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How to do a Periformis Stretch

 

A great release or stretch to do if you have sciatic pain, or pain in your buttocks or legs, is a Piriformis Stretch. The Piriformis muscle rotates your leg out. There is a group of external rotator muscles that do this, but this stretch and release is generally called the piriformis stretch.

In this video we are looking at the stretch which is about releasing the leg to go outwards, but we want to see how far it can go. First, you bring the foot against the opposite knee. Having your foot wedged against the knee, you can bring one hand to push against the knee of the leg you are stretching and the other hand to hold the foot. What we want is to push the knee and pull the foot at the same time.

You will feel the stretch in the buttocks especially on the outside part of the thigh near the hip.

You can also use your hands to grasp the thigh that the bent leg is wedged against and bring it towards you. This will give a stronger stretch.

There are various different stages of a piriformis stretch which if you see a practitioner they can help you find your way further into the stretch.

For sciatic pain, this can be very helpful because the sciatic nerve goes straight through the piriformis muscle or right next to it.

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What’s the difference between a Raw Food Diet and CuraRomana Food Plan?

In this episode of my interview with Aaron Kenton we discuss how CuraRomana helps the body shift into a state that accesses the inessential fat stores in the body.  Whereas although Raw Food is fantastic for the body, it will not create or enable this shift to happen.

Here is a transcript of the video…….

Victoria

So I was going to ask because Leslie was very involved with raw food as well. So Cura Romana is not about Raw Food or anything like that in as much as it has meat that you can cook. Obviously no grains or anything. How is it more beneficial? How might this program be better than going on a raw food diet?

Aaron

Sure, I think really the significant benefit is the ability to allow the body to tap into the inessential fat stores that it has. Raw food is incredibly powerful and there is no doubt of its benefits. But it does not necessarily allow the body to make the shift it needs to. The reason why the body loses the ability to make the shift is largely due to the way that we have been told to eat in the last 40 years and the agricultural revolution. Which means that there is a lot of pesticides and GMO’s. but also we have been told that high carb, low fat is good for us. Totally crazy really, and as a consequence of this, the diencephalon starts to go out of whack. In which case it no longer has that ability to tap into the inessential fat stores. So when people do go on a conventional diet, even raw food or juicing and things of that nature; it is not to say that there are not great benefits, because there really are. However, these processes are not allowing that shift to tap into the inessential fat stores. These fat stores are for the fats that are the troublesome areas. They go to the stomach, they go to the hips, the arms. Often people are losing the inessential fats which are the fats which are protecting the organs in the body.

Victoria

I mean it is amazing how quickly – just to say that with Cura Romana you can’t have any fat. You can’t even touch it, you can not put your face cream on. You can not use any ingredient that contains fat.

Aaron

Yes, it is very hard for people

Victoria

Yes, so obviously with the program there are suggested products that you use throughout the process. But why is it?
Please, can you explain it a little bit?

Aaron

Yes of course. It is really because any fats that you would have in combination with the food plan and the spray it shifts you over to using the fat stores as fuel. In order to do that, or in order to make that happen we have to restrict of oils that you get into your system even though the largest organ which is the skin. Any fats which we introduce, because your body will be using those fats for fuel rather than the inessential fat stores. So really what we are doing, we are just telling the body, ok you are somewhat going into a fasting state which is what is a state of Ketosis, where you are using the inessential fat or the fats in your body. You are using those for fuel, so it is just a case of restricting the oils to allow the inessential fat stores to be used as the fuel for the body.

Victoria

For it to kick in because otherwise if the body is getting fat through the skin it is thinking that that is the source that will be easiest to use?

Aaron

yes, so that will prevent the body from using the inessential fat stores.

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Recovering from Addictions

Most of us have Addictions of some kind.  For myself, I experienced the need to self medicate from a very young age.  Sugar as a child, then Cannabis and other drugs as a young adult.  How did active addiction to substances affect my ability to function and prosper in my life?  The true measure of that could be something I will never be able to tally up.  However, I can see what I have created and manifested during the ‘cleaner’ years, when applying myself and being dedicated to what is in my heart, rather than zapping my energy and brain with anaesthetising sustances.

 

How my life has changed on the 13th Year Anniversary from a 19 Year Addiction 🙏

Posted by Ixchel Massage & Kinesiolgy on Monday, 31 December 2018

 

Hi Everyone, its Victoria, I have been going through a very challenging time in my life anyone that knows me will know why that is. So I have been keeping myself quite quiet, but yesterday I was sitting with a friend and we were planning our business and lives for 2019. We sat there and I was looking at the date and I suddenly thought wow, today it is 13 years since I gave up an addiction that had run my life and had started when I was about 16 years old. In a way, my business and everything I do was born from having that addiction and I had that addiction because I did not know how to take care of myself. So I spent years of my life suffocating feelings and trying to self medicate from pain, although some of the time it was about having fun. It was an addiction that at times I enjoyed, but I have no question that over the years it sabotaged so much of my potential, vitality and energy that I could have had. I believed it was something like a reward or something that I needed to do to be able to cope with life.

Firstly I want to congratulate myself on 13 years of not having to use that substance. It does not mean that there are not other things in my life that at times I might pick up to help me. But overall this was the most damaging thing that I did.

Why did I stop 13 years ago? I stopped because I wanted a fresh start, I was given an opportunity to have a new home and an opportunity to really make the best of my life and that was motivation enough at the time to put down what I was using. I hit a real rock bottom 13 years ago where I realised that I actually felt very powerless about stopping using this substance. I wanted to stop many times, but could not. So it was a very strange time. One of the reasons it was very difficult was because it was in my environment, it was around me a lot. I was around a lot of people who were doing it. So it was very difficult to stop. It was actually my partner who in the end made it clear that it was no good for me. So I said if he wanted me to stop then I needed to not have it around me at all.

What was my rock bottom about? It was the effect on relationships around me, my energy, my ability to prosper and to actually create things in my life. It affected my ability to be a good mother. It held me back from success. It affected the way my brain worked in every aspect of my life.

So since I have been sober from that for 13 years, what have I done? How did sobriety turn my life around? Well, the first year or so was very much just one day at a time not needing to do what I had done for years. Not needing to use a substance to change the way I felt, then very very quickly after that I set up a business that became successful. I then started studying for a degree and from this, I kept building on what I was doing. It became more and more clear to me that all those years when I had been using substances I had also been suppressing my power. Almost lunching out on what I was capable of doing because I was killing so much of my energy.

Starting a successful business was something I had always wanted to do. I had wanted to share a lot of the journey I had been on. It was not something I ever felt I could do as long as I was still living in active addiction to substances. I had done a qualification about 20 years ago, however, I never felt fit to use it while I was using substances and actively serving the addiction.

Once I had managed to stop using the substance, slowly I began to focus on all the things I did like about myself, and the things I did like doing started to become priorities for me.

One of the things I also had to do to build the good stuff in my life, as I had to let go of a lot of people and friends. However, I met new people, new friends and contacts. People who filled the bucket of being more around sobriety rather than being around people using which would always bring me back in.

I am now 13 years on going through a very difficult period in my life. We all have challenges and I have one right now, but the joy in my heart and something that I am so proud of is whereas in the past when I went through such incredible trauma or grief, or loss, or the breakdown of a relationship, I always needed to pick up a substance to try and self-medicate and ease the pain; because I literally could not cope with the feelings. I did not have the support, nowadays, I do not need to do that. One day at a time at the moment, I am going through an experience that I never ever wanted to go through, but the joy in my heart is that I do not need to do what I used to do in the past to cope with going through such a time. It is very Interesting in terms of my work because of what I do with other people who come to me. We have to walk our talk and for me, everything within Ixchel Therapies has been about sharing the tools that I have learnt that I need to use. If I am doing something regularly now, then it will be something that helps me and heals me. Something that is good for me and empowers me, rather than something that diminishes my energy and effects the way I use my brain and generally makes me not a great person to be around.

Yesterday when I was sitting and planning my year for 2019. When I was planning what I will be building and what I can continue to create, it was really important to me to look back and see the success that I have in my life and to know that I have created in my life and to believe that with the power of what I have done in the last 13 years that I will be able to recreate and do that again but in a different way.

So 13 years of sobriety, it does not mean that there are not other things in my life where I need to really continue to look one day at a time at exactly how I live my life and how I am in relation to substances or to people, or more than anything into the relationship I have with myself which is something that I am really looking at right now. Self-Love Versus addiction. How do we actually learn to love ourselves? Maybe if when I had been 16 years old, there was a very difficult suicide around me, maybe if I had had support then I would not have needed to self-medicate. Again in my 20’s when there was another suicide around me perhaps I would not have needed to self-medicate if I had had the right support. Or if I had had the right tools. Also like now in a relationship that is breaking down, in the past if I had had the right tools to care for myself at such times many years ago, I would have made many different choices. However, everything I have in my life right now is a godsend. I have two beautiful children, I have a great business and I am free of an addiction that really got in the way and sabotaged so much that I believe especially in my 20’s I could have created for myself.

So I am going to share much more hopefully in the coming days and weeks about how do we let go of things that are not good for us.

Actually, for so many people at this time of year, there is this whole thing about new years resolutions and what we are not going to do anymore. All of that kind of thing, but it is so easy to say, but how do you actually do it? If we use something to make ourselves feel good, to self-medicate because we can not deal with our feelings, we can’t sit with a relationship in our life or a circumstance in our life. If we are using things to self-soothe then how do we actually do things differently? What tools do we need when we have that list of New Years Resolutions. It is so easy to say I am not going to do this, but how do we actually make that happen?

I think I am qualified, having been able to put down a very very major 19-year addiction. After 13 years I think I am qualified to look back and look at all the different ways I have used to do that. It is very much something that I want to share with people.

So congratulations to me at being 13 years clean. Thank you for being there with me on my journey if you are someone who has known me at all during that time or even before then.

I will be sharing more. I started doing a lot of videos in September, and I was feeling really great about that and then something happened which then made me feel really exposed about going public or about saying anything on video. I am still going through that process so I dod not know what I will be doing. There are days when I do feel happy to do this and some days when I am not. Overall I am working towards doing a lot more of this and sharing and hopefully interacting with people. I have some really exciting things that I am looking forward to creating in the next year or two. Whilst also trying to be really patient with me and not put myself under too much pressure because it is actually when we do that, that then we do not necessarily have the resources to take care of ourselves, and my priority right now is to take care of me, so that then I can, in the long run, offer the best.

So Happy New Year Everyone and hopefully I will be back with a couple more videos this week. If not have a great 2019 and I will see you soon.

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Interview with Freya Blom about her Life Changing Experience with Cura Romana

Meet Freya Blom a Cura Romana Advocate (and a fantastic Life and Relationship Coach) Day 13 CuraRomana

Freya explains how she initially avoided the program because it ‘scared’ her. Once her health demanded she did something, she took on the process and began to discover Cura Romana was not about Weight Loss, but about weight gain and where it was coming from. Hear how she went on the Cura Journey and discovered things about herself that she had hidden deep down for most of her life, and the freedom the exploration of the program has given her.

Also, Freya discussing the enlightening 6 week process of Consolidation that comes after 24 days of using the Spray and 500 calories. As Freya tested in different food groups to her now ‘clean internal body’ she was able to establish for herself exactly how different foods affected her and therefore make the right choices for her body.

Also what happens in her life when she ‘chooses’ to fall off or get back on the Cura Romana Wagon.

 

Meet Freya Blom a Cura Romana Advocate (and a fantastic Life and Relationship Coach) Day 13 CuraRomanaFreya explains how she initially avoided the program because it 'scared' her. Once her health demanded she did something, she took on the process and began to discover Cura Romana was not about Weight Loss, but about weight gain and where it was coming from. Hear how she went on the Cura Journey and discovered things about herself that she had hidden deep down for most of her life, and the freedom the exploration of the program has given her.Also, Freya discussing the enlightening 6 week process of Consolidation that comes after 24 days of using the Spray and 500 calories. As Freya tested in different food groups to her now 'clean internal body' she was able to establish for herself exactly how different foods affected her and therefore make the right choices for her body.Also what happens in her life when she 'chooses' to fall off or get back on the Cura Romana Wagon.

Posted by Ixchel Massage & Kinesiolgy on Friday, 24 August 2018

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Hear Rebecca’s Experience of Cura Romana Food Plan, no hunger on 500 Calories using the spray and correct protocol

Meet Rebecca Two Months on from Cura Romana Weight Management Protocol

Hear how Rebecca was able to lose 20 pounds in 24 days, lower medication she was using, get rid of knee pain and achieve other benefits from the Cura Romana Program.

 

Meet Rebecca Two Months on from Cura Romana Weight Management Protocol Hear how Rebecca was able to lose 20 pounds in 24 days, lower medication she was using, get rid of knee pain and achieve other benefits from the Cura Romana Program.If you want to know more please get in touch on the Ixchel Therapies Massage and Kinesiology Facebook Page or go to www.ixcheltherapies.co.uk

Posted by Ixchel Massage & Kinesiolgy on Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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