Beat Back to School Sickness and Blues.
As most parents will tell you, when the children head back to school - germs, sickness and a nasty dose of the Summer Blues can follow.
My daughter was only back at nursery for 2 days before she picked up a KILLER virus resulting in a 39 degree fever swiftly followed by my demise. Feeling so terrible whilst the pleasant memories of August float away can leave even the most healthiest, humbly side-stepping.
Let´s take a look at how we can maintain our happy hearts and strong souls the natural way, which of course is ALWAYS the very best way.
Invest in some nice tea. YOGI TEA® philosophy is deeply rooted in the ancient Indian Ayurvedic system of mind-body healing. The products they produce combine traditional Ayurvedic spices to help promote a sense of balance and overall well being.
Of course you can buy any old herbal tea in the supermarket but I highly recommend investing in the love, the history, the knowledge and wisdom that lives within every tea bag of YOGI TEA® because you are absolutely worth it (and some of these teas taste better than an age-old Rioja.) Let your tea bag stew for 7 minutes to receive all the benefits.
Feeling a bit blue? Go for positive Energy Cranberry Hibiscus, http://www.yogitea.eu/en/products/details/positive-energy-cranberry-hibiscus/ Need a little help winding down after a busy day? The Bedtime Rooibos Vanilla will help, http://www.yogitea.eu/en/products/details/bedtime-rooibos-vanilla
Eat the rainbow. Another principle of Ayurveda is to eat a variety of fresh foods prepared with love. Play a little game at mealtimes and see how many colours you can bring to the plate; green broccoli, spinach and asparagus, red peppers, yellow peppers, orange sweet potatoes and carrots, white celery, grey mushroom would be a great place to start. A tasty way to cook these is in a big pan with garlic and a good oil (Ghee being the best but that is a whole other blog.) The feeling of satisfaction you will recieve from eating this ´no fat, no bad, million of goodies´ meal is priceless. Your skin, hair and nails will also thank you.
Don´t exercise. When you are sick the body needs abundant rest to recover, absolutely don´t put on your running shoes or yoga pants for that matter. REST.
Fresh air. Mother Nature is a wise old woman full of unconditional love for every being - if you feel sick a slow stroll outside will ensure you receive lots of healing nutrients. Try this simple exercise - with every step imagine the healing energy of the Earth entering your body, with every inhale imagine a wave of vitality washing through you and with every exhale any germs, negative feelings float away. It may sound silly but this is a beautiful practice with amazing benefits.
Boredom. Being sick is boring and sometimes reading takes up too much energy. I love listening to Buddhist Dharma talks and lectures about Chinese Philosophy on the internet when I have time on my hands - inspiring people talking about inspiring things always lifts the soul. You could try out a Ted Talk or type into YouTube the subject which you are interested in and for sure, lots of documentaries, debates and talks will appear. https://www.ted.com/talks/browse