How to get Un-Stuck according to your Constitution

Find your Stuck Style: Part 2

 

Now that you have discovered your constitution type (and your stuck style), you can figure out how to bring yourself back into balance.

Before we go on, it is important to know that we can be healthy and balanced no matter which Type we are … so none of these Types are wrong or bad, instead we just develop an EXCESS of these qualities.

So these Solutions “below” are simply ways to reduce this excess. So you can … Get Un-Stuck and create more balance in your Life, your Mind and your Body.

 

  1. THE AIR TYPE

 

If you resonate mostly with the Air Type you will experience being stuck as anxious, overwhelmed, nervous and ungrounded.

Here are some things you can do to reduce these emotions and feel more grounded:

  • Minimise movement or travel
  • Do 1 thing at a time rather thabn multitasking
  • Stay warm and out of the wind
  • Reduce time on screens & technology
  • Connect with the earth, land and nature any way you can
  • Eat warm, cooked and lightly spiced earthy foods such as soups, stews, casseroles cooked with ghee, olive oil, cumin, fenugreek, black pepper, ginger and fennel 

If you feel stuck in your body then you need some gentle, rhythmic movement such as:

  • Tai chi, slow hatha yoga and dance, stretching
  • Warm oil massage
  • Havening Technique – see more here
  • Dynamic Breath Work

If you feel more stuck in your head then stillness is what you need such as: 

  • Meditation or slow breath awareness
  • Sitting still in a protected, sunny spot inside or in nature
  • Holding 1 restorative yoga pose for 5 minutes or so (such as childs pose)
  • Resting – a power nap or guided yoga nidra relaxation

 

  1. THE FIRE TYPE

 

  • Staying cool, calm & collected is the most important thing for you. 
  • Avoid getting overheated in the midday sun, high intensity exercise or competitive sports
  • Exercise in the cooler hours of the early morning or late afternoon and evening
  • Choose gentle to moderate exercise. This will bring you out of your head and into your body. 

Here are some ideas: 

  • Hatha yoga
  • Gentle dance
  • Walking
  • Slow running
  • Relaxed swimming  (Note: you may have resistance to choosing dynamic exercise or competitive sport, as this is your usual go-to.. So try something slower instead – trust me on this!)
  • Eat regularly around every 2 or 3 hours, and avoid letting yourself get too “H-ANGRY”
  • Choose foods that are raw, lightly spiced or bland such as fruit, vegetables, basmati rice
  • Avoid chilli & spicy foods, oily or friend foods or foods cooked on a high temp such as BBQ
  • Don’t  take life too seriously – have fun, laugh, see the funny side of things
  • Put your focus on something other than your stuck-problem – ideally an area of your life that is flowing easily or a project that you love or is easy for you to do.

Get out of you head by:

  • Stepping back from a intense project or work session (especially if feeling frustrated)
  • Break up your work day or with something not work-related – talking to friends, having fun, stretching or moving body
  • Spend time in nature and in particular in or around natural water sources
  • Meditation, quiet reflective time

 

  1. THE EARTH-WATER TYPE

 

If you resonate mostly with the Earth-Water Type, you will experience stuck-ness as heavy, cold, sluggish and depressed. 

Be aware that if we feel sluggish and stangant in our body then most likely we will also feel foggy and dull in our head and mind also.

Here are some things you can do to balance these excessive earthy qualities with more lightness & warmth:

  • Bring in the qualities of warm, dry and light wherever you can in your life
  • Reduce cold, damp & oily foods such as: dairy, oily & fried foods. Instead choose: broths, roasted, toasted or grilled food that have extra spice such as chilli, ginger, black pepper
  • If you get stuck in a routine rut, then shake things up by doing different things every day.
  • Avoid waking up late as this increases fogginess, instead wake up around 6am
  • Include more movement into your life. Ideally this is a dynamic movement that raises your heart rate, warms your body and breaks a sweat. 
  • Exercise is best done first thing in the morning to set yourself up for your day feeling awake and energiesd.
  • Here are some ideas:
  • Fast jogging and running
  • Aerobic exercise that includes jumping and flowing movements e.g. circuit classes at the gym
  • Dynamic Yoga such as Ashtanga or Power Flow
  • Pilates classes
  • Energetic forms of martial arts
  • Fast pace swimming
  • Dynamic dancing & other movement

 

To stimulate your mind and shift any fogginess in your head try these:

  • Brain gym exercises, such as standing on a Balance Board
  • Activate both left & right sides of your body which stimulates both sides of your brain
  • Spend time with enthusiastic and proactive people
  • Do things that you love that gives you a sense of excitement & therefore, more energy

 

NOTE: Please know that the above ideas are not a replacement for medical advice, so if you are experiencing significant physical, mental or emotional imbalances, then please consult your doctor or health practitiioner. 

 

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