Meditation – When we are able to avoid unnecessary negative thoughts, that state is known as peaceful state. (quote)

Thought I’d just post my thoughts on Meditation.  What I know and how it helped me.

When my first marriage ended after 26years, I went through a shock period, I didn’t know at the time what to do.  I felt like giving up but that was only short lived, I pulled myself together to get on with life.  

I’d been doing Yoga for 30+ years mainly for relaxing, not getting into those awkward potions though.  But at that time it wasn’t helping me get on top of my mind, I’d heard about Meditation and how great it was, but didn’t know a thing about it.  So I got a book out of the library on it, reading through it I was waiting for something big to come out of it.  When I’d finished reading it, there was nothing in it that I didn’t already know through Yoga.

After reading another book I realised the difference.  Yoga is mainly for relaxing the mind and body if you fall off to sleep so much the better.   Where as Meditation is more of controlling the mind to stay in a fine line between consciousness and sleep while relaxing the whole body from “Top to Toe” or reverse which ever suits.   Holding yourself in a state of total emptiness.  

How did it help me?  It took me a few weeks to start getting back to my old self-using Meditation.  But I soon got myself back on top of the world again.

I still do Meditation today as it is so relaxing.  So if you’ve been thinking about it, give it a go.

Pampering yourself with an Epsom Salt bath.

Most of my Life I’ve kept reasonably fit with Running and some Gym work. Eating good meals. etc.

December 18th, 2016 – I suffered a slight heart attack, which put me In Hospital for three days and three stents later.

June 2017 – I miss my afternoon walk, feeling alright within myself I started up again.

Now in July, I’m doing a small walk three times a week and also started doing a few exercises at home.  It makes me a bit puffed out but I feel good.

So after Friday’s walk, I soak in a hot bath for around 20 minutes, with Epsom Salts a few drops of Lavender essential oil.  I’ve read It suppose to draw out toxins and help balances your pH levels.  Anyway, I do feel good when I get out and dried and certainly feel very relaxed.

Warm Water or Cold Water- Which is Better for Us?

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This is Part of an article I read a while back, I thought it might be of interest. I know my Mum used to drink warm water when I was a little Boy, Ha.

Warm Water or Cold Water- Which is Better for Us?

How do you start your day? Do you drink a glass of cold water, or maybe a cup of warm tea or hot coffee? Drinking water in the mornings brings a number of health benefits.  However, whether to drink cold or hot water?

It looks like that a glass of warm water on an empty stomach is way better for health in general.

Promotes Blood Circulation

Drinking a glass of warm water on an empty stomach is going to promote blood circulation.  According to a research, exposing the body to warmer temperature leads to significant improvements in the blood flow.  If you want to promote blood flow, you need to warm your body from the inside.

Drinking cold water is harmful to our health for the following reasons:

In order to use it, the body has to warm the water, thus expanding energy.

The blood vessels constrict upon drinking cold water.  This reduces its absorbability and it’s hydrating.

Cold water makes food digestion harder.  This happens as a consequence of solidified fats.