With its roots based in mud, it submerges every night into murky river water, and—undeterred by its dirty environment—it miraculously re-blooms the next morning without residue on its petals.
In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.
he ancient Egyptians scholars observed that in the night-time the lotus closed its flowers and sank into the water, and came up with a different association with the flower related to rebirth and the Sun; in actual fact the Lotus slowly emerges from a pond over a three day period and then blooms in the morning until mid-afternoon. The ancient Egyptians believed lotuses had the ability to resurrect the deceased, as seen in Book of the Dead transformation spells.
It also led the great Chinese Philosopher Confucius to state “I have a love for the Lotus, while growing in mud it still remains unstained”.
“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” But the flower also has a fascinating will to live. A lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water, able to germinate over two centuries later.
The lotus stunned people with its ability to dip into the grime and revive itself unscathed—an incredible daily cycle of life, death, and a sudden immaculate rebirth that can only be described as spiritual.
The flower also blooms in the most unlikely of places such as the mud of murky river water in Australia or Southern Asia. Not only does it find sanctuary in the muck, but due to the waxy protection layer on its petals, its beauty is blithely unaffected when it re-blooms each morning.
It continues to resurrect itself, coming back just as beautiful as it was last seen. With such refusal to accept defeat, it’s almost impossible not to associate this flower with unwavering faith. Although cultures have largely dubbed the lotus as a spiritual figurehead, it is most emblematic of the faith within ourselves. It is particularly what the Buddhist proverb, aims to edify; living life with unwavering faith, as the lotus does, ensures the most beautiful revivals.
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The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents re-birth, long life, purity, health, honor and good luck.
In similar manner, the human body has cells that become dead or diseased and detach or slough-off. This delicate balance between new cells being created to replace the dead and dying cells maintains a level of purity and optimal function. Life begins and is controlled through the nervous system which begins in the brain and flows downward through the nerve system to every organ selling tissue.
This connection of the center of life to the glandular and organic functions of the body goes much deeper than a mind-body connection.
The nerve system, being the master control system, is obligated with far more than regulation and control and actually precedes the function of adaptability of the individual and organism.
Our primary service is the specific chiropractic adjustment. The way in which we come to that point of delivering the adjustment is what distinctively sets us apart. Our technology and how we use it is a major driving force in that difference.
We use digital x-ray platforms to obtain the best images possible. But more than that, is the way in which we utilize that technology. Much like an EKG test on a heart patient might be greatly ineffective if they were relaxed and still, we have found that the traditional methodology of obtaining a standard x-ray of the patient is often missing key and valuable data.
It is for that reason that a patient undergoing an EKG test is placed on a treadmill that causes increased stress on the organ of examination, the heart. The stress to the heart will more likely demonstrate weaknesses otherwise unseen. For the same reason, we place the spine into stress positions at the moment we capture the image. This clearly defines and demonstrates potential points of biomechanical dysfunction.
At this point when we ask the patient to bend, we see where individual vertebra are performing exactly as expected as well as where they are not. Aberrant joint motion and function are measurable through biometrics software. It is this distinct assessment that provides invaluable data as to where, how and when the vertebral subluxation is present and furthermore how to produce the very specific and targeted adjustment in order to assist the body in its full ability to heal and function.
This technique is uniquely manifested from Dr. Elkins and through a blend of other chiropractic and medical analysis following decades of practice experience, studies and utilization. Some credit is given to the Palmer technique, the Gonstead methodology, the Pierce technique, the Blair technique and medical/surgical assessment of biomechanics and structural stability.
We utilize computerized thermography and SEMG in order to examine the spine for specific areas.