2020 has given us many lessons. One of the most important is to stay grounded. Both mentally and physically.
You can't see, touch, taste or smell it, but its effects every day of our lives and the damage it does to our bodies is huge. No other force affects us like it does. Every day of our lives, gravity works against us, and it affects us proportionate to our mass or weight.
Gravity never stops, and the constant downward pull it has on our bodies is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It compresses your spine and organs throughout each day with research showing less water in the spinal discs at the end of each day. It prevents water flowing uphill, and does the same to the blood in your body, causing swollen legs, dry skin and general deterioration. Slowly but surely you are shrinking.
If you are in tune with your body you may instinctively put your feet up on a chair to increase blood flow to your heart. Yogis stand on their head or invert themselves to achieve a balance with gravity.
An easier way is to have your legs up a wall and allow the blood to slowly drain upward toward your heart or start a couple of yoga classes each week and feel the benefits. (Note; if you have a heart condition it is advised you speak to your general practitioner before commencing)
Learning to use gravity to your advantage throughout your day from lifting shopping bags to sitting at your desk all day can also minimize its effects on your body.
Get up and do a general stretch. You can find one on page 21 and 22 in our online booklet on the website.
Mentally you must also keep yourself grounded. Getting out of the house, in nature and turning off the TV or computer to connect with your surrounding environment is the best advice we can give.
For more information or to make an Osteopath appointment book online at www.healthstate.com.au or call 0404001172