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EXERCISE AND THE READINGS
Exercise is an important recommendation
in the Edgar Cayce readings. However, it is not often discussed
in the printed publications dealing with this information. At
a medical symposium held here in Scottsdale, Arizona, Rex Conyers
distributed a paper on exercise with which you should all be acquainted. I'll try to share some of this information
with you, but first it would be pertinent to quote something from
the readings dealing with this subject.
It seems that the most important thing about exercise
is the consistency of the program one establishes. The head and
neck exercise was recommended frequently for visual problems:
When we remove the pressures of the toxic forces
we will improve the vision. Also the head and neck exercise will
be most helpful.
Take this regularly, not taking it sometimes and
leaving off some. times, but each morning and each evening take this exercise
regularly for six months an :we will see a great deal of difference: Sitting
erect, bend the head forward three times, to the back three times, to
the right side three times, to the left side three times, and then circle
the head each way three times. Don't hurry through with it but take
the time to do it. We will get results. (3549-1)
And then in still another reading he emphasized the
regularity and told perhaps why lack of consistency would be harmful.
Cayce suggested in this case that the man walk and do the head and neck
exercise while walking.
Now, do not undertake it one morning and then say
"it rained and I couldn't get out," or "I've got to go somewhere else,"
and think there aren't those despot conditions that rebel at not having
their morning walk! (2533-4)
In my work with many individuals who would like to
extend their useful and vital years, I have encouraged them to do exercises
which will keep the spine flexible. Cayce suggested that the one
movement that will make for longevity better than any other is the stretching
movement of the cat. These seem to me to be similar in their accomplishment.
Dr. Conyers advised those adopting such exercises
to begin with this affirmation: "Father , God, I will that this activity
creates in me a greater channel that Thy will be done." Three of the Conyers
36 specific exercises might give you the flavor of what he thinks would
be beneficial for every person.
#2. Vertical: Stand with feet apart. Stretch on your toes and while
doing so breathe deeply. Stretch your arms one at a time as high
as you can and while stretching make a fist. Alternate the arms
while coming tip on your toes and breathing deeply.
#5. Vertical: Place your arms (forearms) on your hips, rise up on your
toes and then do deep knee bends to the count of three. After a
short period of time, you will be able to maintain your balance quite
easily. You should inhale deeply as you rise on your toes and then
exhale completely as you do the complete "squat." Then inhale deeply as
you come to the upright position again, attempting to stay on your toes.
Exhale once again as you bend your knees to the exercise as often as you
#21. Begin by sitting on the floor with legs outstretched in front
of you as far as possible. First, bend forward from the waist and
reach for one outstretched foot with both hands. Hold the tension
for a few seconds, then release and sit back with hands in your lap or
at your sides. Then repeat the stretching movement, grasping for
the other foot, holding the tension and return to sitting position with
body erect. Repeat this exercise several times.
Conyers points out that the readings imply rather
strongly that the vertical exercises should come in the morning upon arising
from sleep. The horizontal type exercises, then, come in the evening
before retiring. Cayce suggests that one should prepare himself
for the activity to be undertaken by assuming that position in exercise
that he would be maintaining in that given activity. "Don't forget
walking," Conyers points out. It is the one exercise Cayce recommends
above all others!
[Note: The preceding report was written by William A. McGarey M.D., and
is excerpted from The A.R.E. Journal, November, 1975, Volume 10,
No. 6, page 273, Copyright © 1975 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation,
Virginia Beach, VA.]
Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis
or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health