This is something I strive for daily in my life and unfortunately most days I never achieve it. But like yoga, it is a journey and takes time. It does not happen over night. Transformation of the body, mind and spirit takes a lot of work. I love learning about chakras---energy that is naturally flowing through our bodies. It might sound a bit weird but to me, it makes perfect sense. Our bodies get blocked by toxins, chemicals, stress, un-healthy foods, and just life in general. We are so far removed from nature and it is destroying us little by little.
Think of how you feel in nature.......
I FEEL CALM.
So when we do things that are in harmony with nature---our bodies THRIVE and HEAL.
The foods we eat to the the desks we sit in, are doing some harm to us, so its up to us to take control of our life and find the things that bring us back into balance.
Here are some foods that can bring balance back into your gut---thus, alkalizing your body so you don't have so much acid.
Yoga can help open the blockages, as well as mediation and proper eating.
Here are some beginner poses to build strength and bring about clarity and balance.
Lie on your back. Bend your legs and put your palms or fists under your buttocks. Straighten your legs and raise them vertically up. Tighten your knees, stretch your toes down. If it feels difficult, put your hands under your thighs. Try lowering your legs slowly.
Downward facing dog pose
Sit on your heels, lower your head on the mat, stretch your arms forward. Go to the table pose. Push with your hands and straighten your legs. Extend your pelvic bones up and heels down. Let your head hang freely, stretch your waist. Try lifting one leg at a time.
Stand on all fours. Put your hands and knees at your hips' width and hands directly below your shoulders. Round your back and hang your head down. Relax into this pose.
Camel pose, palms set against feet
Lift your thighs and pelvis up and forward while sitting on your heels or between feet. Press your palms against your feet and arch your back. Gently look backwards with your head. Keep your feet and knees at your hips’ width. This might be difficult for some, try only going half way while flexing your quads and butt.
Before I meditate or practice Yoga, I always apply Essential oils.
Here is what I use.
Balancing for beauty, allure, and femininity
Relaxation and Grounding
Self Love and Acceptance--it helps us love who we are.