I hope you’re having a healthy and vibrant start to the new year!
Ours has been good – but sadly filled with lots of sickness. Maddie started off the new year with a flu that lasted over a week, phew. And as I write this, Jonathan is wrapped up in blankets with a fever. Needless to say, I’m a little tired as I try to keep things moving along here and work hard to not get sick.
It’s challenging when your loved ones are sick. You want to care for them, and keep things on track with the rest of the goings-on, all the while trying
to keep yourself healthy and strong.
Here’s a practice that I’ve been exploring to keep me on the healthier side of things.It includes some gentle movement and some restorative poses. The gentle movement helps keep the lymph fluid circulating more freely. Our lymphatic system works to keep us healthy by removing toxins from our cells. Movement and breathing can help stimulate the lymphatic system and the flow of lymph fluid, enabling the fluid to move bacteria along to the lymph nodes where the bacteria can be destroyed. The restorative poses give us the rest we need. And it’s possible, when we go upside down, like in legs up the wall pose, that due to gravity’s pull being reversed on the flow of lymph, that the lymph fluid can move into the lungs more easily “catching” any bacteria there, and then when you return upright, it can drain it back to the lymph nodes.
Check out the practice here - and please leave a comment and let me know what you think and how you feel!
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