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Appendix Importance–why you should care (plus one more appendix flexibility exercise)

Appendix flexible

The appendix is misunderstood and underappreciated. It is an organ that baffles doctors and scientists, so they have dismissed its usefulness. In the last few years, some have begun to question science’s indifference to the appendix. A slow appreciation is beginning to take place. That’s good for us.

The appendix is an organ that initiates and monitors healing throughout the body. It works with glands to provide appropriate healing responses. It also handles end-of-life activities and responses. The appendix is a lifelong participant in the body’s daily work to maintain health.

Removal of the appendix affects healing responses. Some of the appendix’s work is absorbed by other bodily functioning, but not all. The lack of an appendix requires exertion by other organs, glands, and flows.

Keeping the appendix strong and flexible aids the body’s healing abilities. Here are blog posts to read:

Here is one more appendix flexibility exercise:

  1. Sit on a chair and press the bottoms of your feet together.
  2. Place your hands on your abdomen.
  3. Breathe deeply to and from your abdomen, and while you breathe extend your chest upwards.
  4. Aim to lift your chest as high as possible without straining your back and maintain a relaxed facial expression.
  5. Place your feet flat on the floor and keep breathing to your abdomen and lifting your chest.
  6. Slowly twist your upper body from side to side while breathing deeply and lifting your chest.
  7. While slowly twisting, inhale more deeply (the exhales can be deep or not).
  8. After a few of these twists, lower your chest to its normal position and breathe normally.
  9. Place your hands on your knees and pull your abdomen in and hold it there while breathing normally.
  10. When you feel that your abdomen is ready to relax, take your hands off your knees.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.







Exercises for a flexible appendix, Exercise 1

Appendix flexible

The appendix is an organ that can become rigid. Its rigidity is from overconsumption of disaccharides with alpha bonds (sucrose, maltose, trehalose), presence of certain bacteria, and digestive abnormalities.

Keeping the appendix flexible through diet and exercise helps prevent inflammation and infection. Dietary guidelines mainly relate to overconsumption of sweeteners that rely on the disaccharides with alpha bonds. Less is helpful.

Many exercises affect the flexibility of the appendix. Exercises that require consistent deep breathing, such as yoga, martial arts, and hiking in hilly terrain, naturally flex the appendix.

Here is an exercise that specifically affects the appendix and other internal organs.

  1. Sit on a chair, making sure that your feet are flat on the floor.
  2. Breathe deeply several times, increasing the depth of your breath each time.
  3. Bend forward until your body rests on your thighs.
  4. From this bent position breathe rhythmically, and then breathe several quick breaths.
  5. After the last quick breath, hold your breath for several seconds, and then release the air with a long exhale.
  6. Stay in the bent position and pull in your abdomen as much as possible without straining. Hold this position for several normal breaths.
  7. Relax your abdomen and breath normally a few breaths, then sit up.
  8. Breathe deeply several times, increasing the depth of your breath each time.
  9. Hold your breath one last time, and then release the air and breath normally.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.

Strengthening the appendix

Appendix strong

Strengthening the appendix is a worthwhile goal, because the appendix provides healing that the body needs. The appendix is not understood, but slowly, the medical establishment is starting to open to the reality that the appendix is useful.

Here are ways to strengthen your appendix and prevent inflammation or infection:

  • Eat whole, nutritious foods rather than foods that provide little to no nutritional value.
  • Consistently drink the amount of water that suits your body.
  • Help your body have regular bowel movements (without using chemical aids).
  • When your body feels ill, take care of it (naturally if possible).
  • Condition your appendix by doing exercises that work the peritoneum and diaphragm. Doing regular moderate movement is helpful.

Appendix toning exercise

This exercise is good for many of your internal organs. It involves physical movement and imaginative thinking (for step 2). Performing this exercise several times a week is good for overall toning of the appendix.

  1. Sit on a comfortable chair, making sure that your feet are flat on the floor.
  2. Pull your pelvic muscles up so that they feel as if they reach high into your abdomen. Keep pulling up for the rest of the exercise.
  3. Place your legs together and squeeze them together (not so tightly that it hurts your knees or ankles).
  4. Lower you head slightly, then place your hands on your cheeks and squeeze your arms in.
  5. Hold these pulling and squeezing positions, and breathe deeply 3 times.
  6. Release your body and breathe comfortably.


If your appendix was removed, the information provided here is still important. For information about how the body is affected when the appendix is removed, read this blog post: How does the body heal when the appendix is removed?

Note: This information has been spiritually received.


“Soul and Body Exercise” has been printed!

Cover-Soul and Body exercise book

I’m happy to announce that “Soul and Body Exercise–The EGC Daily Exercise Routine” has been printed and is available on amazon.com! This book is a wonderful way to bring physical fitness and spiritual balance together. The book contains exercises that strengthen the body, calm the emotions, invigorate the intellect, and open to spirituality.

From the introduction:

“When we exercise, we need to exercise more than just our physical bodies, because our bodies require balance in all four components of health. Our bodies have physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects. Focusing on one aspect—like on the physical aspect only—can tilt the balance; therefore, exercises that reach all four components of health are best…

The EGC Daily Exercise Routine is spiritually devised to provide modern society with a balanced way to maintain health through physical movement. Starting the day with these exercises can give you the energy and perspective to create positive living. Doing these exercises in the middle of the day is a way to refocus energy and thinking.

The exercises can be done every day and can be vigorous or calm, depending on your mood and stamina. Each day brings a new feeling of life, so the exercises will feel different as well. Allow a minimum of 20 minutes to complete the exercises. The full effect of the exercise routine occurs when all the exercises are done. The cardio exercises can be lengthened in time, and a full cardio workout can take approximately 45 minutes…

Two additional exercises are available for those of you who want more. The basic exercises provide balance to the four components of health, and doing them each day is enough. If you want to build closeness to your soul, add these extra exercises. They can be done every day at the same time as the other exercises or on their own. They can be done at any time of the day or night.”

“Soul and Body Exercise–The EGC Daily Exercise Routine” can add unexpected richness to your life if you are open to its gifts. Each time you perform these exercises presents an opportunity to balance all four components of your health: your physical health, your emotional health, your intellectual health, and your spiritual health. The more you do these exercises, the more you will recognize their gifts!

Click here to see the book on amazon.com.

Los Angeles—a city for walkers, part 2


Walking in LA is strengthening. It strengthens the body and the mind. There are so many interesting sights and people.

I have just finished a three-hour walk. In the process I visited a museum, window shopped, and celebrated with a cup of vegan frozen dessert (feel bad about using a disposable cup).

My body feels worked and invigorated. My mind feels used. My emotions are relaxed. My spirit feels uplifted.

Walking in LA is an opportunity to connect with how people live, and when open, an opportunity to connect with people along the way.


The basic tests for maintaining health, Test #5


The post “Monitoring Health” (https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/08/24/monitoring-health/) brings awareness of the seven tests that should be performed in order to evaluate health.

“People—are—designed—for—doing some of this, doing some of that, moving here, then moving there,…” from Oneself—Living.

Sitting still for extended periods of time was not part of the design. Nor was letting inanimate objects do the work for us. Life has greatly changed for people, but the basic design has not. Rather than ditch the vacuum cleaner and return to the tree-branch broom, people must add movement into their lives that is nourishing, that exercises the body, and that is challenging.

Here is Test #5.

Test #5: Physicality

  1.  If you sit for longer than 50 minutes, do you change position or do a different activity?
    (Sitting for longer than 50 minutes without standing or stretching while sitting is taxing for the body.)
  2. Do you stretch your body when you wake up from sleeping? Even after short naps?
    (The body requires movement after sleep—the entire body!)
  3. When you visualize yourself, do you picture a person who is inconsistent about exercising, is good about exercising with a group but negligent when at home, is in need of someone to make you exercise, is physically fit, or is too focused on physical appearance?
  4. What is your attitude about movement off the ground (biking, skating, surfing, skiing, etc.) What is your attitude about movements on the ground (yoga, sit-ups, push-ups, etc.)? What is your attitude about swimming and walking? What is your attitude about dancing and kicking/hitting a ball?

Allowing your body to move frequently is good for your health!

Huff n puff exercise



Huff’d n’ puff’d today

Following the advice I received from Spiritual Presence to do the Huff n’ puff exercise, I did the exercise today. I had been resisting doing the exercise regularly, but today I was determined to get outside and do it.

While doing the exercise outside in my backyard, I looked at a flowering hibiscus tree, at basil growing in my little vegetable garden, at the lemons growing on the lemon tree, at my neighbor’s young olive tree, at my dog (not the dog in the video), at birds walking around on the ground, at butterflies, and at other vegetation.

I did the exercise for 15 minutes. I waved my hands above my head (feeling the stretch in my upper body). I added other arm motions besides the waving and marching arms. I did the movements while turning in a slow circle (Jill-don’t try that 🙂 ). I kept my pace lively. I thought about the gift of living in such a lovely place and felt very grateful. I smiled when I remembered to smile, and the smiling brightened my mood.

The Huff n’ puff exercise is a cardio exercise that is meant to exercise the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. When done with bounce in the step and a smile on the lips, this exercise can help in ways that can’t be counted.

Give it a try! Here’s the video:

The huff ‘n’ puff balancing cardio exercise

Here is a video showing how to do the huff’n’puff, an exercise that strengthens and balances the four components of health—physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. It was described in an earlier blog post: https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/05/15/aging-is-manageable-when-breathing-is-huffnpuff-post-4/

This video presents the basic steps of the huff’n’puff. You can modify it to suit your physical abilities and concentration. It is a cardio exercise. Be sure to be well hydrated before doing the huff’n’puff.

Strengthening all four components of health at once is a way to age wisely.

Happy huffin’n’puffin!

Aging is manageable when breathing is huff’n’puff, post #4

Post 131-huff'n'puff flowers This post is a continuation of the information I have been receiving from Spiritual Presence about aging well. Physical exertion is necessary for aging well. The breathing that accompanies physical exertion strengthens the body and prepares it to handle unexpected traumas and illness. There are many types of physical exertion that induce strengthened capabilities. Each person is drawn to different types of physical activity. Most physical activity builds and maintains the physical component of health. Some types of physical activity also affect other components of health—emotional and intellectual. Less often, physical activity affects all the components of health, which includes the spiritual component. Achieving physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual strengthening and balancing through a single type of physical activity is possible through the following exercise that I am going to teach you (as given to me by Spiritual Presence). It is called the huff’n’puff. It’s sort of a marching exercise.

How to do the huff’n’puff

This exercise must be done outside. While doing the exercise, you should look at a flower or flowering plant that is low so that your chin will be held slightly downward. If the plant is too high and your head is held straight forward or higher, then your breathing will not be correct and balance will not be achieved. If there are no flowers, then look at an interesting low plant.

  • Before you start, become aware of the physical and spiritual balance points on your body. One point is located in the middle of the ascending colon and one point is located in the middle of the descending colon. My simple diagram will give you an idea of where they are located:

Post 131-huff'n'puff diagram As you do the exercise, try to physically support these points (basically, that means to suck in your gut. Actually, it’s more than that, but sucking in your gut is a good start.)

  • Stand opposite the flower with your feet comfortably apart, with your chin slightly down and look at the flower.
  • Your feet will be doing a sort of march in place: one leg marches and the other leg kicks forward. You will alternate the marching/kicking whenever you feel like switching leg activity.
  • As you march, your arms will swing energetically as if you are walking at an energetic pace. Every so often you will raise your arms over your head and wave them from side to side. Alternate the two arm motions as you like.
  • The entire time you do this exercise, you focus on the flower, noticing its characteristics.  To add the spiritual dimension to the exercise, while you are looking at the flower, marvel at its wondrousness.
  • Do this exercise for as long as you feel comfortable. Each person is at a different physical activity level.

I will aim to make a video explaining how to do the huff’n’puff.  If my instructions are clear to you, go ahead and try it. I’ve done it and it’s not hard.

Update: Here is the video: https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/05/25/the-huff-n-puff-balancing-cardio-exercise/

Strengthening all four components of health at once is a way to age wisely!

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