Overview

The BYG Method has its roots in the ancient systems of medicine from the East as well as modern nutritional science more familiar to people in the West. By combining Eastern and Western wellness theory, our purpose is to introduce a holistic and integrated learning experience in caring for the mind. Although the information we will cover in our mind health series is relevant to all of us, we can identify three distinct elements that can provide a customized approach. There are great benefits to understanding the dominant element running the central nervous system.

We will define the mind as the brain in action.  Think of it as the computer system of the body that directs ALL functions in response to our internal and external environment. We are all wired a bit differently and learned behaviors play a major role. However, if we look at the elemental tendencies, we see that earth-minded folks tend to be calm, cool, and collected with a slow and steady approach to life. They prefer routine and need a bit of a push to get going but can show great stamina and resilience. 

The BYG mind health guide is aimed at helping you identify ways for conserving energy as well as strategies for creating more rest in your life. Since the earth mind can use a little boost to get started, consider energizing the mind by exercising first thing in the morning. This will rev up the engine for the day. Also, try breaking up your routine by doing something different and outside the box. For example, try taking a different route home from the daily outing. Mix up your life from time to time and your brain will thank you!

Mental Tendencies

Kind-hearted and nurturing

Slow to start but concentration and focus is sustainable

Needs 8 hours of sleep to feel rested

Tend to eat when stressed

Can feel low emotionally from time to time

Habits That Support

Wake up early and exercise before breakfast

Challenge your mind. Sign up for an online or in-person class about something you are interested in learning.

Avoid naps. Try meditation instead.

Shake up the routine to avoid feeling stuck or in a rut

Foods that support

Antioxidant-rich foods:

  • Beans (lima beans, black beans, navy beans, pinto beans, red beans, green beans)
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Coffee (organic)
  • Cranberries
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Kale
  • Pomegranate
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries

Did you know? Blueberries are rich in
anti-oxidants — plus they can help with
circulation, especially in the head area,
which may stimulate hair growth!

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Mind Health: Series 1

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Mind Health Introduction

Follow along with Alison on an introduction to the magical mind!