The Chakra Series continues…. Be Metaphysical .. Celebrating 500th Post of Infocus247 … Millions more to come 🙂
The Chakra Series continues…. Be Metaphysical .. Celebrating 500th Post of Infocus247 … Millions more to come 🙂
Carnelian Stones are stones of action… that will give you the courage and confidence to move forward on a new path in life. In ancient times it was a stone used to protect the dead on their journey to the after-life.
It is strong stone to aid the physical body… as it maintains an improved flow of life force energy via the blood. The vibration of this bright orange stone, will accelerate your motivation, and aid you to clarify your goals… so you can find your best direction in life.
It aids moving forward on a new life path… and will aid you to make new, clearer decisions and better future career choices.
There are a couple of possible meanings of this stones name. The first relates to the Latin word carne which means flesh… as some stones are flesh colored. The other possible meaning of its name, is said to relate to its color being like the Kornel cherry.
Source: Healing Crystals
Every Mammal Has a Mammalian Diving Reflex – Even You!:
Marine mammals such as dolphins and whales cannot breathe underwater. Like freedivers, these animals breathe from the surface and carry their air with them as they swim. Eons of evolution have made marine mammals masters of breath hold diving. For example, sperm whales are able to dive deeper than 1000 meters and store up to 3000 liters of air before a dive.
How is it possible that such enormous animals can descend so deep and remain so long underwater? Marine mammals and diving birds have developed a set of physiological reactions, known as the mammalian diving reflex ,which enables them to stay underwater for extended periods of time. Humans also experience the mammalian diving reflex when immersed in water.
What Triggers the Mammalian Diving Reflex, What Physiological Reactions Occur?:
What triggers the mammalian diving reflex? Studies show that dry breath holding (apnea) does not result on the same physiological reactions as wet apnea. Submersion in water is necessary to trigger the mammalian diving reflex. Once a diver is submerged in water, two cardiovascular reactions occur.
Vasoconstriction is the narrowing of blood vessels to reduce blood flow, and is accomplished through a muscular contraction in the blood vessel walls. This reduces the amount of blood that flows to peripheral organs, which do not need a high level of oxygen to function, while conserving blood and oxygen for the body’s vital organs such as the heart, lungs, and brain, which need high levels of oxygen. Aquatic mammals, humans, and diving birds all experience vasoconstriction when submerged.
• Heart Rate Reduction:
The second physiological reaction occurring during the mammalian diving reflex is heart rate reduction (bradycardia). Interestingly, a diver does not need to be completely submerged to trigger this response. Simply wetting the face is enough to drop a diver’s heart rate. For the average human, exposure of the face to water will trigger a 10 -30% reduction in heart rate. Individuals such as freedivers who have trained to augment their mammalian diving reflex may experience a heart rate reduction of up to 50%. The intensity of the reaction is also related to temperature. The colder the water, the greater the heart rate reduction.
Heart rate reduction may sound frightening, but it is actually beneficial for freedivers. It is a natural adaptation of the human body to conserve oxygen, which allows freedivers to make longer dives. Studies conducted on freediver Umberto Pelizzari showed that his heart rate drops to 30 beats/minute during static apnea.
The Take-Home Message About the Mammalian Diving Reflex and Freediving:
Aquatic mammals and humans are born with the necessary adaptations to spend long periods of time underwater. The mammalian diving reflex is natural physiological reaction that occurs when a human, mammal, or diving bird is submerged in water, and includes vasoconstriction and heart rate reduction. These reactions help to reduce a diver’s consumption of oxygen while continuing to provide sufficient quantities of oxygen to his vital organs.
The mammalian diving reflex occurs during all types of apnea, including static and dynamic apnea. Additional physiological reactions are observed in freedivers that dive for depth due to the increased water pressure. This will be the topic of next month’s article.
Here are 10 fun ways to eat chia seeds:
1. Chia pudding with kiwi fruit and pomegranate seeds
2. Raspberry-coconut chia pops
3. Chocolate-chia mousse
4. Raspberry lemonade chia drink
Add the following to a pitcher:
Let it sit for 30 minutes until it has formed a gel-like consistency. Enjoy the drink!
5. Raw cherry and chia bars
In a food processor, add the following:
Grind until a paste is formed, about 2 minutes. Add mixture to a baking try and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Slice into bars and serve.
The voice in your head is a lie. What you hear when you open your mouth is distinctly less velvety than what everyone around hears—and it’s your skull that’s to blame. More specifically, it’s the way your skull vibrates.
Your voice emanates from from the lower portion of your throat, as expelled air from the lungs passes across your vocal chords, which vibrate to generate sound. This sound is then amplified by your voice box, modulated into words by your tongue and lips, and reverberated through the surrounding atmosphere until it enters your listener’s ear canal to stimulate their eardrums and structures within the inner ear—which then convert the analog waveform to electrical impulses that the brain can understand.
However, the inner ear doesn’t just pick up sound from external sources. Vibrations emanating from within your body can activate these auditory structures as well. And when you speak, the rapid fluttering of your vocal chords actually causes your entire braincase to vibrate.
“When you speak, the vocal folds in your throat vibrate, which causes your skin, skull and oral cavities to also vibrate, and we perceive this as sound,” Ben Hornsby, a professor of audiology at Vanderbilt University, told Popular Science.
But sound doesn’t travel through bone nearly as easily as it does through air. This added resistance causes the waveform frequency to drop, lowering the pitch of the sound you hear internally and creating a sort of feedback effect that stimulates the eardrum from both sides—that is, the eardrum picks up both the external stimulus of words that are coming out of your mouth as well as the shaking of your skull. This effect is heightened by the fact that you really can’t hear your own voice directly. Because your ears are positioned behind your mouth (or at least they should be—looking at you, Sloth), the sounds coming out of your mouth must first bounce off objects and back into your ears. This too causes the waveform to lose energy as well as, in turn, frequency and pitch, resulting in you hearing a distorted, lower tone than what people hear directly from out of your mouth. These two tones—both internal and external—are then recombined by your brain into a single audio signal that you identify as your voice, albeit one with added bass.
“You hear your voice in stereo (air and bone conduction),” Michael Kelly, author ofUnderstanding the Power of Your Voice, told Toastmasters. “While other people just hear it in mono (air conduction).” That’s why you may think you sound like James Earl Jones in your head but end up sounding like Steve Urkel on tape.
It’s been a month since we came back from Indonesia, I was struggling hard to write about this man-made beauty which left me spellbound!! Now, it’s time for me to introduce all my friends to one of the elegant man-made jewels of Indonesia.
Before going to the Borobudur, I’ve read few interesting things over the internet and got to know that it is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument and also one of the greatest monuments on the globe which is widely considered to be the Eighth wonder of the world. This is located in an elevated area between two twin volcanoes, Sundoro-Sumbing and Merbabu-Merapi, and two rivers, the Progo and the Elo” on Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.
My main motto of travelling to Jogjakarta was to visit Prambanan temple but after planning a trip, I’ve gathered some information from…
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First off, what is Hempcrete? Hempcrete is a building material that incorporates hemp into its mixture. Hempcrete is very versatile as it can be used for wall insulation, flooring, walls, roofing and more. It’s fire-proof, water-proof, and rot-proof as long as it’s above ground. Hempcrete is made from the shiv or inside stem of the hemp plant and is then mixed with a lime base binder to create the building material. This mixture creates a negative carbon footprint for those who are concerned with the carbon side of things. Hempcrete is much more versatile, easy to work with and pliable than concrete. In fact, earthquakes cannot crack these structures as they are 3 times more resistant than regular concrete.
Since lime is the binding material, builders do not have to heat up the lime as much as a supplier would need to in the industrial creation of concrete. This results in a lot of energyconservation when producing Hempcrete vs. concrete. Jumping back to the carbon aspect, Hempcrete sequesters (hides or puts away) carbon as it is very high in cellulose. Through it’s growing life cycle, it takes in large amounts of carbon which is then built into the home or building it is being used to construct. This does not allow the carbon to be released into the atmosphere. A home can save about 20,000lbs of carbon when being built out of Hempcrete
Hempcrete is a much more superior building material due to the fact that it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable material. When used as exterior walls, it lets water in without rotting or damaging the material. In a practical sense, instead of needing to build homes with space between exterior walls, which are then filled with insulation, you can simply use a Hempcrete wall. As humidity is taken in from the external environment, the Hempcrete holds that humidity until it is ready to be released again when the climate is less humid. Since the lime is wrapped in cellulose, the lime takes a bit longer for it to fully petrify but is still incredibly strong. Over time, the lime looks to turn back to a rock, so the material becomes harder and harder until it petrifies completely. This means the wall will last thousands of years vs. 40 – 100 like normal building materials today. Another great aspect to Hempcrete is that if too much is mixed during building, you can return it to the soil as a great fertilizer. Since hemp grows to maturity in just 14 weeks, it is a very powerful, versatile, cheap and sustainable solution.
Other notable factors are that hemp requires no fertilizer, weed killer pesticide or fungicide to grow it. The hemp seed can be harvested as a nutritious food rich in Omega-3 oil, amino acids, protein and fiber. It is considered a “super food”. The outer fibers can be used for clothes, paper and numerous every day items. This truly is a very powerful plant and should be a no brainer when it comes to it being used in a very mainstream way.
Source: Collective Evolution
Herbs that support lung health typically do so by offering one or more of the following benefits:
Let’s take a look at the nine best herbs for respiratory health!
Osha is an herb native to the Rocky Mountain area and has historically been used by the Native Americans for respiratory support. The roots of the plant contain camphor and other compounds which make it one of the best lung-support herbs in America. One of the main benefits of osha root is that it helps increase circulation to the lungs, which makes it easier to take deep breaths. Also… when seasonal sensitivities flare up your sinuses, osha root, which is not an actual antihistamine, does produce a similar effect and may be help calm respiratory irritation!
Native to Australia, eucalyptus isn’t just for Koala bears! Aborigines, Germans, and Americans have all used the refreshing aroma of eucalyptus to promote respiratory health and soothe throat irritation. Eucalyptus is a common ingredient in cough lozenges and syrups and its effectiveness is due to a compound called cineole. Cineole has numerous benefits — it’s an expectorant, can ease a cough, fights congestion, and soothes irritated sinus passages. As an added bonus, because eucalyptus contains antioxidants, it supports the immune system during a cold or other illness.
Lungwort is a tree-growing lichen that actually resembles lung tissue in appearance. However, this natural remedy doesn’t just look the part. As early as the 1600′s, lungwort has been used to promote lung and respiratory health and clear congestion. Lungwort also contains compounds that are powerfully effective against harmful organisms that affect respiratory health.
Although oregano contains the vitamins and nutrients required by the immune system, its primary benefits are owed to its carvacrol and rosmarinic acid content. Both compounds are natural decongestants and histamine reducers that have direct, positive benefits on the respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow. Oregano has so many health benefits that a bottle of organic oregano oil should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet.
With fruit that is similar in appearance to a banana, plantain leaf has been used for hundreds of years to ease cough and soothe irritated mucous membranes. Clinical trials have found it favorable against cough, cold, and lung irritation. Plantain leaf has an added bonus in that it may help relieve a dry cough by spawning mucus production in the lungs. Good stuff!
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