Part of having a Well Balanced Body is recognizing the many facets of health, healing, and wellness. The choices we make can make a significant impact on, not only our health today, but the distant future. What we consciously or unconsciously choose to put in our body daily and how we take care of our body is what really matters.
At Well Balanced Body, we strive to make preventative wellness at the cornerstone of our facility. Yet, we are putting out fires within the neuromuscular skeletal system as well as the digestive, endocrine, immune systems etc.
We want to bridge the gap between pain management and living your absolute best life possible. Not just free of pain, but in full health and vitality.
We want to add more life to your years.
So what does that even look like?
Everyone's definition of health is different. That may be because we are all so different. But, it also is due to the fact that as laymans -- we can’t fully know what health and illness actually look like. In a lot of cases, we must start with our intuition -- telling us something isn’t right and we must listen to our bodies and move in that direction.
Unfortunately, it is common for us to ignore those signals early on and it isn't until there is a life and death situation before we really listen.
Even though the definition of health may look different for all of us, we also have to admit that we have to start with prevention at some point.
Where to start?
Listening to your body:
I hear often, “I just don’t have time.” If there is anyone who gets the concept of “not having time,” It’s me. Running a business, taking care of patients, building and guiding a staff, raising a baby and a soon to be 4 year old, managing a household list of things to constantly do whilst striving for mental/emotional, spiritual, physical growth. There is no one that gets it more than I do.
I have also suffered my deal of health heartbreaks -- but I realized where I went wrong. I allowed life to get the best of me. I got caught up in the “to dos” and also made those excuses.
I am human.
Which is why, more importantly, I am encouraging you to begin with breath. It’s the easiest way to tap into your nervous system.
Most days, people hold their breath on the inhale. This is a stress response.
So, to begin, we must lengthen our exhales. This is how you enter chill mode.
Try this daily exercise, before bed, begin with 2 minutes, than add more throughout the day -- in the shower, driving, washing dishes, or maybe take a moment to close your eyes and breathe.
Daily Breathing Exercise to Access The Chill Mode Of Your Nervous System
If you “don’t have time for breath.” Then you don’t have time for health.
And if you are curious, the “chill mode” is the parasympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system. This is where healing happens. The inhale is sympathetic, fight or flight, and the exhale is parasympathetic, rest and digest.