To re - establish balace ...
For thousands of years, ancient cultures have studied the two-way communication between man and nature’s cycles, and how natural laws work in relation to human physiology. For example, the phases of the moon and its influence on the fluids of the body, and how the cycles of day and night influence activity and rest.
The changes of the seasons also affect our internal conditions and mental and emotional needs. We are a part of nature and therefore part of its changes. It is probably easier for us to be aware of the changes in our animals or gardens than in ourselves, but once we cultivate an awareness of these changes and work in harmony with them, we can see how vital and strong they really are and how this can influence our well-being and motivation on every level.
Most of us are affected by these ever-present individual and social pressures, yet we don’t necessarily know how to properly re-establish a balance, and how to work with these cycles in order to put energy back into our systems. So we just become more depleted, or victims of fatigue and tensions. So rather than getting caught up in complicated scientific solutions, it can be simple changes in exercise, diet and lifestyle that can have the most profound effect on our health, self-esteem and well-being.
Let’s hope our culture will now continue to shift its focus and invest more time and energy into not only the education of how to prevent illness, but in supporting people to take back personal responsibility for their health, fitness and nature’s welfare.