3 P’s for Optimal Perfomace and Health!
The Power of 3…
PRANA: Gemstones and Crystals
For those of you who don’t know, “Prana” is the word for energy in Sanskrit ( an ancient language from India). Energy is the essence of everything. If you were cut us open you’d find muscles and organs. Dissect them and you’ll find trillions of cells. Split a cell and you’ll find an atom. Split an atom and you’ll find energy. From the chair you sit in, the phone you hold, the food you eat or the clothes you wear, these things are all made up of little vibrating energy cells. Scientists say, you cannot create nor destroy energy. It’s ever flowing and passing through forms. Some energies are negatively charged, some are positively charged and we need a balance of both.
We have always loved the look of crystals but some believe they carry certain energies and healing powers. We recently have been making our own mala necklaces. Choosing the beads we like can also have an energetic connection to the things we need in our lives at that moment.
Learn more about crystals and their meanings here
PROP: Himalayan Salt Lamps
On the topic of energy sometimes we are unbalance with positive ions ( sounds good but not in this case!) Naturally Living Ideas.com writes ” Nowadays, most of us are living in a metaphorical ocean of electromagnetic (EM) radiation which flows from our electronics (ie: television, computer, cell phone, tablet, appliances, sterio, etc). While they may be invisible, the long-term effects of EM exposure can be quite serious. Constant exposure to EM radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response, among other things.
As they emit negative ions into the air, Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation. Keep one next to the computer, television, and any other electrical devices which you use frequently to reduce the potential danger to you and your family.
So while they bring your ionic energy back into balance you your self are more energetic!
” Taking a drive through the countryside with the windows down, spending time at the beach or camping in the mountains, or simply taking a shower first thing in the morning are all things that many people find invigorating. It’s not a coincidence that these are all activities which expose us to increased concentrations of negative ions such as those generated by Himalayan salt lamps. The fact is, positive ions sap our bodies of energy. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for us to try to diagnose the problem as something else entirely.”
Try and spend some time walking barefoot on the earth or sand daily. Work outside when you can or keep a few salt lamps in your work room and bedroom to better your energy and sleep quality!
PHYSICAL: Reverse Plank (hover and swing)
This exercise is great for building lower abdominal strength, hamstrings. glutes and shoulders! If you’re practicing some more difficult yoga poses, building core strength for handstand presses or just want to challenge your self give this Pilates classic a try!
- Start in reverse plank with knees bent
- Slowly lower you bum and lift your toes up to the ceiling
- Scoot your bum back in-between your arms or blocks never letting the bum touch the ground pressing though the heels keeping lower abdominals on, hammies and gluts to keep the legs engaged .
- Squeeze your bum and push through to go back to the starting position.
- Complete 10 repetitions !
How to video: Reverse Plank hover and swing
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Andy and Brit