Solar Energy is Clean, Renewable and Sustainable

Solar energy is a green alternative for existing non renewable fossil fuel energy. The sun´s power is a green energy source because it is a renewable and it does not cause any harm to the environment. This is achieved by converting the sun’s rays into electricity with the help of solar cells.

There are three basic approaches how we can use this form of green energy source namely passive, active and by using photo-voltaic cells.

1. When we refer to passive solar energy, nothing is converted. What happens is the building’s design helps avoid heat loss and gets the most out of day lighting.

Such a technique can also be used in homes because studies have shown that this can reduce the heating requirements by as much as 80% with minimal cost. This means you don’t have to turn on the air condition or heater that often and if everyone does that, we don’t consume that much electricity which we get from non-renewable resources.

2. The second approach which is active solar energy is the first way of converting sunlight into heat. You should know that there are certain limits to this one and all it can do is make sure you have hot water.

3. The third approach is the big scale version and it can power an office or an entire home. This is done with the help of solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity. The smallest ones around can be seen in calculators and watches with large ones planted over huge acres of land.

The only limitation to this green energy source is the fact that it can only generate 100% power when the weather is good and the sun is out. On a cloudy or rainy day, the average solar panel will produce only in between 10-25% of their rated capacity. When this happens, the auxiliary system can be turned on until the weather improves.

Despite that, scientists and students themselves have made solar powered cars. NASA or the National Aeronautical Space Administration has sent satellites into space that are powered by solar panels. A fully functional airport can function on its own thanks to solar power even if it is situated in the middle of the frozen desert.

A quick video on how solar energy works and what goes on inside a solar panel:

So people can see the awesome power of solar energy, did you know a kilowatt of solar energy can produce 5.5 hours of electricity per day. If you have more solar cells in place, naturally you will be able to produce enough power to last several days.

Solar energy is just one form of green energy source around. Through the years, we have learned to tap other resources and these examples include wind power, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity and biogas. These are all safe and by using these more often, we don’t need to depend on oil and other non-renewable resources.

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Improve Your Health With Tai Chi Exercises

Tai Chi exercises at sunset

What is Tai Chi? In simple words it is an ancient Chinese practice utilizes slow, consistent and flowing movements to stretch and strengthen various muscles in your body.  

Tai Chi exercises will promote an overall sense of well-being.

It’s based on the knowledge that a person can control certain aspects of their body to help promote inner healing - both mentally and physically. Tai Chi moves are designed to stretch and strengthen your muscles and bones.

By performing special Tai Chi exercises within the program, you can tighten up loose muscles and alternatively, loosen up muscles that are too tight!  Your muscles are then strengthened to allow for more endurance, which helps prevent any injuries.

If you suffer from some pain in the joint areas, you can use Tai Chi exercise to increase your range of motion within those joints, diminishing some of the pain.  Your muscles become more flexible and can endure more activity.

If balance becomes a problem for you, use the Tai Chi workout that is designed to train your body to work from its center to provide stability for your body at all times. It will strengthen your core more each time you practice it.

Balance within your mind can also be achieved through the use of Tai Chi. When you succumb to stress; your mind takes the brunt of it. If you learn Tai Chi you will focus your energies - not on the stress - on relaxation and inner peace, which slowly build a sense of calm and diminishes any anxiety you may have felt previously.

Many Tai Chi participants report that they’re able to get out of their mental fog, which may be a result of the oxygen flow that this exercise promotes.  Aside from the mental perks, it also helps your organs function optimally.

tai chi exercise at sunset
Certain diseases or medical conditions can be greatly improved through the use of Tai Chi. If you have high blood pressure, for instance, the exercises you learned in Tai Chi lessons can help stabilize it to more normal levels.

It’s also beneficial in giving your immune system a much-needed boost.  Tai Chi is more a way of life than an exercise. Traditional exercises are for building muscles, increasing blood flow as well as burning calories.

Tai Chi exercises do that, too, but it also does so much more. It works - not just the physical aspects of your body - but the mental ones as well.  It benefits the whole package instead of just focusing on one area of improvement. 

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8 Books That Can Change The World

Neale Donald Walsch recommended 8 books that can help to change the world, in his book "Conversation With God Part 3". I would like to introduce this wonderful books to you:

1. Click here for "Healing the Soul of America" by Marianne Williamson, only $14.10 at Amazon.
There is a point in everyone's spiritual journey where the search for self-awareness can turn into self-preoccupation. We were shown the principles which apply to our personal healing also apply to the healing of the larger world.
In the compassionate but clear-eyed prose that has won her so many avid readers, Williamson shows us that the principles which apply to our personal healing also apply to the healing of the larger world and how to transform spiritual activism into a social activism.

Meditation Benefits For Each And Everyone Of Us.

More and more people want to discover meditation benefits these days. Many of us are now going back to ancient practices because we know that the modern times have been causing us too much stress. The benefits of meditation – it´s not only about clearing the mind and inner reflection but also to heal various physical and emotional illnesses.

Sacred Geometry Symbols Rediscovered

Da Vinci - Flower Of Life 

Sacred geometry symbols have at all times been known to people and used by all civilizations throughout the ages.

Their efficacy is currently being rediscovered by contemporary research. For about a decade various research groups in Europe have been discovering entire groups of sacred geometry symbols and shapes that carry specific and dedicated qualities for harmonizing and balancing our lives and environmental situations.

Overcoming Lack Of Motivation

Is overcoming lack of motivation and laziness possible and what to do?

Motivation is not a constant but varies. This is perfectly normal. There are times when you will feel a loss of motivation at work, and others where you are in high spirits and brimming with energy. At times, motivation is followed by periods of weariness, you don´t feel motivated and wish to do anything at all.

Turmoils - the mayan end of the world?

Are you worried about our future?

Are you looking for explanations for the upheaval and disasters we witness all over our planet right now? Are this signs for the Mayan end of the world?
Everyday there are news about demonstrations against the established order in some corners of the world. It started in Tunisia, spread to Egypt and Syria and all over the middle east. Even China seems to be to be vulnerable now. But it happens in Europe too, think about the mass marches in Lisbon, Portugal, massive protests in Madrid, Spain and 90 other Spanish cities, demonstrations in Athens, Greece as well as major UK demonstrations. This all happened this year! All signs of apocalypse?

But not enough, Japan and the rest of the world was shocked by a terrifying earthquake and tsunami and the disaster even grow into a nuclear crisis. And at least the economic and financial crisis that swept across the globe.

We are in need for a simple plan for our personal and collective future and we are longing for a message that is filled with hope, and make us capable of handling all of our tomorrows!

Is what we are seeing the beginning of “the end”, the apocalypse, the doomsday? Is 2012 the end of the world?

Do you think living in fear, nervous caution, searching for a safe place, hoarding food, while having the Mayan calendar 2012 predictions in mind is the right answer? Maybe I am wrong, but no I don´t think so.

It is our thinking we must change!

Neale Donald Walsch, the author of Conversations with God tells us what we can do in his newest book. Lets make our dialogue with God come alive in our personal and collective lives. This book can give you your life back and our world, our future. Please visit The Storm Before the Calm: Book 1 in the Conversations with Humanity Series at Amazon for more information.

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