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Balance Your Energies

Balance Your Energies

Always on the lookout for simple tips to bring our bodies back in balance, we found this couldn’t-be-easier way to connect the positive and negative poles of the nervous system, as described by Bear Heart, a Native American shaman. He says that the flow of energy back and forth will calm you down and balance your body.

Try the simple practice here:

Put your left hand at the base of your spine and the right hand in the curve where your head and neck meet. Hold them there for a few moments.

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Inspired by The Wind is My Mother, by Bear Heart (Berkley Books, 1996).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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5:23PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

worth trying

8:52AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

simple to try

10:32PM PDT on May 10, 2012

thanks :)

9:21PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

thank you.

8:08PM PST on Dec 23, 2011


1:29PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Thank you

12:51AM PST on Jan 31, 2011

Wow, my energy must have been way off cause I sure feel different. Just doing this for a few minutes eased my back pain and headache. Thank you so much for sharing!

2:24AM PDT on Aug 19, 2010

Thanks for the article.

12:42AM PDT on Mar 24, 2010


12:27AM PDT on Mar 15, 2010

Make sure you do some quality exercise that you enjoy at least 3 times per week. Go out and walk ... enjoy a garden or park, the beach, anything that is uplifting mentally and spiritually while you are walking. Multi-tasking simple basics like this are indulgent and satisfying with great benefits.

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