Energy CultivationEnergy Self-Care
The Foundation and Framework for Health, Vitality and a Meaningful Life
Energy Renewal vs Energy Depletion
Understanding Energy and Personal Application For Greater Renewal, Vitality, and Better Sleep
Multiple Perspectives, Plans and Action Steps Based on Approach
Plans for Needs, Challenges, and Circumstances for Greatest Benefit
Three Action Plans
Gain Clarity Through
The Dimensions of
How Do You Want to Feel?
Do Your Decisions, Language, Attitudes, Beliefs, Environment, Relationships, Nutrition, Exercise, and Emotions Support Growth and Renewal or Depletion and Exhaustion?
Practices That Support
Energy Awareness and
Daily Practices include: AM and PM
Taking Breaks, 5-10-15 Mins
Check-In Points During Day
Knowledge, Application, and
Practices to Support
24 hour Cycles and Rhythms,
Sleep Hygiene, Brain Fatigue,
Energy Stealers, Energy Enhancers,
Learning and Performance,
Fatigue, Lethargy, or Boredom?
Qi, Chi, Ki, Breath, Pranayama
life force or vital energy …
it must be replenished, conserved, accumulated and protected
Many ancient traditions and practices know that healing and empowerment are rooted in honoring energy and the cycles of the seasons. Energy infuses all life – humans, plants, and the transformation of all growth. The practical act of cultivating energy for healing and a healthy life is deeply rooted in the very nature of the Earth and the immense universe in which it exists. When we embrace energy practices we are purposefully accessing and then circulating natural healing resources.
Qi Gong means “working and playing with Qi, refining inner resources.” It is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice for whole-body healing, that integrates physical postures or gentle movement, breathing techniques, self-massage, and meditation or focused intention for preventing illness, maintaining and enhancing function, reducing stress, managing chronic conditions, increasing longevity, and promoting healthy aging. Qi is the life force or vital energy inherent within all things in the universe, and Qigong is the cultivation of that life force.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan is defined as a method of accessing and sustaining harmony with the universe. Rooted in the rich soil of ancient Chinese thought, which is based on observing the way things work in nature, it is understanding the forces of harmony and change. Often shortened to T’ai Chi, it is a type of internal soft Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It spans the realm of the body, mind and spirit. Practicing everyday brings enduring health and a sense of well-being. It is most recognized as a series of silent, fluid, seamless slow-motion movements or moving meditation.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a hand-mediated healing technique and therapy based on the principle that one can channel energy to activate the natural healing processes to restore physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Meaning “universal life force energy” the “Rei” describes the universal, boundless aspect of this energy while the “ki” is the vital life force energy which flows through all living beings. It offers growth and understanding for healing, personal development and a spiritual path.
Yoga Therapy is a vehicle and path for wellness, healing and personal transformation. A science of self-realization it is based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, is defined as the “knowledge of living” or science of life. Together they are a complete discipline providing vitality and healing on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Tools include an understanding and practice of the doshas, kleshas, chakras, koshas, the Eight Limb Path, asana, pranayama, mudra, Yoga Nidra, mantra, and meditation. For more details visit my page on yoga therapy.
Mindfulness is a renewable source of energy. Within the tradition of Buddhist psychology, it has two main objectives – 1) the regulation of attention to cultivate wisdom and 2) the regulation of emotion to create a compassionate heart. The purpose of mindfulness is to alleviate suffering, not choiceless awareness for its own sake. The essence is not that we change ourselves or our lives, but to bring compassionate awareness and kindness to the areas that are cracked open and in the need of light, love, and healing. It is not about emptying the mind or escaping from problems, but finding new ways to relate to our difficulties and often our chaotic minds – not a complex or difficult practice – the challenge lies in remembering to be mindful. This creates an opportunity to respond in new and creative ways instead of reacting with the default brain – choose again. It offers a window to recognize when we are under stress, shifting our attention from preoccupations or worries, allowing for a different relationship to our troubles…feeling a little more ease and spaciousness…or clear seeing. Mindfulness allows personal growth, not the goal of making us better. We are already whole, awareness allows us to see it. It is a way of relating to life.
Presentations, Classes, Sessions, and Practices Combined with Holistic Health, Mentoring, Coaching, and Communication Skills for Core Values
Individual and Small Classes
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