Body

Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.

– RUMI –

Your body is a magnificent and beautiful work of art. It works 24 hours a day and all 365 days of a year without you having to think about it, taking oxygen to your cells, pumping blood to all your organs and turning food into the energy that allows you to move through life.

Your body offers you so many possibilities: it allows you to create things, think and make decisions, dance, go places, give hugs … Oh, and in the case of women, it even has the ability to grow a new human being. Your body is the house of your organs, your thoughts, your emotions and your soul. At the end of the day, your body is your one and only true home.

Like anything precious, your body needs daily care to guarantee its proper and optimal function throughout every phase of your life. Now more than ever, with our modern sedentary and overly stressed lives, which are proving to be one of the most dangerous threats to the health of our body and our nervous system, we need to learn and practice “Radical Self-Care”.

According to Lissa Rankin, M.D. in her book “Mind Over Medicine”, you need radical self-care not only in your health habits but also in every other aspect of your life. Radically caring for your body involves eating nutritious food, [drinking plenty of water], regular exercising, [prioritizing sleep], taking the necessary vitamins to give your body what it needs to repair itself, and avoiding tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs, which are poison to your body. It also involves, setting boundaries, living in alignment with your truth, surrounding yourself with love and a sense of connection, and spending time doing what you love (Lissa Rankin, 2015[1]

Radical Self Care is only possible when you radically LOVE yourself. I have learned that in order to serve my purpose of being of service to others, I must take the responsibility of taking care of myself, filling my cup first, so that I can give to others from the overflow. Being healthy and taking care of yourself should not be seeing as a destination, but rather as a journey in which you are consistently addressing your health issues and listening to your body’s needs.

Follow me to read more about wellness practices aimed to sustain healthy habits, including tips and ideas on how to create internal and external nourishment for your body; how to establish healthy sleep routines; ideas on how to incorporate fun and exciting movement in your life; information on the benefits of building a pranayama (breathing) practice; how to include easy yoga asanas (exercises) in your workout routine, and much more! I would love to read from you about what healthy habits you have incorporated in your life, and/or any tips you might want to share with me and the rest of world!

 

[1] Rankin, Lissa. Mind over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. Hay House Australia Pty Ltd., 2015.