How are you doing? Are you feeling supported, heard, cared for, understood and are you able to process how you are feeling? How has your diet been? Are you feeling nourished? These are all very telling questions when it comes to healing and staying healthy. The answers we often receive from asking these questions gives us a road map to how and why we want to heal and stay healthy.
The immune system is closely related to our nervous system and our nervous system regulates our ability to relax and release stresses. When the nervous system is over taxed and burnt out, it can feel like we are living life on very thin ice, like our protective immunity shield has been weakened on many levels. Therefore, the importance of maintaining a strong nervous system is the foundation to healing and boosting the immune system.
Below are some of my tips to stay healthy, protected and care for the nervous system:
- Eat a variety of fresh, organic whole foods that can provide the essential nutrients you need to feel grounded and nourished.
- As much as possible, keep refined sugar, chocolates, refined flours and frozen foods out of your body on a day-to-day basis. These foods, when eaten in abundance, can block your body’s ability to detox and relax properly.
- Drink plenty of water to recharge, especially if you find yourself in front of the screens even more now.
- Make sure to sleep between the hours of 10pm and 6am. During these hours, your liver and brain get a chance to deeply rejuvenate unlike any other time of day or night.
- There is no need to listen to or watch any News or Media after 10pm. Turn electronics to “do not disturb” mode or totally off.
- Try to wake up before the sunrise and start your day with meditation. These hours are highly supportive in helping you clear your mind and feel expansive.
- If you are feeling more anxiety than usual, seek outside support from a therapist, coach or mentor. Someone who can provide a safe and healing space to help you process.
- Stay connected to friends and family. Talk to someone at least once a day who provides loving support.
- Once you feel that support and love, take time to help another. Listen, call, text and be sure to reach out.
- Take care of your throat, chest and lungs with physical touch and warm beverages such as chamomile, peppermint and rose teas or plain hot water. Massage these areas daily and remember to breathe deeply to allow any tension or emotional stress to release.
We all want to live in good health with strong and resilient immune systems. There is a sanskrit word “Pragya Aparadh” which means “mistake of the intellect” or “forgetting or disconnecting from one’s true self”. Life has its ups and downs and constant waves of change. It is easy to forget that happiness is an inside job and without our connection to our truth, the winds of change can blow us into modes of separation and imbalance. When we stray too far from our truth, or never had the opportunity or tools to access it, the immune system becomes vulnerable without us even knowing it or sensing it. To start or to enhance your vitality, you can use the tools I have provided to become more aware and sensitive to your needs.
Let us tune in, slow down and let go. We are all in this together.
With love and light,
Hari Simran Khalsa was born into a family of Kundalini Yogis and has been a student of Yogi Bhajan’s since her early childhood. She has been teaching and practicing Kundalini Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine for over 10 years.
Hari’s work incorporates the principles of these powerful, ancient sciences to heal modern health and life issues. Using Ayurvedic medicine and Kundalini Yoga as tools to support self-healing and happiness, Hari believes all people no matter what stage of life they are in can feel their very best both inside and out.
She is currently an Ayurvedic health practitioner, healer and Kundalini yoga teacher living and practicing in Los Angeles, CA.