One in four American’s will die each year of heart disease. Over 1 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Studies show that people who live in Urban America suffer from higher levels of stress and inflammation, and now Coronavirus has upped the anti on our immune systems.
It is my opinion that Mother Nature has provided us with all we need for health and resilience. Through our five senses we get to taste the flavors of wonderful life-giving food. Smell the fragrance of fresh cut flowers in springtime. We get joy from seeing those we love smile and feel the heart-warming sensation of a tender touch and a hug.
Find time to pause, several times in a day and listen to your breath, the sound of nature, or chimes in the wind. Did you know that the hum of a crystal bowl can rearrange the molecules in your body? Responsibility for what we take in through our five senses is our best attribute as human beings. When we invite nature in and in fact realize we are not separate from it we can claim our birthright of homeostasis.
As a society we are waking up to the limitations of our medical institutions as providers of health and realizing their role as emergency care, pharmaceuticals and surgery. Now we can awaken to the truth of prevention and how it literally is up to every one of us to believe in our bodies' innate wisdom for health and resilience.
With my best wishes for your continued health,
Karen Barbarick-Collins is a Certified Ayurvedic Technician and Wellness Coach as well as a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. She is the founder of Bending Blade Healing Arts.