Iridology is an alternative medicine technique, where patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information about a patient's health. Practitioners match their observations to iris charts, which divide the iris into zones corresponding to specific parts of the human body. Iridologists see the eyes as "windows" into the body's state of health. Iridologists say they can use the charts to distinguish between healthy systems and organs in the body and those that are overactive, inflamed, or distressed. This information shows a patient's susceptibility towards certain illnesses, reflects past medical problems, or predicts later health problems.
Kinesiology is a scientific study of human or non-human body movement. The word comes from the Greek κίνησις kinesis, "movement" (itself from κινεῖν kinein, "to move"), and -λογία -logia, "study". Adaptation through exercise is a key principle of kinesiology that relates to improved health and wellness. Exercise is a simple and established intervention for many movement disorders and musculoskeletal conditions due to the neuroplasticity of the brain.Therapeutic exercise has been shown to improve neuromotor control and motor capabilities in both normal and pathological populations. There are many different types of exercise interventions that can be applied in kinesiology. Aerobic exercise interventions help to improve cardiovascular endurance. Anaerobic strength training programs can increase muscular strength. Flexibility programs can increase functional range of motion and reduce the risk of injury. As a whole, exercise programs can reduce symptoms of depression and risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Also, they can help to improve quality of life, sleeping habits, immune system function.
Shiatsu is a form of therapy coming from Japan. It makes use of kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping, and stretching. It is performed without oils, through light, comfortable clothing. "Shiatsu" translates as "finger pressure." It is a non-invasive therapy that may help reducing stress and contributing to overall wellbeing. The effect may be stimulating and invigorating or calming and sedative, depending on the goal of the session. One of the fundamental concepts of Chinese/Japanese medicine is Qi (pronounced "chee"). This is the vital energy in our body that underlies all functioning. Qi flows in specific pathways called meridians. The Shiatsu therapist accesses the Qi through points along the meridians called Vital Points. Health is present when there is abundant Qi in the meridians and the flow is free and unobstructed. When the Qi becomes poor or out of balance, or when the flow is obstructed, symptoms arise. The Shiatsu therapist is trained to recognize patterns of disharmony in the body, even prior to physical signs appearing. Simple yet subtle changes are indications of an imbalance that, left alone, may progress to a point where symptoms appear. Balance can be restored with proper assessment and regular Shiatsu sessions. Shiatsu practitioners may also offer lifestyle and activity recommendations.
Access Bars® is a technique developed by Gary Douglas. Through this process, your body can receive the changes you are choosing. There are 32 points on your head, which, when gently touched, effortlessly and easily release anything that doesn’t allow you to receive. These points contain all the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, emotions, and considerations you have stored in any lifetime and are obstacles for a change to happen. Whith this technique, these tensions, these restricting old programs can be released with no efforts. Each Bars session can release 5-10 thousand years of limitations in the area of your life that corresponds with the specific Bar being touched. Today the Bars have helped thousands of people to change many aspects of their body and their life.
Reiki is a gentle technique. It works not only at the physical level, but also on psycho-energetic levels of personality, promoting "body-mind-spirit" balance. During a treatment, we can get a deep relaxation: blood pressure and muscle tensions are reduced. Its main characteristics are:
- It is a simple technique
- Its positive effects can be easily tested
- It gives emotional and mental balance
- It has no contraindications
Neohumanism is a holistic philosophical theory elaborated by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (1921 – 1990) also known by his spiritual name, Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti. With Neohumanism Sarkar redefines both humanity and humanism introducing new concepts that elevate humanism to universalism with the aim to facilitate both individual and collective progress. This philosophy can be defined as a stage beyond the various forms of religious bounded beliefs, it concentrate on spiritual realm focusing at the same time on personal existence, cultivating love for all created beings of this universe, animate and inanimate. Neohumanism prefer existential value over utility value for all living beings, places great emphasis on rationality and encourages what Sarkar calls “protospiritual mentality” a process of continually recognising each object with which we come in contact, externally or internally, as a manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness. In this view, rationality helps to give rise to devotion, the "highest and most valuable treasure of humanity". In Sarkar' view, Neohumanism leads to the liberation of human intellect from the constraints of imposed dogma and psychic complexes helping to bridge the gap between the inner and outer worlds.
One of the most important aspects of progression in all spheres of life is the offering of service to others without any thought of reward or self-gratification. Selfless service is absolutely fundamental, both from an individual perspective and from the perspective of the entire human race, without which there can be no true progression. Taking into account many notable exceptions, it is an unfortunate but true fact that many people today will not help others without anticipating something tangible in return. Of course, people are committed to their own daily needs, families and friends, often helping each other whenever appropriate. This is as it should be between families and friends, but selfless service should extend far beyond family and friends. Selfless service also includes the progression of all humanity and life. Such service to others can be offered in numerous ways, ranging from financial assistance to direct physical help, to advice, support, healing and teaching. If mankind would embrace this extremely important universal principle, then greed, avarice, materialism, egocentricity and self-gratification so prevalent in the world today would disappear, and the world would be a vastly better place; the “kingdom of heaven on Earth”.
Eating is perhaps the most important act for one’s yoga practice because nourishment of the body’s tissues forms a foundation for nourishment of the mind and emotions. In the Ayurvedic tradition, foods that enhance clarity and lightness, keeping the body light and nourished and the mind clear promoting the quality of sattva, include most vegetables, ghee (clarified butter), fruits, legumes, and whole grains. In contrast, foods that enhance the qualities of tamas and rajas increasing dullness or hyperactivity respectively, include onions, meat, garlic, coffee, hot peppers and salt. But maintaining a diet that keeps the body light and the mind clear doesn’t necessarily mean eating only sattvic foods. What is best for an individual and what in the end will best support the maintenance of good health is informed by the individual constitution known in the ayurvedic tradition as prakriti and the current state of body-mind or vikriti, both need to be considered.