Healthy Habits with Abdi Assadi

Inspired by people in the well-being and health industry, this is a look into their daily habits. Here we spoke with healer and Eyla contributor, Abdi Assadi.

Abdi is an acupuncturist, spiritual counselor and author. Raised in Africa, Asia and New York city, he has studied a range of healing practices including shamanism, psychotherapy and acupuncture. His work centers on helping his clients use their disease and dysfunction as a doorway to spiritual serenity. He presently divides his time between New York city and Upstate New York.

What do practices or habits do you incorporate into your routine to promote health & wellbeing?

I wake-up between 5:30 to 6am and do the same routine daily which consists of:

10 minutes of asanas including sun salutation and side twists

20 minutes of pranayam

20 minutes of meditation

10-15 minutes of martial arts

I tend to be on a regular sleep schedule, going to bed and waking up at the same time every day which is important.

The meditation I do is a mindfulness practice going through the body from the the head down to my feet to being the energy down and ground myself with awareness. When we think, the energy goes up and out, so this flows it in the opposite direction – into the body.

I make a shake daily and it changes depending on where my digestion is at. Usually is it 2 scoops of organic whey, 1 scoop of organic greens powder, an organic berry powder and a raw egg. I make this at room temperature, cold is not good for digestion in the morning. If my digestion is not 100 percent, I have cooked eggs instead and skip the shake. Listen to your body to know what it needs.

I have an extensive routine I do before I see patients and at the end of the day when my work is done. I prepare the treatment rooms with chanting, sage and sound using bells. I clear all the rooms energetically at the end of the day using the same method.

In the morning, I go through the name of my patients and meditate on what needs to be done. And in the evening, I go through all the names again, releasing them with my intent and intending for a healing for them. It is all mind, so I use mind to heal mind.

Lastly, at the end of the each day I intend to fully remember who I am. I release what no longer serves me and heal all that needs to be healed.

2. What would you recommend people incorporate into their routine? 

Having a daily practice is important, whatever you do, but especially one where you sit with yourself in meditation. It is important to do it by yourself which allows you to hear your own voice and check on your emotional state. Then there is no external manipulation.

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