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securedownload (1)Yesterday my mom came home from shopping all day with a couple books for me. I asked her to get me a book on yoga, and she did; Yoga for Dummies of course. It has 360 pages and I’m planning on finishing it in 2 weeks at a minimum and 3 weeks at a maximum. I’m on spring break so I should (hopefully) have time to do this.

Wish me luck, Christine

 

After my last 3 days that I have missed of doing yoga, I am back on track. It’s pretty hard to do this when I have friends over; I tried and it didn’t really end well. I apologize to myself and my body for missing these last few days.

I just finished doing a little yoga though (yay me!) and here’s what I wrote in my journal for today:

  • Restarted the same video of yoga because the next DVD was way too fast paced for me at the moment
  • stopped at 21:18
  • I think, for now, 20 minutes is my time stopper
  • Hopefully I’ll increase that time over my upcoming, spring break next week
  • It’s very hard to do this in my room- not enough space
  • This has definitely been helping me stay relaxed in my very stressful household
  • I think it’s also helping with my bad/weak knees
  • Always such a great way to end my day

There ya have it.

Cheers, Christine

poopPS: I would recommend this to everyone in the world. I know it may seem like you don’t have the time to do some yoga or even just relax, but it really is needed in a healthy life.

Helllo there! I’m sorry I haven’t posted about my days of yoga in the past few days. I’ve just been a bit busy. Tonight, I finally picked up my first car and drove it around with my brother.

I will tell you one thing related to yoga right now though- it is DEFINITELY helping with track and my running. I practice my breathing during our ab workouts and am feeling much more flexible when stretching.

Cheers to the affects of yoga!

xoxo, Christine

Yoga inspiration

For New Yogians!

173717_Papel-de-Parede-Snoopy--173717_1600x1200 Three nights in a row I have had very vivid dreams. They were all sort of violent ones, but they were in fact very vivid. I also remembered them quite clearly, and still do, even the first dream. Usually, when I wake up from an awesome dream I try to remember what happened, but can’t. Now that I am doing yoga every night, I have remembered my dreams. At first I thought maybe yoga is helping me bring out a violent side in my personality (oh no!) but then I remembered back when I was really young and I had a certain violent dream that I can still remember. So then I thought, I bet you yoga is helping me have more vivid dreams. I have heard that yoga increases lucid dreaming, and I definitely am starting to believe that.

If you want to start diving into advanced lucid dreaming, I believe yoga would definitely be a great start.

xoxo, Christine

Today, was my 3rd day of Yoga. I almost didn’t do it today since it’s a Friday night, but considering how bad my day was today; I thought yoga was going to be a great idea.

Here’s my thoughts on it from today:

  • Finished the first video from the Beginner’s Yoga DVD Collection
  • Finished the flexibility & Balance segment
  • Finished the serenity segment
  • I definitely feel very relaxed
  • Proud that I finished 1 out of the 4 discs from the yoga DVD collection set my mom bought
  • I feel very centered
  • Very happy that I did yoga tonight instead of skipping it
  • Very glad I meditated after I was done with yoga tonight

xoxo, Christine

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lemons

Lemons contain many substances (those being:citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene) that promote immunity and fight infection. These are well known health facts, but this post isn’t about the well known facts. It’s about some little secrets about Lemons that you may not actually know. Whether you use them in the form of juice, teas, drinks, dressing or in the bath, take advantage of lemon’s natural healing power.

  • Lemon contains citric acid, which can help in treating acne.

-With your finger or a cotton ball, apply fresh lemon juice on acne and leave it overnight and then wash with water in the morning. There may be an uncomfortable sensation of buring at first, but will soon disappear.

-Mix one part of a freshly squeezed lemon juice with an equal part of honey water. Put the mixture on affected areas for at least half an hour and then wash with water. You should apply this twice daily, in the morning and the evening.

  • Lemon balm has a calming effect and could help remove fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness, and tension. It’s also believed that inhaling lemon oil helps increase concentration and alertness. 

-If you’re feeling tense sprinkle a few drops of lemon balm essential oil on a cloth to inhale.

  • The antibacterials and antiviral properties of lemon can accelerate the healing process of canker sores.

-Mix the juice of freshly squeezed lemon into a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth with this solution; do this 3 times a day. There may be a burning sensation when the lemon juice comes into contact with the canker, but it will burn less the more frequent you use it.

  • The lemon is a helpful remedy to chills and fevers

-Here is a method that can ease symptoms:

Add the juice of 1 lemon to a cup of hot water wit honey and drink at once, repeat this every 2 hours until the fever or chill subsides.

  • When you have a cold, the healing power of lemons works both internally by supplying required vitamin C to your defense calls, and externally, the application of its antiviral properties to the virus on the mucous membranes in the nose and throat. 

-runny nose or sore throat: Drink the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon in a glass of lukewarm water every 2 hours

-If you have a sore throat: Add the juice of 1 lemon and 1 tsp of sea salt to 1 cup of lukewarm water. Gargle three times a day for 1 minute to diminish the burning sensation. (If it’s a case of tonsillitis, gargle every 2 hours for at least 30 seconds with the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon) You can swallow the juice when you have finished gargling thereby benefiting from an immune-boosting vitamin C shot.

  • Lemon applied overnight are a good remedy for corns and calluses.

-Place a slice of lemon approximately 5mm think on the calluse, bandage and fasted. Dabbing the affected area with lemon essential oil also helps accelerate healing it.

-Take care to only use the undiluted oil on the callused area using a cotton ball or Q-tip because it’s too strong for callused skin.

  • Lemons fight fatigue.

-When fatigue sets in, walkers, runners, etc, might suck lemon juice by piercing the top of the fruit with a straw, giving themselves medicine and a lovely refreshment.

-A small amount of lemon juice will quench thirst more effectively than water.

-Lemon oil also seems to be able to stimulate brain activity.

-Add 4 drops of lemon oil to a water-filled container.

-Drink a glass of lemon water every few hours.

  • Fresh Breath

-To keep breath fresh, rinse your mouth several times a day with the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon in a glass of lukewarm water. Chewing on a lemon slice after very meal will also help.

  • Lemon fights bugs

-If the stinger is still in the skin, take it out with a pair of tweezers. Massage 1 to 2 drops of lemon oil, mixed with 1 tsp of honey, into the skin around the bite.

-To repel insects: Add 20 drops of lemon oil to 1 cup of water and spray into the air.

-Apply lemon scent to skin areas not covered in clothing.

-Add 10 drops of lemon oil to 1/2 oz of sunflower oil and rub into the skin.

  • Lemon balm combined with other calming herbs helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep. 
  • Lemon juice has a powerful alkaline (base) effect in the body and is a natural agent against excess acid.

-Drink the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon in glass of lukewarm water 3 times a day and if you experience sever pain add the juice of 2 lemons 3 times a day.

-Lemon oil has pain-relieving qualities, so to get rid of inflammation and ease pain, massage the affected area daily with several drops of lemon oil mixed with 1 tbsp of jojoba oil.

  • The lemon acid will stimulate the production of stomach acid and the activity of stomach muscles.

-Drink the juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon in a glass of lukewarm water after each meal.

 

Today was my 2nd day of Yoga. So glad that I did it tonight, especially because I almost had the idea of not doing it.

Here are my thoughts from my journal today:

  • Got to 40:58 in the video series
  • I think I should start stretching my back out before starting my little yoga sessions
  • Got onto the next segment of the video, Flexibility and Balance
  • My back felt very stiff at first
  • Feeling very lightened now
  • Stopped because I couldn’t do the next pose in the area that I was doing yoga in my room today
  • I’ll have to find a better spot to do it in my room
  • so far, very happy
  • oh, and a bit relaxed.

It’s usually hard to actually stick to something for the 2nd day in a row, so I’m very proud that I did today. I felt too lazy at first, but now I feel energized and more awakened.

Cheers,

Christine

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