Self-healing is the process of correcting energetic imbalances in your body that are blocking you from making progress in your life and on your spiritual journey. Self-healing might include using energy healing modalities to repair physical injuries, too. Spiritual healing doesn’t just result in balanced energy – it also causes you to feel connected to other people and your world.
Looking for low-impact ways to heal your body and calm your mind? Here are 7 simple ways to reclaim your psychological and physical wellbeing:
Meditation is a popular form of spiritual healing because it’s scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety. A reduction in stress and anxiety promote emotional health, and moves you forward on your quest for spiritual wellbeing.
The goal of meditation is not to achieve an empty mind right away, but to become witness to your mind. Over time, you might end up accessing the space of an empty mind, but don’t make that your goal. If that’s your goal, you’ll become frustrated by your inability to achieve it at the end of your meditation session. Your only goal should be to become the observer of your thoughts, watching them like clouds passing in the sky. Your mind will become naturally clear over time.
For example, when you sit down to meditate, you might find yourself worrying about something and think, “I can’t shut off my brain, I’m doing it wrong.” Rather than believing this thought, take a step back to observe your thought stream. It’s just passing through. Let it go. Visualize the words passing by if that helps you move it along. When another thought pops up, don’t resist it. Allow it, observe it, and it will pass. After a while of practice, you’ll notice you won’t get frustrated by your thoughts. You’ll have an easier time allowing them to pass. Meditation will become a flow rather than a process.
Witnessing your mind separates you from identification with the thoughts that cause stress.
Use a crystal bed
A crystal bed, also known as the Forsyth Crystal Light Table, provides the combined therapeutic benefits of crystals, colors, vibration, and magnets in one therapy session. Combining these healing modalities will bathe you in oscillating resonant healing frequencies that facilitate transformation in a return to personal sovereignty.
The crystal bed was created by Russell Forsyth, a former builder who had the knowledge and ability to build his invention based on the blueprints he was given through divine inspiration. His invention uses fine-cut quartz crystals to hold and deliver specific frequencies to restructure the body at the molecular level. The modality also utilizes the healing power of crystal singing bowls.
Get regular chiropractic adjustments
If you need an attitude adjustment, see a chiropractor! Regular chiropractic adjustments will keep your spine aligned so your spinal fluid can flow freely. Being aligned has a positive impact on mood. Chiropractors often see great improvement in patients with mood disorders. This makes sense, given that a misaligned spine or neck can prevent normal functioning of the nervous system, and imbalanced body chemistry can greatly affect mood.
Use a foam roller to start and end your day
Using a foam roller is like getting a deep tissue massage anytime for free. It is used by athletes to relieve sore muscles, but you can also use it on your upper back to stay in alignment between chiropractic visits. Use a regular 14” foam roller for your triceps, thighs, calves, and lats. Some people cut a 6” section to roll their upper spine.
Although some people say it’s okay to use a foam roller on your lower back, be extremely careful if you do. Your upper back is protected by your ribcage, but your lower spine won’t like the extreme pressure.
Enjoy a sensory deprivation flotation tank
A sensory deprivation tank is great for relieving anxiety, stress, and especially pain. While most people discover floating to be great for stress relief due to a reduction in cortisol, it’s also a great way to relieve chronic pain including back pain, nerve pain, and sciatica.
Floating in a sensory deprivation tank isn’t as scary as it might sound. It’s almost like being in a personal-sized hot tub, but instead of soaking, you float on your back. The water is only a few inches deep, and filled with thousands of pounds of dissolved Epsom salt, which causes you to float. Some tanks are free-standing pods, while others are accessed by opening a door that leads to a “room” full of water.
The tanks are designed to block out light and sound, although some have internal lights you can leave on if you can’t handle pure darkness. What makes a sensory deprivation tank unique is the absence of pressure on your spine and nervous system. For example, a supportive mattress will relieve some pressure from your spine, but not all. Gravity will still be pushing you into even the most comfortable mattress. The float tank relieves nearly all pressure because the Epsom salts keeps you afloat.
Give your nervous system a rest and float your stress away!
Use an infrared sauna
Infrared heat has been used by athletes for decades. Unlike heat generated through convection, infrared heat is created by light and gets absorbed deeply into the skin. The penetrating heat works on areas of inflammation like sore muscles and achy joints by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles.
Sessions can last anywhere from 4-30 minutes, depending on how sensitive you are and how much detoxification you want to achieve.
Try a traditional Japanese soaking tub
A traditional Japanese soaking tub is a rejuvenating experience, rather than a way to get clean. You only enter the tub once you’ve showered. Traditionally, the water temperature is set several degrees higher than a standard hot tub to help you achieve detoxification. You can always ask for a lower temperature.
A Japanese soaking session generally lasts an hour and a half to two hours, but you don’t need to sit in the tub the whole time. You might stay in the tub for 10 minutes, take a cold shower and then return to the tub. Sometimes there’s a massage chair in the room and you can move from the tub to the massage chair. How you enjoy your session is up to you.
Be consistent for an optimal self-healing experience
Self-healing comes in a variety of forms, some of which are easy to practice in your bedroom (like meditation). The key to an optimal self-healing experience is to be consistent with the methods you choose. Develop a routine and stick to it. The results will be self-evident.