Monday, May 16, 2016

Yoga Poses to Relive Stress

There are countless yoga postures and countless variations for each, but there are few golden poses that will always leave you feeling awakened and uplifted. Stretch, bend, and twist your way toward boundless joy with these time-tested postures. Keep in mind that some of these poses may be more advanced and it is advised that you seek the advice of a physician before beginning a new workout regiment. 

1. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)


How to do it:
- Lie face-down on your mat
- Fold your knees, bringing your heels toward your upper body
- Reach back and grab ahold of your ankles 
- With a deep exhale, press your pelvis down toward the ground to create your base
- On an Inhale, press your feet into your hands as you lift your head, chest, and abdomen
- Hold the pose for 5-10 breaths, releasing down slowly 

Bow pose helps to open your chest to increase lung capacity and oxygen within your body, reducing fatigue and strengthening the muscles of the back. This posture also counterposes habitual sitting patterns, leaving you feeling awake and vibrant!

2. Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)

How to do it:
- Stand tall on both feet and shift the weight of your body into one leg
- Fold the knee of the opposite leg, bringing the heel toward your upper body
- Reach back and hold onto the ankle
- With an Inhale, press the foot into the hand and lift the heel upward 
- Your opposite hand can extend forward (or place on a wall in front of you to help balance) 
- Hold the posture for 3-5 deep breaths, focusing your eyes to a single point in front of you
- Repeat on the opposite side
Dancer pose helps to create extension in the front of the body, opening the chest and abdomen to increase blood-flow to the internal organs, increase breath capacity, and aid in digestion. The posture also helps to increase balance, strength, and concentration.

3. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)


How to do it:
- Stand with your feet spread 3-4 feet apart (depending on your height). Point your right toes forward and have your back toes pointing outward. Your back inner arch should line up with your front heel.
- Place your right hand down onto your right shin and extend your left arm into the air.
- Your head can turn to face the left hand, but if it is too strenuous on your neck, you can look down at your right toes.
- Hold posture for 5-10 breaths, and then repeat on opposite side

Triangle pose is a gentle open twist, giving your lower back just the slightest rotation to alleviate built up back pain and stress. The opening of the front body helps to create space and blood flow to the internal organs, aiding in digestion. Because of its balancing nature, Triangle also helps to build concentration and balance.  

4. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-facing Dog Pose)


How to do it:
- Lie face-down on your mat with your hands in line with your navel
- With an Inhale, press both palms into the floor as your straighten your arms and roll your shoulders down your back. If you can, lift your knees off of the ground to deepen the pose
- The chin should look up without thrusting the neck
- Hold posture for 3-5 deep breaths

Upward-facing dog pose increases strength and stamina, as well as opens the chest and torso. It's the perfect counter-posture from sitting, as it lengthens the thighs and hip flexors, and improves overall posture.

5. Setu Bhandasana (Bridge Pose)


How to do it:
- Lie down on your back with your feet flat on your mat, heels underneath your knees about hip-width apart. 
- With your arms resting by your side, press your feet into the floor and lift your hips upward as you move your chest toward your chin.
- Hold pose for 5-10 deep breaths, continuing to reinforce your hips upward and your chest toward your chin.

Bridge pose stretches the chest and abdomen, increasing blood flow and oxygen to the internal organs, aiding in digestion. It also strengthens and stabilizes the lower back, reducing tension from habitual sitting. 

6 & 7. Chakaravakasana (Cat-Cow Stretch)



How to do it:
- Have your hands directly underneath your shoulders and knees beneath your hips
- With an Exhale, round your mid-back while you tuck your chin and tailbone under, coming into Cat Pose
- With an Inhale, drop your chest while you look forward and lift your tailbone upward, coming into Cow pose
- Continue moving between these two postures, Exhaling into Cat Pose and Inhaling into Cow Pose, for 2-3 minutes

Though technically two postures, this exercise helps to free up tension along the spinal column as you transfer between a forward bend (cat pose) and a backbend (cow pose). The continuous movement helps to stabilize and strengthen the spine and to clear the lungs, removing toxins and blockages from the respiratory system. The freeing up of tension in the spine will leave you feeling awake and smiling.

8. Vasisthasana (Side Plank)


How to do it:
- From a straight-line push-up position (plank pose), pivot onto your right hand and right foot
- Bow your hips upward as your extend your left arm into the air
- Your head can turn to face the left hand, but if it is too strenuous on your neck, you can look down at your right hand.
- Hold posture for 3-5 deep breaths and repeat on the other side

Side plank is known for increasing strength in the arms, legs, and core. The extension of the side body frees up stuck space between the ribs, increasing breath capacity and overall vitality. 

9. Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Hand Stand)


How to do it:
- Facing a wall, place your hands flat on the floor and about shoulder width apart.
- Lift your hips into the air and step in with one foot to kick the legs to the wall
- Once your legs are straight, look at the space between your thumbs as you press your body away from the floor
- Hold the pose for 3-5 deep breaths

Hand Stand helps to boost your energy and boost your mood quickly. By inverting your body, you're increasing blood flow to your brain, inducing an enegizing and calm response on your nervous system. Along with increased energy, this posture can also help to reduce anxiety.

10.  Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)


How to do it:
- Stand with your feet spread 3-4 feet apart (depending on your height). Point your right toes forward and have your back toes pointing outward. Your back inner arch should line up with your front heel.
- Bend your right knee and place your right elbow down onto your right knee and extend your left arm into the air.
- Your head can turn to face the left hand, but if it is too strenuous on your neck, you can look down at your right toes.
- Hold posture for 5-10 breaths, and then repeat on opposite side

Extended Side Angle Pose creates lateral extension, creating space between the ribs, increasing lung capacity and opens abdominal space, aiding in digestion. It strengthens your lower body and core, and leaves you feeling awake, calm, and joyful.

11. Camatkarasana (Wild Thing)


How to do it:
- Lift your left leg into the air, bending the left knee, and keep reaching back with your left foot until your toes reach the ground
- Extend your left arm as you reach your pelvis upward, reaching a maximum arching of your back
- Stay for 5-10 breaths, and then switch sides

- Wild Thing pose creates abdominal and chest extension, as well as lengths the lateral body, increasing circulation and lung capacity. It helps to build strength and confidence, leaving you feeling healthy and happy.

12. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)


How to do it:
- Start sitting on your heels
- Reach back with both hands and place your hands on your heels
- With an Inhale, scoop your pelvis forward (lifting off of your heels) and roll the spine forward and up as you gently tilt the head backward
- Continue to feel your chest reaching upward for 3-5 deep breaths

- Camel pose helps to reverse the upper curve of the spine and lengthen the front body, counterposing habitual sitting patterns. Its expressive heart opening will leave you feeling open and enthusiastic. 

13. Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior 1)


How to do it:
- Stand with your feet spread 3-4 feet apart and have your right toes pointing forward and your left foot flat on the floor at a 45-degree angle (toes pointing forward)
- Have your left hip rotating forward with an inner rotation of the left thigh
- Bend your right knee and lift your arms into the air as you press your chest forward
- Stay for 5-10 deep breaths, and then repeat on the other side

Warrior 1 pose increases strength, stability, and confidence as you embody your inner warrior. It increases pelvic floor stability, creates abdominal space aiding in digestion, and stretches the shoulders, leaving you awake and vibrant.

14. Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2)


How to do it:
- Stand with your feet spread 3-4 feet apart (a little wider than with Warrior 1)
- Have your right toes pointing forward and your back foot flat on the floor, with your toes pointing outward. Your back inner arch should line up with your front heel.
- Extend the arms out to the side and bend deep into your front knee (the front knee should come to hover right above your front ankle)
- Hold the posture for 5-10 deep breaths as your gaze beyond your front fingertips, and then repeat on the second side

Because of the sustained muscular engagement of the pose, Warrior 2 boosts stamina and endurance, helping to increase self-confidence and joy. Enjoy increased concentration and both mental and physical strength when you continue to practice this posture.

15. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)


How to do it:
- Start laying on your back, sitting on your hands (palms faced down)
- With an Inhale, press your elbows into the ground and lift your chest upward, releasing the top of your head upside down
- Stay for 3-5 deep breaths
- To come out of the pose, press the elbows into the floor again, lift the head to look at your toes, and then release your body to the floor

Fish pose opens the space between the ribs, allowing for increased lung capacity. Its reversal of the upper back helps to improve posture and free up tension in the spine. The stretch of the neck helps to relieve built up stress from shoulder shrugging and jaw clenching. 

Gerald Givens is a 500-hour certified teacher of Tantric Yoga and Meditation with over eight years of teaching experience. His teachings focus on overcoming stress and fatigue to empower practitioners to live to their fullest potentials.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pro-Bio 5 and Yeast Over growth

So, antibiotic means anti-life, which is the exact opposite of probiotic which means pro-life. Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria in the body, and they do not discriminate between the bad and the good. If you have ever taken a round of antibiotics please consider taking a probiotic to reintroduce healthy flora back into the body. Preferably one with the ingredient chitosanase which is a yeast eater and breaks through the chitin cell wall and kills the yeast overgrowth in the gut. 💗 xx

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This is one testimony from Feb.17th that you should READ!!
Yeast overgrowth, which affects our emotions and personality, will change a person's health.
His EYES... I know that the Pro Bio 5 works, but THIS?! What a change! I'd be thankful too! Below is what his mom has to say.
"The before picture was taken on Christmas Eve. The after picture was taken today. My son, Ben has been on ProBio 5 for 2 weeks now. I cannot begin to tell you the transformation that has taken place!!! After researching [yeast] overgrowth I realized that he had it, and had it bad. He does not have a colon and has struggled for years with physical and emotional issues. When he was in middle school he was very sick and was diagnosed with a "bacterial overgrowth." The solution was to put him on long term antibiotics. I now know that was the worst thing that could have happened. He went from a normal, intelligent, social person to basically a recluse. We tried therapy, medicine, natural remedies, name it! He got to the point where he wouldn't even try anything anymore. He slept all the time, craved milk, meat and alcohol, had severe attention issues, couldn't hold a job, dropped out of high school, went to college and made all F's his first semester and really just couldn't make it on his own at the age of 23. He gave up. He said nothing ever worked so why try. [Yeast] overgrowth can affect nearly every aspect of your physical, mental and emotional health so I knew I needed to get him on this! I asked him to try the Pro Bio 5 and he took one. The very next night HE came to ME to ask for "that pill I'm supposed to take." He could already tell a difference. In just a few days he was like a new person!!!! He stayed on 1 ProBio at night for a week then went to 2, which is what he is currently taking. He sleeps normal hours and has plenty of energy and motivation. He now has a job, a new truck, a new look and a new OUTLOOK!! He is about to move out of our basement and into a house! We are shocked at how quickly it started working in his system! He just told me that he is very thankful for Plexus!!! AND SO AM I!!!!!!!!!!!"

Monday, April 25, 2016

Blood Sugar

You don't have to be 'diabetic' to have wonky blood sugar.
What do you or did you struggle with? 1, 2, 3 or 4
Here are some SYMPTOMS of Blood Sugar Imbalance:
1. Fatigue. Feeling tired is a hallmark symptom of blood sugar imbalance and particularly so when it occurs after eating. If it's bad enough that you can't hold your eyes open after you eat that is a sure sign of dysregulation of your insulin which normally lowers your blood sugar.
2. Cravings. Especially for sweets and especially after you eat. Another strong sign of poorly regulated blood sugar.
3. Feeling super charged after eating. As much as we think that our food should give us energy it actually should do nothing but satisfy hunger and maintain the energy you already have. That supercharged feeling after eating can be a symptom of low blood sugar prior to eating. (I'm not counting the effect of caffeine here).
4. Poor focus or attention. When you notice that you can't continue to focus on what you are doing especially when it involves listening to someone, this can be a classic sign of failing blood sugar. Irritability, depression or frustration can accompany this.
Did you relate to any of these? You don't have to have them all, even just one of these indicators is a clue that your blood sugar needs an overhaul! In order to truly fix a blood sugar regulation problem, in particularly one that may be a long-standing issue or perhaps one that has strong genetic or cultural forces behind it, then you have to understand the mechanics of how glucose and insulin work in your body and how you can optimize their function

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Plexus Testimonies

Plexus Testimony:
From a wheelchair to THIS GUY! Wow! His wife is a pharmacist and reviewed these products with a fine toothed comb! This is simply amazing!
"My health declined over the years. I grew up on antibiotics, steroids, and pain meds. I have had horrible pain in my back and ankles since I was a child. I have been in and out of a wheelchair, cane, and braces at different times due to injuries, surgeries and pain. I have been partially paralyzed which is scary when you tell your toes to wiggle and just can't do it. I have been told we don't know if you will regain feeling. Over the last few years I have had a spinal Laminectomy, Discectomy, and Fusion. I also have had ankle surgery on both feet. With surgeries and Fibromyalgia pain it caused me to be in the wheelchair this last time for almost a year. I have Fibromyalgia which causes daily pain and fatigue and am possible Lupus. I dealt with muscle aches and spasms, Arthritis, nerve damage in my foot, elbow and back. I have IBS, Diverticulitis, Gout, Vertigo, high Blood Pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, low immune, Allergies, low testosterone, sleep apnea, and insomnia. I dealt with dizzy spells that would knock me to the ground. I had hot flashes and night sweats. I had brain fog, weight control, sugar cravings, frequent nausea, headaches, rash on neck and chest, acid reflux, and frequent chest pains. You get the point-I did not win the Genetic Lottery.
I was on about 20 medications and was taking 6 pain pills per day to get through the day.
Since then I was able to come out of my wheel chair sooner than expected, I have come off ALL my medications, no more CPAP, blood levels are now normal, greatly reduced Fibromyalgia pain, no more brain fog, I have lost weight and over 50 inches,etc.
People often ask what products I take. I started with the Slim and Accelerator plus combo. Almost two months in I added the Bio Cleanse and the Probio5. I also added in the Xfactor at this time. Over the next few weeks I added in the Ease cream and pills along with the Nerve Health. I have recently added MegaX are wonderful plant based Omega product. I occasionally use the Plexus Cream for sunburn, skin issues, etc.
Plexus didn't give me my life back-PLEXUS GAVE ME A LIFE!!! I believe in Plexus so much that as of December 31st 2014, my family took a huge leap of faith and I quit my successful career making $65-80k per year plus awesome benefits to pursue a career with Plexus.
I want to leave you with a final thought:
WHAT IF PLEXUS WAS THE LAST THING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS NEEDED? If you are an Ambassador, Why are you waiting to tell them about it? I would have done anything or paid anything to feel the way I do.
Thank you again for the opportunity to share my story. I Pray my story can become other's story."

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Type 2 Diabetes

Curious about what PLEXUS is?
Plexus Slim was co-developed by two scientists whose desire was to create a plant-based consumable product for diabetics in hopes of reducing their need for diabetic medication/insulin. In the clinical trial, they found that the diabetics were reporting back that they had better daytime energy, they were sleeping better at night, their blood sugars balanced out to normal in that they were no longer needing their medication, they had a reduced appetite, lost their desire for sugar, they no longer needed their cholesterol or blood pressure medication AND as a side effect – they were losing weight.
Plexus Worldwide was approached by the scientists and asked them to market this product as a weight loss product in 2009. In the following years, the co-developers developed many other plant-based products to go in conjunction with the Slim drink that would aid in quicker fat loss, digestive health, discomfort relief, and overall health. Since that time, many more people are coming out of the woodwork with testimonies who are getting relief from a wider variety of illnesses than anticipated. While the company does not advertise these as issues that are being resolved, new testimonies come out daily that share a person’s relief from illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, hormonal imbalances, infertility, thyroid disease, gout, acne, anxiety/depression and so much more.
Plexus works by first filtering sugar through the liver and breaking it down before it gets to the pancreas. When the pancreas isn’t overworked, the body releases bad fat it has been holding on to. Most diets/exercise regimens “force” fat off the body. But when the exercise or the diet ceases, the weight comes back. When the body releases bad fat naturally in an unforced fashion, it does not come back. There is no dieting with Plexus. Simply put, the product works by changing what you desire in ways of suppressing the appetite and taking away your desire for sugar/sweets/junk. Our part is to be mindful of how much we are satisfied with and whether or not we truly need to have that dessert! If you allow the product to, it will do its part and you do yours. It will balance out what is wrong in the body and make it right. Once the body is in balance, it will release the bad fat it has been holding on to.
So, how long until you see results? That is hard to give an exact answer since every physical body is different and every person has different amounts of toxins, fat, issues to overcome. It is recommended to stick with Plexus for at least 90 days to allow your body and systems to balance out and regulate. You will first go through a mild detox and your Plexus friend will help you through this by customizing your product regimen to you based on how your body is reacting in the early stages. The abnormalities within the body didn’t happen overnight and for most, it will not come off overnight. Please be aware that most people lose inches before they lose pounds, so be sure to take measurements! BUT you will FEEL results rather quickly! And you can’t put a price tag on feeling healthier!
Consider this:
¥ 8 out of 10 Americans are overweight
¥ Diabetes - 29.1 million, 9.3% of population (1 in 10 suffer, in 35 short years, this number will be 1 in 3 Americans!)
¥ High Cholesterol-17% of population (1 in 6 adults)
¥ Chronic Pain - 100 million (1 in 10)
¥ Arthritis - 52.5 million (1 in 5)
¥ Neuropathy - 80 million cases
¥ Autoimmune Disease - Up to 50 million Americans suffer
Think to yourself, who do you know that could benefit from these products?

This is my Dad and his 11 month progress.
I don't have a memory of my dad not picking and poking himself. He has been a type 2 diabetic for 20+ years. "Good" blood sugars for him were getting them into the 200's. His good is someone else's awful. He constantly took naps (would fall asleep in the middle of conversations), was irritable, struggled ever having a healthy lifestyle, and tried it all. Yes, he would lose a few pounds here and there, but there was never anything that helped with his diabetes. Today, 11 months on plexus he is NO longer being prescribed insulin, and his doctors have told him on paper he doesn't even look like a diabetic. He is down 60lbs, insulin free, no napping, feels great, craves healthy food, and best of all he has added years to his life. We are so grateful for plexus!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Join Plexus

I am very pleased to announce that I have become a Plexus ambassador. I am not one to sell things to others but when I found these products I just had to start using them and I found out if I became an ambassador I would save a great deal on the products I was using. And if anyone bought from me I would earn money...It really was a no brainier. To register go to my site and click join Plexus, you will need to enter my ID#            ID# 1406580

I'm looking for THREE people who want to JOIN my team! Don't have the time? You'd be surprised how easy it is to fit into your day. Don't have the money? Then definitely sign up and earn some extra income! Don't need to lose weight? How about some more energy, amazing sleep and a healthy gut like you haven't had in years! Not sure if it's safe? I've got lots of friends who are nursing, health care professionals, mental health care providers and more who all take the products (just show the ingredients to your doctor).
Honestly - we have so much fun! Great group of people who will cheer you on the whole way! And I'll be your biggest fan. All you have to do is give it a try!. This opportunity is changing my life for the better everyday! I HIGHLY recommend it!!! Message me for info!!

Plexus got positive marks from the #1 hospital and care center in the US.
What if one of the TOP medical facilities in the world evaluated Plexus?
✔Well, it DID‼A top Nutritionist from the Cleveland Clinic evaluated Plexus products being taken by a patient being treated for CELIAC‬ DISEASE.
Here is the scoop...
US News & World Report ranks the Cleveland Clinic Hospital and the extensions of Cleveland Clinic as the #1 Hospital & Care Center in the U.S. A patient treated for Celiac Disease went for a very thorough Nutrition Review with one of their top Nutritionists.
A thorough evaluation was done of ALL the ingredients of the PLEXUS X-FACTOR (multivitamin). The Result? Very highly complimented and was even encouraged to take 2 per day!
PLEXUS SLIM was evaluated. The result? Very high marks for what it does for normalizing glucose levels in the gut and reducing inflammation in the intestinal tract. This top Nutritionist said people do not realize how inflammation wears on the body.
PROBIO5 was scrutinized. The result? It was suggested that THIS probiotic be taken over any of the over-the-counter probiotics. In fact, this Nutritionist was so impressed with how Plexus managed to formulate All Natural & Gluten Free products to address many gastro and gut issues. It was stated that these products would be VERY BENEFICIAL in managing autoimmune disease!
What creates inflammation? A variety of core issues. Sugar is a culprit by and large more than we realize which fluctuates insulin and rapidly feeds yeast and acid levels, another contributor to leaky gut syndrome. Inflammation is terrible. Think gasoline on a fire to autoimmune disorders.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Plexus Block

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 60 day money back guarantee:

*Blocks starches and sugars from converting to glucose by up to 48%
*Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
*Helps reduce glycemic index of ingested foods
*Slows conversion of glucose to fat
*Promotes healthy weight control

Block is a stand-alone product and can be taken with Any plexus products...
I learned something very interesting recently. I have been reading a lot of Plexus testimonies about people using BLOCK to quit smoking but wondered just how something that blocks your body from absorbing starch and sugar could help you quit smoking. Well now I know!
There is a lot of sugar in cigarettes! Up to 1/2 a teaspoon in each one.
Did you know the #1 consumer of sugar is the processed food industry?
Did you know the #2 consumer of sugar is the tobacco industry?
Ever try to quit smoking and then you snack and eat on everything and gain weight so you start smoking again? It's likely because your body CRAVES the sugar from the cigarette. Who knew?
BLOCK actually helps block up to 48% of sugar from absorbing in your system, therefore helping you crave less.
Check out this link to understand WHY you should take BLOCK everyday vs. only before "cheat" meals...