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15 Yoga Postures can cure Migraine: The most common of vascular headaches

Secondly, get plenty of good quality water (free of fluoride and chlorine). And take Magnesium. See my article Manganese :The Super Mineral.
Thirdly, do these 10 yoga postures every morning. Hold each pose comfortably for up to one minute, concentrating on relaxing and breathing. Repeat the whole sequence 2-4 times.
1.Matsyendrasana
7_Twist
Matsyendrasana/Twist

Padahastasana or Standing forward Bend :

forward
Uttanasana/Padahastasana

Reverse Plank :

Purvottanasana or upward plank pose
Reverse Plank

Downward Facing Dog / Parvatasana

Ardh mukha savanasana  or downward facing dog
Downward facing Dog/Parvatasana

Janu Shirshasana :

5_Head_to_Knee
Janu Shirshasana

Dolphin :

rabbit_pose
Dolphin

Viparitakarani :

Viparita Karani (Legs Against the Wall Pose)
Viparitakarani

Setubandhasana :

Setu Bandhasana (bridge pose)
Setubandhasana

Pachimuttasana:

Pashchimottanasana
Pachimuttasana

Matsyasana :

Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
Matsyasana/Fish Pose

Sarvangasana :

sarvangasana (1)
Sarvangasana/Shoulder Stand

Utkatsana/Camel Pose :

Ustrasana
Camel Pose

Yoga Mudra :

yoga-mudra
Yoga Mudra

 

Forward Virasana:
1_Forward_Virasana
Forward Virasana

Savasana /Corpse Pose :

Yoga-Poses-Savasana-Corpse-pose
Savasana/Corpse Pose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manganese : The Super Mineral

Role in Health Support

Bone Production :

Whether low or marginal manganese intake is a common contributor to bone loss is not known currently. Given that U.S. diets tend to be well above total manganese needs, it appears unlikely that increasing manganese intakes is necessary or helpful in prevention or treatment of osteoporosis.

Skin integrity:

Manganese also functions as an antioxidant in skins cells and other cell types. It helps protect skin against oxygen-related damage and also against damage from ultraviolet (UV) light.

Blood Sugar Control:

In animal studies, manganese-depleted diets can lead to high blood sugars similar to those seen in diabetics. Whether this is true in humans has not been determined. Even though manganese deficiency may not directly increase risk of diseases related to blood sugar control (like diabetes), it is still likely to play a very helpful role in everyday blood sugar control.

Remineralizes teeth: 

Magnesium deficiency causes an unhealthy balance of phosphorous and calcium in saliva, which damages teeth.

Better sleep:

The sleep regulating hormone melatonin is disturbed when Magnesium is deficient. Furthermore, Magnesium brings balance and controls stress hormones. Stress and tension are often reasons why people suffer from insomnia in the first place.

Better flexibility:

Magnesium loosens tight muscles. Without Magnesium, muscles do not relax properly and cramps occur. Magnesium is important for flexibility, because low Magnesium results in a buildup of lactic acid, causing pain and tightness.

Remineralizes teeth: 

Magnesium deficiency causes an unhealthy balance of phosphorous and calcium in saliva, which damages teeth.

Alkalizes the body: 

Magnesium helps return the body’s pH balance. Magnesium reduces lactic acid, which is partly responsible for post-exercise pain (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).

Hydrates:

Magnesium is a necessary electrolyte essential for proper hydration.

Helps to relieve constipation:

Magnesium can be used to cleanse the bowels of toxins.

Enzyme function:

Enzymes are protein molecules that stimulate every chemical reaction in the body. Magnesium is required to make hundreds of these enzymes work and assists with thousands of others.

Protection Against Free Radical Damage

Manganese is a co-factor for an enzyme called manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), which is a potent antioxidant associated with protection against free radical damage. Diets low in manganese have been linked to conditions marked by increased free radical damage to cells and tissue, including skin problems and asthma.

The Adequate Intake (AI)

Food Serving Manganese (mg)
Pineapple, raw ½ cup, chunks 0.77
Pineapple juice ½ cup (4 fl. oz.) 0.63
Pecans 1 ounce (19 halves) 1.28
Almonds 1 ounce (23 whole kernels) 0.65
Peanuts 1 ounce 0.55
Instant oatmeal (prepared with water) 1 packet 0.99
Raisin bran cereal 1 cup 0.78-3.02
Brown rice, cooked ½ cup 1.07
Whole wheat bread 1 slice 0.60
Pinto beans, cooked ½ cup 0.39
Lima beans, cooked ½ cup 0.49
Navy beans, cooked ½ cup 0.48
Spinach, cooked ½ cup 0.84
Sweet potato, cooked ½ cup, mashed 0.44
Tea (green) 1 cup (8 ounces) 0.41-1.58
Tea (black) 1 cup (8 ounces) 0.18-0.77

 

Summary of Food Sources

As noted above, the World’s Healthiest Foods contain a large number of excellent and very good sources of manganese. These represent a variety of food groups, including whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits.

Unlike most minerals, we see foods on the list that contain close to or the entire Daily Value (DV) for manganese in a single serving. One quarter cup of dried oats, for example, provides 96% of the DV for manganese.

It’s worth pointing out that among our 85 WHFoods that rank as excellent, very good, or good sources of manganese, none are animal foods. That’s because animal foods are typically low in manganese, and provide 5% or less of the DV.

** Sources :

Oregon State University

Wikipedia

Lumbar Spondylosis and Natural Treatment

PE-Spond_Figure2Ayurveda and yoga can help alleviate the pain associated with lumbar spondylosis and eventually cure you of this debilitating ailment.

 

But,  first let’s understand what Lumbar Spondylosis is.

Lumbar Spondylosis

Lumbar region is the lower back region of the spine and lumbar spondylosis is the disorder of this region as a result of the degeneration of the vertebrae of this area. This is also quite common as the lumbar region suffers most during the life of a person. It is the main load bearing point of the body as well as the portion which experiences maximum twisting and bending. So it is quite natural that this portion will get affected mostly in case of spondylosis.

A form of lumbar spondylosis is spondylosis of the L5 vertebra or at the L5 vertebra. This is degeneration that takes place at the point where the lumbar spine or the back spine joins the tail bone. This condition may not be serious in itself but it gives rise to various other conditions that can be painful.

Approximately 60–85% of adults suffer from low back ache during some point in their lives. Among musculoskeletal disorders in India, the prevalent morbidity of lumbar spondylosis is 4.16%.

Causes of Lumbar Spondylosis

  • Aging – As the human body ages, spinal disc and cartilage deteriorate decreasing the amount of space present between each vertebra. Nerve exposure can lead to nerve inflammation or irritation.
  • Genetic abnormalities – Due to genetic abnormality there may be thin and weak vertebra, making them more susceptible to lumbar spondylosis.

 

  • Injury  – Injury to the spine, may be due to a fall or an accident, leads to dislodgement of the vertebral disc causing lumbar spondylosis.

 

  • Overuse – Repetitive stress or strain due to heavy weight lifting, sports or physical exertion can result in vertebral injury such as fracture or slip disc, which precipitates lumbar spondylosis.

 

  • Abnormal spinal movement  – Increased abnormal spinal movement leads to development of bony spurs, known as Osteophytes. These spurs pinch the nerves causing nerve irritation.

 

  • Other causes – includes prolonged sitting in front of computer in abnormal position, increased two-wheeler driving and travelling.

Signs and Symptoms of Lumbar Spondylosis

  • Pain and stiff back in the morning
  • Sitting for a long time increases pain
  • Pain gets worse with repeated movements, such as lifting and bending
  • Variation in sensation, may be numbness and tingling sensation
  • Radiating pain from lower back to legs
  • Loss of balance and
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control, occurs only in very advanced stage.

Diagnosis of Lumbar Spondylosis

By physical examination, X-ray or CT scan or MRI your doctor will diagnose Lumbar spondylosis.

Management of Lumbar Spondylosis:

  • Bed Rest: Severe cases of spondylosis may require bed rest for no more than 1-3 days.
  • Braces or Belt Use: Temporary bracing (1 week) may help relieve symptoms.
  • Lifestyle Modification: Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritious foods, regular exercise, and not smoking are important.
  • Muscle Relaxants: Muscle relaxant medication helps to alleviate muscle spasm and pain.
  • Narcotics: Narcotics (opioids) may be prescribed for short periods of time to reduce acute pain.
  • NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) relieve inflammation that often contributes to pain.
  • Physical therapy: Helps to strengthen the muscles, increases flexibility and range of motion.
  • Spinal Injections: There are many types of spinal injections including epidural steroid injections and facet joint injections. These injections combine a local anesthetic and steroid medication to reduce inflamed nerve tissues and thereby often help to reduce pain.
  • Surgical procedure: includes laminectomy (small portion of the bone compressing the nerve is removed) and spinal fusion.

Limitations of Modern Treatment

  • Long-term bed rest is avoided as it puts patient at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clots in the legs).
  • Prolonged use of braces is discouraged. Braces worn long-term weaken the spinal muscles and can increase pain if not constantly worn.
  • NSAIDs cause adverse effects such as gastritis, renal toxicity, hypertension, liver abnormalities, and bleeding.
  • Opioids may lead to addiction and mood disorders.
  • Muscle relaxants are sedatives that can make you feel dizzy and drowsy.
  • Spinal injections have potential side effects of steroids. Moreover it only manages the pain, does not cure lumbar spondylosis.
  • Surgical procedure are costly. There are numerous risks and possible complications with surgery. Even after surgery there may be continued pain, nerve damage and degeneration of adjacent segment may occur.

Treatment Modalities According to Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, Lumbar spondylosis is termed as kati shoola or kati graha or prushta or trika shoola. It is mainly caused due to vitiation of Vata dosha.

The aim of treatment is to rehydrate the dehydrated disc, reduce pain, inflammation and muscle spasm. Also to strengthen the muscles and nerve roots.

Internal Medicines

  • Yogaraja guggulu, Maha Yogaraja guggulu,Trayodashang guggulu, Simhanada guggulu, vatari guggulu, Dhanvantara vati – Relieves pain and inflammation.
  • Gandha taila, ksheerabala 101, Dhanwantharam 101, Guggulu tiktaka ghrita – Hydrates and rejuvenates the disc and joints.
  • Rasna saptaka kashayam, Maharasnadi kashayam, Dhanwantharam kashayam, Sahacharadi kashayam, Astavarga kashayam, Dashamoola kashayam – Pacifies the vitiated vata and kapha.
  • Lakshadi guggulu, Kukkutandatvak bhasma, pravala and mukta pishti – Strengthens the bone.
  • Narayana taila, Murivenna, Kottamchukkadi taila, Karpuradi taila, Ksheerabala taila, Dhanvantara taila – Used for abhyanga which improves blood circulation, strengthens the muscles and alleviates the vitiated vata dosha.
  • Ashwagandharishta and Balarishta to strengthen the nerve roots.
  • Ashwagandha, bala, dashamool and lasuna ksheera paka – Rejuvenates the disc, vertebra and joints.

External Treatment Modalities

Abhyanga – Full body and localised massage. It tones up the muscles and improves blood circulation.Stretching technique followed during massage acts as traction and helps to reduce stenosis by increasing intervertebral space. Thus reduces the nerve irritation.

Swedana – Fomentation by patra pinda sveda, Bashpa sweda, nadi sweda or churna pinda sweda. Sudation reduces pain,stiffness in ligaments, muscle spasm and improves blood circulation.

Kati vasti – Retention of oil on lower back, Which helps in replacement of hydration in the affected disc.

Vasti – Medicated oil and decoction enemas. Through vasti the medicine reaches the large intestine, where the essential nutrients for the bones and joints are absorbed and also reduces the bulging of intervertebral disc.  According to Ayurveda large intestine is considered as Vata stana, hence vasti plays a very major role to control the vitiated vata in lumbar spondylosis

Upanaha or Lepa  – Local application of medicated paste or poultice, to relieve pain, stiffness and numbness.It also retains warmness around the affected area, and sustains good circulation.

 

All these treatments must be done for minimum 7 days and may extend up to 14-21 days depending upon the severity.

Do’s

  • Maintain proper sitting posture while working on computer and laptops.
  • Sleep in a comfortable position avoiding strain on the lower back.
  • Avoid unnecessary travelling and minimise driving. Go for car pooling.
  • Regularly do smooth massaging without putting pressure with appropriate medicated oil, under the guidance of an ayurvedic doctor.
  • Attend physiotherapy classes.
  • Practise Isometric exercises to strengthen the muscles.
  • Do yoga and pranayama to reduce weight and stress.  But if you are in acute stage of spondylosis avoid yogasana. After complete recovery from pain, you can gradually start exercise and yoga.
  • Avoid foods which causes gaseous distension of the abdomen like potatoes, legumes, bread, pizza and other junk foods.

Don’ts: 

  • Travelling in bumpy roads should be avoided
  • proper and full back support should be avoided
  • straining, lifting heavy weights
  • pressure jobs should be avoided
  • Proper posture has to be maintained.
1.Yogasanas beneficial in cervical spondylosis:

– Ardhakati chakrasana

– Ardha chakrasana

– Pada hastasana

– Matsyasana

– Vakrasana (sitting in a chair)

– Ustrasana

– Savasana and

– Viparitakarani with wall support.

– Cobra Pose

-Cat and Cow

– Setubandhasana

-Pavanamuktha Asana

– Bhujanga Asana

– Salabha Asana

– Uttanpada Asana

– SHAVASANA

2. Pranayama :

Rechka Purak 

3. Physical therapy measures can be adopted suitably.

*** Ref: many medical and Ayurveda studies, internet etc.

 

Cervical Spondylosis and Cure

 

Spondylosis is a term meaning to degenerative Osteo Arthritis of thejoints between the center of the spinal vertebrae and or neural foramina
resulting pain parasthecia etc. If it is occurs on cervical vertebrae it is called Cervical spondylosis.So this is a diseases of elderly (more than 40 years) where there is degeneration of the apophysial joints and inter-vertebral disc joints with osteophyte formation and associated with or without neurological signs.

 CAUSES and  AGGRAVATING FACTORS:

  • Trauma
  • Incorrect posture while sleeping and working.
  • Excess intake of sour and spicy food- cause to early degeneration.
  • Genetically
  • Smoking- tends to increase the disease and other symptoms.
  • Occupational- reduced physical activity, sedentary habit, stress,
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)- caused due to lifestyle without ergonomic care (while working in front of  computer), travelling, etc.
  • Age.
  • Cold food, direct exposure of wind, heavy meal at night time, heavy exercise, use of improper pillow, lack of sleep at night and sleeping during day time, etc may aggravate the condition.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Pain and stiffness of neck and shoulder.
  • Radiating shoulder pain to arms and upper part of chest.
  • Tingling and pricking pain in arms and hand.
  • Difficulty in writing , holding objects etc.
  • Abnormal reflexes and irritability and lack of co-ordination, movements aggravates pain.
  • Nausea (vomiting sensation), blurred vision, loss of memory, sleeping, giddiness on jerky neck movements.
  • General tiredness and anxiety.
  • Fibromyalgia. (*1)
  • Feel or hear grinding or popping in neck.

AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

The Ayurvedic medicines are for prevention and therapeutic purposes. The basic treatment of Ayurveda is based on the principle of balancing three doshas namely VAATA, PITHA, and KAPHA. In a healthy individual these three are in a balanced proportion and are mainly have the functions like movement, change and metabolism, growth and stability respectively. If there is any change in the nature of the three will cause disease.These functions in a state of equilibrium lead to the health and in-equilibrium lead to disease. The treatments in Ayurveda is aimed at restoring the equilibrium through correction of the underlying in-equilibrium by the treatment like shodhana(purification and elimination), samana(pacification), yoga and naturopathy, By changing the lifestyle and food habit, by maintaining and increasing the spiritual, mental, physical well being, through panchakarma therapies etc.

In these particular disease treatment treatment comprises of three approaches –

shamana chikitsa

This includes various drugs are administered to a person to bring the three doshas in equilibrium. This is the choice of the treatment in the persons where panchakarma is not advises. (very young children or very old peoples, or patients who cannot follow strict rules of diet and life styles etc.

shodhana treatment

This means removing excess doshas in the body the cause ailments by means ofpanchakarma. These treatments are double edged swords and need to be undertaken with lot of care. Done correctly they provide quick relief from the symptoms but would prove hazardous if done incorrectly. Also before and after undergoing the panchakarma a person has to strictly follow the diet and lifestyle advised by the physician for a few days. Even if the shodhana therapy done correctly if a patient not follow correct diet and regiment it will cause other complications.

Rasayana therapy-

Correction of the entities responsible for altered functioning and rejuvenation of the bodily tissue to regain and maintain natural strength and vitality.

According to Ayurveda this disease can be correlate to as  APABAHUKA or GREEVA SANDHI GATA VAATA. Vata the principle of movement is the predominant function with nervous system and musculoskeletal system. any problem relating to these systems are predominantly caused by vata vitiation. The vitiation of vaata is caused mainly by the two mechanisms. One of them is the obstruction of vata to there proper functioning and channel by kapha and pitha, and the second one is increase of vaata independently.The obstruction of vaata will result symptoms and disease like inflammation and fibromyalgia (*1) etc as in this case. Aggravation of vata will result some degenerative process,herniated disc, etc.

Treatments in Ayurveda:

Ayurveda treatment protocol is primarily focused on normalizing the vitiated and obstructed vata by means of shodhana and shamana therapy, and to rejuvenate the effected tissue. Since these conditions may also related to the stress, etc recommends a holistic approach with medicines and therapies, life style modifications and diet minimal exercises and yoga.
The therapeutic approach to the two types of vitiation is different.If vata obstruct due to other doshas as in the case of elimination, fibromyalgia etc, Correcting them through shodhana(elimination) and shamana(pacification)is the methods to be adopted. If vaata alone act as in the case of degeneration, etc use medication which arrest the degeneration and further degenerative process, and give rejuvenation therapy.
The treatment can be advised in OP and IP level.
According to the treatment given these disease can be categorised in to three stages.

1st stage– Early progressive stage. only slight symptoms like slight pain occasionally, stiffness there. in these stage should treat the patient with vata-kapha hara medicines and therapies.
2nd stage- Here patient should treated with vata-pitha hara medicines and therapies. In these stage symptoms like pain during movement of neck, stiffness, pain on back of the head, radiating pain to shoulders and arm etc can seen.
3rd stage- Consider as the last stage. in these stage symptoms like nausea, gait disturbances, bladder and bowel incontinence, giddiness etc may be seen. Here purevaata hara treatment is advisable.

OP LEVEL TREATMENTS:

Kashayas

  • Prasaranyadi kashaya
  • Maharasnadi kashaya
  • Naadee kashaya
  • Kasaya prepaird with dashamoola and amukkuram
  • Vidaryadi kashaya

Arishta and asava:

  • Balarishtam
  • Nimbamrtasavam
  • Punarnavasavam

Tailam:

  • Parinatha kera ksheeradi oil.
  • Karpasathyadi tailam.
  • Balaguduchyadi- for  head
  • Bala aswagandhadi – for head
  • Ksheerabala ( 101)- internally.(can also be used as nasya)
  • Balahadadi cocunut oil- for head
  • Dhanwanthaaram kuzhampu
  • Murivenna

Gulikas :

  • Yogaraja gulgulu
  • Tab-cervilon
  • Gandha tailam cap

Lepam:

With kottam chukkadi churna etc

Small types pf treatments like elakkizhi, fomentation etc.

IP LEVEL TREATMENT:

  • Snehapana
  • Nasya with ksheerabala etc.
  • Elakkizhi.
  • Naranga kizhi.
  • Taila dhara
  • Greeva vasthi with dhanwantharam+murivenna.
  • Podikkizhi with sathahwadi churna etc.
  • Pizhichil
  • Navarathepppu.

With all these types of treatments according to the condition of the disease and the patient also should undergone strict exercise and life style. By all these medicines and treatments it is found that very useful to cervical spondylosis and can arrest further progression.

YOGA THERAPIES:

Few yoga postures are restricted for particular complaints. One should start gradually by following few mild process in beginning and gradually increase the steps to relive from pain and to enhance the quality of life style. few yogas are explained here.

PADMASANA– 

Cross the legs keeps the thighs such that both the heels are near the navel. breath normally.It will calms the body and mind. strengthens the nerves and muscles.

 BHUJANGASANA:

Keeps the palms besides the chest. While inhaling raise head and chest up to navel.keep elbows folded near the body. Breath normally. While exhaling return to normal.
It helps to relieve back pain, diabetes, asthma, neck pain.

 

 

PAVANAMUKTHASANA:

Inhale raise both the legs, exhale press the legs against abdomen touching the chin between the knees.Breath normally,inhale , release the legs while exhaling, return. repeat head should rest on ground.
Helps in curing constipation, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity,joint pains, and flatulence.In case of neck and shoulder pains.

 UTTANA PADASANA:

While inhaling lift both legs. Breath normally and exhale as you return.Keeping the knees straight.
Prevents gas formation and strengthens muscles of legs, back, shoulders and varicose veins. Avoid in back pain, lumbar spondylosis, knee pain, ulcer, abdominal surgery.

Here in this picture only mentioned one leg only keep practicing with both leg.

SHAVASANA:

In the supine position relax the whole body and concentrate only on the breathing.
Helps in controlling heart problems, high blood pressure insomnia, and mental  tension.this should be performed at the end of yogasana.

 

SHALABHASANA: 

Keep both the hands under the thighs, inhale lift both the legs. Exhale and return.
strengthens the lungs, abdominal organs, sciatic nerves, prostate glands, kidney etc. Avoid in hernia ulcer and cardiac problems.

PRANAYAMA:

This is a type of respiratory exercises, some of them are anuloma viloma, nadi shodhana, bhramari. etc.

NATUROPATHY:

Diet therapy, fasting therapy, mud therapy, hydro therapy, etc.

HOW TO PREVENT:

 “PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE”
Life style exposure to cold and cold bath etc, very violent exercises of the neck muscles including pressure, are very bad for the patients of cervical spondylosis. While reading and writing should maintain a comfortable posture. Give rest and movement to the neck after a long sitting in front of the computer,long driving. Always try to keep spine and neck in erect position while sitting, walking, sleeping etc.
Avoid very hot and cold and spicy food items ( avoid its continuous usage).
Sleep well at night, give exercise and proper rest for body and mind.
If any disturbance occurs consult a doctor.
Practice exercise like yoga that will help to calm the body .

 

*1. What is FIBROMYALGIA:

It is an associated symptom, but a different condition. pain in muscles following spasm associated with morning stiffness, disturbed sleep, a feeling of swelling, some points are tender and when palpated produce pain.But it is not associated with muscle weakness. The pain is severe and it is localized to certain points in skeletal muscles, particularly the large muscles of neck and shoulder girdle, arms and thigh. Tender nodules can be felt in the muscle tissue, which serve as a trigger points. Many of the patients are tense sedentary women.

*** Ref: many medical and Ayurveda books, internet etc.

Adi mudra and it’s Benefits

Method:   Adi mudra is formed by placing the thumbs into the palms and curls the other fingers over the thumbs.
1.Place the ‘fists’ down onto the thighs with the backs of the hands higher . 
2. Slow rhythmic breathing in a 4:3:6:3 ratio (Inhale : 4, keeping air inside : 3, Exhale : 6, Keeping belly emptya without air : 3)
3. Repeat this cycle for 7 times.
 
Duration: 30minutes every day, either at one stretch or in two parts(i.e for 15 minutes, twice a day)
 
Benefits of  ADI MUDRA:
 
Performing Audi mudra opens the higher lobes of the lungs. Adi Mudra motivates Udana vatu, the prana that Moves upwards in the head region, and outwards to the extremities. In physical terms, it is in charge of the balancing and healing the sense organs. In more subtle terms it is in Charge of balancing our appreciations. Adi mudra in Try to maintain awareness of each breath moving into  out of the nostrils for two or three minutes.
 
Advantages of ADI MUDRA:
Increases the vital capacity of the lungs.
It helps the organs to function actively.
Increases oxygen flows to the throat and head area.
It quiets the nervous system.

Sex without love

“It’s like fast food…Satisfies a craving, but doesn’t nourish”

An old Irish proverb says it all~
“Sex with love is one of the finest and truly great experiences in life.”

It may be  thrilling, explorative, and physical.
But there is no deep spiritual soul-connecting thing underneath.

Is it Healthy? 

Not everyone can adopt this point of view— particularly women. When the mind connects sex with intimacy and emotions, it becomes very hard to separate. If a person does not find sex without love fulfilling or gratifying, then it’s better to abstain from such relationships.

It’s not healthy to use sex for means other than physical gratification, like the expectation that it will blossom into love. Sex should likewise not be used for attention or as leverage in a relationship to gain something else.

If people use sex as a form of escapism, it’s no different than being addicted to other behaviors(Rape/Child sexual abuse/manipulation/Prostitution).

Using sex to avoid dealing with pain or loneliness can only bring on more of the same.

Basically, if purely sexual relationships are not personally satisfying, then it’s not healthy for you to engage in these types of relationships.

Is it Optimal?

Sex without love seems to be connected to the physical world alone, which is only a small part of what is available to us. Sex with love is experienced at the core of people, where their innate health resides – apart from the personal thoughts, insecurities and beliefs, we are all so capable of, which will only cover up, but can never obliterate our healthy core. Like the sun behind clouds – it’s always there, it just gets covered up at times; but it’s only temporary.

The hope is that those who have experienced sex with love will provide examples for those who have not. It seems to me that the more people in touch with their spiritual essence, the better the world will be.

If you’re trying to figure out what kind of person you are when it comes to sex, then here are some questions you should start asking yourself.

Q. How were you raised?

Q. What is your religious or spiritual belief?

Q. How do feel after an one night stand?  Empty?

Q. What are your ratio of sex to love?

Q. Can you be in love without sex?

Q. Do you think it’s worth?

Q. How monogamous you are?