A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness Practices

As our world becomes more health and wellness oriented, more and more people are becoming interested in engaging in wellness practices that encourage health and healing. There are so many things out there that support wellness and I’m here to write about some of these practices and how they can be beneficial to you!

First and foremost, it is always important to consult with your healthcare provider before engaging in any wellness practice. Wellness practices are also not intended to diagnose, treat, replace or cure illnesses so best to seek assistance from a health care professional for proper treatment of a condition.

Now, on to the nitty gritty. To start, when choosing a wellness practice it’s always good to ask yourself what your interests are and being honest with yourself on what would and wouldn’t for you. Every person is unique in their needs and what works best for them when it comes to a healing wellness practice. Once you have found your wellness niche of choice stick with it and see how it goes. You may begin to notice some positive changes physically, mentally, emotionally and maybe spiritually when engaging in a wellness practice. It’s also helpful in some cases to start slowly when partaking in a wellness practice. For example, if you are wanting to try yoga as a wellness practice, taking a beginner group class or working one-to-one with a private yoga instructor may be helpful when beginning a yoga practice.

With so many wellness supporting practices out there it may be hard to choose what might work for you. So here is a short list of the most common wellness practices and their benefits:

Yoga – Involves movement of the body to support mobility and flexibility. This mind-body practice also supports stress relief and management through breathing and meditation.

Reiki – Is a Japanese energy healing modality that balances a person’s energy centers, called chakra’s, to support relaxation, healing and balance in one’s life.

Massage – Is a bodywork technique that involves the manipulation of muscle tissue to relieve stress, support relaxation and assist with pain management.

Aromatherapy – Involves the use of essential oils to support mental, emotional and in some ways physical wellness. Essential oils can be used topically or by inhalation so that the therapeutic effects can be received by the body.

So what are the benefits to practicing these wellness supporting activities? Well, there are many benefits! Some the benefits include immune system support due to decreased stress levels, less physical pain and in some cases emotional or mental pain, feelings of overall wellness and well-being and resiliency through stressful times.

On a final note, when you’ve picked your wellness practice of choice do your homework and find information about the wellness practitioners in your area. Make sure they are reputable and certified in their area of wellness. Also, finding a wellness practitioner by word of mouth is always very helpful!

If you are curious to learn more about wellness practices or some of my own wellness offerings (both in person and virtual), including yoga, reiki and bodywork you can contact me here:


gracefulwarrioryogareiki@gmail.com

Hope you have a beautiful and blessed day 🙂

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