Sunday, May 26, 2013

Breathing Meditation - Thich Nhat Hanh

This meditation is from Thich Nhat Hanh's book, Under the Rose Apple Tree,

"When I breathe in, I know that I am breathing in." The "I know" is very important. Your breath is the link between your body and your mind.  It's so nice when you are in touch with that link; then you are in touch with everything in yourself, body and mind.  And right away, you are master of yourself in any situation.  You are not carried away by anybody or anything, including your thoughts.
Your mind is fully with your body and your whole being.
When you start to know that you are breathing in or that you are breathing out, you start to know what you are doing - whether you are sitting, standing, or walking. So knowing is very important.
Don't think that practicing Buddhism is very difficult.  It's not difficult; it's easy.
Can you breathe in and out and know that you are breathing in and out? Breathing in and breathing out - that's mindfulness. Practice being mindful with your breath first, and then you will be mindful with your body and with your mind; you will be mindful about everything that happens around you.

Breathing consciously, mindfully, is a very good practice.  In our daily life, if we don't know how to breath mindfully, how to stop thinking, we cannot get in touch with the wonderful things in life like the sunshine, rivers, clouds, our family, and our friends. So breathing is very good.

Below is a gatha, a poem, that you can say to yourself as you sit for a few minutes and breathe:

Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in,
Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out.
As my in-breath grows deep,
My out-breath grows slow.
Breathing in makes me calm,
Breathing out brings me ease.
With the in-breath, I smile,
With the out-breath, I release,
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment.
The practice is easy. Peace and happiness are there to some extent, along with pain and suffering. But remember, like watching television, you are free to select from the channels made available to you. You can choose peace and happiness.
Thank you Thich Nhat Hanh.  Today was a good day to remember to breathe!
We have a beautiful Mayday tree in our yard. I love to wait for it to bloom each spring.  It only blooms for a short time and then the flowers all blow away. Although I have many things to do and organize, the most important thing I did today was sit and breath and look at the May day tree.
Pamela Nelson

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Raise Your Vibration" Yoga Class

Raise Your Vibration

Join me for a fun oil infused yoga class to raise your vibration bringing positive and healing energy to your body, mind and spirit!

Class will end with a healthy snack and

short introduction to the benefits of Young Living Essential Oils.


Wednesday June 12th, 2013

6-8:30 pm

PLN Yoga Studio, Prince Albert, Sk.


Please register early as spaces are limited.      

Call 306-982-2737 or email:


Darci Schapansky from Green Parent Wellness and Essential Oils will also be on site to do Bio Compass Scans.  These scans usually are $120, but for this occasion will be $20, plus you will leave with a free Lemon oil!

Pamela Nelson

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Raise the vibration in the water you drink..

The "Spiral of Life", or triple-spiral is an ancient symbol of Celtic belief that has been connected to water. It is believed that all life moves in eternal cycles, and in three phases - birth, death and rebirth  or body, mind and spirit.
It was used to negate harmful energy.  It is also called a triskele or triskelion.
Originally they were made of copper, silver or gold.  The metals and the design they were twisted into created a bio electric and bio magnetic energy flow.
It is said that when placed in water or even around water, the triskele raises the vibration of the water, and the higher the vibration, the better for us.
The metals when spiraled into this sacred geometrical shape also alters the molecular structure of the water.
You can also carry one with you to protect yourself from harmful electromagnetic fields.
Check out on how to make your own triskele and for more in depth information.
There is many other great websites with information pertaining to the Spiral of Life".
We did try a few experiments at home and really could taste a difference in the water when one had a triskele and one without.
So, as you raise your glass this long weekend, you can also raise your vibration.
Pamela Nelson
Picture from the dancing with water website.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

FULL Moon Yoga Class - May 25th, 2013

Join me for a yoga class under the light of the full moon on Saturday May 25th, 2013 at my home.

I know the full moon is actually on the 24th, but I think it should still be bright enough!

This event is weather dependent.

Bring your mat, your favorite poem, reading or instrument.

We will begin with a short mediation, yoga class and campfire.  Some snacks will be provided.

Cost: $20

If interested in attending or for more information email Pamela Nelson

Pamela Nelson

Monday, May 6, 2013

Book Review - Label Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart

I just received my newest book to review from NaturallySavvy!
This one is not only free to me, but is free to you too! 
It comes as an e-book, which is great because it is saving paper, but also because if you have a hand-held reader, iphone or whatever you can keep it with you while you shop and look up things when you are in the store.

It is called Label Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart
Check out the link for your free copy.

It is similar to another book they have written, that I also reviewed called, Unjunk Your Junk Food.

The authors, Andrea Donsky and Lisa Tsakos have taken great care to produce a book with lots of great information in an appealing way.  This book teaches how to properly read product labels and compares not only food, but supplements and personal care items.
By giving you alternatives to the usual you are not left thinking, ok great, but what else am I supposed to use?

They show actual labels, so you can start to learn and see for yourself how things are snuck into products that you might have thought were safe and how marketing might trick us into thinking somethings was good for us.

In the book there is also some great coupons, so you can try some of the alternatives for yourself.
The task of changing our cupboards to more healthy options can be daunting, but it can be done and you and your family will not only be healthier, but also more educated about your choices. I think when we have all the information we then are able to make the best choices for ourselves and our families.

Naturally Savvy has also partnered with Holistic Moms Network and for every e-book that is shared from the link given in this blog, they will donate $1.00 to the Holistic Moms Network.

So for the free e-book click this link.

To get more great information from the people at NaturallySavvy visit their website.

You can also find out more about the Holistic Moms Network by visting thier website.

Happy and Healthy Shopping!
Pamela Nelson