New YouTube Channel

Are you feeling stressed, do you find it hard to sleep, do you enjoy listening to Zen music while meditating, doing yoga? I have always loved listening to calming music while I meditate and while I’m working in my office. I have always used other peoples Videos, So I decided to make a YouTube channel that will have videos and yoga related content.

Well it is finally here. Thank you to my husband who is a genius at doing this type of thing. We will be added more videos as time goes along.

SO HEAD ON OVE HIT THE LIKE BUTTON, AND SUBSCRIBE SO THAT YOU GET NOTIFIED WHEN WE UP LOAD A NEW VIDEO. You do not want to miss out.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Rwivh3wO0exiVDlCKQ58w

I hope you enjoy the videos.

Tonia Aldworth

http://www.staycalmyoga.com

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We Stand Beside You Newsletter

December, 2020


Wow What a Year 2020 Has been. I can not believe that we are finally at the end of this year. It is definitely not over yet. I feel I’m just getting started. How can that be! Let me tell you why. I have so many ideas running around in my head, for how we can all communicate and keep everyone feeling connected. We are all connected by CVS already but I asked myself how can we use our Facebook groups and technology. I came up with the idea of doing Zoom Gatherings. I have spoke to Mike Buhler who is a huge supporter of the group, as well other CVS groups on Facebook and we will be going live once or twice a month to discuss the topics that you are already discussing in the group but this is a way for us to have open talks, speak to others who have had the illness maybe longer than yourself. Are you a parent that has lots of questions? Are you recently diagnosed and you’re not sure what will happen next? These questions can be asked in an open forum like a Zoom Gathering. If you’re not tech savvy that is ok. You can join in using your phone. All you need is to sign up for a zoom account. THIS IS NO COST TO YOU. I will be hosting the zoom and I can have up to 100 participants. You will need to register for these but that is so that we can keep the zoom gathering to who has asked to be in the gathering. We will do our best to accommodate for all time zones as we have people from all over the world. (this is why we will do 2 gathering’s a month) 

What an amazing opportunity it will be to be able to reach out and meet and talk to others in person face to face. ~ as well if you are worried or do not like to be on camera you do not have to turn on your video, we will still be able to hear you and you will be able to participate.

I WILL NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES SO THAT I CAN SEND YOU THE LINK AND YOU CAN REGISTER. Please put the email addresses in the comments or Private Message myself.

I hope to see as many of you as we can. 

I am also ending 2020 with an amazing book that I have published for all of you. This book is a place for you to be able to keep track of SYMPTOMS, WEIGHT, MOODS, MEDICATION, FOOD INTAKE, LIQUID INTAKE, YOU CAN JOURNAL, WRITE NOTES AND COMMENTS AND KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PAIN LEVELS AS WELL.  This book will also be beneficial to you doctors and caregivers. This is something we have all been told to do. Now it’s all in one book. 

This book is available on Amazon. Depending where you are it will direct you to your amazon web page. 

My goal is to get this book into as many hands as I can. As I feel this book is needed by our community of people.

I have also decided to to a monthly Newsletter as the heading says I will be calling it We Stand Beside You 

I was trying to think of a name for the Newsletter and then it hit me, when I made my blog years ago I named it We Stand Beside You, I started that blog when I started the Facebook Group. The light bulb went off. That is a perfect name for the newsletter. 

This Newsletter will come out once a month to anyone who provides me with their email. Private message me or add to the comments.

What Will be in the Newsletter

We will choose a popular MQOTD from that month.

Tips on how to cope with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and it’s symptoms.

How can we become more calm as STRESS is a number one trigger for people. I’m a Certified Yoga Teacher so I will be able to add to this section to help you.

We will talk about how to explain this too others. 

I will also have open questions or polls on facebook groups to add to the newsletter as well.

I will also open the floor to others to suggest topics as well.

Anything that has to do with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and how it affects us all on a daily basis.

How do we keep well when we are feeling good?

I’m excited to end this year with a positive note and begin 2021 on a better note than last year.

I wish you all well and I hope you all have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. I know it is a hard time for many this time of year, but I will leave you with this. 

Our Greatest Weakness lies in giving up ~ Thomas Alva Ediso ~ Never give up.

I wrote this a couple of days ago. 

Staying Positive Every day does not mean you have to be happy all the time. Being positive lets you see another side and that being unhappy doesn’t last forever. The sun will always shine again and clouds and rain do not last forever.

Tonia Aldworth.Administrator of One of the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Facebooks Groups

Author, Writer, Yoga Teacher, Owner of Stay Calm Yoga

http://www.staycalmyoga.com

Have You Ever Wondered What The Top Yoga Symbols Mean

Have you ever wondered what all the symbols mean in YOGA.  Well you are probably not the only one wondering what these all mean and sometimes you will see these symbols tattooed on someones body. I’m going to explain what these symbols mean. So that you have a better understanding of what they are and why we may use them.

OM SYMBOL

Om signifies the universal sound of the cosmos, the first sound of creation, the big bang. It is the sound of the creator, the preserver, and the destroyer. It is the vibration from which all things come into existence and can intensify any intentions or sounds that follow it. As yoga spread to the west, so did this beautiful symbol of universal sound. You have likely seen this symbol thousands of times, from your favorite yoga mat to your local yoga studio.

HAMSA HAND

In many cultures, the hamsa hand is meant to represent the hand of God and serve as protection against evil. This is why you’ll often see an eye at its center, which is meant to watch out for evil coming your way.

Alternatively, the word ‘hamsa’ means five fingers. In some ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts, it has been defined as the symbol of free-flowing life force or prana thus bringing harmony between the chakras and the 5 senses.

LOTUS FLOWER

Another popular symbol you may have seen floating around yoga studios, yoga mats, is the lotus flower. The lotus as itself stands as a symbol of awakening the human mind to the divine within us, but there are many types of lotus flowers, the pink lotus flower, and the purple lotus flower being the most common.

The pink lotus flower signifies purity and devotion. The purple lotus flower signifies enlightenment and unity with the Brahman (universe). This flower symbol is still seen in some ancient places in India to depict the victory of the mind over the physical

MANDALA

Mandala loosely translates to ‘circle’ in the Sanskrit language. The outer circles represent the universe as a whole and the squares you find on the inside represent earthly levels of reality. Together, they are meant to symbolize our oneness with the universe. With each layer, we see another level of existence. It’s a beautiful representation of how we are a part of a large system that is both complex and beautiful.

BUDDHA

The word Buddha means ‘the awakened one’ and refers to Gautam Buddha’s stories, most of which have been immortalized in many texts. He was a prince that left his life in society to begin a deep and introspective journey into finding a way to end suffering. After many years, he came to realize that happiness (aka the lack of suffering) can be achieved through the Eightfold Path. Now, practicing Buddhists use his teaching to reduce suffering in their lives and live happily

CHAKRAS

A Chakra is a spiritual power within the human body, of which there are seven. Each chakra is housed in a different area of the body and governs a unique spiritual power in your life. Depending on your life experiences, your yoga and meditation practice, and your current dedication to clearing your chakras, blockages can occur in one or several of your chakras. A blockage can manifest in a messy way, which is why Reiki healing and yoga have been such healing practices for people for centuries.

EVIL EYE

This symbol you often see on malas or the hamsa hand is known for bringing luck and protection from ‘jealous eye’. This belief is still prevalent in many places. The Native American culture calls it the ‘death-dealing’ evil eye and the Indians call it ‘buri nazar’

OK HAND MUDRAS

 Mudras are part of Hindu and Buddhist teachings. Practicing mudras help us to experience oneness with the ‘brahman’. Mudras are so important in a yoga practice that there is an entire tangent of yoga called ‘Mudra Yoga’. The Ok hand symbol is one of the most common gestures, called ‘chin mudra’, is meant to produce joy and happiness.

108 MALA BEAD NECKLACE.

This sacred number is repeated throughout nature and is viewed as a bizarrely meaningful number in our existence. The distance between the earth and the sun is 108 times the diameter of the earth. The prehistoric monument Stonehenge is 108 feet in diameter. Old Buddhist monks have spoken about seeing the number in their dreams and have passed on the sacred knowledge to future monks – this is why the sacred Buddhist mantra is still chanted 108 times for healing energy imbalances and why malas usually have 108 beads.

I hope this article helps you understand some of the Yoga Symbolisms and why they mean so much to the Yoga Practice.