Apparently like many of us, woke up very early with a violent headache – could it be a carry-over from my concussion injury in the Sierras – or is it the fact that our eyes are tired and strained beyond limit from being glued to the screens. Or is it that now, with such poor air quality, we cannot see the sunrise, the sky so murky grey… gone are the outlines of redwood trees few houses down … We are engulfed in thin smoke … Closing our windows and avoiding the outdoors, head pain and stiffness of the body worsens as every cell of our body craves fresh delicious air, our 5th chakra so impacted. This is when I am grateful for all that I know and share from yoga therapy advance practice – individualized home practice. It’s working. My headache is gone. I would love to share one of MANY techniques or lifestyle choices with you ! If any resonates with you, please, incorporate in your toolbox of ways to cope.
It seems like common sense but with children, it may not be ingrained in them yet. If so, please teach and practice Yogic Breathing. On the inhale – Nostril – only Nostril.
Yoga to the Rescue; Yoga for Resiliancy
***inhale count of 3; hold count of 2; exhale count of 6; then work up to 4:2:8 sit quietly follow the flow of breath… any time if you feel your breathing pattern strain in any way, stop.
Reciting together in spirit – may there be healing… cooling of the fires; cooling of the burns and ashes:
Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya
Tamaso Maa Jyoti-Gamaya
Mrtyor- Maa Amartam Gamaya
Om Shantih Shantih Shantih
Lead me from the unreal to the real
Lead from the darkness to the light
Lead me from death to immortality
Let there be peace, peace, peace
Let the sound of MMMMMMMM reberbrate in every cells of your brain, and flush out the body of the unwanted impurities and heat. Repeat.
Next … a protocol of movements that flow to get us into that ZONE. That zone of unwavering resiliancy. That zone where we celebrate being … of lightness. That zone of …
Small businesses are feeding the first responders:
Alices’s Restaurant in La Honda
World Central Kitchen in Napa
& accepting donations. If there are others, please share.
Here’s a Silicon Valley newspaper, Mercury News with information as to how we may help: Link Here.
There are over 14,000 firefighters deployed to battle the wildfires of California. What can we do to help in our small ways to show support and appreciation. To our nurses, healthcare & frontline essential workers. How can I make a difference in my small way without adding to that Covid stats.
620 wildfires being fought
1.4 million acres to date … burned
289 lighting strikes in a week …