What if there was a way to truly listen to your body, and nourish it according to its unique needs and the changing seasons? How can ancient practices like Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine guide us toward achieving optimal health in a world where our food, water, and air are becoming increasingly toxic? Join me, Angela Blaha, as we explore these questions and embark on a journey of body enlightenment.
In this enlightening episode, we’ll unearth the wisdom deeply rooted in age-old practices, shedding light on how they can be applied in our modern lives for holistic wellbeing. We'll delve into the significance of physical activity, borrowing insights from blue zone societies - those with the longest living people in the world. We'll look at yoga, tai chi, mindful walking, and other activities that favor not just physical, but also mental and spiritual wellness. So tune in, and get ready to transform the way you eat, move, and live.
Hi everyone, welcome to the Blueprint podcast. I'm Angela Bligh, your host, and today we're going to be talking all about enlightening the body, a journey to wellness and holistic being. So let's get started. So ancient wisdoms have like, for example, ayurveda, chinese, traditional Chinese medicines. These practices really provide deep wisdoms for enlightening the body and achieving optimal health Right. They provide a foundation that in our past as a human race, have provided some real, concrete information of the natural world, of how to use the natural world to keep ourselves healthy, to keep the physical body healthy. But in our modern culture today, we have ignored all of these practices and these ways of life and our food has become very, very toxic and our water and our air, like you know, we're just breathing in toxins all the time. So how can we use these ancient practices right to provide a more holistic approach to health, like literally focusing on the interconnectedness of the mind, the body and the spirit? In Ayurveda, it's literally about eating according to your body's style. They're called Doshas, but eating according to your body's style has really helped me understand the highs and lows of myself. And eating according to the seasons, because our bodies change with the seasons. So you know, those are kind of that's a holistic approach. It's like looking at the food that we intake and how does it, how does it work with the natural world? Physical activity is crucial. It's a crucial element of enlightening the body, moving the body. This is also a key element to blue zone societies, which have the longest living people in the world, like all of these kinds of things that I'm talking about today are components of blue zone societies, and how can we adapt their way of thinking, their way of believing, their way of living in a world, in this world, this third dimensional frequency and, you know, getting the ultimate life, having the ultimate of their, of themselves? So there's a difference in hardcore workouts and activities that promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being, for example, whether it's the flowing movement of yoga or a meditative grace of Tai Chi, or the simplicity of just mindful walking, like just going out in nature and doing some very, very mindful movements. For walking, yoga, tai Chi, mindful walking these activities offer more than just physical benefits, which is really what the body is craving. I feel these ways provide a path to a mindfulness which helps us connect with our bodies on a deeper level. That's really what we're looking for here is, the body doesn't operate without the mind, it doesn't operate without the emotions, it doesn't operate without the soul, self right, our energy, our frequency, our vibration. But moving into a very holistic perspective mind shift, for example it can help the body ascend much quicker. I can tell you that, as a previous yoga instructor, I can verify that yoga is more than just a physical practice. It's literally a journey inward, and when I was instructing, that's where I took everyone that showed up for yoga was. We went inward. So through breath work, meditation, mindful movement, bringing your focus into the muscle, into the bone, into the core of who you are, yoga literally helps us release tension, it increases flexibility and it taps into the wisdoms inside the body. As we know, everything that we think in, our emotions and our spirit all resides inside the physical form. That's the whole purpose of having a physical form right, so we need to really bring it all together. Another way is nutrition, of course, for enlightenment, and nutrition plays a crucial role in our overall health. For example, mindful eating. I used to do a meditative practice with all my meditation students of eating a grape, but I walked them through it step by step and it was just such a mindful eating. People never ate grapes the same way afterwards because it was all about the pleasures of the grape, what happens when it explodes in your mouth with that first crunch and what happens as it goes down your throat and into your stomach. So there's ways of mindfully eating where the nutrition, where you can actually activate and emphasize the nutrition of the food that comes in To provide nourishment real nourishment for the body, and using the right foods for your body style, can contribute to the whole enlightenment, the whole ascension of the physical body. Moving out of the body, just being here for a certain amount of time and then expecting it to die, or literally living a life with death at the end, like, how are we living it? How are we ascending those belief systems to? We really have to die? That's really a part of the ascension process and what we're transforming as we go through the next several years. For me, being mindful of my eating habits is very crucial these days and the body is really demanding almost that I'm paying attention right, and the more I pay attention, it's not just fueling the body from a physical health, but it's also fueling the body from past, from my mental, from my emotional states, and also bringing all of that into a oneness, a more unified field where we can really dive deeper into a holistic practice being of mind, body and spirit. So, from all the ancient wisdoms to mindful movements and nutrition, the path to ascension involves a holistic approach. We cannot move forward in the new earth or new frequencies or new vibrations without coming from this more holistic, unified approach. And we have to take into consideration the interconnectedness, you know, the whole interconnectedness of our physical, our mental, emotional and our spiritual selves. And every step that we take towards self actualization. Creating this more unified self brings us closer to a very harmonious life, and isn't that what we're after? Feeling very harmonious within our self, like this is what oneness is. This is what ascension is Having that self actualized, peace right, that whole experience of harmony within yourself. So I want to thank you for joining me today on this episode and, as always, if you enjoyed today's discussion, don't forget to subscribe, like, share and please leave a review. And until next time.