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ChakradanceTM is designed for the modern man and woman – people who have achieved much to be proud of, but to the detriment of general well-being due to increased stress levels. ChakradanceTM – the dance of the soul – restores mental and physical health.
Goals and achievements are an integral part of modern living. However, these accomplishments come at a cost. Although successes may be noteworthy, more and more people are suffering from high stress levels which impact on mental health, resulting in an increase in: anxiety levels, sleeping disorders, depression, eating disorders and many other conditions.
As modern human beings we are focused on the outside; our identity is fixed on external events in the world of economy and politics, our belongings and achievements. The problem is, in this dynamic world, change tends to happen faster and faster. As change happens faster, meaning is blurred, and modern man becomes confused about his true identity. We have lost the art of going within, and with that, the recognition of an authentic and resilient identity. When this happens, the connection with our inner self, our blueprint of mental and physical health, becomes fragmented.
Yoga and wine may come across as an unlikely blend; however – being quite a connoisseur myself, and passionate about both – I must share that pairing wellness with some of life’s enjoyable indulgences has a magical outcome of lightness, happiness and, of course, balance.
At Follow the Sun, we believe in balance and what better balance can there be than with ‘Yoga & Wine’?!Living consciously, implementing healthy habits, focusing on sustainability both in the world and within ourselves, and, of course, having light-hearted fun while doing so, are important elements to living a happy, balanced and radiant life that is full of gratitude and sunshine.
Since time immemorial, man has depended on plants not only for food but also for medicine. Particular plants have been proven to offer specific benefits for important organs – such as hawthorn, the herb for the heart.
Plants are such selfless life forms: They prey on nothing to grow, depending, instead, on the process of photosynthesis which uses natural resources (carbon dioxide, water and sunlight) to produce food for themselves in the form of glucose. This complex chain of events produces a huge variety of species in the plant kingdom, many of which have generous and extraordinary health benefits, such as the herb hawthorn.
ABOUT HAWTHORNHawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) grows as a shrub or a tree with white or pink flowers that blossom in May and June. It has small clusters of berries and grows in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere: Europe, Asia and North America. In England it is widely grown as a hedge plant. Its trunk and stems consist of hard wood, with a smooth and ash-grey bark. The branches are thorny and the small, shiny leaves are dark green on top and have three irregularly toothed lobes.
Going green with tea is one of the wisest health moves you can make. Read on to discover the exciting benefits this ancient herbal beverage has to offer.
The brewing and enjoyment of green tea started in China long ago but today this healthy beverage is enjoyed throughout Asia and in the Western world. Green tea, like other teas, is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves used to produce green tea, however, do not undergo the same drying and oxidation process used to produce black tea. This fact immediately makes that cuppa of green a healthier option.
There is growing evidence of a link between exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which are generated by electrical currents, and cancer. For this reason we need to be more mindful of how we can limit our exposure to these fields in order to safeguard our health and the health of our loved ones.
An EMF can be linked to an invisible energy web (shaped somewhat like the contour lines on a topographical map) that is produced by electricity, which in turn creates a magnetic field. While EMFs are part of nature and in fact are radiated by the human body and its individual organs, the quality and intensity (called respectively frequency and gauss field strength) of the energy in forming this contoured web can either support or destroy health. As a general rule, EMFs generated by human-made technological devices or installations tend to be much more harmful than naturally occurring EMFs.
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