30 Days of Balance

30 Days of Balance with Cara

30 Days of Balance are quick tips that help me to stay grounded. People often ask how I stay grounded or how do I manage my physical energy. Well it is not easy and it takes work. Like anything, if it is worth it will take some effort in order for it to pay off.  Doing energy work can take a toll on our bodies so it is important to replenish the energy in order to restore ourselves.  To stay healthy and grounded I use these tips everyday now I may not use everyone one of them everyday but I do I do use a couple of these tips everyday.  I hope you will find these helpful and hopefully you might find yourself trying one of these simple but effective tips.

Day 1

Meditate

Meditation is one of the most powerful things you can do to bring balance to your body and mind. When you meditate, you calm your mind and allow the brain to rest. Meditation is as simple as sitting in the stillness and quieting your thoughts. Meditation can open your mind and bring a sense of calmness to your day. Meditation is a way to find balance to this chaotic world.

Day 2

Yoga

In the morning I love to do simple yoga stretches to wake up my body. Yoga is a combination of a series of poses and simple breathing techniques. It can improve your physical body as well as your spiritual mind.  Yoga helps to improve your balance and maintain flexibility. To keep the energy flowing you might want to find a yoga class. It can do wonders to bring balance to your day!

 Day 3

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is one of my favorite gifts I give to myself. I have been practicing Qi Gong for 8 years and I rarely miss a day.  Some have called Qi Gong “Meditation in Motion”. Qi Gong literally means cultivating your vital energy. It is a combination of simple movements, meditation, and breathing. Qi Gong brings synchronicity to my day.

Day 4

REIKI

REIKI is an ancient Japanese healing technique that is similar to the laying on of hands.  It can reduce stress and promote relaxation. REIKI is a healing technique that channels universal life energy. I try to run REIKI on myself every day. REIKI is a powerful energy that balances my mind and brings a sense of calmness to my body. You must be personally attuned to this powerful energy before you can utilize REIKI and the universal life force energy.

Day 5

Spend time in Nature

One of the simplest things we can do to bring balance to our body is spend time in nature. The natural elements can have a powerful affect on our bodies. Nature has a way of grounding us and making us feel calm. It is as simple as spending sometime today outside and soaking up the powerful energy of nature. When we spend time in nature, we feel more grounded and stable.

Day 6

Sleep and Rest

 Getting rest is important in order to gain balance in your life. Sleep is “Nature’s Energy Medicine” and one of the best ways of replenishing your depleted energies. Your body needs to sleep and sleep is vital to maintaining your health. Sleep boosts your immune system, burns calories and helps you from aging your body. You owe it to yourself to catch up on your sleep …today! 

Day7

Prayer

Prayer is a spiritual tool that brings us closer to God. Prayer is the conversation we have with our creator. When we realize that there is something greater than us, we can change our perspective on the world. Prayer grounds us and can bring stability to our world. Prayer is a simple but powerful way to bring balance to our life.

Day 8

Breathe

Just breathe. This may sound too simple, but conscious breathing is one of the best things you can do for yourself. When you take the time to consciously breathe, it will relax you and release the tension in your body. Try to become aware of your breath. Fill your lungs with powerful oxygen and allow your breath to balance your body. See if this brings you harmony.

Day 9

Tapping

No, I am not talking about tap dancing. I am referring to tapping in EFT. “Emotional Freedom Technique” is a simple but highly effective way to break up blockages in your body.  Tapping certain points on your body, can release stress and tension. When you feel a wave of anxiety come over you, all you have to do is tap away those feelings. EFT is one of methods I use to reduce stress and to keep me balanced throughout the day.

Day10

Walk/Exercise

I prefer to walk in nature. Do whatever you prefer; running, biking or lifting weights. Try to get your blood pumping and the energy moving throughout your body. When you exercise, you strengthen your physical body and sharpen your mind.  Exercise allows your muscles and joints to stay flexible, giving your body stability and balance.

Day 11

Journal

Journaling is a powerful tool used to release emotions. Therapeutic writing is a way to let go of the personal issues that may be holding you back. It is a great way for you to express our feelings. Journaling can balance your mind and even open up your creative ideas.

Day 12

Sunlight

Expose yourself to natural sunlight. I know the sun’s vibrant rays can change my mood and make me feel more positive. If you want balance in your life, you might want to expose yourself to this powerful energy in nature. Sunlight is a powerful but simple way to increase your balance and to give you a positive outlook.

Day13

Do something new

If you want more balance in your life, try to do something that you have never tried before. It can be as simple as tasting a new food or taking a different route home from work. Change things up a little and push yourself to do something different. When we are too rigid, we do not allow ourselves to be open to all possibilities. When we open our minds, we are able to see things in a new perspective.

 

 Day 14

Affirmations

Positive affirmations are one of the most powerful things you can do to change your life. If you want more balance in your life then you might want to try reciting or writing positive affirmations. Affirmations can give you the positive feeling that you may need. Just reciting positive sayings or writing down inspirational words can ground you and bring you back to your core beliefs.

Day 15

Read

Reading is a great way to ground yourself and bring balance to your life. When you take the time to read you are slowing down and pausing in the middle of life’s chaos. Reading is such a great way to calm your body and open your mind. It does not matter if you read a novel or a magazine article just pick something that interests and inspires you. Reading can open up your world to many opportunities.

Day 16

Eat whole Foods

When you eat natural foods, you are getting the energy and nutrients that your body needs. Biting into a fresh piece of fruit or a tangy vegetable can give you that balance your body craves. Today, try reaching for a handful of nuts instead of that bag of chips. Whole foods can sustain your energy throughout the day and bring you that balance your body needs.

Day 17 

Drum

Our bodies are accustomed to feeling a rhythm similar to how we felt in the womb; when we felt our mother’s heartbeat. Drumming is a powerful way to release tension and calm our bodies.  Drumming can lower our blood pressure and relax the tension we are holding onto. Tapping on a tabletop or our desk is a great way to let go of all of the built up stress. If we want to feel balanced and grounded, try banging on a drum.

Day18

Crystals 

Crystals are treasures from Mother Nature. These treasures hold special energies and powers that can heal, energize and calm us.  Crystals are a great tool to use to bring balance to our life. We can wear crystals or just hold them close to our bodies to obtain this beneficial energy.  The next time you feel nervous or anxious; try holding a piece of clear quartz. Crystals are one way we can bring balance to our life.

 

Day 19

Drink water

Grab a glass of water and bring balance to your body. Some health problems can be resolved quickly by drinking more water. For example, many times that headache or that body ache may be caused from a lack of water. You can even beat fatigue with a simple glass of water. The best way to cure dry skin is to hydrate your skin with a glass of aqua. Water can help you to stay energized and balanced all day long.

Day 20

Dance

Dance is a great way to bring balance to your life. This is especially true if you are looking for more creativity. It does not have to be complicated, or you don’t have to have advanced technical dancing skills to bring you balance. Dance can be as simple as dancing around your home to your favorite tune. Put on some music and just release the energy.  Dance to your heart’s desire, so you can open up those creative channels.

Day 21

Labyrinth

Try walking a Labyrinth to find more balance in your day.  Labyrinths have been used for centuries as a meditation tool.  They have been called a walking meditation. A Labyrinth is a single path, which leads to a center space. When you walk the Labyrinth, it allows your mind to relax and you become more aware of our surroundings.  If you cannot find a Labyrinth to walk, you can always trace the path with your finger with the image of a Labyrinth. A Labyrinth it is a great way to center yourselves and bring balance to your day.

Day 22

Fast

Fasting has been used as a way to reach enlightenment for centuries. Fasting is a good way to clear out our body and mind. When we go without food, it opens our minds and can clear our train of thought. We do not have to practice intense fasting rituals to reap the benefits. It can be as simple as fasting for a couple of hours or going without a particular food for an extended period. Fasting can bring a sense of balance to our physical body as well as our spiritual mind.

Day 23

Binaural Beats

Binaural Beats are nothing new. They have been around since the 1800’s. However, currently they are becoming more popular, with the advancement of digital technology. Binaural beats are referred to as “electronic meditation”. It is a simple but effective tool in reaching enlightenment. They are a great way to open your minds pathways and balance your creative energies.

Day 24

Massage

Massage is one way to release tension and stress in our bodies. It is a powerful tool to break up blockages and allow natural healing to occur. When we get a massage, we are honoring our body and all it does for us. Massage is a great way to ground and balance our physical being.

Day 25

Color Therapy

Color is a powerful tool used in FENG SHUI. Color can be used to transform our environment. Surrounding ourselves with particular colors can calm, heal and even inspire us. Something as simple as dressing in a certain color or eating foods of a particular color can change our mood. When we use color as a tool to change our environment we can also balance our physical body. 

 Day 26

Laugh

Laughter is one of the best therapies. Laughter can reduce our heart rate and lower our blood pressure. One of the easiest things we can do to bring balance to our stressed out lives, is to simply let go and laugh. Take some time today and just let yourself laugh and release all of that stress. Bring balance to your hurried life and enjoy a smile or a chuckle.

Day 27

Mandalas

Mandalas are a spiritual tool used to help me with focus and concentration. They are a diagram that is sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism. Mandala means circle in Sanskrit.  I use manadalas as meditation tool. By coloring in a blank image of a mandala I find focus and clarity.  Mandalas are a great way to concentrate my attention and bring balance to my life.

Day 28                       

Sound 

Sound is one way to break up blockages in our bodies. The vibrations of chimes or a singing bowl can break up that stagnant energy in our bodies.  When we allow our bodies to absorb the vibrations of sound, we can use that energy as a way to balance our physical bodies. The resonance we feel from a singing bowl can balance our body’s tissues and bring us a sense of peace.

 

Day 29

Fresh Air

Just inhale some clean air. Your lungs need fresh air to keep your bodies running. Take some time today to appreciate the fresh air of nature. Spend time outdoors; and consciously breathe in this powerful energy of nature. Open up your windows and let the fresh air drift through your home. When you take the time to breathe in fresh air, you can balance and ground your body.

 

 Day 30

Yin Yang

Yin and Yang are the grandparents of balance. This is the foundation for finding balance in our lives. Yin and Yang are the opposites that bring balance to our bodies. Yin is associated with the feminine side, dark and cool. Yang is the masculine side, white and warm. Taken from Chinese philosophy, yin and yang represents true balance. It is the change and interaction between the two energies found in the body. Yin and Yang forces interact in order to create balance. We can use Yin and Yang as a guide to keep our own body in balance. We want to strike that balance between dark and light or female and male in our own body in order to find that perfect balance.

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