Yoga and Magnetic Therapy

By Peter Rose FSI

Our modern world is full of stresses that did not exist for previous generations. This statement could have been written in any period, from the industrial revolution (about1800 ) onwards. That does not make it any the less true. The sheer frustration of being an individual trying to deal with global corporate bodies, to government bureaucrats who have assumed control over our every day living, without our consent; through to computers that are so clever and so dumb at the same time. In a life where everything moves so fast yet nothing ever seems to get done, we all have stresses our grandparents never knew. I would like to suggest that we all turn to two of the oldest forms of self help, Yoga and Magnetism.

Yoga asanas (exercises-postures) mostly come from Hatha Yoga which is more concerned with the physical aspects of human life. Raja Yoga is more concerned with meditation and the asanas are held for longer during which a meditative state of mind is reached. Personally I prefer to separate my mediation from a sequence of dynamic yoga; where I do not try to hold any pose just to flow from one asana to another. I find it preferable, for myself, to meditate, and then do my dynamic yoga then some straight forward physical exercises such as press ups and sit ups. Since I am officially a retired senior citizen I have the time to grant myself half hour every morning to complete my routine.

All of us experience pain, discomfort and reduced good quality of health, from time to time and this is where Magnetic Therapy comes in. Yoga asanas are nearly all developed to stretch one or more of the meridians (pathways of internal energy) as used in Acupuncture, acupressure and Shiatsu; magnetic therapy can also use these pathways of energy. Placing small adhesive spot magnets on acupuncture points acts like a slow release acupuncture. Magnetic Therapy can also provide improved flow of blood, nutrients etc to a damaged site and, of equal importance, the removal of discarded cells. This improved blood flow can be achieved by use of support wraps that have magnetic strips implanted in them. These wraps have the added advantage of giving physical exterior support while boosting the inner workings of the body.

Yoga helps us keep the meridians open and our internal energy, life force, free flowing while Magnetic therapy assists when we need more than maintenance. Use both and at least the physical pains of modern life will be reduced.

I am not suggesting miracle cures here, Yoga is more preventative and Magnetic therapy is good at speeding things up but neither will cure cancer when it has taken root in the body. If you break a leg then you need physical repair, magnets can speed up this repair but no amount of time spent in a shoulder stand is going to let you play football within a week of the fracture.

Most of the aches and pains that cause us physical grief, in day to day life, come from less dramatic events than fractures or cancer. We turn our body when tense and over stretch a ligament; we physically rush about when mentally angry or confused and this leads to digestive problems. We run to catch a bus or try to run up stairs because we are late and we jar our knees and ankles. These are the areas where yoga could prevent damage and Magnetic Therapy can speed up recovery.

Our backs are the most common area of pain, we slump in front of a television since we are too tired to do anything else, this posture pushes too much load on to the lower back and weights it in a direction it is not designed to take. We sit in our cars and get mentally stressed by delays, the mental stress gets relayed through the body tensing up the muscular structure in the upper back and we have a head ache. If you do the simple exercise of cat and dog, forward drop and the cobra every morning you will have less chance of suffering back ache. If you do get back ache then use a magnetic support belt to speed up your recovery. Any good book shop will have several books on yoga that show the postured mentioned. Choose a simple one with photographs; do not think you have to achieve the perfection of a practitioner with 30 years experience and practice of yoga. Go to classes but remember it is not a competitive sport. Get you magnetic support belt from a reliable, long established mail order supplier.

What ever you do try relax into it, life is too stressful to add a compulsion to achieve a certain posture within a limited time span. Be happy.

For further information abou Magnetic Therapy visit www.magnetictherapy.co.uk

Author's Bio: 

Personal Profile
Born 16/2/42 Educated at Technical High School and Colleges.
GCE (Maths Physics and English) ONC and NVQ qualifications in engineering and
Management.
Having trained as a technical engineer in electro magnetic motors I then spent many years studying, with the leading teachers of the time, holistic forms of health care. Including Shiatsu and Acupuncture. In the later part of this time I started to investigate the use of magnets as part of health care
I have treated thousands of patients using this experience and knowledge; I have worked in drug and alcohol abuse and at large private holistic clinics.
I worked in various industrial management roles including costing/ estimating and sales.
1983/4 studied Shiatsu at the East West Centre in London and continued studies with Harold Dull, Waturi Ohashi, Yamomoto etc
1984 to 1986 studied massage/ anatomy/ physiology/ acupuncture and homoeopathy with the Association of Natural Medicines.
1986 and on going started to study the effects of magnetism and energies in the human healing process.
All studies are on going, each treatment teaches a little more, each lecture and each conversation adds to the total stock of knowledge.
Was one of the earliest members of the Shiatsu Society in the UK and a founder member of the Suffolk and North Essex Shiatsu Association.
Organizer of the first East Anglian exhibitions of Natural Medicine
Co started the Green Lodge Centre for Integrated Medicines
Worked for 3 years at the Colchester Open Road drug and alcohol treatment centre the 3rd year as full time therapy co-ordinator
Taught Shiatsu at The Colchester Institute (a regional College of Anglian Polytechnic University)
Was an elected director of the Shiatsu Society for 2 years
Manager of Shiatsu International.
Now retired from providing treatments that incorporate Shiatsu, Acupressure, Magnet Therapy, Moxibustion and advice on herbal, flower and homoeopathic remedies.
I have developed an on line course of instruction in Magnetic Therapy
Author of books on the I Ching and Magnet Therapy ( The practical guide to magnet
therapy pub Godsfield Press and Magnet healing pub Time Life.) but now concentrating on the “on line magnetic therapy course” and working on other books
www.magnetictherapy.co.uk www.shiatsu-international.com