Body Balance Tool Kit


Quick Morning Meditation

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This is an exercise in meditation  that I really like. Although short and sweet, it really sets that energy for the day.

Half-smile when you first wake up in the morning

Hang the word “smile” on the wall or ceiling so that you see it right away when you open your eyes. This sign will serve as your reminder. Use these seconds before you get out of bed to take hold of your breath. Inhale and exhale three breaths gently while maintaining a half smile.

Essential Oils

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  ​Instantly harness the medicinal powers of essential oils for relieving stress:

Inhale directly: Rub 1-2 drops in cupped palms and take a long, deep breath

Rub directly: 1. Rub 1-2 drops of oil into your temples, wrists or anywhere, for full body relaxation

2. Use on-the-go: Put a few drops on a handkerchief, cotton pad or on a scarf and inhale as needed. You'll get instant calming support throughout your day.

3. Add to your shower: Immerse yourself in an essential oil steam by adding a couple of drops in your shower. Remember to plug or cover the drain and inhale deeply.

4. Use a diffuser: To get long-lasting benefit, use a diffuser (great for everyone at home - adults, kids and pets!


 Lavender essential oil is excellent for improving mental concentration, reducing stress, calming agitation and alleviating insomnia. 

Cedarwood helps control and regulate sleep patterns and brings a feeling of calmness.

Eucalyptus If you're under the weather or simply feeling sluggish and mentally exhausted, use this powerful essential oil to rejuvenate and stimulate the mind and body!

Rose great for stimulating the mind and promoting a sense of peace, tranquility and well-being


Stress Management

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Our posture changes when we are stressed. We tend to shallow breathe and hunch our shoulders, which creates neck, head and back pain, causes problems with digestion and circulation, raises anxiety levels and contributes to other chronic health issues. Our modern lifestyle with smartphones, computers and sedentary work lives exacerbate this condition. Our heads are constantly locked in a forward position. To help counter this effect, every 20 minutes or so, stand up, take a deep breath, consciously let your shoulders drop and gently roll them backwards and forwards about 10 times. This allows the trapped energy to move, facilitates deeper breathing and helps you feel more relaxed.

Program your water!

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Try This fun experiment! Findings on water programming were revealed by the very famous Dr Masaru Emoto. He is the author to best selling books “The Hidden Messages in Water”. In Dr. Emoto's experiments when positive and negative words were typed on pieces of paper and stuck to its container overnight, it was shown that

 water absorbed the subtle energy of the word or thought.  Based on the findings, it would not be unreasonable for us to consider using water to program  our cells. Since you are 70% water, your body will surely respond to the information carried by it.  To program yourself for positive changes, absorb words of positive affirmations by sending messages in the water that you consume.  Dr Emoto’s recommendation: write the words on paper and paste it onto the container (example Love, Peace, Gratitude) with the words facing in so that water inside can read it.  Drink first thing in the morning!

5 Quick Stress-Reducing Yoga Poses


Legs Up the Wall Pose

January 15, 2018

This posture is one of the most nourishing, grounding and calming poses I can think of, and I have turned to it many times in my own life when I was feeling overwhelmed, tired, or stressed. Lie on your back with your sit-bones as close to the wall as is comfortable for you. From there, you extend your legs up the wall, so that the backs of your legs are resting fully against it. Try not to bring the body to a full 90 degree angle as this can impede circulation at the hips. Instead slide your hips a few inches from the wall and/or elevate your hips by placing a cushion under your sacrum.

Sphinx Pose​

February 14, 2018

Move onto your belly, placing your elbows beneath your shoulders. (Or if your back is tight, you may extend your palms farther forward to get a milder backbend — find what works for you.) Lift your chest so you’re in a mini backbend. Press your shoulders away from your ears, and let go. After about 90 seconds, lower your torso down and rest your head to one side.

Child's Pose

March 15, 2018

Sit with your knees on the floor, hips back on your heels. With feet together, draw your knees wide apart, fold forward, and place your forehead onto the mat. Your arms can be down by your sides with palms flipped upward, or outstretched in front of you with palms flat down on the mat. Allow your belly and breath to soften and fill the space. Feel your weight sinking down, breathe deeply, and allow your jaw to go slack as you bring your breath in to fill your entire back and ribs, all the way down to your kidneys. Settle here for 3 minutes.

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 Savasana

February 14, 2018

With legs extended and palms flipped upward, allow your feet to flop open to the sides and take a deep breath in. On the exhale, press your shoulders away from your ears and take up as much space with your breath as you can. This is your final resting pose; you can remain here anywhere from 3 to 10 minutes.

Reclining Twist

March 15, 2018

Still in supine position, draw your right knee into your chest and extend your left leg along the floor. Extend your right arm out in line with your shoulder, palm facing up, and shift your hips slightly to the right. Place your left hand on the outside of your right knee and inhale deeply. As you exhale, drop your right knee over to the left and turn your head to the right. Try to keep both shoulder blades on the mat as you breathe. Remain here for 3 minutes and then switch sides, repeating on the opposite side.

Here are 10 things you can do every day to 

improve your health and well-being:

* Spend time alone in silence meditation/prayer. Be thankful for what you have keep a journal of your thoughts.

  Write down whatever comes to mind.

* Eat healthy food, whole grains, vegetables and fruit. Try to eliminate sugar from your diet and drink at least 8 glasses of  water a day.

* Get 30 to 60 minutes of exercise. Mix it up throughout the week, lots of walking, some strength training, joint mobility exercises,         and other activities that you enjoy, such as running, swimming, yoga, etc.

* Go to bed early and try to wake up naturally, without an alarm. Most people need around 8 hours. Some high-performance people       sleep as much as 10 hours a day (Einstein supposedly slept 10 hours). Some people only need about 5 or 6 hours, but they are by far     the minority, only about 4% of the population is in this category.

* Try to live in the moment. Don’t dwell on the past or the future too much. Focus on your breathing, this will help to bring you             back to the present. Avoid holding conversations in your mind.

* Turn off distractions, especially when talking to people, working, meditating, etc. Keep background noise and entertainment to a         minimum.

* Read, listen, or watch something funny. Or be around people who make you laugh.

* Spend time with someone important to you, your spouse, children, parents, etc.

* Read something interesting/educational, preferably a book that makes you see things from a new perspective or causes you to                 contemplate your purpose in life.