Huna Breathing Techniques for Grounding, Energizing and Calming

There are four phases to the breath: 1) Inhalation 2) Pause 3) Exhalation and 4) Pause again before your next inhalation. By controlling these phases you can activate and increase different energies to support you in whatever you need to do. As you begin to understand how this works, you will realize how powerful and useful this simple technique can be. I learned this Huna breathing technique in a training from the Huna Research Institute. Looking at the picture, we see four elements and the four phases of the breath. The way to increase one energy in particular is to change the ratio of the breath. An even ratio would be 1:1:1:1. Breathing in this way you would take a slow deep breath inhaling for one count, pausing for one count, exhaling for one count, pausing for one count before your next breath. Always place the tip of your tongue… Read the rest....
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Center Yourself Anytime and Anywhere

We all know that being centered is a good thing. When you are centered, you are grounded. You bring your energy back into  your body out of your head and out of projecting into the world. You are more able to respond to life instead of react since you are more present and aware.  In Huna, the fourth principle is Manawa – now is the moment of power. When you are centered, you are more confident and free because you have more choices. You are running your life instead of being on auto-pilot because you are more in the now moment in your heart instead of reacting to every thought that flies through your head. You feel peaceful and stress diminishes. Your perspective changes and is more open. You feel more loving and more loved since your are more in harmony with yourself and the world. Nice! But how to… Read the rest....
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Spiritual Benefits of Relaxation

In relaxation, your brain waves first move to the alpha level, just a peaceful relaxation, the kind you get daydreaming, in a hot bath at the end of the day, enjoying a favorite hobby, listening to peaceful music,meditating. Over 3000 studies have been done proving the benefits of deep relaxation on our health and well-being. But do you know it also affects your spirituality? Huna is one of the most ancient teachings on the planet, and also, since its teachings were hidden for so long, one of the most pure. I’ve studied psychology, neurolinguistic programming and hypnosis, but I have learned the most about the conscious, subconscious mind and Higher Self from Huna, especially how they communicate together. The Huna understanding of the conscious, subconscious and spiritual selves is deep and practical. In fact, mental health problems were practically non-existent for thousands of years in Hawaii before the arrival of… Read the rest....
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Happiness is Within You

Most of us spend a lifetime chasing down happiness…and it somehow is so elusive. I’ll be happy when I graduate, I’ll be happy when I’m married, I’ll be happy when we have a house, I’ll be happy when my bills are paid, etc. Even when we achieve a goal, there is always another one. Now, here is the beauty of Begin Within. Happiness is always inside of you. It is always there, but gets covered up by other emotions. All of these emotions are triggered by what’s going on outside of you, but the happiness, love, joy or any other emotion resides inside… all the time. You can wait for something outside of you to trigger happiness, or you can take command and trigger it yourself. You subconscious doesn’t know the difference between what’s going on outside your mind or inside your mind. If you imagine a time when you… Read the rest....
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Picking Yourself Up When You’re Feeling Down

When I’m down, down in the dumps, everything feels bad. I’m not interested in anything, don’t feel like connecting with others or even going outside, don’t even try to move me. Pass the ice cream. It seems that I want anything that will actually make me feel even worse!  The last thing I want is to see happy, joyous people, laughing and having everything I can’t have. It’s like a part of me is keeping me prisoner and won’t let go. Wow! That’s pretty dismal. And, the fact is, I truly am down. I’m feeling bad because my physiology is in my down state – slumping, shallow breathing, frowning, heavy, looking down. My feelings are heavy like quick sand, just pulling me farther in. My thoughts are supporting the whole process with fantasies and stories of how down I am, how it will last forever, there is no hope. Have… Read the rest....
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