Natural health is a whole lifestyle approach to overall wellness that addresses every component of life starting from how we eat, how we take care of our body, how we deal with stress, and which healthcare providers you can entrust with your care.
In a very simple way, natural health adopts the concept of “out with the bad and in with the good.”. “Out with the bad” means that you will start eliminating bad habits such as drinking, smoking, or eating unhealthy foods, toxic chemicals by detoxing, and removing toxic chemicals from your home and body products.
“In with the good” means that you will start eating an organic, wholesome preferably plant-based diet, building corrective and healthy habits such as exercising, meditation, counseling, going to natural therapies like acupuncture, chiropractic, and homeopathy.
This is a holistic approach because it looks into all aspect; body, mind, and lifestyle. A natural health approach provides a more balanced way to create a healthy lifestyle compared to conventional medicine. Natural health means promoting wellness with natural solutions.
It is easier to switch your food from meat to vegan, drink water, and exercise. But in order to really attain the goal of natural health; to have a healthy body and mind, one have to learn how to attain the other part of the goal.
The reason that you would like to start getting in touch with your subconscious mind is also because of a simple fact that it controls 37,2 trillion cells in your body. It also regulates and connects the twelve systems that keeps you alive and functional; cardiovascular, endocrine gland, respiratory, nervous, immune, circulatory, digestive, lympathic (detoxing), muscular, skeletal, reproductive, and urinary system.
Meditation has a lot of health effects such as;
- Slowing down brain wave activity and subdues stress all the while triggering human growth hormones. This hormone helps regulate your metabolism, stimulate fat cells, promote protein synthesis in cells and many more.
- Meditation can help calm down the andrenals and allow them to rest. This is to relieve them from overproducing cortisol.
- Meditation decreases inflammation at a cellular level neutralizing acidosis and minimizing pains.
- Meditation alkalizes your system, balancing out acidity that has accrued through the overactivity of your analytical mind and the fear based thinking that generates stress hormones.
A lot of people are finding difficulties with doing meditation. We have listed a couple of tips that will help you start meditating and achieve your ultimate goal;
1. Keep your expectations in check
Before you start your meditation, you would have some expectation of what meditation would bring to your life. Some of you will be thinking about how meditation can lead to your greater well being, some might be thinking about how meditation will help you be less stressful.
All of your expectations are correct of course! However, when you have these expectations, you start wanting to see immediate results. You have to realize in order to achieve all of your expectation, there is a process that is involved. This process could take a while for some people, while the opposite for the rest.
Your own expectations could be your obstacle. It is better if you let your expectation go and start enjoying the process.
2. A quiet comfortable place
It is very helpful if you can a spot in which you can start your meditation practice, where you will not be disturbed.
Next thing that you have to do is to choose a meditation posture for yourself. Each person is different and has their own posture in which they can get comfortable. Relax your shoulders and release the tension that you notice in your body.
Whatever your comfortable position is, remember to keep your straight back to support awareness and discourage drowsiness.