ENERGY AND FATIGUE
Do you have low energy and are constantly tired? Are you seeking practices and solutions that will nourish a deep sense of stamina? Find greater health by balancing your hormones and adrenals, supporting your immune system, and calming your nervous system.
Did you know this is the best time of year to get the heaviness of winter moving again? Right now in the northern hemisphere its spring. New green leaves are popping up around us and everywhere there’s new growth. During the spring there is a gradual moving up and out. Spring is a time when we move from the internal focus of winter to the expansiveness of summer.
In the Chinese system this is the time of the wood element - its a time to find clarity around our direction and vision. A time when we can invite more creativity into our lives, and a time we can release stuck emotional patterns.
A few months ago I had the honor of being interviewed by my dear friend Talya Lutzker. Talya is an amazing human and her light shines through in this interview.
A few things we talk about:
- How gut health directly affects your emotional wellness and positive state of mind
- How to protect and nourish your primary energy centers
- Healing tips and food therapy strategies for improving your mood and gut health
- Which herbs and practices naturally enhance your vitality
The season of fall is a time when the strength of our immune system can be especially important. In fact, ancient eastern systems named the season of autumn as the time of year when protecting our immune system was particularly important. In today's video I discuss how to keep your immune system strong and how to stay healthy during this seasonal transition.
In a yin yoga style practice postures are softly held (mostly on the floor) for long periods of time.
Holding a yin yoga posture creates circulation in the tissues and joints keeping them flexible and supple, calms the nervous system, and increases circulation of Prana or Qi in the energetic channel system of the body.
One of the most common complaints I see in my private practice is fatigue. Many people feel they don’t have enough energy to get through the day or they finish their day exhausted.
There are many different reasons why a person can have low energy. In today's video I focus on depletion of energy in the body and what you can do about it. But remember - when addressing low energy in the body herbs are only a part of the healing process - read and watch to learn more:
Do you have low energy, paleness and/or menstrual irregularities? You may have deficient blood.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine the blood is a very important fluid in the body. Blood is a yin fluid; it helps us to feel grounded and present.
There are many ways we can boost the blood which will give us more energy, and a greater sense of vitality. Check out the video below to learn more.
I recently finished reading Arianna Huffington's new book "Thrive". I love this book!! Throughout her book Arianna discusses what she calls "the third metric of success". By telling her personal story of stress and overwhelm and how she worked with it we get an insiders look at what she calls true success and happiness.
I love this book because....
The secret to super powerful health is in the pH of your body. Your beautiful body operates optimally if it has a slightly alkaline pH. In fact it is designed to function within a very narrow pH range. Even small changes to your bodies pH can create havoc. Our bodies are constantly dealing with acidity from various processes including respiration and cellular breakdown but its when we add to this acidic condition with stress and a bad diet that we start to encounter problems.
Making some very simple changes to your lifestyle and diet can have profound effects. When you commit to simple changes that support your wellbeing the bodies innate intelligence responds and you experience greater health and vitality. We symbolically begin anew every morning when we open our eyes.The morning is a wonderful place to start working with changes that will help to improve your health in body, mind and heart.
I first found yin yoga when I was heartbroken. Day by day I would return to the studio and sink into my mat allowing myself to let go for just those 90 minutes. What I found in that stillness was a place where everything was ok even when it was so obviously not.