How aligned are you to the daily rhythms of nature?
It is easy to get out of sync with natural rhythms. Demanding careers, busy social lives, family pressure and exponential improvements in technology that mean we are plugged in 24/7, all take their toll on the body.
For a long time I have been a night owl, I enjoyed being a creature of the night, staying up all night, going clubbing, hanging out with friends or playing computer games into the early hours. I enjoyed the intensity of this lifestyle, overriding natural daily rhythms. Having children was the grounding force that brought common sense to my life. Children naturally live closer to nature; they are less affected by the stresses of modern life it is easy for them to wake up with the sun and sleep when the sun goes down. I still struggle with the ‘early to bed, early to rise’ philosophy but slowly over the years, I have started to switch my patterns and I understand and respect the profound importance of daily rhythms. These gentle changes make a huge impact to overall energy levels.
How do we become more aligned to the daily rhythms of nature?
Throughout the day the different universal energies (made up of the elements water, earth, fire, ether and wind) are present. Each of these energies sets the tone for the activities best suited to that time of the day to promote optimum well-being. When we tap into these energies we become more attune to our body and are more able to access the bodies natural intelligence.
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