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Past, Present, and Future: Interview with Jeroen De Wit, Quantum Healer

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Quantum Healing Reiki MeditationI had the privilege to sit down and speak with a friend of mine Jeroen De Wit (Pronounced “Ya – Roon”) who is a practitioner of QHHT, or Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique, and Reiki, a Japanese technique to promote healing and unblock energy in the body. During our meeting we had a chance to discuss Jeroen’s background as well as experience in the field. Jeroen has a master degree of spirituality and psychology from the University of Santa Monica and works with individuals to help transform their life and improve in many different aspects. Jeroen is very dedicated to his art and giving the best.

Carlo: Hi Jeroen can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?

Jeroen: Originally I’m from the Netherlands. As a kid I’ve always had a sense for the magical, the unseen. A book from The Monroe institute about out-of-body experiences sparked my fire and resonated with my thoughts about physical reality. Born in the early seventies, I was always looking at how to improve the world. There were immature people running the show and always wanted to make a difference.

Carlo: What about any important life changing experiences?

Jeroen: In 2006 things changed when I met and trained under Dolores Cannon. She was a big inspiration into my development and personal empowerment.

Carlo: Can you tell us about some of your successes with your clients as a practitioner?

Jeroen: Yes. I’ve worked with women with fertility issues. In some cases where there was no period. Physical ailments, benign tumors, low back pain. Some people feel like their life becomes unstuck. It depends on the person but those with the will to become healthier will.

Carlo: What can you say about lifestyle in the role of healing?

Jeroen: Lifestyle plays an important role in healing. There are no magic pills that we sometimes expect. People need to take care of themselves. I facilitate a connection for folks to their higher self.

Carlo: Interesting, then what are your thoughts on the role of nutrition on the journey to wellness?

Jeroen: Listen to your body. Stay away from GMO’s, go for fresh foods and avoid the processed things. Your body is your vehicle on this planet. If you allow it to shut down, you’ll have less defenses to protect you.

I am a vegan because I believe in not doing any harm. Animals are killed and tortured just to put meat on the table. The sustainability aspect and the resources involved for meat consumption are impractical.

Carlo: So where do you practice?

Jeroen: I practice in Eagle Rock and at a pa around the Silver Lake area as well as do out calls for people who are immobile or can’t travel far, such as hospice care, elder groups, etc.

LA is fertile ground for this type of lifestyle, to know that this is not just “crazy talk”.

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Carlo: LA is a great place and the energy here is great. How long do your sessions last generally?

Jeroen: About 4 – 5 hours for a quantum hypnosis healing session. Energy healing takes about an hour. Meditation is an hour to one and a half hours.

Carlo: Any thoughts on what’s going on in the world, politics?

Jeroen: None of the political candidates represent the image above, so I’d rather support grassroots organizations. Because a no vote is a vote for trump I’d vote for Hillary.  The media plays a big role, and the wool has been pulled over our eyes for so long. I support people taking charge of healthy food production.

Carlo: Any projects that you are working on?

Jeroen: I’m working with an organization called healthy is the new skinny, helping women focusing not on just the body but other aspects and goals to achieving health.

Carlo: What message do you have for the world?

Jeroen: Despite all the madness out here there is hope. The harmonics of human consciousness are changing. The old Paradigms are breaking down but a loving new structure is growing. There is so much help out there to support us on the physical plane.

You can contact Jeroen via his website:

Jeroen de Wit, MA Spiritual Psychology
Past Life Therapy * Energy Healing & Life Coaching * Meditation
www.source-energy-therapy.com

 

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Stretch Tips For Relieving Tension In The Back

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“Why is my back so tight?” was the question that was asked by the one who did not stretch…

Constant lifting, bending, excessive sitting, or prolong standing?

Over training/over-developing of the erector spinae and other low back muscles?

Sigghhh…

Back muscles tend to become stiff and rigid. Why am I writing this? Because in the clinic I’ve seen, diagnosed, and treated many cases of low back pain with success. I’ve even had a bout of it myself which lasted about a day and a half. Why did the pain come? I wasn’t taking care of myself properly at the time. How did I rid myself of this ailment? Stretching of course… and 7 years pain free.

Ok so I’ll assume you don’t care about the eitology behind the tightness of your back causing you pain and discomfort and just want to find a quick fix to your solution. Alright, keep scrolling.

Glutes, hamstring, quadriceps, and calf stretches.

Hamstring/Calf Stretch

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Photo Credit: Fabio Mascarenhas

I enjoy this stretch and do it on a daily basis. The start of obtaining high martial art kicks and relief to your low back pain.

  • Keep your back straight when performing this exercise and bend at the waist.
  • Look forward to help keep your posture and maintain balance.
  • Make sure your foot is pointed up to
    Calf stretch
    Photo Credit: Håkan Dahlström

    the sky. This ensures that you are maximizing the stretching of your muscle fibers, especially the gastrocnemius, soleous, fibularis longus and brevis, also known collectively as the calf.

  • Maintain your breathing.

Gluteus Stretch

  • Great stretch for targeting the gluteals.
  • Try to focus the stretch on the glutes.
  • Avoid putting strain on the knee.
  • Keep ankles relaxed.
Photo Credit: Ben Bradshaw
Photo Credit: Ben Bradshaw

Quadricep Stretch:

Photo Credit: Håkan Dahlström
Correct
Man stretching
Incorrect
  • Stand upright and try to prevent leaning forward.
  • Use the ground with a pillow to train with help obtain a full stretch of the quads.
  • Make sure you hold on to an object to maintain your balance. If you’re able to you can also extend one arm out and look straight ahead to maintain balance if you don’t have something to hold you up.

Good posture can save you a lot of pain and discomfort. Stretching and mastering your flexibity can help improve your posture. Got it? Good.

Ohhh wait! How long should I hold each stretch for?

I recommended for beginners 30 seconds each leg (for the quad stretch 20 seconds). This gives enough time for the body to relax and the muscles to obtain a good stretch. 45 seconds each leg (30 seconds for the quad stretch) is an optimal goal to reach towards.

And lastly…

  • Don’t Overstretch. Let your muscles speak to you and let them relax.
  • Don’t hold your breath. Don’t!
  • Don’t hurt yourself.
  • Don’t do any stretches you are not comfortable with. Seek help of a qualified trainer to guide you as needed.

Progress! If you’ve been stretching for two months and haven’t noticed any changes in your flexibility then you need to adjust your routine to become more effective.

Focus! Stretching is like lifting weights. You want to see some results then do the exercise correctly! Many times I have seen people just sit there for 30 seconds and not even move one centimeter forward. Persistance, calmness, and awareness people!

So what was the point of all this? Oh yeah, stretching can be beneficial to your back pain relief. Thee End.

 

What? You think there’s more?

 

 

No. Go out and do it. Now.

 

 

No, I can’t stretch for you that’s impossible.

 

Credit Last Two Photos: Tony Alter, Håkan Dahlström

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10 Reasons to Get Out of the Gym

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While most of us want to get as fit as possible and stay in shape, doing so in an actual gym is oftentimes not the best solution. Gyms can offer many benefits such as professional training, a social atmosphere, and motivation – however, for some, these amenities are simply not enough to overcome the drawbacks.

1. Cost

Certainly, one of the biggest reasons why people would prefer to not work out in a gym is the cost. Although the monthly membership price has come down a great deal over the years due to competition, this is still an expense that can be avoided – especially if one has other potential options for working out for free. It today’s tough economic environment, this is one cost that could easily be cut from the household budget.

2. Wait Time for Machines

Depending on where you work out, you could run into the frustration of having to wait in line for various exercise machines. This is particularly the case immediately after the holidays when many are still clinging to their New Year’s resolution of losing weight.

This pausing between machines can also throw a real monkey wrench into your workout plan, as it is not a good idea to cool off your muscles for too long between exercises. In addition, just the opposite can be true as well when there is a crowd at the gym and you are only allowed to stay on certain machines for a maximum period of time. By shortening your workout, you will not be getting the full benefit of the exercise routine.

3. Germs

Today, people are more germ conscious than ever – and rightly so. Unfortunately, even though workout facilities typically promote health, stepping on to a stair master or treadmill that still has remnants of the previous user’s sweat is not only unappealing, but unhealthy.

4. Injury

Many gyms today have attendants who monitor the members as they exercise. However, not all of these gym employees are full-fledged fitness trainers who are familiar with the exact way to utilize the equipment. Incorrect instructions can – and often do – lead to serious injury. Therefore, it is likely much safer to study a particular workout routine that you are interested in starting before moving forward and receive proper training.

5. Noise

You would be hard pressed to find a gym today that doesn’t have loud music, televisions – or both – all playing at the same time. This, coupled with the noise of the machines, can make concentrating on your workout difficult at best. While some people prefer to wear headphones while jogging to the beat, others would rather take the time to concentrate both physically and mentally while working out. This is unlikely to be possible at a gym.

6. Distractions

Although most people enjoy talking with friends and acquaintances, while trying to concentrate on exercising, it can often be distracting to be interrupted by social activity. Working out at home can allow for much better concentration on your exercise – leading to much more effective benefits of the routine in the long run.

7. Self-Esteem

Gyms can sometimes tend to be a place for social activity as well as working out. In certain instances, though, those who may be just starting out or who are uncomfortable with their current physical condition, showing up at the gym alongside those who are in tip top shape can be a cause for lowered self esteem.

8. Lack of Variety

Most gyms offer a number of various machines for cardio and strength training. However, with the large number of workout routines that are now available on DVD, it is much easier – and more fun – to change up your moves on a regular basis outside of the gym. You are also likely to get more benefit too!

9. Fresh Air

One of the best reasons to get out of the gym for your exercise time is the fresh air that can be taken in while jogging, biking, or taking part in other types of exercise outdoors. While there are some areas of the country that have colder winter temperatures, if dressed appropriately, you can still get good exercise benefits outside all year long.

10. Travel Time

Travel time can also be a big drawback to working out in a gym as versus staying home. This can particularly be the case for those who work full time. Depending on the traffic in your area, you may be taking up an hour or more of your time just in travel to and from the gym. Alternatively, by participating in a workout at home, you can avoid the long wait times for machines, do away with the travel time in the car (and the extra gas expense), and get much more accomplished in a shorter period of time.

Hilary Rose is an exercise and nutrition writer for many fitness blogs. When she is not enjoying the outdoors, you can find her designing storage solutions for athletic equipment. Originally Published on: Jun 14, 2012

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Believe It Or Not: How Yoga Can Change Your Life

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Yoga is a lifestyle.  It’s a way of life and a way of looking at the world.  Most importantly, yoga is accessible to all.  There are dozens of different kinds of yoga.  If you didn’t like the few yoga classes you’ve tried, it simply means you haven’t found the right style for you.  Whatever your complaint, there is a style of yoga out there to suit your preference.  Yoga is for everyone and the truth is it can change your life.  Here’s how:

Patience

In any given yoga class you may be asked to slow down, speed up, hold it, rest, close your eyes, breathe, listen…listen to what?  Well, that’s for you to find out.  Imagine you’re holding a pose that’s incredibly challenging and screaming inwardly for the teacher to guide you towards release.  You’re sweating, you’re breathing.  “This is it,” you’re instructor says.  “This is yoga,” and you’re learning patience.  The very next week you’re standing in the longest grocery line ever and somehow it’s not so bad.

Strong Body, Strong Bones

You’ve heard it before: weight-bearing activity builds strong bones and strong bones mean reduced chances of osteoporosis or the loss of bone mass as we age.  Weight-bearing activity often conjures up images of body builders and endless repetitions holding free-weights in front of mirrors.  Not the fitness routine for you?  Try yoga.  Positions like plank, side plank, downward facing dog, and tree pose place added body weight on hands and feet.  Over time, this kind of activity prevents bone mass loss reducing the likelihood of certain age related diseases, not to mention the added muscle strength and endurance. 

Self-Confidence

“Oh, I can’t do yoga. I’m not flexible at all!”  I hear it all the time.  When acquaintances find out that I’m a yoga instructor, all kinds of self-inflicted judgments begin to fly, as if they are apologizing for their delinquency.  But honestly, saying you’re not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath. Other protests to taking up a yoga practice: “I need to lose weight,”  “I’m not patient enough (see above),” “I’m not good at it.” The magic of yoga is that it helps you through these issues. 

Life Enhancement

Yoga is about experiencing each moment in life, noticing the details and being at peace with them.  This starts on the mat.  This amazing thing happens when you encounter a yoga pose that you think is impossible: you’ll encounter it again.  And when you do, you scoff and think you know how silly it is and how your body will never be able to do that but you give it a go.  Maybe you wobble, maybe you fall.  But the next time your instructor takes you through that pose you think maybe you’ll give it another go.  You do and eventually you get it.  This thing you thought you could never do, you’ve done.  It’s beautiful and suddenly, the world opens up.  Every thing you ever said you couldn’t do can now be measured against this pose — this pose that you now can perform with confidence.  And it will be hard not to bring this confidence into every other aspect of your life, including family and relationships, career building and health. If you want to pass on your wellness knowledge, you can even consider undergoing yoga teacher training or attending a massage therapy school to spread the love and joy to other apprehensive students.

Jazmine Green is an associate editor for LA YOGA Magazine who has written about yoga teacher training and massage therapy school programs. Jazmine lives and writes in Los Angeles, California.  

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The Benefits of Yoga You Probably Didn’t Know About

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– Few realize that Yoga is a direct result of the Hindu theistic practice that connects the mind, body and spirit. However, the physical aspects of this religious tradition have transferred into the fitness world as one of the best ways to relax and build muscle strength. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Yoga as “a system of postures, breathing techniques and meditation derived from yoga, but often practiced independently, especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being.” Yoga is practiced in one of two ways, through postures and breathing. Postures are physical poses the body shapes into for toning and flexibility. Breathing occurs with the posing to control the mind as well as muscle movement. In recent years Yoga has become one of the most popular workouts because it not only puts the body in shape, but it has additional mental health benefits as well.

The most obvious benefit of yoga is that it greatly reduces stress while strengthening muscles and joints. However, there are far more benefits that greatly improved a Yoga enthusiasts’ life.

Increased fitness- Yoga is one of the best ways to gain control of your health. The postures used in Yoga help tone the body from head to toe, while teaching the body how to strengthen muscles through absolute control. It must be practiced regularly to see these results.

Chronic pain management- The relaxing factors of Yoga can help reduce pain and maybe other symptoms in chronic diseases such as depression, cancer, anxiety, and joint pain.

Better sleep- Yoga puts the mind at ease, therefore people who suffer with insomnia will find that they can sleep better at night.

Weight loss- Most people who practice Yoga would agree that the control aspect of this workout leaks into other parts of their lives. This includes helping people be mindful of what they eat. Often those who practice Yoga do not over eat and learn how to control portions and intake.

Compassion and better relationships- Yoga helps people learn a sense of community. Those who practice Yoga often work out together in studios and meet for meditation. Not only is it a way to make friends, but it helps you strengthen the existing relationships in your life as well.

An image of a man in a Yoga Pose MeditatingConfidence- Yoga enthusiasts gain confidence because the truth is that Yoga isn’t easy. Postures are difficult to hold and it takes patience to learn the proper breathing techniques. It’s fulfilling to learn these skills and perfect them over time. The workouts also tones the body, so physically Yoga makes people feel good about themselves.

Strength- Over time the body will not only become more flexible from completing various postures, but it will also strengthen muscles as well. The longer one practices Yoga, the stronger he will become.

Lowers inflammatory protein- The Ohio State University research team conducted a study that found that Yoga lowers a damaging inflammatory protein. According to the study the relaxation that Yoga provides help lower stress which ultimately creates this protein. The inflammatory protein can lead to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and arthritis among other life threatening diseases.

Yoga is such a popular form of fitness regime that it is at the center of many fun trends. The Equinox luxury gym in Los Angeles introduces a number of classes to patrons, including its latest- karaoke yoga. This class is the buzz of the fitness world being featured on major news shows including Good Morning America. Yoga instructor Jennifer Pastiloff designed the class with DJ Gina Mooring to offer a “joy based” exercise to help raise morale. “This is about having the workout of your life, singing dancing and feeling silly,” Pastiloff told GMA. The class is such a success it is heading to Chicago and New York gyms as well.

Perhaps the best part of Yoga is not only the benefits, but that you can do Yoga anywhere in any time. Postures and workouts are available ranging from a few minutes to an hour in length. It is about finding a regime that fits in your schedule and helps you meet your fitness goals. Yogapaws makes this possible because they fit right in your purse or briefcase for easy travel in lieu of a bulky yoga mat. Regardless how much you know about Yoga, do not be afraid to try this fitness trend. Classes are available at all levels.

This is a guest post by David Veibl for Yogapaws, the best yoga site, and home of the world famous yoga gloves and travel yoga mats. Check out our yoga blog on our website on the link.

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