Showing posts from March, 2018

Gratitude Breathing and Meditation Exercise

While listening to a podcast entitled a Heartfelt Talk About Gratitude, Life, and Business, the guest on the show discussed what I felt is a fantastic breathing and meditation exercise that takes about a minute to perform.

The concept behind the meditation is to prepare yourself for a task ahead, while perpetuating love and gratitude. The exercise goes through 4 breaths, with a purpose behind each inhale and each exhale.

The Practice

First Inhale: Think that you are breathing in love. Imagine all of the particles of the world around you filled with love, and as you inhale, you bring that love into your lungs, which then goes into your blood stream and becomes a part of who you are.

First Exhale: Breath our with total security. Feel the positivity of the world surround you and hold you safe.

Second Inhale: Breathe in guidance. Listen to the world around you, and where it wants you to go, knowing that if you listen you will see the path ahead light up.

Second Exhale: Exhale gratitude for…

Plantar Fasciitis: A Look At The Underlying Causes

Plantar Fasciitis is generally characterized as sharp, stabbing pains in the bottom (plantar surface) of the foot. The location of the pain may vary from person to person, with some people feeling the pain located directly under their heel, while others feel the pain more in the arch of the foot. For most individuals, this pain is greatest upon waking, followed by a slight decrease in pain throughout the middle of the day, and then another spike as the end of the day nears.

The Anatomy Behind Plantar Fasciitis

The key muscular players in planter fasciitis are the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles along the back of the lower leg (commonly referred to as the calf muscles), as well as possible tibialis anterior and/or the peroneus muscles involvement.

Due to overuse, the muscles will pull on the plantar fascia, which is a sheet of fascia that goes along the bottom of your foot. This fascia attaches to the medial process of the calcaneal tuberosity (heel bone) at the back of your foot, and …