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Ladies! 2 Effortless Anti-Aging Techniques! Do Lajin & Take DE For Easy Shaping Up & Slimming Of Your Body – Also Good For Droopy Breasts & Saggy Tummy

A  super easy, relaxing Lajin pose for slimming and shaping your body -  The Horizontal Position

A super easy, relaxing Lajin pose for slimming and shaping your body – The Horizontal Position – which can be done on a firm bed, or on the floor

 

Hi there, dear ladies! 

Although I had intended this post to be for ladies –  gentlemen, you can also follow these two techniques to lose weight and firm up your body easily! 

Doing Lajin and taking DE are the two easiest and most effortless combination techniques that I have tested and found to be really effective in getting a better-shaped body and in losing those stubborn love handles and fat.

All achievable  without having to go on a reduced-calories or starvation diets, without going for  intensive cardio workouts….plus, you get fast results, too! All you need to do for the exercise part is just to LIE DOWN for a few minutes!

Sounds easy??

Right!! 

After having had 4 children and just passed middle age when most parts of the body go “South,” I can attest to the weight loss efficacy of Lajin and DE, because my clothes have gone down  from a UK size 12 to a size 10 (USA size 10 to  size 8.) I did Lajin for about 2 months starting in August 2014 and then I stopped Lajin when I tested out DE for a month beginning 29 September. 

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An Amazingly Simple But Very Effective 10-Minute DIY Chinese Stretching Method For Immediate Relief & Permanent Healing Of Back Aches & Pains – The Lajin Stretching Method

Source - Paida & Lajin Self-Healing Method

(Source – Paida & Lajin Self-Healing Method)

Hi there, dear friends 😀

I got such great relief just now from my chronic lower backache from doing this super simple Lajin self-stretching method for the first time, that I couldn’t wait to share this technique with you! It looks unassuming and simple but it really packs some healing power! 

For months, I have this on-off lower backache that got better when I went for Thai massages,  but the pain would be back whenever I do heavy lifting or mop the floor. Previously, I would go to my lady healer friend for deep massages to get rid of my backaches but since she passed away early this year, I never got 100% better relief from my backaches…..until today, when I tried the Lajin method!

Wow, I am now pain free from my back sprain and I could even carry out a major decluttering of my kitchen and clean up my house today. I had to bend this way and that way but my lower back was still pain-free! Previously, I couldn’t bend over much and even washing dishes at the sink was a torture for me!  

I am so glad that my eldest nephew from Singapore introduced me to this technique of self healing last week! .Lajin was originally taught by Xiao Hongchi from China. You will be amazed at how simple the stretching technique is and yet it is a powerful healing technique! Although it seems like just some simple stretching, the stretching poses actually activate certain meridian points and clear those that are blocked. 😀 

After I had completed my Lajin stretching exercise in 10 minutes, I was able to walk properly again. I even tested bending at my waist in every imaginable situation to see if my lower backache comes back – it didn’t and I am still pain free now. My nephew said his chronic back pains and other pains have been gone for months now after doing this Lajin exercise twice only! 😀 

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An Amazing & Effective, Cheap Way To Lose Weight Fast, Increase Your Energy, For Knee Joint Pains, For Cracked Heels & Improve Your Health —> Water! (Drink 3 Cups Immediately Upon Waking Up In The Morning)

water

Hi there, dear friends 😀

I lost 2 kilos (4.4 lbs) and my chronic cracked heel on my left foot healed suddenly since I started drinking lots more water daily 2 weeks ago! I didn’t go on any diet nor did I increase my daily activities or exercises, and yet, I have dropped one size in my clothes. Wow!

The only thing that I did differently in the last 2 weeks was to drink 3 cups of water immediately upon waking up, and BEFORE I brushed my teeth…and more water drank in between meals.

I have never been this excited, amazed and impressed since I wrote about the Homemade Citrus Enzymes For Cleaning  in 2009! 😀

It all started when I read an article called “The Amazing Water Cure” (copied at the bottom of this post for your info) about how the way we drink water can treat various illnesses. I know the Chinese also like to promote drinking a glass or 2 of water before brushing our teeth, but I never knew the health benefits of doing that.

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My Review Of The Amazing Jiaogulan Tea – It Can Really Help You To Lose Weight, Improve Complexion, Age Gracefully, Relax, Strengthen Body, Enhance Immunity/Health, Remove Peri/Menopause Effects, Restore Good Sleep, Give Energy!

A box of 40 Jiagulan teabags at RM6-50 or USD2-10 only

Hi there, dear friends 😀

For those of you new to this tea, do read my earlier introduction post on Jiagulan Tea HERE for its background information and how I stumbled upon this inexpensive but yet very powerful health tea. 💡 

My daily “dosage” of Jiaogulan Tea ===> at least 3 to 4 cups daily; sometimes up to 7 cups on those days I need more energy for increased physical activities. On average, I would say that I drink 5 cups of that tea daily.  

Tips 💡 ===> It helps to take the tea right after lunch and dinner for better digestion and “cut the oil/fat” from the food.  Be sure to continue drinking water while on this tea and to spread the consumption of this tea evenly throughout the day for best effect.  

I will now go straight into my feedback and review after having drank the Jiaogulan Tea  (3 to 5 cups daily) for slightly more than 1 month. During that period, I refrained from drinking other types of herbal teas, coffee and tea, so that whatever effects I felt can be attributed to this tea alone 💡 .

A refreshing cup of Jiagulan Tea, made from loose rolled leaves

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Using Breathing Techniques For Self Healing – Headaches, Migraines, Tiredness

Good afternoon, dear friends 😀

I received this interesting email (quoted below the picture) on using the breathing through our respective nostrils to heal certain aspects of our lives.  As always, I am interested in natural remedies for health and thought you may be interested in this form of healing. This technique is known in Yoga as “Pranayama.”

The connection that the breath has to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health has been well recognized by healing traditions of both East and West.  In Chinese, the character    (Qì), is used to represent both the vital energetic force which sustains all living beings as well as the breath itself. In both Chinese and Indian systems of self-healing, the breath and vital force are said to move together; they are inseparable.  Many techniques of manipulating the breath have been devised to support physical health, establish a balanced and well-adjusted emotional temperament, and assist with spiritual growth.

The picture below suggests that we open the four fingers while pressing on one nostril with our thumb. However, most yoga instrutors would teach us to curl our index and middle fingers into our palm, let our ring finger and pinkie relax, and have our thumb pressing close one nostril. Try both techniques to see which is more suitable for you…

breathing-techniques

Our noses have left and right nostrils. Are these nostrils having the same function for inhaling (breathe in) and exhaling (breathe out)?
Actually it’s not the same and we can feel the difference. Accordingly, the right side represents the sun and the left side represents the moon.
When having headache, try to close your right nostril and use your left nostril to do breathing for about 5 min. The headache will be gone.
If you feel too tired, do it the opposite way. Close your left nostril and breathe through your right nostril. After a while, you will feel refresh again.
Because the right side belongs to heat, so it gets hot easily. The left side gets cold easily.
Women breathe mainly with their left nostril, so they get calm down easily.
Men breathe mostly with their right nostril, so they get angry easily.!
When we wake up, do we notice which nostril breathes faster? Is it the left side or the right side?
If the left nostril breathes faster, you will feel very tired. Close your left nostril and use your right nostril for breathing and you will get refresh quickly.
You can teach your kids about it. The effect of breathing therapy is much better for adults.
I used to have painful headache. When consulted a doctor, he told me jokingly,” You will be all right if you get married!” The doctor did not bullshit me as he had his theory and supported with testimony.
During that time, I used to have headache every night and I was not able to study. I took medicine but I was not cured.
One night as I sat down to medidate, I closed my right nostril and breathed with my left nostril. In less than a week, it seemed that my headache problem had left me! I continued doing it for about a month and since then there was no recurrence of head! ache in me. This is my own experienc! e. I used to tell others who also suffer headache to try this method as it was effective for me. It also works for those who have tried as well. This is a natural therapy, unlike taking medicines for a long time may have side effect. So, why don’t you try it out?
Practice the correct ways of breathing (breathe in and breathe out) and your body will be in a very relaxing condition

Our noses have left and right nostrils. Are these nostrils having the same function for inhaling (breathe in) and exhaling (breathe out)?


Actually it’s not the same and we can feel the difference. Accordingly, the right side represents the sun and the left side represents the moon.


When having headaches, try to close your right nostril and use your left nostril to do breathing for about 5 min. The headache will be gone.


If you feel too tired, do it the opposite way. Close your left nostril and breathe through your right nostril. After a while, you will feel refreshed  again.


Because the right side belongs to heat, so it gets hot easily. The left side gets cold easily.


Women breathe mainly with their left nostril, so they get calmed down easily.


Men breathe mostly with their right nostril, so they get angry easily.!


When we wake up, do we notice which nostril breathes faster? Is it the left side or the right side?


If the left nostril breathes faster, you will feel very tired. Close your left nostril and use your right nostril for breathing and you will get refreshed quickly.

You can teach your kids about it. The effect of breathing therapy on them is much better  than for adults.


At one time,  I used to have headaches  every night and I was not able to study. I took medication for them but I was not cured.


One night as I sat down to medidate, I closed my right nostril and breathed with my left nostril. In less than a week, it seemed that my headache problem had left me! I continued doing it for about a month and since then there was no recurrence of head! ache in me. This is my own experience!

I used to tell others who also suffer from headaches to try this method as it was effective for me. It also worked for those who have tried this breathing techniques as well. This is a natural therapy, unlike taking medicines for a long time, which may have negative side effects.

So, why don’t you try this breathing techniques out?

Practise the correct ways of breathing (breathe in and breathe out) and your body will be in a very relaxing condition!

With best wishes for good health,

choesf 😀

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Good morning, dear friends 😀

Life comes with its ups and downs. It is really easy to enjoy the good times that we have, but it is when we are down with problems in wealth, health, at work or relationships, that we find it very tough to go through life. 😥

However, it is the successful dealing with these problems that makes us stronger and stronger. I know, this is easier said than done, for it is when we are right smack in the middle of whatever problems that we may be facing, that we often experience utter despair and misery.

But….we can still help ourselves by gathering a little bit of strength here and there, just enough to motivate us to go through life one step at a time…instead of being stuck in a rut with our problems. 😉

Here is something that I had read from a healing site, and I find that it makes a lot of sense…..

Two Days We Should Not Worry

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry,
two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares,
its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.

Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said.

Yesterday is gone forever.

The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and its poor performance;


Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.

Tomorrow’s sun will rise,
either in splendour or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise.


Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow,
for it is yet to be born.
This leaves only one day, Today.


Any person can fight the battle of just one day.
It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities
Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.

It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad,
it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened Yesterday
and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.

Let us, therefore, live but one day at a time.

>Author Unknown

Coincidentally, I heard this song on the radio while I was driving my daughter to work this morning – this simple song called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin was a big hit back in 1988 and it was the first a capella song to make it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Ijust love this song because the advice in it is so comforting and I like to be told to not worry and just be happy about life. 😆

This song is dedicated to my dearest friend from Romania, Rose, who is now recovering from a stroke and has just been discharged from the hospital. 😉

Here are the meaningful lyrics –

Don’t Worry, Be Happy
From the Movie “Cocktails”
Performed by Bobby McFerrin


Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry be happy


In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
……

Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed

Don’t worry, be happy


The landlord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy
Look at me I am happy
Don’t worry, be happy


Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy
Don’t worry, be happy

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style
Ain’t got not girl to make you smile
But don’t worry be happy

Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy (now)…..

There is this little song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don’t worry, be happy


Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
But when you worry
You make it double
Don’t worry, be happy……

Don’t worry don’t do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face
Don’t bring everybody down like this
Don’t worry, it will soon pass
Whatever it is
Don’t worry, be happy

With love, peace and joy,

choesf 😀

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The Blood Type Diet

Happy New Year, dear friends! 😀

I was watching a TV programme just now called “The Path To Health”, a Chinese documentary that discussed various foods, how we eat, what we eat, etc…for good health. It was based on Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and towards the end of the programme, the host of the show talked about a new way of eating that was introduced in 1996 by naturopath, Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, who said that what we eat should follow our blood types.

The fact that the Chinese health programme I watched did talk about D’Adamo’s diet method got my attention. Hmmmm………now, I got to look more into this new way of eating. 🙄 How interesting indeed! Luckily for me, my family members are all from Blood Type O, so this will make it easy for me to adapt my cooking to this type of diet! Wow!

According to naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo, our blood type is a genetic fingerprint that is more powerful than race, culture or geography. It all has to do with lectins, a diverse group of proteins that are present in certain foods. D’Adamo, who is a naturopath, claims that negative reactions between food lectins and our blood are responsible for many ailments. His solution is to avoid the foods that contain all those bad lectins. The list of what’s good and what’s bad, however, is extensive and differs dramatically according to your blood type. The book states:

  • Type O’s (46 % of the population), belong to the oldest genetic group and need to eat meat virtually every day to satisfy your ancient, hunter-gatherer genes. Type O’s should also avoid oats, wheat, and most grains, because they are all products of an agriculture that didn’t exist when O’s originated.
  • Type A’s (40% of the population) evolved after the start of agrarian society and are best off as a vegetarian.
  • Type B’s (10 % of the population) emerged as humans migrated toward colder, harsher climates. Bs’ can have the most varied diet, including meat, and theirs is the only blood type that does well with dairy products.
  • Type AB (4% of the population) is a relatively modern adaptation that arose from the intermingling of the A’s and the B’s. Therefore, AB’s have the benefits and intolerances of types A and B.

Below are some interesting videos –

Blood Type O

Blood Type A

Blood Types B and AB

What do you think of this type of diet ❓ I shall try this for a while and see how it goes… 😆

Good night and sweet dreams from KL! 😀

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