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Mother earth’s Chakras

This Is Where Earth’s Most Powerful Energetic Points And Chakras Are Located…

Just like we have our own energy centers or chakras, Mother Earth also has hers.

When you start looking into the nature of this Universe and the Earth, you will start to see how everything is a mirror. Within us is a Universe, around us is a Universe and we are all connected.

We are connected to Mother Earth through the subtle electrical current that runs around the entire planet. These electrical currents are known as “Ley Lines” and are almost like Mother Earth’s veins.

Just like we have veins that flow in and out of the heart, Mother Earth has Ley Lines, which are lines of energy that coil around the earth in a similar fashion as a strand of DNA.

In fact, where the Ley Lines intersect are believed to be high points of energy or high concentrations of electrical charge. Usually places where most scientific anomalies happen.

These Ley Lines are also said to be able to take information or energy from these higher vibrational points and carry them around the world, spreading knowledge and wisdom to all inhabitants.

These exact intersecting points are ‘coincidentally’ home to some of the most sacred temples and monuments in the world including the Egyptian Pyramids, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge and Angkor Wat.

When you look into advanced civilizations like the Ancient Egyptians, it is clear that they seemed to understand the energy and power of these energy currents.

In fact, most ancient cultures probably had some understanding of Ley Lines. In China they are known as Dragon Lines. In South America the Shaman’s referred to them as Spirit Lines, in Australia the ancient Aboriginals called them Dream Lines and in the west they are referred to as Ley Lines.

The most interesting thing to note is that the points where the Ley Lines intersect, are perfectly aligned with astrological constellations.

If you think of these Ley Lines as Mother Earth’s energy currents, you will begin to see how it is possible that Mother Earth also has energy centers or chakras.

 

Source: Forever Conscious

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Timing by O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

Kake Waza – charging without the opponent making a move
Osi Waza – responding to the opponent’s attack – a counter.
Sen – ahead – beat the opponent to the punch.

Go No Sen –

Late arrives ahead – when you know how an opponent fights you know when to move in on him, or if you’re very skillful you know when he’s thinking- (body language) and you come in ahead of him. Ahead not only of his action but ahead of his thought.

Sen No Sen –

Ahead of ahead – when you don’t just know when he’s thinking , but you can dissipate his evil intent.  Set up techniques to get him to move as you will.

Set him up for the foot sweep. Inviting techniques.

Feigning techniques. – If you’re hurt pretend you’re not and vice versa.

Kamae

If you line up at 6:00 o’clock, your opponent is at 12:00 o’clock.

When the opponent attacks, you never go from 12:00 t o 6:00.

Shaa moves in a straight line. Chi moves in a circle.

Move to 3:00 or 9:00.

MAAI

If you are beyond 36 inches apart – Your hands can be down.
But as you move in the hands must come up.

If you move straight in from 6:00 –12:00, then you must hit with a vertical punch.

When you move off, to 3:00 or 9:00, then you turn the punch all the way over.

Drill

Left foot forward, hands up step out to 9:00 o’clock with L.F. reverse punch,

Then step out to 3:00 o’clock with R.F. and uppercut.

 

The Storyteller

In Japan in olden days a storyteller would pass from town to town to entertain and make his money.

One day he arrived too late the kids had already gone home.  He saw a Dojo and decided to give a challenge – hoping to get money – charity .

The Master sent his top student.  But the Storyteller rejects him saying that he wants his Master – knowing that if he squares off against the top student he might get killed.

The Master takes a peek.T he guy looks sloppy, but to shout at opponents pretending to be no good, then before they knew it, they were dead.

So they squared off.

The storyteller wonders why the Master isn’t striking, winning the match without hurting him, then offering him some dinner and a warm place to sleep.

The Master doesn’t know what to do. Thinks he can take him at any time, but he can’t make up his mind.  Eventually for his reputation, he decides to go straight in.  At that time the storyteller drops to his knees and says I’m just a storyteller and begs for his life.

From then on The masters school became Mu Nan Yo – No thought school,

In fighting it has to be with feeling.

No thought.

~O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

 

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Holiday Hours for the Victoria Day weekend

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Closed Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
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A quick guide to healthy living?

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CHAKRAS – part 1 by Ece Savas

Chakras are energy centres where mind and body intercepts.

There are 7 major chakra centres in our bodies; relating to our endocrine system that governs our physical and emotional health.

Each chakra centre vibrates at different frequencies, moving from low frequency at the bottom, dealing with basic aspects of physical life, to high frequency on the top, dealing with more subtle aspects of life.

Over the next few weeks I will be introducing each chakra centre in more detail; starting with the ‘Root’ Chakra, where the Kundalini energy sleeps, ‘Hui Yin’ Gate of Death and Life.

 

MULADHARA or ROOT CHAKRA (HUI-YIN)
‘mul’ base, ‘adhara’ support

Associated with element EARTH – colour RED – shape SQUARE

Located at the pelvic floor at the base of the spine.

Develops in the first 12 months of our lives including the 6 months inside our mothers’ belly. Consequently it’s directly related to our very first experiences in this life and our relationship with our mothers or the main caregiver.

 

Symbolizes our connection with the physical existence on this planet, sense of security, grounding, self-sufficiency and trust. Like a tree we need to be firmly rooted in the physical world.

 

Basic Need: Self-preservation, to be Here and to Have.

Negative Emotion: Fear

Physically affects our body structure, bones, teeth, hips and knees as well as our eating habits.

When balanced we are in good health, vitality, comfortable in our body, good balance, stable, feeling a sense of trust in the world.

Deficiency: Lack of grounding, disconnection from body, underweight, fearful, hard time trusting others, irresponsible, restless, anxious, poor boundaries, feeling out of control, insecure, caught up with the matters of money.

Excess: Obesity, attachments or addictions, greed, laziness, rigidness, lack of mobility, clinging to things and people, bad time management

Balancing Yoga practices establishing a sense grounding through the feet, legs and pelvis, moving into stillness, forward bends that evoke a feeling of surrendering to the earth.

 

“For uncontrolled there is no wisdom, nor for the uncontrolled is there the power of concentration; and for him without concentration there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful, how can there be happiness?” _ Bhagavad Gita

 

 

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Root Chakra of Mother Earth

Mount Shasta, California, USA


Mount Shasta, California, USA

Mt. Shasta is part of the Cascade Mountain Range which runs from Northern California into Oregon and all the way up to the Canadian border. Mt. Shasta is believed to be one of the most electrically charged mountains but the whole area is also buzzing with energy. This area is believed to be the base of Mother Earth’s energy system.

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Grading Results – May 1, 2017

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Karate-Do: Adult

4th Kyu
Joel Buxton
Lionel Ntibayindusha
Natalie Simpson
Rafael Freire Santos
Netta Novich


Kobudo: Adult

3rd Kuy
Lou Piccione


Karate-Do: Youth

Orange/Green
Andrew Esteireiro (S)

Yellow

Ian Aguiar De Los Santos
Chrysler Mathew Molina (S)
Coen Marvey Molina (S)


Karate-Do: Children

Yellow/Orange
Jonathan Wolfson

Yellow
Nathan Worth (S)
Kennedy Coates (E)

White/Yellow
Cameron Goldstein (S)
Matthew Banaag (S)
Ryan Coveyduck (S)
Nevo Kadosh Redinger (E) *P

 


Outstanding Performance

Andrew Esteireiro (S)
Jonathan Wolfson


We expect through diligent study, training and application, there will be further progress in the future.

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7. The Bull Transcended

Astride the bull, I reach home.

I am serene. The bull too can rest.

Dawn has come. I blissful repose,

Within my thatched dwelling I have abandoned the whip and rope.

Comment: All is one law, not two. We only make the bull a temporary subject. It is as the relation of rabbit and trap, of fish and net. It is as gold and dross, or the moon emerging from a cloud. One path of clear light travels on throughout endless time.

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The importance of clear directions

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Exercise Changes The Way Our Bodies Work At A Molecular Level

Sourced by Senpai Phillips

Cuba - Classical Martial Arts Centre - Toronto Central RegionExercise is good for you, this we know. It helps build muscle, burn fat and make us all into happier, healthier people. But long before you start looking the way you want, there are other hidden, more immediate, molecular and immunological changes taking place inside your cells. Changes which could be responsible for protecting us from heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes – and even stave off old age and cancer. The Conversation

You may think that “molecular” changes may not be that much of a big deal. Surely it is fat loss and muscle gain that are the best outcomes of exercise? Actually molecular changes affect the way genes and proteins are controlled inside cells. Genes can become more or less active, while proteins can be rapidly modified to function differently and carry out tasks such as moving glucose into cells more efficiently, or protect cells from harmful toxins.

Type 2 diabetes causes all kinds of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage, and may lead to limb amputation. The underlying cause is the development of a heightened inflammatory state in the body’s tissue and cells. This damages cells and can eventually lead to insulin resistance and, ultimately, type 2 diabetes.

The main risk factors for type 2 diabetes include obesity, a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. However, we have foundthat even low intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, can increase the body’s insulin sensitivity. This means that people at risk of developing diabetes become less prone because they are able to metabolise glucose more efficiently.

In our study, we asked 20 sedentary people who were at risk of developing diabetes to walk briskly for 45 minutes, three times a week, for eight weeks. Although there was no change in their weight, blood pressure or cholesterol level, on average each participant lost a significant six centimetres from their waist circumference. And, more importantly, there was a reduction in their diabetic risk.

Immune system benefits

Interestingly, there were also exercise-induced changes in the participants’ monocytes – an important immune cell that circulates in the bloodstream. This led to a reduction in the body’s inflammatory state, one of the main risks for type 2 diabetes.
When our body is under attack from foreign invaders such as microbes, immune cells such as monocytes change into “microbe-eating” macrophages. Their main function is to fight infection in our tissues and lungs. There are two main types of macrophages, M1 and M2. M1 macrophages are associated with pro-inflammatory responses and are necessary for aggressively fighting off infections. However, in obese people who do not exercise, these cells become active even in the absence of infection. This can lead to an unwanted, heightened inflammatory condition which may “trigger” diabetes.
On the other hand, M2 macrophages play a role in “switching-off” inflammation and are instrumental in “damping-down” the more aggressive M1s. So a healthy balance of M1 and M2 macrophages is crucial to maintain an optimal immune response for fighting infections – and it may help prevent the heightened inflammatory condition which comes from lack of exercise and obesity too.

Other studies have also shown that exercise has a beneficial impact on tissues’ immune cell function and can reduce unnecessary inflammation. Exercise training in obese individuals has been found to reduce the level of tissue inflammation specifically because there are less macrophage cells present in fat tissue.

In addition, researchers have found a significant link between exercise and the balance of M1 and M2 macrophages. It has been shown that acute exercise in obese rats resulted in a shift from the “aggressive” M1 macrophages to the more “passive” M2 – and that this reduction in the inflammatory state correlated with an improvement in insulin resistance.

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There is no definitive answer as to how much and what intensity of exercise is necessary to protect us from diabetes. Though some researchers have shown that while higher-intensity exercise improves overall fitness, there is little difference between high and low-intensity exercise in improving insulin sensitivity.

However, a new study has found that all forms of aerobic exercise – in particular high-intensity interval training such as cycling and running – can effectively stop ageing at the cellular level. The exercise caused cells to make more proteins for their energy-producing mitochondria and their protein-building ribosomes. Researchers also observed that these “molecular” changes occurring at the gene and protein levels happened very quickly after exercise and that the effects prevented damage to important proteins in the cells and improve the way in which insulin functions.

Although you might not see the changes you want immediately, even gentle exercise can make a big difference to the way the body’s cells behave. This means that exercise could have far-reaching health benefits for other inflammatory associated diseases and possibly protect us against ageing and cancer too.

 

Andrew Thomas, Principal Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/exercise-changes-the-way-our-bodies-work-at-a-molecular-level/

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Musashi & Sasaki

By O’Sensei Kim

Miyamoto Musashi. In the beginning he had a very big match against the master swordsman at the time, Sasaki from Irakuni . Two days earlier, he went to the beach on the island where the duel was to take place and examined everything in great detail.

Sasaki had a specially made long sword – this was his specialty and with it

he would Banzai attack. – Charge straight in, full

So M.M fashioned a boken out of an oar of his boat two Shaku longer than Sasaki’s.

The day o f the duel he purposely arrived late to annoy Sasaki.

He knew that a fight is 90% emotional.

M.M. arrived, Sasaki was raging mad stormed at him.

Just as he began his attack M.M. turned around, (he had his back to him), so the sun

shone in Sasaki’s face so that couldn’t see what he was doing.

Sasaki continued his attack and as M.M. felt Sasaki’s blade graze him (knowing his boken was

two inches longer) M.M. made his cut, killed Sasaki by crushing his skull.

Sasaki saw M.M.’s blood where he had grazed his forehead and smiled then fell

to the ground dead thinking that he had won.

O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

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