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27 May 2021 19:56 #360442 by Jhannuzs Ian
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Sure Master Rosalyn, one route to regulate the Vagus nerve: singing melodies without lyrics while we are mentally silent. Here is a video that provides more information (always compare several sources to verify validity :)




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Jedi Master: Rosalyn J
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Focus, discipline, integriteit, kennis en licht
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My code:
The Force is all, I choose my Focus
Life includes suffering, I am Resilient
The Force include my imagination, I extract Wisdom and Harmony
Life includes adversity, I obtain Knowledge
I respect your Life, lets revitalize our Force while breathing
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27 May 2021 20:40 #360443 by Rex
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Wouldn't the valsalva maneuver be easier?

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28 May 2021 04:06 #360446 by DesertRay
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I tried to post on Wednesday, but somehow did not manage to do it correctly, so I am trying again.

Thank you all for the interesting info. Yes, I DO love Hummus! Thank you for the inspiration to eat more legumes. And I find breath work helpful for all kinds of things, so I imagine singing exercises might be similar.

I also LOVE ginger. Some of my favorite ways to ingest ginger are fresh root in smoothies; lemon ginger tea (Stash brand is nice); home made "tea" with fresh (or frozen) ginger, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey; candied ginger; and Trader Joes Triple Ginger Snaps.

What I mainly came on the Wellness forum to post about is SLEEP. For me it is the foundation of my health. When I get good quantity and quality sleep, then I feel my whole life goes better, and when I don't, then I tend to do less well with all my other health related behaviors too. And as I pay more attention to my sleep, it shows me other imbalances in my life, some that I might not have thought needed to be addressed - like getting excited to be thinking about many spiritual topics and myths - surely all good! Until I'm awake at 2am, thinking, thinking, thinking. Clearly more grounding activity needed - e.g. need to DO more meditation, not just think about how cool it is.

Some books I've enjoyed about sleep:
Healing Night by Rubin Naiman
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

And one of my favorite inspirational quotes on the topic:
"Gnight
Don't wait until low power mode.
Close your eyes.
Close all unnecessary apps.
Recharge."
by Lin-Manuel Miranda

"Wherever you go, there you are." - B.Banzai
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29 May 2021 04:17 #360470 by Vincent Causse
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Hello everyone here is something found by Edan and it is really an eye opener:" elemental.medium.com/anxiety-is-in-your-...ur-mind-93031abd14eb . It is a must read, maybe we could discus it later here or on discord
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29 May 2021 17:30 - 29 May 2021 17:37 #360484 by Jhannuzs Ian
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Interesting information Vincent

I agree, it is important to drain the excess of adrenaline and cortisol and check my mental systems that produce anxiety.

Anxiety from one area of my life to another ... from my past to the present by the transference of an unprocessed imprint... but many people can differenciate and separate topics to process each imprint in its phenomenology.

I still vote for CBT to learn to dissolve those beliefs that amplify the subjective suffering, measuring the magnitude of a danger is vital as doing as repatterning neuronal systems that are activated automatically but are dysfunctional because they "interpret greater danger" and these neural conditioning "seem" to dictate the response to adversity.

An adrenaline and cortisol test provides biochemical reference, then we could compare if "our symbolic creations" jump too quickly between levels: little, regular, a lot and total anxiety.

• 1st image below: mental aspects.

• 2d image: sensorial aspects and mental aspects


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Jedi Master: Rosalyn J
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Focus, discipline, integriteit, kennis en licht
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My code:
The Force is all, I choose my Focus
Life includes suffering, I am Resilient
The Force include my imagination, I extract Wisdom and Harmony
Life includes adversity, I obtain Knowledge
I respect your Life, lets revitalize our Force while breathing
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30 May 2021 03:33 #360503 by Vincent Causse
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Thank this is very good ! Now is anyone care to share how they have so far manage to deal with their anxiety or other mental health problems? what progress or process, how are you now, talk about your journey.

I guess it would be fare that i start.
My journey with a simple advice that was something like; your life and problem are going around a circle, get out of it.
Then i was given a book : " the ways of the peaceful warrior". At the time i was having difficulties understanding what was happening to me, i had panic attack, i often vomited , i couldnt deal with things like eating in public , going on a date. Living in the moment or here and now was some kind of start but still i did not know how to apply it to my life correctly. Later i realize some things like at the worse of my stressed feelings and anxiety i often kept part of my body tense ( listen to your body) i as well was obsessing or kept some thoughts going around my head in a loop ( meditate, live in the moment, distract your mind) i started to learn tai-chi, this somehow help me make major progress, i started living a bit more normally. At the time i was learning to become a driving instructor, I had to pass exams and the first time i just could make it, i was so anxious, i literally forced my self through as it was a must to do it, i made it, i felt stronger (dont give up, dont give your self too many excuses, face your fears) My whole story with anxiety as an adult has been over 15 years, with up and downs. I moved to Asia, this was a major challenge, it broke all the progress i made in my confort zone. One song always helped me if anyone knows , The water boys : this is the sea
. Part of it says : "this was the river, this is the sea". I realized that even if my anxiety has came back facing a totally new life, my past was the river and this (today ) was the sea, as i did made progress, i was stronger, i gain knowledge tomorrow wont be like yesterday. And yes i still passed out my mind feeling crazy with anxiety , and yes i lost appetite but then my life did change, i had kids and i had to fight. I learned and used
martial art breathing technics, i gave my self a break, i slept when that was all i could do. My anxiety often changed and happened out of different reasons, or with no apparent reasons, i started using a different way to deal with it, i told my self some form of positive thoughts : "you can do it' " what do not kill you make you stronger" "you are stronger than you think". I learned yoga and have a daily tai-chi, yoga program, i keep my self busy, cleaning, gardening, home diy, i eat properly and healthily. I somehow did a little of self analyze, i realised that i suffered anxiety while i was a baby, after he lost of my sister and the fact that my parents suffered that much, it came back with a revenge after i had a bad building working accident that left me handicap and not capable to live as i used to (so i felt weak and vulnerable), i realized all that and accepted it. So here i m now, i still have trace of anxiety but i do not let it control my life, i do not think about it too much, i feel proud of my self, i feel stronger.
What about you, anyone

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02 Jun 2021 07:43 #360584 by Tobias
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It´s Wellness Wednesday again.

Today I want to once more talkt o you about something wonderful eating legumes does to your body before I proceed to my second favorite topic “berries” next week. (By the way, you can already start eating a handful of berries every day, I promise you, you won´t regret it, and they´re delicious too. Berries are all small fruit that have the term “berry” in their name, so I am not talking about “berries” in terms of the botanical classification.)

There is much evidence that the Resting Heart Rate (RHR) is a strong predictor for your chance of survival. The lower your RHR is, the better (well, to a certain degree of course). Actually anything above 65/min is questionable.

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22718796/

A rise of 10 beats / min roughly equals a rise of risk to die from cardiovascular diseases by 10 to 20 percent actually.

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20362720/

Higher levels of resting heart rate (HR) have been associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD).

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23680897/

Now, what can we do to lower our RHR? Well, there is one thing you already probably now of: exercise. Regular exercise, well at least as long as it is done regularly, lowers your RHR.

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19299682/

Okay, what does all of this have to do with legumes? Look at this study:

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23089999/

What the scientists looked for mainly, was how beans can improve the handling of diabetes type 2. Well, they do work here, they lower HbA1c significantly if the participants only ate 1 cup of legumes a day, but what they found by the way: (you can click the link in the abstract for the full text, it´s free…)

“Both BP and heart rate were reduced on the low-GI legume diet relative to the high wheat fiber diet (systolic BP, −4.5 mm Hg; 95% CI, −7.0 to −2.1 mm Hg; P < .001; diastolic BP, −3.1 mm Hg; 95% CI, −5.0 to −1.6 mm Hg; P < .001); and heart rate (−3.1 beats per minute [bpm]; 95% CI, −4.7 to −1.5 bpm; P < .001)”

So, legumes seem to lower your RHR (1 cup a day, that´s not that much) as effectively as doing regular physical exercise!

I found that so surprising that I wanted to share that with you. Now, do I suggest, we can step back from physical exercise and eat beans instead? Well, what about doing both of it?

So much for today, take care of yourselves and have a wonderful weak!

May the Force be with you.

You must unlearn what you have learned.

Teaching Master: Rosalyn J
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02 Jun 2021 09:56 #360586 by Vincent Causse
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I totally agree, since i moved to a tropical country i faced multiple type of sickness and viruses while i was never sick back in Europe. I ve started to eat much better, plenty vegetables, fruits and spice like ginger. Truth i, it does help a lot! Best is i find that a plate full of vegetable make me happy! When we do not cook we buy cucumbers and tomatoes.
Be happy be healthy
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09 Jun 2021 15:46 #360738 by Tobias
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Hallo friends.

Today I want to talk to you about berries. From all that I have heard about these small and delicious miracle fruit, I strongly suggest that we all eat at least one handful of berries every day, whenever they are available and whenever that is possible.

Now, what does “berries” mean? In fact I am talking about small colourful fruit that contain the term “berry” in their names, so I am not talking about the botanical classification here. An interesting fact is that the more colourful, the darker the berries are, the better they are for our health. That is because the colours in those berries ARE the antioxidants protecting us.

Berries are:
Acai berries
Barberries
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cherries
Concord grapes
Cranberries
Goji berries
Kumquats
Mulberries
Raspberries
Strawberries

Yes, even grapes are berries. Now, if you ask yourself which ones are better, green, light grapes or dark, violet grapes, think about what I told you earlier… guess what? Yes, the darker the better.

Now, what can berries do to our health?

They can prevent cancer, all sorts of. Look here:

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18211019/

And besides containing a lot of antioxidants and secondary phytochemicals, they can also boost natural killer cell activity, look here:

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22111516/

I even heard about one study (which I don´t find right now to cite here), where eating strawberries (in this case powder of freeze dried strawberries to an equivalent to 500 g of fresh strawberry) lead to a regression of precancerous alterations of the mucosa of the esophagus.

And the good thing about all of this is that berries are quite tasty, and you don´t need much more than a handful a day, so well, enjoy!

May the Force be with you.

Tobias

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