The ES Life Coach family believes that healthcare should encompass the whole person: body, mind, spirit and emotions. Our human complexities make us vulnerable to imbalances, which may arise when one of our interconnected parts is affected. In other words, when one area of our lives is not working properly, our overall health may suffer.
Enlightened Spirit Solutions
To help bring balance back to your life, we offer solutions to enlighten your spirit. Here are some examples:
Most of us are aware of the benefits of yoga. The practice is ideal for the older adult, as it offers a gentle approach to fitness that benefits the body as well as the spirit and emotions. Yoga can decrease your risk of falls as you age, as it improves balance and spatial awareness. Anyone in healthcare can attest that falls among the elderly often lead to a downward spiral of health calamities, which may require extensive rehabilitation.
Yoga can lower blood pressure, reduce insomnia, increase muscle strength and tone, and protect the aging brain. These are just a few of the countless benefits of the ancient practice.
The breath controls the body. When we are afraid or nervous, our breathing may speed up, and become shallow. Simple breathing exercises can reduce pain (as we see in childbirth) and help shift our focus. Pranayama, or breathwork, is a means to ignite our body’s parasympathetic response, which tells our nervous system to rest and digest. It’s a powerful tool we can access anytime, with nothing more than our breath.
Upon studying the benefits of meditation, researcher Madhav Goyal, MD, said, “A lot of people have this idea that meditation means sitting down and doing nothing, but that’s not true. Meditation is an active training of the mind to increase awareness.”
Research proves meditation changes the brain, and offers a multitude of benefits ranging from improved memory, better sleep, decreased anxiety and so much more. Meditation is not a matter of clearing your mind, it is method we use to detach ourselves from internal clutter, and enter into the quiet that’s buried beneath our extraneous thinking. It sounds much more complicated than it actually is!