Taking Care of Yourself

Wisdom and Life discusses the spiritual aspect of your life.  As with all things, there are other points to consider when taking care of yourself.  There are the physical things you can do to maintain your health:
Yoga
Meditation

 

Exercise
Massages

 

Don’t sit all the time.

 

Yoga:
Yoga can be contemplative and it can also help with your overall physical well being.

Stretching your body in ways it doesn’t normally go can relieve pain and can also create more flexibility and balance.  The flexibility will help if you take an unexpected fall.

 

Many people as the age experience lower back stress.  Yoga can help alleviate some of this.

Cobra pose
Image from:
Freestockphotos

And Cat Cow (You can google this for images) are especially beneficial to alleviate lower back issues.

 

Meditation:
I have an entire category at Wisdom and Life devoted to Meditation.  Simply click the preceding link to read my columns on the topic.

 

Exercise:
We should all have an exercise routine.  Twice a week, three times a week at LEAST we should be out walking.  Walking is the best exercise we can do.  One mile, two miles it doesn’t really matter.  Our goal should be at least ten thousand steps a day.  It is fairly easy to judge how many steps we walk every day now with the advent of phone apps.  

 

Massage:
It can’t hurt to pamper yourself with a massage.  I’ll refer once more to those with chronic back pain, making a massage part of your routine can help.  It won’t help unless you are consistent with doing so.  In other words if you do so only when you experience pain, the massage won’t help with consistency.  It’s important to have a regular schedule, at least once a month, twice a month is better.  I know the times that I’ve missed my monthly schedule I have really felt it.  The same goes with all of these suggestions.  Creating a routine and sticking with them is as important as starting.

 

Don’t sit all the time:
I’m fortunate to have a day job where I get to stand all the time.  I also recently purchased a standing desk so I don’t sit when I’m working at home either.  I found that sitting all the time at home to write or do any kind of work at my computer, compressed my spine so badly that I started to experience more lower back stress.  Now that I have my standing desk:
It’s helped ease much of the stress on my back.

 

So how many of these are you doing to help your physical well being?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

One thought on “Taking Care of Yourself

  1. I most certainly agree that physical exercise is so important, especially as we age, Chris. Unfortunately, with all that has been going on in our lives lately, I’ve strayed from my usual visits to the gym. Starting back today!
    Also, I love the idea of a standing desk. Though I presently sit to do my work, I’m very conscious about getting up every 15-20 minutes to walk around and engage in some sort of physical activity. It really helps!
    Blessings!

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