Balance is the answer

It is certainly possible that our lives have become so technically dependent that we have lost touch with our beautiful world.

by Victoria Bowmann — 

In our world of instant messaging and fast foods, one does not necessarily like to think about the concepts of moderation and balance. “I want it now!” is a frequent mantra.

One of my friends is on the “energy-saver plan” for electrical use; so from 3 to 6 p.m., he is required to cut back on his usage. During these hours, he shuts off his computer and related electronic devices, and actually becomes “analogue” in his behavior. He uses this time to meditate, set goals or read a good old-fashioned book.

It is certainly possible that our lives have become so technically dependent that we have lost touch with our beautiful world. By bringing balance back into our daily lives, we actually regulate many of the body’s functions. When we eat our meals with consciousness, the flavors are more robust. When we walk a preserve trail, it is a time to breathe in the glorious scents of the desert and all her beauty. Not just walk, but embrace the entire experience, like taking note and appreciating the lizard that darts under the mesquite bush or the cottontail rabbit that scurries away.

Bringing this balance into our health is equally important. We can find greater vitality by routinely taking the time to cleanse. Fall is “liver-cleansing time,” according to the body meridians. Consider taking an appropriate supplement to support the detoxification pathways of your liver, as well as colon irrigation and reflorastation with multiple probiotics.

This strengthens the immune system so that you can move into fall and winter with less susceptibility to colds and flu. While you might not be thinking of winter yet, the body’s rhythms are attuned to the changing of the seasons — providing the perfect time to honor our processes and bring balance into our lives.

 

Victoria Bowmann, Ph.D., is a licensed massage practitioner specializing in cleansing and detoxification. She has been in private practice in northeast Phoenix since 1978. 602-971-8392 or vbowmann@cox.net.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 5, Oct/Nov 2010.

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