Caring for the Body, Mind, and Soul

Caring for the Body, Mind, and Soul

There are many ways to engage in self-care. Self-care is essential to practice self-love, which is how anyone can find true happiness. There are many simple ways to engage in self-care that do not include spending money or even too much time. Sometimes there are misconceptions that the only way to practice self-care is to go on a trip to the shopping mall or getting a spa treatment. This is fine in some aspects and in moderation, there are many hidden gems that create the most happiness within through the body, mind, and soul.

The body:

One of the most important ways to practice self-care is sleep. Getting a good night’s rest is crucial to having a successful day. Nourishing the body with what it needs to sustain its healthy composure is extremely important. If someone is abusing substances it’s likely the body has had an influx of harmful toxins entering the body. Eliminating these toxins is the best way to get back on the road to good health. This combined with allowing the body to move freely is self-care. Walking outside, going on a hike, and any kind of exercise would be an example of this.

The mind:

Over the years, it’s easy to fall into bad habits of holding things inside, and using substances to numb feelings. While in treatment, it should be a safe environment for licensed doctors and counselors. This provides an opportunity to get therapy for what people had been ignoring and using it as ammunition for self-sabotage. Allowing patients to process these sometimes painful memories and thoughts give freedom to move forward. Sometimes patients need to be reminded that the mind can justify things that aren’t productive.

The soul:

Being spiritually fit is more important than people might think. It can be hard to believe in something that isn’t physically there as proof. However, when people can sit in silence, or meditation and ask for guidance, life becomes more clear. It’s as if, a person can let go of making all the decisions. Letting go of the control and letting a higher power take control. This is liberating and opens the doors to true happiness and self-love. When there is self-love there will be less self-destructive behavior.

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The Power of the Mala Bead

Mala beads are not only beautiful pieces of jewelry but a powerful tool to recite mantras. As many experiences, meditation takes a discipline and focus. The idea is to repeat a mantra 108 times during meditation while using the beads as guidance. 108 beads have a special meaning that, one symbolizes God, zero symbolizes humility and eight stands for infinity. There is often a charm, or another bead to differentiate from the rest of the beads that act as the guru bead or the starting point. This helps with counting how many times the mantras had been recited.

When using the beads, each person will sit in a comfortable meditation position. Preferably with the spine straight, eyes closed, and focus on the breath.The strand of beads will be loosely held in the right hand and the thumb pushes back each bead after every mantra. Each strand will consist of 19, 21, 28, 54, or 108 beads. One, zero, and eight each have their own special meaning. One recognizes one God, zero symbolizes humility, and eight stands for infinity.

There are different meanings behind each strand of beads because of the various gemstones used. Each strand can have different properties, energies, and meaning. There are also different sizes, textures, and colors to suit each person’s needs. It’s important to be aware of the energy being drawn to the body and if there is the option it may be beneficial to choose wisely which gemstone best represents a person’s intention.

Sometimes it’s hard to sit down and meditate. It’s a learning experience and there should be no judgment. There are many different ways to meditate because a person feels as if he/she is with a higher power in any moment of the day. Saying mantras is a great way to focus on a positive affirmation or prayer. Consistency is key to benefit a person the most. Using mala beads have not only been shown to help improve the meditation practice for many people but are also a staple in seasoned meditators alike.

If you are looking to transform your life and begin on a new path to recovery, help is here! Enlightened Solutions offers a clinical, holistic, and 12-step approach to help patients find self-love and hope for the future. It’s never too late to take back your life and heal your body, mind, and soul. Call today for more information: 844-234-LOVE.