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Aerial Yoga & Massage

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Aerial yoga has become very popular and with good reason. This style of yoga uses a hammock that is suspended from the ceiling in order to provide support during your practice.

Benefits include:

1. Spine decompression
2. Create space in joints
3. Greater flexibility
4. Muscle strengthening and toning- More pulling rather than pushing invloved in aerial yoga
5. Stress Relief- being suspended and feeling almost weightless is extremely beneficial for the body/mind

Below is a short video of a beautiful aerial yoga sequence:

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If you have come to Bardos and wondered why there are hammocks hanging from the ceiling it's because we'll be using them during your massage session. We have begun practicing more ashiatsu massage where pressure is applied using the feet rather than the hands. This technique allows for our practitioners to provide relief while our clients lay on the floor. The hammock allows for our practitioners to more easily glide across the back and body.


This is a really innovative approach to massage as well as to how we can use the hammocks. There are several benefits to this type of massage and we are so excited to bring it to our clients!

This past week Bianca was able to experience the ashiatsu massage with the hammock and this is what she had to say,

"This massage was really unique, restorative, and relaxing! Have you ever wanted your massage therapist to be able to use pressure on a large area all at once? I suffer from a lot of shoulder and neck pain and this massage greatly improved my range of motion. Jamie was able to be use a deeper pressure without it being quite as intense as when she uses her elbows. She was also able to apply pressure to larger areas because of the use of her feet.

One of my favorite parts of the massage was when she sat at the crown of my head, used her feet to apply pressure to my shoulders, and used her hands to gently pull on my arms and massage my hands. In that moment it clicked with me that I could let my body melt into the mat- that I was fully supported and could release the stress I was bottling up. The use of four limbs at once was something I had never experienced before. It was wonderful!"

One thing we would like to mention is that this massage can be tailored to your needs. Massage is often so transformative because of the use of our hands. Touching with the hands can be a powerful thing! Especially when it is used as a tool by someone who cares about your wellbeing. So, this massage does include the use of our hands during the massage. But, if you need a lot of pressure all over the body we can limit the amount of time that massage is given using the hands and spend more time using the feet. It really is a very versatile modality!

Cooking as Meditation

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)



How do you feel about cooking? It may seem like a silly question, but today we are going to discuss the possibilities of using cooking as a form of meditation. Do you feel relaxed and at ease? Do you feel focused? Do you feel annoyed or stressed about cooking? Do you feel like it's not worth your time? Do you feel grateful to have an abundance of food to prepare a meal with? Can you appreciate the whole process and how the final product results in someting nourishing for the body (and maybe even the soul)?

Cooking can seem like a daunting task if your kitchen is not in order or if you feel like you don't have the skills to prepare a healthy meal. Luckily, the internet is full of wonderful resources for quick and healthy meals. And, like most other things in life, we can train ourselves to change our feelings towards cooking.

Below is a short video from Dr. Andrew Weil describing why he thinks that cooking it a meditative practice:

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The focus that he talks about is important in being present during the act of cooking. Picking a recipe, gathering the ingredients, observing and preparing the ingredients, cooking the ingredients, and finally eating the ingredients are all steps in the process. Can you find a way to be present during each of those steps? When picking a recipe can you focus on the what you need for the recipe rather than what you forgot to do at work? Can gathering the ingredients be an act of organization, one where you place everything in front of you allowing for less need to sort around the kitchen later? When preparing the ingredients can you focus on the fruits/vegetables/meats and see how they feel raw? Can you then tell a difference when the food is cooking? And, finally when you're eating the finished product can you be thankful for the time that you spent in the kitchen preparing something for yourself and your family?

The Huffington Post has a great article on Meditation in Action. They suggest that there are 5 different steps to using cooking as a meditative tool.

1. Recognize- be aware of all the different smells and the changing smells
2. Notice- if your mind wants to wander, it's a part of the 'being aware/present' process
3. Listen- listen to all of the sounds that each step in the cooking process produces- boiling water, splattering oil
4. Allow- yourself to be present during all of the physical changes happening during the cooking process- smells, sounds, visuals
5. Observe- when the mind begins to wander bring it back to the present by continually observing the different physical changes occuring during the cooking process.

Julie Webster, a nutritionist, writes in her post on https://julie-webster.com/2016/02/09/cooking-as-meditation/" target="_blank">Cooking as Meditation that, "There is a misconception that it is cheaper to eat fast food than preparing a meal at home and that it is equally healthy. Both of these are inaccurate." Unfortunately food that is not prepared by our own hands is food that we know nothing about. We may know its flavors, it's components (or most of them), but we cannot be certain on the quality or the quantity of ingredients (salts, fats, sugars) that make up the food. In our own kitchen we can take a moment to pause, cook slowly and thoughtfully, and also be certain of every ingredient that makes it into our meals. U.S. News also reports that, "Studies consistently link eating out – especially in fast-food restaurants – with an increased intake of calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar, as well as a higher risk of obesity."

At Bardos we think food an nutrition is the backbone to health and wellness. It is simply not possible to live off of foods that are not nourishing to the body and soul and be the best version of yourself. Of course it's not expected that you cook at home every single day, but when you can can you make it a mindful task? Something that you enjoy doing because it provides sustinance to you and your family. Feel free to contact us for a Food as Medicine Consultation where we can not only discuss cleansing and detoxing the body but ways to continually thrive on the food you ingest.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Stress is something that everyone in today's society must learn to manage. We lead extremely fast paced lives with lots of resposibilities and activities that can lead to stress. Massage is a beatiful way of releasing and managing stress. Bardos offers a multitude of options so feel free to book an appointment or call us to learn more about our different services. But, what can you do in between appointments to help alleviate some of the burden of stress? 


Do you ever take the time to pause at your desk and notice something outside of your current task? As you're reading this can you take a moment to bring awareness to your chest? What does that feel like? Are there clothes pressing against it? Can you focus on the rise and fall as you inhale and exhale? As you focus do you notice that your mind is in another place all together? The chatter begins to quiet and for a few moments you're immersed in the thought of your chest- it's movements, it's feelings, it's presence. 

Bringing awareness to certain parts of the body or things on the body (watches, jewelry, clothes) gives you a moment to focus on something other than the stressor at hand. This exercise can be as short at 1 minute and as long as you find necessary. 

If you are able to take it a step further you can begin to incorporate different meditative breath techniques that will further relax you. Our breath is such an amazing thing! It is truly the first automated technology. Nothing is required for the breath to work- no prompting, no exercises, no thoughts- it does it all on its own! All the while magically collecting up carbon dioxide released during cellular respiration to be expelled during our exhales. More about that HERE.



Because our breath is so automated we often forget about it. But, what happens when we bring awareness to it? Or even when we decide to intentionally practice different ways of 'controlling' the breath? Below is a brief overview about different types of breathing practices you can try. The links below will also provide you with more details on how to practice these techniques. Don't be afraid to do some deeper digging on your own as well! The techniques below are wonderful tools for meditation and destressing,  but there are so many more options if none of these speak to you.

1. Equal Breating

Begin by situating yourself in a comfortable position. Begin counting your breath and making sure that the counts for inhale are the same for exhale. 1-2-3-4 in 1-2-3-4 out. When your mind begins to wander do not become aggrivated, simply take note of the thought and let it pass.

2. Alternate Nostril Breathing
This exercise is said to awaken, so it is best practiced during the day rather than before bedtime. Begin in a comfrotable position and place your right thumb over your right nostril, closing it off. Inhale. At the top of the inhale close off the left nostril using a right finger. Repeat this several times.

3. Guided Visualization
This type of meditation and breath work requires a guide. There are many options available for free found online as well as many teachers that teach meditation styles such as this. This type of meditation will begin in a comfortable position followed by your guide requesting that you bring attention and awareness to certain parts of the body.

6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less
https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/stress-anxiety/breathing-three-exercises/" target="_blank">Three Breathing Exercises and Techniques
https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/07/22/reduce-your-anxiety-this-minute-3-different-types-of-deep-breathing/" target="_blank">Three Deep Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety



Now, go! Dig deeper! Explore what helps you unwind because a stress free (or at least less stress) life is the best kind of life!

Passion Fruit and Blueberry Smoothie & Seasonal Depression

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)



It can be really relaxing to start the day off with weather like this- the drizzling rain, the slight heat, the overcast sky. But, for some the constant grey skies can lead to seasonal depression. Seasonal depression is typically seen in the winter months when it can be harder to be active outdoors. The sun stops shining as often and we wish to hibernate, retreating into the comfort of our homes. Luckily in between the bouts of rain we have been experiencing this spring there have also been wonderfully sunny and beautiful days like we had this weekend! If you're able to get out and about those are the best days/ways to help lift the fog. 

According to Dr. Oz there are two types of season depression: fall onset and summer onset. There are several ways to help mitigate the effects of seasonal depression whenever you experience it. One way to help is exercise and preferrably outside (even if the weather seems to beckon you back indoors.) Exercise releases endorphins and also acts as a form of meditation. A brisk 20 minute walk can do wonders for your physical and mental health. In addition to incorporating more outdoor exercise it can be important to take Vitamin D supplements. When the sun isn't shining and we aren't engaging with the outdoors our Vitamin D levels become depleted. 

One other option is to use light therapy which is offered here at Bardos. Blue light therapy is a way of  mimicking the effects produced when you are in contact with sunshine. According to Nature Bright this light therapy is, "based on the latest innovation in light therapy research, the Sun Touch Plus is designed to boost your mood and energy throughout the year by mimicking the effects of a sunny sky. Meanwhile, the negative ionizer releases the same rejuvenating particles that form around rainforests and waterfalls." If this is something you are interested in trying it is available for use to clients who sign up for a Sauna Session.

In addition to these great suggestions we think that food can really enhance (or detract) from your ability to rise about seasonal depression. Foods that make the body feel sluggish can often also effect the mental state. If you find yourself reaching for food as a way to find comfort try doing some breath exercises to see if the feelings of hunger subside or if you are simply bored. https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/stress-anxiety/breathing-three-exercises/" target="_blank">Dr. Weil gives three great examples and explains each in detail. They include The Stimulating Breath, The Relaxing Breath, and Breath Counting.

If you are able to make something that reminds you of your favorite season it can often trigger relaxation as well as excitement. This mornings smoothie was all about reminding us that summer is right around the corner!



Passionfruit and Blueberry Smoothie

1 passion fruit
2 cups blueberries 
Zest of one lemon
Splash of vanilla
1 tsp maca
2 cups almond milk (may need more or less depending on your preferred consistancy)

This smoothie has a wonderful tropical flavor! If you're one to meditate before or after you eat this smoothie will have you dreaming of the tropics- sand and the crash of waves, palm trees, sunshine, and that sweet ocean breeze.

States of Consciousness and Brainwaves

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

(Source: Crystal Blue Enterprises)


There are so many things happening within our body that are overlooked in our day to day lives. Our body is amazing and so complex! At Bardos we are constantly striving to find ways to expand our idea of health and healing.  


Do you feel stressed? Do you find yourself blaming others for your discomfort? If you were able to sit and meditate on these questions would you be able to come to the conclusion that the reality you are currently living is created by YOU? It is easy to fall into negative habits, but it doesn't mean that you must remain stagnant. There are many ways to change your reality but one way to begin the process is through training our brains.

There are 5 different types of brainwaves - Gamma, Delta, Alpha, Beta, and Theta. Each of these brainwaves has a different frequency, and it's own set  of characteristics. Understanding Your Brainwaves by Jeffrey L. Fannin makes each brainwave and their characteristics easy to understand. Below is a very condensed version of what his paper describes in detail. Brainworks in London also provides some really great information on types of brainwaves. 

According to Buck Rogers at The Waking Times, "This cyclical energy, which can be picked up and measured by electroencephalography (EEG), is measured in hertz (cycles per second) and has been found to be correlated to the various states of conscious awareness a human can experience. The slower cycles of electrical output being involved with deep sleep or coma, and the faster states being associated with active awareness and bursts of creative insight, inspiration and deep emotion."

Delta- Anti-aging, empathy, extreme bliss, advanced healing of mind and body, release of HGH, deepest possible level of mind/body relaxation, connection with unconcious mind, boosted immune system

Theta- deep sleep, present during deep meditation, creativity

Alpha- improved problem solving, higher levels of creativity, improved mood, stability of emotions, increased seratonin, enhanced  immune system

Beta- higher state of functioning, increase social activity, increased energy, higher levels of focus, positive thoughts

Gamma- increased levels of compassion, happiness, deeper insight



(Source: MindBodyVortex)

This list, Brain Frequency List, by Michael Triggs goes into deeper detail of the actual frequencies we should be using the create specific effects. For isntance, 520 HZ can be used on headaches, 0.5-1.5 HZ for pain refief, and 5.0-10.0 HZ for relaxation. 

This concept can seem overwhelming, but the easiest way to think about it is that different brainwave frequencies result in different feelings. All of these frequencies are healthy, and all of them can be used in such a way that they create a healing effect. The practice of using different frequencies to promote desired feeligns has been used for centuries. If you have ever been to a sound bath or heard monk's chanting and wondered how it was able to leave you feeling relaxed it is because of these concepts discussed today. 

Now, the question is how can we effectively use these frequencies to create the change we are seeking. Brain entrainment is the use of different stimulus (including frequencies and other things such as light) to nudge the brain into a certain state. This is possible because the brain has a frequency following response in which it will sync with the frequencies it is presented.  

In addition to the use of sound frequencies we can train our brain through meditation. According to Ashley Turner of https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12491/how-meditation-changes-your-brain-frequency.html" target="_blank">MindBodyGreen, "A simple meditation to use to begin the transition from Beta or Alpha to the Theta State is to focus on the breath. The breath and mind work in tandem, so as breath begins to lengthen, brain waves begin to slow down."

If this is something that you are interested speak with Jamie about the possibility of the use of our frequency emission sound machine during your next massage. If you have been experiencing headaches, physical pain, stress, or are looking to have a feeling of unity and harmony with the world we are able to choose certain frequencies to help attain those feelings. 


Raw Food and Two Raw Chocolate Recipes

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Bardos loves raw foods! We often start our mornings with a fresh juice or smoothie, and Jamie can often be sighted preparing a salad for her lunch. 

So, the question most people have is why raw food? We have been taught to cook most of our foods but that isn't really required for most of the foods that we eat. Raw fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Cooking these foods often results in a loss of nutrients. 

Enzymes are essential to the digestion of the food that we injest, and when we cook these foods the enzymes become denatured or broken down. This forces the body to create those enzymes that were already found in the raw versions of these foods. Therefore, the optimal way for our body to receive these foods is in their natural, raw state with all of the enzymes still in tact. 

Many people find the idea of "going raw" to be daunting. But, we like to think of it as a challange to our creativity in the kitchen. There are so many delicious and easy ways to prepare raw foods! Juicing, blending, spiralizing, dehydrating, sprouting, et cetera! Below are two raw foods blogs that may help spark your creative juices!

This Rawsome Vegan Life

Rawmazing (this is a great blog that includes not only raw but cooked food!)

If you are interested in learning more about raw foods and would like to speak with Jamie about enhacing your diet feel free to set up a Food As Medicine Consultation. We are here to help and look forward to jump starting your diet changes! We're working on different recipes and formulas for raw chocolate to provide for our wonderful customers as well, so be on the look out!

Here are those raw chocolate recipes we promised!

Jamie's Raw Chocolate

Raw Cacao Butter

Raw Cacao

Honey

Maca

Bee Pollen

(Half of the chocolates have added coconut and himalayan pink salt)

Jamie's Chocolate was prepared using a stone grinder. The stone grinder heats the ingredients slowly without cooking them. This chocolate is smooth and decadent. The additions of maca and bee pollen create a powerful food that makes your body feel alive! Maca is great for sexual health as well as energy. Bee pollen is full of vitamin B which is also linked to energy, stamina, and mood stability.

Bianca's Raw Chocolate

Coconut Oil

Raw Cacao Powder

Dates

Strawberries

Vanillia 

Maca

Toppings: dehydrated strawberries, bee pollen

Bianca's Choclate was prepared using a dehydrator. She melted the coconut oil at 100 degrees F and when it was completely melted it was added to a blender. The blender was full of dates, fresh strawberries, vanilla, maca, and raw cacao. This blended mixture was transferred to a pan and placed in the freezer. This chocolate needs to be refigerated as it is a softer chocolate than Jamie's. With the addition of more cacao and less wet ingredients it can be made into a hard chocolate. If you're in a bind and don't want to wait for it to harden in the freezer serve this chocolate as a pudding - it's divine that way!



Morning Drink Recipe

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

At Bardos we have begun exploring the use of different herbs, supplements, and adaptogens in our morning drinks. Some days we make smoothies, other days we make plant based milks. This morning we decided to make a drink that began with hemp seed milk as the base but also included oranges and warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It ended up tasting sort of like a chai latte mixed with oranges.

The recipe is fairly simple and can be altered in a multitude of ways to fit not only your palate but also your health goals. If you need something that can sustain you longer throughout the morning add a tablespoon of coconut oil or ghee. If you need a protein boost add a scoop of your favorite protein powder!

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

2 oranges

3-4 cups water (less water makes this more smoothie like, we went with more so that it could be like an milky chai with orange)

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp tumeric

1 knob of ginger (we used about an inch)

1 tsp maca

1/2 tsp reishi

1 tsp ashwaganda

1 tsp mucuna seed

If you find this beverage to be lacking in sweetness try the more natural and less refined versions of sweeteners such as dates or dried mulberries. Let's face it, we're all trying to detox from the refined sugar that is found in all of our foods! These alternatives provide sweetness while also giving you some fiber and vitamins. The fiber in these dried fruits works in a beneficial way when the sugars are broken down in the body. It slows down the digestion of the sugars which helps make sure that you don't experience a spike in blood sugar levels.

We would also like to share a little information on each of the supplements that were added to the drink.

Maca is wonderful for hormonal health. It has been used for energy and is also said to help with fertility and sexual stamina in both men and women.

Reishi is a mushroom that has been documented as being used since the ancient Chinese era. It is known to boost immunity, enhance the quality and quantity of sleep, enhance liver function, and has even been used in treatment of cancer. Check out this article that found positive results in the supression of breast cancer with the use of reishi:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235883045_Anti-Tumor_Effects_of_Ganoderma_lucidum_Reishi_in_Inflammatory_Breast_Cancer_in_In_Vivo_and_In_Vitro_Models" target="_blank">Anti-Tumor Effects of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) in Inflammatory Breast Cancer in In Vivo and In Vitro Models

According to this peer reviewed journal article, "Our results provide evidence that Reishi suppresses protein synthesis and tumor growth."

Ashwaganda is another wonderful adaptogen to add to your smoothies, juices, or plant based milks. This plant has been used for thyroid and adrenal health but also for a multitude of other things! The article below will give you information on several other theraputic benefits.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260419415_Therapeutic_uses_of_Withania_somnifera_Ashwagandha_with_a_note_on_withanolides_and_its_pharmacological_actions" target="_blank">Theraputic Uses of Withania Somnifera (Ashwaganda) With A Note on Withanolides And its Pharmacological Actions

Mucuna Seed has antioxidants that work with L-Dopa to increase the dopamine production in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates conginitive abilities as well as mood.

We hope you enjoyed this recipe or find inspiration in it to create your own! Have a beautiful day!


Quieting the Mind

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (9)

What is meditation? Deep thought? Incredible focus? Apparently meditation is just the practice of cultivating and attaining stillness of mind. Through mindful meditation practices monks and ordinary individuals claim they are able to release excess stress and tension and calm the incessant flow of negative thoughts and worries that plague almost everyone alive in our fast-paced consumer society today. We are bombarded with troublesome news stories, fashion advice, diet trends, celebrity lifestyles, movies, video games, apps, podcasts and the list goes on. How does one ever turn off the tap? Or even find peace? According to Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s 2011 Tedx talk on meditation, almost every study done on the subject reveals people who practice yoga or meditation on a regular basis find they have way less stress, they are happier in their day to day lives, and experience greater cohesion in their relationships.

How is this possible? According To Lazar’s Studies the parts of the brain associated with fight or flight response or the sympathetic nervous system, particularly the amygdala, or fear center, would actually shrink even in people who had never meditated before after only 8 weeks of daily practice. Also the areas of the brain that govern emotional control, focus, and creativity were found to grow. The same as any muscle grows in response to physical activity.

What does this mean? Studies that corroborate the effectiveness of meditation at calming the mind are numerous and the evidence is clear that along with calming stress and quieting excess thoughts the immune system is also seen to experience a boost of performance as the body enters the parasympathetic nervous state during periods of meditation. The parasympathetic state or the “rest and digest” mode of our nervous systems is responsible for storing memories of daily events and moving nutrients and waste around the body as needed. Without the regular maintenance of this vital state we quickly become forgetful, tired, overweight, angry and stressed. However meditation is free medicine and can be practiced by anyone. It takes times to master but the benefits include being happier and even smarter, staying sharper into your old age, even losing weight, and above all elevating your mood.

 

 

More detailed instructions on the daily practice of meditation can be found here:

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/the-real-meaning-of-meditation


Blake Peterson, CMT

804 672-3489

www.bardosmassageandwellness.com

 

Intelligence

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

     The past few years I have been on a wild journey into health, wellness, detox and bodywork. I have changed so much. As many of you know I am constantly falling in love with a New perspective on massage and healing, detox and diet. I believe this is because I am constantly changing. My needs and desires, my intentions and my environment. I have gone from the technically advanced MediCupping training in Asheville, NC and RawFood Certification with David Wolfe to the energetic spiritual explorations of Thai Massage, Microcup Magnetic Therapy and Jin Shin Jyutsu at home. Each has brought with it it's own set of fear of unknowing. Like the first time I did MediCupping and saw red crop circles on my clients back that looked like my healing massage clinic had turned into my own personal torture chamber. The fun part was seeing him week after week and gradually the dark red almost purple spots were turning light red and pink. Beautiful! His physical and energetic work he explored himself attending yoga once a week was so amazing. He now attends 3-4 times a week and loves it! The pain he use to feel has diminished and regular massage helps ease what ever pain may linger. A far cry from the debilitating pain he was in a year ago. I am so grateful to have been able to be a conduit for his own journey into health and wellbeing and hope I can continue to assist many more in their journeys and explorations of health and wellness.

 

     I have recommend a lot of therapies and detoxes in the past and I have come to an understanding that all of these therapies, super foods, and energetic pathways are for one purpose, to raise you bodies intelligence and vibration.

 

     The daily stresses in life and pollutants all around us are major causes for autoimmune disorders, chronic pain and fatigue. This New idea has led me to almost fear the New world we live in. Constantly saying no to this food and that lifestyle, and buying this product and that. I felt as though I was running from a polluted environment I could never really hide from, no matter how clean I lived or how consciously I ate.

 

      I began reading a book called "Energy Medicine" and the author really opened my eyes to a concept I have heard about but never really fully embraced or understood. The primal world we were created from gave us the internal intelligence to fight certain diseases and abilities to survive within that environment. Our environment has changed so drastically and quickly in the past few decades, our bodies intelligence has not caught up with it yet. What we are experiencing with the New therapies, home remedies and super foods and herbs for health, is revolutionizing our unconscious minds, waking-up to our New intelligence needed to survive in this world. It is a natural adaptation to our new environment that is happening now, using 500 year old medicinal mushrooms, herbs and bodywork.

 

     This concept has freed me from the idea that we need to abandon this toxic world and seek refuge in the oasis of nature. I know I have the immune arsenal inside me to fight whatever comes. I have healed the healer so that I can help heal you. Tools are being given to us everyday to "survive" and "thrive" in this environment so that our bodies have the natural intelligence to live harmoniously with any environment, by creating a New environment for our inner selves.

 

 

 

      The major concept that keeps reoccurring in my explorations is the concept of space. Creating enough space within our bodies so that energy and life force can flow freely without constriction. The first sign of discomfort or dis-ease is a constriction of the cellular communication due to misinformation, stress, toxins and lack of space to complete a function. Cells start to contract and constrict, binding muscular sheaths, cellular membrane, and fascia. It is a kind of cellular cacoon our bodies regress into in order to preserve itself until change can occur. Pain patterns are created, energy flows are obstructed, and our bodies wait until a force is intelligent enough to separate us from what is no longer serving us into our unique ability to recalibrate and equalize. We are truly beautiful energetic beings who are inseparable from our environment yet have the ultimate tools from nature at our very finger tips to reconnect us with the balance of our bodies and the earth.

 

     There are forces of nature that have been given to us to be used to reorganize and give space and intelligence to our bodies. I believe it was our creators unique gift to all of us to create a world where consequences for our actions are truly necessary for life so that we may consciously live and communicate responsibly with nature and ourselves. A gift so great such as life can only be given to those who are like children, laughing, jumping, dancing and watching in awe as the forces of life ebb and flow in an organized abundance and a hidden intelligence. We must learn to communicate with this part of unconscious organization again. We must allow nature the ability to heal and nurture our bodies and spirits on a real and practical level as well as an ethereal and emotional level. Removing the debris from our bodies and fueling it with the live life force of nature with intelligence and intuition puts us in a place of "bardos". Our bodies have this ability to heal, the restrictions are lifted for a moment and blood can flow, chlorophyll and magnesium mixes with our own bloods chemistry and sparks a waking in our mind and a passage for that which no longer serves us to be swept away. We are reborn again and again, with every live food we consume. The food literally becomes apart of us and whatever intelligence it holds. We bring life into us when we allow old debris and cooked food the time it needs to escape and flush. The ancients and elders in every major religion observe fast days. What a truly spiritual time when our cellular structures are cleansed with the healing waters of a fast or water cleanse. Our once sluggish mind is awakened into intuition and clear thought. When it once held onto the many processes of digestion and the many particles assimilating in our body, now the body can flush and awaken to the space it has created, it can become self aware now that the veil on our cells as been lifted. Losing weight or stress is not merely a cosmetic journey into health but a very spiritual one as well. When you suddenly take away lbs of weight, years of stress and constriction, the inner child is reborn, light shines infinitely more brightly.

 

     The blood of plants, chlorophyll, is strikingly similar to our blood, only working from a magnesium stand point. Whereas our blood is flowing with iron. The more we fast and the longer we explore this idea of raw living foods feeding and giving life, the more I am no longer afraid of our environment. I have come to realize our true environment is internal, and energetically our vibrations can be raised to this place at any moment. We truly create our environment by what we consume and assimilate with, what we think, and how we perceive the world. To take a step back and realize that the suffering of the world is only relevant in how we then recreate it for ourselves and in turn reverberate and influence the world, gives me a .sense that yes something can be done, and it starts with me, it start with you

 

      Prayer is powerful, thought is powerful, and the intelligence and energy emitting all the time from the earth is astounding. Is your inner life clear to be able to receive these messages these energies from the earth? Do we even know how to tap into them?

 

     Finding your source of energy is a personal and a different experience for everyone. We all get charged in different ways. Yet food is a universal intelligence and a universal language. Through an intuitive and personal plan, we can take steps into cleansing our spiritual lives, our physical energies, one meal at a time, one day at a time.

 

     This is a struggle and a blessing. May every meal be an opportunity to heal and grow or simply maintain a peaceful equilibrium. I hope I can connect you with some of the beautiful attributes of some of these elemental energies so you can find new paths for healing as I do every day. With my raw food certification almost complete I am becoming more eager to share with you all the things I have learned. I am already getting anxious about what to do next, as I cannot still for long.

      I am making plans now for another nutrition course and an herbology course. All of these wonderful studies are so I can connect you better with what your body needs. Bardos will be hosting detox seminars where we can detox in a group meeting once a week for one to 6 weeks at a time. This could be a great way for you to meet people interested in health and wellness, and spirituality through fasting and detox. Packages and meeting times etc will be announced soon. Just in time for the new year.

Nano-Bacteria and Zeolites

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Nano-Bacteria and Zeolites

 

A pain-free life starts with renewing our cells. Shedding what no longer serves us, then putting into our body exactly what it needs for healing, repair and maximum potential. Sometimes it is a battle against internal pathogens, free radicals, bacteria, fungi or viruses. When this happens, Our Mother Nature is there to help. We just have to know what to look for in her huge beautiful matrix of Life!

 

Arthritis can be painful and debilitating. I see a lot of clients suffering from this asking for my help. In my search for answers, I found something amazing! First I needed to really understand arthritis and what is was. I found that it is actually a build-up of nano bacteria that hide in hard shells in places in the body that have been weakened due to injuries, repetitive movement, stress or nutritional deficiencies. These bacteria, even fungi and viruses, protect and hide themselves in shells made of calcium and other heavy metals. The emergence of the studies of bacteria and their relationship with the body has lead us into a new understanding of pain, disease, arthritis and treatment. Arthritis, bone spurs, emphysema, plaque on the teeth or brain, arteriosclerosis are just some of the symptoms of built up calcium and bacteria unable to flush properly out the body. DMSO and MSM have been known to reduce inflammation and renew cells by literally making them younger. But I found there is an even better way to cleanse the body of bacteria, fungi, viruses, heavy metals and pathogens, allowing the liver optimal function and the body in an alkalized state. A mineral compound called zeolite traps pathogens, carcinogens, bacterial toxins and mycotoxins, creating a clean healthy environment in the body. It holds the calcium and other heavy metals or pathogens in its web like structure. With the help of a flushing agent, zeolites takes them out the body to create an alkaline pH level where no disease can thrive. This is amazing! Not only will this natural compound clean your liver, but it will clean the calcium deposits, bone spurs, and all pathogens and carcinogens in the body! It is no wonder it has been called the most important vitamin or mineral you will ever take.

 

Zeolites are natural and safe. It is a mineral compound formed when molten lava meets sea water and volcanic ash. There is no overdose level of zeolites, FDA approved for anyone and it is even safe to take while pregnant. These are some of the amazing things zeolites can do:

 

•Trap viruses, bacteria, fungi, and acidic body conditions that promote and cause disease. •Detoxify the body of carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals), toxic heavy metals (including mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and others)

 

•remove environmental toxins including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, furans, organochlorine insecticides, organophosphate insecticide metabolites, phthalates, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

 

•Stop growth of malignant cells, halting the growth of tumors.

 

• Relief for IBS and Crohn's disease by reducing acid reflux and increasing absorption of nutrients in the body.

 

•Lower cholesterol

 

•Cleanse the liver of disease and poisoning.

 

•Reduces mercury levels in the brain.

 

•Clears arteries of calcium, combats arteriosclerosis.

 

•Arthritis is flushed as the calcium is cleansed and the body reaches a balanced pH level

 

 

While the zeolites trap the unwanted cells, the body needs help flushing the trapped cells and zeolites out the body. Garlic can literally be swallowed like a pill for a powerful flush, colloidal gold works with zeolite to magnetize and attract the pathogens and flush them, and the far infrared sauna is perfect to accompany this process for a deep and penetrating cleanse. Drink plenty of water on this cleanse to restore your hydration and help the expulsion of waste. 20-30 min a day in an infrared will speed the process and help alleviate immediate pain.

 

Adding supplements and raw juices to this regimen can tackle the deeply rooted sources of pain for CPPD or Pseudo-Gout, Arthritis, bone spurs and more.

 

Far Infrared Sauna Therapy Far Infrared Sauna Therapy and Massage are essential to kick start this process and help the tissues deep in your body begin to dispel the unwanted pathogens. With the body being 90% bacteria, good and bad, we are in a delicate dance with health. If you or someone you know is losing this battle, encourage them to find relief with far infrared sauna therapy, nutrition and massage. A better quality of life and a more active lifestyle can be achieved with regular lifestyle changes and use of the far infrared sauna. Infrared sauna therapy can help alleviate:

 

•CPPD

 

•Muscle Pain

 

•Weight Gain

 

•Chronic Pain

 

•Osteoarthritis

 

•Skin Aging

 

•Arthritis

 

•Allergies

 

•Inner Ear Infection

 

•Joint Pain

 

•Chronic Fatigue

 

•Mercury Poisoning

 

•Lead Poisoning

 

•Body Detoxification

 

•Body Cleansing

 

•Autism

 

•Heavy Metals

 

•Immune Enhancer

 

•Heart Disease

 

•Migraines & Headaches

 

•Acne

 

Reduce the amount of pain you live with and enhance your quality of life with regular sessions. Coupled with massage and you have taken charge of your life! Make changes every day to better your health and understanding of your body. It is a journey worth taking. Any questions on how to get started with zeolites, raw food, or any cleanse, contact me anytime.

 

Regards,

 

Jamie LaNeave, CMT


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