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My Holiday Gift to YOU
9 Free Wellness Practices
Daily, consumers are bombarded with the
newest, latest, greatest, best and most awesome products
and practices. Even in the most important areas of life, like being
healthy, something 'new' is always enticing, and for a good reason –
everyone wants to get well or stay well. Unfortunately, each and
every 'new' item has a price tag, and the costs of maintaining all
these health protocols can spiral out of reach. Often one keeps
purchasing, hoping the new is providing their body with optimum
Isn’t it nice to know that there are some health
practices that can have a big impact on health and cost little or no
money! The following nine wellness practices fall into this
category. Many of these tips are unexpected, and they may seem too
simple, but don’t discount them. Adding these simple practices can
enhance personal health and well-being, without draining the
1. Breathe Deeply. The cells of
the human body need oxygen to replenish and renew. Shallow
breathing doesn’t do the trick. Deep, relaxed breathing that
originates from the belly does. Normal cells weaken, die or mutate
into unhealthy cells if they are not properly oxygenated. Cellular
oxygen starvation can contribute to immune deficiency, intestinal
problems, cardiac conditions, anxiety, depression, cancer and
2. Get Lots of Sleep. Many
important bodily functions only occur while sleeping. Growth hormone
production is at its peak during sleep. Growth hormones speed the
absorption of nutrients and amino acids within cells. It also
stimulates bone marrow, which is where white blood cells are
created, supporting the immune system’s functioning. Melatonin,
which inhibits tumors and prevents infections, is also produced
while sleeping. When one is sleep deprived, killer cells, which are
necessary to ward off disease, decrease dramatically. Most
importantly, the body can heal and renew during sleeping, not when
one is awake.
3. Smile and Laugh. Simply
put, smiling and laughing is good medicine! Laughing provides a
physical release for accumulated tension. Studies show that laughter
lowers the heart rate and blood pressure and increases one’s T cell
activity, which stimulates the immune system’s response to infected
cells. Laughing may also release endorphins into one’s system.
Energetically, smiling and laughing creates a joyful vibration that
is very supportive of health and well-being.
Mastering Thoughts and Emotions. Negative thoughts and
emotions cause health issues. When one holds onto negative thoughts
and emotions, they can become buried in the body’s cells as dense,
heavy energy, and over time, this can cause health issues with the
part of the body where they are held. Focus on holding onto positive
thoughts and emotions. Shift negative one’s when they enter. Do a
house cleaning, releasing what is being held inside. Focus on
gratitude and manifesting a positive future.
Yourself and Your Body. Use the practice of loving all
aspects of one’s body – every part of it. The body takes commands
through thoughts and emotions that an individual holds onto. Case
studies, related to working with the emotional and mental connection
to the body, show that serious health issues can be caused by hating
a part of one’s body. Those who send positive thoughts to their body
help create health and wellness on all levels. A primary
reoccurring emotional/mental cause of health issues is low
self-esteem. It is equally important for one to love and like
themselves, the whole of who they are, as well as their body.
Affirmations like, “I am awesome” serve as powerful reminders.
6. Engage in Visualization. If ‘a picture is like a
thousand words,’ then the tool of visualization is powerful. One can
visualize their health and healing. Visualization works best while
in spiritual alignment, meaning taking direction from one’s heart
and soul versus the ego mind. Try adding feelings to visualizations.
Experience the feelings as if what is happening in the visualization
is occurring in the present moment. This helps propel the
7. Spend Time in
earth’s surface is charged with free electrons. The surface charge
is “ground.” Disconnection from the earth can cause problems with
areas such as bones, teeth, and the immune system. Spending a few
minutes with the earth, gardening with ungloved hands or standing
bare-footed on the ground, has many benefits. Wounds heal three
times faster. Brain waves are synchronized. Bioelectrical stress is
released. Sleep and hormones are regulated.
Meditate Frequently. Meditation comes in many forms. It
describes a state of consciousness, when one’s mind becomes free of
its thought chatter, promoting a deep state of relaxation and
awareness. There are many benefits of meditation: like reducing
stress, increasing happiness and stability, decreasing anxiety or
depression, lowering blood pressure, and enhancing the immune
system. Moreover, meditation enhances spiritual growth and
enlightenment. That’s a good thing!
intention. Using intention should be an ongoing part of
everyone’s life. Why? Everything in life follows intention. Set an
intention for physical health or assistance during a healing
journey. It sets the tone for what will transpire next. Be ready
for success with intention, and remember to thank God for it or
something even better!
The cells of the human body
constantly regenerate. These nine wellness practices support ongoing
healthy cellular regeneration. What may seem to be a simple
practice can yield huge benefits. Making a commitment to include
some or all of these tips into one’s wellness routine is a smart
choice. Smart for your body’s health and smart for your wallet!
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