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Spiritual Fitness

The Biology of Emotions

April 25th, 2012
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This is a simple introduction to the biochemical process that creates the experience of feeling, that we classify into different emotions, within the physical body. I have based this on the work of Dr Candace Pert’s book “Molecules of Emotion”, which is an excellent guide to the science behind our emotions. We experience in response to an internal or external stimulus. Internal stimuli are our thoughts – as our mind wanders and dwells upon different subjects (money troubles, relationships issues, sporting success etc) we trigger


Suppressed Emotion – The Effect of Spiritual Practice

April 25th, 2012

Any type of Spiritual Practice has an effect on our energy system. The degree and nature of that effect will vary according to the type of practice, who we are, and what our intention is when using the practice. For example, working from the body up through Yoga has a different effect from working with Reiki which is more “outside in”, so to speak. By this mean I mean we are consciously bringing subtle energies into the physical body. Most forms of Yoga concentrate more


An Introduction to Spiritual Fitness

April 3rd, 2012
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Do you meditate? Do you practice Reiki or another form of healing? Are you interested in energy and consciousness? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then understanding Spiritual Fitness is for you. As a human being you experience yourself on several levels – as physical sensation and action; as emotion and feeling; as thought; and as something spiritual or transcendent. Through Spiritual Fitness we are empowered to nurture each part of ourselves – the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual – and


Our Feeling Body

March 21st, 2012

The Feeling Body A major barrier to being fully in the body is our capacity to feel. It as if our consciousness wants to be fully grounded in the physical body, but there are energetic blocks in the system that get in the way – this is often connected to our capacity to connect to our feelings. Too much exposure to electronic devices, or regular use of alcohol and drugs can also have the same impact on our energy system. Meditating on our Feeling Body


Where’s your focus?

March 19th, 2012

As part of working with our physical energy, it is important to be aware of where your energetic focus is most of the time? Some of us need to be active most of the day: our focus is very much on the physical and getting things done; some of us in our heads and have our heads buried in a book or laptop; others love meditating and never really come back – they float around and do not pay much attention to their physical body.

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