Infinite Love and Gratitude

My Secret Weapon For De-stressing

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Posted by Judy Moon

Everyone experiences stress at some time in his or her life. It’s not fun, but it’s part of life here on this planet earth. The cool thing is that we came equipped with choice. We have the ability to choose how we handle stress.

There are tons of options for stress management available to us ranging from aromatherapy sprays, meditations, CD’s, Mindfulness classes, the list goes on…

My favorite way to instantly de-stress is the 4-7-8 breath. It was recommended to me years ago and it’s literally like a secret weapon I can whip out at any moment and experience an immediate shift. Like when the bus is running late in the morning, I could choose to get myself all twisted about it, or I can do a few rounds of 4-7-8 breathing instead.

I learned about it Dr. Weil’s website, he’s a big fan of it as well. Here are his instructions:

The 4-7-8 (or Relaxing Breath) Exercise
This exercise is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. Although you can do the exercise in any position, sit with your back straight while learning the exercise. Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.

1. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
2. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
3. Hold your breath for a count of seven.
4. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
5. This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

Note that you always inhale quietly through your nose and exhale audibly through your mouth. The tip of your tongue stays in position the whole time. The absolute time you spend on each phase is not important; the ratio of 4:7:8 is important. If you have trouble holding your breath, speed the exercise up but keep to the ratio of 4:7:8 for the three phases. With practice you can slow it all down and get used to inhaling and exhaling more and more deeply. This exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system.  Do it at least twice a day. You cannot do it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little lightheaded when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass.

Once you develop this technique by practicing it every day, it will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting happens – before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension. Use it to help you fall asleep. This exercise cannot be recommended too highly. Everyone can benefit from it.

Give it a try, right now, start with a big whoosh exhale:
1. Breath in –
2. Hold –
3. Exhale –
4. Don’t you feel better already?

The only thing that would make it even better is adding some Infinite Love and Gratitude at the end.

Let us know how it’s working for you!


What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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Posted by Judy Moon

I am channeling my best Tina Turner right now. The scary thing is that my hair can actually look like hers after one of Gwyn’s scalp massages!

What’s love got to do with it = everything! I have had the honor and privilege to study with Dr. Darren Weissman who has taught me about the healing powers of love and embracing life with an attitude of gratitude. In his book, The Power of Infinite Love and Gratitude – Darren describes the foundation of the LifeLine Technique, a healing modality incorporating 14 modalities. The LifeLine technique is a system that removes “emotional roadblocks” from the subconscious so our body can do what is was designed to do – heal, regenerate and be whole.

My personal favorite part of the LifeLine and what inspired me to become certified was working with the energy of love and gratitude.

If you are familiar with Dr. Masuru Emotos work with water and the effects that different stimuli had on the water then it will be of no surprise to you that one of the most beautiful crystals that formed was when the water was exposed to the words “love and gratitude.”

Why is that so cool?  Our bodies are 70 to 90% water – so when WE are exposed to the words infinite love and gratitude – all of the water in our bodies, in every cell, in every organ – is transforming and shifting.

We are getting ready to celebrate St. Valentines Day which is all about love and I would like to inspire you to use this power of Infinite Love and Gratitude for yourself.

Would you ever choose to feel stress – hell no! – take a breath, shift your vibration, repeat Infinite Love and Gratitude to yourself over and over till you feel the shift. The stressful situation doesn’t necessarily go away – but how you react and respond to it can. It’s all about choice – what do you choose love or fear? I know what I choose.

For bonus points, put your hand in the American Sign Language position for “I love you”

And place it over your heart – that’s right, you are telling yourself that you love you. It’s called self-care, self-love – give it a whirl!

And if you really want extra credit – say it with a smile on your face.

With Infinite Love and Gratitude – Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate love!