If you want to understand the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle, imagine the difference between a pristine, flowing river and a stagnant cesspool. While it may seem like a drastic comparison, it helps to illuminate how even observing movement can excite our brains. Watching a gymnast perform a floor routine still puts me in awe every time.
Movement is life.
Even plants have their own forms of movement.
Water is no different. Water is also more than just H₂O. It is a complex interplay between the H₂O molecules, trace minerals, electrolytes, frequencies, and hydrogen bonds. I like to think of it as a dance where partners constantly change without any missteps. Since dancing is an intricate form of movement that is found in all cultures, it makes a fitting example for this argument.
The Healing Benefits of Moving Water
Moving water can generate healing frequencies that we mostly experience as sounds. This energy, in the form of negative ions, stimulates your own cells to operate better. You may experience that as improved mood or a sense of calm as your neurons function in a more natural state.
The Body is Water
Our bodies require movement to be well, as does water in its natural state. In a life-or-death scenario out in the wild, you still want to avoid motionless water at all costs.
The works of Father Sebastian Kneipp, Viktor Schauberger, Gilbert Ling, & Gerald Pollack showcase the power and elegance of water in nature.
“Water needs proper structure, otherwise it loses its capacity for energy transfer – its great healing properties.”
All this is to say that the quantity of water consumed is not the determining factor of whether your body remains hydrated or not. There is more to the equation. The key factors include the source, infrared radiation, mineral content, and movement. Not only movement of the water itself, but also movement of your body post-gulp.
Your lymphatic system, which removes waste from your body as our body’s “sewerage system,” is made up mostly of water. It plays a huge role in immunity. And guess what? It can only get moving when you get moving.
Tips to Stay Hydrated
To start the day, I have most patients drink 12oz. of filtered water, a dash of salt or electrolytes added, & some freshly squeezed citrus juice. Introducing a vortex motion to the water or adding molecular hydrogen can enhance hydration.
Then shortly after consuming their morning water, they are instructed to perform some mild, full-body movements such as Tai Chi, Yoga poses, or dance improvisation. Moving your body will move fluid throughout your tissues. This is hydration: balance between intracellular and extracellular fluid composition.
Other ways to hydrate:
Eat your water – Many fruits and vegetables contain highly nourishing water
Photobiomodulation or Sun Exposure
Find local springs in your area.
Place a handful of cucumber slices in a pitcher or glass of filtered water overnight. Remove the cucumber slices in the morning, add a dash of sea salt or electrolyte powder & consume upon waking. Add organic coconut water or freshly squeezed orange juice for added flavor and benefits.
Periodically indulging in IV hydration is not a bad idea to give your system a quick boost.
Keep Things Moving & Flowing with Seed & Soil
Staying properly hydrated isn’t necessarily as simple as inhaling a huge glass of water. Even if you are drinking a good amount of water throughout the day, if you aren’t building consistent movement into your routine, it may not have the desired impact.
To learn more about how to give your body the best foundation for optimal health, reach out to Dr. Damon at Seed & Soil Wellness. Our integrative medicine practice will help you biohack your body to get the most out of this beautiful existence on Earth!