This week we have Cobi Konadu taking over the Good Morning Beautiful emails. She’ll be sharing her tips on how you can incorporate Jin Shin Jyutsu into your daily routine which has endless health benefits. It has even helped her improve her vision. We’ll be finding out more about her in this feature, and make sure to sign up for the Collective to get daily morning routines that help you own your mornings.
Hey! Nice to meet you
Hey I’m Cobi and I’m the founder of www.cobikonadu.com
I truly feel the things we were interested in and exposed to as children play a role in what we end up pursuing during our adult years. For me, there has always been a fascination to learn about people through their stories. I began to realize that everything they did in life influenced where they were at.
I am grateful that I grew up in a household that was open to always trying alternative or holistic medicine. I was able to see how powerful nature can be for healing the mind, body and spirit.
Yoga has been apart of my life for the last 12 years, it is a beautiful practice but there would be days where I felt yoga could not reach what I was looking for. When I was introduced to the practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu 5 years ago, it was as though a lightbulb when off. Suddenly I had practical tools and information that really made sense to me on how to process what was going on in my body. I was able to communicate with my myself on level I’ve never experienced before thus being able to understand what I was feeling and begin to heal the story of my past hurts.
I now have a private practice where I work one-on-one or in group settings to teach people about the benefits and beauty of Jin Shin Jyutsu. They gain the information along with practical tools to help understand their story. My place of happiness is when I am able to share this healing art with others and see the positive effect it has on their life.
What Can People Find On Cobi Konadu?
I am currently in the process of building a brand around the healing art Jin Shin Jyutsu which originates from Japan. It works by harmonizing the energy that flows within us through light touch, creating the opportunity to revitalize, recalibrate and healing the body.
Jin Shin Jyutsu provides a beautiful lens to understand how our lifestyle affects the way in which our body manifests things in reaction to the world around us. Touch is one of the 5 senses that is inherent in all of us and the foundation to utilizing this practice; making it one of the simplest tools we can use to connect to our energy and bring harmony back to all aspects of our Being.
My aim is to bring more awareness to this healing art and create offerings that help people learn how to better communicate with their bodies leading to a deeper, more sustained sense of healing.
What are your morning rituals?
I like to start every morning with at least 20 minutes of Jin Shin self-help to ensure my body is in harmony before fully beginning my day. My routine that follows incorporates Ayurvedic practices such as oil pulling and tongue scraping. I have an adorable little Chihuahua named Harley, who I take for a nice stroll around the neighborhood. After we get back I organize myself to head out the door to start my work day.
How does starting your day the right way impact your whole day, week, and complete lifestyle?
Starting my day off mindfully helps me keep a positive attitude in addition to organizing my priorities. I love making to-do lists especially the kind written down on paper because the tactile quality of checking an item off with a pen is so satisfying. I am able to hold myself more accountable to my commitments and find an increase in productivity if I have some type of schedule to my day.
What is your mission statement? How are you going to change the world/other people’s lives and make a positive impact?
My mission in life is to grow the awareness and help people heal through the use of Jin Shin Jyutsu. This practice has been a gift in my life that I feel compelled to share with others.
I want to provide the tools, information and support to people all over the world so they learn how to incorporate this simple yet highly effective practice into their life. Being able to trust in the body’s innate healing nature is very powerful. In today’s culture we have really lost touch on our ability to communicate with ourselves and actually listen to what our body needs. If people lack information, then they don’t have the proper tools to help themselves. Sharing this gift and seeing the benefit it brings to others, is truly the greatest gift of all.
What are the steps it took you to get to where you are now?
I believe that everything you do in life informs the next. When I zoom out and look back on what I was interested in as a child it all makes sense how I came to pursue a career in wellness/healing.
I have learned to trust what feels in alignment with me through the practice of listening to my body and intuition. If an opportunity comes up that doesn’t resonate fully then I take a moment to pause and ask myself what about it isn’t sitting right. From there, I determine what I am available for, because nothing is worse than saying yes to a job or a project that didn’t feel quite right. This allows me to create the space for the clients and jobs I do want.
One more key step I took was hiring a life coach. It was the best investment I made in myself this year. I gained the confidence to make decisions from a place of trust rather than fear. Once I learned how NOT to make decisions based on fear my whole world opened up.
What is your YES! What kind of life do you want to live?
My YES is to continue living the life I only thought was possible in my dreams. To face my fears no matter how big or small because the more I practice that the less scary taking on a new challenge will be. To never stop investing in or learning about myself, so I can use what I learn to help others invest in themselves. I am really learning life is to short to be afraid to not take risks for the things that you believe in. I don’t want to look back on life saying I wish I would’ve done that.