How flower therapy restores balance and wellness
This springtime, you might just consider seeing flowers in a new way, much more than just for beautifying your surroundings.
Flower therapy fans and those who practice alternative medicine attest flowers do more than just liven up a place. They also restore your inner calm and balance. Even simply picturing yourself smelling a bunch of fresh flowers gives you an immediate sense of serenity. Now imagine having that state of serenity unified with your fitness activities. Ponder that and learn more about the role of flower therapy in restoring your inner balance to power up your fitness this springtime.
Flower therapy falls under alternative medicine, which involves healing practices that don’t fall within any area of conventional medicine. Alternative medicine may be in the form of diet-based therapies, acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, Ayurveda, Unani, Chinese traditional medicine, herbalism and naturopathy (among others), on top of a wide range of other practices.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has classifications of complimentary and alternative medicine, which is broken down in five major groups: Whole Medical Systems, Mind-Body Intervention, Biological-based Therapy, Manipulative and Body-Based Methods, and Energy Therapy.
Most people seeking higher levels of fitness tend to treat exercise as an obligation. They tend to overlook the fact that looking good is also linked to feeling good. How can you stay in shape when your emotional state is in chaos? This is where flower therapy can come into your regimen.
The flower therapy remedy was developed by Dr. Edward Bach, an English physician in the 1930’s. It is not a particular line of perfume, neither is it similar to aromatherapy. Instead it deals with flower mixtures either taken orally or applied to the skin to remedy spiritual and emotional conditions, such as stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression.
How it works
The remedy concoctions contain flower substances in a 50:50 mixture of brandy and/or water. Since the remedy concoction is diluted, it has little or no taste or scent of the flower at all. There are a lot of flower essences available in the market that you can buy off the shelf. However, you can also make your own homemade versions with a few simple steps:
Now that you know how to make your own flower essences, here are some of the flowers you can use with their corresponding effects:
What to Expect
Flower therapy provides a distinctive approach in transforming emotional conditions. Potentially the therapy goes beyond defeating difficult emotions; it also develops a general exuberance for life and boosts creative thinking.
When you desire to experience life as a physically fit and healthy person, take on this remedy and you might just see for yourself how you can reach a balanced state of spirit, feelings, mind and body. Aren’t you glad it’s springtime – the season of flowers?