Integrative Movement – a Free Online Chair Yoga Workshop

Integrative Movement – a Free Online Chair Yoga Workshop

Integrative Movement

Free Online Chair Yoga Experience

 Using Movement, Awareness and Breath

to Reconnect with, Nourish, Recharge and Regenerate Your Body.

“The body is designed to heal itself given what it needs.”

 

This may seem like a meaningless statement, but this one statement holds the power and secret to being able to rebuild your health.

We have long been conditioned to give our power away.  We look outside of our self for solutions to our problems.  Yet, we have resources within that contain much power and ability that is hardly ever recognized or used.

In this workshop, we will explore untapped resources within and discover how to use them in rebuilding our health.

 

We are energy; our bodies are energy 

Einstein proved that with the simple equation M=mc2.

A simple explanation of Einstein’s equation, E = mc squared, is that small amounts of mass are equivalent to huge amounts of energy. Einstein’s equation was revolutionary because it showed that matter and energy were different sides of the same thing.

More simply stated.  Our body is a solid but also a huge body of energy.

 

How do we access and use that energy to rebuild our health?

Ancient yogis were able to access and use their energy to regenerate their bodies.  We can do the same.  It is rather simple.   The primary thing that gets in the way is our mind and our beliefs.  We have been taught that we are small and powerless.  We need someone else to solve our problems for us.  That is not true.

 

The true spirit of yoga

Too often today, many who teach yoga are missing the true power of yoga.  Yoga has been reduced to the physical posture but is missing its true power.

The true practice of yoga is about harnessing our energy and uniting our body, mind, heart and spirit to nourish, recharge and rebuild the body.

The breath brings energy (prana, chi, the force) into the body.  When you focus your attention on your body while breathing deeply, you are flooding the area you focus on with energy, healing energy.  When you practice yoga with this focus, in addition to toning the muscles, you can heal on a deeper level the emotional body, the mental body and connect with your spiritual essence.

In this workshop you will be guided through an experience of simple movements while breathing and aligning the breath with the movement.  You will be taught how to discover the integrative edge; how far to move the body into a stretch to get the maximum benefit.  You will discover how when holding the movement/posture at the integrative edge, while breathing and focusing on the tension held in the body, that the tension will release and the energy in the body will be allowed to move one again.

 

The energy flow in the body is a piece of the puzzle in rebuilding your health

The flow of energy in your body, feeds and nourishes your body.  Freeing the flow of energy in the body is a primary piece in rebuilding your health.  Rebuilding your health is like putting a puzzle together.  Each piece or work whether it be diet, exercise, supplements, lifestyle changes, inner work, etc adds a piece to the puzzle.

 

My Experience with Yoga

I feel very blessed that yoga was part of my life.  Even living with extreme pain, practicing yoga kept my body strong, healthy and flexible.  I also developed Presence or Witness Consciousness through the practice of yoga.  This helped me to be more present and less reactive to situations in my life.  It helped me to unravel the mental and emotional pieces of my illness.  It has been my constant companion for 40 years.  I feel blessed.   

 

Benefits of Integrative Movement – Chair Yoga

  • Can reduce chronic pain
  • Increased relaxation in body and mind
  • Improved relationship with your body
  • Can promote quality of sleep
  • Increased sense of well being
  • Increased flexibility and balance
  • Improve breathing
  • Can reduce stress
  • Can improve mental clarity and focus 

The movements we will be doing are gentle and easy.  You will be guided to always be aware of your body and honor and respect the limitations in your body.  Gently approaching limitation with breath and awareness can reduce tension.  Attempting to push beyond limitations is not helpful.

This workshop is offered for educational purposes only.  You are reminded to take full responsibility for your experience and follow the guidance of your health practitioners.

 

To experience this for yourself, join me on January 29 for the free online webinar.

 

Click here for more information. 

I hope to see you there,

Bindu

I Know Your Pain

I Know Your Pain

A few days ago, someone told me that I didn’t know how to deal with fibromyalgia pain.  You might say that was a pretty big trigger for me.   Brought back all the memories of those who didn’t understand the pain I experienced with fibromyalgia.  Part of working through this was remembering the worst times of my life.  The pain and suffering.  The experience of living with fibromyalgia.  Of dealing with the pain for 30 years.  Of not finding solutions.  I do know how to deal with fibromyalgia.  To live with the pain of fibromyalgia.  Only to well. 

Out of that came this post.  I know that I constantly say that you can improve.  You can rebuild your health.  You can move beyond fibromyalgia.

I suspect there are many who doubt me; wonder if I am just pushing some new magic cure that doesn’t really work.  Of capitalizing on other people’s pain.  Of not knowing what I am talking about.

I am not.  I have lived the experience of fibromyalgia and I have improved tremendously to the point where I am not in constant pain and misery.  To the point where I have a life worth living.  To the point where many days I forget that I have had fibromyalgia.  Yes, it is there.  It is real.  It is possible.  

I know your pain.

I may not know the specifics of your symptoms or of your life circumstances, but I know the pain.

I know the pain of being in constant physical pain. Of being in so much pain that you can’t even think.  It takes all of your resources to be present with the pain.   I know the fear and frustration of not being able to get rid of the pain.  The fear of the pain never ending.  The confusion of why this is happening and why can’t anyone help me.  Why can’t anyone hear me or understand how much pain I am in.

I know the pain of insomnia.  Of deadening fatigue, but not being able to sleep.  Of night after night lying awake and not being able to sleep.  Of waking in the morning feeling like you have been hit by a mac truck . . . maybe two.

I know the pain of being depressed.  Of seeing life through a constant cloud of negativity.  Of feeling like you are moving through molasses.  Of having brain fog so bad that you can’t think clearly.  Of wishing you could die.  Of feeling like everyone else has a normal life . . . why can’t I.  Of wanting to just crawl in a hole and stay there.

I know the pain of chronic itchy burning skin.  Of not being able to wear anything except loose soft comfortable clothing.  Of not being able to wear jewelry because the weight of a simple neckless pains your neck.

I know the pain of chronic anxiety.  Of panic attacks randomly showing up uninvited.  Of being triggered by simple normal things.  Of feeling unsafe.  Of feeling trapped by the pain, depression and anxiety.  Of walking through life terrified moment by moment.

I know the pain of endless mind-numbing fatigue.  Of waking up totally exhausted whether the sleep be deep or uninterrupted.  Of hating the thought of getting out of bed in the morning and facing the day.    Of just wanting to sleep for 6 months . . . a year . . . more.

I know the pain of going to a doctor and hear them say there is nothing physical wrong with you . . . when you know there is.  Of hearing them say it is all in your head.  Of having them give you pills that may or may not relieve the pain and provides a whole new set of symptoms.

I know the pain of loss, unrelenting loss.  Loss of confidence in your self and your body.  Of losing people, loved ones, family, friends that don’t survive your illness.  Of losing jobs, income, security, safety.

I know the pain of insecurity.  Of financial stress.  Of not being able to trust your body.  Of not being able to schedule a lunch date because you don’t know if your body will get you there or not.  Of having to cancel engagements at the last minute because your body flares up.  Of going and then being in pain and not enjoying the event but feeling tortured the whole time you are there.

I also know how it feels when you are told there is no cure.  Of wondering if you can continue to live like this.  How it feels to imagine a lifetime of this pain and unhappiness.  Of trying treatment after treatment and feeling discouraged with the results.  I know.

I know the pain of being criticized, ridiculed and persecuted for having an invisible disease.

I know the pain of missing out on family events.  Of not being able to keep your house clean or torturing yourself to clean the house.  Of being left behind when the rest of the world is speeding forward.

I know.  I have been there.  I lived it for 30 years.  I am better now, but I remember.  I know.

 

I also know your strength  

The strength of getting up every morning.  Of facing the day.  The pain.  The depression, the anxiety, the loss, the feeling unheard.  Of feeling powerless.  Of feeling unheard, of feeling invisible.  Of feeling frustrated.

I know how hard it is to live the life with fibromyalgia as your constant experience.  I know how much strength it takes of live that way.  I know.  I have been there.  I lived it for 30 years.  I am better now, but I remember.  I know.

I know how to deal with fibromyalgia pain.  How to live with it ungracefully and how to live with it gracefully (as humanly possible).   How to breath, be present with the pain.   How to exercise within my limitations.  How to eat well to minimize symptoms.  How to function on a tank half full.  How to set boundaries to take care of yourself.  How to manage my lifestyle to accommodate a devastating invisible illness.  How to have less than I want or need because of my limitations.

I know.  I did that for 30 years.  I am better now, but I remember.

 

I also know that rebuilding your health is an option. 

I know that you can move past the experience of fibromyalgia.  To end the anxiety and depression.  To get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.  To feel good in your body.  To enjoy life again.

I know that you can improve.  I know because I have experienced it myself.  Improvement, release from the pain.  Finding a life that offers peace and contentment.  I know.

It isn’t a quick fix.  It takes commitment, a willingness to make changes in your eating and lifestyle.  It means looking within to discover the true source of pain and loving yourself enough to feel and heal your own pain.  It means discovering the unhealthy beliefs that rule your life and keep you in negative cycles.  It takes a willingness to change who you are.  Not from force or willpower, but by allowing life to change you, allowing the illness to transform you into a different person.  The important unchanging aspect of you will still be there, but the masks and fake part of your that you adopted to survive will be shifted, changed and/or released.  Like the lump of coal that turns into a diamond after its transformation.

It isn’t a quick fix.  It is a journey that is very rewarding and fulfilling.  You will discover a you that is healthy, whole and complete.  Who is awesome and powerful.

 

If you chose this journey of rebuilding your health, I am here to support you. 

I am here to support you, to educate you, to hold your hand if needed.  I am here to remind you when the going gets tough that you are not alone.  That you can and will make it and you will be happy and thrilled with your new self and new life.

I hold the space for your wholeness and improved health.  It is here for you to claim and embody.

My intention is to build a community of women committed to their health and wholeness.  Committed to rebuilding their health and the transformation that entails.  A community based in safety, compassion and love, where we can come together to discover love, acceptance and healing.

Please join me/us as we grow together in love, peace and harmony.

 

Join me on January 29 for a free workshop entitled Integrative Movement. 

7-8:30 pm via phone or skype

We will use chair yoga, to engage in the experience of Integrative Movement through breath, awareness and gentle movement.  This allows you to create a deeper connection with your body, release pain and tension and create a harmonious relationship with your body.

Integrative Movement uses breath, awareness and movement to bring us into a state of Integrative Presence while deeply connecting with and nurturing our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.  

Integrative Presence is the experience of witnessing the body, mind and emotions from a place of compassion and acceptance which allows effortless healing and transformation of body, emotions and mind and a creates deeper connection to our spirit.

More information in the coming weeks.

Always remember, there is hope.

Bindu

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Making Peace with Your Body through Integrative Movement

Making Peace with Your Body through Integrative Movement

Integrative Movement – Making peace with your body

As a woman who suffered from fibromyalgia most of my life, I know what it feels like to think that my body is the enemy.  I felt like my body had betrayed me and didn’t support me. It, along with all the symptoms, was an enemy to be conquered.  I prayed for a new body.  If I just had a different body, then I could do and have the things that I wanted.

 

Then I discovered yoga

I was lucky that early in my life I discovered yoga and then lived as a residential member of Kripalu Yoga and Health for several years.  It was during that time that my life changed, it literally saved my life.  The things that I learned through the practice of yoga and creating a deeper relationship with my body has been the foundation upon which i have been able to rebuild my health.

 

Your body is the best book you will read on your health!

A quote from my teacher highlighted this principle, “Your body is the best book you will ever read on your health.”   By practicing yoga, I built a healthy relationship with my body.  Yoga gave me the gentle exercise I needed, it kept my muscles toned, my organs healthy and detoxified, and helped me to develop the ability to be present.  But more than that, it taught me to listen to my body and understand its messages.

 

Pain is just a sensation???

One day, when I was feeling intense pain, someone said to me, “Pain is just a sensation, see what happens if you watch it”.  Such a novel idea.  Until that moment, I just thought of pain as something that I hated and wanted to go away.  In my yoga practice, I began to watch the pain/sensation.  I began to discover what happened when I was simply present with the pain/sensation.  Often pain would dissipate when I was present with it.  I created a relationship with my body and with the pain.

 

Benefits of being present in your body.

The ability to be present in my body and listen to my body, has been my guide in rebuilding my health.  Here is some of what I learned:

  • What types of exercise were right for my body. 
  • What foods were healthy for my body and which weren’t. 
  • How to release tension through awareness and breath. 
  • How to feel and release trapped emotions. 
  • How to uncovered negative beliefs that were sabotaging my health and my life. 
  • My connection with my body helped me to connect to a higher wisdom that has guided me in my life.

 

The experience of yoga carries into other types of movement.

In later years, when I explored other types of exercise, I realized that because of my yoga practice, I could easily pick up other forms of exercise and movement.  Self-awareness became an asset in any form of movement I practiced and enhanced the benefits.

 

If yoga isn’t a posture, then what is it?

Yoga really isn’t twisting your body into a pretzel.  The word yoga means union.  It is the union of body, mind and spirit.  It is the practice of being present in your body (and in your life).  The essence of yoga is awareness of each moment and creating a harmonious relationship with your body, heart, mind and spirit.

 

The birth of Integrative Movement

Out of this awareness, I developed what I call, Integrative Movement.  Integrative movement is what happens when you combine movement, awareness, breath and intention.

On January 29, I am offering a free webinar introducing you to the practice of Integrative Movement.  We will be using a guided gentle chair yoga practice to learn how to be present with our body with awareness and breath.  Magic happens when you combine awareness, breath and movement with a healing intention.  This is a simple class that anyone can do.  All you need is yourself, a chair, clothing that won’t inhibit your movement . . . and a computer, pad or cell phone.

Stay tuned for more details.

 

Awareness Practice.

This week, consider your relationship with your body, with your pain.  Here are some questions you can ask:

  1. Are you aware of your body?
  2. Do you hate your body?
  3. Do you love your body?
  4. Do you hate your pain?

There isn’t a right or wrong answer to this.  Just be truthful about how you feel.  The truth will set you free.

 

May your and your body be one,

Bindu

Discovering Underlying Causes of Health Challenges

Discovering Underlying Causes of Health Challenges

Discovering Underlying Causes of Health Challenges

Last week’s blog talked about the possible causes of a symptom.  Yet, it raises the next question:  If the underlying cause of a symptom can be from many possible causes, how do I determine the underlying causes of my symptoms?  

Discovering and resolving the underlying causes of a symptom, takes some detective work.  As a Wellness Coach, I have many tools with which to discover the underlying causes of symptoms. 

When working with a new or potential client, I have them fill out an intake form and then do a Discovery Session.  During this session, we review the intake form and I ask more questions to draw them out.  I specifically look at many of the things in the previous article, such as:

  1. Diet
  2. Exercise
  3. Childhood history
  4. Traumas
  5. Relationship status
  6. Work and lifestyle factors
  7. Current life stresses
  8. Weight, sleep, digestion
  9. Family history
  10. Onset of symptoms 

By the end of the session, I have a pretty good idea of some of the underlying causes and where to go next to get more information. 

 

Diet is an important factor

This is true even for people who think they are eating well.  There are many diets on the market, hundreds of books, masses of information on the web, many beliefs about what is and isn’t healthy, diets for various illness, and of course the latest fads.    It can be confusing and difficult to determine what is right or you.  

After working with various dietary approaches for numerous years, I came across the Metabolic Typing Diet approach by William Wolcott.  There are three unique things about his approach to diet that make all the difference in the world.  First, each person is unique, so one dietary approach isn’t right for all people.  Second, it is important to treat the person first, not the disease.  Second, it is important to learn to listen to your body so that you can tailor the diet to your unique needs.  An in-depth questionnaire is needed to identify the person’ type and then some coaching session to support the individual in integrating the recommended foods into their diet and how to read the signs in the body to further customize the diet to their unique needs.  

The food you put in you mouth is more important than the supplements that you take for insuring improving your health.  You can spend lots of money on supplements, but if your diet isn’t right, your health may still be compromised. 

 

Exercise  

Moving the body is important.  Understanding what blocks us from exercising is just as important.  Understanding the right exercise for your unique body type and health status is an additional factor to look at.  Too much exercise can be detrimental or not enough movement can be detrimental.  Discovering the right exercise for your body is the key.   Listening to your body and understanding its needs and limitations is important.    

 

Trauma, suppressed emotions, and unconscious beliefs.  

Even though the symptoms are in our body, there is a relationship between the body, mind and emotions that cannot be ignored.  When we are in a start of high anxiety, our body doesn’t get the rest it needs it cannot effective repair and rejuvenate the body.  The underlying cause of high anxiety is unresolved negative life experiences.  

Some traumas are apparent, but there are also traumas and negative life experiences that aren’t so apparent.  The subtle conditioning from childhood that we consider normal can be just as detrimental to our health as a short-lived traumatic experience or a traumatic experience that has been buried in our subconscious memory.  

Discovering and resolving the traumas and changing our subconscious life negative, stressful beliefs is a process.  It is also life changing and in addition to an important factor in rebuilding our health, it also puts us on a path to greater happiness and fulfillment in our lives.     

The tools that I work with in discovering and resolving these traumas include Inner Presence Coaching and The Healing Codes.  Through a guided process of developing the ability to witness the mind and emotions and bringing the suppressed emotions and unconscious beliefs and memories into conscious awareness, resolution guided by your inner wisdom is natural and effortless. 

 

Lifestyle Review 

A lifestyle review from an outside objective trained perspective, identifies imbalances in lifestyle.  The next step is identifying and resolving blocks to making shifts to a more balance lifestyle.  The inner transformation process I described above, helps to identify and resolve the blocks.  

 

Hidden energetic and metabolic imbalances 

I also use a system called SpectraVision that provides a scan of the individual’s status in real time based on the principle that the body is designed to heal itself, given what it needs.  It provides information on imbalances in the body that are not readily detectable by the human mind.  The scan provides information about toxicity, emotional stresses, energy flow in the body, the ability of the body to detoxify, and possible causes of distress, emotional, physical, energetic or nutritional.  

The SpectraVision Scan is also used to create a treatment plan to rebalance the body and give it the support it needs to rebuild its health.  

 

Awareness 

Being more aware of your body and what triggers symptoms is also an important part of the discovery process.  You live with your body 24/7.  Your body is constantly giving your feedback and information.  Tuning into your body and understanding what it is telling you is an important process of rebuilding your health.  

 

Taking Control of Your Health

If you look at the 10 items I identified in my blog on Anatomy of a Symptom, you may notice that all these things are within your control.  You can resolve traumas.  You can eat a better diet.  You can feel your emotions.  You can identify and shift beliefs.  You can make lifestyle changes.  You can love yourself.  You can resolve energetic imbalances.  You can detoxify your body.  

Knowing what the imbalances are and how resolve them puts your health within your control.  It is empowering.  It does take a commitment to the process to learn how to do this, but once you know how, your health is in your hands.   And you will be able to stay healthy for a lifetime. 

 

May you reclaim and rebuild your health, 

Bindu

 

Stay tuned.  Online workshops, coming in 2020, beginning on January 29, 2020.  

Making Peace with Your Body through Integrative Movement

12 Steps to Balance the Body

Beyond Fibromyalgia – Balance the Body

The Beyond Fibromyalgia program is a comprehensive system of healing and balancing all aspects of who we are, including our body, emotions, mind, expression, spirit, and energy.  The body is the foundation and connects with all other dimensions.

In this article, we are going to introduce 12 steps to support your body in rebuilding wellness.

Steps 1-8 talk about the basics to becoming and staying healthy.  Steps 9-12, give us an opportunity to go to a deeper level of healing and well-being.

  1. Listen to your body
  2. Eat Real Food
  3. Drink Water
  4. Move your body
  5. Breathe
  6. Get adequate sleep
  7. Honor your bio-individuality
  8. Manage Stress
  9. Uncover and eliminate food sensitivities
  10. Detox Your Home
  11. Detox your body.
  12. Identifying imbalances and malfunctions and rebalance and restore the body and its systems.

 1.  Listen to your body

Your body communicates to you all the time.  It tells you what foods support health and healing and what foods don’t.  It tells you when you need to rest and when you need to move your body.  It tells you when you have too much stress in your life.  Your body tells you when something in your body or life is out of balance.  Your body is your friend and if you learn to listen to and interpret its signals, it will become a trusted guide in your healing process.

We have cut ourselves off from the communication from our body.  We ignore the body’s signals, we take pills and potions to silence the signals, and we do not know how to interpret the messages that our body is trying to send to us.   Step one of the healing process is to reestablish communication with the body.

2.  Eat Whole Food

The fuel for your body is whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, meat, and fats.  Just as nature created your body, nature created the perfect food for your body.  Each food that we eat provides our body with unique and irreplaceable nutrients in the proper balance for our bodies.  Our bodies know how to use the foods created by Mother Nature to keep our bodies healthy and in balance and the systems in our body functioning at maximum efficiency.

In the world today, our food supply is being tainted with highly process, modified and even manufactured “food.”    Eating processed, modified and manufactured foods does not give our bodies the proper nutrition in the proper balance so in essence we become malnourished.  As our bodies are not getting the proper fuel, our systems begin suffer and malfunction.  Our body does not have the right fuel to heal and support itself.  Plus the body cannot keep up with eliminating the on slot of chemicals that it needs to dispose of.  The result includes faster aging, aches and pains, poor sleep, fatigue.  Our body also sends us signals to let us know what nutrients we are missing from our diet in the form of food cravings.

Step two of the healing process is to return to eating whole foods as close to its natural source as possible.

3.  Drink Pure Water

Your body is somewhere around 50-75% water.  Water performs many vital functions in the body.  Your brain needs water to function, your body needs water to flush out toxins and cellular wastes from the body, and your blood is primarily water and works to bring oxygen throughout the body.  These are just a few examples of the importance of water.  The quality of water is also important.  Filtered or spring water are the best options.

We often replace water in our diet with coffee, teas, sports drinks and sodas.  These types of beverages often contribute to dehydration rather than to hydration and are filled with unhealthy chemicals or stimulants.  Sometimes we simply don’t drink enough liquids of any kind.  By the time you feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.

Step three of the healing process is to drink adequate high quality water.

4.  Move Your Body

The human body was designed to move.  Movement of the body keeps the body healthy and strong.  Moving the body keeps the muscles toned and strong, the heart healthy, the joints lubricated and healthy, and assists the organs in fulfilling their functions.  Movement assists the body in detoxifying cellular wastes and helps to transport nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.  Movement also gets you where you want to go in life.  A variety of movement is needed to include strengthening, cardiovascular, flexibility, and ease.

For many of us our lives are more sedentary than they have been in the past.  We have compensated with gyms and numerous forms of exercise.  Some of us exercise too little, some too much.  Yes, you can over exercise as well as under exercise.  Some focus too much on one category such as strengthening or cardiovascular rather than a balanced routing including all categories.  Exercise can be fun activities such as dancing or playing a sport.

Step four of the healing process is to include a balanced exercise routine in your regular schedule.

5.  Breathe

The most important nutrient that we take in every minute of every day is air.  Breath is life.  Your life begins with the first breath in and ends with your last breath out.  Without breath/air/oxygen, you would cease to be alive in 3-4 minutes.  You can live for up to 3-4 months without food and up to a week without water, but you cannot even live 5 minutes without air.  The breath brings the important nutrient of oxygen into your body and rids the body of metabolic and cellular wastes.  The breath also fosters self-awareness, assists you in listening to your body, and can help to manage stress.

For many of us, our breaths are shallow, we do not use the full capacity of our lungs and we do not exhale fully to empty our lungs before taking in the next breath.  The busier we get, the less breath we take in.  It is a simple yet very valuable process to take a few minutes each day to simply watch the breath and then slow down and deepen the breath.  In addition to this simple process, there are breathing techniques that we can learn and use to support health and balance in the body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Step 5 is learning to breathe more fully and completely.

6.  Get adequate sleep

Sleep time is the part of our day where we allow the body, mind, emotions and spirit to rest and rejuvenate.  The body needs this time to repair and replenish itself so that it can continue day after day.  Likewise, the mind needs down time.  We need time where we can sink into the deepest recesses of our being and reconnect with our source.  This rhythm aligns us with the rhythm of the earth and keeps the cycle of life strong.  The number of hours that we sleep, the quality of our sleep and the rhythm of our sleep cycles are all important factors in getting adequate sleep.

In our busy lifestyles, we lose this natural rhythm.  We compromise our sleep by cutting down the hours available for sleep, by staying awake late into the night (or early morning hours) and by compromising the quality of our sleep.  Good dietary and exercise routines are important in insuring a good night sleep.  A balanced schedule with adequate time for sleep that is in harmony with nature is important as well as managing the level of stress in our lives.

Step 6 is getting adequate good quality sleep.

7.  Honor your bio-individuality

Each person on this planet is as unique as each individual snowflake.  This individuality extends beyond the color of our hair and eyes.  It impacts our personality, our water needs, our exercise choices and our food choices.  Just as some plants like more sun or more water or different types of soil, the needs of our bodies differ from person to person.  Have you ever wondered why some people never gain weight no matter what they eat or some people can lose weight on a high protein diet when another person would gain weight on that same diet?  Why do different people like different foods?

This is all about bio-individuality.  If you are eating foods that suits your unique bio-chemical needs, you can eat all you want with no issues around weight gain or loss.  You will have a stable and abundant supply of energy from morning until night fall.  You will have less aches and pains.  Your mind will be clear and focused.  Your hormones and emotions will be more stable.  Your food cravings will diminish.

In our world today, we get an abundance of conflicting information on diet and exercise.  How do we know what is right for us?  We are taught to not listen to our bodies, but to follow someone else’s idea of what our bodies need.

By learning about your unique bio-individuality and adjusting your diet and exercise to align with that, you will be supporting your body in moving towards health and balance.

8.  Manage Stress

Stress is a part of our lives and always will be.  Stress is that which moves us forward into creating new solutions to the challenges that we face in our lives.  Stress helps us to evolve beyond limiting beliefs and who we think we are into the next grander vision of ourselves.

Stress in the body also helps us to become aware when something is out of balance and gives us notice that we need to pay attention and take action to bring ourselves back into balance.  Stress can be found on the physical, emotional, mental and expression levels of our existence.  And stress in one area impacts stress in the other areas, so it is important to become aware of and address the stress in a timely manner.  If stress is unaddressed, it leaves a negative imprint in the body and can cascade into numerous challenges on all levels.

The steps included in this article are ways to reduce stress on the physical level.  Each phase of the Beyond Fibromyalgia program is intended to bring balance to a different dimension of ourselves and thereby reduce stress on the physical body.   Watch for upcoming blogs . . .

9.  Uncover and eliminate food sensitivities

A healthy food for your body is a food that your body can digest and utilize to provide your body with proper nourishment.  Along with our bio-individuality, there are some foods that agree with your body and some foods that may not agree with your body.

Maybe you love a food, but after eating it, you don’t feel so good.  You may even say, “I like that food, but my body doesn’t.”   You might feel sluggish or get a stomach ache or heart burn or diarrhea or fuzzy minded or overly emotional.  If so, these are foods that are contributing to ill health rather than good health.

Some of these foods are easy to identify because the results are immediate and noticeable.  Sometimes the effects of these foods are more subtle and take time to impact the body.  These are the foods that need some detective work to uncover.  Identifying and eliminating foods that your body reacts negatively to is an important step in creating a strong and healthy body.  Watch future blogs for ways to identify and eliminate food sensitivities.

10.  Detox your home.

Keeping your home clean and uncluttered is another way to support your health.  Cleanliness provides a safe, healthy and comfortable place to live and thrive.  A place to rest, work and play.  A physically clean environment contributes to improved health.

Just as our food supply has been inundated with unhealthy foods, the cleaning products and personal care products you use can provide a constant source of toxicity that the body has to deal with.   This creates additional stress on the body and forces the body to use its resources to deal with the onslaught of toxins.  Using cleaning products and personal care products that are made using natural and bio-degradable ingredients will go a long way to improve your health.

11.  Detoxify your body

The body is designed to naturally eliminate toxins from our external environment and those created by our internal metabolic processes in order to keep the body clean and healthy.  Sort of like an internal bath.  Eating unhealthy foods and living an unhealthy lifestyle over time results in toxicity in the body above and beyond what our body can naturally eliminate.  These toxins create stress on the body, interfere with the normal functioning of the body, stress the immune system and contribute to pain and other illnesses. As you upgrade your food and lifestyle, doing a targeted cleanses can assist your body in more quickly eliminating the toxicity.  It is also a good idea to integrate some detoxification protocols in your lifestyle on an ongoing basis.   In this way, your body will achieve and maintain maximum health.  Watch for future blogs on how to detoxify your body.

12.  Re-balance and repair the body and its systems

The body is designed to maintain balance and health with all systems working at maximum efficiency.  This would include the immune, digestive, detoxification, elimination and hormonal systems among others.  In order to maintain excellent health all of these systems need to be functioning and in balance with each other.  Eating a poor diet and living an unhealthy lifestyle can push the body beyond its ability to stay in balance.

As you change your diet and upgrade your lifestyle, it is important to identify imbalances and compromised functioning within the body.  Once these are identified, targeted protocols can be implemented that will assist the body in returning to full balance and optimal functioning resulting in improved health.   See future blogs on how to re-balance and repair the body.

In Closing

As you can see, rebuilding your health is a process, not an event.  It does take intention and commitment.  Taking baby steps, choosing one thing at a time, implementing it and sticking with that until it feels natural.  Then take another baby step.  With this focus, over the course of time, you will be adopting a healthy lifestyle and improving your health.  

Help is available.  I work one on with with clients who want support in making and sticking with lifestyle and dietary changes.  If you are interested in this, you can schedule a Complimentary Discovery session with me.   By next year, I will be offering group programs so that more people can receive coaching at an affordable price.  

If this isn’t in your budget, keep reading my blogs.  I will be offering ongoing information on how to take the baby steps.  Also, join the online Kaleidoscope Healing Circle.  This is a place for us to come together as a community to support healing, compassion and empowerment.  

Above all, be kind and compassionate with yourself.   An action done with love, love for yourself,  is more powerful than anything else.  You are a beautiful, amazing woman.  You deserve to be healthy and have a fulfilling life filled with love.  Allow that to be your motivation.

Much love to you,

Bindu

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