In our magnificent, fast-paced technological world, we have tuned out the inner call of the needs of our bodies and often live preoccupied with outer success. Most of our children have never been to a farm or seen how real fruit grow on trees. We’ve become out of sync with nature and this has led to confusion about how to live in a way that supports life – both our own and that of our Mother Earth. Choosing to live a detoxifying lifestyle based on the nine principles bellow can bring us closer to our natural state of health and happiness.
Breathing Practice and Clean Air
Oxygen is our number one source of energy. Living in an unpolluted environment and practicing conscious breathing are essential. Unfortunately, clean air is almost a luxury these days. If you live in a big city make sure you home has house plants such as spider plant, english ivy, peace lily, Chinese evergreen, Boston fern, croton, arrowhead vine ( read full NASA study here http://www.scribd.com/doc/1837156/NASA-Indoor-Plants) . I also highly recommend getting an air filter for your home. AustinAir Bedroom unit is one of the best and affordable filters on the market. Make sure to change filters every few month.
Adopting a regular breathing practice can do wonders for our metabolism, ability to deal with stress and digestion. Many of us are are shallow breathers and simply do not get enough oxygen to the cells. Even 10-15 minutes a day of a deep breathing can drastically change your health. Check out diaphragmatic breathing http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Mental_Health_Letter/2009/May/Take-a-deep-breath
Learning the secrets of this fundamental element can lead to positive health transformation. A new understanding has emerged that there is more to water than previously thought. Clean, restructured, energized water is necessary for the body to function properly. The rule of thumb is 1/2 once per every pound of our body weight is what we need to hydrate properly.
“We often get caught up thinking about what we put in to our bodies, forgetting that we also need to move things out.”
Notice physical activity comes even before food! We often get caught up thinking about what we put in to our bodies, forgetting that we also need to move things out. Exercise daily is needed to move toxins out and to allow nutrients in. Our bodies were designed to move in multiple ways. Yoga, walking, biking, weight lifting, dancing all can bring joy and vitality into your life.
These are foods that give life, have energy and nourish the body. Everything we eat becomes part of us. Choosing foods that have more vibrational energy in them, that are easily digested and have not been denatured through overcooking, processing or adding of chemicals will create the health and vibrancy.
These types of food maintain their natural water, mineral, vitamin and nutrient content. They are enzymatically active, support alkaline/acid balance and natural detoxification of the body. Living Foods include plant based and animal based products and are organic and non genetically modified.
We need regular exposure to sunlight energy for proper functioning, regular sun baths even of 10-15 minutes can do wonders to vitalize the body. There has been much negative press about sun exposure. But the fact is we are beings of light and exposure to sunlight is essential to our health.
Adequate amounts of sleep allow the body regenerate and rests the body so it can deal with wear and tear. New scientific evidence also shows that napping in 10-20 minute periods in the day time boosts one’s ability to health and increased natural growth hormone levels. Napping also allows our minds to process information better and find better solutions to everyday tasks.
Besides sleep rest also implies being at peace with one self and and one’s thoughts. Stress perception is one of major factors in disease perception. People who believe that stress is effecting their health a lot are at higher risk of heart attacks, digestive issues and mental illness. Seeing world as it is and giving your mind and body rest from negative self talk can significantly improve your quality of life.
There are many pollutants out there: toxics in the air, water, food, electromagnetic radiation, undigested foods and negative thoughts — all of these prevent the natural flow of energy in the body and create conditions where disease can flourish. Regular cleansing and detoxification have been practices for aeons by most cultures and religions. Cleansing and detox are essential for a healthy body and mind.
“What we hold in mind tends to manifest.”
Belief Systems and Attitudes
What we hold in mind tends to manifest. Positive thinking, gratitude and willingness to surrender outdated belief systems are the allow joy and health to thrive.