Tags: Natural Healing

Nov 2014

Why Make a Solar Body?

By ilchi lee Comment

Having what I call a Solar Body means independence and freedom from self-doubt. To make your body solar, you have to trust your energy’s ability to be charged by the energy of the sun and believe in your body’s capacity to heal itself.

A person who has a Solar Body isn’t dragged along by the rat race, always trying to get more. Accessing the limitless energy of the sun, they feel abundant and secure in their self-worth. From this sense of security, they grow as they naturally develop their passions.

Are you interested in being someone like this? It’s actually your nature. With practice, you can go back to it. It takes meditating regularly to keep your body temperature at its healthiest level. More than that, it involves acting out the inspiration you get from it right away to maintain your passion.

I call someone with a Solar Body who acts for the greater good a Solar Human. The very presence of a Solar Human makes the world brighter; they themselves are bright in body, mind, and spirit.

I did an interview for my film, CHANGE: The Brain and Divinity, about the concepts of Solar Body and Solar Human. Here is a clip from it for you to enjoy.

What do you think about the idea of Solar Humans?

Learn more from a free thirty-minute training video when you get a free account at ChangeYourEnergy.com.

Jan 2016

You are a creative soul. In the purity of nature, your soul can be born anew.

Imagine you hear the sound of the flowing water. Taste it with your whole body.

Release all superfluous thoughts, emotions, and preconceptions. Let the sound of the water carry them away as you feel your brain becoming lighter and brighter.

Entrust everything to the energy. Let the flow of energy take care of it for you. You don't have to try to do anything. You are designed to heal yourself naturally.

July 2016 will herald the release of Ilchi Lee's newest book, Belly Button Healing: Unlocking the Second Brain for a Healthy Life, published by Best Life Media. This succinct paperback solidifies in writing Mr. Lee's latest natural health offering to anyone who wants more vitality, compassion, and connection. Belly Button Healing has a whole host of benefits, the book explains, ranging from better immunity, to pain relief, improved range of motion, relief from constipation, better blood and lymph circulation, and more.

In his ongoing quest to uncover simpler and easier ways to gain total health and inspire people to value themselves and show compassion for others, Ilchi Lee has explained the power of the belly button. What may seem like only a birth scar, Mr. Lee says, is actually a point that connects to major organs, blood vessels, lymph nodes, and even energy channels. By pressing into the belly button gently, you can feel points of tension that may be restricting your movement, circulation, or digestion. Massaging these points removes the acute restriction, while at the same time, relaxes the body and calms the mind--the most beneficial state for rest and repair.

Besides these effects, Belly Button Healing improves mood, purportedly by stimulating the release of "happy hormones" such as serotonin and dopamine, which are produced in abundance in the gut. It also creates a better environment for healthy gut microbes to thrive in the intestines. These microscopic organisms have a symbiotic relationship with the human body. While they make their home in the gut, they provide a healthier intestinal wall, better immunity, and more release of these happy hormones, especially serotonin.

Along with the book, Ilchi Lee has designed a Belly Button Healing Wand called Healing Life. The name reflects Mr. Lee's belief that Belly Button Healing is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy individuals, thinks Mr. Lee, create healthy communities that can ultimately heal all life. The tool is ergonimically designed so that most people can perform Belly Button Healing more consistently and efficiently. Ilchi Lee carved the prototype for the wand himself from the healing bark of a hwangchil tree after seeing a vision of what it should look like.

The Belly Button Healing book is being sold alone at major booksellers, or with the Belly Button Healing Kit, which also includes the Healing Life wand and the Belly Button Healing online course on ChangeYourEnergy.com. The kits are being sold at ChangeYourEnergy.com and at Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Centers throughout the United States. Healing Life itself is also being sold at any location that teaches Ilchi Lee's methods around the world. In-person instruction in Belly Button Healing is also available at these locations.

For more information about Belly Button Healing, visit BellyButtonHealing.com.

Jun 2016

Everywhere I go nowadays, I tell each person I meet about Belly Button Healing. It's an amazing and natural method of self-care that I have been percolating over the past 30 years. It stemmed from my interest in natural healing; my study of abdominal breathing, postures, and correcting spinal alignment; and trials on myself when I did not feel well. Belly Button Healing has effects on the physical body, emotions, mind, and spirit.

The belly button is a point of connection. It started as the spot where the umbilical cord connecting us to our mothers entered our body. Through it, we can nurture ourselves, just as our mothers did before we were born. Through blood vessels, ligaments, nerves, and fascia, the belly button is also connected to the organs in our abdomen, our brains, and ultimately, to the rest of our bodies.

As a major energy point that sits over an energy center, the belly button connects to the body's whole energy system. Stimulating it accumulates warm energy in the energy center, which can open all of the meridians when enough is gathered. Stimulating it also helps us concentrate on our bodies. A warm core and internal awareness lowers our brain waves into a meditative state, offering greater connection to ourselves. This deepened sense of connection expands to include other people, to whom we are connected in a long line of mothers, back to the first one. It also encompasses Mother Earth.

I have great hope for Belly Button Healing, because people can feel marked effects in a short amount of time. This can give them confidence in themselves and their power of self-healing. It can bring them clarity and stronger empathy and compassion.

With the simple act of pressing and massaging the belly button three times a day, I hope millions of people become empowered to create health, happiness, and peace in their own lives and on the earth.

Watch how you do one Belly Button Healing technique:

The belly button represents the beginning of our life, the entry point from which everything we needed to survive and grow in our mother's womb came. Once we're born, I've discovered, it's also a point through which health of body, emotions, mind, and spirit can originate.

By stimulating the navel, you pump the nutrients, toxins, waste, lymph, and blood gathered in your abdomen, causing them to pass through more easily, which helps your systems stay clear and flowing. It also warms your abdomen, which increases immune function, and relaxes muscles and fascia, which calms you and helps you breathe more deeply, sending more oxygen to your body and brain.

Your gut, behind your belly button, produces over ninety percent of the serotonin in your body and about fifty percent of the dopamine. These are two hormones that are responsible for keeping you satisfied and happy, among other things. Problems in the gut are linked to problems in the brain, such as depression, Alzheimer's, autism, and ADHD, due to a close link between the brain and the nervous system in charge of the gut. This system, called the enteric nervous system, is often called the second brain, or gut brain, because of its extensiveness and semi-autonomy from the brain in the head. A healthy gut is important for a happy mood and a healthy brain.

Whether you're stressed, having trouble with digestion, or have problems in your four major joints, because everything is connected to the belly button, I think that practicing Belly button Healing, along with abdominal breathing and Brain Education, can promote health in your body naturally.


Do Belly Button Healing with a Healing Mind

The important thing to remember when doing Belly Button Healing is that it’s not just about using the right technique—it is about having the right mind. You must never get greedy or apply too much pressure. Focus on your belly button and abdomen as you do it, and notice the sensations in your body. That will tell you just the right amount of pressure you need to use.

The method is not as effective if you're just passing time and not paying attention to your body. By listening to your body as you stimulate it, you'll know where you have pain, feel warm or cold, the length and depth of your breath, how relaxed you are, and how well your blood and energy are circulating. With this deeper awareness, you'll also see the changes that result from Belly Button Healing, and gain insight into how to care for your body.

Belly Button Healing is even more effective if you do it with love, gratitude, and a sincere desire to heal. This mindset will further activate your body and brain's mechanisms to heal themselves and attract healing energy to you that will spread throughout your body. You can experience life energy, along with deep stability and peace, as you are connected with the Source of life. 

If you share Belly Button Healing with this sincerity, you'll also be sharing this healing energy. Then a new culture will spread around you, and you will have a Healing Life, Healing Family, Healing Society, Healing Nation, and Healing Earth.


How to Do It

First, you should confirm whether or not you are tense. It's best to do Belly Button Healing when you're sitting or lying down, although you can diagnose your abdominal condition better if you lie down. Pressing the belly button does not produce much stimulation while standing because the abdominal and back muscles are flexed. It's like how getting punched in the gut hurts less if it happens when your abdomen is flexed. If you feel a lot of pain even when you're standing or sitting, you have a problem with your health.

Once you are lying down and relaxed, press your belly button gently with your middle finger or thumb. Do this with clean hands, and press over your clothing or a light towel. At first, press lightly, and try to feel whether or not it hurts. Pain means that you have tension. Pressing lightly is like cooking on low heat. If you feel pain from slight pressure, you are likely to have tense intestines, problems with digestion, little enthusiasm, and/or be impatient.  

If you don't feel pain, push a little more forcefully, on medium heat. Many people say they hurt at this time. People who don't feel pain, even though they press a little forcefully, are healthy. You should never do this on high heat. If you press really forcefully, it will hurt no matter how healthy you may be.

It's important to determine how hard you should press to get a feeling of slight pain. Once you discover this, in addition to pressing downward, press in and toward different directions around your belly button, as if your finger is pressing from the center of a wheel along its spokes.

Wherever you encounter pain, keep pressing gently for several seconds, and then take your hand away. Repeat this for about one minute. If you do that, the pain will gradually decrease. Keep doing Belly Button Healing until you sense that the pain felt at first has subsided.

When you have finished, rub around your belly button clockwise with the palm of your hand, soothing your belly. Spend a minute or two breathing naturally while keep your focused attention on your belly button.


There are also other Belly Button Healing techniques, all of which become more effective when you perform them with Healing Life, a Belly Button Healing wand I designed from a fallen branch of a hwangchil tree in New Zealand.

(Don’t do Belly Button Healing if you are pregnant, have had abdominal surgery and has not yet healed, have intestinal disorders, or have injuries near your navel. It is not recommended for children under seven years of age. Press lightly if have high blood pressure, heart disease, or hardening of the arteries.)


From Your Belly Button to the Earth

Belly Button Healing is a powerful way to revitalize your health while experiencing your deep inner nature. The love and connection that can arise from Belly Button Healing will change your relationship with yourself and with other people. This is a pure love that wishes all beings and the earth are happier and healthier. Looking at the bigger picture, I believe that this is the secret for healing our suffering world. When people with such hearts come together, they will be able to heal society and the Earth.


Jul 2016

Belly Button Blessing

By Ilchi Lee Comment

While doing deep Belly Button Breathing, I had an incredibly great realization concerning life. I got the feeling that I was receiving a supply of life energy through my umbilical cord long ago in my mother's womb. Instead of feeling like I was a separate organism, I got a sense of stability and unity, of being connected with my mother through my belly button.

For me, my belly button is not simply a trace of my birth, but a precious seal and mark, reminding me of my connection with the Source of life, a docking point that I can always use to connect with the Source of life if I bring it to mind.

Every time I feel my belly button, I feel such significance and such gratitude that I have a navel. I'm grateful to be alive, I'm grateful that I'm connected with the incredible life force of the universe, and I have nothing but overwhelming gratitude that I receive the blessings of that life energy.

We all grew on a supply of nutrients received in our mother's womb through our umbilical cord, and then we're born into this world. If we each go back along the line of our umbilical cord, we find that we are ultimately brothers and sisters born of the same primal mother. Though our skin colors may be different, as we look at the certification mark, the seal that is our belly button, we should remember that we are a spiritual family that has come from the same Source of life.

World-renowned gut health expert, Dr. Emeran Mayer, will join Ilchi Lee, the creator of Belly Button Healing and Brain Education, for a lecture hosted by ChangeYourEnergy.com and Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center in Los Angeles, California. The two will discuss the close connection between the brain and the gut at the event, called “Healthy Gut Happy Brain,” and how this connection affects every aspect of our lives, from mood to thoughts to choices to health and more. Participants will also experience Belly Button Healing, a new, simple and holistic gut health technique that takes advantage of and strengthens the gut-brain connection and leads to greater clarity, stamina, and vitality of body, mind, and spirit.

Both speakers have a keen interest in Western and Eastern approaches to health and have applied them in their work. At this lecture, participants will see these approaches interwoven as these experts and bestselling authors with different backgrounds come together.


Ilchi Lee

Ilchi Lee has spent more than three decades developing and teaching many mind-body training and natural healing methods modernized from traditional Korean practices, including Body & Brain Yoga, Brain Education, Brain Wave Vibration, Solar Body Method, and Belly Button Healing. He has systemized these methods and established for-profit and non-profit organizations to research and teach them, including the Korea Institute of Brain Science, the International Brain Education Association (IBREA), the University of Brain Education, and the Global Cyber University. People in countries around the world have taken their health and happiness into their own hands with Ilchi Lee’s methods and have then worked to bring what they’ve gained to their families and communities, especially with the help of other organizations Ilchi Lee has established for the sake of global sustainability and peace, such as the Earth Citizens Organization (ECO).


Dr. Emeran Mayer

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD has had a major role in the development of one of the world’s pre-eminent clinical and research programs in digestive diseases over the past 25 years. He serves as the Executive Director of the G Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and the Co-director of the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center at UCLA, while having joint appointments in the departments of Medicine, Physiology, and Psychiatry there. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, including ones in Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Mayer’s research was the subject of his TED Talk, “The mysterious origins of gut feelings,” his book, The Mind-Gut Connection, and an upcoming PBS Special on gut microbiota brain interactions in the Natural Health Breakthroughs with Brenda Watson series. He has also explored the traditional healing practices of people around the world, including those of Native Americans, Chinese, and Indians, and tried to integrate their wisdom with modern science.

Tickets for this event can be purchased for $30 below through Eventbrite or at any Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi center in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Go to www.bodynbrain.com to find a center.

More information about Belly Button Healing can be found at BellyButtonHealing.com.




Become Certified to Teach Belly Button Healing

By Michela Mangiaracina Comment

Belly Button Healing Artist Training with Ilchi Lee

Find Ilchi Lee at the Belly Button Healing Artist workshop this weekend from September 9th through 11th at Honor's Haven Resort & Spa, where he will help train people seeking to teach his new signature natural self-healing method. The Belly Button Healing Artist program provides certification in Belly Button Healing after experience with 100 clients post-training. Anyone can join the workshop in the beautiful Catskill region of New York by registering at BellyButtonHealingArtist.com.

The core of this retreat are the three essential pillars of comprehensive healing: the three powerhouses of the gut, heart, and brain. Healing artists will learn to connect with their natural intelligence and inner wisdom and become empowered with principles and tools to create a Healthy Gut, Empathetic Heart, and Power Brain for themselves and their clients.

Focus on a healthy gut for overall wellness will be given by Ilchi Lee, while Ilchibuko Todd, president of Tao Fellowship and the director of the Sedona Meditation Center, will provide powerful awakening and healing for an Empathetic Heart and Dave Beal, National Director for Power Brain Education, will reveal principles and practices for having a Power Brain that uses its full potential.

Participants will gain the practice and experience they need to teach Belly Button Healing confidently while enjoying the many amenities Honor's Haven has to offer. The Belly Button Healing Artist program can be helpful for healthcare providers, life coaches, Reiki masters, yoga instructors, and other professionals who use or would like to use alternative therapies in their work. 

Belly Button Healing connects a Western understanding of the body with Eastern principles of energy in a simple self-healing technique that activates the natural healing mechanisms of the body. The practice increases circulation of blood, lymph, energy, hormones, oxygen, and food through the intestines and throughout the body. By doing so, it detoxifies and energizes. Belly Button Healing also fosters relaxation of body and mind by releasing tension from muscles, warming abdominal organs, fostering deeper breathing, and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. By creating ideal energy circulation, the method creates mental clarity and strength of purpose.

In this practice, the belly button is the connection point between all parts of the body, between the body and mind, and between ourselves and others, including our ancestors and the earth itself. In this way, Belly Button Healing is an important tool for wellness of body, mind, and spirit. 

Learn more about Belly Button Healing from Ilchi Lee's book.

Check out this spot for the workshop:

Nov 2016

Oftentimes, an ocean raging with rough waves and storms makes us afraid and uncomfortable. However, from the viewpoint of the Tao, these are all part of a natural process of change and purification. A silent ocean without waves or storms is a dead ocean without any life.

A person who knows the Tao does not fear the waves and storms of the ocean. Flow with the Great Wave of Life created by nature, and burn each and every moment of your life for the value and dream that you believe in. Use all circumstances as an opportunity to awaken, choose, and act.

I suggest actualizing a lifestyle that benefits everyone, including the earth, by circulating positivity and hope. You can do it if you view the world with the eyes of Tao. Then, the energy of change that is sweeping many corners of the globe can become the soil for your dreams.

I dream of a world filled with love for humanity and love for the earth. In my dream, human beings practice Earth Management. We look at the whole earth and manage its resources in a sustainable way that allows all people and other creatures to live healthfully and happily in harmony with nature. This dream can only be achieved through each and every moment of each and every person's life whose consciousness is awake. These people are the hope of the earth and the hope of humanity.

To awaken people's body, mind, and conscience, open their Tao eyes, and empower them to live with positivity and hope, I developed Brain Education, and more recently, Belly Button Healing and its Healing Life wand. Belly Button Healing uses the powerful acupressure point of the belly button to activate and circulate your body's internal energy, maximizing its natural healing ability while clearing any negative emotions and brightening your spirit.

Then, centered in the Tao, with sparking eyes of light and a healthy body of activated internal energy, you can heal your family and community. This world needs this now more than ever.

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