Human bodies were originally intended to survive in nature, and while urban living has provided many conveniences that we cannot do without, it has also robbed the body of its innate ability to commune with nature. Here’s a crystal I recommend working with at this time…Larimar, A unique stone that comes from my maternal place of origin, the Dominican Republic. It is soulful, calming, filled with joy and water energy. It supports soothing ones nerves, and aligning with the bigger picture of ones soul journey.
With all the stresses we face in modern life what can we learn from the ancients? Well, first of all we must recognize that there is a common thread between then and now: humanity. There are simply some attributes of being human that haven’t changed. For instance, from Patanjali’s standpoint, the human mind has always been in constant motion; that’s why his goal of Yoga is to still the mind.
We do have a source of stress today that is unprecedented in human history, CV19 and information overload. We see cell phones everywhere, and we use them every day. Some more sensitive individuals may experience a mild headache or discomfort in the ear if they talk with a head set or cell phone for too long. Additionally, no household is complete without a computer. While it is wonderful that we can now work from anywhere in the world, communicate electronically and wirelessly on the world wide web, being on the computer too long poses a health risk. With faster modes of transportation and communication systems, information travels quicker and people need to catch up in order to keep pace with what is current in the workforce and world today.
Our challenge is to learn how to cope with this overload wisely and develop strategies to minimize the daily stresses that it brings to our body. With all of the devices and means we have available in this modern age for what we call “communication”, it seems intuitively obvious to me that overall we’re moving farther away from Patanjali’s target of stilling the mind. Human bodies and our immune system are not as durable as machines. We cannot drive ourselves to the point of breakdown without any serious repercussions to our health. Getting sick, for example, with a cold or flu, is a sign that our immune system has been compromised. If we don’t take a break, our body will force us to take one. Before we get to that stage, see if you could listen to the needs of the body. Does it need to go out for some fresh air, does it need to be stretched out with yoga, does it need to be fed with something nutritious, or does it need a complete break from its daily routine? Being able to go camping, to a beach for the afternoon, or even being able to sit in your own backyard without the phone interrupting you, could be all that your body may need in order to rejuvenate.