A Valentine e-Kiss for YOU!

Nurturing Your Kidneys Attracts More than Kisses

February is a time to feel Love and share Love.

If you’re single, hey! There’s no need to stop reading! And if you’re in a relationship, there’s no need to roll your eyes. (Cupid is watching.)

To receive Love, we must share Love. Loving others well and true starts by believing in ourselves, cultivating our energy and nurturing our inner wisdom.

Your kidneys play a vital role in how well you access self-love and self-appreciation. In Chinese Medicine the kidneys are centers of inner wisdom and willpower. How well (or poorly) we love ourselves points to how healthy and balanced our kidneys are.

When are kidneys are balance and strong, our kidney Qi (pronounced “chi” and meaning life-force energy) plays a positive role in enjoying a long, healthy life. But if our kidney Qi is weak, we run the risk of low energy, low vitality and a life absent of dreams and dream-making.

A life without Love or dreams breaks Cupid’s heart!

Here are five powerful tips for nurturing your kidney Qi this month and throughout your precious, heart-led life.

Commit to a daily practice of Qigong. Help cleanse and rebalance your kidneys by practicing these gentle movements. Within minutes you’ll feel calm, energized and centered. Click here to watch 30 Days to Better HealthQigong Kidney Cleansing Exercise.

Go to bed early, get up late. Indulge your body’s desire to hibernate during the winter months (winter starts in December and ends in March). Close the blinds, crawl into bed and stay there! Your mind, body and spirit will reward you in the morning.

Drink a lot. A lot of water! (No whining wine lovers.) When quenching your thirst, choose filtered water served at room temperature. Add fresh lemon or lime for add flavor and health benefits.

Eat the sea. Foods that nourish and nurture your kidneys include pears and peaches, black beans and other legumes. Consider including super-food sea veggies like nori, wakame, dulse into your diet. Seafood is always a tasty, healthy choice.

Listen to water. There’s a reason why running a bath is relaxing. The sound of moving water is proven to lessen stress and activate creativity. Add a little Zen to your daily life by running a tiny fountain in your office or treating yourself to a long soak in the tub.

Our goal at Shelton Qigong is to help you nurture yourself, your life and your world. This month our hearts are set on helping you be a sweetheart to your kidneys.  Your inner Cupid wants you to practice self-love and self-appreciation.

Nourish self-love and share your heart with your inner circle and your community. And then watch as that Love beats across the world.

One Love. One Life.  Happy Valentine’s Day from our hearts and kidneys to yours!

Love & gratitude,

-Chris & Parisa Shelton


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