Our lives revolve around balancing the different facets of our personalities, and part of our happiness and wellbeing relates to how we handle and respond to stress.
What’s your relationship to stress like? The problem is not so much the stress in your life – it’s the way you have responded to it that is causing disharmony.
If there’s too much stress, it can cause your adrenals to release too much adrenalin and cortisol into your system, which can end up depleting you and throwing you off balance.
Not only does this hinder your ability to make good decisions, it also impacts your body’s ability to digest food.
A healthy dose of adrenalin is like a shot of powerful energy that helps you get things done and help you stay safe. It’s what you use when you need to meet that deadline, or when you’re nervous about speaking in public, or when you’re running late but need to pick your little one up form school.
In order to keep your adrenals healthy, you need to give them a rest so that they can function at their optimum. If you use them all the time, not only does this impact their strength and efficiency, but you’ll start to feel burnt out and tired all the time. As an energy healer and yoga teacher, I find I need to monitor my stress levels all the time in order to hold the space for others to do the same.
- Self Preservation
- The Demon To Conquer – FEAR
- Developed From The Womb – 12 Months
DEFICIENT: Anxious, Restless, Disconnected, Underweight, Financial Difficulty, Chronic Disorganisation
EXCESS: Obesity, Hoarding, Material Fixation, Lazy Tired, Fearful of Change
PHYSICAL MALFUNCTIONS THAT CAN MANIFEST:
Disorders in the bowel, rectum, large intestine, bones, teeth, legs, feet, base of spine, prone to frequent illness, adrenal fatigue
BALANCED: Healthy, vital, grounded, prosperous, healthy elimination, at peace with family & past
Our adrenals give power to our base chakra, which is all about the stability in our foundations. Our base energy centre relates to the dense parts of our body like our bones and teeth, as well as our ability to let go and eliminate what no longer serves us, in order to grow and prosper.
Our foundation initially includes our connection to the earth, our family and our sense of belonging. As we grow older, we must learn to manifest stability for ourselves in ways such as a loving home, regular work, health and wellness, as well as our ability to set healthy boundaries.
A quote from well known astrologer Jonathan Cainer “People often ask if our destiny is written in the stars. I always explain that it is – but like most written works, it can be improved with a good edit”
I hope you have fun making some good edits. Here are some tips for you to help keep your adrenals functioning well.
- Eat a diet that is nutrient-rich and is high in animal meats, fish and eggs, and high in good fats, with a low-carb intake.
- Avoid processed food that has no nourishment and try to eat whole foods as much as possible.
- Avoid caffeine, i.e. coffee, caffeinated tea, chocolate, soft drinks, etc.
- Try not to consume sugar, sugar substitutes, honey, molasses, and all manufactured forms of it.
- Eat foods that are high in vitamin C, i.e. meats, broccoli, green peppers, greens, lemons, parsley, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, etc
- Ensure you have at least 1.5 teaspoons of good ocean sea salt daily, which is very important for the adrenal glands. Ocean sea salt provides proper amounts of sodium and chloride.
- Do dry body brushing daily to detoxify your adrenals. It is very effective in stimulating and decongesting the lymphatic system, and helps the liver and adrenal glands function better. It exercises the lymphatic system, and gets it flowing and moving properly.
- Cup your hand and tap hard on the skin overlapping the adrenal glands for 2 minutes daily. Your adrenal glands are located just above the kidneys on either side of your body near your waist.
- Thump your thymus gland to stimulate it. The thymus gland is an important part of your lymphatic system which helps the body detoxify itself. It is located underneath the top of the breast bone. To thump it, use your knuckles and thump gently but firmly on the top of your breast bone. Gently thump about 10 times in a row. Do this a few times a day to wake up your thymus gland.
- Get out in the fresh air and let fresh air circulate in your home. Air charged with “good” ions, called “negative ions”, is healing to the adrenals. This kind of air is abundant in the forest and mountains, and at the seashore. Showers also provide these good ions.
- Get plenty of sleep
- Decrease stresses in your life as much as possible. During stressful times lie down and relax. Place your hands on your forehead over your eyebrows, and stay like that for 10 minutes.