Updated: Apr 21
Honor your body and the earth body? Sounds like a tall order, eh? It doesn't have to be. Small, mindful, and intentional practices can go a long way towards brining more care for your own being, as well as our beloved planet.
In a nutshell, when your body feels good, you feel good. When there’s a lot of trash around- in our bodies or our environment, we have, at the least, a low level “fever” of discomfort, and at the most, a high level of rage, helplessness, and anxiety all at once. Neither feel very good, do they?
What's the remedy? Take action, big or small, to honor the inner you and the outer world that are both writhing in pain. Yes, there is a way to take deeper care of your own being while simultaneously honoring the earth.
Tips to take care of your body:
practice Yoga, Qi Gong, and "Earthing"
be mindful of what you consume-literally and mentally: food and media and self-talk
spend more time in nature, less time online
practice mindful breathing frequently
give yourself enough down-time and rest
make your own meals
walk instead of drive where possible
treat yourself to my Digital "Care Package" with experiences to soothe your mind, body, and soul
Tips to take care of the earth's body:
Try laundry strips to reduce plastic use and get rid of hormone-altering ingredients in your detergent.
reduce your use of single-use items by investing in reusables such a water bottles and grocery bags.
pick up trash in parks, on trails, and at the beach
plant trees, or donate to charities who plant trees regularly
shorten your showers
check out this blog for 12 Spiritual Practices to Honor the Earth
try these 10 Tips to Protect the Earth from National Ocean Service
get your kids involved with these tips from National Geographic
try these "ridiculously easy" tips from Huff post to make a dent
support Indigenous people's land rights and their fight to protect the land from exploitation and destruction
As you can see, there are many actions that you can take to empower yourself to practice sacred care of your body along with sacred care of our home, the earth. Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission if you choose to purchase. This does not affect how much you pay. I only partner with websites, products and tools that I use myself on a daily or weekly basis and which provide real value to myself and my readers.