You know that term gut feeling? Well it actually explains a lot about the digestive system and gut health. In addition, the digestive system is responsible for the absorption of nutrients, lymphatic function, the immune system, and elimination, so when any of these functions are off, your whole system will feel out of whack.
I once had a teenage client who only wanted to take a long bath after school. It was her way of decompressing, removing the energy of the day, and her way of reconnecting to her self. All she wanted was water and quiet. Through our work my client realized that she was an empath, and that her Solar Plexus chakra was overloaded.
Those of us who live in large metropolitan areas know all too well how ungrounding it can be when you lack the opportunity to connect with nature regularly. We also experience this profound sense of disconnection due to the sheer volume of people in such close proximity. This adds up to a need to reconnect to the earth and it's energy.
The joints are part of your support system, your base, your stability. In turn, an imbalance can be the result of a root chakra issue, the first chakra, or energy center in your body. This chakra is located at the base of the spine and it can become imbalanced during times of change, stress, transition, or when fears are heightened. This imbalance can present with adrenal or kidney issues, weight gain, immune system issues, back pain, and joint issues.
In the coming year, we're gearing up to offer even more healing to our amazing community. So, it's incredibly important that we start the year off with a fresh, clean slate. No pressure, just good-for-you, nourishing, soul filling wellness. To that end, we've put together a few easy detox tips to help you jump on board with our "out-with-the-old-in-with-the new" tradition.