If you don't follow quantum physics breakthroughs we don't blame you. The news usually reads like a footnote from a calculus textbook. It takes real imagination to start to get the significance of some of these experiments. Since the 70s, after John Wheeler's proposal of a way to physical prove that quantum particles (in this case a single photon of light), scientists have been banging their collective heads against lab walls worldwide. In 2007, though, a group of French physicists did finally achieve the physical proof that a photon exists as BOTH a particle and a wave until it is measured. It then "decides" to become one or the other. This proves that human consciousness drives the quantum state of photons.
Now, Dr. Andrew Truscott of the Australian National University has reported the same thing in the magazine Nature Physics, but this time using a helium atom, rather than a photon. "A photon is in a sense quite simple. An atom has significant mass and couples to magnetic and electric fields, so it is much more in tune with its environment. It is more of a classical particle in a sense, so this was a test of whether a more classical particle would behave in the same way (that photons do)."
As it turns out, they do! This means that human consciousness directly affects the state of atoms. We can change how an atom behaves with our thoughts, and this is now scientifically verifiable. Think about it.
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Breath Like Yogi, Sleep Like a Baby
This method was developed by a wellness practitioner, Harvard-educated Dr. Andrew Weil, who studies meditation, breathing, and how it can be used to counteract stress. It's called 4-7-8 breathing, and is easy to do. You breathe in through your nose for four seconds, hold it for seven seconds, and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds. Dr. Weil explains that it slows down the heart rate and releases chemicals in our brains that soothe the nervous system. Using this technique, most people are out before reaching the fourth repetition--usually less than two minutes.
The 4-7-8 technique is good for more than just falling asleep. When stressed, the endocrine system releases adrenaline through the adrenal glands. This elevates heart rate and tenses up muscles and nervous system. Often times, breathing also becomes rapid and shallow, which compounds the stress. By using this breathing method, it counteracts the natural effects of adrenaline, and the body is forced to slow down the heart rate. It simply doesn't have a choice! Coming out of a stress response, especially if it is long-term, can be uncomfortable, but as you continue the method, heart rate will slow and thinking clears. Very relaxing.
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Seven Ways to De-Stress
There is no question that stress is the leading cause of disease in our modern world. So, it is of prime importance to effectively address and resolve it when we notice it in our lives. Here are 7 scientifically proven methods to say goodbye to stress...
> Chew a stick of gum: Researchers from Australia and England found that in moments of stress and anxiety, gum chewers felt less anxious and had 18 per cent less of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva.
> Drink black tea: The study of black tea —instead of green or herbal varieties — found it helps cut levels of the stress hormone cortisol circulating in the blood stream. People who drank four servings of black tea a day for six weeks were able to de-stress faster and had lower levels of cortisol after a stressful event, according to a study from University College London.
> Massage yourself: The International Journal of Neuroscience reported that a 15-minute self massage twice weekly can lower stress by soothing the sympathetic nervous system. It is an effective alternative, as compared to popping beta blockers and anti-anxiety meds. "Simply rolling a tennis ball over tense muscles like the spine, thighs and foot with the palm of your hand can trigger a calming response," says Dr Tiffany Field, director of Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, School of Medicine.
> Write it out: A 2010 study in Anxiety, Stress & Coping found that writing about a stressful event for just 20 minutes on two different days lowered levels of perceived stress. Putting feelings on paper appears to organise thoughts and helps process unpleasant experiences and release negative emotions.
> The healing power of music: "The body's internal rhythms entrain to the external rhythms of music, like when you go to the sea, and you start breathing slower and your heart rate slows down and starts moving closer to the rhythm and pace of the ocean. It's the same with music," says Dr Frank Lipman, founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Centre. A study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that patients who listened to songs of their choice were less anxious and stressed. Boost your mood with clocking in at least 15 minutes of tune time daily.
> Break free of the machine: Before technology and smartphones, when you left your home or place of work, you most likely turned off the thoughts and emails related to it, too. Research shows we need mental breaks to refresh our minds and shut off the continuous stressors of work or classes. In a study by University of California, Irvine, and US Army researchers, heart rate monitors showed that checking e-mails and attending work calls put subjects on constant high alert with heart rates that indicated stress. "We found that shutting off e-mail eases anxiety," says study co-author Dr Gloria Mark. Commit to no e-mail or social media activity for 45 minutes a day to begin weaning yourself off.
> Clean the house: Housework's repetitive nature can help release tension and calm anxious nerves. "We get lost in the rhythm of folding clothes, mopping or vacuuming, which can disrupt stressful thought patterns and trigger the body's relaxation response," says Dr Herbert Benson, director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Studies have found that cleaning carries emotional benefits — catharsis, clarity, control and change.
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NEW from Subtle Energy Solutions: Subtle Energy Infused Himalayan Salt Lamps
This new application of subtle energy infusion into a Himalyan Salt Lamp has catapulted the natural benefits of salt lamps to a whole new level. We have infused the lamps with harmonizing, stablizing subtle energies that greatly heighten the similar existing properties of the lamps, making the experience of the lamps a palpable and impressive one. Put one in the office or TV room to neutralize EMF, or "electro-smog". Put one in the bedroom for a soothing night light and negative ions for a restful sleep.
These lamps are approximately 12 inches tall, direct from Nepal, include an off-on rocker switch on an A/C cord, 4-watt light bulb, and a wooden base, $39.95. (MORE INFO)
Healing Power of Enzymes Book New Revised Edition
We are excited to announce that Dr. Dicqie Fuller-Looney, scientist and founder of Transformation Enzymes, has re-released her ground-breaking book, The Healing Power of Enzymes, with SIX new chapters, more graphs and more research. Dr. Fuller has been instrumental globally in raising the awareness of the importance of enzyme activity for human health, and how stress reduces the body's ability to create the enzymes necessary for good health and well-being. Learn how to lose weight, build up immune function, and increase your energy. Learn about "Body Types"--find out yours, and why it's important for you to know. (MORE INFO)
"Stone of Regeneration"
Spiritually: Stimulates expanded awareness and past life recall. Cleanses and reenergizes the chakras. Balances and stimulates the development and movement of the Kundalini.
Emotionally: Inspires love and devotion. Dissolves ingrained behavior patterns. Fortifies, activates and strengthens the survival instinct, inspires love and devotion, alleviates emotional disharmony.
Mentally: Helps to release useless, old, or obsolete ideas.
Physically: May help regenerate the body and stimulate the metabolism. May assist spinal and cellular disorders. May purify and reenergize blood, heart, and lungs, may help regenerate DNA.
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