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Virtual Exercise

Some may call virtual exercise ‘meditation’ and they would be close. I call it the power of imagination.  The idea is really simple and goes like this; the two things which characterize exercise are deep breathing and blood flow. Of course the muscles contracting are simply one mechanism to make this work. Heat is another factor which as we do work, heat is produced thus increasing both breathing to cool the blood and blood flow for the same reason of cooling.

What if you were to practice deep breathing techniques while in a warm bath or room? When you get right down to it the warmth is not really even necessary, it just amps things up a bit. It really is all about the deep breathing and the imagination. Nothing exterior is really needed.

If you feel the need you can use things like the warm bath or room, music, virtual imagery, binaural beat brainwave therapy and perhaps even movement (calisthenics, yoga, negative resistance, etc). Imagine yourself climbing a mountain, running in the park, swimming in azure waters, whatever you like! Use the tools to assist your starting and then wean yourself off of them and always focus on the inner gifts and know the outer is simply an expression of the inner.

Deep breathing works because you are literally drawing life into your body. Prana/Chi=Air=Energy. As you breathe use your imagination to feel the energy filling each cell of your body, relax and move your focus from top to bottom and then back up again… focus on each body part starting with the head moving down to the toes and then back up again. Get very specific if you have plenty of time or be more general if this is a brief exercise. Be sure to visualize the energy filling the cells and organs, flushing out stagnant, stale energy and replacing it with new vibrant excitement… Love itself!

The more you practice the better and easier it will get. There will come a time when five minutes deep breathing whenever you are stressed or simply need a break will be all the exercise you need. It should be a regular, at least daily practice for 30 days, eventually becoming a happy healthy habit you will miss if you forget.

Note of caution: Please be careful not to hyperventilate, so go slowly and also keep the warm room, sauna, hot tub, bath to a minimum, 5-15 mins are enough. Tell someone where you are and ask them to check on you or simply have them join you. Common sense applies always and all ways.

Sequoia Elisabeth 🙂

Unity in Gender Diversity

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Meditation and Transition

As a method of coping with the challenges of transition I can think of no better way than meditation.  Without it my journey would have ended long ago.  So this blog is a short look at meditation and how I got started along with several suggestions for you.

Since childhood I was fascinated by those who meditated, especially monks.  I could see the benefits but when I tried my mind was too wild and difficult to tame.  I fidgeted or fell asleep.  I tried biofeedback as a way to calm my mind and to control it which did help a bit however I did not have the discipline necessary to really make it powerful.  These things take constant daily practice with determination and confidence.  I had neither.

What I did have was sports, not really by choice but by necessity. Basketball was forced down my throat and so this became my meditation.  On retrospect my coach was helping me meditate whether we knew it or not!  You see meditation is not simply sitting on a mat in the lotus position and putting your mind in a theta brainwave state.  Although that is the end result desired.  Brainwave amplitude and frequency are the key. 

“The brain is an electrochemical organ using electromagnetic energy to function. Electrical activity emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brainwaves emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brainwaves. There are four categories of these brainwaves. They range from the high amplitude, low frequency delta to the low amplitude, high frequency beta.

BETA – 13-30 cycles per second – awaking awareness, extroversion, concentration, logical thinking – active conversation. A debater would be in high beta. A person making a speech, or a teacher, or a talk show host would all be in beta when they are engaged in their work.

ALPHA – 7-13 cycles per second – relaxation times, non-arousal, meditation, hypnosis

THETA – 4-7 cycles per second – day dreaming, dreaming, creativity, meditation, paranormal phenomena, out of body experiences, ESP, shamanic journeys.

DELTA – 1.5-4 or less cycles per second – deep dreamless sleep

During meditation brain waves alter. A person who is driving on a freeway, and discovers that they can’t recall the last five miles, is often in a theta state – induced by the process of freeway driving. This can also occur in the shower or tub or even while shaving or brushing your hair. It is a state where tasks become so automatic that you can mentally disengage from them. The ideation that can take place during the theta state is often free flow and occurs without censorship or guilt. It is typically a very positive mental state.  (

Now that you know what meditation is you know that it is hard not to meditate.  We all do it every day so why not use this tool constructively.  You can see if you go too far you slip into sleep, but I have learned that it is not a bad thing.  Meditate anyway and with practice you can get what you need from the exercise.  This is key – it is an intentional exercise that you do daily.  Focus on some aspect of your life that you wish to change or need help with, focus is good, but try not to think too much.  I start off with a situation or dilemma I am working with and then let my mind go.  Ask a question and then relax.  Allow your thoughts to flow.  Don’t judge them or try to direct them, just observe. 

One thing I do now days to help the process is binaural beat brain wave therapy.   It is simple really and can be very effective.  Lots of material is available on the internet now, so explore this further.  I started with Centerpointe Research Institutes program of meditation recordings and was very pleased.  I used them for about 3 years till they just got too cost prohibitive so I looked elsewhere.  Be sure to use stereo headphones to get the full effect.  I recommend doing your research on this because I don’t have the space to explain it all and this is important.  Start with this link.

The important thing is that you consciously meditate every day!  Read my free eBook Methods of Raising Our Energy for more techniques.  And know that you cannot mess-up or even avoid mediation.  It is a natural part of daily human life!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity