Maintaining the Flow


The essence of all being is energy. And we depend on its unrestricted flow that is the source of wholeness and wellness.

The channels through which this energy flows are influenced by factors outside of our control, yet, we ultimately choose what impact these will have in our lives. It is up to us to identify and clear blockages to ensure that flow is maintained. All healthy, grounded individual absorb some portion of the energy emitted by other people and the environment, but this does not interrupt the continuous stream of balanced energy sustaining them. These same individuals cope constructively with stress and upset, and they are not subject to the stagnation that frequently goes hand in hand with negativity.

When we keep the energy in and around our bodies flowing harmoniously, we are naturally healthy, vibrant and peaceful. 

Life energy flows through us like a swift stream when there is nothing to obstruct it, but various forces such as trauma and disappointments act like stones that impede the current. If we allow these to pile up, our energy is thrown off its course or blocked entirely, causing illness, restlessness — a lack of vigor. If, however, we take the time to clear these stones away, we remove their power to impact our flow. When we cultivate simple yet affirmative habits such as practicing meditation and breathing exercises, spending time away from devices and immersed in nature, we become resilient to outside influences that might otherwise impede our energy flow. Likewise, we lessen the impact of inner influences when we divest ourselves of unwanted attachments and blocked emotions. 

I've learned that a strong and fluid energy field is the key that unlocks the doors of self-healing and peace of mind. Your awareness of the flow of energy sustaining you empowers you to take charge of your own well-being by taking steps to unblock, correct, and enhance that flow. Letting go can be challenging, but the exuberance you will feel when the flow is restored seems a welcomed reward. 

Sachi Doctor

Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.