Everything in life exists in a natural balance. We breathe in, we breathe out. The sun rises and sun sets. The tide ebbs and then flows. In Eastern philosophies, this principle is described as yin and yang. It is a universal state of ease, holistic health and natural relaxation.
In order to maintain or improve health, we must receive positive energy every day and also release it. For example, when we eat fresh food and our body absorbs nutrition, we also release all the elements that are not useful. If we don’t release this unwanted matter, it becomes toxic and over time it becomes disease. This principle is the same with our energy – our health and holistic well-being.
Everyday we need to receive fresh energy and release old energy. Releasing old energy is not always a pleasant experience, especially if it has been blocked for some time. When you begin to receive more fresh energy, it forces out the old blocked energy, like a river slowly pushing through a blockage of mud and stones.
Sometimes we experience an energy release as a physical pain or discomfort, and our immediate response is to think something is wrong. This is not actually the case. It is simply the old energy beginning to be released. When you practice relaxation and receiving more energy than during our usual busyness, this process is simply speeded up. In many alternative health systems this process is often called a “healing crisis.”
The secret to becoming naturally healthy is to be happy when we are releasing and to understand that our pain or discomfort is actually a sign of our blockage freeing up. It is like a water tap that has been blocked with mud. When you turn on the tap, the water begins to push out the mud. For a few seconds, all you see is muddy, brown water. But, after some time, the water becomes clear again.
If you have a pain or are feeling uncomfortable, try to relax – learn natural relaxation. Try not to tense your body, rather allow the fresh, positive energy to flush out the blockage. At times this can be hard, as our initial reaction is to become tense and contract when we feel pain or discomfort.
Here’s a powerful piece of ancient Eastern wisdom that I picked up from Sarah McCrum, a relaxation expert at the Academy of Potential Education: “when you are healthy, you are constantly receiving and releasing energy all day long. It is simply how nature works – the flow of life itself. Yin and yang, ebb and flow, sunrise and sunset, breathe in and breathe out.” So smile, breathe, and discover natural relaxation. It supports you to achieve health, happiness, peace and overall success in life.
By Jimmy Allen
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