Healthy Green Christmas

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What is a healthy Christmas?

I think it is when we can reflect, appreciate each other, give and receive. Can we give each other gifts that encourage us to become a better version of ourselves? Perhaps the gift of wisdom, kindness and appreciation?

It is exciting with wrapped gifts. But maybe we need to add a pinch of balance to it? Consider arranging a Christmas game, where each participants buy a gift which you then compete to get by throwing dice or you can make a tournament with different games and charades, for example.

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Maybe we can buy one Christmas gift and then invest in crowd-fund projects or in each others project? What if we asked each other to talk about the challenges we're dealing with right now? Then we could share our own experiences and thoughts.

What traditions do you think is fine to keep and what new can create a little better world? A better world can start with you, because if you feel a little better, it will lift up all people around you!

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Yoga for eyes

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Relaxation exercises for the eyes

Palms Exercise
Eye pillow from Nyttadesign

Sit comfortably, close your eyes and place your palms over your eyes. Let it be completely dark. Breathe slowly and deliberately for one or two minutes.
After that, you slowly remove your hands and open your eyes again.
Do you have puffy eyes, you can add an eye pillow in the freezer for one hour before and do like the picture.

Four directions exercise
Sit comfortably and keep your head straight. Then, look as far as you can in all four directions in two or three seconds: up, down, left and then right. Repeat three times. Note: move only the eyes and not on the head.
Organic eye pillow filled with grape seeds

Eye Hole Massage
A gentle massage is very relaxing for the eyes. Massage the area below the eyebrows with the top of your thumbs in circular movements - from the bridge of the nose to the outer edges of the eyelids.

Relaxing eyes exercise
Sit up straight and stretch one arm in front of your nose with the thumb pointing upwards. Now choose five objects: tip of the nose, your outstretched arm, your thumb and two additional objects that are further away in the room. View all of the items in turn. Rest your eyes on any object for a few breaths. Finally, use both eyes and let your eyes wander over the tip of the nose, arm, thumb and the two objects. Finally, look into the distance.

Shifting distance
Keep your right index finger in front of the eye in about half an arm away from the eye. Keep the left index finger about 15 centimeters behind the right. Watching from finger to finger with a steady rhythm. Do this for one minute. 

Butterfly exercise (to prevent dry eyes)
Look forward, keep your head straight and relax the facial muscles and the lower jaw muscles. Open and close both eyelids up to 20 times. Relax the muscles all the time - the eyelids should move smoothly and easily as a butterfly's wings.

Tips for office environments:
Use warming scarf that relaxes the neck, shoulder or back
and support you to keep an ergonomic position
Avoid windows in front of or behind the screen.
Seating 50-60 cm from the screen.
Position the screen to 9-18 cm below the eye line.
Avoid strong ceiling light.
Blink frequently to replenish the tear fluid.
Move regularly gaze from the computer to the things that are closer or farther away.

Treat your eyes with regular computer breaks, preferably every quarter hour.

Look over your computer's brightness and contrast and cleans the screen.

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How to find well-being at office time?

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  • Set the clock to ring after every half hour where you stand up for five minutes. Take the opportunity to heat a warming scarf or do some stretch.
  • Although the warming scarf reduces stress and muscle tension, you should look over how you are sitting. Make sure you adjust your chair so your feet rest comfortably on the ground. If you have short legs, use a footstool. Review whether your screen is in your eye level.
  • Skip a break sometimes and meditate instead. Have your meditation mat available.

Heat Wrap helps you to relax at home and at work. Discreet scarf that can be tied in a variety of ways depending on where you have stiff sore muscles. An ergonomic cushions that stay in place even when you are moving.

Put the warming scarf over your shoulders, tie around the hip / stomach / back end, or around an arm or a leg. The heat helps you to relax which circulate your blood more easily, thus, reduce the pain from sore, stiff muscles or cramps during menstruation. Heat prevent damage and facilitate healing.

Heat up the warming scarf:
1. sprinkle the scarf with a little water 
2. warm in micro wave oven for 1,5 min on 700-800 watt 
3. see to that the scarf is turning around inside the oven, put scarf in a bowl to be sure.

If you want to heat in a conventional oven, you should wrap the pillow in eg a towel: heat for 10 minutes on 150 degrees. Spray love to splash water on the pillow before so keeps the fabric anymore.

Cool the warming scarf in the freezer for one hour to get a cold pillow that reduces blood circulation and constrict tissues, reducing swelling.

100% organic cotton. Filling: cleaned kernels from the grape and cherry.

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Organic aprons with click on - click off tequniq

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Inclusive design i organic material, ethically produced!
Beautiful organic apron for a garden party. 

This apron is simply to use, simply click it on around your waist line. You do not have to raise your hands above shoulder level, nor tie anything behind your back. The apron comes in two models, one with boned upper part and one as a chefs apron from waist and down, 90 or 55 cm long.
Pretty apron for the hostess
"Click on - click off" apron with a rail inserted in the waistline has its origin in Germany. The original version was produced in oilcloth to simplify for those who washed with pods and washboard. Josephine Drakenberg, got such a chaperone from a neighbour and was inspired to design a modern version, which is more like a party dress than protective garment.The apron is simple to use, no movements over shoulder hight and no bands to tie. It is also available with a Velcro closing.

Order your click on apron here.

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5 ideas for a sustainable household

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5 ideas for a sustainable household

  1. Bring bags of fabric to the grocery, instead of using plastic bags.
  2. Store in glass rather than plastic. Recycle jam jars for an example.
  3. Preferably use tools in stainless steel, wood, glass or china instead of plastic.
  4. Cast iron instead of teflon or choose coating of natural materials.
  5. Use newspaper instead of paper towels to wipe the disk horns or pans.
Quality and sustainable kitchen textiles of organic cotton: Kökstextil i ekologiskt bomull

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Yoga belt

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Yoga belt

Yoga belt or yoga strap in organic cotton.

The yoga belt allow you to receive the benefit of the yoga positions without overextending yourselves, thus experiencing greater ease and stability and more connection with your breathing. Use the strap for a better hand and foot connection. You can insert your arms or legs in a loop to hold them in position for support and to prevent them from slipping.

Yoga straps can be made from cotton or nylon.

Nylon are made from petrochemicals, these synthetics are non-biodegradable. The manufacture of nylon creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 310 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. This process is very energy intensive.

Cotton grows sometimes with herbicides pesticides, and it is also the chemical defoliants to aid mechanical cotton harvesting, which damages both the environment and human health. These chemicals typically remain in the fabric after finishing, and are released during the lifetime of the garments. Organic cotton is quite another matter which is the sustainable choice Nyttadesign uses. Buy Yoga belt in organic cotton

Example of yoga positions where you can use the belt:
Ardha Navāsana, Back-pack set up, Boat Pose, Bridge Pose, Chest and Shoulder Opener, Dancer Yoga Pose, Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana, Hand to Big Toe Pose, Hasta Padangustasana, Head Beyond Knee Pose, Janu Sirsasana, King Pigeon, Natarajasana, Parsvakonasana, Paschimottanasana, Plank Pose, Prasarita Padottanasana, Rabbit Pose with Strap, Reclined Bound Angle, Sasankasana, Seated Forward Fold, Setu Bandhasana, Side Angle Pose, Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose, Supta Baddha Konasana, Supta Padangusthasana, Tree Pose, Triangle Pose, Trikonasana, Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana,Vṛkṣāsana and Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold.

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Tips for Quieting the Mind

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Tips for Quieting the Mind
Yoga Bolster can deepen your positions.

Meditation can help you to increase concentration, decrease anxiety, and give you a general feeling of happiness. However only a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. Here are some tips to help you continue with your meditation:

How can you make space for meditation?
1) Make space for meditation. Decorate a space for meditation. Use decorative pillows and color for an inviting feeling. Set up a rule for an example – before you turn on TV or your computer you need to meditate for 20 minutes. And remember 5 minutes are always better then 0 minutes.

2) Start with the breath. Deep breathing slows down the heart rate, relaxes the muscles, set the mind to focus and is an ideal way to begin practice.

Pick a specific space in your home to meditate. Place candles and other spiritual paraphernalia in the room to help you feel at ease.
3) Stretch. Stretching loosens the muscles and tendons allowing you to sit (or lie) more comfortably. Additionally, stretching starts the process of “going inward” and brings added attention to the body.

4) Meditate with Purpose. Meditation is an ACTIVE process. The art of focusing your attention to a single point is hard work and you have to be purposefully engaged!

5) Notice thoughts and let them go. The mind can create frustrations like “hey, what am I doing here” or start to think about what you will do after your meditation... When this happens, really focus on your breath and let the frustrated feelings go.

Try different pillows, carpet, soft zabuton and positions to personalize your space.
6) Experiment. Be experimental and try different types of meditation. Try sitting, lying, eyes open, eyes closed, etc.

7) Commit for the long haul. Meditation is a life-long practice, and you will benefit most by NOT examining the results of your daily practice. Just do the best you can every day, and then let it go!

8) Do it together. Meditating with a partner, friend, kids or loved one can have many wonderful benefits, and can improve your practice. However, it is necessary to make sure that you set agreed-upon ground rules before you begin! Make sure phones for an example will not disturb you.

9) Use a candle. Meditating with eyes closed can be challenging. Lighting a candle and using it as your point of focus allows you to strengthen your attention with a visual cue. This can be very powerful.

10) Be Grateful at the end. Once your practice is through, spend 2-3 minutes feeling appreciative of the opportunity to practice and your mind’s ability to focus.

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