Carla/A Perfect Knot begins classes again !

Carla/A Perfect Knot begins classes again !

Hi Everyone!  I am delighted to begin a small schedule of classes again in the Community Room at Supercharge Foods.  If you haven't practiced in this room or this building, I have to tell you that the first time I taught a class here in 2015, the meditative and grounded elements were noticeable to students who had been with me at my other studios.  It still feels so right!
If you are not familiar with A Perfect Knot Yoga, I opened it in 1996, on Williamson St.  Can you believe there were only 5 studios in town, including Monona?!  After a few years of being the only teacher, and with increasing requests from teachers for a place to teach, more styles were added.  I finally closed in 2015, 19 years later, not interested in competitive marketing in the face of an amazing number of studios in the same neighborhood.
Even now, more people are training to teach as yoga practice touches their lives positively.  In a singular moment of self-promotion, I invite you to take a class with me, who has 22 years of teaching experience which is not limited to asana (posture) practice.  

Currently, I am offering 3 classes/week, but I am developing 2 more that I plan to offer in early 2018:  An 8 week session, deeply experiential teaching of the 8 Somatic Exercises known as the "Cat Stretch".  Plus, an 8 week Beginning Yoga session.  This beginning series I have taught numerous times before but am refining it yet again.
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Alkaline water post from Vera Vita:

Here is an article from our friend with Vera Vita Supply!
We believe the quality of minerals and live contents within water is pertinent to optimally facilitating life growth!
https://veravitasupply.com/blogs/informational-content/water-evolution-demystifying-the-myth

WATER EVOLUTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE MYTH ONCE AND FOR ALL - TRUE ALKALINITY VERSUS THE POPULARIZED NOTION OF A HIGH PH NUMBER

Posted by Vera Vita Supply on October 31, 2017

“Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.  Without that dance, there could be no life.” 

― Gerald H. Pollack

 (Image: Droplet evaporation method microscopy of ocean derived trace minerals)

        In a world where longevity and graceful aging are important commodities, health conscious families are seeking cost-effective solutions for their water. They must decipher an unfair amount of data before making key decisions too. What are the truly relevant themes governing optimal fluid balances and the body’s preferred acid neutralization modes?

Listed below are typical sources of water used in most homes.

Water as a Commodity

          For decades now, dishonest marketers have misinformed consumers into believing alkaline water (as a number value) is the same as alkalinity (mineralization). This same lobby has suggested that high-pH numbered water (for example 9.0) has greater health benefits than a lower number pH (7.0).

Listed below are the 4 most common mistakes made by consumers:

  • Choosing a water based on a pH number
  • Confusing an alkaline water “number” with alkalinity, and consequently--
  • Buying water believed to be minerally alkaline that only fits a number regime--
  • Ultimately neglecting the primary role of mineralization (trace minerals)

          To clarify these points, consider that alkaline trace minerals are what guarantee alkaline benefits, not the water’s numerical value as a “popularized” parameter. This means the water’s original source must include inherent acid-neutralizing minerals (naturally) or that trace minerals must be added separately or artificially.

The pH Chart: 1 to 14

          General health is a complex phenomenon reflecting chemical balances that are unique to every individual. At the center of this complexity is the simplicity and fluid dexterity of water’s H2O formula. For example, being hydrated is a key factor and assimilating organic trace minerals is essential for optimal health because certain foods and minerals exist in forms not easily absorbed by cells.

          There are generalized truths about pH balance that are important despite unique individual chemistry. The digestive system’s finely tuned ecology is characterized by pH and interacts with the body’s hormonal system through its endocrine functions. Within this generalized function, blood-sugar stability is sensitive to pH dynamics. In digestion, acids are important to decomposition and alkaline water can inhibit the stomach’s natural digestive balance. The following pH chart depicts the importance of trace minerals along the standard numerical scale of 1 to 14, where water’s see-saw value with 7.0 at center separates acid from alkaline.

pH Number Is Not the Proper Guideline: Alkalinity as Trace Mineralization Is

          Now that we’ve introduced the basic pH number chart, it is important to give it a proper context. Recall the 1970’s Duracell battery advertising slogan, “Alkaline Energizer?” This was a different type of cell, but electrochemical charge is the same principle in our body’s biological health. Alkaline water has become a household term, but what makes any water alkaline if it’s not the pH number? Trace minerals determining pH are even more crucial to alkalinity when viewed from inside our cells as opposed to outside our bodies in a glass of water. This is where methods of “delivery” to and through cell membranes become crucial aspects of health.

pH Delivery to Cells

          At Vera Vita we are motivated to understand the complexities of pH inside and outside the body. If it were as simple as designating a number boundary separating acidity from alkalinity, any pH value above 7.0 would fit the bill for alkaline. While this may be true by the narrowest of terms (particularly outside your body in a glass of water) it is certainly untrue once inside the body.

          When we drink a cold glass of water the physical and chemical components enter our body and influence the electricity inside the body. It’s the trace minerals that play a critical role in our health, carried into our cells and energized by the water.

          Electrochemical charges focus on alkaline and acidic balances, where water’s universal intelligence plays a central organizing role. Such organization may allow “structured drinking water” to provide liquid crystal benefits via trace mineralization. The pH of the water alone is no guarantee of an alkaline balance inside the cells without these trace minerals to assist with membrane permeability and cell transfer protocols. Water has a unique material matrix (geometry) of clustered dynamics when energetically structured by trace minerals.

Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin

Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin

Why is chlorophyll good for your body?

There is a very interesting correlation of the chemical structure of hemoglobin (main part of HUMAN BLOOD) and chlorophyll (main component of PLANT BLOOD!)

Growing MicroGreens for functional food and WheatGrass juice~ we have an invested interest in why chlorophyll is so great and magical for the body.

The main chemical structure and geometry of HEMOGLOBIN and CHLOROPHYLL  are almost identical- besides the central element in hemoglobin being IRON (which makes blood red) and the central element of chlorophyll being MAGNESIUM (which makes it green.)

This similarity is definitely auspicious.  Biologically as food, this similarity makes chlorophyll an ideal component for digestion and excellent carrier for nutrition to be digested and assimilated by the human body.

The beauty of nature has provided us with a super efficient chemistry for us to feed our bodies.  There are many published benefits of the human consumption of chlorophyll; such as fortifying the blood and providing energy.  A quick google search retrieves this paragraph as the #1 entry:

"Chlorophyll benefits include helping fight cancer, improving liver detoxification, speeding up wound healing, improving digestion and weight control, and protecting skin health. The primary reason chlorophyll is considered a superfood is because of its strong antioxidant and anticancer effects. Feb 4, 2016"

We can clearly see that the naturally symmetric and blood matching geometry of the chlorophyll molecule provides biological benefit.  It is said that chlorophyll can be used to replace blood in a blood transfusion if need be...

What a synchronistic connection of Nature- the fact that the blood of plants is so similar to the blood of humans.  There must be significance to this structure that it is functional enough to be the supportive nurturing substance of different forms of life.

There seems to be a synergy that the body likes.  The matching structure of chlorophyll also benefits the body as a mechanism of transporting vitamins, minerals, and nutrition.  Chlorophyll provides a recognized and easily assimilated chemistry for the body to get energy.  Instead of the body breaking down more complicated chemistry and having rebuild the structure and rearrange the molecule to fit the blood; the body saves energy in consuming the bioavailabilty of plant substance in chlorophyll solution!   In other words, instead of the body investing a large amount of energy in order to get energy- plants can provide the body with high energy sustenance that is readily available and easy to digest!

In a further view of the naturally occurring geometry of chlorophyll and hemoglobin; we can notice that the molecules are arranged in a "Medicine Wheel" structure!  Truly this synchronicity beckons the beauty of Nature and Being.  As a Medicine Wheel holds space for the archetypes of Self and Elements of Nature; blood and chlorophyll hold the 'essence' of physical biological structure.

The Sacred Geometry structure of these molecules includes 'hexes' ( 6-fold geometric carbon rings that 'hold' energy)  and 'pents' (5-fold geometry that 'project' energy).  Together this structure merges opposites ideal for giving and receiving, transporting, energizing, and nurturing.  We can only begin to grasp how profound this is as a functional holistic structure with unlimited application potential.

6 or 'hex' is a great structure to manifest a holding pattern; while 5 or 'pent' is projective.  Together we have a molecule that applies sacred geometry to facilitate biological function.  The 5 and 6 geometries together provide a wonderful interplay of giving and receiving; making sense that nature would use this formula for such a core function such as that of chlorophyll and hemoglobin.

 

What adds more to this magic is when I googled the geometric structure for copyright and trademark purposes I found that the chlorophyll- hemoglobin molecular structure was indeed patented as a "cure for cancer;" but instead of an iron or magnesium molecule as the center atom they had SILVER!!

WOW! 

Great feedback on why integrating this 'Medicine Wheel' geometry technology into my healing and shamanic energy-work practice works so well!

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TJ D : 8 JT

www.SuperChargeFoods.com

www.SacredGeometryAlchemy.com

 

Coffee & WheatGrass: antidotal alchemy

I was never into coffee until i met my wife.  It simply did not interest me...  but then I tried the organic fair trade french roast she made with organic cream- and I couldn't believe it!  THIS is coffee?  I had only been subjected to mainstream commercial coffees up to that point, which totally turned me off from coffee.  But this organic formula was delicious and instantly hooked me on coffee....  the only issue was that my intestines and stomach was only able to tolerate a cup or two.   Coffee was definitely tough on my digestion.

Then I discovered the antidote.  WHEATGRASS.  I found after I started doing WheatGrass juice, my body was able to tolerate coffee...  In fact, large amounts.  I found myself going on a binge.  From only being able to drink a cup or two of coffee without having wheatgrass juice in my diet; I discovered I could drink coffee all day when supplementing with WheatGrass juice!

High grade coffee is much different than commercial coffee.  It seems the higher quality beans offer more medicinal properties as well as better taste and smell.  I recommend finding an integral organic fair trade coffee company that works with the coffee farmers in sustainability and providing for their community.

Coffee overall is pretty acidic which is one reason why the alkalizing properties of wheatgrass juice provide a synergistic antidotal blend.

The acids and medicinal properties of coffee offer purifying effects on the body.  Caffeic Acid is a polyphenol in coffee known to offer the body antioxident, anticarcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects.  It seems coffee can do well to eliminate toxins from the body as well, including radiation.

On the other hand, coffee can acidify the blood while extracting minerals and dehydrating the body.

WheatGrass juice can compliment coffee in a way where it can facilitate its medicinal properites while counteracting coffee's negative effects.  WheatGrass is full of chlorophyll which has been found to have many positive effects on the body while alkalizing the blood.  WheatGrass grown to its highest potential also offers all minerals the body needs- nullifying the leaching effect of coffee; as well as offering all essential amino acids the body needs.

We have also experienced wheatgrass juice facilitates a smooth caffeine buzz from the coffee, rather than a jittery ungrounded coffee buzz potentially experienced with coffee consumption.

It also seems like coffee and wheatgrass juice synergistically combine to create a functional healthy and energizing feeling that is greater than consuming each on its own.   Try a wheatgrass shot before, during or after your coffee and see what you feel for yourself!

There has been many other substances emerging that combine well with coffee. Mushroom blends have been popular, as well as grass-fed butters and coconut oil derivatives found in the 'bulletproof' recipe.

We have been experimenting creating superfood coffee and have been greatly enjoying the results!  Try for yourself and share your experiences and recipes!

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