What is Feng Shui? How to bring balance and harmony to your life.

Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is an ancient Chinese art whose name translates from the Chinese as “wind and water.” Wind and water are two of the five elements that comprise all of nature. Wind is the earth’s breath, and water is the invigorating lifeblood of everything that exists on our planet. 

When you say Feng Shui art most people think its just about moving your furniture around. But its much more than that. At its core Feng Shui is arranging the basic elements of your life and all the things that you surround you to create the optimal and harmonious flow of vital life energy, just like the flow of water and wind.

Feng Shui has had a huge impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe and you can have its benefits work for you! By simply changing the interior of your home, changing the colors of your walls, or relocating the furniture in your bedroom, you can enjoy the positive effects of Feng Shui. 

When you think about the places where you feel the most tension. Is it at work? One of the problems that people face when trying to apply Feng Shui in these environments is that they don't have the control to make drastic changes. What would your boss say if you just started painting your office walls?

But Feng Shui is about more than just moving your desk or filing cabinet. You can bring about good luck and contribute to an environment that fosters positive energy, creativity and mindfulness with Feng Shui paintings, photographs, sculptures and even jewelry! Tibetan Thangkas (also spelled tangkas, thankas or tankas) bring good luck and positive energy to any office space.  Buddha Thangkas, along with Buddha statues, are commonly used for meditation. Buddha Thangkas are also proven to protect you from evil as well as bring good luck, health, and prosperity!

Remember it’s not just the workplace that benefits from Feng Shui! Any home can be filled with the same feelings of good luck, well-being and positivity as the office. Maximize health and wellness through healing and meditation in the home too. 

An why stop there? Spread around some of that positivity and well being and get Feng Shui paintings, sculptures and jewelry for your loved ones too. Beautiful hand crafted trinkets are a perfect gift for her or for him. Give others the balance, harmony, and spiritual fulfillment they deserve. Because practicing good karma is a cornerstone of Feng Shui. Be generous and give of yourself in order to receive in kind from the universe and others around you. 

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Martial Arts Underground - Learning Martial Arts

The purpose of MartialArtsUnderground.com is to showcase what the website feels are pure demonstrations and tests of martial arts.  They have a love for martial artists testing themselves and each individual’s expression of their chosen martial art.  They believe that no two people will express their art in an identical fashion and they attempt to with videos display what they see as true, realistic, and functional displays of martial arts.

The videos that are posted on Martialartsunderground.com are handpicked and display what is felt is a true uncompromised representation of the style that the video displays.  On the website there are many of videos posted that are listed as style vs style.  However, Martialartsunderground.com believes wholeheartedly that it is never a case of which style is better, as they believe that there is no “best style”.  There is only, the style that fits that particular person best.  The videos posted serve as a display of a very good representation of two stylists testing their skills against a live resisting opponent.  This type of testing, while it is not the only reason for martial arts, will go on to further styles and martial arts as a whole through the testing of theories and the application of principles.  They believe that realistic applications of techniques will continue to improve all martial arts and keep them functional and alive.

There are also many videos posted that display martial artists utilizing their styles in real world self-defense situations.  Many of those videos will display people utilizing martial arts to defend themselves or others in a way that is consistent with the true purpose of martial arts which is self-preservation.  In those videos you will be able to observe clear techniques that you will be able to identify as having been trained in a school or gym.  These videos are posted to help reinforce and provide confidence that techniques learned and trained in martial arts are real and work in real settings by real people.

Martialartsudergroud.com also posts videos containing basic techniques and combinations of various martial arts.  It is felt that you cannot have martial arts without basics, just as you cannot have a house without a foundation.  So, there are any videos posted showcasing sound basics and fundamental techniques of styles to watch, learn, and enjoy.  As well as applications of the techniques found in the forms of traditional martial arts as a good reference and study tool.

Martial Arts Underground also features blog articles from various contributors covering a wide range of thoughts on all subjects within the martial arts like Chi (ki), meditation, philosophies, thoughts on technique application, and martial arts in general.  They are written from authors that are martial artists in various disciplines and offer a wide range of viewpoints.  All topics written about in the blog section can be discussed in further detail in the forum section that is also within the site.  Where all topics on martial arts can be had in an open setting to further the development of any martial artist on the path.

Overall, martialartsunderground.com is a website that is designed to display and promote martial arts in the purest way and to highlight and discuss all parts of martial arts from the internal to the external.  They, at martialartsunderground.com, highly believe that martial arts is a path to help all who practice it to achieve any goal that they set and will continually strive to present the most realistic and complete view of martial arts possible.

Autosuggestion Meditation - How to remove Negativity from your thinking

Do you find that your mind is filled with negative beliefs you have about yourself? All the things which believe about ourselves to be true, positive or negative, are based on an amalgamation of our memories and ideas. If you think “I am a failure” this is because you have repeated experience of failure in your life and have built a prejudiced belief system around this idea. This notion that you are predicated to failure will naturally lead you to more failures. Everybody has some negative thoughts and beliefs about themselves, consciously or subconsciously.

But what if you could change your beliefs? What if there was a way that you could implant in your mind new more positive and functional ideas about yourself? By altering mental associations inside your mind you can directly reprogram your subconscious mind with repetitive new thoughts and self suggestion – or Autosuggestion. You take take steps to remove negativity and unwanted beliefs about yourself using this technique.

The classic model of Autosuggestion, as pioneered by French psychologist and author Émile Coué, uses a method half way between self hypnosis and meditation mantras. A mantra is a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power  repeated over and over during a meditation session often used as a tool to help a person “clear their minds”. Common mantras include “Om Namah Shivaya” or “Hare Hare Krishna”.

Émile Coué believed that we could use this repetitive mantra-like technique to implant new ideas and belief systems about ourselves. That by repeating a new idea over and over again we could implant a fresh belief into our subconscious minds which would in turn affect our quality of life. And it works. This is a technique that I use myself with the autosuggestion “I AM the coolest man in the world” and well guess what? I really think I am!

Coués method is over 100 years old and the idea of Autosuggestion has been bought into the 21st century. The Autosuggestion sound method is a modern technique which utilizes the technologies we have today which were not available in early 1900s France.  The new Autosuggestion sound method can be used for helping you to quit smoking, or learn a new language, to feel younger or increase self confidence. The new ideas that you can implant inside your  mind have as much unlimited potential as you do!