For many of us, taking care of our health is a constant challenge as we battle with the daily stresses of life. But according to health expert Karina Stewart, it comes down to following some basic healthy practices.
The co-founder of the legendary Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa believes there are three simple rituals to follow to keep your health on track.
They include slowing down, developing breathing practices and spending more time in nature with your loved ones.
“The first thing is to be prepared to slow down, to pause, and to assess where you are actually at,” says Karina, who is a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine. “If you’re not willing to slow down in order to assess or have the clarity of mind and perspective to properly evaluate where you’re at, then I think it’s difficult to make profound and lasting changes.”
Another tip to be the driving force of your own life is to develop a breathing practice.
“A breathing practice will help you have clarity and be able to move your nervous system from fight, flight, freeze to engage, heal, digest, and optimise,” adds Karina. “With our nervous system, we need to be able to move back and forth between these two modes and for many people under chronic stress, the nervous system gets stuck in the fight or flight mode.”
Walking in the park, swimming in the sea, and enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family on a regular basis will also make a positive impact on improving your health.
“Spending more time in nature with those who you love the most will benefit your health,” says Karina. “These things will have the biggest impact in bringing you back into the driver seat of your life.”
Kamalaya as a multi-award winning wellness sanctuary and holistic spa on the tropical southern coastline of Koh Samui offering inspired healthy cuisine alongside a choice of tailored wellness programmes including detox, weight loss, stress & burnout, sleep and personalised yoga.
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You can watch the full interview with Karina Stewart below.