Mind, Body & Spirit
Wouldn’t it be nice to laugh more and feel better instantly, to change a negative attitude to a positive one? Gain the wisdom of medicinal laughter! The Japanese saying “Warau Kadoniwa Fuku Kitaru” means that laughter in a happy family and society brings happiness to all. Laughter has the power to create happiness. Studies have already shown that laughter can relieve physical tension and stress, trigger the release of endorphins, and boost the immune system.
Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness, felt the powerful effects of laughter himself. He was given little chance of surviving after being diagnosed with a form of arthritis. Yet, Cousins developed a recovery program incorporating megadoses of vitamins, along with a positive attitude, love, faith, hope, and laughter induced by Marx Brothers films. He credits this laughter therapy for helping ease his pain and recovering from his illness.
The truth is, there is no life without breath! Everyone breathes but do you practice a mindful or therapeutic breathing? The one key to opening the abundance of your body’s own pharmacy is in your abdominal breath. Abdominal Dantian breathing is one of the most powerful forms of breathing. It can help a variety of physical, mental, and spiritual issues. Abdominal breathing promotes healing because the abdomen is like a second heart. By expanding and contracting the lower abdomen it’s able to generate and send our chi and blood to the rest of the meridians, the cells, and the mitochondria, where our pharmacy resides.
Other breathing methods will also be explored.
3. Lotus Faith Healing Medicine: meditation, prayers and affirmation for faith healing
Why do we suffer? Ultimately it is life itself, our birth into this world, that is the source and cause of our mundane sufferings. However, Daisaku Ikeda, the president of SGI stated that problems are not in themselves, the fundamental cause of unhappiness. According to Buddhist medicine, the real cause is not just that we have problems, but it is the lack of vital force and wisdom to solve them. Lotus Faith Healing Medicine teaches that all individuals innately possess infinite power and wisdom. Join our journey to cultivate a greater self for ultimate peace, health and prosperity.
4. Medicinal foods, healthy eating habits
We are what we eat. We are also how we eat and digest our food. There are many healthy traditional, eastern and western food and drink choices to achieve optimum health. These foods can not only help to prevent common disease but also help with anti-aging. The right food preparation with healthy eating habits can make you happier, healthier and live a longer life.
There are many spices that are very beneficial to health. For example, garlic, ginger and tumeric all are anti-inflammatory. Garlic is a natural anti-biotic and anti-bacterial, with anti-cancer properties that promotes longevity. Ginger is effectively used in chinese herbs for indigestion and joint pain. Stopping to eat when you are 70-80% and chewing food properly by itself are two great ways to help aid your digestion.