So the question is how do way stay in a healthy yoga mind set even if we do catch a winter bug? I am currently recovering from a terrible stomach bug. I noticed something was off while in a yoga class and started to feel dizzy and nauseas. For three days I was mostly bedridden, uncomfortable and frustrated. However, I was able to focus on my breathing which helped to sooth some of my symptoms, and I realized that negativity and anger were only going to keep me ill longer. When negative thoughts would come into mind, I would do my best to remind myself that rest is ok. That my body needs peace. When I had spurts of energy I would take advantage to be productive, but I wouldn't feel bad or make myself wrong if the energy didn't last long. I needed time to heal.
Sickness is daunting and immobilizing, but we don't have to let it run our day or our winter. Connect to your yoga mindset, practice self-love, and I believe you will avoid getting sick more often and may possibly heal faster. Be patient with your body. Be kind in your mind. And let your spirit be free to create positive energy around you.
Practice self love. Choose something healthy that you can do every day that makes you smile and feels good. Maybe it's as simple as taking vitamins every morning, or implementing a home yoga practice. Some holistic practices recommend a shot of apple cider vinegar, I drink mine in warm water every morning. Or try the practice of abhyanga (link below).
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