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Staying Healthy With Energy

The word “health” in Sanskrit means “to be established in the Self”. That is to say that it is a broad and integral concept in which body, mind and spirit must be in harmony. There are seven layers of existence: body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and Being.

So we need to learn about them and the techniques to keep them healthy and in harmony. How? Through regular meditation, massage and breathing techniques. With a few minutes of daily meditation, our entire body rejuvenates.

There are four sources of energy:

  • Eating
  • Dreaming
  • Breathing
  • Meditation

Paying proper attention to these substantial sources of energy, we can recover our health, strengthen it and feel more full of life and energy.

Benefits of Regular Massage

Reduces blood pressure

Boosts the immune system

Dampens harmful stress hormones

Raises mood-elevating brain chemicals such as serotonin

Massage can also stimulate nerves that carry signals from the skin to the brain, triggering positive changes throughout the body.

Benefits of Regular Meditation

Improves concentration

Encourages a healthy lifestyle

Reduces stress

Increases self-awareness

Increases happiness

Shown to slow down the aging process

Benefits cardiovascular and immune health

 

 

Benefits of Breathing Exercises

A disease-free body.

A mind free from confusion.

An intellect free from inhibitions.

A memory free of trauma.

A soul free from suffering.

A society free of stress.

90% of the body’s toxins are eliminated through respiration , but we hardly use 30% of our lung capacity.

In turn, breathing is associated with different emotions. Can you notice that you breathe in different ways when you are happy, stressed and anxious? Through our breathing, we can change our emotions and endocrine system.

Let’s use a mobile device as an example. The cell phone needs charging. When the battery is finished, you call a number and say: “Hello, hello” but nothing will happen because the phone isn’t charged. Also, if the SIM card has no minutes, the call will not happen. Similarly meditation is like changing the SIM card and breathing is like charging the cell phone battery. Both are essential for communicating with ourselves and the universe around us.

We talk through vibrations. If our vibrations come from stress, then we transmit it and create aversion in our environment. For this reason so many conflicts occur. When we cleanse our presence, through breathing practice and meditation, our vibrations become so pleasing that we create positivity in our surroundings. Something essential in our day.

In Europe alone, 30% of the population suffers from depression: Psychologists and sociologists say that in the next 10 years this figure will rise to 50%, really alarming. We can not allow half of the population to become depressed. We need to do something now to bring about a change in our lifestyle.

Implementing these techniques daily gets rid of stress and tension and allows us to smile more and more.

Whatever your activity, you need energy and enthusiasm. A professional needs will and enthusiasm, an artist needs imagination and enthusiasm, an entrepreneur needs power of intuition and enthusiasm. With regular meditation and massage you can improve your intuitive ability, increase your enthusiasm and allow creativity to flourish. Meditation is useful in all areas of life. Of course, for those who are oriented to the development of a religious and / or spiritual life, meditation brings depth into practices.

 

Antigua Guatemala

Approximately 1 hour from Guatemala City, Antigua Guatemala is a colorful city of rustic beauty, major historical significance and a vibrant culture.

Set in the Panchoy Valley nestled beneath three volcanoes, Volcan Fuego being one of the most active in Central America, Antigua retains an impressive catalog of colonial ruins and civic structures.

Parque Central in Antigua Guatemala is the heart and soul of the colonial city. It is an old style Spanish Plaza with concentric paths inside and the center focal point being the “Mermaid Fountain”. It was designed in 1739 by master architect Diego de Porres, who was in charge of nearly all of the city’s design. The Central Park is very popular and filled with locals and tourists alike. Surrounding the park, you will find some of the towns main buildings such as the seat of the municipality and the cathedral.
Thanks to the dozens of Spanish-language schools that operate here, Antigua is a global hot spot, yet it remains a vibrant Guatemalan town. Its churches, plazas and markets are bustling with activity. Outside the city, you will find pueblos with indigenous communities, coffee plantations and volcanoes that offer ample opportunities for exploration and adventure.
While taking in all that Antigua Guatemala has to offer, treat yourself to a once in a lifetime massage experience with Pablo Gonzalez at Shen Masoterapia y Relajacion, located on the famous “Calle del Arco”, right across from Hotel Panza Verde.  His services offered include relaxing and theraputic massage as well as Mayan energy work that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed to continue your adventures exploring the beautiful colonial city.

Why massage is good for your health

Virtually every system of the body is affected by massage, either directly or indirectly.Here is a guide to how your body can benefit.

The skeletal system: Bone is affected indirectly by massage. Improved circulation of blood brings oxygen and nutrients to the bones. Joint stiffness and pain can be reduced. As the muscles become more flexible, joint movement increases.

The muscular system: Some massage movements relax and stretch muscles, reducing muscular tension and cramp. Massage also makes muscles more flexible by reducing muscle tone. Muscles tired by exercise are more quickly restored by massage than by rest.

The nervous system: Soothing massage can provide relief from nervous irritability and stress-related conditions such as insomnia and tension headaches. When used energetically to stimulate, massage may relieve lethargy and fatigue.

Circulation system: Massage can improve the flow of blood, which can help poor circulation. This is especially useful for anyone who is immobile.

Lymphatic system: Gentle massage stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps clear the body of a build-up of waste products. The relaxing effect of the massage can relieve stress, which in turn can boost the immune system.

Respiratory system: As you become more relaxed during a massage, respiration may become slower and deeper as you are using your diaphragm for breathing and expending less energy. Physiotherapists use cupping movements over the base of the lungs to relieve chest congestion.

Digestive system: Massage aids relaxation and therefore can help to increase the movement of food and waste products through the digestive system. This relaxation can have a balancing effect on the digestive system.

Urinary system: Waste products that have been released during massage find their way via the blood to the kidneys where they may be filtered out and eliminated.

Female reproductive system: Menstrual problems such as period pains and PMS can be alleviated by the relaxing effects of massage, as can menopausal symptoms.