Reishi Mushroom: The Elixir of Immortality

Lingzhi or ReishiReishi mushroom is also known as Ganoderma Lucidum, it is one of the most ancient organic and natural mushrooms made use of in todays medicine. It has been used for 100’s of years in China as it has been thought to aid people with a large selection of medical conditions. As the mushroom was scarce and highly-priced treatments were reserved for royalty. Through technological advancements growing Reishi Mushrooms has now turn out to be a actuality thus decreasing the cost of this mushroom making it available to the everyday man or woman.

The Reishi mushroom is considered to enhance the body’s immune system and aid in rehabilitating the immune system if needed. While some of todays traditional western medicine basically don’t work as well after a time period with Reishi Mushroom the entire body nerves seem to fully get used to the effects that is has , thus promoting a more robust immune system.

Pipa // Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
Pipa // Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) (Photo credit: Valter Jacinto | Portugal)

People who have allergies may find some relief when using Reishi Mushroom. In addition people who suffer from simple mental problems such as stress, concentration problems, fatigue and sleep deprivation have also found the mushroom to be of tremendous aid.

Reishi Mushroom has also been known to prevent health problems that may lead to more serious problems such as heart attack or other heart conditions. It is claimed that it can also help people with liver disorders, blood circulation , lung disorders and even help with symptoms of HIV.

The Reishi Mushroom also is known to have wonderful effects on the skin as it helps to increase the delivery of nutrients to the skin. It may also help control acne and minimize fine lines and age spots which can only make you look younger!

Pipa // Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
Pipa // Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) (Photo credit: Valter Jacinto | Portugal)

As with all types of treatment one should always consult with the medical practitioner before starting any type of therapy, we suggest you check with your doctor should you want to try alternative remedies.

Reishi Mushroom is also known as the “elixir of immortality” because of its advantageous properties on the body. It is also known as the “King of Adaptogens” with its ability to improve the immune system, stamina, and circulatory system.

Mushroom of Longevity in Changdeokgung
Mushroom of Longevity in Changdeokgung (Photo credit: Nathan (Mushroom Nathan))

Reishi Mushroom is known to help restore the organs natural functions. People who take Reishi Mushroom have been known to improve mental clarity, skin, and overall body functioning. This can be taken for short and long term benefits. Not only does it restore the body’s overall vitality like Ginseng, but it also has a “fountain of youth” effect for those who take this supplement on going.


Yoga to Decrease Anxiety

Yoga Class at a Gym
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Yoga offers many possibilities for those who are anxious.


The practice of yoga itself is a stress and anxiety reducer. Here are a few tips on what you can include in your anti-anxiety yoga practice.

Pranyama (Breathing): Proper breathing can sometimes be the key to reducing anxiety and panic. Practice breathing in through your nose, allowing the air to first fill your belly, diaphragm and then chest. Slowly breath out through your nose, letting air out slowly.

Forward Bend Sitting or standing, restores elasticity of spine, stretches the ligaments, the legs and the hamstrings. Aids in the circulation of blood towards the brain.

Triangle Pose Laterally stretches the spine, tones spinal nerves, helps in the proper functioning of the digestive system. Makes the body feel lighter.

Child Pose Stretches the upper body, releases pressure in the upper back, stretches and strengthens the legs, massages the internal organs, helps you breathe easily and clears the mind

Corpse Pose The Corpse Yoga Pose or Savasana is the classic relaxation yoga pose, practiced before each, between asanas and in Final Relaxation.

Simple Meditation Technique This meditation process is good to induce relaxation response and promotes a peaceful and relaxed mind. Try it at the end of your practice, either in corpse pose or seated, with a straight spine. Close your eyes. Practice guided imagery at first, or use a mantra, or a word or words repeated over slowly in your mind to bring focus. Another simple technique for meditation is to focus on your diaphragmatic breathing and count your breaths. If thoughts pop into your head, don’t let, just let them pass. If feelings come up, notice them, and let them pass. Don’t be judgmental or hard on yourself!



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