Is health just the absence of disease or is it more? The definition by The World Health Organization (WHO) is:
”Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
The first level to Health is of course eradicating and overcoming any chronic illness/ disease in the body but what comes after that? Many people are in this very situation and taking an active approach to increasing their levels of health and vitality.
3 Steps to becoming an Immortal Superbeing.
- Be present: When one is truly in the here and now they will become more conscious of their personal state of well-being… Their physical health, Mental health, and emotional health.
Try to become conscious of your actions such as eating and drinking, enjoy every sip and bite… experience it for what it truly is…If you rush then slow down, listen to your body and what it is saying to you.
- Nutrition: First things first. Get the good things into your body such as clean water from a water softener/ filter. If you do not have clean water then you may not be able to absorb the nutrients from all those expensive supplements you are buying. Eat fresh organic seasonal vegetables, and fruits. Choose organic seeds, nuts and grains. Take supplements such as a food source multi-vitamin, vitamin C, a strong pro-biotic (to build healthy good bacteria), book an appointment with an nutritionist to find out what else you might be deficient in.
Avoid: Sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, agave, invert syrup, wheat, chemicals in foods.
If you are going to be naughty then choose healthy treats like raw chocolate (without agave, sugar, diary), dairy-free desserts, etc.
What is your worst habit? Today make a commitment to yourself to drop it. It’s only for one day- you can do it! It might be sugar, smoking drugs/ alcohol etc. If you can do it today then see if you can survive tomorrow too! Go for as long as you can. When your addiction arises stop for a few seconds and focus on your breath, staying with the breath until the thought leave and your mind goes to something else.
- Emotional Health: Many people suffer in silence not knowing how to deal with the distress they are experiencing inside. There are teachers who can help you a little or help you a lot but what it really comes down to is how much can you help yourself.
The 4-7-8 (or Relaxing Breath) Exercise
Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
Hold your breath for a count of seven.
Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
Note that you always inhale quietly through your nose and exhale audibly through your mouth. The tip of your tongue stays in position the whole time. Exhalation takes twice as long as inhalation. The absolute time you spend on each phase is not important; the ratio of 4:7:8 is important. If you have trouble holding your breath, speed the exercise up but keep to the ratio of 4:7:8 for the three phases. With practice you can slow it all down and get used to inhaling and exhaling more and more deeply.
This exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Try it at least twice a day. Don’t worry about doing it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little light-headed when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass.