We're all aware of the incredible number of health benefits that come from a regular practice of meditation, but how many of us actually take the time from our busy lives to sit, breathe and be present? As an entrepreneur, pro golfer and expecting father, my plate feels full. However, I do everything better when I make the choice to take a peace pause, just for me. I was asked by Charles and Wind to share a meditation practice with the community and I am so excited for you to experience this Deep Chakra Cleanse Meditation. This has been one of the most powerful practices I've ever learned. A bit of a back story about it: I learned it from my good friend Yves El Kalinado Vial. He is one of the most joyful, healthy 60ish year olds I've ever met. Yves says he's been doing this practice for about 15 years and has not caught even a single cold since starting. When you meet him, you'll believe what he says.This particular practice became most useful for my life when living in LA for a year. Everyday while sitting in typical Los Angeles traffic, I'd chant the sounds of each chakra at the top of my lungs. While everyone else was road raging, I was blissed out - sometimes to the point of laughter. There is something so powerful, healing and energizing when practicing this type of vocal expression meditation. Using our voice to tune our bodies like we would an instrument, just makes sense. Right? I hope you love the Deep Chakra Mediation practice as much as I do. If you do, then share the good vibes with your friends by sharing it and let me know what your experience is like. I'd love to hear (it's different for everyone).I also want to thank my dear friend, Blair Francis Armstrong for composing the music, specifically for this practice. If you're inspired to create a daily practice, I have two online courses. (Beginner) 21 Day Meditation Experience with Bradley Morris(click here) (Advanced) 40 Day Cowabunga Vision Quest with Bradley Morris(click here) May we all do whatever it takes to live this life to our full potential and presence... because that's where the magic is!Stay blessed, Bradley T Morris
It's spring cleaning time again…the body kind Spring is a perfect time to do a cleanse and detoxify from all the winter sludge that we’ve accumulated over the cold months and what better way than to sip on some homemade tonics for detoxification, though, not only for throwing off toxins but especially for restoring, toning, bringing sluggish organ systems back to normal to optimal functioning. Lets be kind to our livers, gallbladders and kidneys that work so hard to filter all the toxins we take in through our food, the air we breathe through our lungs and our skin. Drinking a medicine tonic is the perfect remedy to restore enfeebled functions and promote vigour, increasing physical and mental strength, producing happy chemicals and providing a sense of of well-being. I’ve created a happy spring tonic drink that will boast not only your physical strength but also your spirit too. Happy Spring Tonic with Nettles In a blender add a couple handfuls of stinging nettles. (Be careful, use gloves to touch your nettles because of their sting. I find my stinging nettles at Deer Lake park and am very careful to wear gloves and not touch anything that comes in contact with the nettles, like the scissors I use to cut the stems). Also in the blender add: - 1 green apple - a handful of power greens (spinach, baby chard, baby kale) - a piece of ginger size of your thumb - a stick of celery (for the mineral salts) - ½ cucumber (for the electrolytes) - Add water to fill blender to ¾ and blend thoroughly. Instead of water you may want to add coconut water, another source of good electrolytes for cell energy. Make an omelette and add some nettles Since you’ve gathered a bunch of nettles, you’ll have some left to add to your omelette if you have included free range eggs in your diet. Really delicious with chopped green onion, tomatoes, nettles and your favourite flavoring, maybe a bit of cayenne pepper. Trust me, its delicious. Health benefits of Nettles - Leaves rich in iron; aids in coagulation and formation of hemoglobin. Did you know that hemp seeds are a globulin protein and have almost the same profile as human hemoglobin. Healthy or what! - Stimulates the lymph system to boost immunity. Perfect for cleansing. - Promotes release from uric acid from joints – arthritis relief. - Supports the adrenals; supports the kidneys; helps break down kidney stones; supports the liver. - Helps with respiratory tract disease; helps asthma sufferers - Reduces inflammation; minimizes skin problems. - Helps with gastrointestinal disease, IBS and constipation. - Destroys intestinal worms or parasites. - Supports the endocrine health by helping the thyroid, spleen and pancreas. Benefits of ginger in combination with the nettle tonic. - Assists greatly in relieving digestive problems; helps decrease bloating after meals. Especially helps chronic indigestion (dyspepsia). It is believed that delayed emptying of the stomach is a major cause for indigestion and ginger has been shown to speed up emptying of the stomach for people with this condition. - Decreases symptoms of inflammation; relieves exercise-induced muscle pain and cramping. - May lower cholesterol levels; lowers blood sugars – improve heart disease (helps with type 2 diabetes) risk factors. - The active ingredient in raw ginger (6-ginger) can help fight infections. - Relieves menopausal symptoms as do nettles; help with menstrual cramps and bloating. Let us know if you have any favourite nettle recipes and how you enjoy your experience with any of these recipes! xo Wind Walrath
Teas have been used since the beginning of time to help carry plant medicine into our bodies for a variety of reasons, one including Cleansing! And little do people realize, one of the most powerful cleansing herbs in the world is DANDELION! A plant that is known as a pesky weed to most, Dandelion is hailed as a medicinal wonder to herbalists and wise folks alike. All parts of this bitter beauty is useful, chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc. It has been used to help heal liver, kidney, stomach, and digestive issues for centuries by the Native Americans, the Chinese and even the Europeans. How did it go from such a useful medicinal plant to that of an annoying weed? I don't know but I am grateful the knowledge was never totally lost. Even Dr. Oz has jumped on board, recommending dandelion tea as part of his 48-hour cleanse to help your liver release toxins while you sleep. As we are beginning to relearn, Mother Nature is the ultimate pharmacy and scientific studies are continuously showing up to support these ancient claims. Studies have shown that dandelion does in fact contain diuretic and liver detoxifying properties and is even beginning to show promising research that it has cancer-reducing properties as well. Studies have also shown dandelion root tea helping repair alcohol induced liver damage in mice. Not bad for a common "weed". So you might be thinking "this is all fine and dandy (pun intended), but I'm not about to go dig up dandelion roots to make tea any time soon." And neither am I since dandelion season isn't for another 6-8 months depending on where you live. So I recommend looking around for a great cleansing tea, like our product Cleanse Tea, which contains a quality source of dandelion, while also including six other specific cleansing herbs to support the dandelion's healing process: Burdock root - another powerful liver supporting herb by cleaning and building the blood. Liquorice root - a long list of properly documented uses including the treatment of influenza, coughs, viral infections, fungal infections, sore throat, tendinitis, arthritis, tuberculosis, ulcers, and yeast infections. Also TASTES GREAT!! Pau D'arco root - a cooling, biter, alterative, antibiotic, antifungal, antitumor, antiviral, antineoplastic, digestive, diuretic, fungicidal, antidiabetic, anodyne, analgesic, astringent, parasiticide and hypotensive. Need we say more? Cinnamon - not only deliciously flavourful, It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. It is loaded with antioxidants (more than garlic and oregano!) and anti-inflammatory properties with a warming quality that helps deepen the effects of the other herbs. Yellow Dock root - supporting detoxification from a few angles, Yellow Dock root stimulates bile production to help with digestion, bowel functions to help remove old stuck faecal matter in the intestinal tract, as well as increase the frequency of urination to assist in toxic waste elimination Echinacea root - known as a powerful immune increasing herb, echinacea root is a perfect ally to add to a cleansing tea to keep the immune system strong and the body healthy as we release old, toxic waste from the body. Each of the ingredients in this unique combination have outstanding inherent abilities, however, together they make the simplest and finest all-round cleansing and detox tea that everyone could do 1-2 times per year. Making a conscious effort to keep the body's elimination channels flowing properly is imperative if we wish to continue experiencing good health. Sure, there are other, and possibly more effective ways of cleansing the body like enemas, colon hydrotherapy, or our Gall Bladder & Liver Flush Program, but taking a tea with a quality source of Dandelion root is easy, cost effective and not to mention enjoyable, making it a great place to start for the aspiring cleanser. HAPPY CLEANSING!
Did you know that the intestinal tract amounts for 80% of our immune system and is responsible for taking in food, turning it into primary energy-supplying and cell building nutritional elements, recycling fluids and discharging waste. This amazing factory contains trillions of bacteria, some friendly, some not, and in order to have optimum health they need to exist in a symbiotic and balanced relationship. However, stress, diet deficiencies, drugs, toxins, acidosis and other adverse environmental factors weaken the friendly bacteria that keep the pathogens in check. This means our poor intestinal tract isn't necessarily sitting in a place of harmony anymore, and our bodies will eventually begin to show signs and symptoms that reflect that. So why not hire an entire army of 'warrior like' transient strains of powerful probiotic bacteria, who are just dying to get inside those bowels of yours and clean house! But don't worry, these "good-guys" are still gentle and will inhabit and support the entire intestinal system, protect the bowel wall, synthesize nutrients, and remove waste, all on your behalf… well that's what we like to think, but really it's the other way around! These friendly strains of bacteria including the all-mighty L. acidophilus and bifidobacterium bifidum have been around helping us out since the beginning of time (well the dawning of human existence since they've been around much, much longer than we have) and have formed a mutualistic relationshipwith us, as in they receive a place to live and food to feed on in exchange for keeping harmful bacterium and microbes out. A good deal in my opinion. And not only do they keep these other unwanted strains of bacteria from taking up residence in our bodies, but they also aid in digesting micro nutrients, synthesize key nutrients, reduce bad cholesterol, form a protective barrier, and their by-products of oxygen, B-Vitamins and amino acids that stimulate our immune system and scavenge free radicals inhibits pathogenic growth and keeps our bodies healthy and squeaky clean on the inside. They have also been shown to prevent and treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions such as yeast infections, urinary infections, IBS, diarrhea, lactose intolerance, as well as skin disorders such as eczema and acne. The tenants every landlord dreams Did you know the number of bacteria in your body outnumber your cells by about 10 to 1? This doesn't mean we're any less human than we thought we were before reading this, but it does mean we must start paying attention to these little guys and keeping the important ideal balance of 85% good bacteria to 15% bad bacteria in check. But how you might ask? Well, there are many ways to begin repopulating your intestinal tract with these wonderful warriors. The traditional route in which man-kind historically received their probiotics is by consuming large amounts of fermented and cultured foods including yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, milk or water kefir, sourdough bread… just about everything was turned into a fermented food because we're talking about a time without refrigeration! But, unfortunately the art of fermenting our foods has largely been lost in the sands of time, mainly due to our fast-paced lifestyles. Although this is definitely changing as families begin to learn the incredible value of fermented and cultured foods and how much fun it is to make (kids love it!), many of us are still in need of a healthy daily dose of these probiotic warriors to keep us living at optimal levels. This is why one of our most important and best selling products is our Probiotic Flora Blend "Colonyze" which contains a full balance of powerful probiotic bacteria including bifidobacterium infantis, bifidobacterium longum, lactobacillus brevis, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus lactis, DDS-1 strain of L. acidophilus, bifidobacterium bifidum, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus bulgaricus, streptococcus thermophilus, and lactobacillus salivarius. It also includes Spirulina (a blue-green algae superfood revered for it's long list of health benefits), yucca root (a tuberous root loaded with healthy phytonutrients including steroidal saponins and resveratrol), hemp protein powder, and MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides known to have tremendous health benefits). If we're cleaning out our bodies of unwanted pathogens, microbes, and bacteria we must be filling it back up with the good-guys or else we will find ourselves back in the same place as before the cleanse… out of bacterial balance, and we wouldn't want to do all this hard work for nothing!
October is Cleanse Month here at Conscious Planet, and it has me thinking of the quote by German philosopher, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, "You are what you eat". From a scientific perspective, our bodies are made up of the foods we ingest and digest, breaking them down into the microscopic building blocks of life (aka amino acids) and then custom building to order the new parts of the body as we grow and replenish. We essentially absorb what we eat and then add it to the structure that we call ourselves! Simple right? The only problem is that most people stop paying attention to this intricate life cycle at this point and ignore the process just as essential as eating… waste removal! As we replenish our dying cells to stay alive and well, the dead cells must be removed from the system and processed out of the body in one way or another. Even the waste created from cells that are alive and well must be removed from the body somehow too, or else our bodies become a toxic waste dump from the inside out! Not a pretty scene. Luckily our body does a really good job at removing these waste particles every day without thought, however the primary filtering systems of our Liver, Gallbladder, Kidneys and Colon can become congested and backed-up by eating foods that are not in alignment with our optimal health. The excess waste is then stored in tissues, joints and fat layers causing inflammation and dis-ease and will continue to stock-pile as long as these important filters stay congested and under-functioning. GOOD NEWS: As we begin to pay attention to this vital, life-depending function more, we can clean the filters of the body and dramatically improve the quality of our health!… Beyond imagination!!! For example, as our liver becomes cleansed, accumulated toxins, parasites, layers of mucous and even growths like tumors can begin to be processed, released and fully eliminated from the body! Kind of a big deal, right? I think so! Here at Conscious Planet, we're dedicated to our personal health as well as the health of our friends and family, and as you are probably already aware, the products we create are aimed to do just that! The trick is in using them together as a team for the desired results. They are like superheroes being assembled to tackle an evil villain out to take over the world… okay, kind of dramatic but our bodies really are a world in their own and sometimes we really do need to call upon something quite super to help. TEAM PURIFY: Let me introduce to you the team of heroes that we've assembled to help you bring peace back to the lands of you… well that's if you are wanting to bring your body back into homeostasis and remove pesky disease symptoms so you can start thriving again! We call it the Purify Pack and it includes the following CP products: Genesis, Cleanse, Eliminate, Transcend, Colonyze, and Defend. Genesis is a synergistic blend of minerals, enzymes, amino acids, B vitamins and phytonutrients to fuel cellular function, and provide extraordinary support for your energetic and physical body. Cleanse is an ancient herbal combination for toning and cleansing the liver and gallbladder to optimize digestive and eliminative functions. It is very nourishing and soothing for the whole system, and tastes wonderful! Best used as part of the Gall Bladder & Liver Flush Program. Eliminate is a unique blend of herbs and superfood nutrients that will gently draw out toxins and eliminate waste from the intestinal track, and restore the bowel wall. Transcend is a nutrient dense, pH balancing vitamin and mineral greens formula to help start your day hydrated, oxygenated and supercharged for life! Colonyze™ contains a full balance of powerful probiotic bacteria, including 'warrior like' transient strains, to inhabit and support the entire intestinal system, protect the bowel wall, synthesize nutrients, and remove waste. Defend™ is a natural plant-derived anti-pathogen, and acts like a "trojan horse”, attacking parasites and pathogens from within. It is the ultimate support tool for fending off cravings and resetting the intestinal tract. DOING IT RIGHT: THE COMPLETE CP CLEANSE PROGRAM The Purify Pack is designed to support an intensive and complete cleanse, recommended twice per year, during spring and fall, (which is NOW) and has been compiled from the finest ingredients and processes used by the Essenes, master herbalists, naturopaths, colon therapists and healers around the globe. Click here for a link to the full program. The liver and gallbladder should be cleansed several times to increase its overall efficiency and at least once per year for maintenance. So if this is something that resonates with you, and having that "gut feeling" that a cleanse would do you good, check out our PURIFY PACK over in our store, which is currently on sale, special for Cleanse Month! We are also throwing in an extra bottle of Colonyze with each order while supplies last so don't hesitate for too long. You can thank us later :-)