The New Age movement has been progressively growing. Today wherever you turn there is a new alternative practice promising life-changing results. It can be difficult to decipher which ones are best for you – and which are just cash grabs.
Here are nine alternative practices that have had established themselves in the population.
You need not subscribe to all the options listed. It is best to choose those that interest you, so as not to be overwhelmed by the learning curve.
By far the most popular of all the New Age techniques, meditation has been a common practice in this millennia. It is also the simplest to begin. There is a common misconception that meditation requires years of practice or guidance from a master. Sure, that would be wonderful. However, meditation can be as simple as taking a moment to be mindful and allow your mind the freedom to explore itself.
Though it has been overmarketed and spun into a fashion trend, there is a lot of depth behind yoga. Perfectly balancing the mind, body, and soul, yoga has successfully changed peoples lives the world over. Benefits include reduced stress, increased strength, and improved health.
Despite what you might believe, astrology is not about predicting the future. Instead, it is meant to give guidance through all of life’s challenges and successes. It is based on the belief that the position of the planets can change the way that you see and approach the world around you in profound ways.
As simple as taking a walk in the woods, forest-bathing can bring abrupt changes to the way you live. As the world changes, we find ourselves more and more behind locked indoors, surrounded by modern conveniences. Spending time in nature has multiple healing effects, these including a reduction in stress, a respiratory cleansing, and spiritual balance. Anyone who has felt better after a hike can attest to the powerful properties of being surrounded by nature.
Much like astrology, Tarot is more about giving guidance than it is about making predictions. Whether you have a significant life decision to make, you face a lot of stress, or just do not know how to approach your day, Tarot can help give some direction. Additionally, it is something that only requires as much energy as you choose to give, and can be practiced once a day or once a year.
There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding when it comes to our personal energies. Science has yet to understand the many ways that energy impacts our minds and bodies. However, there are many accounts of people who have been healed or who have changed their lives thanks to practices such as reiki and chakra balancing.
The moon is more powerful than people give it credit for. It is not just some rock in the sky. Our moon has a direct impact on the tides, landscape, and even our bodies. Paying attention to the lunar positions can help to navigate your life, and nurture the relationships around you.
Western medicine has overtaken the world’s health market. However, many alternative medicines have been successful in healing. There is also a lot of scientific evidence that prove the benefits of natural supplements. Researching medicines that can heal your ailments may prove to be effective in changing your way of life.
Finally, it is invaluable to trust yourself. There are many religions and practices to choose from. However, New Age spirituality can look like just about anything. If you choose to subscribe to everything, nothing, or a blend of this and that, you stand to benefit. The best thing you can do is to find something that you believe in and that works for you.