If we really tap into what the earth has been going through as a result of our lifestyles-the answer is very clear-caring for the Earth has to be a top priority. This Earth day, let's pledge to make a few changes and work together to take care of our planet.
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.
When your adrenal glands are imbalanced it is difficult to shut your brain off, your stress will seem inordinately high, and colds, infections and flus can occur more often. Most people who come into my practice are dealing with some level of adrenal fatigue where their cortisol (the hormone that the adrenal glands puts out) is irregular and is causing ebbs and flows in their energy level.