No Time For Exercise? Do You Have Time For Illness?

If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll have to make time for illness. It’s as simple as that.

There may be times when we found ourselves so drained by the toxic people in our lives that we experienced a burnout. We would hardly be sleeping and have no energy. We need space to be ourselves, fully and freely. We cut people out, cut people off and set boundaries.

Those steps can alter our environment immensely, but will not fully heal us and in most cases, we need to heal to fully be ourselves. We need to heal at the energetic level.

Stress, emotional trauma, family troubles, career struggles all deplete our body’s energy system. Restoring our energy re-balances and strengthens us, and provides the fuel to create the life We want.

How does one heal energetically?

What works for you is what feels right to you. Seek out methods and people who can help bring you internal peace. Listen to your gut. A method needs to feel right to you for it to work.

Methods such as Reiki, Tuina, Acupuncture, Sound Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Theta Healing, Chakra Cleansing and other treatment modalities can all help refuel you at a deep, energetic level.

Energy Healing?

There’s just so much you can change with your conscious mind. To make real, continuous change happen, you need that full body-mind-spirit alignment to keep you focused and in tune with your inner voice.

For many, our wounds run deep. You can’t always “talk yourself out of it”. You need to heal it, deep down. Energy healing may sound a little out there, but remember that creating something different always requires you to do something different.

Raising Your Qi

In Chinese medicine, Qi refers to this internal energy system. It’s your life force. When it’s blocked or low, you feel low on energy. This happens through illness, emotions or even unhealthy habits.

By increasing your Qi, negative energy would be unable to impact you. Toxic people get to you when your energy is down. When your energy is strong and healthy, you won’t let anything outside of you affect anything inside of you.

Whatever works for you, use it. Whether it’s Reiki, Meditation, Yoga, Acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong … just keep working on raising your Qi so you’ll have the energy to create the life you want.

There is a Qigong pose with that can have a tremendous impact on your energy. It’s a combination of a meditation and a pose. I recommend trying it as it only takes a few minutes and is fairly simple. You may find it isn’t for you, and that’s ok, but trying the pose may open you up to new possibilities of healing and of what your body is capable of.

Zhan Zhuang – Standing Like A Pole

Zhan Zhuang

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width, and parallel
  • Bend your knees just slightly (feeling the backs of the knees as soft and hollow), allowing your weight to sink fully into your feet
  • Gently roll the knees out a bit without moving the feet. This will tend to lift the arch. Don’t allow the big toes to lose contact with the floor.
  • Float your hands and elbows up to the level of your heart – elbows lower than wrists, palms facing your torso, creating a circle with your arms, with four or five inches between the gently extended fingers of your right & left hands – just as though you were indeed hugging a tree.
  • Sink the shoulders down. And then imagine that you are hugging that tree, and as you hug the tree you’re also becoming a tree: feel your roots descending, sap being drawn upward through the center of your torso, your arms & legs lengthening, your crown of your head softening to receive sunlight and the energy of the sky from above you.
  • Use inhalation to expand body and exhalation to release unnecessary tension down into the ground using the bones as conduits. Continue to feel your limbs energize, your spine elongate and your muscles relax into the position.

You can start out holding the pose for 5 minutes and built up, a minute a day, to 20 minutes, which is ideal.

While the pose strengthens your physical body, it also strengthens your mind, empowering you to stay focused and calm in stressful situations.

Chinese medicine teaches that illness results from low, stagnant or blocked Qi. The tree hugging pose increases and unblocks your energy flow. Practicing it regularly can train your mind to be still and alert. It teaches you to relax and ignore discomfort, which is a critical skill when navigating challenges and controlling your reactions when feeling triggered.

When you raise your Qi, energy, emotional strength – whatever you call it – the negativity of others won’t impact you as much, making it easier for you to set and maintain healthy boundaries.

Go ahead. Try it. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain.

Alternatively, you can make an appointment with us for a treatment session and see how it works for you.