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Our day-to-day routine can get hectic, don’t you agree? Yes, is the answer I hear so often when I meet yoga practitioners, working parents and mothers-to-be.  We lack sleep, time to ourselves or just a quiet moment to collect our thoughts.  And we may be thinking about the many new therapies offered today to counter the stresses of our modern lifestyle.  In this article, we’ll take a look at Scalar energy therapy and how it may help us.

The Energy Around Us

We know very well that energy is emitted in the environment we’re in.  Some of these fields are called electromagnetic fields and electric fields.  These exist when we walk, sit in the office or even as read this article on your mobile device.  

Research shows that some energy heals and relaxes us. 

Have you tried being in a state of meditation?

Sit down on a chair or in cross-legged position on the floor, and close your eyes.  Take five deep breaths and let the relaxing waves engulf you, calming your mind and body.  Your yoga teacher would have already encouraged you to do this often to tap into this soothing energy.

Why?  Because deep breathing helps to calm to your nervous system (Sympathetic Nervous System or SNS) and balance to the adrenal system.

Our SNS is constantly on the go due our culture that prizes excitement, aggressiveness and high-stressed paces at the office or even at home.  We know that long-term effects of stress is not good for the human body.  What more for expectant mothers and their babies.

Remain stress-free

Clinical neuropsychologist Dr Susan Andrews writes about stress, particularly for pregnant women, about how it is damaging if it does not let up.  She said constant stress could alter the body’s stress management system, causing it to overreact and trigger an inflammatory response.

“Inflammation, in turn, has been linked to poorer pregnancy health and developmental problems in babies down the road.

“Chronic stress may also contribute to subtle differences in brain development that might lead to behavioural issues as the baby grows,” she writes in her book, Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms. 

So to counter those effects, we’ll want to engage our second nervous system, the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) designed to help us rest and digest.

Research notes that we need to switch on our healing system (PNS) when we go to bed at night so we can rest and repair ourselves.  But if our bodies continue to be stressed and active in the SNS mode, natural healing may not be effective.

Our brain waves travel from one system to the next, and at times there is lack of movement from the SNS to the PNS, due to our modern fast-paced lifestyle.

Therapies like Scalar Energy

Being in meditation,  sound bathing sessions, reiki therapy and even yoga are often encouraged by therapists and medical practitioners.  Health experts tell us frequently to let our brains rest so it can shift into the PNS mode and reap the healing that our body craves and needs.

Scalar energy may be an option for our bodies to achieve this goal and benefit from a deeper state of relaxation when the body is allowed to heal.   

Known also as non-linear waves, Tesla waves and zero-point energy, as well as “chi”, Scalar was discovered by Scottish Mathematician James Clerk Maxwell in the 1800s, but it took innovator Nikola Tesla to demonstrate the existence of Scalar energy nearly a half a century later.

When two electromagnetic waves come together from opposite converging vectors it creates Scalar energy.  When they meet, the equal frequencies cancel each other out, leaving a stationary energy field. For science buffs, Scalar is a spectrum of energy between the frequencies of 7 to 13 Hz.

This energy field neutralises chaotic incoming signals from the environment and from our  negative thoughts, allowing our cells to self-heal. It also encourages the release of ubiquitin, a form of protein that repairs DNA damage. 

Is it good for you?

As with any therapy, we’ll take a look at some of the research out there.

First, neuroscientists found a correlation between an increase of alpha brain waves with the reduction of depressive symptoms and boost in creative thinking.

They found that it creates an environment that allows the brain to shift from beta, to alpha and other lower brain waves, allowing the brain to rest and heal.  

Other studies point to the experiences of being in a room with Scalar energy helping to reduce inflammation and slow down aging process .

And in cancer research, some experts found that the ability for Scalar energy to raise the energy potential (transmembrane) of cells, making them stronger to prevent the spread of cancer and helps in healing.

Scalar Energy Therapy

Scalar energy therapy involves placing a  generator in a common living space or yoga room.  The devices emits the energy.

My colleagues who are fitness trainers have experienced Scalar energy therapy with differing but positive testimonials.  

Some found that they felt more relaxed in the Scalar therapy room, while others fell into deep sleep. I found that the therapy energised me, leaving me refreshed for my next invigorating yoga class.

We spoke to 20-year-old expectant mother Hannah Schmidt from Canada who tried the therapy.  She told us this: “I felt a little sick in the first day being near this scalar generator, much like what happens when I go from a hotel room to out into the middle of nature and feel sick from the sudden drop in EMF radiation.

“Soon, I felt comfortable and relaxed. No alarms in my head urging me to escape from the energy in the room, which I’ve had to ignore all my life.

“I used to have to go outside to centre myself back into the earth — especially while I’m fighting a headache, or dull pain. I’m pregnant, so my sensitivity to danger is heightened at this time, but I feel safe with the Scalar generator next to me.  I feel that it is very positive for my baby’s development.”

There is still much discussion about therapies like Scalar energy. So do go over the research and talk to a medical professional before embarking on any sort of treatment.

 

Editor’s note: This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professionals prior to treatment.


Sleep Yoga for ladies: Relax and heal in Zazen Scalar Lounge @Fitology Bangsar

Fitology Bangsar and makchic are proud to host a women-only sleep yoga session at Malaysia’s first Scalar energy lounge.
Scalar energy is a safe and non-invasive therapy that promotes healing and relaxation at the deepest state, helping with insomnia and reducing anxiety, inflammation as well as stress.
Feel the tension melt away in this relaxing yoga class. Our instructors will guide you through basic yoga poses, meditative postures and breathing techniques.
It comprises of a 90-minute session of gentle postures to encourage your body and mind to relax with the assistance of Scalar energy.  Yoga poses and breathing practice will be done under the guidance of our experienced trainers along with the support of blocks and pillows, ensuring complete comfort for you.
If you are looking for a stress-free space to unwind into a deep state of relaxation, this session is for you.

 

Instructors:
Susan Tam and Joanna Audrey are qualified yoga trainers, with a Hatha Yoga certification from the Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors. Their combined yoga practice of 20 years provides students a safe space to deepen their relaxation, improve flexibility and overall well-being.

 

Interested to join us?
Book your space now at 03 2201 4311 or email [email protected] Limited spaces available.
Fee: RM60 per person.  Six spaces available at each session.
Date: July 28 (Saturday)
Session A at 2pm
Session B at 4pm
Venue: 9, Jalan Riong, Off Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Flipping the word “stressed” to “desserts” is an action we’d like to make happen in real life. Imagine each time we feel tense, you transform that feeling into your favourite dessert to help ease that stressed moment. How magical is that! But, we know there are other practical (and real!) methods to unwind and release stress.  So here are a few alternative yoga and therapeutic solutions to help you relax.

Getting into the fish pose

At first glance, this position may look intimidating but we assure you it is easy to get into. Firstly, lie on a comfortable mat. Place your elbows next to the body as support, allowing you to lift the chest and head off the mat. From here allow your head to “drop” back slightly so the top of the head touches the mat, as if you are exposing your neck. So that means your chest, neck and head are lifted of the mat. Keep your elbows to the side, or as an option, raise them up like in the photo. Take five deep breathes here. Once ready to release, elbows back on the mat, lift the head up and rest the back of the head on the mat. The fish pose, opens up the lungs for more oxygen intake with deep breath that will do you good. The neck position also counters all the slouching we do when breastfeed our babies or use devices and computers. Doing this once a week after helps relax the infamous ‘text neck’ and relieve pain in the back of the neck.

 

Reversing the namaskar

We know that our neck and shoulders have to bear the weight of our daily habits, be it hunched over the steering wheel or over the workstation to meet out deadlines. Mums also suffer from the strains of carrying or wearing their babies or kids. Joanna shows you how you can relieve that tightness in the shoulders and also help alleviate strain in the wrists. You can do this pose standing or sitting on a chair. Allow your arms to relax and bring them behind you. Holding your forearms first you allow your shoulders and chest to open. If this feels good, just remain here. If you’d like to open the shoulders more, turn the palms to face each other. Push the palms together and stay for five deep breathes. Release when you’re ready.

 

Full lotus on your back

Lying down positions are our favourite way to destress. That’s a no brainer! In this position, lie down comforably on your back and cross your legs like you would when you sit in sukasana position. If you’d like to get a locked position on the legs as shown here, you can bring the right foot closer to the left hip, and left foot over the right. This gets you into what we call the lotus position or padmasana. Keep your arms away from the body, with your palms facing up to rest your wrists too. Close your eyes, relax and take five deep breaths.

 

Yoga poses in scalar energy

I had the chance to check out a new therapy using scalar energy in a specially designed room where this energy field is created.  A scalar field is a zero-point energy field that helps counteract and remove negative impacts from electromagnetic fields to help rejuvenate the body. We know our devices, from smartphones to WiFi facilities, constantly emit EMF, which may cause some imbalances in our sleeping patterns or behaviours. I tried the scalar energy room after reading about how it encourages deep sleep. At the same time my colleagues at Fitology shared that they were able to rest better after using this therapy. This room has several devices about two feet high that emits the scalar energy.

When I was in the room I felt no discomfort and felt the frequencies from the devices.  After an hour, the therapy left me feeling refreshed and energised for my next yoga class.   Zazen Health Solutions’ Head of International Business Development and Marketing Yasotha Krishna  tells me that this technology is non-invasive, safe for all, including expecting mothers. The therapy aims to balance the body and provide deep rest we all need. Here’s a look at the space in Fitology with mother-to-be Jasmeen performing the sukasana pose.  You can perform any yoga pose in the scalar room and learn about other easy and relaxing poses here.

When you meet the Lims, they appear to be an ordinary couple. Getting to know them, however, allows you to see their extraordinary parenting skills.

The parents of Branden and Jaden give you little indication that their lives are slightly different from the average family. Edmund Lim and Yap Sook Yee first discovered spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) when their youngest, Branden was diagnosed at 13 months.

SMA is a rare genetic neuromuscular disease and impacts the nerves controlling respiration and movement. Branden, now seven years old, needs support to sit and stand, and constant medical care.

The Lims constantly endure the challenges of this rare disease that may severely affect Branden’s development.  They have constant hospital visits and long waiting hours for treatment.

Energised by smiling


But the Lims remain unfazed. How do they do it?

They find that the simple act of smiling gives them energy to care for their two sons, and do more. They run their homegrown movement weCAREjourney, a non-profit organisation set up to educate others about SMA and rare diseases.

The couple uses the acronym SMILE as a motivator to charge them up. “S stands for support, M is to move on, I to interact, L is Live and E to empower,” explains 44-year-old Lim.

The journey of the Lims

Three years ago, they set up weCAREjourney as a portal.  The site was modelled on travel rating site TripAdvisor. The intention was to offer a directory of disabled and therapy facilities rated by the community. This was to allow caregivers and families easy access to such services.

“We then wanted these users to offer reviews and recommendations, turning the site into a central information exchange where both therapists and families could be matched accurately,” Lim said.

But through trial and error, they found that the site was not effective. Many parents and caregivers preferred to use WhatsApp instead. “That made us rethink of our strategies, and using a four-pillar approach and the acronym CARE, we thought about new campaigns and events to continue  our work,” Lim said.

Caring for others

C stood for care and connect, A is for Awareness, R is for rehabilitation and E to empower and educate.

“One of the ideas that came out of this approach is to create Joe and Bib, two characters that people could identify with easily,” shared 43-year-old Yap. Joe and Bib are stuffed toys.  Joe is a rabbit, needing support of a bear called Bib, and is pictured being pushed around in a wheelbarrow.

These characters reflect the values of teamwork, friendship and support. Traits that the Lims as parents want to inculcate in their two sons and the communities they work with. The toys are made by refugees and sold at RM120 as a way to sustain weCAREjourney.

Painting positively

We find that the Lims are a “power couple” of sorts.  They are constantly powering on to devise ideas and programmes to educate and empower other families facing similar obstacles.

As an example, they turn Branden’s painting therapy into a vehicle to market weCAREjourney.  Branden’s artwork is a regular feature of their campaigns.

Another example – they run demonstrations of cough assist machines for poor families. These machines assist SMA patients with weak muscular systems by helping them breath better and expel phlegm or liquid from their lungs to prevent infection.

The Lims also work on ways to introduce more clinical trials and SMA approved drugs to the community. They collaborate with policymakers and the medical community, through their work with the Asian Rare Disease Network.

The Lims plan to run a sibling themed programme in the future. They want to set the right examples for Branden and Jaden.  “We know that sometimes siblings in families with a special child may get overlooked,” Lim says.

So, amidst all the work that they do, the Lims constantly remind themselves to stay close as a family.

 

Do you know of parents or groups out there doing great work to help children and families? Drop us a line at [email protected] if you think there are unsung heroes out there that should be featured.