RELAXATION Unless you
are able to "let go" and relax, all the extra supplements will do you
no good. Tension is tiredness. Relaxation is youthfulness. Or
you might say: tension is ugliness, relaxation is beauty. Relax your body
and it will serve you better, no matter what your age or figure.
Here is one way to unwind and learn the art of relaxation:
Lie comfortably on a couch or bed. Try to be alone or have complete
quiet. Make believe you are floating on a cloud, or anything that helps
you let go and you feel loose and free. Now start with the feet.
Turn each foot a few times to loosen it up. Now relax the calves and
thighs. Flex them a few times or shake each leg a bit--then let your legs
lie heavy. Think of your legs as utterly relaxed--no tension. Take a
few deep breaths and exhale slowly. Now tense you arms; stretch
them--tense your fingers, spread them apart. Make tight and hard
fists. Now relax the muscles of your hands and arms, and let them drop
heavily by your sides. Now comes the neck---sooooo much tension.
Roll your head from side to side a few times then let it sink deep into the
pillow. The eyes are next--squeeze the eyes a few times, then open and close
them a few times lightly, loosely. If the eyelids quiver, you are still
tense and nervous. Let go and breathe calmly until the eyes don't quiver
and flutter. Let go of all tightness and tension . This only takes
about 5 to 10 minutes....and you can take more time...take a nap after. Do
it before going to sleep. Take the time from your busy schedule. You
will be more valuable in your work and in your family and to your
THE SLANT BOARD You lie with
your feet elevated about 12 inches. In the slant position, the spine
straightens out and the back flattens itself. You receive a natural face
and neck lift and your inner organs go into their proper alignment. The
feet and legs release accumulated congestions in the blood stream and
tissues and help to reduce swollen limbs. Sagging abdominal muscles get a
lift, and blood flows to the complexion, hair and scalp. Take the beauty
slant for fifteen minutes, twice a day.
THE STOMACH LIFT Draw your stomach in and
up, farther, on the count of two. On the count of three , you draw it in close
to your spine. Don't stop breathing. Try to hold this position to
the count of ten. Then relax. Do as often and wherever you happen to
be. One maximum contraction, performed once a day, makes the muscle 6
percent stronger in one week. 66 percent stronger in 11 weeks according to
EYE EXERCISE These simple eye drills
will improve the looks and function of the eyes. First: turn your head
from side to side as if saying "no". Do this ten times.
Second: Hold a pencil about ten inches away from your eyes, then look into the
distance. Do this ten time
HERBAL FACIAL SAUNA At the drugstore
or health food store buy a box of Swiss Kriss herbs. Fill a 2-quart pot
with water and bring to a boil. Add one tablespoon of the herbs and place
on a table. Protect your hair with a plastic cap. Cover your head
with a large bath towel and put your face over the pot and do not let the
steam escape. Let the steam go right into your face keeping it comfortable
for three minutes and later increase it to five minutes. Put on a
timer. Your face will perspire and loosen stale make-up, rancid oils,
blackheads, and every bit of dirt in just a few minutes. Your pores will
be wide open, so close them by rinsing with cold water about six splashes.
BROWN SPOTS Rub a few drops of castor oil
into the brown pigmentation daily and many brown spots may gradually disappear.