So often we think of spirituality as purely related to the soul. But the mind and body are also part of the trifecta that makes us whole. Spiritual teachers often give us wonderful tips on how to get through the trials and tribulations of life, but because the body can have a huge impact on the mind, we need some guidance there as well.
As a student of life, I notice over and over again how big an impact my physical state has on my mind and spirit. When my gut is off, so is my mood. When my neck is out of alignment, so is my mind. If I've burdened my liver with certain foods, I feel irritated and anger-prone. If I haven't gotten enough sleep, it's harder for me to listen and connect. For all of these reasons and more, treating my body well has become part of my spiritual practice, and I think it could help yours, too.
Here are 15 habits that, when practiced regularly, massively contribute to my sense of clarity, presence, and well-being. Remember, the more relaxed and at ease your body is, the more relaxed and at ease your mind will be, too.