What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Your adrenal glands play a key role in helping you control stress and maintain energy throughout the day. When these small but important glands malfunction, you may start to notice the telltale signs of adrenal fatigue.
What are some signs of Adrenal Fatigue?
- Decreased energy
- A weakened immune system
- Lowered libido
- Mood changes
- Inability to handle stress
- Weight gain
- Feeling depressed
How Can I Re-Energize and Restore My Adrenals In The Morning?
Give your Adrenals a rest by activating your Parasympathetic Nervous System, the healing and restoring hormone called Oxytocin. This is the system that operates when you are in a state of love, gratitude and fully present in the moment without fear or worry. It is the opposite of the Stress Response. It has to do with regeneration of all your cells, healing, digestion, elimination and the processing of old repressed emotions.
1. Gratitude Attitude.
Give Thanks! It literally shifts your immune cells! That’s right, simply thinking of what or who you are grateful for calms you and relaxes your adrenals. Feel grateful for yourself daily. Give yourself and hug, smile at yourself in the mirror and really mean what you say to yourself! When you nurture yourself in this way, you restore hormonal balance and create a peaceful environment for yourself and everyone around you! Listen to the song “Thank You” By David Jesse HERE to shower yourself with the intention of Gratitude.
2. Breathe IN Deeply and Feel Expansive.
When we breathe using our diaphragm primarily, we stimulate the relaxation and calming hormone. We get to experience peace and bring harmony to our adrenals and all of our endocrine glands (those are the glands that produce all our hormones). When we have adrenal fatigue, we most likely feel a lot of tension in our muscles, especially the postural muscles, such as the low back, shoulders, neck and along the whole spine. Choose to focus on the EXPANSION phase and the FEELING OF ELONGATION of these stressed out muscles so that your brain can start to think relaxation is your norm. Learn how to Breathe with your Diaphragm Here.
3. Vibrate Your Body To Feel More Energized.
Did you know that right now as you read this, every cell in your body is vibrating ? When we shake our body, we literally come home, we align with what we are, and it feels so good! Granted for a tensed up, chronically stressed out tense body that sits in a chair for 6-8 hours per day, vibration might feel foreign at first, but trust me, the more you practice, the easier and quicker you feel the benefits! Our muscles relax after a few minutes of vibrational therapy. When one combines whole body vibration with the diaphragmatic breathing and gratitude attitude, you get to experience the benefits even quicker! Listen to Energize Me, a science based guided meditation designed to balance your hormones and facilitate in you the experience of your highest vibration.
Try these 3 simple and powerful tips to nurture, re-energize and love your adrenals throughout your day! The more you practice, the more it becomes a habit to have ENERGIZED ADRENALS, instead of adrenal fatigue. Let me know how these exercises benefit you, share them with your friends and comment down below. Visit me at www.michellealva.com to download for FREE “Top 10 Tips For A Stress Free Day.”