This article has been rewritten, reposted, and reshared several times. One of those pieces that time and time again reappears as befitting to recall. This spring and in the lovely month of May, we hope that it serves you in all the ways our earth medicine is available to us. You may learn something valuable that you are now ready to incorporate with your daily living and or mindful practices. Perhaps, this is new information? Either way its benefits for your holistic well-being, developing stronger connection with your Self, and all of Life is consciousness cultivation.
Why drink in the SUN (aka FIRE)? Most of us have heard that sunlight trigger’s the production of Vitamin D in our bodies and it enhances your natural immunity. Vitamin D supplements will help to build your immune system (up to 2000 IU daily). However, the combination of actual sunlight, its warmth upon your skin, and its living forces of Energy activate the production process in your body at a cell level with your skin type.
Sunlight will also help with stress you experience in everyday living because it triggers the serotonin hormone to be released in your brain. Serotonin, will boost your mood, help you to be calm and focused. Use the Sun to, literally, lift your Spirit!
So, walk in the sunshine or if you can’t get outside at least open your curtains, blinds, etc. and let the sunshine in! Taking mindful moments while drinking in the sun are two powerful preventative “tools” that build up your immunities.
Why stop to breathe in AIR? Well, the old wise saying “get some fresh air” has been known to aide in your overall well-being, it is also Free and easily accessible to us all even if you are an urban dweller!
Besides the benefit of fresh air strengthening your immune system and cleaning your lungs, oxygen promotes optimal brain functions. It will provide greater clarity to your thinking, focus, and concentration.
The amount of oxygen in your blood affects your serotonin release helping to regulate an overall sense of feeling good. In fact, increased oxygen supports every function of your body from hormone release, digestion, tissue repair and renewal, muscle contraction, and more at the cellular level.
Water and its countless benefits! Drinking water is a no brainer. Our body, every cell, tissue, and organ in our body NEEDS water to function properly. The human body is composed of nearly 70% water and our blood is 90% water. That alone is a clear indicator that our body is dependent upon water!
Here are ten great reasons for being hydrated. Water hydration improves brain performance for memory, mood, and cognition, stabilizing emotions and aiding with stress. It helps reduce common digestion issues such as irregular bowel movements, gas, bloating, and heartburn and bring greater digestive harmony.
There are even more benefits to drinking water, to numerous to mention all here. So, drink LOTS of water and add a positive intention and thanks for nature’s elixir sure to boost life energy!
What is EARTH Grounding? Environmental sciences and their emerging research are revealing that direct physical contact with the surface of the earth’s electrons has positive health factors that can boost and strengthen your immune system by neutralizing free radicals that cause infection and cell damage and stress.
Simply walking outdoors or activities like barefoot walking, sitting, working, sleeping, or laying outdoors allows the Earth to connect with a conductive system that transfers Energy from it to your body. Now, think back to those times you experienced a surge of Energy standing on a mountain, sitting on a giant rock, walking upon the sand or lying on the grass, climbing a tree, being in a room with plants and flowers, and on and on. How cool is that?
So, perhaps it’s not warm enough for bare feet, depending on where you live? You can still go outside and stand upon this good earth. Engage your senses while you stand there and while doing so give Thanks! Thanks for Everything, Earth, Earth Medicine, the Elements, and for how our well-being is all interconnected.
[Photo courtesy: Carl Newton]