How strong is your digestive fire? How clearly are you intuiting your path in the Aquarian Age? Are you sleeping and relaxing with regular rhythm? Kundalini yoga practice tones the immune system and nervous systems each and every time you practice. The impacts on watching our thoughts and separating from our ego-driven patterns of the past can be significant for growth. Some tips for boosting immunity with Kundalini Yoga for busy moms are here.
Dampness has set in (for now) where I live, and this impacts my mental health as well as my physical health, even with a regular yoga practice. My tips: Practice yoga daily. Sweat and laugh every day. Keep the head and neck covered in damp, even if it is not “cold”. Build spleen-pancreas chi so that your digestion is hearty enough to neutralize the stomach bugs and cold viruses. Come out for group classes of mind-balancing, prana-building, fiery Kundalini yoga. The Tuesday 10am Parent-Child Kundalini Yoga class is now extended until December 11, 2012 and Prenatal are welcome as well at that class. Thursday morning women’s classes or the evening all-levels classes are a great opportunity for deeper toning and lots of yoga philosophy to support your growth, health and co-creative development.
Some foods to support your yoga practice that Paul Pritchard (“Healing with Whole Foods”) suggests for this season and for folks with weak spleen-pancreas chi include: rice or barley broth, garlic, leek, string bean, eggplant, sunflower seed, umeboshi plum, olive, adzuki bean, button mushroom and yam. Carrot and buckwheat may also help.
Any fruit should be eaten cooked in cold, damp season. Avoid juices. If you drink juice water it down with water and make it room temperature or warmer.
Dried ginger or cinnamon bark in tea can help boost the inner fires. I love fresh ginger and add it to salads, soups and sauces after they are cooked for extra zing and immunity. If I begin to notice feeling “flu-ey”, fresh ginger is essential with warm liquids. Fresh ginger also does amazing wonders to soothe headaches away.
Be wellness in November. Sat Nam.