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  • in reply to: Newsletter Issue #3, February 2014 #14946
    Jen
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    I don’t know about breathing specifically in relation to thyroid function, but I know that, as a yoga teacher/therapist, that chest or thoracic breathing has a correlation to the sympathetic nervous system or flight/fight, while diaphragmatic or belly breathing has a correlation to the parasympathetic nervous system or rest and digest. Likewise an inhalation is linked to sympathetic function while an outbreath is linked to parasympathetic function. So to help get you more chilled try diaphragmatic breathing with an active, long and slow exhalation. I can only assume that if the parasympathetic nervous system is more engaged then energy will be more thyroid based than adrenal based. A few minutes of this breathing every so often through the day may make quite a big difference.

    in reply to: Newsletter Issue #3, February 2014 #14883
    Jen
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    Interesting article on neutralising emotions and changing beliefs systems. For more info on this topic see the iRest or Integrative Restoration material. Here Dr Richard Miller blends psychology with yoga and has developed an amazing Yoga Nidra protocol. One element of his practice is to really deepen the ‘felt responses’ of the body – a vital skill to help us feel the messages of the body. Another element is to become sensitive to the whole range of sensory feelings and emotions and thoughts and beliefs, and to build our ability to be with these – even those that make us feel uncomfortable. The ability to welcome and be with all emotions, feelings and thoughts, reduces their stressful effects and brings the mind-body closer to equilibrium. It’s a fascinating area. If you’re really interested in stress reduction I suggest you check out his work.

    in reply to: December 2013 Newsletter Comments #14016
    Jen
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    I like the new format. I too have been with 180 for about 12 months, so like going back to some of the older stuff that I missed. I’ve been trying to promote 180 to a number of my friends and feel that this format will be much easier for them to grasp what’s going on. Even after 12 months I’m still a little confused sometimes so hoping it will help me too! Nice move Matt.

    in reply to: Can I get TOO fat? #10721
    Jen
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    Enjoyed reading this stream because I too have hit the high numbers with an abundance of belly. Still waiting for the comedown or a redistribution. I have noticed some positives which keeps me going – that plus the fact that I don’t know of any other option. Enjoying strength training which I hope will assist. Really keen to hear more from those who have started to lose. In the meantime I will eat, enjoy and trust the process. And if that fails just eat and enjoy.

    in reply to: Getting Started #8833
    Jen
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    One thing I have found very useful is getting back to a ‘felt’ sense of the body. In other words re-learning what its like to feel what’s happening in the body instead of trying to intellectualise everything.

    Body scanning is a great way to do this. Take your awareness systematically through the body and notice what sensations are present. Do not judge what you find and do not intellectualise what you find. Just try to notice what you feel, especially in the torso and pelvis.

    Helps build your ability to build your awareness of what your body is telling you that it needs, puts you more in touch with emotions and takes you out of your head space which is often full of misinformation and unuseful self beliefs.

    in reply to: Getting Started #8309
    Jen
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    I’m older too -50 – and a newbie trying to sort through all this . While I would love to lose weight also I am resigned to the fact that might not happen and try to focus on just feeling better and stronger and not being so obsessed by weight that I forget to live life and be happy

    in reply to: Ray Peat quotes #8255
    Jen
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    What is the main difference in the 180 philosophy and Ray Peat’s philosophy?

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