Balance Your Body
"Optimise your health to optimise your life!"
Welcome to Balance your Body. If you have tried different exercises in the past, different diets and ways of looking after your body but have always given up because of circumstances or drifting motivation, then I am here to introduce a new approach.
It is not simply just a case of joining a gym, or embarking on a healthy eating regime, it is about implementing a healthy lifestyle into your life because what you do with your body can actually have a powerful effect on your mental wellbeing. It is this connection which makes Balancing your Body an important part of my Coaching Programme.
I work directly with experts in the following fields and part of your bespoke package will be to discuss and establish ways in which you can Balance your Body that fits in with your lifestyle, your abilities, your beliefs and aspirations. I will teach you how to make long lasting changes to Balance your Body, which will become natural practices as you begin to see the positive effects it has on your physical and mental wellbeing.
We will also explore any issues you have with your body, such as sleep, nutrition and exercise and learn how to take a new approach for life.
Things you can do
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing, concentrating on posture and breathing. There are many different styles of yoga, such as Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda and some are more vigorous than others.
Healthy balanced eating is the best recipe for an abundant life and being healthy will enable you to live your life to its optimum potential. The nutrition in certain foods can actually increase your vitality - there is much research available regarding 'super foods'.
Being active doesn't mean you need to spend hours in the gym, it's about finding physical activities that you enjoy and how to fit more of them into your daily life. Physical activity is thought to cause chemical changes in the brain, which can help to positively change our mood. It is currently recommended that adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity - such as fast walking or cycling - a week.
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind to develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and calm, focusing inwards and not on the external world or on the events taking place around you. Meditation requires an inner state that is still and one-pointed so that the mind becomes silent. When the mind is silent and no longer distracts you, meditation deepens.
Relaxation techniques can help you cope with everyday stress and with stress related to various health problems. It has many powerful and positive side effects, both physically and mentally. I have created a bespoke series of relaxation exercises, focusing on breathing, visual imagery and progressive relaxation techniques.
Holistic and Complementary Therapies
An increasing number of people are turning to holistic therapies and I work with several experts in these fields. Some of the therapies I can recommend include the following.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of 'like cures like', where a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. Homeopathic medicine is sourced from plant and mineral extracts and are dispensed as pilules or administered in drops.
Kinesiology is a combination muscle monitoring and testing with the principles of Chinese medicine to assess energy and body function, applying a range of gentle yet powerful healing techniques to improve health, wellbeing and vitality.
It is widely believed that life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras or meridians and also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Reiki heals by flowing life force energy through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy, using a hands-on approach through a reiki practitioner.
Hypnotherapy aims to alter a state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focusing the subconscious part. While in this heightened state of awareness, it allows for appropriate suggestions to change thought patterns. It can also be used as a form of regression to deal with deeply hidden issues.
Acupuncture stimulates points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, to release the correct flow of energy. The energy, or qi, then travels through channels called meridians. However, modern medicine believes that acupuncture works through neurohormonal pathways. As the nerve is stimulated, it sends signals to the brain, and the brain releases neural hormones such as beta-Endorphins, which can make the patient feel euphoric, or happy, and this increases the pain threshold and they feel less pain.