WHAT IS KUNDALINI?

WHAT IS KUNDALINI?

Kundalini is a Sanscrit term from ancient India that identifies the arising of an energy and consciousness which has been coiled at the base of the spine since birth, and is the source of the life force (pranic energy, chi , bio-energy) that everybody knows.  Yogic science suggests that this energy triggered the formation of the child in the womb, and then coils 3 ½ times at the base of the spine to hold the energy field in stasis until we die, when it uncoils and returns to its source.

 

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Kundalini may unravel and arise from the base of the spine (or sometimes from the feet) due to spiritual practices, or in response to life events, and when this happens it may move gradually, uncoiling like a snake, or quickly and explosively, into the gut, the heart or the head.  This event can be startling and chaotic, frightening or blissful, and it usually triggers months and years of new sensations and changes in the person who awakens it.  It may feel like the body’s wiring has moved from 110 to 220, and it takes time to adapt to it.  It is understood in the eastern tradition to be a significant adjunct to spiritual realization, but it is rarely recognized as such in western traditions, although Christian mystics have often been said to have intense energetic or physical problems.

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WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA?

 

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There aren’t many things that retain their full potency when they are blended together. Ok, maybe Pert Shampoo and Conditioner. Maybe Simon and Garfunkel. Maybe Cronuts, but that’s about it. In yoga, Kundalini is the exception.

Kundalini Yoga is a blend of Bhakti Yoga (the yogic practice of devotion and chanting), Raja Yoga (the practice of mediation/mental and physical control) and Shakti Yoga, (for the expression of power and energy).

A well-taught Kundalini Yoga class leaves you feeling like you’ve gone to therapy, had an awesome workout in the gym, made it to your yoga mat and enjoyed a fun singing session with friends. The purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to provide a modality by which people can achieve their maximum creative potential, free themselves from Karma (the lasting effects of past actions) and realize their life purpose. Experiencing a Kundalini Awakening is like being given the secret code to always winning a blue ribbon, along with a get-out-of-jail-free card, at which point you gleefully fire your Life Coach because now you know more than he does.

 

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Vegan Meat Brands That Are Changing Everything

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 Beyond Meat

This innovative company is single-handedly changing the vegan meat game. What’s its secret? Beyond Meat’s mouth-watering products are made from non-GMO, gluten-free pea protein. Since its release, the burger’s popularity has sky-rocketed, and is now available at Target stores, as well as Whole Foods, Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, and moreMust-try product: the “bloody” Beyond Burger. Look for it in the meat section!

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Gardein

We love that Gardein offers fishless fish, including a golden fishless fillet, as well as mini crabless cakesIts website also features fun recipes and a page of gluten-free productsMust-try productClassic Meatless Meatballs.

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 Tofurky

Founded in 1980, Tofurky quickly became famous for its holiday roasts, but it’s known for many other delectable vegan products as well, including deli slices, veggie dogs, tempeh bacon, vegan pizza, and more. Must-try productchorizo-style ground “beef”.

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Field Roast

Made with grain meat, Field Roast products include vegan sausages, deli slices, roasts, burgers, and even a meatloaf. Its famous vegan cheese Chao Slices are a great complement to what we consider a must-try productthe Hand-Formed Burger.

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Yves Veggie Cuisine

Yves has a wide range of vegan products, including Vegan Grain Strips with BBQ SauceOriginal Meatless Jumbo Hot Dogs, and Meatless Canadian Bacon. The company was founded in 1985 and continues to provide cholesterol-free vegan meat options to a growing demographic of compassionate consumers. Must-try productVeggie Brats Classic.

 

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TRUE BENEFITS OF ALKALINE WATER

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What is alkaline water?

You may have heard some of the various health claims about alkaline water. Some say it can help slow the aging process, regulate your body’s pH level, and prevent chronic diseases like cancer. But what exactly is alkaline water, and why all the hype?

The “alkaline” in alkaline water refers to its pH level. The pH level is a number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0 to 14. For example, something with a pH of 1 would be very acidic, and something with a pH of 13 would be very alkaline.

Alkaline water has a higher pH level than regular drinking water. Because of this, some advocates of alkaline water believe it can neutralize the acid in your body. Normal drinking water generally has a neutral pH of 7. Alkaline water typically has a pH of 8 or 9.

 

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 Combats Free Radicals

First and foremost, you need to understand that alkaline water has antioxidant-like properties. Antioxidants are capable of combating free radicals, which are known to cause a variety of different diseases. Free radicals have been linked to pre-mature aging and a whole host of other health complications. And the benefits are even bigger, due to the nature of alkaline water.

 

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Cleanses The Body

It is absolutely essential to remember that your body will collect potentially dangerous chemicals over time and a large quantity of the problematic buildup will appear inside of the colon. Over a period of time, the quantity and severity of the buildup will increase. This can become poisonous and in some rare cases, even lethal!

With this in mind, it is absolutely essential to cleanse the body on a regular basis. There are numerous ways to achieve this goal, but some actually have their own potential side effects.

By drinking alkaline water on a regular basis, you will be able to flush these harmful chemicals from your body. In fact, alkaline water is capable of removing buildup that has been lingering inside of your system for weeks and even years. In return, this will help to decrease the frequency of constipation, while also reducing the potential for health problems.

 

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Improves Skin Health

It should be no secret that the skin needs moisture to remain healthy. Applying lotion to the skin can help, but the foods and drinks you put into your body are even more vital. This is why it is a good idea to drink water on a regular basis. And of course, alkaline water can prove to be more beneficial than regular water. This type of water is capable of rejuvenating and rehydrating the skin. The combination will make the skin radiant. It doesn’t stop there either. Alkaline water can detoxify the skin and this will help to make the skin look much smoother, while also decreasing breakouts.

 

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