The Fountain of Youth & Your Hormones

Everyone has heard of the mythical "Fountain of Youth", but very few realize that it actually does exist. And even fewer realize that it exists inside every one of us. Yes, it's there right within you, just waiting to be activated !!

Juan Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer sailed around the Florida coast in search of the legendary "Fountain of Youth" .....the secret to being young again forever. That was five hundred years ago, more or less. Since then modern day 'explorers', in the form of researchers, have been continuing the quest for the secrets to attain eternal youth

These researchers have discovered that at the core of the fountain of youth is the body's hormonal or neuro endocrine system, the collective name assigned to the glands and organs that manufacture hormones within our bodies.

Aging is a process that happens to all of us. Usually around thirty to thirty-five years of age, we begin to notice the first telltale signs of aging, the strands of gray hair, the deepening of expression lines (the pre-cursor to wrinkles), the slight sagging of facial features, the gradual loss of skin elasticity as collagen formation declines. As the years roll by, this aging process continues inexorably - stiffer joints, dimmer vision, loss of taste buds, gray hair, less libido!

As we see the same thing happening to our friends and family we accept it as natural and inevitable. We start to accept our declining faculties as being nature's way, and start thinking of oourselves as old.The change in mental perspective further accelerates the process. And, as we look in the mirror, year after year, we gradually begin to look, feel and act progressively older, our mindset reflecting our mirror image.

Today, technology and medical advances have made it possible to live much longer, leading to an aging of the population - there are many more 'seniors' in our society than ever before. In fact, average longevity has gone up all over the world since the beginning of the 20th century. In the U.S longevity has increased by as much as 25 years.

However, regrettably, the factor that has not changed is the number of years one has to live with age-related disability. It is still an average of ten years for most of us. Can we minimize, or eliminate completely this period of decrepitude from our lives? There is no question that each one of us, man and woman, would like to live our sixties, seventies and eighties with looks, health and vitality intact. Nor do we like the idea of losing any of our faculties or senses.

The fountain of youth was seen to be the answer, making it a life or death (literally) quest since time immemorial.....Juan Ponce de Leon et al....and it remains as important today. People stop at nothing in their attempts to combat aging, and to drink from the fountain of youth. So much so, that it has become somewhat of a chimera. There are diets designed to combat and reverse aging, cardio-vascular exercises do the same, the brain is kept young by 'challenging' it, viagra promises peak sexual performance, HRT promises relief from pre and post menopausal problems, cosmetic companies produce moisturizers and creams to build collagen,....one can go on and on!!!

In varying degrees, they all work! But think about HOW they work!

Diets and cardio-vascular exercises work by regulating the body's consumption of energy. Known as metabolism, it is a complex interaction of chemical conversions that take place continually in order to generate energy and keep the body at optimum level. Control of the entire process lies in the hormonal (neuroendocrine) system.

The challenge element perks up secretions of the hormone adrenaline...the body's age-old response to any form of stress or threat is production of higher doses. The skin is kept hydrated by secretions of oil and sweat-producing hormones, and the entire process of sexuality and reproduction is hormone-induced, and starts from the hormonal (neuroendocrine) system.

And so, through course of diets, exercises, creams and supplements you manage to keep your body and mind in peak condition. What happens when you get a bout of the 'flu'? Without the help of the thymus and your immune system your body may just pack it in !!

The hormonal system has a finger in every pie! Does the concept seem rather esoteric? Do you think I am overplaying the role of the endocrine glands?

Consider the facts. Sift through reports on the most current research going on in this field.

Much of the anti-aging experimentation being conducted in various laboratories around the world, is connected with ingestion of hormonal supplements. HGH (human growth hormone) and DHEA, both popular experimental therapies being used at present, are nothing but hormones. And without a doubt they produce benefits, even though it is probably too early to determine if they produce any their attendant side effects.

Then again there is much research connected to the use of release factors or 'releasers', whereby, instead of ingesting supplements, one would ingest releasers, which would activate the glands into releasing hormones. Such experiments are still at an early stage, and not much is known about the attendant side effects, if any.

In fact, this very principle of hormonal flow seems to have been known to the Himalayan people in ancient times, and forms the basis of the Tibetan yoga rejuvenation and anti aging technique.

They seem to have way ahead of us in their knowledge. They knew, 4000 years ago, how to push the button that would cause the body to produce its own natural releasers, rather than rely on artificial synthetic ones. This, then, is the knowledge made public by the Tibetan rejuvenation yoga technique.

Jay Chatterjee, a Chartered Accountant and ex-Corporate Banker, lives in Canada. Roshmi Raychaudhuri is a business-woman living in India. Their eclectic health newsletter "To Your Health, Letter", reflects their passionate interest in natural health therapies and carries the latest natural health information. While visiting the Himalayan foothills they came across an ancient anti aging yoga, a rejuvenation system based on stimulation of the hormonal glands, and started their website to share this knowledge and provide practical and incisive anti aging and health information. Subscribe to their F.ree 6-part Anti aging & Health Course, "The Road Map to the Fountain of Youth", at: http://www.youngagainforever.com/1.html

In The News:


Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley will teach a class in DC
Washington Post
So the Nashville, Tenn., resident got teacher training and developed Curvy Yoga (curvyyoga.com). Since 2010, Guest-Jelley has certified 158 instructors worldwide — including one in D.C. and two in Alexandria — in her hatha-based body-positive yoga ...


Om Street Yoga Brings Peace To LaSalle Street
Hartford Courant
WEST HARTFORD — Instead of the usual Saturday morning bustle on LaSalle Street in West Hartford Center, there was peace. People with their purple, orange and blue yoga mats lined the street instead of parked cars. Instead of horns and squeaky brakes, ...


Why yoga could help you thrive at work
New York Post
Josh Schuster is sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat with his eyes closed and his hands placed gently on his knees. Ever so slowly, the 30-year-old Greenwich Village resident takes a deep breath, rises and contorts himself into a downward dog position.


Oregon nursery offers yoga classes for farmworkers
Capital Press
But Vasquez has an advantage: He works at Blooming Nursery in Cornelius, where owner Grace Dinsdale converted her first commercial greenhouse into a yoga studio around four years ago. Inside, the ground once covered in hundreds of seedlings is now ...

and more »

Firefly Yoga Studio to go on the road; Satya Moon Yoga to open in its place
Kansas.com (blog)
“I have decided to sell the studio space to my lead instructor,” Head says of Katerina Gavin. “It'll be a really smooth transition.” Gavin is renaming the studio, which is in the Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock Road, Satya Moon Yoga. That loosely ...


5 Office Yoga Poses (That Won't Freak Out Your Coworkers)
Huffington Post
It's no surprise that sitting at a desk all day is not good for our health. So instead of feeling fidgety with discomfort, try these five yoga poses for a midday feel good stretch that will leave you tension-free and energized. Not to mention your co ...


CSU research quantifies benefits of Bikram hot yoga
The Coloradoan
In May, he presented findings from his recent research study, commissioned by the Bikram Yoga College of India. The study was the first to quantify the amount of calories burned during one Bikram session, tracking the metabolic rate of 19 practitioners.


Heritage Newspapers

Ann Arbor yoga studio to hold fundraising class to benefit Dawn Farm
Heritage Newspapers
“We're just thrilled to be the recipient of Bikram Yoga Ann Arbor West's fundraising series,” said Dawn Farm President Jim Balmer. “We treat lots of people who have no other place to go and this fundraising allows us to take more addicts and alcoholics ...

and more »

Trendy barre workout combines ballet, Pilates, yoga
Atlanta Journal Constitution
There is no shortage of ballet, yoga and Pilates studios offering classes in most metropolitan regions including Atlanta. But now, barre studios are appearing, advertising a trendy new type of workout that combines the grace of ballet, the core ...


9NEWS.com

Yoga classes for kids with special needs
9NEWS.com
BOULDER - Pop.Earth, a New York-based nonprofit, provided free or low-cost holistic services to children and young adults on the autism spectrum, as well as those with developmental disabilities. They held their first out-of-state yoga class in ...

Google News

Yogic Way of Controlling of Thoughts

As described in my earlier article... thoughts in the mind... Read More

Will Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

I suppose it was only a matter of time before... Read More

Secrets of Teaching Yoga

What you are about to read applies to teaching, in... Read More

Hot Yoga - Bikrams Twenty Six

Even though the world population has shifted from mainly rural... Read More

Yoga and Low Carb Diets

Yoga is an ancient system of movement designed to generate... Read More

Some Tantric Exercises to Increase General Well-Being and Sexual Abilities

A healthy anal and genital area is of great importance... Read More

Yoga is Self Improvement

After five thousand years of written documentation, Yoga may well... Read More

What is Self Mastery? ? Part 3

The next large component of self-mastery is mental health, and... Read More

Yoga and True Self

The great sage Patanjali in his work Yogasutra codified all... Read More

Yoga is a Safe Solution to Weight Control

One more study tells the world, that Yoga can help... Read More

Yoga and Weight Training ? Never the Twain Shall Meet?

Yoga has become part of Western fitness training techniques. However,... Read More

Yoga Your Way To A Happy Vacation

Yoga Your Way To A Happy VacationThere have been many... Read More

Positive Energy

Cultivating positive energy: Most of us who study Yoga have... Read More

Yoga Clothes for Comfort, Functionality ? and Lets Not Leave Out Fun!

Yoga clothes should be comfortable and functional. They should allow... Read More

Which Type of Yoga is the Right Choice for You?

You finally made the decision to practice yoga, but which... Read More

Basic Yoga Poses (Asanas)

In most forms of Yoga there are three components to... Read More

Using Yoga to Manage ADD

Exercise is a powerful tool for ADD management. Medical professionals... Read More

Yoga is Unity

Experienced Yoga practitioners often feel discouraged when a naturally gifted... Read More

Eating Wisely and Weight Loss

Please bear in mind that I am not a dietician,... Read More

Yoga and Pregnancy

Every woman wants to have a healthy baby. Yogic practices,... Read More

The Benefit of Pilates

Pilates can benefit your overall health and sense of well-being... Read More

Yoga - The Solution for Insomnia

At one time, or another, all of us have experienced... Read More

What is Self Mastery? - Part 2

To continue with our overview of the physical component of... Read More

Ayurveda and Yoga, Ancient Sister Sciences

Ayurveda and yoga are sister sciences that have been united... Read More

Yoga for PMS

Most women experience PMS symptoms at different points of their... Read More