Sport Yoga to Nip Back Pain in the Bud! Skied pretty hard today and know I needed this so I can ski pretty hard again tomorrow. The beauty of yoga is that it can be done anywhere and at anywtime.
🙏Fish Pose: stretches the Psoas and intercostals while strengthening the upper back and neck. Quad set your legs while actively moving your torso. Breathe out on the stretch.
🙏Reclining Hand to Big Toe Pose: stretch your hamstrings while strengthening your abs. Quad set your stationary leg while engaging the quads on the moving leg to really stretch the back of the leg🙏Adding the bended knee moves the stretch closer to the tendons near your glutes where most pulls and strains occur.
⛷Do this in the morning before you get up or when you go to bed at night.
⛷Hold each pose for 2s and repeat at least 10x
Let me just say that I am willing to try anything right now. Except synthetic hormones or go to the doctor which makes most of my family crazy, but I don't particularly care. I have always known about essential oils, but never quite understood how they worked and didn't put much effort into learning about them. I mean, how could a scent fix a hot flash? Or reduce stress?
And then I got menopause. And I began researching EVERYTHING. I kept coming back to a video by Dr. Axe, the homeopathic doctor that millions adore. He posted a video in which he gave the 4 most important essential oils for menopause, what they did and how they worked. So I went out and bought all the ingredients and made my own. And it worked. I followed his instructions on my first batch, but continued to educate myself even further and have evolved the original blend to the one below. It works for me.
Essential oils work by triggering and strengthening our bodies own natural processes. They are applied through the skin and enter the blood stream through the capillaries where they are taken to various parts of the body, binding to the cell receptors in the target organs and basically self correcting the deficiency. Because they do self correct, essential oil mixes often have to be adjusted to the individual, which makes it a less scientific process. Follow the link below to learn more about the mechanics:
Read more http://thearomablog.com/how-do-essential-oils-work-in-our-bodies/
I combined the following organic essential oils. I bought glass roll top bottles and use an organic coconut carrier oil, which I use to top off the bottle after I've added all the drops. I bought all ingredients on www.amazon.com
10 Drops Clary Sage:
Contains natural progesterone
Helps regulate estrogen
Reduce hot flashes
10 Drops Thyme:
Helps regulate progesterone
Reduce hot flashes
10 Drops Holy Basil:
Balance cortisol levels
Help adrenal fatigue
15 Drops Rose Geranium Oil:
Reduce anxiey and irritation
5 Drops Sandalwood:
10 Drops Frankincense:
Assist thyroid function
Lower cortisol levels
10 Drops Ylang-Ylang:
Add to bottle, top off with carrier oil and shake vigourously. Whenever I feel a hot flash coming, you know that initial feeling of hysteria and heat, I roll it it on my neck 5 times , but there are other areas that work as well: on the wrists, inside the elbow, on your abdomen or on the bottom of your feet. The more that I apply it the less I have to use it, if that makes any sense. I started using it 3 months ago and was applying it at least 10 times a day. At this point, I am using it about 4 times a day. My weight gain has stopped (I haven't lost any but at least it's stopped) and my hot flashes aren't nearly as severe as they were.
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR IN ANYWAY, SHAPE OR FORM. THIS IS INTENDED AS INFORMATION ONLY AND IS A JOURNAL ENTRY ONLY OF WHAT I HAVE FOUND THAT WORKS FOR ME. DO NOT USE THIS IN PLACE OF MEDICAL ADVICE.
Because celery helps to reduce uric acid and stimulates urine production, it’s beneficial for fighting bacterial infections within the digestive tract and reproductive organs. Similarly to cranberries that are known for fighting urinary tract infections (UTIs), celery can help prevent such UTIs, as well as bladder disorders, kidney problems and possibly even cysts on reproductive organs.
Try adding it to your morning shake or bring a bunch of cut-up stalks to snack on. Remember, prevention is the best medicine!