In our fast-moving and ever-changing world, it can feel challenging to discover ways to feel centered and grounded in the present moment. Spending too much time in a state of stress, tension and worry can separate us even further from our physical experience. Not only does this create a toxico mental and emotional environment, but it can cause physical issues to develop, as well.
If we take the time to listen, our bodies can tell us a great deal about what we need to thrive. Incorporating natural products and techniques into your daily routine can greatly assist you with this process, and allow you to experience deeper peace and connection with your body, mind and spirit.
CBD, or hemp extract, is a newer natural product on that market that has shown some promise in reducing stress and anxiety, and aiding the user in reconnecting with the physical world around them. One popular technique for utilizing CBD and enjoying its benefits is to inhale the beneficial compounds through CBD vape and CBD joints.
CBD joints and vape products allow the cannabinoids to interact directly with the blood vessels in the lungs and quickly enter the bloodstream. Many people also choose to rub CBD-infused skincare products on their hands or feet to experience an immediate relaxing effect and can be especially beneficial when combined with therapeutic massage.
The practice of yogais a gentle, nourishing way to promote healthy movement of the body’s tissues and eliminate toxins from the body. For centuries, yoga practitioners have passed down the wisdom of the body through postures, breathing techniques, and chanting – all of which are accessible to all bodies, no matter the level of intensity of the class you select.
To better understand what your body and mind need, close, your eyes, take a deep breath and tune in. Ask your body, what do you most need right now? Is it the challenge of learning new postures? The deep release of stress through long, focused stretching? Or a restorative yoga class, spending the most significant amount of time on stillness and letting go?
Whether you respond best to a group environment or on your own, yoga classes are easy to access either online or in a local studio. And many types of practice are available, from focused practices on strength building to restorative yoga, and mindfulness flow practices that are oriented to the breath.
Finally, connecting with nature is a powerful way to activate the heart center, release the burdens of daily life, and rediscover your true purpose. Whether you are taking time in the afternoon for a walk in your neighborhood or planning an overnight weekend hike through the mountains, the benefits of spending time outdoors are many and varied.
Many cultures around the world practice techniques such as ecotherapy and forest bathing, along with therapeutic massage, and utilizing natural products to find deeper connection with the body. These and other gentle, nurturing traditions remind us of our place in this physical world; they know that we are all part of this vibrant ecosystem.
The more time we spend cultivating that knowledge – and the compassion that effortlessly grows from that connection – the more abundant our sense of well-being will become.