August 23, 2010

Salt Water Therapy

Have you ever gone to the beach and felt like you just left some type of healing session? Or been stressed and had a great sweat promoting work out? Or maybe felt a little emotional and had a great cry!? Well these are all forms of salt water therapy and can make you feel so much better.

Go to the Beach:
The ocean in general is a healing natural place that can ignite physical and emotional healing. In need of some inner healing, go to the beach, feel the sand in your feet, the sun on your face and then go for a nice soak in the ocean. Release what is inside through some deep cleansing breaths and come into the moment!

Sweat it out:
Anything that brings your body into a a state of sweat means that you are producing endorphins, our body's natural pain killers. Get outside and walk or go for a run, find an exercise class or group, jump rope or do some jumping jacks. The point is to increase your heart rate until you are sweating, for at least 10-15 minutes.

In American culture, crying is usually encouraged to be held in. Have you ever started crying and someone immediately says: "don't cry!" We, as a culture, need to begin to understand the healing power of crying and begin to encourage the tears to come. These tears are an emotional release that unleash the overspilling experience. So CRY and liberate yourself and you experience. Allow someone to cry with you and encourage them to release the inner emotion until it is all gone.

If you are ever in need of a quick stress release keep these three things in mind: sweat, tears and the ocean.

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