Updated: Jan 15, 2020
Vitality - Clarity - Alignment
We are primarily made up of energy, so it’s no surprise that life force is critical to our well-being. Life force energy enables us to experience life to its fullest, without it our bodies cannot survive. When life force is in short supply we feel ungrounded, lethargic, depressed, and even struggle with moving through life. Integrating conscious intention empowers us to move into higher states of mental and emotional energy that can revitalize our physical and subtle bodies.
The following are 10 practices that will increase life force energy.
1) BEing in the Outdoors
Earth energy. Breathing fresh outdoor air charges our body with vital energy. Sunlight rejuvenates our energy. Experience water as a vital source of energy though drinking it, being in it (swimming or soaking), or just appreciating it in nature (rivers, streams, lakes, oceans). Connect with earth as it has a powerful electro-magnetic energy. Ground yourself to mother earth with your bare feet, as you charge up your life force battery!
Energize your body with fresh living organic food. Bless your food and be grateful for cultivating a loving meal. As energetic beings our life force energy naturally charges up through eating live foods due to sunlight held within plants.
A good night’s sleep, equates to having good energy throughout the day. Studies show that deep sleep is the most physically restorative. Growth hormone is emitted during deep sleep, the hormone that tells tissue to repair itself after a long day of activity.
Meditation is well documented as a means to decrease anxiety and move in the world with flow and ease. A regular daily meditation practice creates resilience and equanimity that supports us to maintain our life force energy. Energy flows more freely through our physical and subtle bodies as we acquire a higher state of being. Learn more about mindfulness and meditation HERE.
Cellular respiration is when your body cells use the oxygen you breathe to get energy from the food you eat. During cellular respiration the cell uses oxygen to break down sugar which produces the energy your body needs. Low and shallow breathing is a byproduct of low mind-body energy. Rapid and deep breathing can swing your energy gauge in the opposite direction. When you breathe deeply the extra air you take in not only contains oxygen, but also Prana, the vital life force that animates all living things. An ancient art of Pranayama, the governance of life force through the breath, is an extremely powerful tool for the optimization of mind-body energy. Learn more about conscious breath practice HERE.
6) Movement / Exercise
Studies have shown that the more you move the more energy you will feel. This is explained by the mitochondria found in every cell of the body. When you move the body makes mitochondria to meet your energy needs. The more mitochondria you have, the greater the boost to your metabolism and the resulting energy. Learn more about Integrated Embodiment HERE.
7) Positive Affirmations
When we’re experiencing life with positive thoughts and emotions the flow of energy to our body is positive. Negative thoughts and emotions drain our life force energy. Affirmation practice retrains your brain to shift repetitive limiting thoughts and beliefs into new empowering positive intentions and energy. We affirm either positive or the negative intentions with each thought. Our habitual thought patterns and stories have shaped our beliefs throughout our lives, especially when we were young.
8) Loving Kindness / Compassion
Love is the highest vibrational frequency of the universe. When we radiate a signal of love for ourselves and others we are rewarded with powerful rejuvenating life force energy. Conversely low frequencies of fear, guilt, low self-esteem, anger, and blame drain our life force.