What the heck does this have to do with Naturopathy and healing you might ask? Well, quite a lot you might be surprised to learn.
Recently I’ve had some very sharp lessons from the Universe that whilst supremely powerful, health is a lot more than diet, lifestyle and herbal medicine. When I first entered the realm of Naturopathy I came from a yoga background, where I meditated, yoga’d and chanted every day. Looking back those years that I strictly stuck to those practices were different from the rest; my anxiety levels (which have historically been high throughout my life) were greatly reduced, I was calmer, I felt a greater sense of security about my place in the world, and I developed a greater sense of my purpose, intuition and self-awareness.
Upon embarking on the very full-on four year degree to become a Naturopath (and working every other day of the week to pay for it), I quickly lost these habits as I guess they seemed luxurious and dispensable to me. I took a deep dive into science and the pathology-prescription (albeit natural prescription) view of health and distanced myself from my love of breath work and yoga asana.
I’ve finally come round full circle, finding myself struggling with the dysregulation of my nervous system after a few intensely traumatic life events which occurred over the last few years. Utilising everything I know about natural medicines and nutrition, I set to work on designing the most comprehensive treatment plan possible for me as well as continuing my (by my own assessment) pretty exemplary diet.. Months down the lines I saw minimal improvements. It was at this point that I realised what was missing to start retraining my nervous system for recovery; a holistic morning ritual.
A month in to this daily commitment I have seen tremendous benefits including:
✨Improved premenstrual symptoms
✨A greater sense of calm
✨A space of pause before I become reactive
✨Unintentional weight loss (I can only assume is either associated with cortisol reduction or with the 20 minutes of yoga practice I am doing daily)
✨A greater sense of joy
✨A feeling of empowerment and clarity
The key tools I have implemented in my daily regimen include: Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and last-but-not-least, implementing some very strict phone use boundaries from after dinner until my entire morning ritual is complete.
My next blog will be about designing your own holistic routine and an exploration of some of the techniques which can be used. 💕💫✨⭐️
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