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5 Tibetan Yoga 100 day Challenge

This challenge was initiated by fellow yoga teacher Paulette Egan of Sports Yoga centre in Clonlara. The 5 Tibetans was the first real practice of Yoga I began, I had attended a yoga class for 2 yr priors to travelling to Australia in 2003. Up to my introduction to the 5 Tibetans I only did yoga in that once weekly class and had no clue about how to start a home practice. To only do yoga once a week is to my mind like brushing your teeth only once a wk, its better than not at all!

The 5 Tibetans as i learned it came from Tibetan monks and is 5 yoga poses repeated for 7 times, progressing to 14 and finally the optimum 21. Other teachers may have learned some slight differences. For example I learned that after each set of poses you take 3 deep Tibetan Yoga Breaths others learned 2. Then Paulette introduced me to in 2011 in affirmations that are paired with each pose and i found this enhanced benefits of this practice.

As Paulette put it “The plan is to improve the energy worldwide,so we need to get spinning at all corners of the globe.” As Gandi says be the change you want to see in the world” and the age old adage “As within so with out ”

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Aerobic exercise fasted versus unfasted

Interesting research showing fasted or nonfasted aerobic exercise results no real difference in results! Some advocate intermittent fasting & exercise to accelerate weight loss yet this research shows no real difference. Personally its easier to have a quick run prior to breakfast as no digestion time required so its a time management convenience.

Read the article here 1st Research on Fasted versus non fasted Aerobic exercise

Vitamin D TopUp

The most important thing you can do if you live in Ireland, England or latitudes above these is supplement your vitamin D levels. Simply you can take a holiday or if this is not possible take a Vitamin D supplement, or cod liver oil capsule or eat plenty other natural sources such as eggs.

Blue lamps and light bulbs are available to install in your home for aide you body to adjust to the last of light. Simple things like getting out for a walk at lunch time with no sunblock on your face or makeup. I look forward to hearing how you get yours 🙂

NSAIDs Linked to Increased Venous Thromboembolism Risk


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may almost double the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, according to an article published online September 24 in Rheumatology.
“[T]he results of our meta-analysis demonstrate a statistically significantly increased VTE risk among NSAID users. Physicians should be aware of this association and NSAIDs should be prescribed with caution, especially in patients at high baseline risk of VTE,” write Patompong Ungprasert, MD, from the Bassett Medical Center and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, and colleagues.
The investigators note that this is first systematic review and meta-analysis of published observational studies to examine the association between NSAID use and VTE. They used observational studies for their analysis because the complication is too rare to show up reliably in most randomized clinical trials.
Of 597 potential published studies, the researchers included 6, representing 21,401 VTE events, in their final analysis. The studies reported odds ratios, relative risks, hazard ratios, or standardized incidence ratios for VTEs among NSAID users compared with nonusers.
The studies, 1 cohort (n= 19,293; 215 events) and 5 case-control studies (cases, 21,186; controls, 110,824), were conducted in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden between 2007 and 2013.
The pooled risk ratio among NSAID users was 1.8-fold for VTE (95% confidence interval, 1.28 – 2.52). Among participants who used selective cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitors, the pooled risk ratio was 1.99 (95% confidence interval, 1.44 – 2.75). Both measures reached statistical significance.
Increased VTE risk may come primarily from COX-2 inhibitors, the researchers write, because aspirin, a COX-1 inhibitor, has been shown to be effective in VTE prevention.
The mechanism for risk for VTE remains unclear, however.
“Inhibition of the COX-2 enzyme has been shown to inhibit the synthesis of prostacyclins, potent platelet activation inhibitors, while stimulating the release of thromboxane, a potent platelet aggregation facilitator, from the activated platelets. The activation and aggregation of platelets might, in turn, induce a coagulation cascade and clotting,” the researchers write.
Limitations of the results include a possible publication bias, heterogeneity among the studies, and an inability to show cause and effect from observational studies.
Nevertheless, the researchers write “With the widespread use of these medicines, this increased risk may have important public health implications.”
The authors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Rheumatology. Published online September 24, 2014. Abstract

Reiki Energy & Hypnosis Face lifts

It was a pleasure to teach my first Reiki I & II in 4 years course last wkend. Next time I should take a picture of the participants face before and at end of the weekend course. Student are truly the real teachers.

For that matter – perhaps a before and after after a Hypnosis session like the lady today, her face looked so relaxed and youthful after release tension in her jawline that had been there for decades.  Facelift = tensions lift.

Now back to working on this website 🙂image