Self-healing Practices at Home

Not every might have the means, time, or access to a reiki practitioner or other avenues of holistic healing. This is exactly why I highly encourage you to look through these self-healing practices you can do at home. They all have to do with using what is already there- in this case, your body’s energy- and can be done on your own. They are also completely free and help immensely with things like pain management, negative emotions like anxiety and depression, and transformations of both the physical and emotional kind.

But what exactly is self-healing? Self-healing has to do with whatever you do to start and boost your body’s internal recovery system in order to have it heal your body from injury and imbalances. Look no further than getting a bruise or a scrape and watching as your body heals itself (with a little bit of help from you, of course, in the form of bandaids.) 

Please do remember that these are not substitutes for hospital care with regard to severe ailments. If your condition is serious, please visit your nearest hospital.

That being said, let’s go over some self-healing practices you can do at home!

Meditation

One of the easiest ways to kickstart your body’s self-healing is through meditation. Simply sit in a comfy position, become aware of the way you breathe, and put your palms together in front of you. Rub them quickly for about half a minute to a minute then hold them 6-8 inches away from each other, with the palms facing each other. While you do this, visualize and feel the energy flow. Close your eyes and have the energy course through your arms and body. Play around with this energy to inspire that sense of calm and joy in your body.

Express Gratitude

An excellent way to heal your spirit and mental well-being from old wounds and bad circumstances is through the practice of gratitude. Take a little time each day to find things to be thankful for, no matter how small. Be thankful for your family (if you are close with them), your friends, nature, your pets, the ability to breathe, etc. I highly recommend doing this at the start of each day and when you feel the stress start to take over.

Practice Breathwork

The amazing thing about breathwork is that you can do it absolutely anywhere. No props or materials are needed. All you need is yourself! And it is a strong way to self-heal. There are many ways to do this active form of meditation that employs breath to clean the body of impacted emotional energy and detox, such as shamanic, vivation, and clarity, but here’s one example: the 4-7-8 breath.

Also known as the Relaxing Breath, this will calm your body down and slow your heart rate for a feeling of calm. First, empty your lungs of air. Breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds. Hold it for 7. Exhale out the mouth for 8. Repeat at least 4 times.

Connect to Your Inner Knowing

Connecting to your inner knowing is possible by activating your line to channel messages. You’ve had this access to a deep well of inner wisdom for quite a while- you simply have to know how to activate it! The best part: it only takes a few minutes. Every day, whenever you need to be your best self, place your hands into a prayer position. Then, raise and lower them up and down your body.

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