“Like a circle in a spiral, Like a wheel within a wheel, never ending or beginning. Like a clock whose hands are sweeping, past the minutes of its face. the world is like an apple, whirling silently in space, like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind” (words from the hit song by Noel Harrison, 1969).
ARE YOU THERE YET ? Most of us are, and here’s why. We are not getting enough exercise, enough sleep, the stress virus has found a home.
The MAYO clinic, has produced a study on healthy aging in America; and in it are identifiers of stress on the body: headache, muscle tension, chest pain, fatigue, change in sex drive, stomach upset, sleep problems.
The clinic has documented the changes in our behavior: over or under eating, angry outbursts, drug or alcohol misuse, social withdrawal. Here are the telltale signs: shortness of breath, jaw or back pain, sweating, dizziness, nausea.
Many of us have been diagnosed with the big ones, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity or diabetes.
Research continues to emphasize, the unmistakable ingredient to happiness as being RELAXATION.
Come with me, as I witnessed the HEALING COLLECTIVE at work in Baltimore, Md. The group is led by JANICE BUERKLI, a relaxation specialist, who practices relaxation using the science of REIKI, a Japanese way of “peaceful relaxation”.
Don’t reach for the pill, the exercise pad is far more rewarding, and much more relaxing with a partner.