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Listen Up….Second reading available now…..

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Reading from “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron. This is a good listen to my reading of “When Things Fall Apart” it gives us lots to think about. This book offers advice and tools to help us settle and strengthen ourselves to manage the emotional rollercoaster of the social injustices and atrocities. Some may think Yoga & Meditation are escape mechanisms but rather they can be valuable to help us stand still and clearly look at our reality. So many people who feel they are not directly affected by racial injustices but who want to be sympathetic and helpful are asking, “but what can I do?” Yoga & Meditation helps us to find our authentic selves to have the patience and courage to feel what is there that we may have become numb and oblivious to, and to act appropriately when the time is right. In this reading it’s almost 40 minutes as I read to you 3 chapters. I first begin with showing how to do the Finger Holds, a simple but complete and powerful tool to balance our 12 major organs and bring wellness to 144 body systems. You might like to do 36 Breaths first and then hold each finger for 2, 3, 5 minutes each. You may like to use a timer. Perhaps listen while getting ready for bed, or anytime in the day/night. Listen in sections and place the video in your Watch Later folder/Youtube. If you want to get notified when the next chapters are read do click the Notification button after you Subscribe. This helps me build the channel and if you are not so interested but do still want to help me build the channel, place the video on mute and let it play to the end. But I really hope this is helpful for you and that you choose to leave me comments for dialogue, that you share with your friends and family to widen the conversation. Let me know your thoughts….Namaste, Julie Broglin

Simple steps from Sadhguru to Naturally cleanse the body

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In this short Youtube video Sadhguru, the Founder of the Isha Foundation, explains a simple process for self-protection.  Isha Foundation offers a course on the ancient yogic process known as Bhuta Shuddhi, which I have participated in, but could not share with others who have not gone through the program.  So I am grateful that now Sadhguru offers for everyone ways they may naturally and freely protect themselves.  The one thing that is a cost is for a copper water vessel.  The Isha Shoppe, an online store, has good quality copper cups, vessels, containers, of course, Amazon also has products.  Please consider making your purchase from The Isha Shoppe, [www.ishashoppe.com look for the heading “Crafts”] as to keep support for the Foundation, in gratitude for all the vital help it offers yoga practitioners globally.  The Isha Foundation does have a few products available for purchase on Amazon including copper bottles, the cups, and more affordable choices are best found from The Isha Shoppe.com site. I order items regularly from this site, it comes from the Tennessee Ashram in the USA, [for orders placed in America] is a safe and rather efficient handling and shipping facility.  The Isha Foundation products are excellent quality copper and made in India.

When you place your water in the copper cup for overnight charging, do cover it with a clean natural fiber cloth or a copper lid.  You may want to put a flower petal on top of the cloth for a sweet blessing, not necessary for the basic benefits.  In fact, Sadhguru describes how traditional Indian Grandmothers cared for their water vessels for the best insurance for themselves and loved ones.

Please watch, consider, make plans, and share widely with family, friends, and more.  Thank you to Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation Volunteers for all the work they do to supply valuable information globally and building, maintaining the Ashrams in India and the USA.

Thanks for watching, take good care, Namaste

Know Your Yoga: An Introduction to the Yogic Science

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Know Your Yoga: An Introduction to the Yogic Science

A comprehensive guide to get started with all things yoga. Sadhguru’s articles clarify exactly what yoga is and what it’s not, and present us with tips to get the best out of our yoga practice.

Source: Know Your Yoga: An Introduction to the Yogic Science

Yoga: Finding Ultimate Expression to Life – The Isha Blog

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We are best at creating a meditative quality through our Yogic Practices...read and listen to Sadhguru explain more about this....

We are best at creating a meditative quality through our Yogic Practices…read and listen to Sadhguru explain more about this….

Thanks to Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation for sharing this wisdom….please click the link below to read the text and also watch the video…..and remember to share…..Namaskaram…OM

 

Sadhguru reminds us that far beyond merely bending the body, the science of yoga provides the ultimate tool for enhancing human capabilities and functioning at the highest peak of body and mind.

Source: Yoga: Finding Ultimate Expression to Life – The Isha Blog

How Indian Temples Were Created – The Isha Blog

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How Indian Temples Were Created – The Isha Blog

Happy New Year! There are many different ways folks celebrate the marking of a new year: some party, some clean their homes and invite family and friends to celebrate together, some attend religious programs in churches, synagogues,temples and mosques.  In this video post offered by Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation one can gain a little glimpse of the type of energy used to create Indian Temples.  India is a favorite destination for thousands of years for many of its riches.  Even today tourists flock to see the many World Heritage Sites which include Temples.  The Indian Temple is a Super Charging Station whereby one may go and sit to receive the tremendous waves of vibrations to wash over and into all aspects.  There are many Indian Temples in locales around the globe.  I keep a bucket list of Temple locations I hope to visit locally, and when traveling.  This year I hope to get back to Tennessee, where the newly installed AdiYogi Shrine/Temple has been inaugurated in 2015.  I also want to get to New Jersey where the BAPS Temple is in progress, I have visited the Akshadham BAPS Temple in Delhi, India and it would be great to have such a Temple, even if 1/100th of its original Indian parent-site.  I have previously mentioned my Temple Sister/Buddy-Nandini who always gets me to tag along for the Sai Baba Mandir(temple) in Flushing, Queens.  We always visit the Ganesh Temple two blocks away for blessings and canteen food!

If you are a yoga practitioner and have never had the experience of receiving blessings in an Indian Temple I encourage you to do so soon.  You will never be ostracized due to your ethnicity, gender, age, in fact you may be welcomed with a friendly curiosity and make some new friends easily.  Just wear clean, modest clothing and leave your shoes in the designated spaces.  OM, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti OM

 

 

 

Sadhguru explains how a temple is a tool to make the divine more manifestly experience-able.

Source: Why & How Indian Temples Were Created – The Isha Blog

Staying healthy during the seasonal changes

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As the seasons change we need to put in place aids to maintain good health.  For our diets if we can keep our systems free of acidity which means really to have an alkaline balance we may stay free of colds and other illnesses.  Do you find yourself catching colds easily and/or frequently?  Do you notice that your tongue has a grayish coating? Do you notice that you have to urinate frequently? Oftentimes when we do not have the right mineral balance we cannot hold water in our system and we might easily change that by taking Himalayan salts once in the morning and once in the evening.  Himalayan salt crystals have about 108 minerals and the table salt only has 3.  One can take a half teaspoon in warm water and drink a glassful or my preferred way is to use the Himalayan salt crystals that come in a chunk size.  I keep the chunks in a glass jar with water and keep refilling.  I use it to cook with so that I am getting it throughout the day.  This ensures that the water that I drink goes fully into hydrating my cells instead of filling the toilet.  I see many who are athletic who are walking or jogging always carrying water bottles and visiting the bathroom regularly and I wonder why they invest so much for the toilet!   Next do you notice that you are craving sugary, salty and fatty foods regularly…these are telltale signs that our systems are acidic.  Also those who have a high meat/flesh diet often promote acidosis.  There is a cycle when sugar is craved next salt is craved, notice this cycle and know you may put a stop to it easily to prevent your immune system from being depleted and unable to fight off colds, flu and viruses.  When we are ready to break the cycle we can take alkaline foods and juices such as green juices.  Green juices and foods for example are:  kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, ginger, that we may add carrot and a little apple.  Also wheatgrass juice is so packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and most importantly chlorophyll  that builds our cells to its strongest.  For those who are not vegan, meaning they take dairy and meats, try during this time to limit both dairy and meats and stay with more green vegetables and fruits.  Grapes, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, cranberries, oranges, kiwis are some of the best choices for boosting the immune system and staying balanced.  Do look for my earlier posts about Apple cider vinegar (ACV) (look for September 1st post) and I recommend Bragg products only as they are organic and the highest quality made for this kind of health regimen.  I take 3 tablespoons in warm water along with a half teaspoon of turmeric powder every morning.  This ACV regimen is one of the best ways to make sure we can stay healthy and balanced.  For those new to this I recommend that you take one teaspoon at first to get use to the taste, in 8 ounces of warm water and you could choose to cut that with grapefruit juice to help get used to the taste.  Also some may choose to add agave for a sweetener that doesn’t have the calories of honey.  Honey does have excellent healing properties if it is truly organic and raw, which means you probably won’t find it in the supermarket chains but in a health food store or farmer’s market.  As I am staying with the vegan routine I am only keeping the raw organic expensive honey for emergencies like sore throat.  Being considerate of the bees is another gentler way to co-exist, as the bee population has been plagued by human ingestion.  We have so many other natural plant-based sweeteners like agave and stevia and also moving away from the sweet craving is what the whole post is about to prevent acidity.  When we decide to face our health and make decisions to eat for our health then we can make choices that are flavorful without damaging our systems.  The ACV regimen keeps our kidneys working to optimal levels flushing out toxins so they don’t fester into illness.  Do review the earlier posts about ACV and try to use only the Bragg product.  They have a great website that is packed with volumes of information about health, recipes, inspirational articles.  I often order my products from their website as they have sales regularly.  Do know that ACV is a very inexpensive item in most  stores and one of the best values for a healthy item for your home and body.  Stay well and share this with your friends and family….if we all are healthy there will be less germs spreading!!!! Namaste

What is the significance of number 108? – YouTube

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via What is the significance of number 108? – YouTube.

Just click the highlighted  title link above to view this short video from Sadhguru.  This is super important for all Yoginis and Yogis to know!!!

Staying healthy during the seasonal changes

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As the seasons change we need to put in place aids to maintain good health.  For our diets if we can keep our systems free of acidity which means really to have an alkaline balance we may stay free of colds and other illnesses.  Do you find yourself catching colds easily and/or frequently?  Do you notice that your tongue has a grayish coating? Do you notice that you have to urinate frequently? Oftentimes when we do not have the right mineral balance we cannot hold water in our system and we might easily change that by taking Himalayan salts once in the morning and once in the evening.  Himalayan salt crystals have about 108 minerals and the table salt only has 3.  One can take a half teaspoon in warm water and drink a glassful or my preferred way is to use the Himalayan salt crystals that come in a chunk size.  I keep the chunks in a glass jar with water and keep refilling.  I use it to cook with so that I am getting it throughout the day.  This ensures that the water that I drink goes fully into hydrating my cells instead of filling the toilet.  I see many who are athletic who are walking or jogging always carrying water bottles and visiting the bathroom regularly and I wonder why they invest so much for the toilet!   Next do you notice that you are craving sugary, salty and fatty foods regularly…these are telltale signs that our systems are acidic.  Also those who have a high meat/flesh diet often promote acidosis.  There is a cycle when sugar is craved next salt is craved, notice this cycle and know you may put a stop to it easily to prevent your immune system from being depleted and unable to fight off colds, flu and viruses.  When we are ready to break the cycle we can take alkaline foods and juices such as green juices.  Green juices and foods for example are:  kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, ginger, that we may add carrot and a little apple.  Also wheatgrass juice is so packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and most importantly chlorophyll  that builds our cells to its strongest.  For those who are not vegan, meaning they take dairy and meats, try during this time to limit both dairy and meats and stay with more green vegetables and fruits.  Grapes, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, cranberries, oranges, kiwis are some of the best choices for boosting the immune system and staying balanced.  Do look for my earlier posts about Apple cider vinegar (ACV) (look for September 1st post) and I recommend Bragg products only as they are organic and the highest quality made for this kind of health regimen.  I take 3 tablespoons in warm water along with a half teaspoon of turmeric powder every morning.  This ACV regimen is one of the best ways to make sure we can stay healthy and balanced.  For those new to this I recommend that you take one teaspoon at first to get use to the taste, in 8 ounces of warm water and you could choose to cut that with grapefruit juice to help get used to the taste.  Also some may choose to add agave for a sweetener that doesn’t have the calories of honey.  Honey does have excellent healing properties if it is truly organic and raw, which means you probably won’t find it in the supermarket chains but in a health food store or farmer’s market.  As I am staying with the vegan routine I am only keeping the raw organic expensive honey for emergencies like sore throat.  Being considerate of the bees is another gentler way to co-exist, as the bee population has been plagued by human ingestion.  We have so many other natural plant-based sweeteners like agave and stevia and also moving away from the sweet craving is what the whole post is about to prevent acidity.  When we decide to face our health and make decisions to eat for our health then we can make choices that are flavorful without damaging our systems.  The ACV regimen keeps our kidneys working to optimal levels flushing out toxins so they don’t fester into illness.  Do review the earlier posts about ACV and try to use only the Bragg product.  They have a great website that is packed with volumes of information about health, recipes, inspirational articles.  I often order my products from their website as they have sales regularly.  Do know that ACV is a very inexpensive item in most  stores and one of the best values for a healthy item for your home and body.  Stay well and share this with your friends and family….if we all are healthy there will be less germs spreading!!!! Namaste

Happy Holidays To All!!!! Grateful: A Love Song to the World | KarmaTube

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IMG_0720Grateful: A Love Song to the World | KarmaTube.

On the Eve of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving in the USA wishing all joyful celebrations with loved ones and friends.  Just click the link below the picture to watch this upbeat and inspiring video that evokes Oneness and Gratitude.  OM, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti OM.

Research « Inner Engineering.com

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meditation-flowerResearch « Innerengineering.com.

Do check out this easy to read chart about some of the benefits documented from participants in the Isha Foundation Inner Engineering Program.  Please do share, thanks, Namaste