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Dark Green Vegetables and Meditation

Dark Green Vegetables and Meditation

When you suffer an attack of nerves youíre being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system? -Russel Hoban

Meditation is to your nervous system as dark green vegetables is to your digestive system. I am lucky that a lot of people I know and work with in exercise and meditation classes speak with great reverence about our nervous system. Usually before I say anything, they can bear witness to the havoc that stress or even too much of a good thing can wreak on my nervous system. A few of them are cranial sacral practitioners, and there is nothing quite so settling as competent hands on the body.

Even in my Pilates class, which is laser focused on not just what the movement is, but even more importantly how it is executed. My teacher can see where I go into automatic pilot, where the nervous system is so on flight that it takes time to find another speed. Still, the attention and work to find it is all there is.

Meditation is direct medication for a nervous system that is misfiring, which is the cause of all kinds of weird ailments. Of late I have been feeling the weight of the world in my left arm joints. It eases as I go into meditation and when I come up, I donít feel it at all. All I do in my meditation time is get quiet enough to sense my body as it is.

Opening up to the quiet and stillness that is at our center is like a healing balm for the nervous system. In some ways it is more deeply relaxing than sleep. I have had some nights when I was unable to sleep and meditated for half the night. Surprisingly I was clear and refreshed after hours of meditation that some nights of dreaming doesnít quite offer.

Learning to tap into a different frequency for your nervous system in a conscious and deliberate way is truly as nourishing as eating fresh Italian Kale. It is a direct infusion of goodness and healing. No more skimping on either for me in the next weeks of holiday preparation. When you know what it takes to live your most productive and inspired life, you have to ask yourself why you wouldnít make those conditions the habits of everyday.

I donít think I will ever quit evolving the positivity quest.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.† In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,† she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative advice.†It has been called "the essential guide for relationships." †The book is available on ebook.† Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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10:40AM PDT on May 7, 2013


11:27AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Love this well written article ... 100% agree!
Raw leafy greens especially are a higher frequency ... so I see them as also a connection to happiness, Love, positive energy and clearing all systems - physical and non-physical :)))

12:06AM PDT on Apr 25, 2013


2:31PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

interesting parallels

2:33AM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

Good article, thanks.

11:47AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Good article, thanks for sharing. =]]

11:06AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Im way more happy since my bf taught all this.

6:11PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

True, I think. Thank you.

9:55AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Think I'll try to get lots of both, then.

6:06AM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Thank you

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