of balance, clients gain a much greater understanding of how their body works and feel empowered to make lifestyle changes.  If we can find it, we can fix it is our “motto”.  KinesiologyZone is a fully integrated natural healthcare system that offers clients a tailor made solution specific to the client’s needs.  An integrated approach that works with nutrition, emotional release, muscle balancing and energy/meridian work combined.

It is the combining of these approaches that gives KinesiologyZone its powerful results.

Here at KinesiologyZone, we believe everyone should have access to a fully integrated natural healthcare solution, and are delighted to be able to offer health talks, workshops, and courses in many locations throughout the country.

5 -minute Technique to resolve Phobia’s

5-minute Technique to resolve Phobia’s

 

 

Phobias are persistent, irrational fears of certain objects or situations that happen to so many people. Phobias can occur in several forms, it might keep people indoors, it might make people scream when they see a spider the number of people who suffer from different phobia more than 10% of the population suffer a phobia of some sort, of which there are more than 300, the most common being;

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  • fear of heights (acrophobia)
  • fear of the outdoors or open spaces (agoraphobia)
  • fear of closed or confined spaces (claustrophobia)
  • fear of spiders (arachnophobia)
  • fear of dogs (cynophobia)
  • fear of cats (ailurophobia)
  • fear of birds (ornithophobia)
  • fear of wasps (spheksophobia)
  • fear of crowds (ochlophobia)
  • fear of flying (aerophobia)
  • fear of needles (belonophobia)
  • fear of snakes (ophidiophobia)

Symptoms of a phobia can differ for everyone. They can range from feeling unsteady, dizzy, lightheaded or faint feeling like you are choking, pounding heart, palpitations or accelerated heart rate,nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, trembling or shaking.

Experiencing this type of acute fear is extremely unpleasant and can be very frightening. It may make you feel stressed out of control and overwhelmed. It may also lead to feelings of embarrassment, anxiety or depression.unnamed

As a result, many people with phobias avoid situations where they might have to face their fear. While this is an effective strategy to start with, avoiding your fears often causes them to become worse, and can start to have a significant impact on how you live your life.

Most of these phobias can be traced back to to the first time the person experienced the situation and found by whatever reason they were unable to cope, or simply put a negative imprint in the mind for life. Fortunately, most of these types of phobia’s can be helped in minutes. An amazing technique was discovered by Dr. Callahan a psychologist who found his work greatly enhanced with Kinesiology. Watch our video where Siobhan demonstrates this technique on Natasha who has a fear of spiders.

Not all fears are resolved completely the first time, the procedure is used but with patience, and within two or three sessions most problems are banished. Bear in mind we can only work by permission,ascertain that the subject truly does want to address the problem. Strangely enough, many people when confronted with the opportunity to deal with the fear, decide they cannot!