Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Feel the tingling energy in every part of your body and become the sun

September 4, 2016

I am often 100% absorbed in my thoughts. I am unaware of the rest of my body, and unaware of the environment around me. That’s not good. Recently I have been learning, from Eckhart Tolle, to spread attention to my body. I pay attention to my hands; I notice a tingling. I recognize that tingling as energy. Then I pay attention to my feet; I notice the tingling energy there as well. I continue, paying attention to other parts of my body, noticing the tingling energy.

I think that I now understand this picture:

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I think the picture indicates that this person has succeeded in giving full attention to every part of his body, noticing all the tingling energy. When that happens, it must feel like one has become the sun.

Deadlifts to Activate the Kundalini Energy

September 7, 2014

Yesterday I had a tremendous amount of energy. So much energy, in fact, it was difficult to sleep last night. Today I reflected on this and asked: Did I eat something different? No. Did I take a new vitamin supplement? No.

Then it occurred to me that I did do something different yesterday: I did deadlifts for the first time in several weeks. I am convinced that it was the deadlifts that activated the energy in my back and spine!

I remember reading about a spiritual practice called Kundalini Yoga. The objective of the practice is to raise the Kundalini (energy) at the base of the spine. It occurs to me that the deadlifts I did yesterday raised my Kundalini!

Want to raise your Kundalini? Do a set of 20 reps of deadlifts!

Diary of my move to a low-carb diet

July 25, 2014

As I get older I have noticed that my body is more sensitive to sugar and sweets: my energy fluctuates widely, I get sleepy after eating sugar.

Recently I read an article [1] which says there is increasing evidence of a connection between high blood sugar levels and dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Time to go low carb…

… I have been on a low carb diet for nearly two weeks. Interesting changes are occuring in my body.

The first day of the diet (Sunday) I felt disoriented and low energy. I wee’ed a lot. I lost 3 pounds overnight. The next day I felt better and continued to feel better and better all week. By the end of the week my energy level was rock steady. No more yo-yo in my energy levels.

On Saturday I went for a 30 minute walk followed by a very intense workout. I felt tired all day. The next day (Sunday) I went for a 90 minute walk first thing in the morning. Upon finishing the walk I felt drained. That entire day I was more drained than I have ever felt in my life. I could barely move. All I wanted to do is sleep. “There’s no fuel in the tank”, I thought. Interestingly, a couple days later I reflected on that and realized what had happened: since I was not giving my body carbs to replenish the cells energy, I literally was “out of fuel”. The next day my energy was back to high levels. Apparently it is taking my body longer to replenish the cell’s energy stores. My body hasn’t yet made the switch to using fat as its primary fuel source; it is still relying on carbs for its energy source.

This past week I have felt good: my energy is high and steady. My wee smells kind of strange.

Update (Sept. 7, 2014): I have been on a low-carb diet for 8 weeks now. It has been remarkably easy to maintain the diet. Initially I was tempted by breads and sweets but not any longer. My energy level is constantly high. No more yo-yo energy cycles. I have lost 7-8 pounds in the 8 weeks. I think that I have gained some muscle. My abs are more ripped than they have been in many years. This week I listened to a doctor on the radio talking about recent research showing that low-carb is a heart-healthy diet. That made me feel good as it confirms that I am on the right path.

Update (Sept. 15, 2014) Good article: Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

[1] High Blood Sugar Linked to Dementia

By sheer will power I will survive

May 4, 2014

The below picture shows a person making a herculean effort. For me, the picture symbolizes a great deal. It symbolizes indomitable willpower. It symbolizes passion. It symbolizes that no matter what obstables life may throw at me, I will, by sheer willpower, survive. When an obstacle confronts me, I will grit my teeth, summon all my strength and passion, and I will overcome. So it is more than merely a picture of a person exercising; it is a symbol for life itself.

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