Women's Secret ~ WarmSculpting ~ a 6,000 year old Ancient Chinese TRICK to eliminate BELLY or any other Body FAT quickly, that a modern industry is taking over. Learn it FREE - Interested!
This is SIMPLE but not EASY to do.
Why? SIMPLE and EASY is because it looks so simple to do that some of you won't believe it works and do it; and still others, won't be persistant to keep doing it.
All I can tell you is that from my personal experience, it WORKS.
Also, you can get it working faster if you can tie it into the KETOGENIC DIET. Mostly, you need to work both into not a diet by a LIFESTYLE.
I found this trick in two places one called "CoolSculpting and the other I found from Ancient Chinese practices, which I nicknamed it as WarmScupting which follows a similar approach if belly fat removal. "CoolSculpting" using freezing and WarmSculpting you apply HEAT from a means of FRICTION by using a simple hand rotation around your midsection.
Before we begin, if you noticed Neutro System, if you are like Maria Osmond, you can receive a series of food arriving at your home for the rest of you life, but most of us taking a diet, realize that after the diet is over, most people have to return, back to their regular way of living.
So whether it is the Neutro System, Jenny Craig or the South Beach diet were they send you food, it is the same result.
Hence, most people choosing whether "CoolSculting or these other food delivery programs, they all experience what is commonly referred to as the YOYO effect. Which represents, once you stop their program is when the weight miraculously returns, and many times with more weight than you had began or with a real vengence.
If you are SMART, you will choose a weight loss method which is one whereby one that you can keep it off for good. And that is what this WarmSculpting method, attempts for you to do. I want you to see it as a Chinese lifestyle SKILL, and as the ancient Chinese and the Chinese of today do, as if it is a lifestyle choice.
The first is where you pay thousands of dollars to medical practitioners to do it to you and is called on TV, "CoolScuplting" or I can teach you how you can do this self message for FREE, but it is known a "Hot or Warm Sculpting" to the Chinese.
Like I said earlier, even applying and paying thousands of dollars on "CoolScupting" you can experience the YOYO affect, once you take it off and stop applying this procedure. But after listening to these ads, you can learn more about how maybe WarmSculpting works. One used cold and the other uses hot, which is the main practical difference.
If you have listened to the "CoolSculpting" ad on TV you will learn some basics as to what they say they do. It says it is te #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure and therefore:
"It's an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime.
With more than 6 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, people everywhere are getting a better view of themselves, thanks to the one-of-a-kind CoolSculpting procedure."
Some of the other parts of the ad when it comes to removing unwanted belly fat the ad states:
1. It uses a COLD or COOLING treatment to help you lose your belly fat.
2. On average it will take you 12 or more weeks depending on the condition to reduce your belly fat.
3. To know it is working after the procedure it may in fact feel uncomfortable but that is how you know it is working and removing that unwanted fat.
4. I have also added the approximate cost below depending on what area of your body needs fat reduction and how long it actually takes to remove your fat.
"The typical cost for CoolSculpting ranges from $500 - $4,400 with an average cost of $2,375. Costs vary by surgeon, geographic region, and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 3,532 reviews submitted on RealSelf."
So what is the real difference between what the second procedure that the Chinese do and what "CoolSculping" does. The Chinese method uses HEAT. Yes, for millennials the Chinese have devised a simple procedure they use to eliminate belly fat or fat on any other part of your body you want to remove apply HEAT not COLD.
So how does this second procedure work?
"This may sound hard to believe, but Dr. Stephen Chang, an M.D. and Ph.D. who’s trained in both Western and Chinese medicine, states that this simple 2-minute internal exercise, which does not come from Western medicine, but rather from the wisdom of ancient Chinese sages — has been used successfully as a self-healing stomach remedy for over 6,000 years.
According to Dr. Chang, losing weight is a simple matter of increasing the efficiency of the digestive system. If you’ve ever wondered why you fail to shed pounds even when you reduce your food and/or caloric intake; the reason is because your digestive and eliminatory systems are not functioning efficiently.
The following 2-minute stomach exercise works like a gentle colonic irrigation that helps speed up a sluggish digestive system (which usually carries at least 5 pounds of fecal matter within it), and this elimination of useless sludge has the effect of burning off excess fat. The exercise effectively metabolizes the fatty tissues around the stomach and intestines, and flushes them out of your body through blood, sweat, urine, and feces.
Place one of your hands directly on your belly button and begin to rub in small circles around your belly button, and gradually make the circles larger Use fairly firm but comfortable pressure and rub at a slow, even pace, approximately 1 circle per second. Concentrate on the heat building up in, around and throughout your stomach. Do about 40 to 50 circles, or for an approximate duration of 2 minutes or more.
For best results, do this stomach exercise routine twice a day for 2 minutes — first thing in the morning (before breakfast) and just before you go to bed. Most people see noticeable results within 1 week of consistent practice.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the stomach is the center of energy. Massaging the stomach in the manner described above therefore accomplishes more than just melting away adipose tissue (fat)."
I used this guide that Dr. Chang suggested at first using this slowing motion, but after reviewing the effects that patients experience "CoolSculpting" after listening to its ad and that it might be uncomfortable after the procedure, I noticed as I did it slowly for 2 minutes in the morning and the evening it was not uncomfortable. So I decided to start slowly at first and then speed it up a bit more but slowly begin to increase the amount of speed to increase its HEAT. I decided that if "CoolSculpting" took cold to reduce fat cells, then that WarmSculping required more heat to do the same. So that is why I changed the Dr. Chang method a bit.
Also, after adding bit more repetitions and increasing speed, it felt a bit more uncomfortable around my midsection too. Like "CoolSculpting" suggesting that COLDNESS and being slightly uncomfortable around the belly regions, that if my belly area felt warm and slightly uncomfortable to it must be breaking up the fat. "CoolSculpting" also suggest it will take more than 12 weeks, so even though this process may be fast with WarmSculpting, remember that it took years for you to put it on, so give yourself plenty of time, to take off.
In summary two things are required with the slight alteration of the Chang approach. But you will notice both of these two factors to know that WarmSculpting is working. I believe that if both of these things are not experienced, then your self message fat buring process is not working.
1. Your belly as you are applying the circular motion must feels WARM.
2. Your belly will also feel not a lot but slightly uncomfortable after your self massage session is over.
3. Do it on a daily basis and be patient with this process and it may take a bit more than 12 weeks, but it works.
I believe that breaking the fat either requires cold or heat to break down the molecules so that is why I changed Dr. Chang's standards from a slower to gradually sped up my rotation to experience the 2 above effects WARM and SLIGHTLY TINGLY OR UNCONFORTABLE to know it is WORKING.
You can also use this same technique to your buns or thighs or any other fatty part of you body where you desire fat to be removed.
All I can tell you is that WarmSculpting has worked for me and I hope it can work for you too. I also apply a moderate rather and an extreme Ketogenic diet that I use along with this practice. The purpose I created a more moderate Ketogenic diet so that I have been able to remove the diet part and create Ketosis and the removing of body fat, into a lifestyle change. Maybe I can tell you more some day about that.
Dr, Steve McQueen
Woman Secret ~ Your Arm Chair Bandit ~ HOW Your Recliner can STEAL Your Daily Health, and Lower Your Life Expectancy, too
I am going to add my new blog below on ":Glide Walking" to improve your health, at the top of the page, instead of down at the bottom, so you can visit my NEW website, now.
After my close to death experience over 2 years ago, I applied several choices to create my remission from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, stage 4.
By the way, it is a deadly disease of which many people who had it have passed away. I was one of the lucky ones who found a solution.
The first was with doctor administrated CHEMO, and the second was dramatic walking. However, that is not all, I am using a SECRET SUPPLEMENT over the past few years that has dramatically and forever changed my life. It is called Multi Military Formulation or MMF also Hydro Pac by Engage Global. It is the product as well as my daily walks to move the supplements to all the cells of my body, and to make this dynamic product even more effective. This product and walking, has created my remarkable turnaround.
I am not here to diminish other forms of exercise, such as Yoga or what you might do at the gym. but only to suggest, that I chose walking over all of the others for one important reason - it is easier to do, And it is something that everyone can do.
There is a real problem in our own day which is due to the Sedentariness of our present day American culture. That is why I claim that it is our "Lazy Boy" recliners are doing us all in. It is making Americans the unhealthiest lot, in comparison to Europeans and other countries. And it is because so many other countries don't have the same automobile assessability as we do. That is why people in those countries, to get where they need to get, are required to walk and they are a lot healthier too
Another, important action that I can't forget to add is that I used to have 2 recliners. I had one in the living room in front of my TV room. I had another in a special room where I could meditate or sit down in before the end of the night. After getting sick the first thing after walking I did, is get rid of both of my $500 or more Lazy Boy recliners. Now they are in the homes of two other retire from life, and fail to be active, believers. Our culture is so laid, back but we don't realize its future effects on our health.
The statistics are staggering. Europeans walk 5 miles a day to our 2 miles if we even do that. More sedentary types in America, if they are lucky to walk 1 miles or less.
What we refuse to acknowledge, is that our lack of movement of any form, is quickly killing us off. In fact, our life expectancy even with all the pills we take (making the Doctors and Pharmaceuticals rich), we used to be # 17, but thanks to our recliners, we have sunk way down to # 53. With all the drugs we take we still seem to be pushing up more daiseys.
Here are the facts folks, whether you like them or not, you don't have to read tea leaves or tarot cards to learn that only through exercise, of which I believe walking to be the easiest, is your true, salvation.
The New Science of Exercise ~Time Health 9.12.16
“Tarnopolsky now thinks he knows why. In studies where blood is drawn immediately after people exercised, researchers have found that many positive changes occur throughout the body during and right after a workout. "Going for a run is going to improve your skin health, your eye health, your gonadal health," he says. "It's unbelievable." If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed.
The trouble is only 20% of Americans get the recommended 150 minutes of strength and cardiovascular physical activity per week, more than half of all baby boomers report doing no exercise whatsoever, and 80.2 million Americans over age 6 are entirely inactive.
The consequences of a sedentary life are as well documented as they are dire. People with low levels of physical activity are at higher risk for many different kinds of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and early death by any cause.
That's at the end of life. Long before that, inactivity can worsen arthritis symptoms, increase lower-back pain and lead to depression and anxiety--not to mention cause a sallow complexion.
Despite public-awareness campaigns, the health benefits of exercise have not been effectively communicated to the average American. Humans are notoriously bad at assessing the long-term benefits--and risks--of their lifestyle choices. And vague promises that exercise is "good for you" or even "good for the heart" aren't powerful enough to motivate most people to do something they think of as a chore. Humans are, however, motivated by rewards.
That is why experts like Tarnopolsky are so focused on proving that the scientific benefits of exercise--slower aging, better mood, less chronic pain, stronger vision, the list goes on--are real, measurable and almost immediate.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is on the bandwagon too. Next year the agency will launch a massive new study with the aim of documenting in unprecedented detail exactly what happens inside a body in motion. Its hope: to prove that exercise is medicine.
Before doctors adopted a single-minded focus on treating and curing diseases, their main goal was to keep people healthy. Even back in 400 B.C., doctors knew that diet and exercise were the best ways to do that. "Eating alone will not keep a man well," Hippocrates famously wrote. "He must also take exercise." For millennia, doctors were the vanguards of physical education--the original PE teachers.
The problem is that most doctors won't preach exercise any more, because most are in cahoots with the pharmacy.
But in the early 1900s, with the rise of modern surgery and nascent pharmaceuticals, medicine shifted its focus from the prevention of disease to its treatment. Paradoxically, physicians de-emphasized exercise just as the modern Olympics swelled in popularity and colleges began building campus stadiums to accommodate America's growing love of spectator sports. The authors of a paper published in a 1905 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association mourned how many people were losing sight of the health benefits of exercise. "The men on the teams are the very ones whom Nature has endowed superabundantly with physical capacity, but on them the physical director bends most of his energies," they wrote, "while the average student is left to get his physical development by yelling from the bleachers."
Physical activity was no longer the medicine of the masses but the privilege of elite athletes.
Woman's Secret ~The Charisma Secret ~ What Steve McQueen and Richard Downey Jr.; Both Learned in Life, and Something that is not Taught at College but Taught at their Alma Matter; somewhere's Else ~ JAIL!
.Did you know that how you walk tells more to people than what you say? Surprised? Here are two experts at walking that I have followed over the years. Both McQueen and Downey learned Charisma from an unlikely source: a sentance in PRISON.
Well you shouldn't be suprised at their charisma, it is because both McQueen and Downey, have been and Downey still is, the two most charismatic actors of our time.
What they learned on the street or in prison, was that it was not as much about what they said, but how they moved. And how to stay out of trouble, It was because smart talk to them was secondary but how they walked the streets and on prison floors is what kept them alive and well.
Most people who attend college, spend so much of their time learning what to say, rather than how they walk and how they say it. It's because our societies emphasis is so much on what we know (the Internet is pushing this idea even more these days), and those who are keeping Street Smarts as their basis of success. and who are skilled at its art, are only a few. It's the art of staying alive. Most hit rock bottom, but only a few like McQueen and Downey brush themselves off, and go back to acting again.
So how did these two bad boys garnered this skill? Did they learn it in Acting School? Not really, Also only a few actors who attend Acting School, tend to exhibit this quality when off the set.
Both were High School drop outs who never attended college, so they couldn't have learned it there.
So what do you suppose was their Alama Matter source. It was self-education. It's also, about a faking it until you make it syndrome too.
What I discovered might surprise you.
They learned their craft, in JAIL. Yes, if you don't walk like you have your shit together, you might never stay alive.
Why because not knowing this skill of walking charismatically, would prove grounds for either of them, to get beat up. Once they entered, it was as if there was a sign placed at the jails entrance: "Welcome to the HIGHER EDUCATION of the STREETS."
In prison, both McQueen and Downey learned how to walk charismatically and that was more about how they walked than what they said. Both even as they act within their roles, they say very little which includes short emphatic power lines. It is because they know what is not said, has more power, and how they move charismatically is a more important skill to keep alive, than whatever they might have to say. In fact, in many cases in prison talk, "less is more". Sonething they don't teach you at college.
The reason for that was because keeping their mouths shut to their fellow prisoners and the guards, was what kept them alive. In fact, if you say something at all it is better one says either nothing serious, or poke at someone jokingly. Oneliners tended to be much of their intimate conversations.
What both these leading actors learned is what is commonly referred to as: "Street Smarts".
I added this article below so you would become acquainted with the difference between the two, discussed not by me, but an expert "Street Smart" witness. What is interesting she is a woman and not a man.
School or Street Smarts
"School smarts refers to book smart, scholastically smart, study smart, knowledge of many topics, academic smart, intellectual, educated and cultivated.
For most of us, that again, means a lot of education. The school kind.
Street smarts refers to more of a survival instinct or rather ability, the means to meet people skills, regardless of to whom, practice not just caution but be proactive in self-awareness, manipulation, truth, practical living, how to live life, bargaining, keeping yourself entertained by entertaining others, living on next to nothing, etiquette never exposed to, when needed lie, wise, be driven and determined, feeling you have a purpose and finally, finding your own.
On your own. My Education, like few of us, came straight from the streets.
Make no mistake about it. I have no regrets. Whether optional choices or governed direction. I stand firm where I am, and am, who I am, because of everything that brought me here.
I have 2 choices. Use what I know to my advantage or continue to live homeless and die an awful death, worst of all, all alone. I stand firm because I have to and I am grateful I can."
Womans Secret ~ US Compared to World Dollar Per Capita in Health Care Costs suggests a Potential U.S. Epidemic ~ to Learn from this Lesson, We American's need to WALK more often.
Folks this stat comes from an unbiased source of from the World Health Organization.
Here are the dollars and cents facts of the U.S. Health Care dilemma,
To my way of thinking economics tells us the real story.
I ask the question which is why is the US health care costs in relationship to let’s say to the average in GREY so much higher.
In fact, I would suggest that our costs are in fact, double the world average. It tells me that something is going on in the U.S. that most medical gurus still haven’t tapped into.
In thinking of a Henry David Thoreau answer to this dilemma, he would suggest that few doctors are finding the root, while so many doctors are searching for this answer at the stem.
Here is my take on the matter. I believe that in particular in the U.S. we don’t walk enough. It is as if when we are children our total focus is on walking, but once we age, our focus moves to sitting. My belief is the phrase, “Don’t use it, you’ll lose it”. My other belief is that if you are going to sit so much you might as well be lying in bed.
That might seem extreme talk but only by walking and standing is how atrophy can’t set in. The more as a society we walk less and sit more we set our Health Care and Self Care standards low, so our Health Care costs will have to rise.
The Crisis in American Walking ~ How we got off the pedestrian path
Folks here are more facts that you might not like to read.
“For walking is the ultimate “mobile app.” Here are just some of the benefits, physical, cognitive and otherwise, that it bestows: Walking six miles a week was associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s (and I’m not just talking about walking in the “Walk to End Alzheimers”); walking can help improve your child’s academic performance; make you smarter; reduce depression; lower blood pressure; even raise one’s self-esteem.”
And, most important, though perhaps least appreciated in the modern age, walking is the only travel mode that gets you from Point A to Point B on your own steam, with no additional equipment or fuel required, from the wobbly threshold of toddlerhood to the wobbly cusp of senility.
Despite these upsides, in an America enraptured by the cultural prosthesis that is the automobile, walking has become a lost mode, perceived as not a legitimate way to travel but a necessary adjunct to one’s car journey, a hobby, or something that people without cars—those pitiable “vulnerable road users,” as they are called with charitable condescension—do.
To decry these facts—to examine, as I will in this series, how Americans might start walking more again— may seem like a hopelessly retrograde, romantic exercise: nostalgia for Thoreau’s woodland ambles. But the need is urgent. The decline of walking has become a full-blown public health nightmare.
The United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. Studies employing pedometers have found that where the average Australian takes 9,695 steps per day (just a few shy of the supposedly ideal “10,000 steps” plateau, itself the product, ironically, of a Japanese pedometer company’s campaign in the 1960s), the average Japanese 7,168, and the average Swiss 9,650, the average American manages only 5,117 steps. Where a child in Britain, according to one study, takes 12,000 to 16,000 steps per day, a similar U.S. study found a range between 11,000 and 13,000.”
If we compare both that our U.S. Health Costs are double the average and that on average U.S. citizens walk half as far as the ideal, maybe both of these stats suggest both a problem and a solution. If we don’t walk as much as we once did, (mostly due to the use of the automobile), that maybe if we would reduce using the car and double our steps, some of our health care costs might reverse and go down. And more importantly, we in the U.S. might overcome some of the ailments and receive some of the benefits that this article suggests.
“Let’s Dance” and My Story
David Bowie is one Anglo Saxon who had changed his life by adding more rhythm. In fact, I borrowed that heading above that came from his #1 on the charts and selling song. Besides, it introduces you will into the idea of Rhythmic Charisma.
When I had a serious case of cancer out of lack of breath and reduced movement, atrophy set in and I noticed that I began to walk not only slow but funny and not my normal gate. So after my chemo treatments I decided that once I got healthy I would relearn how to walk by starting to walk more and change my health and my life. In a way, my getting so sick, was a blessing because eventually I began to step it up.
Another event happened as well. While overcoming cancer I was watching a documentary of David Bowie and on his rhythmic song called, “Let’s Dance” and that moved up the charts, I will explain more of what I learned from him but before I do I want to tell you more about my own story.
Woman's Secret ~ How Mind Body and Charisma are connected. Charisma, you have to learn on you own and is something you can’t learn attending college ~ It's a skill Marilyn Monrow lived.
Olivia Fox Cabane is an expert on Charisma. She studied the topic of Charisma and what it was while attending graduate school.
She teaches CEO's all over the US on ways that they can gain Charisma and something that you can learn too.
What you can learn in applying the 3 principles of the Olivia Fox Cabane program which are:
Presence, Power and Warmth which she teaches to CEO of major companies as their coach?
Cabane talks about how Norma Jeane Baker was just an ordinary teenager but learned a skill called Charisma while in her 20's and who remerged to become the famous charismatic Marilyn Monroe.
Cobane suggests that is Marilyn could do it so could anyone, if they only knew how to develop that skill.
Marilyn didn't know much about mind - body connection, something that thanks to Neuro Science we know a lot more about today. It is that skill that Carbane suggests that you and I can learn, if we only knew how.
So in Cobane's research on Marilyn and even Steve Job.s who she suggests was one of the most Charismatic people she had ever met she developed 3 principles that all charismatic people possess.
So let's talk about these three principles and learn why becoming mind body connected, will help you gain more than half of Cabane's 3 principles.
Even very attractive women like even Marilyn Monroe, don’t think of themselves as attractive because of their own imperfections, but through learning presence, Cobane suggests that most woman are able to experience what is commonly referred to as “Being Comfortable in one’s own Skin”.
And doing so they can easily work through any feelings of personal deficiency. Because once a person becomes fully present that is when Charisma becomes their own, and their confidence and success will emerge.
Once you become fully present you already connect with 2 of Cobane's important principles which are Presense and Warmth. The only other principle that one may or may not have is Power.
However, many powerful people have charsima due to their role in a company or in politics or in wealth, however once their role or wealth disappears, their charisma will disappear. But if instead, you decide to work on being present and comfortable within your own skin, charisma will be yours for your lifetime.
Brain ~ (The Goal ~ Creating Presence)
Every success begins in the mind. However, through Neuro Science we know that there are different regions of the brain in which people live. Most people live within what I will refer to as the top brain region. It is a very strong critical region of your mind.
In fact, as you moved from a child, you lived in the center region, and as you went to school, knowledge moved to the move out of the center and into the top part of your brain as you gained skills to help you on the job. And after you entered that region, living within that region was not a good choice.
What you wiil want to learn is how to spend more of your time through rewiring your brain, into the pineal region of the brain center which is a more relaxed and more confident way of living. Yes to get information you will need to go into the top region, but you don’t want to live there only visit.
However, it takes practice and changing how you think and you making a neuro plasticity shift and obtain presence and Charisma, which will make you happy.
Happiness is something that every person wants to achieve and we will show you how you’ll become a happier person. But happiness, all begins once you becoming fully “Present”.
Breathing ~ (The Goal Creating Presence)
Both Stanford and Harvard did studies on charisma and confidence. What they discovered was that when they showed picture of people who were happy or in a loving family, they found that people would breathe deeper. But once they changed the picture to seeing person in an accident, or in a bad mood etc. they noticed that their subject’s breathe would become shallower.
Both Stanford and Harvard began after this success on another experiment in which the 4 x 4 breathing called the BOX Breathing Method soon became a program used by the Navy Seals.
So what we want our students to use is the 4x4 BOX breathing technique. The reason it is called the BOX is because of its 4x4 structure. You can expand it longer if you want but we want you to use it by a 4x4 composition at a minimum. So how does 4x4 BOX breathing method work?
Breathe-In for 4 seconds and then hold; next breathe-Out for 4 seconds and do it for at least 2 – 3 minutes. The Seals have their men doing it for a longer period but you are not Navy Seals. However, your eventual goal is to make this 4 x 4 breathing pattern to become a part of most of your day. Yes it will take practice but once you get the hang of it and move into your center brain, its happy state of mind, will reward you so that you will want to breathe this way forever.
I hope you will enjoy the Cabane video below.
Getting to the chase towards showing you the shortest approach to gaining charisma, I also added Vanessa Edwards ideas on Charisma here from her 5 charismatic suggestions.
If there is one trait that will probably be the hardest for most persons to do which will offer you the biggest change towards obtaining charisma, and the number ONE trait that Vanessa's research found it was total body acceptance. In fact, I offered a post one week on this very subject on body imperfection acceptance and I had very few readers that week. That shows you how hard it is for most people to accept their bodies as is. Too often we want to find the easiest ways and leave the harder things that are necessary undone.
But if you are willing to get to the chase, and in a manner which I refer to as genuine "Tough Love", if you can accept your body with all its imperfections (love handles and all) and love your body as is all the same, then your charisma will explode. It may take time to happen, but your charisma, is on its way if you will brave up and do this hard thing.
Vanessa found that all charismatic people had to come to this important awareness before their true charismatic power could be expressed. In fact, Cabanes' video somewhat expresses a similar point of view if you listen to the question and anwer part of the video, close to the end.
Vanessa suggests that the premier attribute that you Charismatic people express is thatthey accept their imperfections and that includes even many of their imperfect bodies. This is something that is hard for many people in the West to do. Or which suggest that being comfortable in your own body, is as Vanessa suggests is the most important part of acquiring charisma.
This is also a trait that I have frequrently discussed throughout this blog.
Still don't believe then read this.
Loving Yourself ~ Let's Stick with the Experts on Therapy ~ Bessel Van Der Kolk Harvard Psychiatrist and MD states that Talk Therapy is a WASTE of time and only Body Therapy works today.
I have been talking about Body Therapy for over a year and a half.
Hey girls, I haven't been blowing smoke all of this time.
And I believe that some of you have thought I was nuts, but here comes a HEAVY HITTER.
This guy is a member of the whos who in psychiatry. He's helping our boys that have come back from our wars, and even common folk like you and me.
I have stuck with my discussion on BODY THERAPY from the very beginning because I believe it works while talk therapy doesn't and now Bessel is coming to my defense.
Yes maybe talk therapy works for people who live under a pitre dish and under ideal conditions, but it falls a part with Trauma and PTSD and other serious conditions. He suggests the most Americans have some sort of Trauma, that needs attention.
Bessel suggests that Trauma originates in the BODY and releasing the angst and trauma inside the body, is the only way to heal he believes will alieviate most of today's patient problems.
He suggests that our lifestyles have also promoted a lot of our trauma, something not as big an issue with those living in 3rd World Countries. No wonder people from these countries appear so much happier than we, they are a lot happier than we are even with our American Dream and all our stuff.
Let's face it, Hollywood, the medias and advertising has done a number on most of us which is why I believe and Bessel believes too that we Americans are not connected to our bodies. So Bessel suggests that the ugly stick of trauma affects most of us Westerners and not just a few.
So I have decided to add Bessel's discussion on Yoga and how it helps reduce patient trauma, but surprisingly, another method of releasing trauma is through dance. Something I have been suggesting all along through MOTION and MOVEMENT Therapy. So learn and Enjoy! Dr. Steve McQueen
Y o g a a n d P o s t - T r a u m a t i c S t r e s s D i s o r d e r
An Interview with Bessel van der Kolk, MD Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
He has pioneered the use of Yoga as a therapy that is helping these individuals to work through their PTSD and regain a sense of mastery. He discusses mind-body connections in trauma, how Yoga works and precautions for teaching trauma-sensitive Yoga students.
Integral Yoga Magazine (IYM): How did you get interested in Yoga for the treatment of PTSD?
Bessel van der Kolk (BvdK): I began my own practice six years ago. I was looking for a way for people to regulate the core arousal system in the brain and feel safe inside their bodies. My interest came from doing research that discovered how trauma affects the brain. Yoga turned out to be a way to get people to safely feel their physical sensations and to develop a quiet practice of stillness. Lots of Yoga sites claimed that Yoga could change basic brain functions, but that was based on intuition, not scientific investigation. So I decided to see if Yoga can positively affect the core regulatory mechanism in the brain. Some trauma-sensitive people can feel frightfully unsafe experiencing the sensations that are evoked by certain asanas. What most people do not realize is that trauma is not the story of something awful that happened in the past, but the residue of imprints left behind in people’s sensory and hormonal systems. Traumatized people often are terrified of the sensations in their own bodies. Most trauma-sensitive people need some form of body oriented psychotherapy or bodywork to regain a sense of safety in their bodies.
IYM: How does extreme stress affect brain function?
BvdK: Neuroimaging studies of human beings in highly emotional states reveal that intense emotions, such as anger, fear or sadness, cause increased activity in brain regions related to fear and self-preservation and reduced activity in the brain regions related to feeling fully present. People with PTSD lose their way in the world. Their bodies continue to live in an internal environment of the trauma. We all are biologically and neurologically programmed to deal with emergencies, but time stops in people who suffer from PTSD. That makes it hard to take pleasure in the present because the body keeps replaying the past. If you practice Yoga and can develop a body that is strong and feels comfortable, this can contribute substantially to help you to come into the here and now rather than staying stuck in the past.
IYM: What is the main challenge for the trauma sensitive?
BvdK: The challenge is to learn how to tolerate feelings and sensations by increasing the capacity for interoception or sitting with yourself, noticing what’s going on inside— the basic principle of meditation. They need to learn how to modulate arousal. Trauma-sensitive people have their sense of time thrown off and think something will last forever. Their challenge is to learn how to notice what is happening and how things can and will shift, rather than running away or turning to alcohol or drugs to self-medicate.
IYM: You have said that those with chronically overwhelming emotions lose their capacity to use emotions as guides for effective action.
BvdK: The function of emotion is e-motion, to engage in action. If you are afraid, you want to move away from the object of fear. If you become angry, you feel as if you want to engage or get physical with whomever is making you angry. If you love someone, you want to make some movement toward that person. That is the purpose of emotion—to propel us toward action. When you are traumatized your motion is paralyzed. A victim of violence almost invariably has been trapped, pinned down or unable to move. Later, if there is a perceived threat, the body reacts as if it has to move but it once again feels helpless and paralyzed, prevented from being able to act effectively. All the chemicals are released to engage in action but the body doesn’t know how to move. Their challenge is that after confrontation with physical helplessness, it is essential to engage in taking effective action.
IYM: What about self-care challenges?
BvdK: The rational brain is the crowning glory of human beings. It is there to help us to engage in the world, but it is not very good in helping us take care of ourselves. In other words, the rational mind, while able to organize feelings and impulses, is not well equipped to abolish emotions, thoughts and impulses. People with PTSD, usually are out of touch with their physical sensations, and, as a consequence, they have trouble taking care of themselves. On the other end of the brain, the reptilian part is not good in quieting and taking care of the mind. However, when that system is harnessed the mind gets clearer, it’s easier to regain perspective on one’s life. It is surprising that, in contrast to Asian and African cultures, western traditions hardly pay any attention to the cultivation of techniques to quiet ourselves—we have been urged to “better living through chemistry.”
IYM: Have Western psychotherapies failed to address this?
BvdK: Western psychotherapy has hardly paid any attention to the experience and interpretation of disturbed physical sensations and action patterns. Yoga is one of the Asian traditions that clearly help reintegrate body and mind. For someone to heal from PTSD, one must learn how to control bodily reflexes. PTSD causes memory to be stored at a sensory level—in the body. Yoga offers a way to reprogram automatic physical responses. Mindfulness, learning to become a careful observer of the ebb and flow of internal experience, and noticing whatever thoughts, feelings, body sensations and impulses emerge are important components in healing PTSD.
IYM: How does Yoga do that?
BvdK: Yoga helps regulate emotional and physiological states. It allows the body to regain its natural movement and teaches the use of breath for self-regulation. What is beautiful about Yoga is that it teaches us—and this is a critical point for those who feel trapped in their memory sensations—that things come to an end. While doing certain asanas, uncomfortable sensations may be evoked. But, by keeping time as they stay in a posture for a limited amount of time, they get to observe that discomfort can be tolerated until they shift into a different posture. The process of being in a safe space and staying with whatever sensations emerge and seeing how they come to an end is a positive imprinting process. Yoga helps them befriend their bodies that have betrayed them by failing to guarantee safety. Another important aspect of Yoga is utilizing the breath. It’s very striking that there’s nothing in western culture that teaches us that we can learn to master our own physiology— solutions always come from outside, starting with relationships, and if those fail, alcohol or drugs. Yoga teaches us that there are things we can do to change our brainstem arousal system, our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and to quiet the brain.
IYM: Is meditation okay for those with PTSD?
BvdK: The Dalai Lama and Yoga masters like Swami Satchidananda have made meditation almost mainstream. The neurobiology of meditation—that the brain can grow new cells and reshape itself—is becoming better known and finding its way into mental health services. If we meditate regularly, this can modulate the fear center and help us be more focused. However, if you are traumatized, being in silence is often terrifying. Memory of trauma is stored, so when you are stilled, demons come out. Those with PTSD should first learn to regulate their physiology with breath, postures and relaxation and work toward meditation.
IYM: Do you have any advice for Yoga teachers who work with trauma-sensitive students?
BvdK: When we practice Yoga, we open ourselves up and psychological imprints are activated. Yoga teachers need to be aware that material will come up during class and they need to be prepared at all times to help people to calm down their bodies, by working work with the breath and quieting poses. Teachers should create a safe space in the class, keep the focus on the breath and the flow of the asanas. It is best to refrain from excessive talking, explaining or preaching during the class—the job of the Yoga teacher is to help people to feel safe in every aspect of their self-experience. We have a trauma-sensitive Yoga program and a nationwide trauma Yoga teacher training course. Dave Emerson helps teachers understand how people get triggered and how to teach them to focus on self-regulation. We tell Yoga teachers to make no physical adjustments without carefully checking first with people. Some poses like Balasana (child’s pose) can be very sensitive. We don’t avoid these, but it’s important that trauma-sensitive students are taught by teachers who are skilled in facilitating self-regulation techniques and who can help people use pranayama and movement to stay relaxed and in the present moment.
Bessel A. van der Kolk MD from Harvard, has been a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress since the 1970s. He has done pioneering work on the neuroscience of trauma, its impact on development, thinking, feeling and body sensations.
Loving Yourself ~ What is Ignatian Spirituality and both he and I believe you can't really have a Loving Self-Care Program, minus your 5 Sense Awarness. And in this life, "I Hope YOU Dance"
I want to be honest here when discussing Self-Care and Sensuality.
We hear a lot of discussion about creating Self-Care without Sensuality because it seems to bring out the idea of human sexuality which causes that our true human Sensual natures to suffer.
The problem is that Sensuality to Iranecus who was a saint by the way in his time, who suggested that human Self-Care, had to include Sensuality or awareness of one's 5 senses, or it wasn't Self-Care.
The reason why I believe most of us are not Sensual and live more fully from our 5 senses is because our vision combined with thought, tends to dominate all of our other 4 senses such as taste, touch, smell, and hearing.
For that reason, I believe that even animals are more aware of there 5 senses that we humans are. It's as if our huge brains, get in the way of our true self-care program. And we need Self-Care drastically to live as a full joyful existance as a human being. Anything short of that, to me is not true living.
Self-Care alone is like having the left hemisphere of the brain in action only. However, both the right and left hemisphers of the brain need to marry where Self-Care becomes the left side through practice and Sensuality or your Aliveness right side, need to be together, for human joy and happiness to exist. So that is why living from your 5 senses is so important.
Too often we look at Sensuality as if it is Sexuality, and we don't recognize there is a difference. In fact, Ignatian a 2nd Century Christian Leader and also mystic believed that you cannot experience God if a person, is not living within her 5 senses. It was to him that living a Sensual 5 senses life became a prayer itself. In fact, you can be sensual and be cellbate, Something that can baffle most Americans.
Somehow, with the rise of Puritanism and the Industrial Revolution against a Roman, sexuality backdrop, we have somehow, lost our senses,
We all have bodies so somehow, we have been given our bodies as Irenacus suggests with all 5 their senses to use and not leave stagnant, so we need to embrace them to become ALIVE and well.
What is Ignatian Spirituality
"The second-century saint Irenaeus said that “the glory of God is man [and woman] fully alive.” I love this idea and find that it always invites reflection. What does it mean to be fully alive? How well am I doing with that?
One thing I’ve learned is that a big part of being “fully alive” is paying attention. It’s being aware of God’s presence in the present moment, right where I already am. And I’ve found that a good way to cultivate this mindfulness is to pay attention to the five senses.
God speaks to us through what we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. We know this intuitively, but to think about it consciously is a powerful form of prayer……
God meets us where we are, as humans living and breathing and moving in a tangible world, and the five senses are five entry points for God’s love to become known to us."
I found a neat website that I am adding here that sums up my total intension on become Sensual Beings, and it is also contained in the Country Song by Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance" which I believe that our sensuality becomes life's dance. And if we don't dance, we are not truly human.
Solitude, Sensuality and Self-Care
“There was my time to indulge the part of me that wanted to be seen and appreciated as a woman. I’d go about my beauty routines lavishly applying lotions and enjoying the softness of my skin, making eyes at myself. I’d have pretend conversations, smiling and flirting with some imaginary person, driving them crazy with my charm and mystery. Inevitably, at some point I’d turn on music and the private dancing would begin. Behind my closed bedroom door, I was a goddess, completely immersed in my own feminine energy.
While I would have been embarrassed to talk about these antics at the time, I realize now that this kind of indulgence is sacred and it’s incredibly self-soothing. Over time, I got away from myself and started relying on men for everything. To make me feel sexy, happy, interesting, appreciated, whole. There were times I literally begged men to make me feel important, to fix me when I felt broken and rescue me. I forgot how to appreciate my own attention and it took me a long time to return to myself.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the imagination of self-love and how healthy it is to be entertained by yourself. We need to explore all our layers and inspire ourselves and make stuff and dream. When we crave attention, we need to know how to feed that desire with our own details and the sustenance of our own care. So we don’t rely on others to give us what we should first give ourselves.
There is an undeniable connection between imagination and purpose. Whatever it is you find yourself visualizing and needing to express, there is a reason. However many women live inside of you, your imagination can reveal them. Don’t be inhibited with yourself.
I purposely remind myself daily that I am a sensual being, fully capable of pleasing myself. I take time to notice how I touch things and how I move. How I take care of myself and what makes me feel stimulated and alive. How I surround myself with inspiration. No matter what I’m doing, I enjoy my own company. I’m not waiting for someone to see me or fill me, I know how to do it on my own.
When we don’t give ourselves this attention, we can find ourselves doing unhealthy things to get some light from someone else. And oh my God, the things we do, the things we put ourselves through, rather than cultivating what we need to feed ourselves. Start there, in your own space, with an admitted desire for love and attention. Don’t be ashamed of it. Use your imagination to channel your magic and inhabit yourself fully.”
"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
I added the video of the song for you to listen to below.
The Woman's Secret ~ How to Re-Connect to your Body through Motion Therapy ~ which once you get the hang of it, can offer you a more productive and a Happier Life ~ are you interested?
Motion Therapy is a simple concept to explain, but it is not easy to do.
My premise is you doing something as simple as a daily walk in the park, can change your life and it is that simple.
But doing it in nature daily is where it is not so easy and becomes a little sticky.
First of all you need to get on a good pair of walking shoes and go for a walk as often in nature as possible, which is something that is simple but not easy to do.
The reason it is hard is because you already think you know the right way to walk and also the right way to breath because you have been doing these same two practices now for the last X years of your life.
And here is the arm chair shrink telling you right now that everything you learned when you were a teenager was not right. And that he is about to offer you a simple way to totally change your life, and forever.
Many of us will go visit a shrink and pay him a fortune to teach you how to think right, but once you learn this simple method, I believe that your whole life will change, and if yo u are seeing a therapist, you won't have to see him much longer. However, to make it yours, you just have to have the will power to follow it through.
Others will learn how to walk to entice a man using the ideas of a ballroom dancer below, who teaches women, what I have instructed here for FREE. I added links of her program for you to review below where woman pay her to teach them how to walk properly, what I am showing you here. Keep your money in your purse, and use my simple walk in nature program, as my FREE, do it yourself program.
It is because I believe once you learn how to apply motion therapy, most of your mental issues I believe will disappear, and within a few days, weeks or months of constant practice, you will become a whole more productive and happier person. Believe me that is what I have discovered and I am here to share my process with you. Now you know why I said, this method is simply, but not easy to do, because to unlearn and relearn, takes daily practice.
Why did girls learn how to walk with a book on their heads in the old days you might say, which offers you the same effects as walking in nature, In fact, you will experience this same effect as I do applying this same book on your head practice. Here are reasons why even this simple approach works.
The old practice of Walking with a Book or Several Books on your head something we rarely do today
To achieve the best walking techniques you can also:
You mean all it takes is learning how to rewalk and rebreath and your life will change! That is why this is idea so simple, the hard part is consistantly doing it.
But what I have to tell you today, is what you need is someone acting both like a physical therapist, and teach you a better way to walk and a messsage therapist and illustrating to you a better way to breath.
But may I add, that if you will take these two change changes to heart, I promise you that as you take your relearning how to walk and breath simple changes, that I know you can learn to gain a more productive and happier life. I know this because I live this way and have so for most of my life.
I like to talk about the transition of you as a child and now you as an adult. I like to use this analogy because once you became an adult two radical changes took place, the first is that your walking became more machine like, and your breathing became more faint. These are to changes you made which today, makes you less productive and happier than you were during your childhood days.
What you need to change is simple to do, but making that change and making it a habit, is not easy. Believe me, I have talked to many people and many of them take my advice for a few days, and after a little encouragenemt from me, go right back to their old, comfortable ways.
Here are the advantages you will gain once you make these two changes:
1. SelfAcceptance as you relearn how to begin walking and breathing right.
2. Greater Confidence in your stride Many people don't walk confidently because they are moving their bodies wrong.
3. You will gain more charisma, because walking more confidently will improve your social life.
4. You will improve your life balance because walking and breathing deeper will reduce many of your rnegative thought patterns.
5. Your mood will change into a happier and more self-loving person as more serotonin, daily enters your body.
What you are learning to do:
If you have heard about Neuroplasticity, you know that Neuroscience is discovering that how you think, makes a huge difference in how happy you really are. One problem tha tmost of us face, is that we think Tops/down or that we live within the top part of our minds. This part is very competitive and very critical, which I believe creates much of our unhappiness in life.
So just by you changing both your walk and your breathing deeply, will through Neuroplasticity, retrain you into Bottom/up thinking by relearning how to think like you did as a child.
What happens is that the neurons in your brain when you begin to walk and breath this new way will begin at the center of your brain called the hypothalamus and pituitary gland which is a more loving mind, and when you need information you will go up into your minds higher region. But you don't stay in that higher mind region. I also told you that the natural drug of seratonin, is more active in that region often called the LOVE CENTER, of your brain.
When walking this way you are satisfying a more PRIMATIVE part of your brain that is why I often refer to it as PLEASANT WALKING, which is how our ancestors used to walk, and walking this way they were a lot happier people than we are today. When I walk this way serotonin kicks in and my days feel less rushed and a lot happier too. No need taking drugs, when what is available to you each day is this natural high.
But basically, learning how to walk this way will help you think more postive and it will allow you to spend more of your day within that peaceful center region o your brain. In fact, this is the same region that a ferocious mother lion, nurses and loves her baby cub, from this mind center region. That is why walking properly to me is an important mind shift, and is powerful stuff.
So now that I told you how wonderful life for you will become lets let you know what two changes you will have to make.
1. Most of us walk on even ground and we drive as close to the store entrance as we can so we don't have to walk as far. So in walking you walk placing one foot in front of the other. However, whenever you walk or hike in nature you have to change your walking style to accommodatue the rocks and uneven ground. When walking when the grouind is uneven and there are rocks in the path, you have to walk from side to side to gain better balance. What you will also notice is that when you are walking to keep your balance your hips will begin to sway a bit more when walking more side to side.
I found the more I walk in nature the more I gain this same rhythmic way at home. In fact, it looks more like a dance than a walk. Little do people know that you get more of the natural high serotonin, walking this side to side way. That is why the ancients were happier first of all they walked this way and second, they walked more than we do today. They rarely sit which we do too much of in our modern times.
2. Most of us breath from our lungs and don't breath all the way down to our diaphram. As children we breathed all the way down, but once we became adults we got lazy and started to breath shallow. Making this change alone, will create for you a more meditative life.
I added these two links below, one of a video and the other is a website of a ball room dancer teaching women how to walk right and how tp become a more confident person, I added this for you to see that some people are willing to pay money teaching women, how walk properly where you are getting my same information for FREE.
Woman's Secret ~ Getting to Why ~ an Answer to Simon Sinek ~ towards finding our Own Stories; I believe it is HOW every Human Being finds his or her WHY. It must begin with Your HOW.
I am a follower of Simon Sinek. But in a much different way than most of you.
Simon talks a lot about coporations and movements and why and how they succeed.
However, when it comes to true success which each of us is trying to find, it is about internalizing our own WHY's.
We meed to move out of our External worlds, and into a more internal based reason to live and be human. As human being we all need to have a Why to live and breath and care and love one another. We need to wake up to a WHY every day to go about our jobs and careers and raise wonderful families.
Somehow it is the WHY that gets pushed aside in our lives as we try as Simon suggests to get by with the Whats and the Hows of life.
I was watching Bear Gillis in his Running Wild program with Venessa Hudgens last night on air. In fact, their treck was in the Sierra's and the wilderness and that treck he was on, is much like my own and is much like my very own experience, when I do my own daily desert walks.
The success of Gillis' Running Wild series with both celebrites and viewers is that we as humans have this desparate need of dicovering a WHY. We are all human beings everyone of us and I believe nature brings out our WHY more than any other activity we can do. We human's are all Paleo's at heart.
Our WHY is much more basic as human beings than we could ever imagined and it that need is not as complex as we think. It is you BODY as to why you are here, and many of us must rediscover our own bodies, to find our WHYS. That is why nature is a way, to rediscover our STORIES and who we are.
Hudgens and all those celebrities as they participate in "Run Wild" and visit many of these outbacks all over the world, with Gillis are experiencing their ROOTs or there FIRST CHAKRAs, which is a connection with their own bodies or the very source of their life, while each of them are roughing it out in a natural setting.
We all came from the same Palio root stock every human being alive. So whenever we experience our body roots in nature or even watching "Running Wild", it is this SIMPLE BODY experiencing or even a connection with our BODY selves as a viewer, that gives us all JOY. That is why I believe "Running Wild" is so successful. It points to who we are as BODY explorers on a wonderful EARTH. Just hearing the word EARTh, makes me feel happy and warm.
I believe as human beings having a SIMPLE STORY of the HOW to Simek's WHY, gives us human beings a newness of life, even if it is only for a few moments each day.
That is why I believe that Simon Sinek's idea of getting to the WHY must begin with a HOW, and the HOW is all about our SIMPLE stories, and it is about rediscovering of our simple stories and many of us, realizing that we are BODY EXPLORES in this life, while living within it daily, each day.
That is why I journalize when I am on my walks so I can write and rewrite my own human story, just like the early human beings did who put up their pictures on rock, and to express their very essences in picture form, of the stories and the meaings of their lives.
They would also gather around the campfire after a successful hunt, would tell their own personal stories and listen to the stories of their family and friends.
It was their personal stories that was their whys and why they enjoyed their human experiences while being a body on EARTH, that gave them reason to live fully within the cycle of life, from birth, and eventuall to death.
I have a lot of complex things I do with my own work each day. However, it is my Simple story that gets me up each day which is my WHY. And I believe that you and I need to internalize our own stories which may even be a ritual as simple as a daily walk in the park, bicycling to work, or even doing 30 minutes of meditation or yoga a day, revisiting your own body selves each and every day.
Your ROOT Chakra lives DEEPLY inside your body andlike Simek says it is more about BIOLOGY than we could ever imagine. Simek says our WHY's are something larger than rational thought.
He would even be willing to say as I am saying the HOW is it is within the very CORE of your BODY existance and who you are here on Earth. You came here as a BODY and experiencing your BODY SELF fully is the WHY you came to EARTH.
And remembering and experiencing your body CORE existance here each day, creates a newness in life not only to you, but it manifests itself your family, your friends. And being an authentic human being while you live on the wonderful planet called EARTH, breathing your own STORy, is your GIFT you offer to our world.
See Vanessa Hudgens on "Running Wild" with Gillis
Loving Yourself ~ What part does Neuroscience play in Your Discovering Heaven on Earth and How Paleo's can Point the Way
The might seem as if there is method to my madness in explaining the Paleo way of life. Some of you who are less intellectual may feel this is of interest and others who are more intellectual may sense it as a waste to your time. But hold on with any of your judgement at least for a few minutes more.
Furthermore, this discussion today is all about what role Neuroscience plays in explaining the true Paleo lifestyle and how it could help you expience true Heaven on Earth. That idea alone, should keep you reading.
I believe once I put my argument in that direction of How to Experience Heaven on Earth in you body self, Ithen am sure that many of you who think learning about Paleoism might not be a waste of your time and I assure you once you get to the end of this article you will understand why, it won't be.
To get an inkling on Neurscience and brain mapping we have to examine the brain activity of how a modern adult thinks in relationship to how a Paleo adult which I believe their Neuro maps are completely different. Let's use the brain I added above to explain my personal findings.
Us modern man through language and education and after the Industrial revolution evolved from the lower part of the brain and into its upper regions. So our mapping is simply a case of thinking tops (0r living from your upper region and then at times when difficulties arise moving down. Or moving down into the fight and flight region.
"So why is it, that our brains have a such a negativity bias? The reason is quite simple: They’re actually wired to pay more attention to negative experiences. It’s a self-protective characteristic. We are scanning for threats from when we used to be hunter and gatherers. But such vigilance for negative information can cause a narrowing, downward spiral and a negative feedback loop that doesn’t reflect reality."
I was reading an article from a Paleo health advocate and if we look at this article too, who was explaining the power of his Paleo diet on both his body constitution and his health and he made an interesting statement that told me that outside of diet, he didn't know one iotta of the consistancy of a Paleo's life.
Apparently the story goes that he was in the military in afghanastan and his version of a Paleo's life was as his own in war. Or just as this article relates that the Hunter-Gather was always in search of threats. I disagree with both of these ideas on how Paleo's lived.
In fact this past soldier said in examinng what a Paleo lifestyle might be like is that they lived life between boredom and panic. As soon as I heard that statement I realized that he knew nothing about how a Paleo man or woman lived. For I believe that according to Neuroscience, a Paleo lives in another part of his or her brain than in constant bordom to panic.
I believe that when you were a child you lived more as how a Paleo lived, which is more of a Bottoms up approach. One easy way to see how this works, is watch your pooch. Most dogs are naturally happy and occassionally when a stranger comes to the door is when the dogs fight or flight mechanism is restored.
Where a child, or a dog or even a Paleo living a less complex life and more from one's reptilian lower portion of your brain which is often called your brain stem and occasionally moving up to gain some needed rational thought. Rational thinking to a Paleo was like a tool that you use now and again, but he lived unlike the modern man, who lives continually within his critical mind.
Take a child for example. They are living within pleassure and occassionally when difficulties arise they experience pain. If you think about it that too is how Paleos lived. They lived from pleasure and occassionally when met by the tiger experienced pain or the fight or flight mechanism which would kick in.
What happened to man over time is that once we learned language and we gained a more complex life, we found ourselves moving from the lower regions up to the top of the brain as we left our child like life behind. The difference was that because the Paleo life was much simpler, they never migrated up to the top. So most of them remained in what I would infer as a child, in a more pleasurable part of their brain, which was and extension of their bodies.
So Ibelieve after doing my walks for years, and through Neuro plasticity which means, remapping my brain to one that is more similar to that of how a Paleo thinks is where I have been able to network my own mind, through many months to even years of long nature walks,
So how can we become more positive this articles suggests.
"Indeed, it’s quite simple: We can harness the brain’s plasticity by training our brain to make positive patterns more automatic. When we practice looking for and being more aware of positive aspects of life, we fight off the brain’s natural tendency to scan for and spot the negatives. Naturally we bring ourselves into better balance."
Why is Neuro plasticity so important? It is that you too can rewire your brains too as I have done. And you might think your brain is hard wired and cannot change as a top down thinker, which by the way is a more critical mind set and when criticism becomes your way of life, happiness flees away. So that is why a happy child who becomes an adult, moves out from his or her happy mind.
What my long walks have done is remap my way of thinking back to how Paleo's thought and how children think which is bottoms up.
To know how it works, simply watch how a child play. When they move they move pleasurably as they walk and as they run. That is what I have learned from my own walks, that it is in motion and pleasure therapy, rather than cognative therapy, that I experience pleasure because of the endorphones I experience both during and after my long walks. P
leasure is experience on my walks because as I go on those walks, I am rewiring through Neural plasticity my neural networks from Top down which is the critical mind to the a more pleasurable creative divergent Bottoms up mind, one that is more accepting and more tolerant, more willing to change and a more pleasurable part of my brain.
"We are basically trying to find an undiscovered path that if walked once, makes us happy. The path being the synaptic connections in our brain. And then, because we enjoy it, we go along that path, hundreds and hundreds of times. Slowly a track forms and becomes very clear and easier to walk every time."
That is how I have learned through Neural plasticity of rewiring my brain from Top down to one that is more Bottoms up and more Paleo, is how I have experienced even today, more Heaven on Earth.