Stretching and breathing
Everywhere you’d go, people would call you the sunshine because they’d see something shining in you. A good mood maybe? Courageousness, being lifted up? A glowing tone? It’s a fact when everything glows and shines on you when concentrating on your body, mind and spirit. Well, because of doing exercise or in love maybe? It can occur that shaping your body can also trigger the opposite as well, meaning suddenly you can be in rare position not believe in yourself anymore when getting unexpected wrong results. Because otherwise fact is, life can be as naughty as dwelling into dark night with intoxicating ‘wrong habits’ combining with body shape unexpected decline. And a nightingale must boost you up ten thousand times over and over again with rosary prayers and guiding to discourage inappropriate ways. Creepy persons around can be masters ‘discrediting the good way’ and how would you protect yourself when suddenly situations start discouraging. You have to figure it out by yourself and decide firmly who’s leading your life. You don’t need big studies to self-realize and to structure your life accordingly- at least try out something that comforts gradually.
The easy risking technique is starting with using your breath. Firmly that. Get to release stress and cultivate a self-constructive mind and be reliant to everything you do to add thoughts of love. The technique of the breathing system can be practised while included exercising, loving a person, eating your breakfast, sitting still, and so on.
Many times during my living as therapist I’ve met people during the practice of bodyworks and while in short conversations, one way or other the breathing system comes to attention, because soon it is then noticed the shallow breathing. Since noticing a big gap not practicing it, I started introduced sessions with stretching and breathing starting 2001. Easy instruction and importance of right breathing changes a person’s ability to feel good of its self worth. There are widely and diverse ways exploring breathing system ways nowadays. The ones involved in diverse techniques since the 60’s are the masters like a close Yogi family friend visiting at our home in Curacao. This involvement with families’ meditation sessions and stretching exercises is the strengthened backbone in further life connected to right breathing system. That’s where the interest started developing. While in Holland end of 60’s starting 70’s I picked up more on self-realization exercises from different studies in lightning city of Eindhoven and every aspects to do with holistically improvements I’d follow. But the cruel side of life will be a test as well as to how well you can distinguish situations to deal with.
On proceeding with meditations and balancing the diet that came more on foreground until later in 70’s, making acquaintance with organizations called ‘Onze wereld’ and involving with Dutch student groups living on Community farms introducing biological growth and macrobiotic food and recipe, this knowledge continues to Improve and meet other attentive happenings. Like learning how farms in Latin America where exploitated and badly payed. But the world got worse and we include now child trafficking and lots more. So in Holland those days, trusting organizations were selling Latin products like Guatemalan Coffee and provided direct contact for better treatment or demanded more attention to the farmers’ landowners that were being exploited by rich capitalism. It never has an end, unless unified we can change the world. But we have to change ourselves personally as well.
Proceeding on my path, I stumbled on one particular organization I started believing in making sense. It concerned the interest for secretion system – most of all the gland system and breathing techniques from old Egyptian practices introduced by Dr. Zar-Adusht Hanish- founder from old days religious movement ‘Mazdaznan’-(these practises were since pharaoh time). These were and are health revival exercises and integrated in my former and further practices including Yoga, Reiki, Shiatzu and other bio energy systems into one integrated program. A personal rhythmical stretch and breathing system came out of these. It concerned an overall self-realization method starting with yourself and on long run with others to connect when occasion occur. The big sweet apple out of the tasting is the behavioral attitude that everyone needs to deal with is change own (old) bad habits.. First place to start is how you release your breath at all times while change usual bad diet and intimately become self-aware spiritually by connecting with love. Frustrations can come right after triggered by outside events, but gradually you will overcome.
Finally with tasting another skill – the Performing Arts than Visual Arts/Photography included Textile studies in Holland, I put as final interest and still not totally because creative writing came along there after. Coaching my endeavors went alongside these times. In the 80’s I found ‘Touch for Health’ and Muscle testing when pendeling between Holland – Curacao and Bonaire. Kinesiology was somewhat including in the studies. The practical side fitted well until practicing more on the Arts on the islands was financially necessary and alternative healing had few interest those days. Now its overwhelmingly crowded with eat&sleep bad or eat&sleep right. Halfway 90’s the ‘giving light’ method came into my world in unexpected way, guess still searching. It came to be Mahikari-practicing in Miami- a Japanese healing practice resolving clutter from the inner body and then around millennium the introduction of Reiki.
Through economical situation nearing millenium, I thought of change my slight position in Arts and added massage therapist studies at Massage Institute. My further life was rescued financially to keep up my arts, creative writings and healing self practises. Afterwards Reiki self mastering this skill at Piramidtop in Curacao and all was completed while Arts and Therapies kept me busy and secondly combining Healing and Arts turned in coaching kids alternative programs to uplift next to stretching and breathing in private session.
The youth becomes very important nowadays to visualize upon their intelligently functioning attitude and outcomes. Especially with technology we ask questions next to see bullying attitudes – anger, immorality, undepressure causes and so forth. And introducing a therapeutic method inside the arts gives satisfaction while it need to materialize well to make capacities work for their talents. Included is the use of good breathing at all times for good functioning of attitude and uplifting behavior where there is no doubt about.
Coming to the Pituitary producing hormone Gland (Hypophysis), this does the most important work for overall health and its task is to regulate each gland hormones and bloodstream. When becoming familiar with gland exercises, you can develop self-awareness, acceptance and rejuvenation. Going about creating a career is not the only self functioning healing ability. But also capabilities, behaviors and correct judgements for a functioning life is herewith necessary.
The Pituitary Gland in the brain, is a small endocrine gland – a tiny structure like a big pea on the side-part of head. It navigates substances and regulates like the thyroid (schildklier) untill the lower parts of estrogen/progesterone produce. That’s why the necessity using good breathing system, let a washing machine optimize cleanliness in your body through triggering of these glands. So also your inner self gets upboosted, but not with the habit of excessive alcohol and drugs. These weary away your anxiety but by touching the natural structure and goodwill to self-awareness means, to be self-aware. Sense the nervous system functioning – become vigilant regarding the in-and outer secretion and master the breathing techniques to realize good functioning of body, mind and spirit. The good advice how to breathe came a long way in different TIMES to every other people and gratefulness is required. The Diaphragmatic breathing system (onderlijf diagram)-Effective breathing for back pains, for depressiveness, toxic exposures, virus , and even for victims after national disaster and violence, all this can change with respect and beneficial order.
Breathe and Heal.
To integrate body, mind and spirit in scary danger and because of bad social systems in societies and political attitudes, we need to be resilient bold for living change. Certain religion believes that Yoga exercises -a simple Eastern pattern in health strategy – is witchcraft. But through (Yogic) stretch and breathing system people have been cured. Many live with short breath and when stress comes along there is haste to breathe. Hollow and breathing through the mouth can sicken. Bacteria overrule us, making us to adapt to strong medicines. So we must act.
Exercise: What to do when confronting argument or aggression if you see that it leads to nowhere. Breathing exercises will do the work while you’re on such discussion. It will help a lot. Through calmly breathe in long strokes and then out, will bring your mind on a level of awareness. The nervous system will come to equilibrium through pay attention to your breathing. It will canalize in accordance to the trigger follow-up of the hypophysis in the brain areas. It’s a kind of web structure to communicate through trigger system and nurses the energy supply to other glands and nervous system like an engine does in a car sending the fuel through electrical currents to get to drive. First attention goes to the brain structure for mindful awareness and then to feed other parts like thymus gland (bortbeen), gland at solar plexus, sex gland, adrenal gland (bijnier) these principle ones. Our enduring life depends on good functioning of the gland system- distributing and interacting. to prevent having bad moods, chronical illness, like shivers and rheumatism and even severe sicknesses. Old age symptoms can be controlled only by deep breathing and with rhythmic measuring exercises./. The magnetic fluid in nerve system will be better controlled.
So with perhaps confronting a harsh boss always think himself super hero, keep the mind calm and do these simple breathing exercises. No one needs to notice what you are doing at particular moment. Stay relaxed but you are vigilant to the conversation that is getting on between the two of you. Breathe in while your shoulders stay relaxed and not strained. Downwards them and a little to the back and let the neck stay released as well. Prevent double chin. Breathe in through your nose of course and fill your belly button by expanding your breast slight. Fill it with air (un-noticed )until let it slowly pass up to fill the lungs as well and expand the lungs somewhat, so the air gets everywhere in there (a straight comfortable back). Try calmly and rhythmically count to 7 when breathe in, than breathe out slowly with mouth closed until 7, than again inhale and if you can add up more counts, you go 8 than 9 until maybe 15 to 16 counts, even 20.(when alone you rbeathe out through mouth with under-broking breath to do once a while). It depends how good you can hold doing this breathing. Breathe out and easily control the shoulders to stay down and released, while the chest stays lifted up and the tummy (belly) goes slowly in (every drop air gets out). After some counts in and out, you approximately inhale again and when with exhaling you let the air out through the mouth for a long last time. When no one is there you can do it a little more harshly. Train yourself early morning on the bed, in the shower and so on.
So in meantime confronting a harsh person – you will sense the right answers or questions to give. Because in your rest position you can handle mostly everything. A promptly adequate awareness comes to mind to confront the situation in an appropriate way so you can question reasonably. Soon you’ll see the other person in front of you calm down as well. So keep training and exercising this. Sometimes people get chest pains, not for long. Go on a rhythm and repeatedly. You’ll manage on the long run. And no hurry, but calm. Take your time. Stretch long if suddenly you need to do this after a few minutes when ready.
Asyla ten Holt
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