Integrated Physics

Everyone and everything exists according to mathematics, force, frequencies and matter. Calculations are firing at every moment, keeping you 98.6 F degrees, transforming electrical impulses to muscular movements, and triggering hormonal secretions. Calculations are also firing for every thought, question and sensory experience, all the while filtering by other calculations what’s determined to be important, safe, acceptable and interesting. It’s a combination of variables:

  • common to everything (laws of nature),
  • common to some (human design details and personality opportunity),
  • and uniquely yours (your dreams, perceptual reality, and preferences).

So work the oceans, planets, and the life cycles of plants and animals. Heard about music being based in math? Everything is energy, flowing to the beat of a specific math problem. It’s simply amazing how much we live unconscious to so much organized action and constancy…

Anatomy: Skeletal System

Bones have two purposes. Some, like your backbone, provide the structure which enables you to stand erect instead of lying like a puddle on the floor. Other bones protect the delicate, and sometimes soft insides of your body.

Parts Involved in the Skeleton

  • Bones – adult skeletons have 206; newborns have significantly more that fuse with age
  • Cartilage – tense connective tissue that serves structurally and protectively
  • Ligaments – bands of fibrous connective tissue that connect bones to other bones (forming a joint)

Framework Functions

  • Structural integrity
  • Protection for other systems
  • Blood cell production occurs in the marrow

Skeletal Fun Facts

You have over 230 movable and semi-movable joints in your body.

Humans and giraffes have the same number of neck bones; clearly they’re not the same length proportionally!

Chakra Links for Continued Learning

Super content made for curious birds who are newcomers to the topic.

Chakras – Wikipedia

The Chakras, for Healing and Self-Knowledge – Brofman Foundation for the Advancement of Healing

Chakra Yoga Sequences – Chakras and asana practice, Anodea Judith

Coming of Age in the Heart – Chakras & evolution, Anodea Judith

Chakra Meanings – Kenaz Services

Chakras – Sacred Centers, Anodea Judith

Chakras – Caroline Myss

Take the Chakra Test – Tickle

Layers of the Aura – thehealingspectrum

Chakra Theory – Kenaz Services

Chakra Analysis: How are your chakras doing? – Jaguar Moon

Hand Positions for Chakra Balance – Jaguar Moon

Personality & Emotions – A Chakra Perspective – Jaguar Moon

Chakras Chart: shows corresponding sense, area of consciousness, color vibration, musical vibration, gland, nerve and system of the body and element – The Brofman Foundation for the Advancement of Healing

Anatomy: Excretory System

The excretory system regulates blood chemistry, filters excess fluid and stuff your body can’t use, and removes waste products from the body.

Parts & Functions Involved in Excreting

  • Kidneys filter the blood via millions of nephrons, send the chemical waste and excess water down the ureters to the bladder, where it waits to leave via the urethra
  • Intestines filter for nutrients and what’s left over becomes feces
  • Lungs filter carbon dioxide from the blood stream and expel it as breath
  • Skin sweats, mainly for temperature regulation, but also to expel toxins
  • Liver transforms various toxic chemicals into more benign ones

Excretion Fun Facts

Each kidney contains about 1,000,000 tiny filtering units called nephrons.

Not so fun: Improper functioning can result in skin conditions like acne and eczema, and can aggravate heart problems.

About 440 gallons of blood filter through your kidneys every day.

The liver is the only internal organ capable of natural regeneration – as little as 25% can regenerate into a whole liver again.

Chakras & the Endocrine System

Supporters of the notion of chakras explain the lack of confirmation of their existence in Western medical science by noting that current technology is not capable of measuring life energy or chakras. Some point out that arguments offered so far against the possibility of the existence of chakras are arguments from ignorance. Skeptics rejoin that if chakras exist then there ought to be evidence of their existence that would be acceptable to the scientific community, i.e., they argue that they find no reason to accept claims about them since there is no empirical evidence to support their existence, which is exactly what the supporters of the notion of chakras have also affirmed.

There is, however, a marked similarity between the positions and roles described for chakras, and the positions and roles of the glands in the endocrine system, opening the possibility that two vastly different systems of conceptualization have been brought to bear to systemize insights about the same phenomenon. By some, chakras are thought of as having their physical manifestation in the body as these glands, and their subjective manifestation as the associated psychological and spiritual experiences. Different systems of conceptualization, Indian and Western scientific, make only a partial convergence in this case since Western science deals only with phenomena that are judged intersubjective….

Parallels have often been drawn… between the positions and functions of the chakras, and of the various organs of the endocrine system.

The highest crown chakra is said to be the chakra of consciousness, the master chakra that controls all the others. Its role would be very similar to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to control the rest of the endocrine system, and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. The thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness.

The Ajna Chakra, or third eye, is linked to the pineal gland. Ajna is the chakra of time and awareness and of light. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland, that produces the hormone melatonin, which regulates the instincts of going to sleep and awakening. It also produces trace amounts of the psychedelic chemical dimethyltryptamine.

(Note: some argue that the pineal and pituitary glands should be exchanged in their relationship to the Crown and Brow chakras, based on the description in Arthur Avalon‘s book on kundalini called Serpent Power.)

The throat chakra, Vishuddha, is said to be related to communication and growth, growth being a form of expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat, and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation.

The heart chakra, Anahata, is related to love, equilibrium, and well-being. It is related to the thymus, located in the chest. This organ is part of the immune system, as well as being part of the endocrine system. It produces T cells responsible for fighting off disease, and is adversely affected by stress.

The solar plexus chakra, Manipura, is related to energy, assimilation and digestion, and is said to correspond to the roles played by the pancreas and the outer adrenal glands, the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body.

The sacral chakra, Swadhisthanna, is located in the groin, and is related to sexuality and emotion. This chakra is said to correspond to the testes or the ovaries, that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle, which can cause dramatic mood swings.

The base chakra, Muludhara, is related to survival, excretion, and also to basic human potentiality. It is said the kundalini lies coiled here, ready to uncoil and bring man to his highest spiritual potential in the crown chakra. This centre is located in the region between the genitals and the anus. Although no endocrine organ is placed here, it is said to relate to the inner adrenal glands, the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight and flight response when survival is under threat. In this region is located a muscle that controls ejaculation in the sexual act. A parallel is drawn between the sperm cell and the ovum, where the genetic code lies coiled, and the legendary kundalini, ready to express itself as a fully developed human being.

From Chakras, and copylefted under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Physics: Degrees of Freedom

A degree of freedom is a mode of movement or orientation. Examples of this include:

  • 3D – length, width and height are each degrees of freedom
  • Paradigms – thought patterns create an orientation where some things work and some don’t, some things can happen and some cannot (e.g. if you believe the world is flat, you cannot make a circle around the globe)
  • Orbits – an orbit has a set path in relation to a central object and in relation to centripetal force
  • Emotions – in Latin, emotion literally means outward movement. There are physical and social courses to each of the eight main emotions. Back to the comment about having a personal math equation, each of us holds belief systems and preferences that blend and favor them in unique patterns.

All of us operate from multiple degrees of freedom beyond the laws of nature. Our strengths give us degrees of freedom, and our challenges can influence our effectiveness in one or more arena. Our lifestyle is riddled with examples of how we create our own experiences.

2005: World Year of Physics

Did you know that 2005 was the World Year of Physics?

“Recognizing that physics provides a significant basis for the development of the understanding of nature,

Noting that physics and its applications are the basis of many of today’s technological advances,

Convinced that education in physics provides men and women with the tools to build the scientific infrastructure essential for development,

Being aware that the year 2005 is the centenary of seminal scientific discoveries by Albert Einstein, which are the basis of modern physics,

Welcomes the proclamation of 2005 as the International Year of Physics by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization;

Invites the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to organize activities celebrating 2005 as the International Year of Physics, collaborating with physics societies and groups throughout the world, including in the developing countries;

Declares the year 2005 the International Year of Physics.”

Text excerpted from an explanatory memorandum from the 58th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Anatomy: Immune System

With more finesse than a very sophisticated computerized system, the immune system protects against outside biological influences such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and poisons. The innate immune system is hard-wired to quickly respond to a broad spectrum of pathogens. The adaptive immune system ensures that the system learns to protect against formerly unknown recurring harmful influences. The systems are intertwined and work together.

Parts Involved in Immunity

  • Skin, tears and mucus – barriers
  • Bone marrow – produces new blood cells and monocytes
  • Antibodies – produced by white blood cells, each designed for a specific antigen
  • Thymus – produces T cells, imperative for newborn development
  • Spleen – filters blood for foreign cells and old red blood cells
  • Liver – produces antigen complements
  • Lymphatic system – infiltrates the entire body

Functions of the Immune System

  • Maintains an evolving register of what’s self and not self
  • Launches attacks against anything considered harmful
  • Signals collection and shutdown on old cells

Immunity Fun Facts

Everyday we eat and inhale thousands of germs that our bodies know how to manage. C’est manifique!

Chakras: How Does Energy in the Body Work?

Energy flows up and down our bodies as well as over under and through them. As a very simplified example, let’s think of how water flows through a garden hose, and imagine that each hose (or energy channel) is particularly calibrated for a specific fluid and psi. With a kink in a hose, flow is deficient in that place. When there is a bulge in a hose, the flow is excessive in that place. When the kid next door sticks his favorite toy down a hose, the flow is blocked.

Since we aren’t made of green plastic, these excesses, deficiencies and blocks affect the integrity of our bodies and minds in subtle and obvious ways. They change our moods, our thoughts, our physiology and even our circumstances (via compulsions and aversions). Learning about how our energy works can explain things that have been mysteries and awaken us to blind spots rich with potentiality.

Read this website. It’s great.

How Does Aromatherapy Help?

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment designed to produce a physical, spiritual, emotional and mental sense of well being through inhalation and absorption of essential oils. The essential oils are derived from plants and are chosen for their particular therapeutic qualities which are stimulating, refreshing or sedative. Its use predates written history.

Aromatherapy can help to prevent ill health or the onset of psychological problems like depression. They are administered to release harmony, improved mental and physical health and encourage the body’s natural mechanisms to perform their respective curative actions. All systems of the body can be enhanced via essential oils. All chakras can be influenced with essential oils. Aromatherapy relies on smell and touch receptors to create wellness.

When aromatherapy is used for the treatment or prevention of disease, a precise knowledge of the bioactivity and synergy of the essential oils used, knowledge of the dosage and duration of application, as well as, naturally, a medical diagnosis, are required. In France, some essential oils are regulated as prescription drugs, and thus administered by a physician.

It is significant to note the concept of chemotype in essential oil chemistry. Eucalyptus, for example, has many species, such as Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus menthol, and others. Properties of the essential oils of the same generic name are not all the same; they can differ widely in their chemical components. Likewise, their chemical makeup depends on the method of extraction. The practitioner must be aware of these factors.

Therapeutic Effects

Aromatherapy is based mainly on the following therapeutic effects:

Fragrances can have a relaxing effect measured as an increase in alpha brain waves.

One of the best known essential oils for aromatherapy is lavender, which is recommended by practitioners for treating wounds, to enhance memory, and to aid sleep by combating anxiety and insomnia. Other popular scents include eucalyptus, rose, [frankincense] and bergamot.

Aromatherapy is among the fastest growing fields in alternative and holistic medicine. Aromatherapy is widely used in clinics and hospitals for treatment of pain relief, for labor pain, for relieving pain caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy, and for the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

Essential oils stimulate and nourish your skin, they enhance your immune system and stimulate the senses. The use of aromatherapy and or essential oils extends to skin care, hair care and other personal care products, candles, incense, potpourri and other home enhancements.” From Aromatherapy, Wikipedia

Methods of Use

  • Inhalation
  • Massage
  • Bath
  • Compress
  • Vaporizers

Products

Try my products or purchase your own. Clean yourself with health in mind. Scent yourself and your environment with health as an added benefit. Give gifts that smell good and feel good.