Life force is the energy present in all living things responsible for maintaining physical functions, like your thought process, beating heart, and body heat. Think of it as the battery that energizes your body and mind. Your life force is multi-layered and multifaceted, and it draws its energy from the environment around you to keep you healthy, protected, and vibrant.
We all do things that can seriously deplete our voltage levels. A few examples are working too much, excessive screentime, unhealthy eating, and spending time with people that drain our energy.
When you feel your body is losing life force, you may feel anxiety, stress, migraines, fatigue, physical imbalance, or spiritual issues. A demanding boss or a time of intense pressure can pull your life force energy way down, and it can take time to replenish.
However, you have the ability to connect with your own healing energy and use it to replenish and strengthen your life force once more. Continue reading to discover our top six deeply restorative ways to help you towards this goal.
Reiki means “universal life energy.” It’s an ancient eastern holistic technique used to reduce stress and promote relaxation and emotional healing. Practitioners lay their hands on your body or hover above it to release blocks and encourage free-flowing and robust life force energy.
When your body is stressed and exhausted, it is more prone to injury than when it’s relaxed and energized. Stretching your muscles for five minutes every few days helps recharge your muscles. Even better, take a yoga class for more thorough stretching.
Scents such as rosemary, sage, and lavender have been shown to be particularly relaxing to those under stress. A sachet or scented candle next to your bed can help you relax and unwind from your day. Essential oils are exploding in popularity. You can message them directly onto your body, rub them on your wrists or use a diffuser.
Here are some ways to rejuvenate your energy with water.
•a sea or Epsom salt warm bath
•swimming in a lake, river, or ocean
•walking in the rain
•a long, hot shower
Visualize the water is cleaning your body, heart, soul and flushing negative thoughts and energy away from you.
Warm Epsom salt baths are an excellent way to help remove toxins, improve your muscle function, and reduce inflammation linked to stress.
5. Spiritual Happy Place
A sacred altar in your home where you can pray or meditate is a powerful place that can become a healing energy source for you. Or, if you have a special place in nature that revitalizes you, commit to visiting it regularly. Pay attention if you feel drawn to go there as your inner self may be calling for a recharge.
6. Box Breathing
Box breathing, also known as rhythmic breathing, is an anxiety relief technique used by veterans with PTSD. Several studies show that it helps instantly bring down stress levels. You can practice box breathing anywhere and anytime.
Steps for Box Breathing:
1. Sit or lay in a comfortable position and place.
2. Count to four as you slowly inhale through your nose feeling the air enter your lungs.
3. Avoid inhaling or exhaling as you count and hold your breath for four seconds.
4. Exhale through your mouth for a count of four.
5. Repeat the set three times or until you feel re-centered and calm.
Try doing three reps in one sitting. If you have the time, try ten reps, which have a similar effect to deep mediation.
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