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How to Do Long Breathing Exercises

Basically, you need to inhale through the nose for three seconds, and then exhale aggressively through the mouth for seven seconds, while using the whole body to push out all the air. The two ways proposed by Miki Ryosuke are:

  1. Place one foot in front of your body while placing 90% of your body weight on your back foot. Once you’re in position, breath in for 3 seconds while lifting your arms above your head. Then exhale forcefully to release all the air while contracting all the muscles of your body for 7 seconds, while lowering your arms to your sides.
  2. The second method requires you to stand up straight and tighten the buttocks. Place one hand on your abdomen and another on your lower back. Breath in for 3 seconds, then exhale for 7 seconds while contracting the lower abdomen as strongly as your can.

He proposed 2-10 minutes of these exercises twice a day. Even though his youtube demonstration is only in Japanese, it’s not difficult to understand what he’s trying to say.

The above postures are good for those who suffer from lower back pain. An alternative way to do breathing exercises is that you can stand straight with your legs apart about a hip distance with your knees slightly bent. Inhale for three seconds with your nose, pause for two seconds, then exhale through the mouth forcefully (yes, you can make all kinds of strange sounds). After all the air is completely emptied out, squeeze your core by contracting the muscles around the anus powerfully. The squeezing process can last for 5-7 seconds (personal note: I count from one to 20 while squeezing).

You can incorporate the upper and lower body toning with breathing exercises. For the upper body, while you are squeezing the core, flex your arms to tone the deltoids, or stretch your arms backward to strengthen the triceps while making a fist. If you have chronic shoulder pain, raise both shoulders to the ears, then push the shoulders back while contracting the front and back of the upper arms. You can also strengthen the thigh muscles by leaning onto one leg for few seconds, then change to another leg. As you practice, you will naturally know which area of your body needs stretching, flexing, or squeezing, whether it is your neck, your sides, your shoulder, or your ankles.

Long exhalation by emptying out all the air may be the smartest and most effective way of detoxing our bodies. Your lungs become clear, your blood vessels are filled with fresh oxygen, and our metabolism will increase. When you squeeze the core, your spine naturally becomes straight, your small and large intestines are massaged, and toxins stuck in between the muscles and the organs are being pushed out. You can do these breathing exercises while driving, sitting in offices, or standing in a line at grocery stores. No one will notice what you’re doing (unless you make strange exhalation sounds) while you are burning away unnecessary fat and toning your muscles.

A patient who followed this exercise regimen reported that she lost 5 pounds and two inches around the waist in a week, with no diet change. I am extremely interested in hearing some real experience-based stories. if you are really serious of weight loss, please call the office so that we can set up an effective strategy.

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Oxygen is the Key in Burning Fat

miki ryosukeThe picture illustrated here is a Japanese actor, Miki Ryosuke who invented a famous exercise program called “Long Breathing Diet.” After suffering from lower back pain for years, he started doing breathing exercises recommended by his doctor. After a few weeks, he discovered that not only his lower back pain diminished, his weight went down rapidly. In 50 days, he lost a whopping 28 pounds and 5 inches around his waist line. He fine-tuned these techniques to maximize the fat burning process, while toning the entire body.

Similar exercise programs based on breathing such as Oxycise have been around in the US for some time. All of these breathing exercises rely on the one principle– Oxygen is the key to burn fat, not humping and pumping. Since fat is made up of oxygen, carbon dioxide and water, when the oxygen we breathe reaches the fat molecules, it breaks them down into carbon dioxide and water. The carbon dioxide–the waste product of the bodies– is then picked up by the blood stream which returns to to the lungs to be exhaled. Therefore, the more oxygen our bodies use, the more fat will be burned. Long breathing exercises are especially helpful in burning stomach fat. 

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How to Receive Divine Healing Energy

To receive the “heilstrom” (the divine healing energy), the only thing you must do is to “tune in”. Groening suggested that, you need to “tune in” at least once or twice per day. There are two parts to this “tuning in”: the position of your body and your mindset.

1.The position of the body

hands-upward-178x300Sit with both feet flat on the floor, a comfortable distance apart. Place the backs of your hands on your thighs so that the palms face upwards and the hands do not touch each other; and your arms (and legs) are not crossed. Your spine is straight (if possible) but relaxed.

If you can’t sit in this position, you can lie down on the floor or stand straight. Many handicapped people were reported to be held by others also. A far more important factor is your mindset.

 

2. Your Mindset

You need a specific mindset to receive the divine healing energy.

  1. You must believe that healing is possible (for whatever the problems you are dealing with).
  2. A strong and firm intention to heal (again for whatever the issues you have–physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or any other personal stuff too).
  3. An open and receiving mindset–believe that “ask and it will be given.”
  4. Observe–the healing energy enters into you through the top of the head, the bottom of the feet, through your fingertips, practically anywhere in your body. Observe any unusual sensations or feelings. If you don’t experience anything unusual, that’s fine too.
  5. Ignore all negative thoughts or feelings; focus on positive and beautiful aspects.

Usually, Bruno Groening circle of friends groups play background music when they meditate together. Some of the most popular music they play are available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJ25vu6vTUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJ25vu6vTU.

When the actual healing occurs, some people may experience a temporary setback such as intense headaches, nausea, or even skin eruptions. These are considered to be Herxheimer syndromes that occur during intense purging processes, so don’t worry about it.

What inspired me the most was the story of a lady who was born deaf. After practicing this particular program for six months, she was able to hear in one of her ears, then after three months, the other ear “popped.” Extensive medical evaluations and tests confirmed that her hearing became “normal.” I believe this happened in late 1980s in Germany.

It really doesn’t take much to receive the divine healing energy. 5 minutes twice a day with a clear intent to heal with an open mind is all it takes. This program certainly helps me in feeling more grounded, peaceful, and energetic. Please let me know what your experiences are with this wonderful program. If you want to attend Bruno Groening meetings in New Jersey, let me know. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is Bruno Groening Healing?

Before I get to what Bruno Groening method is, let me explain why I think this particular program will do a wondrous work for anxiety patients. I personally believe the deepest root of anxiety and other psychological orders are spiritual in nature. Many anxiety patients fail to see that they are connected with the benevolent force of life processes. Since they tend to amplify hostile, cold, and unresponsive elements, they often feel bewildered in dealing with a seemingly gigantic negative energy field. Bruno Groening method will certainly assist anxiety-prone folks, as well as any other human beings, in shifting their focus from the negativity to the positive.  

Who is Bruno Groening?

BgroeninggemBruno Groening (1906 – 1959) was a German mystic who advocated “faith healing” in the 1940s and 1950s. He never received any formal medical training. He did not diagnose or treat anyone, yet thousands of people were cured “miraculously,” simply following his teachings. It was sort of like how Jesus healed people–blind could see, crippled could walk, deaf could hear. It sounds like a fairy tale, however there are innumerable medically proven records to verify complete healing.

The core of his teachings can be summarized in two sentences: 1. Health is the natural state of being of all living beings; 2. Any illnesses, including psychological ones, can be overcome once people start opening themselves to the “divine healing force” which he called “Heilstrom”–translated as “healing waves” or “healing energy.

According to Groening, human beings are like batteries that tend to use up the energy.  To maintain health, one needs to be recharged by the “divine healing energy” that is available to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. He said that when one “tunes in” to this divine healing energy regularly and consistently, healing can occur spontaneously.

Even to this date, a significant number of miracle healing is occurring thru Bruno Groening programs. In almost all countries in the world, there are “free” Bruno Groening “circle of friends” programs available. You can check https://www.bruno-groening.org/en to find out whether the program is available in your geographic location.

If you can’t attend their meetings, that’s OK too. Just follow the steps listed in the following article.

 

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Anxiety Level Has Really Shot Up

If you find yourself becoming more anxious lately, please know that you are not alone. In fact, anxiety seems to be a national epidemic or a global pandemic.

More Americans suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, study finds–CBS News, April 17, 2017

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Citing a recent study conducted by NYU Langone Medical Center, CBS reported that more Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed, and anxiety-ridden. The lead manager of the study said: “Mental illness is on the rise. Suicide is on the rise. And access to care for the mentally ill is getting worse.” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stress-anxiety-depression-mental-illness-increases-study-finds/   This news story attributed the major reason for increasing anxiety to economic/financial worries. Even though financial issues are certainly one of the biggest concerns in anxiety, I think their conclusions are shallow and limiting.

Another interesting story on high level of anxiety was published by The Guardian on April 16, 2017. Will Hutton, principal of Hertford College and Oxford, wrote: We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The trends in Britain are similar. A third of Britons will experience anxiety disorder  at some stage in their life, with an explosion of reported anxiety among teenagers and young adults. Anxiety, depression, self-harm, attention deficit disorder and profound eating problems afflict our young as never before. Hutton concluded that only fundamental social change can defeat the anxiety epidemic. I can’t agree with him more.

If you believe that anxiety is prevalent only in western countries, think again. The Times of India said one out of every four Indians suffer from anxiety disorders, while 10% of the  Indian populations are clinically depressed (Oct 6, 2013). The rest of the world may not be that much different from these statistics.

How can we not be trapped in anxiety in the midst of increasing terror-attacks, social unrest, economic uncertainties, political shenanigans, information overloads, and crazy weather patterns? Clearly, all of us are being challenged at many different levels.

 

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Why You Need to Squeeze Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

The biggest benefit of squeezing your pelvic floor muscles is to combat annoying, embarrassing and sometimes even depressing urinary incontinence (unintentional leaking of urine). If you follow the protocols given in earlier blog, there’s a good chance incontinence to be cured permanently. Even if you don’t have incontinence, these exercises are extremely useful to prevent it.

For those who are familiar with Kundalini Yoga practices, these exercises are same as chanting Saaattt… while inhaling through your lower abdomen, and Naaammm… while exhaling and squeezing your perineum muscles simultaneously. 

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Now, let’s talk about many other benefits of “squeezing your butt.” This is excellent to:

 

  • strengthen your bladder and kidney functions
  • support your lower back, actually the entire spine
  • helps your posture
  • lose your belly fat and reduce the waistline (seriously)
  • balance your metabolism
  • increase your energy level substantially
  • possibly fix erectile dysfunctions
  • enhance sexual pleasure 

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This may lead to an extraordinary spiritual experience.

 

Ways Acupuncture Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

This period of reflection and renewed resolve may be challenging, but it can also be productive and rewarding. If health is a big issue, try to give a shot at acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help achieve the change you seek as it assists in illness prevention, stress relief, minimize aches and pains, improve energy, and you find yourself in better balance. Seasonal acupuncture treatments serve to nurture and nourish your kidney Qi, which can greatly enhance the body’s ability to thrive in times of stress and aid in healing, preventing illness, and increasing vitality.

Here are a few ways that acupuncture can help you achieve your goals:

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Eliminate Stress

Stress reduction is always on the top 10 list for New Year’s resolutions, and for a good reason–it is often the cause of illness and deterioration of health. Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and lowering blood pressure.
Improved Quality of Life

If pain is keeping you from living life to the fullest, acupuncture can help and can be helpful for all types of pain, regardless of the cause or where it is located. Increasingly, people are looking for more natural approaches to help relieve painful conditions instead of relying on medication. In addition to reducing pain, acupuncture also hastens the healing process by increasing circulation and attracting white blood cells to an injured area.

Get in Shape

Renewed enthusiasm to exercise in order to enhance fitness levels, train for a competition, or lose weight can come at a painful price for those who try to do too much too quickly. Recent studies show that acupuncture effectively treats sports injuries such as strains, sprains, musculoskeletal pain, swollen muscles, and shin splints.

Lose Weight

Losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you reach your goal weight and maintain it by promoting better digestion, smoothing emotions, reducing appetite, improving metabolism, and eliminating food cravings–all of which can help energize the body, maximize absorption of nutrients, regulate elimination, control overeating, and reduce anxiety.