Emotional & Physical Fitness…
- Go for a walk in the sun! Your body needs sunlight. Do not use sunglasses or sun screens. The sun enters through the eyes and stimulates energy in the entire body. Thirty minutes a day, minimum, in the sun promotes incredible health benefits. Remember, it is the sun that creates growth in plants. The solar energy from sun can be very alkalizing to the body; it reduces depression, and strengthens your immune system. Don’t be misled by the medical establishment. The sun is good for you and absolutely needed.
Your body is supposed to sweat. It is a very natural way to eliminate toxins. If you don’t sweat, toxins build up in the system. The best way to sweat is in a dry sauna.
People in America are exercising more than ever before, but the amount of walking has dramatically decreased. People in most foreign countries walk between ten and 100 times more than Americans. The body is designed to walk. Walking outside reduces stress, stimulates the lymphatic system, promotes a thin, lean body, and walking and looking at the world eliminates depression and dramatically reduces stress.
- Use Callahan techniques for urges
Phobias, stress, uncontrollable urges to eat when you’re not hungry, can all be eliminated by using a simple five-minute technique developed by Roger Callahan. His book is called Tapping the Power Within.
- Sleep eight hours
Ideally, get a full eight hours of solid, deep, restful sleep every night.
- Go to bed at approximately 10:00 p.m. and arise at approximately 6:00 a.m.
In Ayurvedic medicine it is believed that there are cycles that are the most conducive for certain activities. Going to bed at 10:00 p.m. and arising at 6:00 a.m. appears to allow the body to rest the deepest, rejuvenate the most, and gives the person the most energy throughout the day.
- Use a rebounder
A rebounder is a mini trampoline. Simply using this device for five minutes a day can provide more cellular benefit than almost any other form of exercise. A rebounder stimulates every cell in the body simultaneously. It stimulates the immune system and is incredibly effective at cleansing toxins out of the cells. It promotes and stimulates all major organs and glands, strengthens the immune system and dramatically strengthens and tones the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. A truly spectacular and incredibly quick form of exercise.
- Do Chi Kung
Chi Kung is similar to tai chi in that it is a series of movements that stimulate strength, energy flow, increased energy and many other health benefits. There is a man from Tennessee who is in his 60s. He has the body and skin of an athlete in his 30s. No one would ever guess this man’s age. He practices most of the concepts described in this book. One of the things he does which he believes is a major cause of his youthful appearance and incredible health is doing ten minutes a day of chi kung. Because the earth’s magnetic energy is so much lower today than it was thousands of years ago, he does the simple movements standing on very powerful magnets. This technique is very effective. Practitioners usually feel a major increase in physical energy within just a few days. Sleeping is improved and people report an increased sense of calmness and wellbeing. This course is available on videotape.
Your lungs need to be used. Due to stress levels, most Americans breathe from high up in their chests. If you watch a baby breathe naturally you will notice that they breathe fully and deeply. Their stomach and diaphragm expand as well as their entire chest and back. Deep breathing every day stimulates the immune system, increases metabolism, reduces stress, and brings vital oxygen into the body. Most people are oxygen deficient. Increasing oxygen to the cells can eliminate a multitude of diseases. Cancer, for example, can not live in an oxygen rich environment.
- Speak powerful words
- Listen to de-stressing music CDs
Music has a powerful effect on the physiology. There are several CDs that have been developed that produce stunning health benefits. In just five minutes the music can turn the body from acid to alkaline, relieve tremendous amounts of stress, relax muscles, and provide a tremendous amount of the feeling of well being. These can be listened to any time and are perfect for an afternoon 5 to 15 minute relaxation and recharging session.
- Plant a garden
Being in the physical universe, working with living things and creating things with our hands is incredibly beneficial. Working in a garden provides an outdoor environment, exercise, stress reduction, and many more mental, emotional and physical benefits.
If your body is supple and flexible, energy easily flows and blockages do not occur. When energy flows it is hard for illness and disease to take hold and manifest. I recommend doing a yoga class, or Pilates, martial arts, or any other kind of stretching on a regular basis. Every morning I spend 15 minutes stretching. Throughout the day, during my normal activities, I spend a moment to stretch. It feels so good.
- Be thankful
Thoughts are things. Thoughts are powerful. When you wake up in the morning, take a moment and be thankful for the day. Before you eat a meal, take a moment and be thankful for the food. Before you go to bed, reflect and be thankful for the people and experiences you have. Living a life of thankfulness creates happiness, peace and promotes general health.
Laughing is one of the most powerfully beneficial things you can do. Children laugh, on average, 10,000 times per week. Adults laugh, on average, five times per week. Laughing stimulates the entire immune system, elevates depression and alkalizes the body. In the book The Anatomy of an Illness we hear of the amazing story of a cancer patient who, given six months to live, used laughter to eliminate his cancer! Laugh every day as often as you can even, if you have nothing to laugh about. You will feel better and be healthier.
- Be lighthearted
There are tens of thousands of people around the world who live into their hundreds. Research has been conducted on these centenarians and has found that the major common denominator is that they take life very lightly. A good motto to live by is “you have to care, but not that much.” Instead of being demanding, you would be better off if you had mild preferences.
- Add living plants in your home
Real living plants add oxygen to the air, balance the energy in the space, produce life-enhancing negative ions, and are incredibly beneficial to the health of human beings. Fill your house with living plants and flowers. You will feel the difference the moment you do it.
- Rest from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown
Each week the moon cycles are in position to promote healing and rejuvenation in the body. Resting during this time promotes the optimal rejuvenation of your cells.
- Listen to nice music
Certain music has been shown to kill plants and, in humans, dramatically suppress the immune system. Certain music also has been shown to make the body very acidic. Baroque classical music seems to promote the health and vitality in plants, and seems to encourage the same in humans. There are many CDs available whose music has been designed to promote health and even slow and reverse the aging process. Certain music also dramatically reduces stress.
There are more muscles concentrated in your face than in any other part of the body. The physical act of smiling strengthens the immune system and releases endorphins from the brain, making you feel better. The act of smiling also changes your energetic field, as evidenced by Kirlian photography. Make it a habit to notice if you are smiling or not. Smile for no reason and do it often.
- Get and give hugs
Human contact is necessary for life. Babies who are given all the nutrition they need but receive no physical contact grow less, cry more, and come down with all types of illness and disease. In some cases they border on death. Our immune systems are strengthened when we physically hug another human being. Ask yourself how many hugs did you give and get yesterday. You should be hugging every day as often as possible! I am lucky; coming from an Italian home, we hugged and kissed everyone. It is a good habit and provides increased health.
- Drive less
Driving causes massive amounts of stress. The less you drive, the healthier you could be.
- Get out of debt
Stress is the silent killer. Financial pressure causes a massive increase in stress, which leads to disease. There are several organizations that can assist you in managing, reducing and eliminating your debt. When you free yourself from financial worry you are more likely to be happier and healthier.
- Get a pet
Research indicates that having a pet leads to longer life and less disease. Pets give unconditional love and allow us a non-judgmental being to give love to. The process of being loved and giving love strengthens our immune system, reduces stress, and has a variety of emotional and physical benefits.
- Get rolfing
Rolfing is a specific type of deep-tissue massage technique that releases the fasha (connective tissue between the muscle and the bone) and dramatically improves posture, balance, and integrates your entire body. Rolfing is generally done once per week for 15 weeks. Each session is like a very deep-tissue massage and takes approximately an hour and a half. You can find trained Rolfers in your area. Highly, highly, highly recommended.
- Get an inversion table
Machines are available online and in fitness equipment stores that allow you to tilt your body into an inverted position or hang completely upside down. This process is believed to decompress the spine, relieve back pain, increase blood and oxygen to the brain, and potentially slow the aging process. I own one of these machines myself and use it a few times a week. It only takes three minutes and you feel absolutely fantastic. Relieves stress as well.
- Get a range of motion machine
How would you like to get the benefits of 30 minutes of aerobics, 45 minutes of stretching, and 45 minutes of strength training in just four minutes? There is a machine called the “range of motion machine” which does just that. Very expensive, but highly recommended.
- Do Tai Chi
There are many people teaching what they call tai chi. Unfortunately, most tai chi instructors aren’t really teaching true tai chi. Tai chi is a series of flowing movements designed to center oneself, relieve stress, increase energy flow, increase flexibility and strength, and promote health and well-being. I have done tai chi for over 20 years and studied with dozens of so-called masters. Not until I learned tai chi from a real Shaolin monk from the Shaolin temple in China did I experience the real thing. The good news is doing any form of tai chi has benefits.
- Commit reckless acts of kindness
Every day make it a habit to be kind to everyone you meet. The act of showing kindness has been shown to stimulate the body’s immune system and give us a greater sense of peace and centeredness. Remember, what goes around comes around.
- Wear white
Colors affect energy. The closer you get to white, the more positive energy you bring into your energetic field. This may not be practical in everyday situations; however, having some white or light colored clothing as your general around-the-house attire can make you feel much better.
- Use full spectrum lights
Florescent lights have negative effects on your body and emotions. The best indoor lighting is called full spectrum lighting. These special light bulbs are very close to natural sunlight. Using these lights can provide reduction of stress, depression, and fatigue while simultaneously increasing energy and positively stimulating the immune system.
- Take an afternoon 15-minute break
Most people wake up to an alarm clock, rush to work, stress, worry and work all day, rush to get home, eat a meal, and sit in front of the television; then they go to bed and prepare to repeat the process again the next day. A 15-minute relaxation break, ideally using special music or relaxation CDs, allows the body to decompress, unwind, and rejuvenate. This procedure can increase metabolism, relieve stress, anxiety, tension and depression, allow you to feel more centered, and provide increased amounts of physical energy.
- Reduce TV time
The television produces unhealthy electromagnetic energy. High definition televisions produce such powerful negative electromagnetic energy they have wiped out entire computer networks when turned on. The images on TV. are negative and stress invoking. But the number one reason I believe you should avoid television is that virtually two-thirds of all the ads you will see are for drugs. When you watch TV. you are allowing yourself to be brainwashed into believing drugs are the answer. Do these ads work? Statistics show that over 90 percent of Americans believe that health is directly related to the amount of drugs you consume. They believe if a parent does not administer drugs to a sick child immediately, they are being a bad parent. These ads are so effective that people who have never seen a doctor are now asking their doctor for specific drugs. Don’t think you are immune to the power of these ads. Remember, cigarettes used to be advertised on television. They were proven to be so effective at subconsciously motivating people to buy cigarettes that they were banned.
- Have sex
Sex promotes health.
- Write down goals
There you have my basic list of things to do and things to avoid that can bring your body back to a state of normalcy, where disease and illness virtually can not exist. It would be silly for anyone to believe that a person could do all these things all of the time. Ideally, do as many as you can as often as you can. Doing even a little bit is better than none at all. For example, you may not be able to eliminate something 100 percent. At least cut back or reduce, or try eliminating it for a day or two. The more you do these things, and the more often you do them, the healthier and younger you will feel.