As a breast cancer survivor I believe we are looking for a miracle cure that could be right in front of our faces. PREVENTION! take a look at our busy, sedentary, unhealthy lifestyles and the way we deal with stressful situations both mentally and physically.
If we create a generational change here involving our youth as well, I truly believe we will find the reduction in not only breast cancer but diseases in general. As disease is just a DIS EASE of the body trying to tell us to change our ways and we are simply not listening.
This could be done by simply introducing such things as Yoga practices into our lifestyle and classrooms in the form of awareness of ourselves and the world around us, breath work, relaxation and meditation along with gentle movement of the body with awareness. In other words an overall workout or time out, for the body and mind to calm and relax the nervous system and give the body and mind a chance to rest and restore its energy rather than continually depleting it
The other day I had lunch with a friend and walking to the restaurant I could see the stress showing on parts of the body by the stoop and the tiny limp. The speech of this person was fast and without breath. I knew as a good friend I had to say something, this person was in their 60s and trying to be and act like they were 30 years. With use of my yoga knowledge I tried to explain what is happening and the importance of balance and down time including getting back to nature, slowing down, relaxation and breathing and its importance. It was difficult to convince this person that their busy badge should be replaced with a slowing down badge. Even when I explained in Western science terms, what is going on inside the body at this time of life, I could see the stubborn forceful side come out in this person.
It is living proof that we just we have forgotten to listen to our bodies and our inner wisdom as we move into the senior years of our life…….
Life has a wonderful way of reminding us about what’s important.
About a month ago a number of unexpected events occurred in my life, one after the other, in fact all within a week; and these were pretty big ones including death of a family member and moving house. I was propelled from a place of stability and ease to uncertainty and worry. My mind was constantly busy; I felt disconnected from my heart and the effortless rhythm of life. In the midst of organising, arranging and DOING, I forgot to make time for BEING. A few weeks later, I remember walking my dog down by the river (something I do everyday) and feeling an overwhelming sense of peace. I took in the trees and the sky, the gentle breeze, the smells, everything; I breathed in life and it was good. I realised two things in that moment; firstly, how…
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