Monday, July 7, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Being in touch with the earth physically is so uplifting for our minds and spirits. It is surprising to me how many months can go by without my having direct one on one moments with our Mother Earth. So vital to our health and longevity, our sanity even, is an activity which is now called, "earthing." Basically, what our ancestors have been doing for millenia, we have to start doing again - sitting, standing and walking barefoot on precious dirt, sand or grass. Sadly, our modern culture precludes this possibility in a normal day for the average person, and it could very well be the reason why so many are ill, unbalanced and depressed. We are electromagnetic beings living on an electrical planet and there is a symbiotic relationship which yearns to be nurtured. We give our full presence to Mother Earth and she gives back to us energetically, in turn. Her positively charged energy helps keep us grounded psychologically, boosts our immune system and physical vitality, and helps to attune our spiritual faculty to that of the Divine.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Doterra essential therapeutic grade oils are like love essence in a bottle. I absolutely adore the pure, harmonious, healing scent of each wonderful essence. The fact that they are suitable for ingestion only makes the allure of these aromatherapy gems more compelling. It is exactly as God intended I believe, for us to utilize the best and highest quality of what nature has to offer, in order to purify our bodies and our spirits. Please avail yourself of these amazing natural medicinal cures and experience love in essence.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wheatgrass shots daily will change your life! Pair them with fresh, young, Thai, organic coconuts and you will become a superhero. Puree Juice Bar in Washington DC is an awesome place to get these superfoods, and after your first week of indulgence, I assure you - mind, body and soul - things will never be the same.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Africa Day commemorates the dawn of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which was started by several African revolutionary heads of state, including: Julius Nyerere, Sekou Toure, Kwame Nkrumah and Nnamdi Azikiwe, on May 25, 1963. This momentous day represents all the faith and vision these leaders held for this continent and its future. Let us propel this ideal of a united peoples of Africa into tangible action and realization. At Nimbus Art Gallery and Bogobiri House in Lagos, Nigeria, we will celebrate this fine occasion with liberation speeches, traditional African cuisine, Pan-African music, African art and much more. The New Afrika is now!
Friday, April 25, 2014
My business partner and I have started a juice bar in the Ikoyi section of Lagos, Nigeria. We serve freshly squeezed mango, pineapple, watermelon, coconut and orange juice. Added to the mix, if you'd like a smoothie, are bananas, papaya, and moringa powder for an extra nutritional boost.
On some nights, we also have palm wine available and moringa leaf tea w/ local honey. If you want something truly potent and incredibly healing try our special raw quail egg, moringa oil, pineapple, mango cocktail. It sure beats alcoholic mixes for a drink to elevate you mind, body and soul.
The decor of our juice bar is designed in collaboration with local artists and craftspeople, with the traditional Nigerian architecture in mind. Our bar is open air where you can enjoy the musical sounds wafting out from the live shows inside. We also have grilled fish, okro soup and eba available on select evenings. Come and join us!
Check out our video here:
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Raw quail eggs as a path to rejuvenation - who would have thought! According to ancient Chinese healing secrets, the benefits of consuming quail eggs include: healing infertility, curing diabetes and increasing sexual potency. These tiny protein-packed, nutritional powerhouses can help reduce body fat, cure asthma in children and improve memory and brain function. Having three per day will insure that the immune system is strong, the liver and kidneys are functioning optimally and the digestive tract is well maintained. Quail eggs contain vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B6, B12, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, iron, copper and many other micro-nutrients, minerals and amino acids necessary for a long, healthy, vibrant life.
"Adding quail eggs in your diet makes your body an environment unsuitable for cancer growth. This is because of the highly alkaline property of the quail eggs." - Feather Buzz
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Cayenne Pepper Fruit is not the prettiest fruit, but what it lacks in appearance it makes up for in substance. This spicy, crunchy, nutty fruit is potent in its ability to heal, strengthen and revitalize the body. Munching on one of these peppery tidbits daily will eradicate digestive issues, eliminate psoriasis/eczema, stabilize fever and soothe head and toothaches. Pepper fruit, also known as ako in Edo, mmimit in Igbo, and ata igbere in Yoruba, gets its healing properties from a very high antioxidant, phenol and vitamin content. It has a mild stimulant effect and is useful for pregnant and postpartum women to build uterine strength. Often taken with kola nut and palm wine at Nigerian ceremonies, weddings and festivals, this indigenous gem increases blood flow to the heart and eyes, and thus can ward off heart attack and bring about vision health.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma (principle) into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."
~ Peace Pilgrim
"The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind." ~
"Life is a balance of holding on and letting go." ~
Photos by Tochukwu Sofuluibe
Location: Nimbus Art Gallery Lagos
Monday, March 17, 2014
"I assure you, if ye have the faith of a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto any mountain, be thou removed, be thou cast into the sea; and it shall do whatsoever you saith; and nothing shall be impossible unto you"
Thursday, March 13, 2014
In this book, I delve into God, sex and money and how divine love connects each on transformative levels, which can enlighten our experience. The different qualities of God are explained in the context of elevating our view of sexuality and wealth. God is brought into the realm of the human, as a beloved, “closer than breathing, nearer than hands and feet.” I seek to answer the fundamental question of where God stands on the issues of sex and money by offering a psycho-spiritual analysis in very simple and direct terms. We are facing an existential crisis over the pressures of being a sexual being in a world dominated by the pursuit of money. This book is balm for the soul who’s lost its proverbial way.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Aloe Vera and its miraculous properties:
• Halts the growth of cancer tumors.
• Lowers high cholesterol.
• Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
• Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
• Protects the body from oxidative stress.
• Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea.
• Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn's disease and other digestive disorders.
• Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms.
• Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
• Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
• Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
• Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
• Ends constipation.
• Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics.
• Prevents and treats candida infections.
• Protects the kidneys from disease.
• Functions as nature's own "sports drink" for electrolyte balance, making common sports drinks obsolete.
• Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
• Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.
• Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
"Whatever comes, do not push it away, whatever goes, do not grieve. Everything appears just like clouds floating by; they just come and go. Stay only as the unmoving awareness. Awareness and truth are one."
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
"The wonderful smell of rosemary is often associated with good food and great times. But it could just as easily be associated with good health. Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration. So, the next time you enhance the flavor of some special dish with rosemary, congratulate yourself for a wise as well as delicious choice." whfoods.com
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sun Yoga is a practice by which one lives off the energetic rays of the sun. In this practice, the sun is gazed at daily during sunrise or sunset for just a few minutes, in order to vitalize the pineal gland and feed the body with solar energy.
Apparently there are thousands of people around the globe living entirely off of sunlight. Contrary to popular belief, the body does not need food for energy or to stay alive. As all plants gain their substance from solar energy, we too can go to this pure source and receive our food directly. Along with pure water, Sun Yoga can give our systems all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals necessary for survival. The sun is clearly not the enemy it has been made out to be by the media. Studies have shown that it is, in fact, the chemicals in sunscreen and the additives in food, combined with extreme sun exposure that cause skin cancer. The sun itself is a benign, loving source of pure energy, warmth and light.
To practice Sun Yoga, one must be diligent in sun gazing daily whilst standing barefoot on earth or sand. The period spent sun gazing each day is increased incrementally. There is a systematic approach to this practice and when followed correctly, appetite lessens more and more until the body becomes naturally able to thrive on sun energy alone. This is an amazing practice with far-reaching implications for human growth and evolution. Sun gazing has also been explored as a way to elevate oneself spiritually and to overcome the density and limitations of the human form. Perhaps gravity itself will give way as we merge with the light, pure, free essence of the sun.
For precautions and a detailed explanation on sun gazing go here.
Monday, February 3, 2014
In Tantra, we utilize the energy of sexual ecstasy to reach euphoric heights of physical, emotional and spiritual communion. We join with a lover and practice sharing our bodies on deep levels of sexual play, intimacy and oneness. Penetration and orgasm cease to be our one-track focus and we allow arousal to deepen, rise and reach crescendos of passion over and over again, without actually coming to a climax.
This process stirs up within us coiling flames of spiritual light which correspond to a profound and powerful energy sourced from our Creator. It is the energy of bliss, of infinite love and of absolute creativity. With it swirling inside us from tantric union, we can experience much more than the temporary and fleeting pleasure of normal sex. The awakening of the kundalini spiral or our pure life force energy is akin to opening up a direct communication line with the Divine.
As our lover accepts and receives us at the deepest core of being and we dance together in a warm, flowing explosion of sensual and heartfelt love, a way is provided for the two to become one. In this, the merging of our bodies' polarities extends into a dissolving of the boundaries between the human and God. Our process of synergizing seemingly separate bodies, minds and souls, unites the whole of creation into a spiral dance of the One Song.
All of us can experience this reunion in our own love relationships. In simply putting aside competition, coercion, judgment and manipulation, we begin to approach sexual union as a prayer, a sacred opportunity to offer waves of unconditional love upon our partner in selfless devotion.
As a result, we experience the transforming effects of tantric union:
Timelessness, where you are no longer bound by the concept of time. Every preoccupation ceases except the full exquisite realization of this moment with your beloved.
Boundlessness, during which your body and the body of your lover merge as the material fixity of each dissolve into the spiritualized One self.
Ecstasy and Euphoria, in the ultimate experience of total body orgasm after the focal point of sensation spreads from the region of the sex organs to encompass the entire terrain of your inner and outer form.
Synchronicity, of thought, feeling and action is felt between you and yours bringing about an ecstatic harmony with the All That Is.
In Tantra there comes the moment when you no longer are, your partner no longer is, and a new, greater being is created, merged in mind, body, soul and spirit. With this level of sexual exploration, lovers can never tire of each other as they venture past the limited confines of body identification and leap into the boundless heights of soul connection. Sex in Tantra between two souls will always be new, exciting and of transcendent quality. Seek and discover the depths of this mystery within your love relationship and God will always stand right at your fingertips ~
For more on this topic, go to my book, God Loves Sex and Money ~
Saturday, February 1, 2014
When clarity of mind bursts forth from the constraints of human conditioning and encounters divine understanding, the synergy created is a deep and utterly transformational reunion with Self. In this reunion, a rising above the density of material existence is felt and the soul is set free into bliss. Free to surrender all but the loftiest notions of goodness, perfection and love. As the soul travels on this journey of oneness and alights in the orgasmic interplay with the highest realm, all the universe delights in ecstatic transcendence. The human mind is made whole again as it dissolves into the One mind. The All self unites and permeates the very essence of our being. We become complete, we heal, all problems are released and Grace alone prevails.
The crystal palace that shimmers between our old and new mind lights the way to the daily evolution of our small self. It is the sacred center of our being where we know God. Pouring forth the elixir of heaven, the ambrosia of angelic rapture, this mystical life center quenches the longing of our separate self, impregnating our core with Divine consciousness; and we ascend. We move past fear and sickness, overcome poverty and pain and rejoice in a new found integration with all that we truly are. The merging of the Essence self with that which was seemingly separate, is the sublime act of cosmic sexual union. "One becomes lucid within the dream of life and life is revealed to be a dream."*
After coming into perfect harmony with the Divine self, we receive the holy grail of communion and realize how empty we have been before this climactic moment. In fullness, now, we soar with our hand on the philosopher's stone, not to hoard or contain it but to unleash its passionate promise unto the entire universe. In profound joy, we go forth vibrating in unison with the cosmos in a glorious expression of bliss without end. As our body becomes the vehicle for the illumination of Spirit, we open at our very core to experience every nuance of the divine impulse. We become the cosmos~
For more on this, go to my book, God Loves Sex and Money ~
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Nirvana, Satori, Samadhi - the apex of human experience; but the question remains, how do we achieve these blissful states of enlightenment? Is it through years of spiritual practice and study or can we find bliss now by the simple act of stimulating our amygdala with positive imagery? According to a diverse body of research both ancient and contemporary, we can, in fact, do just that.
By self-stimulating our frontal lobes, the most advanced part of the brain, we can shift our capacity for creative intelligence to an off-the-chart degree. This stimulation can occur as a result of simple exercises during which we charge our amygdala using certain visualizations. A good way to test how prominently our frontal lobes are operating in our lives is by checking our emotional state. According to brain scientists, when we are experiencing fear, self-doubt, sadness and negativity, this area of our brain is turned off. "When positive emotion is low, advanced brain function is low. Negative emotion (fear, anger, depression, boredom) is a warning signal. Positive emotion (happiness, joy, love) is a built-in reward mechanism to encourage us to keep our frontal lobe circuits open. This is nature's method for encouraging further evolution of mankind's consciousness." Rev. Mary Hardy, PhD.
In looking more closely at our brains, we find that there is not just one amygdala, but two, on either side of our forehead, each with a posterior and anterior region. Activity in the back region of the amygdala relates to fear based responses and negative impressions, whilst the forward region being stimulated correlates with heightened pleasure, expanded creative power and higher consciousness.
Those of us with environmental illnesses have inadvertently wired our posterior amygdala on a toxic circuit of hyper-vigilant reactivity to chemicals and intense negative mental/emotional programming. We are, in effect, experiencing the worse features of a very powerful organ which is designed to be triggered by our senses, particularly our sense of smell. According to research by T. D. A. Lingo, "we understand that the olfactory bulbs stimulate the amygdala gland through smell and activate the frontal lobes of the brain - transcending space, time, energy and matter through consciousness." Somewhere along the way for EI sufferers, a strong chemical exposure got encoded in our brains as toxic and caused our system to go haywire, mis-firing the posterior amygdala and over-stimulating our immune system, long after the acute danger had disappeared.
Knowing this, we can immediately see how mixed-up the communication has really become between our sense of smell, our emotions and thoughts, and our keen-eyed amygdala. And just as immediately, we can see the avenue to resolving this dilemma for good. To instantly decide to take all thought and attention off of the posterior amygdala (fear, anxiety, worry) and give our entire self over to the "charging of our frontal lobes," is the clear and present key to a complete and sustained cure for environmental illness - and the beginning of an absolute transcendent experience of life, in general. This is not just some kind of "magic" happening in the brain; during experiments where subjects' brains were electrically monitored, a substantial lighting up of the frontal lobes was evident during amygdala self-stimulation.
Two very simple exercises have been offered by one of the pioneering researchers in amygdala stimulation, Neil Slade, and I have personally had amazing healing results with each. I feel that these exercises instantly bypass all the seemingly hard-wired brain channels which lead to multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, etc. Since we know the amygdala is intricately connected with the olfalctory sense, and that chemical odors trigger EI related symptoms, how about we stimulate the anterior amygdala by simply imagining an aroma we love while simultaneously seeing our front temples (seat of the anterior amygdala) being tickled by two feathers. Sounds quirky, I know, but I've tried it and it works immediately to shift both the intense chemical odor and the emotional drama created by the mind. And get this, it doesn't stop there. As physical symptoms are relieved and the body relaxes, a feeling of euphoria awaits just around the corner from this practice and increases over time!
The next exercise is to imagine a great source of light, God - the Universe, soaring down through the top of your head like a laser and splitting into two directions out through your left and right temples. Apparently, it is normal to actually feel a click inside when you have successfully 'turned on' your anterior amygdala. You can then play with increasing the intensity of the light as it moves through your frontal lobes. I have found the most incredibly blissful states arising from this practice, not to mention the instant relief from any and all EI symptoms, e.g., headaches, muscle pain, brain fog, nausea, etc. My sense of smell shifts in the most miraculous ways, with an immediate ability to catch whatever glorious scent is on the air, as if the charged amygdala, itself, begins to relax its defense and allow space for a joyous interaction with the atmosphere instead of a fight or flight response. It is truly an enlightening experience.
I believe those of us in the MCS, CFS, Environmental Illness community are the *wayshowers. We are the guides for the rest of humanity into the inner realms of our true selves. Our being hyper-sensitive is actually due to a hyper-powerful nature. We have the ability to tap into the synergy between thought and experience in profoundly acute ways. We sense what is below the radar of mass consciousness, giving us a portal into the spiritual dimension, the formless. Once we come to terms with our dis-ease, we realize it as a blessing - to enlighten us into our present power to make each and every moment our very own creation.
Contrary to the typical understanding of ourselves as canaries in a coal mine, I believe we are in fact star people on the precipice of the evolution of human consciousness. Let us take up our charge and heal the distorted world of human thinking.
*Wayshower - "A spiritually enlightened being who has the capacity to lead humanity through a process of spiritual development. Some traditions believe that Jesus was the Wayshower."
Thursday, January 23, 2014
What if you could tell your body to stop being allergic to chocolate and it listened? And if you could admonish your heart rate to slow down after mold exposure, ask candida to retreat back to its balanced state within your intestines, command your myopic eyes to see straight again? What if you simply imagined taking the highest quality spirulina in order to experience the actual affects of this chlorophyll-rich alkalizing fluid coursing through your veins? What if you could have your cake and eat it too?
What if you could talk to money about how much you want of it, when it will show up and with what degree of effort? Supposing you could instruct your house to shine on the market, selling quickly or your mortgage to be magnetic to its own substantial supply? Have you ever thought to communicate with your dying plant intently about manifesting what it needs to prosper, encouraging your car to make it the next 20 miles on that empty tank, or knowing that the impossible rift between you and your ex can be erased with one pure thought?
Do you realize your power? Are you aware that you are in total control and there are no limitations to what you can accomplish right now? Do you see that the groove of "I can't do it," imprinted on your neural pathways, ingrained in your mind, is the only thing stopping you from moving mountains? You created each and every mountain. Every limitation to which you seemingly fall prey is of your own making. You used to know your power, and did move that mountain before you. Now you call the mountain impossible and impact every experience of your life on earth with this lie. The mountain is an illusion...
I am gently nudging you with the truth. Wake up~
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Bringing peace into one's daily life is integral to health, harmony and longevity. A whole day filled with activity, interaction and communication must be grounded in a calm serenity in order for it to serve our souls. Yoga poses are direct ways to tap into our inner peace and align our daily lives with presence. Like trees that sway in the wind, weather sudden storms and take the heat of the bountiful sun, we can be solid, still and unwavering amidst the chaos of the world. This centered way of approaching life will enable us to live long and healthy lives, filled with contentment and joy.
Two ideal nutritional supplements to help enhance the natural rhythms of our body are the bio-available Vitamin C from HealthForce Nutritionals or the Earth Vitamineral powder. These Truganic, energetically enhanced formulas are infinitely more potent than the standard pill vitamins on the market, giving you the life- force your body, mind and spirit crave.
Monday, January 13, 2014
What if you could, had the power, and set forth the intention to train your mind to accept whatever you told it? Say, if your mind were like your child and listened intently to your every word and bought it all - lock, stock and barrel. Imagine the influence you would have in word, thought and deed, the ability to totally program your mind with the perfect, whole and abundant messages chosen by you according to your highest ideals. Well, based on the current scientific findings in brain chemistry, quantum physics and neural-plasticity, as well as the age-old wisdom of mystic sages, this power is in fact yours. It is time we took the roof off the human mind. "The sky is not the limit."
Are you prepared to acknowledge that your beliefs about a thing are 99.9% of the substance that makes it real? Could it be when you believe in toxic chemicals, cancerous cells, and depleted bank accounts you actually, of your own power, make these real for you in your experience. Could your world be neutral, waiting to follow your lead? The very fact that your life mimics your expectations is likely proof positive that you are the creator! Your nose runs when you "catch a cold," your money is short because it doesn't "grow on trees," and your relationships always go sour after that "six-month mark," simply because your obedient mind is only following your instructions and bringing forth experientially what you mentally create. Have you forgotten that you are a steward of infinity? Might you have misnamed your power and called it weakness. It seems the magnificence of you has been diverted, tripping over its luminous rays of light into a dizzying mis-creation. You are Power, remember?
It is, very clearly, a case of mistaken identity. You would not keep from your precious child a garden full of apples, knowing that this abundant place was yours to share. You would not deny them a cool fountain of crystalline waters to quench their thirst when you were the sole owner of the pristine land upon which this well had sprung. You would constantly venture to show them the beauty and love around them, as this very same glory poured out upon you daily, boundlessly. You would tell them wonderful stories, give them high-minded advice, reveal to them the greatest secrets to mastering the awe-inspiring feats you yourself were continuously accomplishing. Yes, you would give them the very best of your words, actions and thoughts, because you would understand that your presence was all-powerful and transcendent and what better else could you, would you, offer them.
Your mind and the body it expresses upon is your child. You are the all-powerful parent of it, by virtue of the living God within. The beneficient Creator. The fount of Love. Take back your Divine power. Imagine the very best of what you can conjure up and tell it to your mind and with all your heart believe it as true and real and act as if it is already done. For you are the Doer! If you say it, so shall it be done. Stop right now this moment saying things, thinking things, acting in ways that are not consistent with perfection, joy and wholeness. This will set you free from the false you who's lost its way and all its attendant sacrifices. The God in you will well up so magnificently, that all creation will come to meet it in humble acquiesence.
Let your highest Self stretch and unfold into its grand Being. Imagine yourself absorbing God essence all around you, for this is the Truth. Let every breath you take be as healing as the most expensive vitamins, every sound you hear sing the most melodic symphony, allow all sights to shine as pure visions of light and grace and acknowledge every encounter as a meeting with angels. Do this deliberately, constantly. Embrace the infinity of abundance and see money as always free and available through the direct action of the Highest Being within you.
Forget about the chemicals, toxins, diseases, disorders, crimes, wars, destruction, chaos and suffering that we alone have created in our misguided imaginations, as our false selves. These problems can only be solved through our releasing them, our discontinuing to tell that story to our children - our impressionable minds. It is time to tell the story of our realization of the perfect order that has always been at hand. We are the grand Creators, with the power to make this body and this earth exactly as we imagine it to be. So, it is time now that we put down the sword and remember who we are, whispering with calm authority, "wake up my child, your are free now...."
Along with the amazing yoga postures awaiting mastery, I like to use key supplements to enhance my body, mind and spirit. Time and again, I come back to Scorpion Pose in order to measure my body's fitness level and test the effectiveness of new nutritional products I've been using. This stretch really lets you know where your muscle, joint as well as mental weaknesses are. If you are drained, fatigued and overly toxic from too much acidic factors in your diet and lifestyle, then the deep bends and curves of the Scorpion will feel more challenging. Your spine will resist the twist, your bones the shift and your mind the focus. Not being able to fully reach into that arch of Scorpion is a signal that your body is holding on to a lot of toxic residue and in need of an alkaline boost to clear the system. Here is my recommendations for a quick cleanse:
Skip the heavy traditional breakfast for a week and have a nutrient packed smoothie instead. Vegan Complete Whole Food Optimizer has everything and more in its complex formula and is convenient to add to the blender with the rest of your mix. Green foods, probiotics, antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, you name it, it's all in there! Use a high quality juice like Ceres, if you don't have the time to make it fresh.
Add some organic fruit of your choice,
Blend it all up, drink, and watch your body come alive due to the much needed rest from heavy digestive work. An improvement in your flexibility will naturally occur after adopting this simple detox strategy - the true breakfast of yoga champions.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
There's nothing like doing yoga on the sand whilst the sound of ocean waves rushing upon the shore lull you in the background. Yoga possesses such a fascinating ability to revive and relax you at the same time. And the strength, agility and poise it builds, through consistent daily practice, is unmatched in any other fitness discipline. The headstand pose, one of my favorites, is a terrific way to build your core muscles, strengthen your spine and create deep levels of relaxation and peace.
You can easily work up to this asana by resting on your head a few minutes a day and then slowly lifting your legs with the support of a wall behind you. In time, your body will be able to support itself upside down almost as easily as it does right side up! For an anti-aging exercise, a daily headstand can't be beat. All those muscles, organs and tissues that have to fight the effects of gravity every day get a much needed turn around. And what better place than the beach to explore the fountain of youth, with the negative ions misting in from the sea water to bathe your hard-working body in pure essence energy.