I've seen many people in clinic this month who are stressed out and tired. This is not a surprising observation, I'm sure, but it got me pondering the idea of "balance" and whether this is actually attainable.
Modern life seems busier than ever. I've lost count of how many times I hear the phrase "I wish there were more hours in the week". I say it myself sometimes too ! It's a lovely thought, slowing down, taking a day off or sitting down to meditate and calm the mind, but in reality, very often, life just takes over and we have to keep pushing through for a while longer.
I believe that life ebs and flows. We have patches where everything feels manic and we have to work an extra long day or week, and other times when things feel settled; We have time to notice the birds in the trees or pick up the phone and call an old friend we haven't spoken to in a while.
I'm in no way suggesting that it's not important to rest. Rest is key and allowing ourselves this is the most loving thing we can do for ourselves and our bodies. I simply think that trying to achieve balance, can mean that things become rigid and out of tune with that natural, if not sometimes hectic, eb and flow.
I do however, believe that we can get balance within our bodies. If the body systems that manage our stress responses are supported and looked after, and our spine is moving well, allowing our nervous system to function optimally, the undulating journey of life can feel more manageable and we can move through change with more ease and flow.
What we put in is key. Eating good, organic foods, plenty of vegetables and good sources of protein with every meal, will keep us fueled up in the right way (blog on protein coming soon). Sometimes our body will need some extra support and this can come through supplementing some of the nutrients our body cannot always get from our food.
Kinesiology is a great way of determining what the body needs and what may be lacking. It truly can get the body back in balance, nutritionally, emotionally and physically. Here at Synergy, I use Kinesiology with my clients who are experiencing that feeling of stress in a way that feels depleting and draining. Combined with some specific and gentle spinal adjustments, balance can be restored and life can feel more manageable again.
Struggling with that eb and flow of modern life? Give me a call to find out more.
Keep journeying !