REFER TO THE EXPLANATION CONCERNING HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION IN
HS01 THE BASIS OF SELF THERAPY
HS16 HOW TO USE THESE SUGGESTIONS
HS17 DESCRIPTION OF YOGA EXERCISES
Many people seek to get quick energy through eating sugar and various sugar products. This gives them a short lived burst of energy. Soon after they feel drained, tired and negative again and need another dose of sugar. This is obviously not a solution. It certainly is not the solution for those who have hypoglycemia, which means that they tend to have low blood sugar.
They need a steady supply of sugar in the blood. Whole grains are the solution. Simple sugars are like paper which, when burned, make a large flame which quickly dies. Whole grains like wheat, oats, millet and rice are like logs which burn slowly giving a steady fire. They give a continual source of sugar and energy over many hours.
SOME POSSIBLE CAUSES
1. Hereditary weaknesses. 2. Disturbances in the functioning of the pancreas and liver. 3. Poor diet which overworks and toxifies the organs. 4. Malnutrition. 5. Blockages in the spinal nerves which regulate the functioning of these organs. 6. Emotional tensions.
NATURAL EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS
1. Eat plenty of natural whole grains, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits. Every meal should consist of some cooked whole grain such as wheat of cracked wheat, rice, lentils, millet, oats, or various beans along with some vegetable. Vegetables can be both cooked (lightly) and raw in salads. Taking oatmeal or millet or rice with milk or yogurt delays even longer the time of digestion and thus the duration of sugar being supplied to the body.
2. It is better to eat more small meals, than a few large ones.
3. When feeling the need for energy, prefer to snack on some raw nuts or seeds or a glass of milk. If you must have something sweet, then eat fresh or dried fruit. Never white sugar or white sugar products. A quick source of energy is fresh fruit or vegetable juice.
4. According to Airola the following vitamins can be helpful: C, B complex (especially B1,B5,B6,B12) and E.
5. Cleaning out your system if it is toxic with an enema or some type of cleansing salt or castor oil. Do this once or twice in the beginning if you have constipation. Solve the problem of constipation with the suggestions in this book.
6. Reflexology can be effective in stimulating the liver and pancreas into more harmonious functioning. Massage the points for the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, duodenum, small intestine, kidneys, adrenals, bladder and all the endocrine glands.
7. Shiatsu massage can also be useful in cases where there are emotional factors. The same is true for Spiritual healing. Either can be done for the back, abdomen, legs, neck and head.
8. If emotional factors are involved, then work on them through self analysis and attitude changes, through books and groups created for this purpose.
9. Convince your self of the futility of eating sugar and the importance of eating whole grains everyday.
10. Perform the following techniques daily to keep your general energy level high and your organs functioning well.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REGENERATION
The following techniques are designed to stimulate and restore vitality to the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, duodenum and intestines. They simultaneously release the spinal nerves supply these organs with nerve messages and tonify the endocrine system with emphasis on the adrenal, thyroid and pituitary.
1. Upward stretch (3T) No.39
2. Back & For. St. (3T) No.20
3. Sideward bend (3R,3L) No.19
4. Swing (20T) No.1
5. Cat (7T) No.8
6. Prayer Position (5M) No.37
7. Complete Breathing (2:1:2:1) No.51
8. Deep relaxation
9. Sal. to Earth (3T) No.43
10. Wind Rel. Po. (3R,3L,3B) No.4
11. Torsion (3LR, 3RL) No.41
12. 1/2 Shoulder stand (with series 3 & 4) (20M) No.29
13. Deep relaxation
1. Upward Stretch (3T) No.39
2. Back. & For. St. (3T) No.20
3. Sideward bend (3R,3L) No.19
4. Swing (20 to 50 T) No.1
5. Head Rolls (5R,5L) No.31
6. Cat 9&T) No.8
7. Sal. to Earth (3T) No.43
8. Prayer Position (5M) No.37 9. Leg lifting (3R,3L,3B) No.6
10. Complete breathing (2:1:2:1) No.51
11. Deep relaxation
12. Wind Rel. Po. (3R,3L,3B) NO.4
13. Abdominal Contracts (3T) No.38
14. Torsion (3LR, 3RL) No.41
15. 1/2 Bridge (3T) No.11
16. Fish (1/2 to 1M) No.47
17. Cobra with Turn (3R,3L) No.23
18. 1/2 Shoulder Stand (with series 1,3, & 4) (20M) No.29
19. Deep relaxation
1. Perform the first, less tiring series for at least a month before going on to the suggested series. Work at your own pace. If you cannot do all the exercises, do those which you feel help you the most at first, and gradually add the others. Let your stamina build gradually. Do not force any exercise. Be regular in exercising everyday.
2. The cat, upward stretch, leg lifting and wind relieving exercise can all be done with the balloon exhalation in the beginning. After a month or two switch to exhaling from the nostrils.
3. Use the ratio (2:1:2:1) while doing the breathing techniques and while breathing in the 1/2 shoulder stand. That means that you could start out with 4:2:4:2 and then move on eventually to 6:3:6:3 and perhaps later to 8:4:8:4.
4. Eventually with the guidance of a teacher you can add the forward stretch bridge, bow, camel and salutation to the earth.
5. After few months do your morning breathing with the alternate breath.
6. You can learn to massage your own abdomen everyday. You clan also learn to massage the relevant reflex points on the bottom of your feet.
7. While doing the deep relaxation imagine light and healing energy passing into your liver and pancreas healing them and enabling them to function perfectly. Imagine your health to be perfect and your mind to be peaceful in all situations.
8. Participate in activities which you enjoy such as singing, dancing, swimming or any creative activity.