Living a life of healing and good health is as simple as implementing daily practices that foster well-being.
Moving your body is one way of healing yourself. It helps balance out hormones It reduces stress. And moving your body signals our ancient genetics we all have in common that food is available and it’s time to go gather it. This is the opposite of when food was scarce.
In those periods in order to survive, we lacked motivation and energy. Our mood dulled in a way that helped us be sedentary to conserve energy. In the modern world, moving signals abundance. Being sedentary signals our body that survival is on the edge. Physical and emotional healing comes through abundance!
Fit Soul, Fit Body looks at healing as something that embraces all of life not just our own.
By drawing from the Huichol tradition where so many of the simple but powerful principles of Fit Soul, Fit Body come from we can gain this perspective. The Huichol are known as the healing people. Their ancient traditions are focused on healing the self, the family, the community, and the world. Many of their ancient ceremonies are focused on connecting with the elemental energies of nature (light/fire, sky, waters, earth). They tune into the four directions (east, south, west and north). And by doing that they say healing comes simply by being aware of what is going on all around you.
They immerse themselves in nature as much as possible.
This is one of the main healing keys in Fit Soul, Fit Body. Tune into the spiritual world of nature. And by tuning in, we mean simple witness the aspects of life that have existed since the beginning of time. Soak in the beauty of a sunrise or sunset. Sit by a creek or the ocean and breathe in the sound of the water. Feel yourself mirroring the changes in the plants and animals during each season. Doing that helps you feel better. It reduces stress. And it enables you to absorb energy from the environment, from nature, in a way that empowers your life and is healing.
The Huichol people believe it is also healing to fill our hearts with love. And when we do that, we are inherently sending love out into the world, thus sending out healing for all of our world.
Every day within us we have the power to heal. Through our prayers, through our thoughts, and through our actions. As we send light and love into the world, we are sending out energies that help bring healing to all of life including our own.
Join us at our next Fit Soul, Fit Body workshop and learn practices of healing for yourself and for the world.