Embrace your inner scoby!
Once upon a time, I was obsessed with making kombucha. I still drink it, but don’t make it so much at any more.
It’s everyone’s new favourite brew, right?
Especially if you’re into the whole fermenting, paleo, clean eating lifestyle.
Did you know that Kombucha has a lot in common with Kinesiology?
It DOES! OMG.
Granted, maybe not to the naked eye. But fo’ sure, the two K’s have many similarities.
Not quite sure what I’m talkin’ ‘bout? Let me lay it out for you…
1. To the uninitiated, it’s a little bit weird, right?
Kombucha… what the? Kinesiology… HUH?
When you start talking to an enthusiast of either of the K’s, they’ll passionately tell you ALL the benefits.
But as they tell you more, you might think… hmmm, this sounds cool but WEIRD.
It can take a while to come around to the idea that Kombucha and Kinesiology are legit.
About both K’s, people will say: “I’m not sure how it works, I just know that it does”.
2. It starts with something that looks like a science experiment
Truth bomb: A SCOBY (Single Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) isn’t ever gonna win a beauty pageant.
Technically, it’s a mushroom. A flat, globby-looking mushroom.
Many people take one look at a SCOBY and say ewwwwww. Gross.
When we first investigate what’s going on in our emotional life, it can look a bit like a SCOBY, can’t it?
And we can have the same response: Ewwwwww. Gross. Don’t wanna even LOOK.
Our inner emotional state and a SCOBY both have potential to create positive change in our lives.
If only we choose to see them as life-supporting, nourishing and useful, instead of UGHHH.
Kinesiology is a powerful and safe way to help you take the EWWWWW-factor out of healing your inner world. It can also help you get over your aversion to SCOBYs, too. 🙂
3. Kombucha transforms one thing into another
Ever had a Kombucha loverrrr explain the fermenting process to you?
They’ll usually tell you it starts with sweet tea. Make the tea, add the sugar. Let it cool. Then pour it into a clean wide-mouthed jar and add the SCOBY. Cover it with a tea towel or a clean Chux to allow it to breathe…
Around 7-9 days later, you get a fermented drink that’s full of probiotics
Which means it’s EXCELLENT for your gut health. Hooray!
Did you know the stomach is considered to be the “second brain” of the body?
And that issues like chronic stress, allergen responses, trauma and toxins can impact our gut health, contributing to issues such as IBS and leaky gut syndrome?
I used to have to take a course of probiotics semi-regularly, but since I began drinking Kombucha every day, I don’t need them anymore.
Kinesiology clients often find their depression, anxiety and/or physical pain clears up
They find they don’t have to simply “cope” the way they used to any more!
Kinesiology is EXCELLENT at helping you transform your inner stressors and release patterns and habits that no longer serve you, so that you can live a more healthy, calm and empowered life.
Which also makes Kinesiology excellent for gut health, as it helps you to reduce emotional blockages that might be contributing to poor physical health!
4. It takes time to ferment and develop
I covered this above, but it’s worth reiterating. The Kombucha fermenting process takes 7-9 days at a minimum. You can always let it ferment for longer, and you’ll get different results in terms of flavour and fizziness.
We all need more S-L-O-W
We have plenty of fast, now-now-now and why-don’t-I-have-that-yesterday.
‘Cept, our bodies Are. Not. Equipped. to handle that pace all the dingdang time.
Too much fast = too much pressure
Which keeps our adrenal system switched ON, when it’s only meant to be used to get us out of danger.
If we’re always going too fast and hard, our body assumes we’re in constant stress and danger.
Which affects gut health…
Which affects overall health…
So, being involved in the making of Kombucha? Is good for us. It teaches us the value of S-L-O-W.
And as for Kinesiology? It’s not a quick fix healing modality.
It works best over time, gently peeling back layers at your own pace.
Because as I like to tell my clients… you didn’t get to where you are overnight, so generally those issues won’t resolve overnight, either.
5. Once a fan, always a fan
Kombucha fans are ALWAYS trying to palm off their extra SCOBYs to anyone who wants them.
Kinesiology fans are ALWAYS trying to get their friends and family to have a session.
We want the best for our peeps, so when we find something awesome, we want others to have it, too.
And once you’re experienced the benefits of the two K’s first-hand, you don’t need any convincing. You’re sold.
6. Want more? You’ve gotta keep the process going!
So, you like Kombucha and how it makes your insides feel?
Then you’ll need more, right? You might even start making it yourself.
But so you don’t run out, you’ll have to start your next batch before you’ve finished your current one.
Similarly, a single session of Kinesiology can be GREAT
But ongoing Kinesiology sessions are so much more powerful!
Because the work is cumulative.
By which I mean, the more layers of stress, fear, unhelpful core beliefs, negative self-talk, anxiety and worry (etc) that you release, the easier and happier life gets!
So if it’s once a fortnight, every 3 to 6 weeks, or even every few months, remember to re-book yourself in for more inner-world transformational goodness.
Come join me in the weird and wonderful world of Kinesiology
If you’re not already a fan, but you like the idea of transforming your inner SCOBY to happy, healthy, shiny-ness, then you’ll probably become one! A fan, not a SCOBY that is. 🙂
Contact me to book yourself a session – either in person at my clinic OR via Skype.
Also? If you like Kombucha, there’s a good chance you’re a Kinesiology fan but you don’t know it yet. Just sayin’…
Ambha Amanda Roberts is a Kinesiologist, Intuitive Healer, educator and facilitator based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She offers Kinesiology sessions both in-person and via Skype/Zoom all over the world.
Ambha Amanda is the co-creator of Adventures of Staria, which includes a series of Staria cards, and an upcoming book for children (including inner children).