Internal Balance is Key to Well-being
The most important thing you can do for your health and well-being is to maintain internal balance. When we think of the myriad of ways that we can become unbalanced within it can be almost overwhelming. Everything from the food and drink we ingest to pesticides and chemicals, obsessive amounts of things like sugar, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and any other substance that is addictive or abused will cause imbalance. Many external factors can also throw off our internal balance such as stress, chaos, lines of people, traffic, weather and watching the news. There are as many ways as there are incidents in a day. Lack of sleep will also affect your internal balance as will illnesses which although they stem from a lack of internal balance in the first place, illnesses then form a looping cycle that will throw your balance off even more.
The best things you can do to achieve, restore and maintain your internal balance include:
Daily yoga practice
Eating a healthy balanced diet
Getting plenty of rest
Getting plenty of exercise
Performing calm, soothing activities
Keep a positive attitude
Stay in your center by finding the joy in your self and in each day
Once you attain the habit of “going within” you will more easily be able to identify the times when you are out of balance internally and will develop the ability to quickly restore your balance using one or more of the above suggestions or maybe even some of your own. However you do it, find the best ways for you to keep your internal balance.
Cheryl Bruedigam, CYI - 250