It’s that time of year again -cold season. Here is a kriya and meditation you can do that specifically targets strengthening the immune system. Remember, the more days in a row you do it, the more powerful it will be (read this post).
Kriya for Disease Resistance (find complete instructions here).
This is a fun kriya, with a nice mid-set relaxation, wrapped up with one of those crazy Kundalini poses (elephant walk). You’ll notice that many of the exercises target digestion or elimination. Good digestion is so tied to our immune system and fighting off illness. The relaxation in the middle really reminds you how important rest is to your health, slowing down, giving yourself enough time for good health.
Remember that taking the time to rest and take care of yourself actually saves time in the long run, avoiding a lingering illness that could knock you out of commission for a while.
Meditation: Immune System Booster: The Inner Sun (find complete instructions here).
This is a quick meditation that can be built up to a longer time gradually. It is recommended in the instructions to wear a head covering while practicing to avoid a headache. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy -a winter hat, bandana, or hood on a hoodie, but I’d follow those instructions.
Another great thing you can do for your immune system, and a comforting self-care routine -drink yogi tea!
Find my recipe here.
You can also re-read my spring allergy regime, which is another way to strengthen the immune system.
Completely unrelated note: I will be taking the month of November off from blogging as I participate in National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org), and will need all my writing energy for that project. :) I will also take a break from social media.
I will miss you, but I’ll be back in December! In the mean time, I’ll wish you good health, and a happy Thanksgiving, if you live in the states, one of my favorite holidays, since it consists of a couple of my favorite things -food and family.
You can check out these posts for some nice vegetarian dishes for the fall holiday: