Putting one foot in front of the other seems like an easy concept without much thought involved. After we learn to walk as a toddler, we usually don’t give walking or balance much thought. Balance is a crucial part of life. We usually don’t know it’s not working until its challenged or gone. Balance helps you sit, stand, get up and down, walk, run, ride a bike and includes everyday functional moves to experience your day.
At InnerStrength University, balance is an essential component in every exercise we do or instruct as part of our Personal Training Programs. Balance involves your core muscles—the ones surrounding your spine. Whether we incorporate a balance exercise for balance itself, for example the Yoga Tree Pose, or as a part of another exercise, such as a one leg weighted dead lift, every exercise will challenge and give instant feedback to exactly how balanced and strong your core is functioning.
Uneven cracked pavements, a misjudged step or even icy sidewalks can quickly give insight to how strong your balance and core are at that moment. By why wait? Why take the chance of an unnecessary injury?
Gymnasts, football players, runners and other athletes are taught how to fall so they can minimize any potential injury and maximize results. This incorporates balance training and core strengthening. Why should be any different. If all of your energy in a workout is focused on maintaining balance, you will not be exercising the focused muscles properly, therefore will experience slow or inconsistent results.
If your balance is off, all movements made are deeply ineffective. Your core is essential to every move you make. So how balanced are you? Stay tuned as we introduce different waves to measure your balance.
~ Denise Povernick
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Angels have a frequency compared to humans. Increasing your present Now moment awareness of the angels is one t way to start noticing their guidance, especially when you know some of the common signs to look for in the Now moment.Angelic guidance can and does come in the form of channeled messages, dreams, and directly receiving insight. You may receive flashes of inspiration, learn from your angels during meditation, or experience the angels profoundly through your psychic senses.
Guidance from the angels also comes more subtly. Angels are constantly drawing our attention towards signs, and they leave clues and hints which serve to nudge us in the right direction. While many of these angel signs may seem small at first, when focused on, acknowledged and appreciated, they often increase in frequency and size.
Angel signs are all around and can come in a variety of ways depending on your current challenges, next steps, or the questions you've asked. Your angels know you, and so they know which signs will capture your attention, contain personal meaning, or best guide your next step.
Any sign from these powerful spiritual beings, however small it may be, is a beautiful and symbolic reminder of their love and support. When you notice a sign which may be from your angels. Breathe, be aware, and thank your angels for reaching out with their love and guidance.
Here is a quick look at some common signs from the angels. These angel signs can come as a validation or answer to a question you may have asked, or they may serve to simply remind you your angels are with you, and that they're ready and willing to help.
Remember, Angels only operate in the Now Moment. Signs only appear at the very moment they are needed. Pay close attention what you were feeling or thinking the moment you noticed the sign. That is what it is in reference too.
Also, in the beginning, look for repetitive signs repeating at least 3 times. The time period doesn't matter. The more uncommon the sign the bigger the Angel message.
Finding feathers on your path is one of the more commonly known signs of the angels. Feathers of any color are a beautiful reminder that your angels are near, loving and supporting you from behind the scenes. When you find feathers in a place which is somewhat abnormal is an especially powerful angelic sign.
An obvious angel sign is a cloud. Clouds may look like angels, shapes, animals, symbols etc.
Angels often love to make their presence known through the power of scent. Scent is also a commonly used sign from your ancestors or loved ones who have crossed over as well. This is called Clairolfaction. Clairolfaction is a form of extra-sensory perception (ESP) that enables the gifted person to receive psychic or angelic information by means of ‘psychic smelling.
4. Babies and Pets
Babies and animals have not been condition into limiting language which can block people's ability to clearly see the angels.
Some people may first experience angels was when they started to hear angelic singing originating from outside the physical world. Angels may also communicate with you through recurring songs you hear on the radio or you may hear a series of songs, all with a very similar theme.
Finding coins, or currency is a common sign of Angel guidance and support. If you find a coin on your path, or perhaps someone gives you a coin, pay attention! Does the date on the coin hold any meaning for you? Have you asked for financial help from your angels? What were you thinking about right before you noticed the coin? This very well may be a sign from your angels, or from a loved one.
7. Sparkles of Light
Angels are beings of love and light. Seeing orbs, unexplained shimmers of light, or flashes of color, are all common ways of experiencing your angels. A bright star which catches your attention, shafts of light streaming down from above, a flash of light appearing without an actual light source, light shimmering off an object in an unusual way, or an orb of light hovering near, are all signs of angels. Try closing your eyes, and if you still see the light, it's very likely an angel with you. Breathe, relax, and if you're ready your angel may expand the light before you, or envelop you within the angelic glow to bring you healing, upliftment, and rejuvenation.
Rainbows are a common symbol of Divine love. When you ask for angelic assistance and shortly after, see a rainbow, know your prayers have been heard and are being answered. If you've been thinking about your angels or asked for a sign, and you notice a rainbow, it's likely your angels confirming they are with you.
9. Temperature Change
When you're in the presence of angels, you may experience a change in temperature, which can be a wonderful validation that your angels are with you. You may suddenly feel a warm glowing light around you. Angels always bring warmth and heat. Deceased loved ones bring a chill or cold.
If you feel like you are in the presence of an angel, know you always are. You are just becoming aware of that feeling within you. That is your Divine connection. Your angels may reach out to you, very subtly and wrap you in their wings of love, brush your arm or neck, or gently place their hand on your back or shoulder. Sometimes angels will make their presence very obvious giving you an overwhelming sense of unconditional love.
11. Signs or Advertisements
Angel signs will often come in the form of noticing a message on a physical sign or billboard. When you ask for guidance from your angels stay open and alert, and you may start noticing a certain word or phrase on a number of billboards, street names, or shop signs.
When you receive a message in your mind, or you a whispered voice which seems to appear out of thin air, you may be experiencing the guidance of your angels. Don't assume you're making it up! If you can't really hear what is being said, ask your angel to speak a bit louder so you can understand. Hearing the guidance of your angels is a beautiful sign of their presence, and is common when you are in need of comfort, reassurance, or angelic guidance.
One of the most common ways angels will attempt to capture your attention and guide you is through Angel Numbers. Whether you are sitting in traffic behind a car with 333 on the license plate, or you seem to look over at the clock every day at 11:11 exactly. These numbers have specific meanings for you.
14. License Plates:
Pay attention to license plates. If car cuts in front of you, or you walk by a parked car, license take a look at the license plates. Personalized or state issued, either variety can be a valuable sign from your Angels.
15. Bells Ringing:
Church bells, alarm bells, service bells, Christmas bells any type of ding-a-ling lets you know to become more aware in the present Now moment to become aware of your Angels' presence and signs.
Doves are a sign of peace and Angel Presence.
Another wonderful sign of Angel presence and transformation.
A wonderful sign of the flow of Divine energy flowing to you from your Angels to recognize the Now moment.
19. Flickering Lights:
A wonderful "pay attention reminder."
20. Orbs in your photos/videos:
Take a closer look at your photos. You might be pleasantly surprised.
The Angel Sign list is infinite. Anything or anyone or everything and everyone can be a sign. Contained within the signs are infinite possibilities for growth and positive transformation. The key is to be present, and aware, and to look for the signs from the angels.
Remember, do not purchase a book or look online to learn what all these signs should mean in general. Assign the sign your own meaning even if it never agrees with another person. You are not here to be a member of the herd following along with what everyone else is saying. Learn your own Heart's Angel Whispers. Stand out and be original.
As we begin Part of the Heart Chakra Series, if you haven't read Part 1 click here because we will build on that amazing introduction.
Love and life experienced through the Heart Chakra is not just about romance, but transcending Ego limitations and personal mind preoccupations to open up more fully experiencing compassion, love and life. When you live from your heart, your heart energy is opened and balanced, you can feel clearly and experience life not just on a physical level but also emotional and Spiritual. The Heart Chakra is also a center through which we experience the beauty of life. Experiencing the world through a balanced Heart Chakra is being in a state of openness, love, joy and acceptance that brings us in touch with our ourselves first and then our world in profound and fulfilling ways.
The Heart Chakra connects the lower chakras (physical) and upper chakras (spiritual). It acts as a center of integration of physical earthly matters and higher spiritual aspirations. It also acts as a conduit to the energy flow of flow of giving and receiving.
All Levels of any of the Seven Chakras' energy movement (Overactive, Balanced or Blocked) exist simultaneously and in total fullness and completion at all times (Law of Polarity). The more important aspect is where is your awareness of the energy based on real-time (Now Moment) instant feedback.
Heart Chakra Governs
The Heart chakra is associated with the following characteristics:
Balancing the Heart Chakra
Here are some fun and simple practices:
11. Cultivate self-compassion and acceptance
12. Engage in heart heartfelt activities
13. Balance the ebb and flow of giving & receiving
14. Sound Therapy & listening to heart centered music
15. Reiki Energy Healing
Heart Chakra Focused Yoga Poses:
1. Lie face-down with your forehead resting on the floor.
2. Place your hands on either side, at the middle of your ribcage.3. Draw your legs together, pressing the tops of your feet into the floor.
4. Reach back through your toes, lengthening your legs.
5. Press evenly through your hands as you draw your elbows close to your ribcage.
6. Using the strength of your back (not your arms), lift your head and chest, sliding your shoulder blades down your back. Take 5 to 10 long, deep, even breaths here.
7. Then gently release to the floor, turning your head to one side.
Cat (Marjaryasana) - Cow (Bitilasana) — Cat-Cow is a gentle flow between two poses that warms the body and brings flexibility to the spine. It stretches the back torso and neck, and softly stimulates and strengthens the abdominal organs. It also open the chest, encouraging the breath to become slow and deep. The spinal movement of the two poses stimulates the kidneys and adrenal glands. Coordinating this movement with your breathing relieves stress and calms the mind.
4. Next, move into Cat Pose: As you exhale, draw your belly to your spine and round your back toward the ceiling. The pose should look like a cat stretching its back.
5. Release the crown of your head toward the floor, but don't force your chin to your chest.
6. Inhale, coming back into Cow Pose, and then exhale as you return to Cat Pose.
When you take the time to learn your energy, how it moves through your body through your Chakras, you will then learn how the energy starts to bring greater awareness to who you are and the enormity of your Infinite nature. Only then will you begin to hear your personalized Heart Song and it will guide you to harmonious co-creation with others at the same aligned attraction point. Each additional Chakra is the equivalent of adding another instrument to create a beautiful symphony.
Stay tuned as we journey through each Chakra and bring awareness to the balance already within you.
~ Denise B. Povernick
Denise B. Povernick is a well-known, highly sought after Spiritual Empowerment Coach, Usui 9th Degree Reiki Grand Master, Karuna Ki Reiki Master, Certified Master Trainer and Certified Sports Nutritionist. Denise guides people how to connect to their inner strength and inner wisdom. She helps people shift from feeling stuck, overwhelmed to enjoying life by being aligned with their life purpose through inspired, empowered actions.