The Energy of Beauty and Wellbeing
Our bodies are receiving stations for Energy and also transmitters of Energy. This important function is reflected in popular language in statements such as ‘ I got a good vibe from it’, ‘I knew it was you before I answered the phone’, ‘I don’t feel good about this’ etc. This capacity for feeling beyond the visible appearance of things comes from this complex ‘Energy’ body, which surrounds us and runs through our physical body.
The anatomy of this complex Energy system is comprised of three basic components:
- Energy (or subtle) bodies including the ‘aura’
- Energy channels – also called the ‘nadis’ or ‘meridians’
- Energy centres or ‘chakras’
This system is the foundation of Energy Medicine such as Acupuncture, Reflexology and Energy work such as Chakra Balancing, Pranic Healing and more. Employed by practitioners of most of the great healing and spiritual traditions of the East for thousands of years, the benefits of Energy work are now also gaining acknowledgment in western culture, especially in the areas of stress management. A 2009 study by Dr Ramesh Manocha at Sydney University found occupational stress decreased by 26 per cent after eight weeks of meditation and according to Harvard business school: “intuition and meditation are the two most important executive tools of the 21st Century” published in Body and Soul – Sydney, The Sunday Telegraph. As studies have also shown about 80% of spa clients go to relieve stress, it is easy to see why alternative energy work has such a key role to play in the spa industry.
By recognising that we are all systems of living, breathing vital Energy (much more than just our flesh and bones), we can understand why our wellbeing and radiance depends upon allowing this supreme force of life Energy to flow. Our own Energy has an effect on our life…. ‘the inside becomes the outside’. By caring for ourselves and creating space each day to re-balance and restore harmony benefits not only ourselves, but everyone and everything around us too. Have you ever noticed how one person can change the energy (for good of bad) of a whole room just with the quality of their presence?
What we interact with has an energetic effect on us. It is either supporting us in a life-positive way, or it is placing further demand on our energy. This is brilliantly demonstrated in photographic images of water crystals taken by Dr Emoto (a well-published Japanese scientist) after being exposed to different influences. Water placed on top of a microwave was clearly distorted and lacking beauty and balance, whereas water exposed to beautiful music or loving words formed undeniably exquisite crystals. The good news is, the water exposed to the microwave (or negative influence) ‘healed’ after exposure to positive influences and started to form lovely crystals as well. As we are made up mostly of water ourselves, this simple experiment clearly demonstrates to us the effect unseen and intangible influences can have on our wellbeing.
When we consider what we apply to our skin can travel into our bloodstream and into our very being…. we realise why the ‘energy’ of skin care is so important. Who makes it, who has grown the ingredients, whether animals or people are harmed in any way as a result of its manufacture… all of this and more is part of the ‘energy’ of the skin care we use and why Synthesis adopts the philosophy of Light, Love, Beauty and Spirit through to our core.