Calf Liver Broth Provides Enzymes for Cancer Patients

Walter Last put me onto making this enzyme-and-mineral-rich broth for curing extreme debilitation which I experienced after being exposed to the chemical defoliant 245T. I also used  calf liver broth at a later date, whilst treating a breast lump.

The first three weeks of my healing programme were spent detoxifying on juices and raw foods, with porridge the only cooked food: see the details in the programme which I have laid out for Anthony. Then, after about three weeks, I introduced the calf liver broth to rejuvenate, nourish and heal the liver and other organs.

Calf liver broth is an excellent way to nourish the body with vitamin B, iron and other vitamins and minerals which are very expensive to buy as supplements. It is best to take your vitamins via the food you eat: the vitamins in calf liver would be more efficiently  assimmilated by the body than if you were to take a handful of supplements.

At the present time, I am eating a mainly vegetarian diet, and I don’t use calf liver broth. Like many people, I don’t like the idea of killing animals for food. However, if you are very ill, then you might temporarily  overlook humanitarian principles in order to get well. Basically, you are drawing from the life force of the animal when you use calf liver broth.

Calf liver juice does not sound very appealing, and it goes against the notion that we use all raw foods to get well. However, it is only the juice which is used, which is sipped in teaspoon doses at a time. By not actually eating the meat itself, your intestines are saved from having quantities of meat going through it, which putrefies in the intestines making more toxins for your body to get rid of. The enzymes in  calf liver juice,  prepared in the way suggested, aid digestion.  A ton of important minerals and vitamins are made easily available to replenish the sick body, and the putrefying aspects of meat are minimalized, especially when the calf liver juice is followed by a raw carrot juice or some other raw food.

Here is how you go about making it:

RECIPE FOR CALF LIVER JUICE: Take a calf liver and slice it up. Put into a glass jar which has a screw-top lid, such as an agee jar. Add one cup of water to the liver. Screw down the lid. In a saucepan which is deep enough to hold water to half  way up the jar, place a portion of folded cotton such as an old thin tea towel. Place the agee jar on the cloth and fill the saucepan carefully with water up to the level of the calf liver which is in the jar with its lid screwed down.

IMPORTANT: Do not forget to put cloth at the bottom of the saucepan, otherwise your glass jar will crack.

Put the saucepan over a hot plate on the stove. Turn onto medium. Once the water is simmering, turn down the heat to very low so that you barely see the bubbles coming up in the water. Leave on the stove for about two hours.

When two hours is up, strain the liquid off the liver. Put the liver into a piece of gauze or an old cotton tea towel and squeeze the rest of the juice out. Discard the liver. When the juice is cool, it must then go into another, smaller, screw-top jar and then kept in the fridge.

Sip a teaspoonful or two at least three times a day: ten minutes or so before meals or a juice is a good time, as the enzymes will help you digest your food.

Make up enough brew to keep you going for up to three days. Then discard any left over and make a fresh broth.

Cancer Diet for Anthony

Diet Castor Oil and Enemas:  Hello Anthony, I haven’t heard how you are getting along. I hope you are managing to keep positive about life and that you have started the programme. There really is nothing to lose by giving it your best shot if allopathic medecine cannot help you any longer. If you have had chemotherapy and radiation, then your immune system will be weakened considerably. This makes it harder to recover on a mainly raw foods and enema/castor oil programme, but some people have achieved this. It IS possible.

Determination is the key. An understanding of how the treatment works is also necessary, because then you will put all your effort into doing the things that will make you well: detoxifying the body quickly is imperative if you are to beat the growth of the cancer and assist the immune system into doing its work effectively again.
Leaving out some things completely also assists the immune system: all coffee, tea, alcohol, dairy products must be omitted for the duration of your recovery. (except for the coffee taken with castor oil, and possibly coffee enemas)

There are three main constituents of the programme which serve to help the body detoxify quickly: Diet, Castor Oil, and Enemas. I have included Vitamin C as the fourth detoxifyer, with Breathing and Exercise as the fifth detoxifyers:
1. Diet – Mainly raw foods, with a large plate of oatmeal porridge every morning, eaten with a grated apple. The bulk of raw foods, and the porridge also, helps to clean out the digestive system including the bowel. The intestines are where most problems start for people, as old undigested food sits around in pockets where putrefying organisms breed. Toxins from eating mucous forming foods (such as milk and cheese, wheat bread, to name a few) which are not digested or eliminated properly from the bowel, can lead to cancer cells taking off. Often our diets do not include enough raw food in proportion to the cooked foods we are eating. Roughage in the form of raw foods is important in treating cancerous conditions and other degenerative disease. Also, once the bowel is clean and more raw foods, and later, cooked vegetables, are included in the diet, the digestion improves as your intestines become capable of absorbing more of the nutrients from the food you eat.
The diet for treating degenerative disease is a maintenance diet which is easily digested and cleansing: – juices and raw foods provide optimum nutrition which aid the immune system and healing; – at the same time, a drastic reduction in acid-forming foods, cooked food and mucous-forming foods helps prevent the cancer from growing.
Note: Almonds and two raw egg yolks per day can be included in the diet after an initial period of cleansing which should take about three weeks.
Use plenty of garlic right from the beginning of the treatment: try to have some with your salads or right after each meal.
Apricot kernels, or peach or nectarine kernels, contain laetrile and cyanide which have been found to be helpful in treating cancer and reducing growths. Almonds contain small amounts of laetrile and cyanide. I used organic apricot kernels in my treatment of a breast lump. Following the guide lines I have given in this and the first post to you, it took three months for the lump to reduce dramatically, then another three months before it disappeared. I began with about 3 or 4 apricot kernels a day, and gradually increased the amount to 9 per day which were taken two or three at a time after meals. If you include apricot kernels in your diet, then it is imperative that you follow through with the enema treatment, otherwise too much cyanide will remain in the intestines. Nine kernels a day is a safe amount considering that regular enemas will eliminate the excess cyanide from the system.
2. Castor Oil. This is a great detoxifyer which is helpful in cancerous conditions. Castor oil has powerful healing properties. It also has the ability to attract poisons, most importantly, poisons from the liver and bowel, which are then easily eliminated, via the castor oil,from the body.
3. Enemas. These are very important. The more severe your sickness, the more developed the cancer, then the more the urgency to get cracking with enemas which will speed up the detoxification process.
4. Vitamins. Some healers, like Walter Last, believe that extra vitamins are not necessary if you are on a diet which is 90% raw food with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables eaten and their juices drunk. However, I have found CALCIUM ASCORBATE Vitamin C powder, which is a non-acidic form of vitamin C, to be very helpful in helping to reduce toxins from the body and in aiding healing. Vitamin C in large doses has been found to reduce the pain of cancer, which is another good reason to invest in a quality non-acidic form of vitamin C such as calcium ascorbate.
1000 mg morning and night should be taken if you have a life-threatening disease. Every second morning, on the day which you will take your castor oil, you should take the Calcium Ascorbate powder or tablets first thing in the morning, or at lunch time, two hours before or after the dose of castor oil. This is so that the effect of the vitamin C will not be negated by taking the vitamin C too close to the castor oil.
5. Breathing. Meditation. Exercise. These all help one way or another to relieve stress, help create peace within the mind, and to oxygenate the body. Best of all, do the ‘Exercise for Increasing Prana’ breathing exercise three times a day. Do ‘Yoga Nidra’ deep relaxation, or the ‘Yoga of Sleep” every day, preferably after lunch.

Radiation and Electrical interference. While you are recovering, try to steer clear of high tension wires, cell phone towers, big transformers at the front of houses. Make sure you are sleeping at least 12 feet away from the electricity meter box in the house where you are living. Try to ascertain where the main power supply runs into the house and towards the meter box and keep clear of this. Electrical interference can undermine one’s health rapidly and interfere with healing. Minimalize use of your cell phone, and keep it in another room from where you sleep. If you are doing your meditation or Yoga Nidra, then put the phone elsewhere. Avoid carrying it around with you.

PS Hi again Anthony. By now you will be going well with your cleansing programme and are hopefully into your second week or so. You could introduce the calf liver broth at this stage. Sip the juice throughout the day. I have put just put up a post on calf liver juice for cancer which gives the details on how it is made. All the best.

Diet And Detox For Cancer Programme for Anthony

Diet and Detox For Cancer:  Dear Anthony, Your dear sister whom I saw in Wellington has just told me that you have terminal cancer and that you cannot be helped any more by conventional medicine. I am sorry to hear that you are unwell.

You might feel that there is no hope left for your recovery. However, I would like to urge you to at least consider the possibility of beginning a treatment which could save your life. It requires much perseverance and requires you to be consistent with the routines, but apart from the routine nature of it all, it is really quite simple to do if you can put all other worries aside and just get on with it.

First, you need the support of at least one person, family or friend, so that you can devote yourself entirely to the business of detoxifying and getting well. I understand you have that support, so that’s a wonderful start.

Jacqui Davison had terminal cancer and was given only days to live. She had the support of her daughter whose house she was living in at the time. Her daughter persuaded her to begin the Gerson treatment for cancer. The main components of this treatment are enemas and castor oil. Enemas are taken several times a day, the castor oil you take every second day, 2 tablespoons in one dose after breakfast. Juices and raw foods are the other component, with a big plate of oatmeal porrridge at breakfast being the only cooked food you eat for some time. This is eaten with one grated raw apple.

Basically, this is a modified version of Gerson’s approach. I have drawn also from the teachings of Dr Ann Wigmore, Walter Last, Dr Eva Hill and Jacqui’s book and my own experiences to formulate a programme which I have found to be do-able. See if you can begin right away, as Jacqui did when she was told she was soon to die. She recovered completely. Read the other posts I have up on cancer, one called ‘Ridding the Body of Cancer’, one ‘Avoiding Cancer’.

Here is a programme I have worked out for you. I will give you more information tomorrow, but hope to get the basics of the programme posted up today:

7.00am Enema – half a teaspoon of sea salt in 1 litre warm water. The chemist shop in the mall at Karori will get you in an enema device. The idea is to repeat the wash-out several times until the water expelled is clear. After the first rinse, you can use more water in one wash-out – up to 3 pints in one rinse is a safe amount to use, after the first, initial rinse-out. The maxim is generally that if it is comfortable, then you can gradually increase the amount of water from the initial litre. With the first rinse-out, stop as soon as you feel any pressure – expel, and start again.
In the Higginson pack, which the Karori pharmacy will order for you, you will find two white tubes. Use the longer one, as the water needs to reach the lower colon in order to thoroughly cleanse the intestine. It is important to lie flat, or on one side for the water to be able to wash through the intestine.

7.15am Shower.

7.30am Have a glass of freshly juiced apple or carrot juice or a mixture of your choice.

7.45am Do the Rejuvenation breathing excercises which I have outlined under the post ‘Maximize your Prana Intake’. This routine only take 10 minutes. It is an extremely healing routine, as it helps to oxygenate the body whilst creating a peaceful state of mind. Easy to do – simply stand facing north with hands on the ribs. 10 deep breaths to start, then a couple of other variations and the routine is complete.

8.00am Another juice of either carrot, apple, beetroot or a combination. Follow this with a large bowl of porridge – about a cup of oats made the usual way. Grate one whole organic apple over the top and eat the lot, as is, without milk or sugar. A few dates could be added for sweetening, but nothing else. After a few weeks, olive oil can be added, but try to keep the diet very simple for the next three weeks.

9.00am Have a glass of apple, carrot, or a mixture of beetroot and apple juice, freshly juiced.

10.00am Another juice. Then take two tablespoons of castor oil followed by a cup of black coffee. Brew the coffee over the stove – about a heaped tablespoonful coffee grounds simmered for a couple of minutes or so in two and a half cups water. This coffee is not designed to be a treat – the caffeine in the coffee is employed to hurry up the liver in expelling poisons from the body, and to maximize the effect of the castor oil. Swallow one warm cupful immediately upon swallowing the castor oil. Save the remains to use as a coffee enema later. (coffee enemas are useful in alleviating pain)

Take a cup of peppermint tea or chamomile tea after the castor oil and coffee to help reduce nausea. Initially, you will feel very nauseous as the toxins from the liver are expelled, but this feeling dissipates the longer you continue with the castor oil/coffee treatment. This is because the toxins held inside the body become less and less with every passing day of continued treatment, so that there are less toxins to make you feel unwell. When you start to notice that you are not feeling so ill after taking the castor oil and coffee, then you know that you are succeeding. To help rid the feeling of nausea in the early stages of treatment, I found an enema to be necessary within an hour after taking the castor oil.

11.00am Take another juice.

12.00 noon. Rejuvenation Breathing Exercises again – 10 rounds followed by the sequence outlined in ‘Maximize Your Prana Intake’ post.

12.15 Another juice followed by a very large salad made up of any green vegetables such as lettuce, celery, rocket, parsley. Use plenty of freshly sprouted mung beans, alfalfa and other sprouts as the basis for the salad if you can. Sprouted beans and seeds supply the body with protein and are at the same time great detoxifyers which help the body stay alkaline.

Grate a beetroot and a carrot into the salad for variety.

1.00pm Another freshly juiced drink
Do 20 minutes to half an hour of ‘Yoga Nidra’ which is a deep relaxtion exercise based on age-old yoga practice. Look up the post I have on ‘Yoga Nidra”. It is very simple. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to relax the body and mind easily at will. Practice is the key factor. Do it EVERY DAY after lunch. From now on, you have to let all distractions in your life go. Keep up the routine vigilantly until you are well. Social arrangements at the moment should be secondary to your treatment.

2.00pm Another freshly juiced drink. Eat some fresh raw fruit if you are hungry.

3.00pm Another freshly juiced drink. A cup of chamomile tea or another herbal combination could be taken for afternoon tea. Fresh fruit if you are hungry.

Take another enema – one litre warm water with a half teaspoon of sea salt. Do not use table salt as this has chemicals to make it ‘free flow’ which interfere with the body’s healing mechanism.

An enema within five hours of taking the castor oil is IMPERATIVE, especially in the first few months of treatment, as the toxins being expelled from the liver and other organs will be at a dangerous level. With time, as the body expels them, there will be less chance of auto-intoxication from the reabsorption of toxins in the bowel, as there will be fewer toxins to expel. This is why you feel less sick after the castor oil in time, as there are fewer toxins to make you feel sick after several months of treatment.

4.00pm Another fresh juice.

5.00pm Another fresh juice.

Do the Rejuvenation exercises for maximizing prana intake again

6.00pm Another fresh juice followed by another large salad with lots of mung bean and alfalfa sprouts.. Fruit if you are hungry.

Take another enema before bed. If you use a coffee enema, hold in for 10 minutes if you can. Then expel. Then rinse out bowel with warm water.

10.00pm Try to be in bed by ten so that you can do some positive reading and listen to soothing music. Get into spiritual books. Meditate. Pray. Do the breathing exercise for bed which is listed in my article on breathing exercises and sleeping well.

more tomorrow

Ridding the Body of Cancer

You Can Reverse Cancer:  Ideally, cancer prevention is what we should all be mindful of. But if you already have cancer, you might be exploring the alternatives to allopathic treatment.

Alternative cancer treatments are not just the domain of naturopaths, acupuncturists and homeopaths etc. Many conventional doctors have devoted their life-times to treating people by natural means.  In New Zealand, Dr Eva Hill pioneered natural remedies and cures  in  the early 19th century: Walter Last, more recently, helped many people in Whangarei. Dr Ann Wigmore, an American, contracted cancer, cured herself of it, then proceeded to treat other people using the methods she had proved successful. She set up a clinic in Australia after establishing her clinic in U.S.A.  Dr Max Gerson was another famous doctor who researched alternative cancer therapies: his clinic in Mexico still treats hundreds of people every year.These people have helped and cured many people of cancer and other degenerative disease. Their documentation which records their methods and their successes are extremely useful resources as proof that natural cures are possible.

Jacqui Davison, bedridden and  given only days to live after following conventional treatment, was encouraged by her daughter, who had just read Max Gerson’s book on treating people with cancer and other degenerative disease, to start detoxifying.  And so she immediately began taking castor oil every second day, using enemas  daily, and drinking juices, not because she really believed it would work, but because there was nothing to lose, and her daughter was adamant that she try. She lived not only to tell the tale, but to write a book about how she, with the help of  her daughter, had tackled the disease. I found her book to be enormously encouraging. Because it was an account of a lay person’s own  experience, it was very down-to-earth: a step-by-step account of her progress and the methods she used to beat the melanoma.

This article will endeavour to give a guide as to some possible alternative treatments you might consider. Examples will be drawn from my own experience, and from the teachings of the above doctors, and other therapists and teachers such as Jacqui Davison. You  then are best advised to discuss them with your health practitioner.

Years ago I became frightened by a lump in the breast. My health was run down. Emotionally, I hadn’t recovered from the loss of a child about five years earlier. Prior to this very sad event, my young son and I, and my unborn baby, had been aerial sprayed via helicopter with “2,4,5,T”, known as  “agent orange” in Viet-Nam, at our Hokianga home.  “2,4,5,T” was used frequently in New Zealand in the 1970’s as a defoliant, in this case, to rid the hillside of the blackberry which was prolific there. We were very ill after the spraying. Our  drinking water came from the stream which ran across our property, and so poisoning was thus intensified. It is probable that traces of this chemical were still in my body which lead to the development of a lump in the breast a few years later.

I was advised by a doctor to have a biopsy, and that I needed to take it seriously for the sake of my other children. I was grateful to this doctor, as he inspired me to do just that – take it seriously – without a biopsy. The warning was enough for me to change my life-style almost immediately.

I already knew that in some cases, putting the knife in can make things worse, and anyway, I really didn’t like the idea of having a breast off. So I armed myself with the available  literature  of the above authors’ works and began avidly reading.

Dr Ann Wigmore had been sure she had cancer of the breast, as she had seen enough cases of it to identify it when it occurred in her own body.  She changed her life-style and her diet immediately and went to live in the country  in a tent for a while, where she could breathe fresh air and meditate undisturbed. After six months her wheat-grass juice, raw foods and detoxification had brought about a recovery. But her medical colleagues said it couldn’t have been cancer if she had recovered without radiation and chemotherapy, or having it surgically removed. So she agreed to a biopsy to prove her point. The biopsy proved positive for cancer, but the opening of the area caused the cancer to start growing again. So she went back onto her cleansing diet and followed her chosen therapeutic techniques. This time the cancer was more vigilant, and it took her two long years before she had fully recovered.

If you have cancer or some other life-threatening disease, then you need to act promptly. Since a build-up of toxins accompanies the cancerous condition, it is imperative that you start a rapid detoxification programme right away. Personally, I think that even if you have opted for conventional treatment, detoxifying is important if you do not want the cancer to return. Of course, it is essential to combine the cleansing process with a diet rich in organic raw fruits and vegetable and their juices.

Dr Max Gerson believed that if you did not follow his dietary and cleansing regime to the letter, then it was a waste of time trying to cure yourself  naturally if you simply were to choose the elements of the programme which suit. His recipe was tried and true.

Consistency is extremely important whatever regime you choose. If you were to lapse once and, say, eat a plate of macaroni cheese or a slice of chocolate cake following your big salad and juice, then you would be negating the effects of the cleansing, nourishing food by putting clogging food that will feed the cancer into your bowel. This makes more toxins to clear out of the bowel. Even one instance like this can halt the healing of cancer and other disease. Done once, like smoking, it will be difficult not to partake again. This is why Dr Gerson was adamant you stick to his regime without any deviation.  However, there are many different techniques for treating cancer and other degenerative diseases, including conventional allopathic treatments and macrobiotic diets. A combination of treatments can work, but you must be consistent in following your chosen combination of therapies.  The main thing is to avoid forbidden foods completely. These are generally dairy foods, sugar, wheat and cooked food if you follow the recommendations of Eva Hill, Walter Last and Dr Gerson.  Detoxifying must continue, whatever diet you choose, with excellent nourishment taken in the form of non-mucous forming foods.

Each case is different, and each person capable of just so much determined effort. Sometimes our family support systems break down, or we get old and tired and cannot summon up the effort required to sustain a long period following a demanding dietary and detoxification programme. Our circumstances might restrict us as to the availability of organic food, expensive vitamins, and a  life devoid of stress.

But whatever the limitations, and whatever therapy you decide on, essentially, detoxification and maximum nourishment are  the keys to success. The two main elements of Dr Max Gerson’s treatment, apart from the diet of mainly raw foods and juices every hour, were the two detoxifyers – enemas and castor oil.

CASTOR OIL AND ENEMAS: Dr Gerson found castor oil to be the most excellent purgative and healing agent. I used this treatment to rid myself of the breast lump. Two tablespoons are taken  every second morning followed by a cup of black coffee. This has an immediate effect on the liver and gall bladder, exciting these organs to expel toxins stored there. Castor oil has the ability to attract poisons and carry them off, so it is very powerful in helping to cure cancer.

This is only HALF the treatment for expelling toxins rapidly from the body. Dr Gerson found that, initially, his most fragile patients would seem better after the castor oil. But after the third day, they grew worse. He figured out that this had to be because the toxins expelled by the liver were not being carried away fast enough by the bowel, but were being reabsorbed into the blood stream which caused auto-intoxication. This was dangerous, as a life-time of stored toxins were being released suddenly and then being taken into the bloodstream via the walls of the intestine.

One thing for it – ENEMAS. He began using enemas within five hours after the castor oil was taken, and then again several times later in the day. He found his success rate of survivors, many of whom were on death row, increased dramatically after he introduced regular enemas into the routine.

Most people, especially men, are extremely reluctant to put an enema tube into the “you know what”. The fact is, if you have a terminal illness, then you cannot be so proud. Washing the bowel out in order to rid the body quickly of those killer toxins is IMPERATIVE for your SURVIVAL. The more advanced the cancer, the more rigorous the methods needed to stop the cancer in its progress.

Dr Gerson used coffee enemas as well as water enemas. Coffee, taken through the rectum, caused the liver and gall bladder to release poisons quickly, intensifying the effect of the castor oil.
Coffee enemas have the effect of reducing pain, which is helpful in treating cancer and other conditions like arthritis.

I used coffee enemas perhaps once or twice a day as part of my detoxification programme. I have experimented in recent years with coffee enemas to clear the liver, but I find the caffeine gets absorbed into the blood stream which is not desirable at all. This might be because I have weak-walled intestines, and/or it might also be because I have become a coffee drinker in recent years. When you are on this detoxifaction programme, you must NOT drink coffee at all – only once every second day after that dose of castor oil. This really puts you off drinking coffee for pleasure while you are “taking the cure”.

NOTE: The regular washing of the bowel as in the Gerson treatment should not be done unless you have a serious illness. Then you will be taking castor oil as recommended, and following a diet in optimum nourishment. If you were to take frequent enemas and doses of castor oil without replenishing your vitamin-mineral intake through copious amounts of raw juices and foods, and supplements,then you will become severly depleted, as the “good” vitamins and minerals get washed out along with the toxins.

Vitamin C has been used by many to diminish cancer growth and help arthritic and other degenerative conditions. Ian Gawler who wrote ‘You Can Conquer Cancer’ (Hill of Content Publishing, Melbourne, 1984) reports that he has successfully used Vitamin C in the treatment of cats which had confirmed cases of lymphosarcoma. Four out of five cases went into total remission after being given intravenous doses of Vitamin C. He used 1 gram per kilogram of body weight, five days in a row.His treatment of dogs, using the same method, was not so successful.

Yoga Breath and Sleeping Well

Learn How To Sleep Well With Yoga Breathing;

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This article will give information which will help you to reduce tension and help you to sleep properly. The yoga breath is an integral part of spiritual healing.  By doing yoga breathing, you  will  take in the prana which will raise your vitality.  This vital force not only helps your own health – by practicing the yoga breath regularly, you will have  more energy to help other people heal themselves.

The most important techniques mentioned here are age-old practices derived from yoga teachings.

The health benefits of yoga breathing are numerous. A calmer brain, better circulation, better concentration, being more focussed, and a feeling of well being will all come with doing a simple yoga breathing practice each week.

The most basic of the breathing exercises are the alternate nostril breath and the OM chant. They are both easy to perform. Both are great oxygenators of the blood. Their good and healthful effects on the nervous system are felt almost right away.

Recommendation: Start with just one of these exercises below, either the Alternate Nostril Breath, or the OM chant practice.
You could safely add the Breath Counting Exercise No. 4,  done in bed at night, to either exercise  No.1 or 2. But don’t overdo things. It is better to start with a moderate amount.

1) Alternate Nostril Breathing:

This can be done in bed at night if you haven’t managed to practice earlier in the day. It calms and soothes the brain and regulates the breathing, all of which help to relax the body and calm the nerves.

Ideally, you will choose the same time each day to perform the exercise so that you get the maximum benefits of a regular practice. Just before bed is good, although in time, you might like to add it to an earlier yoga practice which includes some asanas.

Sit in whatever position you find comfortable.

Take a slow, deep inhalation. Close the eyes and slowly breath out.

Put the right hand middle finger and index finger on the brow between the eyebrows. Keep these fingers on the brow while you perform the alternate nostril breathing exercise. Place the thumb over the right nostril and close it. Breath in slowly through the left nostril. Hold the breath while you lift the thumb off the right nostril. Put the 4th finger over the left nostril and close it. Exhale slowly and evenly through the right nostril.

Repeat the procedure, breathing in through the open right nostril. Hold, block off the right nostril with thumb, release the 4th finger from the left nostril, and exhale through the left.

This constitutes one round. Continue by breathing in again through the open left nostril. Hold breath while you release the right thumb, breathe out through the right, draw in the breath through the right. Follow the instructions for closing off each nostril as indicated above and continue until you have completed 3 full rounds.

After 3 full rounds,  take the hand down from the brow and place on the right knee. Take 3 full, slow breaths as you sit there with your eyes still closed. Repeat the full exercise, remembering to take the breaths with hands on knees at the end of each cycle of 3 rounds.

Do for around 5 minutes to start, and build up to around 10 minutes.

2) OM Chanting:

This is very beneficial for the mind, body and soul. It can be seen to aid spiritual development by the fact that one’s tolerance levels are improved, for a start.
It is an excellent practice to add to your daily routine of exercises, or it can be done at any time of the day to benefit your health and sense of well-being.

OM Chanting  can even be done in the car while you are waiting in traffic. It is a big help in avoiding stress in such situations. Of course, you will do this exercise with your eyes open if you do it in the car. But ideally this is best done in seated position, after your other yoga practice, with your eyes closed.

Never do this exercise while lying down, as the prone position means pressure is put on the larynx it you speak. The voice-box is hurt if you lie down to chant or speak

So- important to be upright in a seated position for benefits.
Simply take in a deep, slow breath and say OM as you breathe out. Try to regulate the breath so that it comes out slowly and so that the sound of OM is emitted in one nice, evenly toned, steady volumed sound.

When you have exhaled completely, fill the lungs with another breath and continue to slowly exhale as you chant OM.

Make your OM chant last as long as you can while you sing out the purest, most even note you can sustain.

This exercise is very good for the nervous system. After a few days or weeks of regular practice, you will notice that the tone of your voice improves and that the sound is steadier and easier to regulate. You will notice, too, that the volume of breath your lungs are capable of taking will expand.

This is the ACE exercise of all yoga teachings in my opinion. No wonder that it is the chant of Buddhism and the favoured chant of many meditation teachers.The Christian AMEN is a little similar but it doesn’t have the same vitality, when chanted repeatedly, as the OM chant. This is mainly because OM has just one syllable, whereas AMEN has two. The vibration from the OM sound vibrates through the head, down the spine and through the entire body. It calms the brain, feeds more blood to eyes, ears and nose, causes a toning up of the nervous system, and encourages the natural flow of  PRANA, or CHI, throughout the body. This effect helps to remove toxins, especially from the ears, nose, throat and brain. You could add this to the Alternate Nostril Breath.

Recovered smokers would do well to practice OM chanting on a regular basis, as it helps to restore and strengthen the lungs and improve the voice as well as calm the nerves.

(Note – I would seriously advise anyone who is still addicted to alocohol or drugs of any kind to postpone the practice of OM chanting until they have ceased taking their drugs for good.)

This is an excellent exercise for singers and for people who do a lot of public speaking, as well as those who simply want a good night’s sleep.

3) Group OM Chanting:

This is a unifying and powerful healing practice. Everyone sits, eyes closed, chanting OM. It doesn’t matter what note you strike. Everyone strikes the note they feel is comfortable for them and joins in the chorus.When the first has finished the OM chant in their own time, they simply take another breath and continue with another OM round, no matter whether the others have finished their OM breath or not. This keeps a continuous vibration of OM which is very soothing and healing to the nervous system. Of course, eventually you will all arrive at a moment when you are all inhaling together, but the object is for everyone to chant in their own time, withdrawing when necessary to take a breath, and then adding to the resonance again by chanting OM. You will find, after 10 minutes of practice, that the sound has become more harmonious, with the chanters naturally favouring of 3rds 5ths and octaves of their own accord. This, of course, is not the object, but just occurs naturally. The idea is to be uninhibited and make whatever note you are capable of holdng for the length of the breath.

4) Silent Breath Counting:
This exercise is taken from Yoga Nidra, or the Yoga of Sleep as taught by Satyananda. Yoga Nidra is preferably done on the floor as part of a daily practice. But this short version can be done in bed.
The OM chant is used here to calm the mind, but it is said silently to oneself. (Remember- no vocal sound while you are lying down, as this hurts the voice-box)
The good effects still prevail even though the OM sound is said silently to yourself, without vocalization.
Close the eyes. Breathe in slowly and deeply, counting mentally ONE…… as you breathe in. Hold briefly, then, as you breathe out, mentally say OM…… slowly to yourself.
Breathe in, mentally saying TWO…… to yourself. Hold. Breathe out slowly mentally saying OM…… to yourself.
Breathe in, mentally saying THREE……etc.
Continue up to TEN breaths.
This oxygenates the blood whilst slowing the mind down. You can’t possibly be considering other thoughts while all you concentration is on the breath, and counting, and silently chanting OM.

5) Prana Absorption Excercise – Hands from  TUMMY TO BROW with Co-ordinated Breathing:

This  exercise, if done daily, will help aid sleep. It is also a very good healing excercise. It is powerful simply done as an energy enhancer and to help destress the body and mind.

It can be done in seated position, or lying prone on the floor in Savasana. Close the eyes.

Inhale, pressing the fingers firmly into the solar plexus in the middle of the stomach. Take a deep, slow breath, filling the lungs completely with air. Imagine the bright yellow energy from the sun filling the solar plexus and feeding the nervous system.

Hold the breath briefly before you exhale as you then place the hands onto the brow at the eyebrow centre. Slowly exhale, imagining the energy from your hands soothing your brain. Repeat until you have done 10 breaths.

The exercise is very beneficial in balancing the nervous system and creating harmony between the chakra centres in the eyebrow centre and the solar plexus centre. For concentrated healing on one area of the body, do 10 rounds as outlined above. Then do another 10 rounds, breathing in with hands on the solar plexus, but put the hands on the part of your body which needs healing as you breath out each time. Imagine the healing force in your hands  going into the area, helping to create a whole and perfect condition.

The simple tummy-to-brow- excercise is good for building up enery, or PRANA n the body if you are about to do spiritual healing to help somebody else. Do directly before you help another person. It helps focus the mind as well as improve vitality.