SparkPeople Mend Your Mind/Body Connection Team Messageboard Healing ourselves with the use of mind/body therapies such as meditation, chakra work, massage, reiki, yoga, etc...All are welcome! SparkPeople Mend Your Mind/Body Connection Team Messageboard Daily 1 card draw Doing the daily foundation is a challenge, and more so for me since I tend to go very deep. So I wanted to add in 1 card draw... and then focus on the concept. There isn't a question, it is more to help explore the concept of the card, the words, images and feelings that come up with the card. <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jan 2016 15:45:30 EST What are your favorite Holiday traditions? Let's share what traditions, rituals, activities we love to do/participate with during the Holiday Season. <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucia Day, Advent wreaths, Hanukkah, Yule? Winter Solstice, Christmas....? <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:59:29 EST Crystals for meditation What crystals do you like to use for meditation? What about for aligning your chakras? Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:53:31 EST Let's get this group kick started! This is a group that is needed. It's hard to find like minded people interested in energy therapies such as reiki, crystals and such. Your chakra "system" is as important as your respiratory or digestive system and must be maintained regularly if not daily. <BR> <BR> I'll try to get this group resuscitated. <BR> <BR> Namaste Sat, 14 Nov 2015 09:09:29 EST You can heal your life I created a Spark team by this name. The "You can heal your life" team is based on my viewpoint that the unhappiness in our lives is often caused not by the events in our lives, but by negative thoughts brought on by these events, some of which occurred early in our lives. My feeling is that we often are defeated by bad thoughts that have been wired in our subconscious mind. I am seeking to clear my mind of unhealthy thoughts which tend to prevent me from reaching my goals, such as "I am not... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 08:48:37 EST Daily Practice Does anyone have a specific daily ritual/practice that they do for mind/body wellness? <BR> I am thinking of something like meditation, deep breathing, prayer.....etc. <BR> I would be interested in knowing what people do and how it works for them. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:53:33 EST Chakras What is the method you are using to determine the strength of your chakras? <BR> Also, which chakra needs to be cleared? Does a weak chakra strength mean the chakra has stuck energy? What is a good source for learning about chakras? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:49:46 EST My Family Needs Help I am pregnant with my third. I lost my job in September, and my unemployment claim has been denied (trying to appeal). I struggle with mental illness and a personality disorder. Add being pregnant, and finding work has gotten really difficult. <BR> We are trying to get my mother moved back out to our area for mutual support - she is on disability, but could help us out both financially (a bit) and with childcare and moral support. We have room for her in our basement, but it needs a bit of wo... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:11:15 EST Just wondering... about letting go and trust I read this quote by Deepak Chopra today... <BR> <BR> "Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it. Let go and it will be yours forever." <BR> <BR> I'm struggling for quite a long time already with 'letting go' - someone who was very dear to me let me down badly. <BR> People keep telling me 'to let it go' but somehow I can't, so far. I keep thinking about it. Some days I want to '... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 03:44:55 EST Greetings! Uhm, I am never very good at introductions or even sure what to I'll just blabber a bit =) I'm a mother of 2 boys, an american expat living in Sweden and with the move to here, I started a very, very long road of healing and my physical well being is one of those things that I'm trying to take care of. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok...well...Nice to meet you all! <em>41</em> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:51:56 EST New here Good morning, I have not been on Spark People in months. I was browsing and this id definitely the team for me. I am 60 years young., have been married for 40 years. I start every morning with Yoga, and meditation. I babysit for my 5 grandchildren daily ages 9,8,6,5,15 mo. and we do Yoga together each morning before the older ones get on the bus. I lost 20 lbs. on Weight Watchers last year and in 6 months I have put it back on. I am reading about eating more protein, but since I don't eat m... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:25:23 EST Paintings Hello, I am new hear, I do believe this is a place for me. I do pcyhic painting. Meditate. an really enjoy peacefulness. Sat, 18 May 2013 09:52:06 EST Just joined the team :D Hi Everybody! <BR> I am so happy I found this team. I already found a couple of great links with some guided meditations and found one I really like. I have got myself on track with clean eating and exercising 6 days a week. I have been wanting to start meditating for a really long time and had recently found a meditation book that came with a guided meditation CD. I have been meditating with the CD for about 2 weeks now. I have yet to try meditating on my own. I guess I haven't felt safe if ... Tue, 14 May 2013 21:32:42 EST Hello from Toronto! I just joined this team! Hi everyone, I have just joined this team. I am thrilled to find this team, as although I have been very interested in the whole self (mind/body etc.) and have been on a health and wellness journey, I feel I need to focus more on this and prioritize it in my life and each day otherwise I will keep struggling with my weight loss goals. <BR> <em>88</em> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:15:53 EST Hello everyone! My name is Lacey and I live in the suburbs of Chicago. I have been receiving acupuncture and reiki treatments for about 6 months. On Friday night I was talking to the woman who does my treatments about getting attuned so that I could practice on myself because of all the health issues I've been having. She said I can do that for you and the treatment itself really made me feel different this time. So today is my second day of my 21 day practice on myself and getting in touch with how to d... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:19:37 EST Good day from Texas Hope you are all well. To be honest I am trying to become more connected with my spirituality and remain on the positive plane of life in general. I know that at the end of 2012, we did not incur the 'end of the world' as we know it, but incurred the beginning of a new spiritual era that I am fascinated in learning more about. I am delighted to find this group and hope to learn more! Thanks all! <BR> <BR> Peace light and love, <BR> <BR> Dom Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:05:17 EST REQUEST PLEASE Good Afternoon team........ <BR> I had the Endoscopy and Colonoscopy this morning and had 3 stomach and 5 colon biopsies. I wont have results for a couple weeks due to holiday. YUK! <BR> Pray that the results are all negative please. <BR> Any info on mind/body connection that might help would be appreciated... <BR> Thanks <BR> Michael Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:07:26 EST A New Hope... Hi there. Like many people I am not new to trying to lose weight. Over the years I've lost and gained more than I want remember. Now I am the heaviest I have ever been and realizing this must stop. I remember saying by the time I'm 30 I will be slim and feeling great. Instead I went deeper into depression and gained what I wanted to lose. Now closing in on my 40th birthday I have not changed in the way I wanted to. <BR> <BR> At this point in my life I am in a place mentally that feels wonde... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:36:46 EST Hello from Hot Springs Just joined . . . again - was off for two years during a move. Working to improve my mind, body and spirit. Spent too long after important people in my life passed away. Sitting behind a desk working on the computer did not help. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:27:32 EST Hello and Blessed be My name is Katie. I have been with SP for awhile but never really used it until I felt that I needed the extra support in my weight loss journey. I am married and have a wonderful hubby and we have a 10 year old girl. I have been on my path now for 4 years. I feel so much more comfortable with my beliefs now than I ever have. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know everyone!! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:28:55 EST Thank You Bright Blessings <BR> <BR> Thank you to everyone who signed up for a free reading. Working on the S/P readings today. So watch your mail box. <BR> <BR> I do free readings at another website too, so that is why it is taking so long. <BR> <BR> If you signed up for a reading and didn't indicate which reading you wanted 7 card Chakra or 5 Card Pentacle, I'll do a 5 Card Pentacle reading for you. <BR> <BR> Thank you so much for requesting a reading. I'll post again when I'll do free re... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:11:53 EST Perspective <BR> Pioneering doctor Patch Adams used humor to help people to regain perspective. His story was made famous in the movie Patch Adams, where his character was played by Robin Williams. One of my favorite scenes is when Patch is in hospital himself and a fellow patient teaches Patch a lesson in perspective. The patient holds up Patch’s hand and asks how many fingers he sees. <BR> <BR> Arthur; How many do you see? <BR> <BR> Patch; There are four fingers, Arthur. <BR> <BR> Arthur; No, no, n... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:30:41 EST I'm new .. new on the team, not to SP :) <BR> The reason I joined this specific team is because the time has come for me to heal the wound left by the traumatic birth of my baby son 6 months ago, to mend my mind / body connection and feel whole again. <BR> Short version of the birth is : c-section, severe hemorrage and fighting really hard to stay here and not leaving my four kids orphans. I bled internally so all the blood clotted into a massive hematoma which compressed pretty much everything in my... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:55:22 EST Readings from the Reading Room Post your request here if you would like a Tarot reading other than the Beltane reading. Let me know if you would like an email or have the reading posted here. Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:12:40 EST Sign up List for Beltane Tarot Readings Sign up here for Beltane Seven Card Chakra or Five Card Pentacle Reading. Indicate which one you would like. Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:24:02 EST Sign UP List For Beltane Readings Sign up at the Tarot Forum below. <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:14:30 EST Seven Card Chakra Reading for Beltane How about treating yourself to a Seven Card Chakra Reading? The reading is free, just sign up at the "Sign Up for Chakra Reading" Posting. <BR> <BR> The results can be emailed to you or posted here. <BR> <BR> I have used this spread numerous times in the past with positive results. <BR> <BR> I also have a 5 Card Pentacle reading. Just indicate which one you would like. <BR> <BR> The deadline to sign up for readings is April 14, 2011, so the readings can be done for you by Beltane. ... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:11:54 EST Namaste I'm new Hi everyone my name is Elvie. I am a cancer survivor and have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes. I joined Sparkpeople again this time with focus and determinationa. I am recouping my health with the change of my diet. I have incorporated exercise and it has made a world of difference. I have been interested in all things spiritual for the last 20 years. I have lost touch with the spiritual side of my life and I want to get it back. My spirit yearns to meditate and to touch the innter real... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:45:19 EST Hi! Hi everyone, I'm new. Just wanted to say hi, this looks like a really cool team. I hope to learn some new things, and meet some new friends! <em>334</em> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:01:56 EST glad to be here :) Hi everyone, I'm new, to the team & Spark. I find meditation and chakra work very helpful and interesting, so I'm glad to have found a place where I can meet others who are interested in the same and we can talk about it. Also, thank you Pam for the sunshine goodie. <em>213</em> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:20:52 EST Guided meditation Greetings from Tucson! <BR> I am wondering if anyone can suggest some guided meditations that have been helpful to them. I do yoga nidra and meditate but am needing some new inspiration. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Shar <BR> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:51:52 EST new to the team :) Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Heather. I'm 31 and I live in Maine. I'm a wife and a mom of 3. I'm not new to sparks but I'm searching for a team who shares my interests in connecting with my spiritual self. <BR> This weight loss journey seems different from all the rest. I always did believe in God, but I wasn't very religious nor do I attend church. <BR> Just before the beginning of this year I prayed to God, asking him to guide me on this journey. This is something that never occurre... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:35:24 EST Great Book!!! Reiki-Without Rules by Keith Beasley Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:02:48 EST Hello all! I am glad to have found this group. <BR> <BR> I have been into crystals, Reiki, meditation, Cranio-Sacral therapy, Chakra balancing, and the like for several years. They have helped me along my journey tremendously! <BR> <BR> I am not religious, but Spiritual. I pray to the entire Universe and I if a truth resonates with me from a particular religion, I consider it. <BR> <BR> I hope that I can make new friends while here, sharing/giving to one another. <BR> <BR> Warm Regards, <BR> Wanda Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:01:01 EST Casein and Cancer Link? Is anyone here familiar with The China Study? <BR> <BR> I am looking for people familiar with it to discuss the findings. Or anyone who is interested in the area <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749727 </link> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:46:08 EST Hi, another newbie Just checking in, hi to you all. <BR> My name is Sylvia. I am a psychic healer, and am drawn to people's pages, and often get messages from my Angels to try to help in some way. <BR> I try and meditate every day. Yes, I drink about 1 and a half to 2 litres of water per day. I have lost 19 kilos in my weight loss journey. I started my journey in Sept 2010, and lost that weight by October 2011. I still need to lose at least another 10 kilos, but I am stuck at the moment. I lost the weight by g... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:01:17 EST Hi from a New Member Hello everyone! I saw this team on the page of one of my friends, and I thought this is a good space to be. I am on a journey to figure out what it is inside of me that keeps me from being successful with a diet and exercise program. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you. <BR> <BR> Lisa Sat, 11 Feb 2012 09:05:42 EST Question or Thought of the Day <em>38</em> <em>434</em> <em>214</em> <em>204</em> <em>214</em> <em>26</em> <em>29</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Starting a new thread to get us thinking, contemplating, and maybe even talking...Keep it going! <BR> <BR> Ok, so I confess I found this quote/question on a canister of Organic India Tulsi tea; but, it is an issue that I have often struggled with...Here it is... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> "When perfection exists as the nature of your Heart, why do you lose your composure by ... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:45:23 EST Meditation Challenge Good evening! I was going thru email and found that I had received an invitation to another of the Chopra Centers free 21 day Meditation Challenges. It begins on February 20 and is absolutely free! You receive daily emails with the link to the day's guided meditations; I have really enjoyed these in the past. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to the registration page if you are interested: <BR><BR>rs/MEDITATION_WINTER_2012/register.asp <BR> <BR> Namaste! <BR>... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:54:08 EST Who is doing the 2011 Great Release Challenge? I am Fri, 2 Dec 2011 15:08:55 EST Keeping this Team UP and Going Let's keep this team up and going! <BR> <BR> There is a lot of Mind/Body information to be shared. You never know who might benefit from the information you share, or what you make gain from shared information, not to mention being a member of this team. <BR> <BR> Hope to see everyone posting more!!!!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 19:41:58 EST Laughter Improves Our Health Here are some interesting articles for studies on how laughter improves our overall health and various health conditions. Mind-Body medicine is so widely accepted in mainstream western medicine now compared to when I first got started in the 80's that it never fails to amaze me how far and how fast we've come! <BR> Laugh a day keeps the doctor away <em>246</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:28:17 EST Mind-Body Connection: How Stress Makes You Fat <link><BR>ss-cause-weight-gain </link> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:36:54 EST Sorry The last two weeks have been utter hell on me, and I have not felt equal to much of any task that was not a pressing need. I have fallen down on the job as an admin for this team, and I feel badly for my abandonment. It seems as though things will calm down, so I should be able to jump back on the bandwagon here. I hope everyone is well and busily striving toward their goals. Its good to be back. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 08:58:16 EST I'm New Here Want to say Hi. Trying to get familiar with the message boards. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:00:21 EST New to the team I'm a Massage Therapist and Reiki Master looking to get back on track with my health...both mind and body. <BR> <BR> Birds flying high <BR> You know how I feel <BR> Sun in the sky <BR> You know how I feel <BR> Reeds driftin' on by <BR> You know how I feel <BR> It's a new dawn <BR> It's a new day <BR> It's a new life <BR> For me <BR> And I'm feeling good <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 23:28:59 EST Statement of Intention I believe that articulating goals, plans and intentions helps reinforce them. <BR> With a new thread, I would like to encourage all members to state (or re-state) your intentions as both a Spark*People member, and as a member of this group. <BR> <BR> I believe that spiritual, physical and emotional health and well-being are intrinsically linked. You cannot have one without the other two. My intention here is to adopt a lifestyle of health and wellness for myself, and to lead my family by exa... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 06:57:29 EST Hi there! Not exactly a newbie to the weight loss thing. I've been doing this since last year. I've lost 80 lbs so far and am working toward more. Inch by inch, baby. <BR> I was introduced to your community by a friend on FB and shortly after logging found what a valuable tool it was. So I'm excited to hear bout your journeys and to have this community behind me as I continue my own. I'll be off line the next few days as I am going to the tough mudder event in WI (just to take pics this time). B... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 05:26:58 EST Team Leader Hi! <BR> Because I believe that teams like this one are important, I have opted to become a team leader here. <BR> I wanted to briefly introduce myself and encourage everyone to say Hi! <BR> <BR> Namaste! Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:23:16 EST Theme Song - You and Your Heart I think the song "You and Your Heart" could be the theme song of this group!! <BR> <BR><BR>4Q <BR> <BR> There's a link to the video on YouTube. <BR> <BR> "You and your heart shouldn't feel so far apart. You can choose what you take. Why you gotta break and make it feel so hard?" <BR> <BR> Just reminds me to stay connected, be aware, and maintain my power to choose. Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:04:44 EST Keeping the Group Alive If the reason this group is shutting down is that there is no group leader, I am willing to step into that role - if those still active in this group would like to keep the group alive. I think its probably an important group to have - and I don't think any one of us would have joined if we didn't recognize the importance of the Mind/Body connection. <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 13:33:39 EST New Member Namaste All, <BR> <BR> My name is Celeste. I am 25 and reside in Washington state. <BR> <BR> I just SparkPeople to help heal my mind, my body, and my spirit. It is time to close wounds that have been destroying me for years. <BR> <BR> I am a practicing Pagan who is interested in learning more about Meditation and how it can be used to bring healing and tranquility into my life. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> <BR> Celeste Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:22:38 EST We need to get together! Hi <BR> I am new to spark people and found this team. I see that not much is going on. I am a certificed sound healer, a vibro-acoustic harp therapy practitioner and a certified clinical musician. I work with sound, energy and chakra's.. I see that there are alot more of us on the spark people pages.. I would love to meet you! YAHOO!! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 17:47:14 EST hello Everybody! I'm new to SparkPeople and have never used a site like this (including forums, blogs, message boards, etc). I am very excited to meet everyone and share inspiration and a sense of community with all of you. Have a wonderful day and congratulations on all of your successes. : ) <BR> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 04:37:26 EST New Member I have just joined the team. I strongly believe that the power of our mind greatly affects what takes place in our body. To deny this fact, hinders us from attaining enlightenment. Once we acknowledge this connection between mind and body, the light comes on and illuminates everything and everyone. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 22:22:31 EST vispassana meditation hey everyone, <BR> <BR> i am new to this message board. <BR> <BR> i just completed the 10 day vispassana meditation course in s. georgia. has anyone here done that? <BR> <BR> linda Wed, 12 May 2010 15:34:13 EST Hi, I am new here Hi, I am Bea. I am 36 and I just joined this website tonight. I need a lot of motivation to stay on any kind of fitness plan. It seems like I am starting to loose a grip on some of my healthy habits that I lived easily only a few years ago. I know what I want but I just need help getting there again. <BR> <BR> A few years ago I lost 85 pounds which put me at an adult all time low of 155 starting from my all time high weight of my whole life, 240(ish). Two years later and now I am hove... Sun, 9 May 2010 00:28:03 EST i'm new to you hello...i just joined your team and am ready to begin my journey into health, peace, and happiness. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 07:03:39 EST Hello Everyone Hi everyone, I am new to sparkpeople and this group. My name is Eddie. Looking forward to meeting everyone in this group. It seems very interesting. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 22:00:37 EST Hi From Australia This is day 3 and so far so good. I have been over weight since having my son in '89. I had always felt a disconnection from source and an unworthiness in everything that I had attempted to achieve. <BR> <BR> My new mantra is 'I am ready , willing and able to eat healthily and exercise regularly know that I am loved by and connected to source', I am feeling the shift since I began this affirmation a week ago and was delighted when I stumbled across Sparks a few days ago. Divine sincronicity ... Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:05:32 EST GREEN QUEEN I've just started a group for all 'green' minded people. <BR> <BR> The idea is to share tips & experiences & bring up issues related to the environment & environmentalism. <BR> <BR> I'll be sharing green cleaning & gardening tips, herbal remedies, recycling etc. <BR> <BR> If you're interested please come along & have a look <BR> <BR> Teresa <BR> xxx <BR> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 12:36:50 EST Stimulating the Chakras With Food Hi, everyone. I was reading Chakra Workbook by Pauline Wills yesterday and found the following excerpt interesting: "To stimulate any of the chakras' colours with food, you need to eat food of the opposite colour in the spectrum. The reason for this is that yellow food absorbs light from all colours of the spectrum except yellow, which it reflects. Therefore, to work with the yellow of the Manipura chakra, you need to eat foods with a violet skin because these foods have ABSORBED yellow ligh... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 14:28:47 EST Hello! Hi I am new to the group and I am looking forward to all the things I can learn here. Plus being surrounded by people that are also trying to make their life better I a great feeling. I have been trying to figure out who I am and thought that if I was to find a balance in my life things would be better. I also am bipolar so that is a big obstacle in my life to be more balanced. I am happy to be here. Tue, 30 Jun 2009 00:01:29 EST Guided Meditations I LOVE Doreen Virtue's Chakra Clearing meditations. I listen to the morning one at least once a week and the evening one whenever I'm having trouble letting go of the day's emotional charge. Does anyone else like guided meditations or have any to recommend? Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:08:11 EST Hi From Evelyn Hi, everyone. I just joined this group. It's generally always true for me that if I start the day off present and centered, most things fall into place without too much fight. I hope this group will help keep me balanced! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> <BR> Evelyn <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:14:38 EST Hi I am new to the board. I look foward to meeting you all. Mon, 8 Jun 2009 23:55:35 EST We are repeating Root I was sick and out of commission for most of this focus. I do not see reports from others and we have a bunch of new members. so, we are staying here for at least another week, to give everyone a chance to work on this important chakra. Please read the posts to gather info on the root. <BR> <BR> hugs, <BR> zo Mon, 8 Jun 2009 01:44:35 EST Daily Tao meditaion 1 <BR> BEGINNING <BR> This is the moment of embarking, <BR> All auspicious signs are in place. <BR> <BR> In the beginning, all things are hopeful. We prepare ourselves to start anew. Though we may be intent on the magnificent journey ahead, all things are contained in this first moment: our optimism, our faith, our resolution, our innocence. <BR> <BR> In order to start, we must make a decision. This decision is a commitment of daily self-cultivation. We must make a strong connection to our ... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 15:59:02 EST New to the team Hi all, <BR> <BR> New to the team so though I should drop a hi in here. Don't really have anything else to say a this time, still looking through all the post and info for sparks as well as this team. <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 May 2009 12:46:19 EST new here Hi all, I'm new. Just looking through all the meditations, they look great Sun, 24 May 2009 09:57:31 EST A Parting Meditation-for Michelle and others A Parting <BR> <BR> Close your eyes and picture yourself walking. You are strong and sturdy as you proceed down the path. You enjoy the scenery along each side of the path. Now imagine the person you have been arguing with walking beside you on the path. You walk together peacefully, enjoying each other's company. Eventually you come to a fork in the path. One way is marked clearly for you, the other for the other person. Say what you would say to them, in parting, not knowing if your paths... Sun, 24 May 2009 04:01:37 EST Chakra Meditation Focus: Root- 5/24/09 - 6/7/09 Below I have listed some information about the root chakra, as well as some information to be used in this and the future focuses. Please read through it, and ask any questions, you might have. <BR> <BR> Color: Red <BR> Sanskrit: Muladhara <BR> Sanskrit Translation: Root Support <BR> Symbol: Square <BR> Petals: 4 <BR> <BR> Location: Perineum between sexual organs and anus <BR> <BR> Mode: Survival <BR> State: Groundedness <BR> Action: I am Here <BR> <BR> Summ... Sun, 24 May 2009 03:51:44 EST In preparation for our next focus. I went to eclectic energies and took the chakra test, I would appreciate it if each of you would do so also. I am posting my results, again you do not have to post if you do not want to. <BR> <BR> Root: under-active (-50%) <BR> Sacral: over-active (75%) <BR> Navel: over-active (88%) <BR> Heart: over-active (100%) <BR> Throat: over-active (75%) <BR> Third Eye: over-active (100%) <BR> Crown: open (50%) <BR> <BR> As you can see I am way out of balance and I can feel it everyday when I d... Sat, 16 May 2009 00:30:44 EST Elemental Meditation: Focus-Earth 5/10 - 5/24 Earth is were your connection to this world is. It is how and where you ground yourself to the here and now. It is motherhood and the seasons. It is logic and common sense. It is strength. This is where internal peace is found, where you connect with the Earth and all its inhabitants. It is the perfect culmination of our elemental journey. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> I posted a grounding meditation in the meditation forum, for anyone who is interested. <BR> <BR> joy and life, <BR> Zo Sat, 9 May 2009 16:39:50 EST Earth Grounding Meditation Begin this grounding meditation by standing on the Earth. Stand to your full height. Take a deep breath, hold it, then let it go. Do this again, and let it go with a gusty sigh. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Feel your feet on the ground. Notice how your weight is distributed on them: left and right, heel and ball, insides and outsides. What does the ground feel like beneath you? <BR> <BR> Notice your breath. Imagine sending your breath down through your body, down your legs, and out through your f... Sat, 9 May 2009 16:22:06 EST Listen To Yourself Listen to Yourself <BR> <BR> Sit quietly in the dark. Close your eyes. Even your breathing. One by one let the thoughts leave your mind, until you are just sitting there in the dark with your eyes closed. Taking your receptive hand, which for me is my non-dominant hand, place the index and middle finger at the edge of the sternum. Press slightly. Continue breathing evenly. Envision your hand sinking into your chest and being enveloped in a blinding, bright light. Listen closely. The voice y... Wed, 6 May 2009 00:27:27 EST Hi, I'm new here and in need of mending! <em>24</e I'm Kate from No. California. <BR> <BR> I saw the name of this team "Mend your Mind/body connection" and I thought, "hey that's part of my journey"! The mending of my mind/body connection has got to happen. I'm a cancer survivor - just stopped chemo almost 4 weeks ago. I've been told to meditate over and over again by other survivors. This meditation will heal me in ways the western medicines can't do. I'm willing, but I just really don't know how. It's kinda like I'm on a mission - a vital... Sun, 3 May 2009 03:07:58 EST Elemental Meditation: Focus Fire - 4/26 - 5/10 This period's focus will be on Fire. Fire governs passions: for life, for love, for lust. It deals with sexuality, sensuality. It is the seat of your inner warrior and your temper. Your courage and fierceness live here. As with all the elements, there is balance and imbalance. The elementals for Fire are Salamanders. <BR> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 23:42:25 EST Hey There! :-) My name is Michelle. I am a 37 year old single mom of a 2 year old boy who is the love of my life. I live in New Jersey. I am looking to stop the gaining/losing pattern and get healthy once and for all. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone! <em>213</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 17:05:25 EST Coming Up Next... We will finish out the elements, then begin on the chakras. I would like to do some work with the aura. I would also like some feedback as to what you what like to see for the group. <BR> <BR> This is our group! Our means, you participate, and you get to help make decisions. <BR> <BR> hugs, <BR> Zo Mon, 20 Apr 2009 09:34:38 EST I'm stepping into uncharted waters Hi all. My name is Georgie and I'm from Jacksonville, FL. I have always been interested in the connection between mind and body, and have noticed lately that the balance is missing in my life. I am hoping that this team will teach me how to restore that balance to help me not only with my weight loss, but with the mild depression I am having as well. I am a complete novice in all things spiritual and would appreciate any help and feedback you can give. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:27:30 EST Elemental Meditation: Focus Water 4/12-4/26 Let's go ahead and start on Water a day early. I hope that there will be more participants in this focus. It is not structured and everyone can, is able to participate. Water deals with your emotions, healing, perceptions, your third eye, imagination, etc. <BR> <BR> Relax, feel no pressure and let your soul and psyche explore these areas. See what they have to tell you and what the universe, your totems and your patrons, have to say. <BR> <BR> love and light, <BR> Zoe Sun, 12 Apr 2009 02:18:40 EST Find Your Potential Self (Learning Tree) Move your body so it can be in a comfortable position with your spine straight, your palms facing up, and your feet flat on the floor. <BR> <BR> Slowly close your eyes and start to breathe slowly, deeply and rhythmically. <BR> <BR> Take a moment to get settled. <BR> <BR> Continue to breathe deeply as you proceed with your meditation. <BR> <BR> I will help you attain a relaxation level where you will be mentally awake, but your body will be comfortably asleep. Count from one to ten. Rememb... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 02:30:11 EST Alternate Nostril Breathing Nadi Sodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing) <BR> If you don't do anything else, this is a simple yoga breathing exercise that can be done virtually anywhere, anyplace. You will be glad you did. It is simply dynamic! <BR> <BR> The name alternate nostril breathing is due to the fact that we alternate between the two nostrils when we do the breathing. Yogis believe that this exercise will clean and rejuvenate your vital channels of energy, thus the name nadi sodhana (purification of nadis or cha... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 03:36:12 EST Quote of the Day I am going to start posting a quote of the day here. It will be posted at night for the next day. I hope it will enrich your life in some way. <BR> <BR> life and laughter, <BR> Zoe Tue, 31 Mar 2009 03:25:09 EST great book! Chara Yoga by Alan Finger and Katrina Repka <BR> <BR> definitely worth the read, has youga asanas to stimulate the individual chakras and lots of other info. It also comes with a guided meditation CD! Mon, 30 Mar 2009 01:35:08 EST Elemental Meditation: Air - Focus 3/29 to 4/12 You may do whichever and whatever meditation you would like to focus on stabilizing air within yourself. If you are an air, this would be a good time to get to know your element better, explore the elemental beings, etc. If you are not an air, this would be a good time to focus on things that are of air like intellect, wisdom, knowledge. If you do not know what you are this would be a good time to find out. Explore the mysteries of the element Air. <BR> <BR> life and laughter, <BR> Zoe Sun, 29 Mar 2009 12:51:10 EST I changed this thread! I changed this thread! It will now be our focus thread! <BR> <BR> I know you are asking, "What is a focus?" <BR> <BR> A focus is sorta like a challenge but not really. Each two week period we will be focusing on a certain area of inner work. <BR> <BR> I will want you to post and let me and the team know how it is going for you, if you came up with any neat revelations, or if you are having a hard time doing whatever the focus is. <BR> <BR> luv ya all, <BR> Zoe Sun, 29 Mar 2009 12:45:39 EST Round Table Meeting with Your Totems Meditation Round Table Meeting with Your Totems <BR> <BR> See yourself in a peaceful, outdoor setting. Moonlight lights the area allowing you to see perfectly. One by one your totems come and sit in a circle around you. Each one takes a turn telling you a message that will aid you on your journey. Each one imparts energy. One by one they approach you and you are able to hug them or stroke them, you touch each one sharing yourself and receiving from them. One by one they leave the circle leaving you al... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 17:40:39 EST new to your team just popped in to say hi Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:10 EST How to do a guided meditation. What is Meditation? How to Meditation? <BR> Meditation is the journey from known frequency to unknown frequencies. Meditation is the journey from our limited perception to unlimitedness. Meditation is the journey from Body-Mind Consciousness to Self Consciousness. <BR> How to do Meditation? <BR> There are 3 steps to do Meditation: <BR> 1. Posture <BR> 2. Meditation Technique <BR> 3. Meditative State and its Experiences <BR> Posture: <BR> Posture is defined as the way you sit for Meditation. ... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 00:42:10 EST New To Team Hi, I just joined the team and I hope to get to know everyone, share and learn..Have a great day! Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:10:42 EST More Chakra Info<BR>tm <BR> <BR> Check it out! <BR> <BR> love and light, <BR> Raven Tue, 17 Mar 2009 02:12:15 EST Each chakra has a basic inherent right. Each of the seven chakras has a basic right that, if infringed upon or not claimed/expressed, can provide problems in that chakra and thus, in life. <BR> <BR> The right to be here: simply to exist, take care of ourselves, and have possessions. <BR> <BR> The right to feel: to express and understand one’s emotions, needs, and wants. <BR> <BR> The right to act: to be innovative and free. <BR> <BR> The right to love and be loved: freedom from projected or received prejudice, low self-este... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 02:10:53 EST A Great Chakra Site <BR> <BR> this site has a wonderful chakra chart and tons of information. Check it out! Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:10:02 EST Chakras and sound The chakra transmit on a certain soundwave, as listed below, to work with your crown chakra for instance humming or chanting a B note will attune you to their frequency. I usually try an Ohm on the note needed. <BR> <BR> 7 Crown B Violet <BR> 6 Third Eye / Brow A Indigo <BR> 5 Throat G Blue <BR> 4 Heart F Green <BR> 3 Solar E Yellow <BR> 2 Sacral D Orange <BR> 1 Base C Red <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:04:13 EST Overview of the 7 major chakras Chakra and Color Frequencies <BR> <BR> RED <BR> 1st Chakra: Base or Root Chakra: Kundalini: Root Chakra: <BR> Located at the base of the spine. <BR> Earth, survival, grounding, stillness <BR> Contains the primary 8 cells that have all of the knowledge of <BR> creation and remain the only cells in your body that do not <BR> change in your lifetime. It grounds us in the physical world. <BR> <BR> <BR> ORANGE <BR> 2nd Chakra: Spleen: Located just beneath the navel, and <BR> related to our... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:00:18 EST Wannabe Butterfly New to This Team! Hi All! <BR> <BR> New to this team. I know this mind body connection is missing in my life and if this team can help me to connect then that is great! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all! Thu, 12 Mar 2009 04:12:04 EST The Rainbow Meditation Imagine, see with your mind's eye, <BR> Feel with your inner knowingness that you are far out in space <BR> Far from Earth. <BR> You look back at earth, and it appears <BR> As a small ball of shining blue-green light <BR> About the size of your fist. <BR> Now see the Earth as surrounded in a rose - pink Light. <BR> This is a light of Protection, of Love, and Peace. <BR> In essence a prayer for the planet without words <BR> A prayer that uses Light. <BR> ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 02:36:57 EST Find Your Spirit Guide (Learning tree) Allow your body to gently relax. Move yourself around on your chair until you feel perfectly comfortable. <BR> Now I want you to move your attention DOWN from your head to your chin and DOWN from your chin to your throat and DOWN from your throat to your chest. DOWN, DOWN to your stomach. <BR> <BR> Now move down into that safe place deep within yourself, that place which is just below your navel. This is your sacred sanctuary, a place that only you know about. <BR> <BR> From that place, I w... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 02:28:33 EST Chakra Meditation (learning tree) Sit in a chair. It is important to have both feet on the ground. <BR> You may choose to be barefoot. Let your arms rest comfortably by you resides. Take several deep breaths. While letting your breathing becomes deeper and even, picture yourself standing with your feet apart hands by your sides with your fingers naturally open. Keep this picture in your mind as you continue. <BR> Inhale … Exhale … <BR> <BR> Allow your breathing to relax your body and clear your mind. <BR> <BR> Picture a ci... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 02:25:48 EST Eccletic Energies This site offers a wealth of info on chakras, acupressure and enneagrams. It has a free test to check and see if you have out of balance chakras. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> love and life, <BR> Raven Wed, 11 Mar 2009 02:16:05 EST Pillar of Fire Meditation This meditation works much the same as the waterfall meditation. <BR> <BR> You are in a dark cavern. In front of you is a pillar of fire. As you watch the pillar becomes red and shoots energy into your root chakra, spinning it and balancing it. Then it becomes orange and shoots energy into your sacral chakra, spinning it. Then yellow, and so on. <BR> <BR> Important Note***** <BR> Do not take fire directly into your chakras unless, you are a fire and well established at handling energy flows... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 00:36:24 EST Inner Child Meditation (from daily Om) Inner Child Meditation <BR> Treasures From Our Past <BR> Deep within each of us lives the child we once were. For most of us, our inner child lies hidden beneath the layers that we’ve put on in order to become adults. In our rush to put on grown-up clothing and live adult lives, we may have forgotten the wisdom and innocence that we possessed when we were children. In meditation, we can connect with our inner child and reclaim what we have forgotten. <BR> <BR> You can start by finding a ph... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 01:32:48 EST Current Challenge I will place the current challenge under this posting. Challenges will generally run for two weeks. I am open to suggestions for challenges. <BR> <BR> blessings, <BR> Raven Sat, 28 Feb 2009 19:25:19 EST Waterfall Chakra Spin See yourself in a peaceful forest. You can hear the breeze through the trees, birds tweeting, bees buzzing. You smell the earth and loam. You walk forward through a copse of trees and there is a waterfall. You walk into the water until the stream can sluice over your head. The water is a wonderful temperature perfect for your body, it is clean and clear. Close your eyes, and take a deep breath, the water slowly becomes a deep, pulsing red and the energy that gathers flows through your body an... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 03:15:08 EST Introduce yourself! Please start your own topic and introduce yourself to the team. That way you will be sure to get a warm welcome and not get lost in this post. <BR> <BR> wish upon a star, <BR> Raven Sat, 28 Feb 2009 03:03:11 EST Crisis Center This is a place to come when things get to rough to handle on your own and you really need a sympathetic ear. I will check this several times throughout the day. <BR> <BR> blessings, <BR> Raven Sat, 28 Feb 2009 03:00:54 EST Open Chit Chat (How is your day going?) This is where we can have conversations with each other about weight loss, the weather, the state of the union, etc. <BR> <BR> love and life, <BR> Raven Sat, 28 Feb 2009 02:58:35 EST