When we think about increasing our energy, sadly, us westerners will usually reach for something caffeinated. Lorraine Hughes, a Certified Herbalist from Wappingers Falls has a different approach, one that is rooted in Chinese teachings thousands of years old. Lorraine says “cultivating our life force increases our vitality. How we nourish ourselves is always the root of who we are and how energetic we can be without depleting our essence.” You are what you eat indeed.
Lorraine, who is the owner operator of Empowered By Nature, further explains that most people look outside themselves for the cause of their disease, when in fact they fail to recognize that only they have the power to initiate wellness.
Qi-Gong, also a discipline taught by Lorraine, is an essential modality of Chinese medicine used to assist our quest for balance of mind, body, and spirit. Her next Qi-Gong classes will be held on Feb 19th, March 5th and 19th at the Inner Light Health Spa, located at 4158 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park. For more information or to schedule a consultation visit her website here.