Blog# 132 Inner Peace Supports Superior Health
Worry, fear and anger create tension in the body; our muscles may over-contract, we may develop abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, our blood pressure may spike, we may develop headaches and we may develop respiratory symptoms of a “cold”. Other health problems may also arise due to mental and emotional imbalance. At this challenging time for our country and the world, it is important to stay mentally centered and to care for our physical health.
Several approaches to support and improve physical and mental health include 1. optimal nutrition consisting of whole, organically grown, unprocessed foods, sufficient pure water, and vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, as needed.
2. Regular exercise that includes stretching and balancing, like Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, muscle strengthening, such as lifting free weights, using exercise machines and band work, and aerobics, such as walking swimming, biking and tennis. Daily weight-bearing exercise is also vital. 3. Sufficient, excellent quality sleep, which depends on a balanced diet, with little or no food consumed close to bedtime, freedom from computer, phone, and other screens at least two hours before bedtime, and relaxing, calming stimuli at night, soon before sleep. 4. Care of the musculoskeletal frame through Chiropractic, Massage, and appropriate exercises, such as strengthening and stretching activities mentioned above. 5. Mental disciplines and supports, such as Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, cultivating a thankful attitude, inspirational reading and more. 6. Finally, helping to balance the electrical (energetic) system through activities such as spending time in natural settings, such as woodlands, prairies, and beaches, cultivating the breath and increasing the lung vital capacity, and grounding or earthing, especially by walking barefoot or lying on the ground.
Peace Pilgrim, one of my personal heroes, experienced excellent health, and did not even have a “cold” once she reached a state of lasting inner peace. Her inspirational life including activities such as walking coast to coast many times for world peace, giving countless talks and presentations at churches and universities, as well as interviews on local and national radio and television. She walked until given shelter, fasted until offered food, observed a vegetarian diet for ethical and health reasons, and inspired many people during her decades as “Peace Pilgrim”. We could benefit from her message and life in this world today. She began walking in the 1950’s during the repressive McCarthy era, and was especially concerned about preventing the nuclear destruction of our planet’s life forms and cultures. The link to the Peace Pilgrim website is Peace Pilgrim
There, you can find books, DVD’s, CD’s and more covering her life and works. Two full length documentary films were made about her, and there are even recordings and films of several of her talks at various venues. I hope you take the time to enjoy these. Our world needs this wisdom, especially now.
This blog’s offer: contact me if you want support for your health and general well-being. I offer several services, including Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutritional advice, Hypnosis, Self-Hypnosis, Flower Essence Therapy, and Qi Gong instruction.