A reflection by Johanna Hellinger, plus her favourite green juice recipe
It all started with a conversation I had with a friend. He recommended a fasting plan he did for a week, it took 3 hard days for him and then he said that he was buzzing with energy. I have heard about this type of fasting before and considered it as a good idea to keep your body healthy and support spiritual practises by feeling lighter and less distracted. I never tried it before though, because i didn't want to feel lethargic or drained due to the lack of food.
Ask The Yoga Doctor Timothy McCall, MD: How can you optimise your Immune Function?
What can you do to improve your immune function? Contrary to what you might have heard, the answer is a lot. Some of it's probably not news: sleep enough and eat lots of fruits, veggies and fresh unprocessed food. But some of what Dr. Timothy has uncovered in his research in the US and India might surprise you. Dr. Timothy McCall is an internist, author and yoga therapist. See DrMcCall.com
Yin Yoga for Anxiety with Sandra
This is a gentle and soothing practice that brings you to a complete state of relaxation, if you are anxious or unsettled. Subscribe to Sandra's Youtube channel here
"[Ayurveda] focuses on the person, the host. Every seed that can grow will not grow in every soil. Ayurvedic wisdom says to empower the soil of the body so that the virus cannot take hold. This is pure personalised medicine at its best," [Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine from Weill Cornell Medical College] emphasised.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Johanna speaks with Mik Moi from San Francisco about Laughter Yoga. Listen to the Podcast:
Find more helpful resources on the Sesame Street website: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring
This 30min Yin Yoga routine with Johanna starts with a self massage and gentle movement to get your energy / "chi" flowing, followed by stretches for the connective tissue (fascia) along the side body, outside / inside of legs and some twists to detoxify the liver and keep your gall bladder healthy.
Yin Yoga is a gentle and slow practise to restore your energy levels. Most positions in this video are held passively for a minimum of 3 minutes.
Enjoy a 12-minute strengthening as well as relaxing practice for your shoulders and neck, specially recorded by Peggy. These are easy to follow exercises with an immediate effect.
Guided Yoga Nidra
Follow this beautiful Yoga Nidra practice recorded specially for you by Jennifer Mendez.
In this series of four videos Martina presents menstrual cycle wisdom that can help you feel supported and move through great life changes. Each video includes a guided practice where you are invited to surrender into each moment and allow yourself to just be.
Click through to the complete blog article for the other three videos!
A collection of online resources and other tips, we like or find helpful - free online practice ideas, our favourite books to read, healthy recipes, reliable information sources on Covid-19, immune boosters, and other beautiful sharings...