Your feet have sensors. What are these sensors doing?
On the bottom of your feet are nerve centers that detect motion, balance, heat and cold and send a pulse up the nervous system to your brain. This system helps keep us balanced, free from pain and safe. These sensors when working, effectively allow us to move, respond to action or challenges effectively and think more clearly.
Where are these foot sensors located? On the ball of the foot where the skin contacts the nerves.
Can this sensory activity decrease? What happens?
Definitely yes, when this happens the ability to react to stress properly will be decreased. These points can be turned back on through acupressure/kinesiology.
Can anything else turn these sensors on?
Yes. There is a unique sock and insole like no others to help reset these switches. Click here for more information.
It is a natural part of our makeup to help us survive and thrive. A basic need fueled by affection, feeling good about being around somebody or even by loneliness.
Conscious Cuddling strengthens our sense of belonging and it is something we can strongly miss when we feel we are alone, estranged, grieving or single. Why?
The brain is hardwired by a hormone to get support from others and even self support.
Cuddling stimulates the production of the hormone oxytocin. When this hormone goes up, we tend to feel closer, more love, and comfort. the feeling of empathy and trust may increase.
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? “
When you feel lonely, left out, sick or grieving for a lost loved one or even a job pick yourself up by going to the mirror:
Stress is the most talked about cause of illness and the most unrecognized condition causing most of the illness we know of today.
Remember when you needed someone to kiss and hug you when you’d got hurt or lost?
Why does a good dose of hugging and snuggly actually make a physical pain disappear or, at least, make it a lot more tolerable? It seems that when the brain is focused on pain the cortisol levels rise along with the pain. When in pain and we get hugged or even listen to soothing music the oxytocin levels rise, the pain decreases and we calm down.
It is good for all ages. Dr Shara BA Cohen staying calm, being optimistic, expressing our feelings and having close loving supportive relationships can boost our immune systems and to maintain good health.
And cuddling doesn’t cost us a penny!. We just need to make cuddling happen!
When you feel calmer and “hugged”, your brain can relax so your quality and depth of sleep improve. The release of oxytocin in our bodies results in us feeling calmer, tranquil and loving, which induces sleepiness.
Image: from thedodo.com For more images of this joyous event click the link.
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What does your choice of colors say about you now?
This is actually pretty amazing! try it for yourself..
Color Oracle: take the test. When finished with the test Check out which color above is most soothing to you and practice surrounding yourself with the color to relax you and decrease any discomfort.
Developed by Swiss astrologer and artist Johannes Schneider, this color test helps you realize that your color selection, is influenced by your internal state of being. If you don’t like the results, you can change them by shifting your emotional stress levels.
Thanks to the Color Oracle for this helpful tool. Click here to take the test and come back to continue your practice at resetting your pain and stress. Research shows that color effect peoples’ physical and emotional state of being.
Thanks to sketchup.com for the color palette image
Stretch your hips before hiking around Relaxation Island © or before sports activity, speaking, and teaching teaching :
Before you go walking or hiking around Relaxation Island© doing these stretches to relax, create more flexibility and improve range of motion. It will decrease our chance of injury form exercising cold tight muscles in your hips, pelvic floor, legs and back.
Hip stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the hip and lower back muscles. Good hip flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the hip and legs.
Sports that benefit from the hip stretches include:
Cycling; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering;
Ice hockey and Field hockey; Ice Skating, Roller Skating and Inline Skating; Martial Arts; Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking; Running, Track and Cross Country;
Running sports like Football, Soccer, Gridiron and Rugby; Snow Skiing and Water Skiing; Walking and Race Walking.
Executives and managers and service workers benefit from stretch and opening your hips because it these exercises open up the pelvic floor and stabilize weak muscles of the legs and back to allow you to have a more balanced confident perspective on how to work and speak from your heart.
If your health is compromised, please check with your health practitioner before doing any new exercise program.
Thanks to Brad Walker and Injury Fix for this great way to improve your flexibility, reduce your stress, pain and overwhelm.