Updated: Dec 9, 2019
Daily stressors, deadline pressures, demands from family and employers, lack of sleep, poor diet and lack of quality "me" time to recharge, all result in the draining of our body's energy levels. When our energy gets low, we are more susceptible to illness, negative emotions and a lack of motivation. This in turn spirals into feelings of being overwhelmed, defeated and emotional turmoil such as anxiety and eventually depression.
We all have to learn to live in this crazy world of chaos, busyness and not enough hours in the day to get everything you want to do, done. So how do we maintain a high energy level allowing us to tackle the challenges that come our way with ease and joy?
Steps to Raising and Maintaining Your Energy Levels
I know this sounds rather obvious, but most of us do not breathe deep enough. When we are busy, flustered, rushed or are experiencing stress & anxiety, our breathing naturally becomes quite shallow.
Taking a moment to just notice your breath. Breathe in through your nose for 4 - 5 seconds; holding your breath for 4 - 5 seconds; then exhale your breath for a count of 8 seconds. Do this about 5 times.
This simple breathing technique allows your nervous system to slow down. The long slow exhales, help you to release stress and anxiety. The focus on counting the seconds help you to quiet your mind and allow your body to start to relax, releasing tension on every exhale.
2. Ground Yourself Every Day
When we get up in the morning, we put on our slippers and start to get ready for work or school. We then get dressed, putting on rubber soled shoes (insulators of electricity) and head out into our concrete world. We either work or go to school in insulated buildings, walk on concrete and continue to be disconnected from the negative charge of our earth's energy throughout the day. Then we come home, take off our shoes and live in a home that is insulated from the earth as well. We are almost 100% disconnected from the negative charge of the earth every day.
Our body's need the balance of the negative charge of mother earth, along with the positive ionic charge of the earth's atmosphere. We are bombarded daily by the positive ionic charge, that is fed by the sun's solar radiation emissions. We all have high positive charges in our bodies, but the negative charge - the "grounding" of our energy does not always occur.
Scientists have discovered that through "grounding" exercises, people's pain and inflammation start to dissipate. They also found chronic diseases were also positively impacted through a "grounding" process. Grounding helps to balance our internal energy flow. It helps to keep us balanced, in a neutral state so the body can help to recharge, release and heal itself.
The following video is called "The Science of Grounding" and it explains with scientific data, supported by peer review studies from Doctors and scientists, that daily "grounding" is essential for our overall health and wellbeing.
Now that you have seen the scientific evidence on the importance of daily "grounding" here are some simple steps you can incorporate into your day, to ground yourself :
Drink lots of water
Stand barefoot (or sock feet) on the grass outside
Take your shoes off in your house, no rubber soles
Use grounding crystals (black tourmaline, hematite, obsidian, apache tears, onyx, jet, arfvedsonite, aragonite, red garnet, rutilated quartz, smoky quartz, rhodonite, tektite, snowflake obsidian and blue tourmaline)
Epsom salt baths (grounding and cleansing)
Walk in nature
Hug a tree
Stand in the ocean with your bare feet
Put your hands in the earth (gardening)
Aromatherapy (especially Cedarwood)
Visualization (roots growing down your spine, down your legs, out your feet deep into the core of mother earth.)
Slow deep breaths, breathing in mother earth energy up through your feet until you feel the negative energy charge tingling in your feet and legs.
Magnet along the bottoms of your feet to help activate and elongate your meridians, neurons and sensory neurites.
These are just some ideas to help you ground. The following meditation is a grounding meditation and can be done in the morning before you start your day. Grounding BEFORE you walk out the door will help you to repel the negativity you encounter in your day, with more ease and joy.
3. Ensure Your Meridians Are Running In The Right Direction
Your meridians are the little pathways in your body, just under the skin, that carry the electronic impulses of your neurons and sensory neurites through your body. The meridians in our body were identified and mapped over 3,000 years ago in Japan, and have been used ever since in Chinese and Japanese medicine, acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology, massage, Reiki, and other types of energy healing.
You can either trace your meridian segments one at a time; or you can do energy exercises specifically designed to activate, align and maintain your meridian pathways in your body.
I use Donna Eden's Daily Energy Routine to help activate, align the meridians ensuring they are running in the right direction and for maintaining clear meridian pathways.