Sunday, November 3, 2013

Detox Yoga- Poses to cleanse your body

How detoxification works
There are three main systems of the body that play a crucial role in the elimination of wastes — circulatory, digestive and lymph. The circulatory system pumps blood throughout the body, delivering oxygen to and carrying waste products away from cells. The digestive system processes the food we eat, separating nutrients from waste and eliminating anything the body doesn’t need. And the lymphatic system collects intracellular fluid from throughout the body and transports it to the lymph nodes where anything harmful (such as bacteria or other contaminants) can be removed before the lymphatic fluid is returned to the bloodstream.
It’s a robust system that works well on its own. But in order to help your body keep up with the heavy demands our stressful lives and nutrient-poor modern diet place on these systems, the trick is to give your body an assist so it can perform its natural detoxing function. And yoga is an ideal companion.
How yoga facilitates cleansing
Most forms of vigorous exercise stimulate all three systems of elimination to some extent, thereby helping the body in its quest to cleanse and detox. But yoga, with its focus on systematically stretching and compressing every part of the body, is particularly well-suited to keeping the waste-removal departments of the body functioning well.
In a well-rounded yoga practice, every part of the body is pushed, pulled, twisted, turned and upended. This facilitates the removal of waste products such as carbon dioxide, lactic acid and lymphatic fluid from the deep tissues and extremities of the body that a run or a bike ride just don’t reach."
Controlled breathing also plays an important role in promoting detoxification. “We have as many bad habits in breathing as we do in every other area of our lives. Sitting with poor posture impedes the lungs from inflating fully, and our chronic state of low-grade stress often leads to a clenched diaphragm—the parachute-shaped muscle at the bottom of the rib cage that assists in breathing. As a result, we don’t take in as much life-sustaining oxygen when we inhale, or expel as much of the potentially hazardous carbon dioxide when we exhale.
Controlled breathing helps clear out carbon dioxide from the lung tissue, stimulates the organs of digestion and can, over time, retrain the diaphragm to move freely. And when the diaphragm moves with its natural fluidity, the abdominal organs are massaged and the lungs are fully emptied with every breath — not just the ones you take on the yoga mat.
Clear mind, clear body
In addition to its physical benefits, yoga aids in mental detox as well. “When we’re in a state of stress, fear or depression, that attitude creates a sensation in the body. Doing yoga helps purge toxic thoughts by teaching you to move your awareness away from the chaos of the mind and back to the present moment. That practice is not a basic component of other fitness pursuits.”
As a result, a regular yoga practice helps you eliminate the tangible and intangible toxins that could otherwise keep you from feeling your best. Here are three poses that are particularly suited to aiding detoxification or to help you kick off a natural body cleanse.
Yoga poses to detoxify the body
Marichiyasana 3 (Marichi's Twist) 

Detox benefits: Squeezes the abdominal organs and stimulates digestion and elimination.
Sit up tall with your legs straight. Bend your right knee and bring the sole of your right foot to the floor just in front of your right sitting bone. Rest your right hand on the floor behind your back for support.
Reach your left hand up so strongly that your ribcage lifts up. Rotate your torso to the right and bring your left elbow to the outside of your right knee. Stay for 5 deep breaths, gradually and gently using the sensation of your left elbow pressing into to your right leg to encourage your torso to twist further to the right.
Either look behind you, over your right shoulder or straight ahead, depending on what feels best to your neck. Repeat on the other side.

Downward Dog

Detox benefits: Getting the heart higher than the head reverses the pull of gravity and aids in the circulation of blood and lymph. Also gently tones the abdomen, which stimulates digestion.
Start on your hands and knees with the entire surface of your palms pressing into the floor and your toes tucked under. Slowly lift the knees and straighten the legs. Press equally into the hands and feet and lift your sitting bones up as you move the thighs back. Allow the head to hang. Stay for 5–10 deep breaths.
Legs Up On The Wall

Detox benefits: Encourages circulation of blood and lymph from the feet and legs. Bathes the abdomen in fresh blood, stimulating the digestive organs. Soothes the nervous system, allowing your body to shift its attention from warding off stress to daily bodily functions, including detox.

Sit in front of a wall with your right hip and shoulder touching the wall. Bend your knees and roll onto your left side, so your feet and seat are touching the wall. Roll onto your back and extend your legs so that they rest on the wall. Either rest your hands on your belly or let your arms lie on the floor, palms up. Stay for at least 10 deep breaths.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Private Yoga

1st  Yoga Consultation can touch a broad range of topics including personal practice, concerns regarding diet, sleep, fertility, contentedness, etc. Treatment modalities may include specific yoga postures for healing, Pranayama (breathing exercise) to calm the nervous system, and guided meditations to establish harmony throughout the mind and body. At times, I may suggest other healing modalities to further assist you.

Intro to Yoga is a series of four 60 minute sessions covering the basics: Simple Breathing Exercises, Standing Poses, Forward Bending, Back Bending, Twists, and some Inversions. Specially designed for new students who want to build a strong technical foundation and gain confidence before heading to a yoga studio. 

 Private Yoga sessions are tailored to individual needs. Here you can have the luxury of a class designed especially for yourself, for you and a partner, or friend, or group of friends/colleagues. Private classes for two (or more) are a popular way to share the benefits and costs of individual guidance. 

 Chakra Yoga is a series of classes designed to align the chakras which creates a positive effect on your well being. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yoga for Chakra Balancing

Yoga is the union of body, mind, and spirit. It is known for its positive effects on health, emotional well-being, mental clarity and happiness. The Chakra System originated within the yoga traditions of India, circa 500 - 1000 AD. Therefore, yoga is an ideally designed practice to not only train your mind and body, but to access your chakras. The word yoga means yoke or union, and one can see how the chakra system represents the structural aspect of that yoke -- the means through which mind and body, mortal and divine, connect. In that way yoga is the prime tool for accessing this sacred architecture of the soul.

Yoga postures are grouped according to the 7 main chakras. They are put in a logical sequence, so that the postures flow together, but more postures are given than one would ordinarily do in a single class and often beginning and more difficult postures are mixed in together. You'll receive a personal practice, custom designed for you. Yoga is a way to stay centered, connected, and calm in the midst of life's chaos.

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Connecting to Angels, Ascended Masters, and Spirit guides...

The term Spirit Guide generally makes reference to one or more entities who watch, teach, heal, and help you on your physical journey into spiritual awareness. They are above in higher frequency, while you experience the physical below. Spirit guides can go by many names. Often they connect with more than one person at a time, using identities that are comfortable to those they communicate with.

Spirit guides may be viewed as any type of non-physical being... Each guide generally comes to you for a specific purpose - creative abilities, healing issues, spiritual development, etc.

I have discovered that people who live in balance have humorous spirit guides and manifest positively in the physical, faster now than ever before, and in a healthy way. Those with mental illnesses, even unrecognized, yet sensed, will attract negative experiences and blame it on their guides or dark forces. Not true in most cases. Guides ... are there to do just that ... guide you to the positive. If the voices in your head confuse you, place you in conflict, and drive you crazy, please seek professional help and get evaluated, especially if you deal with substance abuse.
To help get a point across, spirit guides work with you 'above' to create viable synchronicities that occur below. Synchronicities, in general, are experiences created by your soul to bring you into greater awareness.

Communication is generally telepathic, clairaudience, clairvoyance, observed during meditation, dream time, or just learning how to focus, look and listen to messages received. Some people call this method of connection, Channeling. The more you practice, the easier it gets. In order to be a clear channel there's a process each person must go through. You must first learn how to release blocks from your Chakras and Auric Fields otherwise you'll continue to block guidance. Something else that is very important is that if you attempt to Channel a guide and are full of negative energy you can attract Negative Entities. Like attracts Like. We all have positive and negative energy but the goal is to release your negative patterns in order to introduce positive energy therefore attracting a highly evolved and positive Spirit Guide. There's lots of material on how to balance the chakras, so I wont go any further in this subject.

Before I opened to channel in 2006 my teacher/ guru ( Amelia De Pazos ) had given me Chakra, Aura, and Meditation Techniques to do daily for an hour. I gotta admit, at first it was difficult to keep the focus and concentration, it was my first taste of meditation. But since we are creatures of habit, I finally got into the habit of meditating and continue to do so on a daily basis to keep my chakras balanced. By now I have also increased the length of time, Thank God!

Channeling has been a Blessing! I can't express the feelings, reassurance, and peace that comes from channeling Spirit Guides. When I speak of Spirit Guides, I speak of beings that are vibrating within a much higher rate then any human here on earth, for example Buddha, Jesus, Isis, the Pleidians, Archangel Miguel, etc...

Channeling is a tool I use when I need help understanding everyday situations and when I need guidance or simply when I need reassurance when making a major decision. Guides will never tell you what to do, what they will do is help you see situations from a higher perspective, as well as giving you possible scenarios on to what may or may not happen depending on the actions you take.

Guides are also here to help you in many ways to heal your wounds, your relationships, and your physical body. You see, as you channel a guide or several guides, your also channeling their energy into your aura and chakras which is very healing ( It's similar to having a Reiki session without the Reiki practitioner ) Their energy should leave you feeling elevated and balanced. Everyone senses energy differently so I'm speaking from my own experiences.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cutting Ties with our Sexual Past throught the 2nd Chakra

Cutting Ties with our Sexual Past…

The 2nd chakra is the center for intimacy, emotions, sexuality, and much more. For now we’re going to focus on our past sexual experiences, the things we were taught about sex, and most importantly what sex means to us… How you feel about sex? Do you believe that you have to be married in order to fully experience sexual liberation? Do you believe sex is dirty? Or on the other hand, do you Love and Enjoy sex? Do you over indulge in sexual union? How do you feel about porn? And, what do you believe is a Healthy sexual life?...

The 2nd Chakra partially revels our sexual history, how we feel towards sex, and holds energetic imprints of our sexual experiences. The energy within the chakra is what creates the chakra… In a healthy chakra, the chakra would be in a circular form and rotates in a clockwise motion. When any chakra is out of balance, the chakra may rotate counter clock wise and its formation may be distorted, while the colors could range from dull to darker shades…

The 2nd chakra is located in the lower abdomen region. For women,the reproductive system is closely connected to the 2nd chakra, this center is also related to the pelvis, hips, groin area, and lower back. Physical Issues related to the 2nd chakra would include any areas mentioned above.

Emotional issues related to the 2nd chakra would be any type of sexual abuse and traumas, and our Needs and Desires as a result of our history. A 2nd chakra that lacks shine, and energy will most likely belong to a person who has the Inability to feel pure joy, excitement, and pleasure towards life. This person may be out of touch with his/her emotions and feelings. This person may feel numb to life… On the other hand, an over active 2nd chakra would easily belong to someone who over indulges in instant gratifications whether it’s having too much sex, drinking too much, and/or having addictions.

Cutting Cords to our Sexual Past Meditation for the 2nd Chakra…

Begin by finding a comfortable seated position either on a chair with a straight back, seated crossed legged, or simply by laying on your back. I like to begin all releasing/healing meditations by calling my Guides, Archangels, and God or Source. The Archangels that will be helping us are Archangels Michael and Raphael. As you send out your personal prayer ask for protection and healing energy to be sent to you and anyone involved. Envision a light surrounding and protecting you at all time during this healing/clearing. Know that you are always protected…

Start by focusing on your breath… Take 3- 5 deep and long Inhales & Exhales, Bring your awareness to your lower abdomen region and visualize a bright Orange ball of energy moving in a Clockwise direction… Continue breathing in this color and as you exhale release and let go of any thoughts, emotions, or feelings that , good or bad. Continue with this visualization for 3-5 minutes…

At this time, if you wish to cut any cords to anyone in the past with whom you have a sexual history with, and wish to clear All negative energies connected to this person. I’ll ask now to envision this person in your mind’s eye, and visualize that there is an energetic cord that connects both of you. With the help of Archangels Michael and Rafael, we cut cords to all Negative experiences connected to this person(s). While you visually cut cords, the angels are behind the scenes helping you with this release… Once all cords are cut, envision that you and the other person are being sent healing energy. Visualize a calming green color covering and healing your aura… Once you feel calm and relaxed you can come out of this mediation by thanking yourself for taking the time to do this healing release, the Angel's, and Source/God, who assisted you in this releasing process.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Balance your Throat Chakra

The 5th Chakra or Vishuddha chakra energy center relates to the vocal cords, the thyroid, and throat... It uncovers how we feel about ourselves through our inner dialogue, how we feel about others by the way we speak to them. The tone of our voice plays a major role in how things are going for us, for example a rushed voice may imply a stressed, anxious, and short on time individual. There's many other factors that I look at when giving phone readings like the way a person expresses themselves, how they use words, etc..

Blocks that are common in this energy center would be: all fears of speaking, difficulty in expressing yourself, and / or talking too much, being blunt, opinionated, yelling, foul language, and the list goes on.... Illness that may present themselves would arise from the throat like excessive sore throats and colds, thyroid problems, tightness in this area, etc.

How to heal and bring balance into this center...
* Be mindful of how you speak of others and how you speak of yourself. I believe this is a good place to begin... Think before you speak, and pay close attention to the Tone of your voice. In my own experiences, I have found that I could change a bad situation into a better one by simply maintaining a smooth and collected voice. I also found that when you smile while you're talking, the voice sounds upbeat = )

* A Simple Meditation to balance the Throat Chakra:
Find a comfortable seated position, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Call your Angels, Guides, or God to help you with this healing. I like to practice a Pranayama (  Sanskrit for Breath Control, or controlling the breath) called Sama Vritti ( means Equal Breath ). Begin by finding a comfortable breathing count like 4 or 6. For ex. You Inhale for 4 or 6 counts & Exhale 4 or 6 counts, continue breathing like this for the next few minutes. Once you feel centered and grounded envision a blue ball of energy within the throat area, start to visualize it rotating in a clockwise position... Now as you inhale think of bringing the color blue to your throat area and Exhale the color black. This can be done in many ways, but I'm keeping it Simple = ), this can also be done to all the chakra's using their corresponding color.

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Thank you and Namaste,
Cindy Castro!/chakrareadings