Updated: Mar 9
February 27, 2020
I am getting so excited to teach at the Sedona Yoga Festival sedonayogafestival.com
It's not too late to plan your trip;) If you have never been to Sedona AZ., I have to say it is one of the most beautiful places, with its red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and an array of hiking trails.
I know everyone isn't able to drop everything and head to Sedona, so I thought I would share some tidbits from my Immunity workshop I will be presenting there.
Suggestions to strengthen immunity
Get enough restful sleep every night.
Stress; You can't avoid it. You can control your reaction to it.
Avoid or moderate caffeine. If you drink coffee in the morning, drink water and perhaps eat something first.
Drink plenty of quality water, half your weight in ounces.
Dry brush the skin towards the heart; this moves lymph.
Keep diet alkaline and plant-based.
Choose organic when possible, "Clean 15 and the dirty dozen". www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php
Seasonal cleansing or fasting.
Move your body! Find some activity you love to do, Yoga anyone?
Eliminate negative thinking. Yoga Sutra 33.2 suggests going to the opposite of a negative thought.
Thymus Thump. The happiness point.
Avoid or moderate alcohol.
Pranayama, meditation, chanting, build your psychic immunity.
Get outside, enjoy what nature has to offer (even if it's just birdsong in a tree.)
Only use clean skin and hair products. Everything you put on your skin goes right into your blood system.
Make green juices and smoothies, easy on the high glycemic fruits.
Use pure essential oils such as ginger, cloves, frankincense, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, oregano. I love the doTerra brand!
Nedi Pot with a high quality salt, tong scraping
Acupuncture, community centers are offering it now on a sliding scale.
Natural immune system boosters; Elderberry, Oil of oregano, echinacea.
Take vitamin D3, and esterifield vitamin C. Take sublingual B-12 if you're vegan, vegitarian, or pescatarian.
Laugh a lot and laugh out loud.
Practice kindness and compassion towards yourself and others, Metta.
Here are some Yoga poses that address the organ body, lymphatic and Nadi system, glands, and membranes which are all part of the immune system. Video is coming soon!
Adho Mukha Svanasana, downward-facing dog with hands wide.
Virabhadrasana 1, 2 and 3, warrior poses. Keep back leg razor sharp and lift the pit of the abdomin upwards.
Trikonasana (triangle) to Ardha Chandrasana (half-moon pose), moves lymph in groins, armpit, and throat area.
Ustrasana (camel pose) moves lymph in groins and throat.
Pincha Mayurasana (peacock pose) strengthens the gut. Option to lie prone over a block placed between low ribs and hip bones.
Baddha Konasana (cobbler pose.) Press soles of feet together, this opens the groins.
Ardha Matsyendrasana (Lord of the fishes pose.) Stimulates abdominal organs.
Janu Sirsasana (head to knee pose.)
Salamba Sarvangasana (supported shoulder stand.)
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge pose.)
Halasana (plough pose.)
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge pose) and, or Danurasana.
Supta Baddha Konasana (reclined bound angle pose.)
Voloma Breath (break the breath into three parts), on back blanket under scaps.
Savasana (corpse pose) Bolster under knees, blanket over the chest, eye pillow over eyes, and breath naturally.
To get the most out of your Yoga poses, practice on a fairly empty stomach and stay connected to your breath this helps to keep you in the moment and connected to your body. Most of all enjoy!