365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 205: Inner Harmony Creates Health

healthy

Our beliefs find the way to manifest in our bodies, creating either healthy, youthful physiques or a plethora of discomfort levels and conditions, depending on what we feel to be true.

“The ones who came before us” (as Gregg Braden refers to our ancestors) knew that the physical health of the human body depends on the understanding of the spiritual, emotional, mental, energetic and physical aspects of who we are. The concept goes back to the times of Ayurveda, ancient Chinese Medicine and Native Indian Medicine to name just a few.

Some of us believe that the body will be in a state of health if we eat and sleep well, exercise, drink water and do not carry genes that make us more prone to certain diseases. But these are all related to the physical body and we are not just physical. The physical body is responding to all the aspects of who we are by manifesting health or discomfort and disease.

We physically manifest what we believe.

We can choose to change our eating habits, how much we exercise and decide to take a few extra days of rest, but before we truly believe that we can attain and maintain health we will not witness the extraordinary capacity for recovery and regeneration that our physical bodies have!

When we are in harmony with all the aspects of ourselves, our bodies vibrantly reflect a general state of health and well-being.

I believe that creating lasting and vibrant health is not only possible but only a few beliefs away!

Love,

Rucsandra

Advertisements

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 204: Breathing And Your Spine

Can breathing exercises improve the condition of your spine and relieve pain?Rib Cage

Is it possible to use the mechanisms of breathing in order to help correct the alignment of the spine and release tension in the body?

Having worked with many clients suffering from chronic pain and in varied degrees of discomfort, I believe it to be not only possible but extremely efficient.

My continuous studies into the intricacies of the physical body, the subtleties of the emotional body and the power of the human energy field, led me to develop my own protocols (Mitrea Balance Model) for pain release and healing.

Breathing techniques and exercises represent an important part in the programs I create for my clients. The targeted and specifically directed breathing techniques and exercises that I have developed have the power to release tension at the level of the connective tissue (the fascia), the muscular system, as well as at the level of the nervous system, resulting in an almost immediate response in the joints of the body. From that point on, the body is more receptive to return to a better alignment, build strength, stretch and heal.

Can breathing exercises help heal physical pain, release unwanted emotions and re-balance the energy field?

Absolutely!

Why am I telling you all this?

Because I want you to know that the physical body has an extraordinary healing capacity and because my mission is to show people how they can heal.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 203: At Peace In A Joyful Body

Joyful BodiesThere is a wealth of information inside the human body, readily available to us if we are only to pay attention and listen.

Our world is operating in the paradigm that our physicality is only important from a consumerist perspective. Sure, we praise and admire healthy and athletic bodies, but more for their aesthetic quality and less as mirrors of healthy, balanced and conscious human beings.

The signals and messages we have been force fed over the last few decades left most of us completely disconnected from our bodies, so much so that we feel acutely powerless. We look outside ourselves for direction, advice and recipes for health. We have forgotten that there is an extraordinary wealth of knowledge embedded in our very own cells and we have lost our ability to listen.

The physical body is a miracle and it carries within – at a cellular level – deep knowledge of health, well-being and ease.

Our cells vibrate in distress long before an injury or an illness is physically manifested. Also, our cells will start vibrating at healthier levels before medical tests will confirm that we are in better states of health. It is at the level of our cells that great amounts of knowledge are stored. This knowledge is translated into emotions that will guide and help us choose the right path to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Listening to our bodies is the ultimate vehicle to health and well-being.

At peace in joyful and free bodies, our minds can create a better environment for ourselves and for humanity.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 202: Returning To A Youthful Spine

Youthful SpineWhen it comes to dealing with the spine and its health, most people find themselves trapped in fear and misconceptions. They’re scared by terms like degenerative disc disease, protruding discs, kyphosis and scoliosis.

They’re also confused by a term like injury prevention and aren’t sure what it really means. They are guided to do some exercises, but discouraged to do others. They are told that some of the discomfort they feel is due to the aging process. They are told to take anti-inflammatory and pain killers and to limit their movement until the discomfort subsides. And if they’ve actually suffered a spinal injury, they feel that they’ve been sentenced to a long and hard recovery and sometimes to a lifetime of pain.

There are a lot of different books, articles and conflicting research reports in the media; and at the end of the day they are left feeling confused and helpless.

The key to a healthy spine lies as much in the way we think about it as in what we do about it. In Western culture, we forget that the spine isn’t an isolated structure but a key part of the whole body. We all know that a chain can only be as strong as its weakest link, so if our spine is weak, our body will be weak—and vice-versa.

Let’s consider a few points:The health and well-being of the whole body is reflected in the health of the spine. For example, good functioning of the digestive system will ensure proper nutrients for the entire body (including the vertebrae, the spinal cord and all the other structures attached to it).

  • The state of day to day and long term hydration or dehydration will affect the spine. If we are dehydrated, the connective tissue in the body will be less mobile and will restrict the good functioning of all the organs, as well as create mobility and flexibility issues.
  • The hormonal changes that we are subjected to when we are under stress create changes in the quality of our tissues. The body responds to our levels of stress or well-being by producing hormones that will increase or decrease the stress on the body.
  • The belief system that we have chosen for ourselves works at deep levels in our bodies every single day. For example, if we believe that we are growing old and that there is nothing to do about it, then there is nothing that will truly ease our discomfort. If we believe that growing old does not need to create discomfort and loss of strength and mobility, then we will maintain our youthful appearance and attitude.

How, then, can we keep our spines supple, mobile and healthy?

For example, we need to understand that living stressful lives will affect our health in general, and this will affect the health of every single structure in the body, including the spine.

We need to drink more water in order to keep our tissues supple and mobile.

Moreover, when we talk about Whole Body Health, we are talking about the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of who we are. Each of these components can either help the healing process or create discomfort.

Returning to a youthful spine is a process that requires us to think holistically and remember what ancient traditions of health teach us.

Letting go of an isolated way of thinking about our spines is the first, necessary step.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 201: Healing Power

Healing Power

You have extraordinary healing power.

And so do I.

And so does everybody else.

Our very nature is so extraordinary that we have access to an extremely powerful healing mechanism: THOUGHT!

We are not defined by our DNA; this is an old thinking model, completely obsolete. It is only through the great inertia that we humans are capable of that the next piece of information is not known by every single one of us.

Cell membranes contain receptor proteins that allow them to perceive their environment. The signals perceived by the cell membranes can be ions, which are material, physical signals, but they can also be vibrational in nature.

In Dr. Bruce Lipton’s words:

“…. because receptors can read energy fields, the notion that only physical molecules can impact cell physiology is outmoded. Biological behavior can be controlled by invisible forces, including thought, as well as it can be controlled by physical molecules…a fact that provides the scientific underpinning for pharmaceutical-free, energy medicine.”

Thought, thought, thought…

What do you think?

Love,

Rucsandra

 

 

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 200: A Different Form Of Meditation

This seems to be quite a milestone for my blog and to celebrate it with you, I am posting this cute video I took a couple of years  back.

Meet my dog: Merlin. He is as chill as you see him.

Merlin taught me how get grounded through play. He showed me that meditation does not have to be “rigid sitting with your back straight” meditation.

Meditation can be as light and as unconventional as long walks through beautiful ravines.

Meditation can take the form of playing with abandon, being present in the moment and enjoying the interaction with a beautiful being.

I am so grateful that Merlin came into my life. He brings lightness and love, presence and joy.

Love,

Rucsandra

 

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 199: Connect To Your Life Force

Breathing is a subject you will find to be very controversial. There are many different types of breathing that people teach and write about: deep versus shallow; yoga style versus Pilates style; rib cage breathing versus abdominal breathing; etc.

But here’s a different perspective: breathing to take in the fullness of your experience and the richness of life itself.

Do you breathe in such a way that connects you to your very Life Force or do you breathe just to exist?

How would it feel if you took in a breath right now, a breath so perfect and complete that brought you the awareness of your greatness and uniqueness?

Love,

Rucsandra