Guide Yourself with Cindy

Everyday Breathing Techniques

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by Cindy VanDyke Picture two mason jars the size of a pint, one in each hand. Most people inhale this amount of air. Now picture two gallons of vinegar or bleach, one in each hand. This is the amount we should inhale regularly to maintain healthy cells. Try to do this exercise; all you have to do is count. For exactly one minute, I want you to just count how many breaths you take. A healthy amount is 5-7 breaths. But most people breathe 12-18, which is fast shallow breathing, and we aren't even aware of it. Dr. Richard Brown...

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Every Breath You Take

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by Cindy VanDyke We get our first breath the moment we are born, and the last one the moment we die. Every breath in between can be influenced with different techniques for different purposes. We just don't stop to think about it. I am going to show you the purposes and benefits of some of these techniques, as well as the techniques themselves. Wisdom of the Breath We have scientific facts of how each cell needs oxygen to thrive, and did you know that disease has a hard time surviving in an oxygenated atmosphere? They even have oxygen chambers for...

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Creating Mental & Spiritual Balance

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by Cindy VanDyke We have the left and right side of our brains, and they need to integrate to promote balance in our thought process. The left side of our brain is responsible for the right side of our body and tasks to do with logic, numbers, or science. It is the masculine force that is assertive, controlling, analytical, aggressive, organizing, and rushing. It has its root in our mind. The right side of our brain is responsible for the left side of our body and tasks to do with creativity and art. This is the feminine force that is...

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Strengthening our Physical Balance

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by Cindy VanDyke The first thing I teach in all my classes is to understand what we need to maintain balance as we age. I always say: "we are as old as our ankles"! If we do not have movement and flexibility in our ankles and we shuffle our feet, any little height difference such as a crack in the sidewalk, a curb, or a rug can cause us to lose our balance and fall. As we age, an excellent habit to get into is to make circles with our feet. We should try to do this when we are...

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Thinking About Balance in our Lives

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by Cindy VanDyke What is balance, and how does it affect our lives? Balance is an even distribution of weight or body equilibrium, mental steadiness, and emotional stability. Our goal is to become aware of the balance in our lives and how we can adjust things to bring back balance, create balance, or understand where our life is out of balance. I believe the philosophy that body, mind, and spirit work as one. If one of these areas is out of balance it affects the other two. Take a look at your own life, then think about these questions: Are...

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