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Jay’s Organic Corner:
Tips For Healthful Living

By Jay North

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Organic Healthful Living Goes Beyond What We Consume

There is no doubt that a healthy, organic, vegetable diet will help one to feel their best and lead one towards a long life, full of energy, vitality, and extended endurance.

But, there is more to healthful living and longevity then simply consuming the right goods. Good health and healing are also the result of deep mindful relaxation. Getting adequate rest, relaxation, and recreation are essential to over all good health.

Now, in these turbulent times, what with high gas prices, corporate lay-offs, the wars in the Middle East, and the news bombarding our minds with a failing economy, it is vital that we get rest and learn deep relaxation techniques.

For many Americans, simply popping a pill or having one last drink before bed might be the answer. In today’s tips, I will share with you two alternatives to medicating one’s self and also teach you two easy lessons for deep relaxation.

Tip 1:

Start with deep breathing and mindful relaxation. It’s simple to do and only takes five minutes for a relaxation session to achieve deep mind, body, and soul relaxation.

Our Healing Occurs At Our Deepest Level Of Relaxation

Start with one deep breath though the nose, filling your lungs with as much air as you can. Slowly exhale and release completely. Repeat.

Now, take three deep breaths and give your body the verbal instruction to relax. Repeat the three deep breaths, counting down from 15 to 0. Allow your body to drift into complete, conscious relaxation. Stay in this relaxed state for five minutes.

If you should you find your mind becoming active during the short session, allow whatever comes up to simply pass through and focus on your breathing.

Tip 2:

Need a Sleep Aid? Try drinking herbal tea just before bed.

You can buy ready-made herbal teas. Alternatively, you can do something additionally relaxing. On your time off from work and the world--grow your own herbs. Use Valerian, St. Johns Wort, Hops, Chamomile, Spearmint and Skullcap to make your own herbal tea.

Make your herbal tea the Ayurvedic way

Using 1/2 oz of each herb, in a GLASS pot, boil down 1 gallon of fresh pure water along with the herbs. Once 1/2 of the water and herb mixture boils off, add back 1/2 gallon of fresh water. Drink two cups and sleep like a baby.

Feel more relaxation in growing your own

For the back yard gardener who wishes to grow their own herbs, buy organic seeds off of the internet. Just about any soil will grow herbs without the use of fertilizers. They will grow in sand or clay--they are weeds, folks. Herbs require a temperature of 60 - 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Water daily until spouts appear, then decrease watering. Harvest just before flower buds appear. Dry and use.

One extra tip for consumers: During times of extreme stress and inability to relax, take extra B vitamins and try a little Cal Mag.

Relax, live long, prosper, and turn off the TV.

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