Vitality is defined as “The state of being strong and active; energy.”
Naturopathic medicine works to assist the body in retaining and maintaining its vital energy, so understanding what vitality is and what it allows us to do is essential to receiving beneficial treatment.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body’s life force, or vitality, is referred to a Qi. Treatments like Acupuncture move Qi in the body to where it best serves the whole and heals blockages so Qi can flow more freely.
Vitality inspires and sustains all activities in our lives. Exercise, creative projects, and organizing your junk drawer all require varying levels of vitality.
One gift that vitality gives back to us is an understanding of what we should do with our time on this planet if we want to feel our best. When we engage in activities that give us energy – let’s say, painting or public speaking – we can take that as a sure sign that our individual body and mind like doing this activity and will thrive on doing more of the same. By gaining energy, we also gain direction and the energetic support to continue doing what is the best use of our unique talents and passions.
Developing and sustaining vitality requires lifestyle adjustments that align with our core values and help us to balance our energy expenditure.
When planning how to gain and maintain energy in your life, consider:
By answering these questions, we can discover what keeps us feeling strong and vital and what drains our precious life force. From a naturopathic perspective, the following can increase your vitality for the long term:
Vitality is your energetic bank account. Keep it abundantly growing with nurturing practices that take your needs into account. With enough vital energy running through your body, there’s no challenge you can’t tackle!
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