This week we're looking at crossing our energies, an important part of having a steady flow of resources in our body and mind. We all know about the coordination between the brain and body - the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body and the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. This same crossover energy is everywhere, even within the structure of DNA. It's a necessity so that all systems can be functional, strong, and balanced.
If our energies are not crossing over, we might feel uncoordinated or clumsy, mentally or emotionally out of sorts, exhausted for no real reason, unable to think clearly or stay focused on task, or even depressed. Things just aren't lining up right.
How do we get that way? There are several things in our daily life that can create this energetic imbalance which Donna Eden calls being homolateral, i.e. one way. Wearing a heavy bag on one shoulder cuts our crossover energy off. Looking at vertical lines, like striped wallpaper or the white lines on the road as we drive, can put our energies into homolateral. In your office or home, perhaps you have vertical blinds. If so, open or close them fully versus having them hang down like separated lines.
There are several ways we can strengthen our crossed energies. In the two videos, I offer one version of the Cross Crawl as well as the Crossover Shoulder Pull. The first one may give you a little bit of a workout but feel free to take it as slow as you need. If you're really tired, try it in the morning while you are still laying in bed. The second one is perfect for when you are in a meeting or some other noticeable social situation. Nobody needs to know that you are connecting your energies but they'll be happy you did! Enjoy!!
Mindfulness & Stress Management Coach
Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner
8 limbs Holistic Health, LLC