By Lewis Harrison
From our book Bypassing Bypass, published in 2002.
Polarity Therapy, a system of energetic balancing created by Dr. Randolph Stone, is known for the quality of hands-on bodywork, healing exercises, energetically based low fat diets and herbal healing techniques. Polarity heals the heart on many other levels as well. The essence of healing the heart has to do with how one goes about creating and experiencing easy laughter and unembarrassed tears, wide-ranging interests and actions, philosophical independence, love and being in touch with oneself. Polarity offers a way of thinking that can facilitate heart healing and energetic balancing. Life can be very demanding and complex. There seem to be obstacles to comfort, peace of mind, and personal fulfillment around every corner. In order to achieve energetic balance you must have access to the tools that will make it easier for it to take place. This is accomplished by helping you (or your client) to define what you are ready, willing and able to act upon. The eight steps presented here make up a tool kit designed to help you energetically free yourself up from your personal obstacles and give you the means to move past them.
These eight steps are a solid foundation for Polarity Balancing.
They are not pat answers, exhortations or intimidating formulas. They are clear, concise, and are presented in a creative, enjoyable and easily followed step-by-step format that will make self-assessment and positive results a reality. Get ready for miracles.
Given this foundation of love, we can now focus on the heart of love, that living, beating, life-giving heart residing within your chest.
Lifestyle changes and Polarity exercise is especially useful in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease—that is, disorders associated with the heart and the circulatory system. There are many different kinds of disorders in the family of cardiovascular diseases. Some are not very serious; others can cause disability and death. If you are determined to change your lifestyle, you can indeed address even the most serious cardiovascular conditions productively.
Exercise Your Heart Muscle
First, check with your physician to make sure that you can exercise safely and that you begin a regular exercise program. With your physician’s approval, you can then begin with the least-stressful, most-productive exercises, such as swimming and/or walking. Start walking 1 mile; then work your way up to longer distances, say, 3 to 5 miles each day. This is a simple solution to a very complex disorder.
How Barry R. Fights Angina
Now 50, Barry is well aware that in many ways his former lifestyle was typical of all the successful stockbrokers he knew. He was always under a great deal of stress on the job. He was 20 pounds overweight and too busy to exercise. Barry ate fried foods far too often and usually grabbed lunch on the run.
He smoked far too much and drank cup after cup of coffee at his desk. With dinner each evening he had a glass of wine. Except for an annual cold and occasional headaches, he had never really been ill, that is, until last year. That’s when he started to feel pains around his heart and into his shoulder whenever he ran to the bus in the morning. The first time he felt the pain, he suspected he was having a heart attack and grew rather terrified, enough to push him to set an appointment with a doctor. The physician, who was trained in Polarity Therapy, checked Barry thoroughly and reviewed his personal and family health history in detail, as well as Barry’s lifestyle and the balance between each of the seven chakras and the five elements of the energy body. He discovered that Barry had high blood pressure. The lab reports showed high blood cholesterol and high triglyceride levels. The diagnosis was clear: angina pectoris. Barry’s physician prescribed no medications but immediately placed him on a general health-building program. The doctor recommended that Barry:
At first, Barry had difficulty changing his well-formed lifestyle and sticking to his new diet. He occasionally sneaked a greasy fried hamburger or a slice of pizza; but as soon as he realized that he was losing weight, he renewed his commitment to the program. He even gave up his morning coffee and evening wine!
The result? Ten weeks later Barry was “a new man.” His heart pains disappeared, he lost 20 pounds, his blood pressure was normal, and his muscles were toned and firm. In addition to all of his doctor’s recommendations, Barry began a stress management program: he received polarity energy balancing bodywork sessions once a week, he went through 20 minutes of guided visualization techniques each day, and played racquetball once a week. Barry still actively fights angina by keeping to his diet and exercise program.
At the moment you are ready, willing and able on a vision, it takes place spontaneously without discipline or willpower. The truth is that we are always doing something at every second and the things that we are most ready, willing, and able to do, we do without thought. It is an effortless process. It is important for a person who is committed to a joyous and struggle free life to take a few moments every morning and explore those things that are important to them while deciding to do those things that will create the desired results, and which can be done as easily as taking a deep breath. This is the essence of Polarity Therapy.
This article was extracted from Lewis Harrison’s new book: Hands-on Healing.
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