“To ensure good health:
eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately,
cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life."
As we make our way into winter, I encourage you to Expect to Be Well. I know people who not only expect to get sick all winter but they worry and fear it happening and they do get sick, often. The attitudes of Fear and Worry dis-harmonize the body and then dis-ease of one kind or another creeps in.
We prepare our homes, gardens and vehicles for winter by doing regular preventive maintenance. If we are smart we will do the same thing with our bodies.
Here is a wonderful Daily Self-Help Flow to help you to stay healthy. It is especially helpful if you feel something "coming on." Don't explain the feeling away as tiredness, because chances are if you are tired, then you are more susceptible to whatever is "going around." This self-help is used to build or increase immunity for colds and flu.
Place your left hand on your right neck/shoulder area (the corner area where your neck and shoulder meet). Place your right hand at the fold of your right leg at the groin. Hold until you feel a rhythmic pulse in both places. Then switch: place your right hand on your left neck/shoulder area. Place your left hand at the fold of your left leg at the groin. Breathe and Be Well.
Maintaining a healthy energy system is the best preventive for keeping the body from being invaded by colds, flu and other illness. Your regular Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help practice leads to better sleep, strengthened immune system, reduced aches & pains, reduced depression, minimized effects from stress, improved moods. The benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu are cumulative. The more regularly you practice self-help, the more benefit there is for you. Those aches and pains go away faster, stay away longer or go away entirely.
So set the intention to BE WELL, it will go a long way to keeping you in Balance.
“Take care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live.”