8 alternative wellness techniques that you should consider
Including one that supermodel Miranda Kerr swears by
We have her Goopness Gwyneth Paltrow to thank for conscious uncoupling, but the idea was coined by Dr. Habib Sedeghi, one of many Paltrow-approved gurus to take the stage during Goop’s first ever wellness summit, In Goop Health. On Saturday in Culver City, Paltrow welcomed 600 attendees from across the country to go deep into her world of wellness.
High on matcha lattes and Bulletproof Coffee, women (and a handful of men) shopped the Clean Beauty Apothecary, hydrated with Moon Juice tonics, and joined The Class founder Taryn Toomey for a new style sweatless session. But bone broth aside, the main attraction of the day was the five panel discussions exploring the Goopiest of Goop topics from gut health to the mother wound.
After collagen-spiked martinis in the garden, guests rolled out with new ideas and a new vocabulary to go with it. “I loved the idea that there is a word for emasculate and no feminine version,” said Paltrow.
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A combination of crystals needed for emotional, physical, and spiritual support and healing. Among the aura photography readings and I.V. drips in the garden, Goop's in-house shaman Colleen McCann gave intuitive readings based on crystals that people were invited to select themselves. "Our body leads us to what we need," she explained, cryptically.
"Putting your feet in the grass and letting the light in," is how Miranda Kerr described the grounding practice. The keynote panel Balls in the Air was a valuable look into how Kerr, along with Cameron Diaz, Tory Burch, Nicole Richie, and moderator Paltrow herself manage all that they do, but also, how they spend their "me time." Richie wakes up an hour before her kids to, "do nothing and do nothing so hard." Burch plays tennis. Diaz works out and practices Transcendental Meditation.
A woman's climax is just as important as a man's. "It's not that women don't want sex," said psychotherapist Esther Perel, "But in order to want it, it has to be worth wanting," And through an animated and insightful discussion about normalizing sex, the bottomline for Perel, producer and writer Jenni Konner of Girls and Lenny fame, Slow Sex author and creator of Orgasmic Meditation Nicole Daedone is that women need to ask for what they want. "I think the most important aspect of feminism is women feeling comfortable using their voices," said Konner. "Keep saying what you want out loud, and you'll get it."
Marijuana and friends. In the Zen Zone, the discussion— when Dr. Carder Stout was not analyzing dreams–was around the benefits of medical cannabis oil vaporizers like the Hmbldt Dose Pen, which delivers precise doses of scientifically blended cannabinoids and terpenes (organic compounds produced by plants) via vape.
Don't apologize for wanting what you want. "You're entitled to have a basic sense of I deserve this and it's ok," said Dr. Phil Stutz from the stage during The Tools panel, moderated by Paltrow herself. The psychotherapist duo behind books The Tools, and upcoming Coming Alive took a woman onstage for live therapy, taking her through the process from feeling desire to proving it to herself and demanding it from the universe. The audience helped get her in touch with her primal side with a group yell of, "I'm an animal."
The path to Orgasmic Meditation, Daedone's intimate practice that combines the mindfulness of meditation with the connectedness of orgasm. During the 15 minute session, the stroker strokes the clitoris to create sensation. "The amazing thing about orgasmic meditation besides that it helps people learn about their bodies and couples connect, is that it is a hugely healing practice for sexual trauma," explains Konner, who noted during the panel that she's given away so many copies of Perel and Daedone's books that her paycheck should go directly into their pockets.
Lectin Avoidance Diet
The new gluten-free. According to Dr. Steven Gundry, it is this class of proteins which naturally occur in plants as a defense mechanism (grains, nightshades, every legume you can think of) that are at the root cause of inflammation. And everybody knows inflammation is the root of all evil.
The practice of applying hirudo medicinalis, the European medicinal leech, to various points on the body to increase blood flow and increase circulation. Also known as one of the ways Miranda Kerr stays grounded in addition to Kundalini yoga and earthing (see above.) "They kill the leeches after the treatment and I didn't like that," said Kerr, who relocated the animals to her koi pond. "They've been doing it for thousands of years," she said.
From: Elle US