Listen to “Vital Life Force Energy and How to Increase It”.
The concept of Vital Life Energy has been around for thousands of years. Monks, mystics and yoga practitioners have long understood that everything is essentially made up of life force energy and that everything we perceive through our senses is infused with universal life force.
Throughout the years, Vital Life Energy has been given many different names by the cultures that have studied it. Chi, Ki and Prana are just a few ancient examples of the names used to refer to life energy.
When vital energy flows freely and unrestricted throughout the body, there is physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. You become more resilient to stress, your energy levels rise, along with your inspiration, creativity, and intuition.
Western culture has not embraced the concept of vital life energy, choosing to stay with purely mechanical models of health and science. However, there are ways we intuitively understand the vital life energy concept.
Imagine how you might feel after eating a large bag of potato chips or other ultra-processed, ‘dead’ food; perhaps tired or sluggish? What if you sat all day in front of the TV without moving? You’d probably feel empty, exhausted, and lacking vitality.
Whatever the reason for feeling tired, the important thing is that we know when we feel tired, because we can feel it. We intuitively know that we lack energy. It’s then up to us to do something about it.
Here are examples of some of the practices we can adopt into our daily lives to effectively increase our vital life energy.
1. Clear and clean your personal space
Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. However, it’s not just physical clutter that we can organize. We can also organize our mental clutter.
2. Avoid fast food and sugar.
Try to avoid eating anything that has a long shelf life. If it’s been sitting on a shelf for a long time, it’s not good for you.
Processed foods are addictive, chemical-laden foods which are usually sold in jars, boxes, and bags. Armies of well-paid food scientists make it their mission to come up with recipes that appeal to our taste buds, even if it means causing havoc to our health.
Remember: The longer the shelf life of the food we eat, the shorter our lives become.
3. Find time for physical activity.
Yoga gives you all of the physical wellbeing that a gym can, but in a peaceful, safe and more holistic way. It combines aspects of cardio, functional and strength training all in one. Plus it will help you feel calmer and more relaxed, by relieving you of stress and anxiety.
Any physical activity you enjoy can provide you with a significant boost. Just 30 minutes daily jogging, walking, swimming, or anything else that makes your move and stretch will provide you with higher levels of energy and enthusiasm and more self-confidence and self-acceptance.
4. Spend time in nature
The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need. Spending time in nature, looking at plants, water, birds, and other aspects of nature gives the cognitive portion of our brain a break, allowing us to be more focused, patient and energized.
Meditation is the ultimate gateway to our life force. Meditation opens all the closed inner gates in the spine and brain that bring power to your body, mind and soul. When you meditate, your body becomes filled with the life energy that is present in the ether (space). Meditation is the turning on of the inner switch that supplies the body with this divine flow of energy.