3 Easy Steps to Help Increase Your Energy
You need energy to work, care for yourself, your loved ones and to basically survive. Being low of energy can be all consuming and devastating to your overall perception on life but you must understand there are steps you can take to help yourself. When you are full of energy your spirit is full of vitality and that vitality of taking care of your health and happiness is contagious. The following is a list of 3 easy steps based on Eastern philosophy to help increase your energy.
1) Chew your food 50 times a bite. The stomach and spleen in Eastern philosophy is the root of where energy is transformed and transported thereby the more you take care of what and how you eat, the more energy you will have. Digestion begins at the mouth and the more work you do for your stomach by chewing your food well, the less work your stomach has to do. Meaning the stomach and spleen has more energy to give your body.
2) Reduce or better yet eliminate refined sugar. Though sugar gives you a quick boost when you first consume it, it is actually weakening your overall ‘qi’ (energy). Find better ways to consume sweets naturally that can help give you energy instead of weakening your body’s constitution. For example: sweet potato, fruits, raw stevia, dates and honey are all wonderful natural sweets for the body.
3) Pick up an internal qi practice. Internal qi practices include but are not limited to: meditation, ba gua, yoga, tai chi, sundo and qi gong. There are different levels and variations out there for everyone, find the internal practice that you gravitate towards and practice it and not just 1 x a week but 3-5 x a week, make a habit of it. It is time to take care of your body so that it can help fuel you throughout every day.
Always check with your healthcare practitioner before making changes to your current diet.
There are countless ways that you can help yourself increase your energy and be more attuned with your body, mind and spirit. May you find the perfect way for you to regain your lost energy and find your center of strength in the process.
Blessings of love and light!