Expel the Venom

Your own internal spring clean!
This is a fantastic tip  I’d like to share with you.
Enjoy the sunshine!
Energy Tip: from Donna Eden
Balance the Rhythm of Spring
 

Expel the Venom!

The energy of spring is about manifestation and moving forward.  Spring is a great time to rid yourself of anything that holds you back.  In the olden days, people ate bitter greens to help remove toxins that accumulated over the winter.

There’s a great exercise to help remove unwanted energies and make room for new, vibrant energy.  It’s called, “Expelling the Venom” (also called the Blow Out) and is especially effective at balancing the Rhythm of spring to make sure you don’t get stuck or angry.  It only takes a few minutes to do.

When you are feeling stuck or want to find the righteous anger within you:

  1. Stand with your hands on your thighs, fingers spread, and take a deep breath.
  2. With a deep inhalation, make fists out of your hands and swing your arms out to your sides and complete the circle by bringing them high above your head.
  3. With a loud “Shhhhhhhhhh” as you exhale, bring your fisted hands down swiftly, opening them as they reach toward the ground.
  4. Bring to mind the source of your anger and make your movements quick and forceful. Repeat three times.
  5. For a fourth time, feel your muscles and power unfolding as you slowly and deliberately circle your arms up and then pull your arms down as you exhale.
  6. Repeat until you feel the unbalanced energy dissipate.

Tumeric for a healthy brain

Have you had your turmeric yet this week?

I recommend you start eating tumeric,

Why?

Read what scientists are saying about Tumeric

In a recent post from NICABM, Ruth Buczynski, Phd talked about the neuroplastic possibilities of curcumin (a brain-boosting chemical in turmeric) for slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Did that convince you to start eating it? If not, consider this my second attempt.

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Slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease isn’t the only benefit from eating turmeric.

We were curious and so did a PubMed search. We came across so many other important studies on curcumin that we had to share some of them with you.

Let’s start with some more brain benefits.

A randomized, controlled study published in the journal PLoS ONE looked at the neurogenetic potential of prolonged curcumin use.

Neurogenesis is the process by which neurons are created in the brain, including in the hippocampus (one of the centers of neural learning).

Researchers led by Z. Zhao out of the Key Laboratory of Brain Functional Genomics, Shanghai, China looked at performance and brain growth in rats after 6 and 12 weeks on a curcumin-fortified diet.

(I hope those sweet rats got something tasty.)

The result?

Curcumin enhanced memory (both spatial and non-spatial), as well as hippocampal cell growth compared to rats in the control group.

But in addition to brain health, curcumin has been linked to:

  • The slowing of prostate tumor growth (S. A. Shah et al. Cancer Research, 2012)
  • Prevention and treatment of tendinitis (C. Buhrmann et al. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2011)
  • Increasing the effectiveness of drugs used to fight colon, neck and head cancers (I. Aroch et al. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, 2010 and W. M. Abuzeid et al. Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2011)

Sarah