Updated: May 22
Yoga and Therapy during and after Covid-19
This video by Sadghuru is one of his many clips that reminds me how to be and act during and after Covid-19. Sadhguru suggests to establish yourself in yoga and then act. Have a sense of unity with the world around you, as one. This is yoga.
When you see other life, you reverberate in some way - in some way then, a little bit, you have a little taste of yoga. Yoga, which means union - is happening. Your boundaries of what you think of as yourself has been breached in some way. You are a little bit yogi. Then you act.
"We don’t know when it will be post Covid, if we will even be, post Covid. We should be conscious and cautious with action. We should do our best," Sadhguru.
Physically, mentally, emotionally, and energy wise and competence - let’s have a 10% improvement. Change patterns of your thought and emotion - increase 10% of your balance. Here’s how according to As One Wellness:
As One Wellness
-Establish a bedtime routine
-Plan to sleep within 1.5 hours the same time each night
-Shower at least 30 minutes before you plan to fall asleep; shower as soon as you rise, immediately before yoga and meditation
-Have warm water with lemon and ginger with raw honey after meditation; boiling hot water makes honey poisonous according to Sadhguru; cold water will shock your system after you have warmed your body with movement and meditation
-Consider burning a copper oil lamp in a safe space (100% sesame oil). It is nice to have the oil lamp or incense burning and something special and beautiful (i.e., picture of your beloved, flowers) present when you meditate
-Ideally, your last meal will be at least 3 hours before you fall asleep
-Consume 30% of diet from fruit (of course, not if one has diabetes, please check with your doctor); blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries have the lowest amount of sugar; 100% Cacao also provides antioxidants and is a healthy option for your green smoothies
-Drink clean water throughout the day; consider purchasing a copper pitcher to purify your water. What is more sacred than water? Enjoy sipping warm ginger and lemon tea
-Neem capsules, multivitamin, flaxseed oil/fish oil (check with your doctor) to boost the immune system
-Minimum of 30 minutes of yoga, walking in nature, dance, and/or your favorite movement or exercise (sex is a beautiful supplement)
-Control your thoughts and actions and, therefore, your feelings. Consciously select what you see, hear, and read, and how you spend your time
-Consciously choose everything in your environment
-Think about becoming a Minimalist. Have only what you need and love in your home
-Declutter, go to bed with a shiny sink (kitchen), and have the habit of cleaning the bathroom bowls daily
-“You can do anything 15 minutes at a time,” says Flylady
-Attend online trainings
-Schedule your top 5 roles in your calendar (Stephen Covey-7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
-What are you feeling and how familiar is this feeling?
-Where is the feeling in or outside of your body?
-Say, “Hi anxiety”, “Hi fear”, “Hi, depression,” Have the conversation. Feel the feeling. Know that a feeling will not kill you. Experience it, and let it go
-Meditate and journal so you can chart your self-transformation and growth
-Have you and your beloved make daily entries in separate gratitude journals dedicated to each other and place it somewhere visible
-Connect on FaceTime, be vulnerable, be kind, be curious, protect your relationships, and affair-proof your relationship or marriage
-Be responsible - use your ability to respond
-Schedule a consultation to speak with a therapist at asonewellness.com
-There are seven chakras that form the main energy centers in the body
-They are the root, the sacral, the solar plexus, the heart, the throat, the third eye, and the crown
-When all seven chakras are open, energy can run through them freely, and harmony exists between the physical body, mind, and spirit
-Yoga postures and meditation, and consuming positive food prana radiate energy. Fruit and vegetables get the most sunlight and, therefore, are considered high prana food