Natural health energy modalities are sometimes considered “woo woo” or “voodoo.” I was trained that energy is simply science, like physics. Everything has energy. In the natural health field, energy is often guided toward healing or away from a less than healthy body.
We normally think of energy as a positive force. What about negative energy? What about the sensationalized news reports, the internal bickering in your office, your family and relationships, the worry about finances at home, the possibility of a job change, and on and on?
Negative energy can be found anywhere. It can be changed, however by eating healthier foods, drinking plenty of water, getting restful sleep, moving, and reducing stress can all improve your personal energy levels!
My favorite yoga instructed once told me we can clear negative energy by literally brushing ourselves off.
If you encounter less than positive individuals who zap your personal energy, practice this: take your hands and brush your body off – as if you had a powder on your body. Start with your head and continue down your arms, your torso, your legs and feet. Straighten up, and feel energized with positive energy!
Another thing my instructor taught me, if I encountered a person or situation where I couldn’t brush off, was to say to myself, “let this negative energy go through me, not to me!” I can tell you from experience either of these methods work really well to make me feel better. And, that’s positive!
I came upon great inspiration this week to summarize some other ways you might allow yourself to experience positive vs. negative energy. It is from Thich Nhat Hanh, a spiritual leader: “There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile to it, you invite something nicer to come up and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature, or you do some walking meditation.”
Try any of these methods to bring positive energy into your sphere!
To Your Vitality!