Zopet smo se znašli na nesigurnih tleh, soočeni z epidemijo v porastu in okrepi, katerim sledimo. Pomembno je, da kljub temu ohranimo dnevno rutino, ostanemo pozitivni in odgovorni do sebe ter drugih.
Ker pa smo sami odgovorni za svoje zdravje, ga lahko še dodatno podkrepimo z preventivo.
Health begins with firmness in body, deepens to emotional stability, then leads to intellectual clarity, wisdom, and, finally, the unveiling of the soul, B.K.S. Iyengar
V ta namen delim z vami napotke indijskega Ministrstva AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) o preventivi in povečanju imunskega sistema s poudarkom na zdravju respiratornega sistema, https://www.ayush.gov.in/docs/123.pdf
I General Measures
1.Drink warm water throughout the day.
2.Daily practice of Yogasana, Pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes.
3.Spices like Haldi (Turmeric), Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander) and Lahsun (Garlic) are recommended in cooking.
II Ayurvedic Immunity Promoting Measures
1.Take Chyavanprash 10gm (1tsf) in the morning. Diabetics should take sugar free Chyavanprash.
2.Drink herbal tea / decoction (Kadha) made from Tulsi (Basil), Dalchini (Cinnamon), Kalimirch (Black pepper), Shunthi (Dry Ginger) and Munakka (Raisin) -once or twice a day. Add jaggery (natural sugar) and / or fresh lemon juice to your taste, if needed.
3.Golden Milk-Half tea spoon Haldi (turmeric) powder in 150 ml hot milk -once or twice a day.
III Simple Ayurvedic Procedures
1.Nasal application -Apply sesame oil / coconut oil or Ghee in both the nostrils (Pratimarsh Nasya) in morning and evening.
2.Oil pulling therapy-Take 1 table spoon sesame or coconut oil in mouth. Do not drink,Swish in the mouth for 2 to 3 minutes and spit it off followed by warm water rinse. This can be done once or twice a day.
IV During dry cough / sore throat
1.Steam inhalation with fresh Pudina (Mint) leaves or Ajwain (Caraway seeds) can be practiced once in a day.
2.Lavang (Clove) powder mixed with natural sugar / honey can be taken 2-3 times a day in case of cough or throat irritation.
3.These measures generally treat normal dry cough and sore throat. However, it is best to consult doctors if these symptoms persist
But diseases are not just a physical phenomenon. Anything that disturbs your spiritual life and practice is a disease and will manifest eventually in illness. Because most modern people have separated their minds from their bodies, and their souls have been banished from their ordinary lives, they forget that the well-being of all three (body, mind, and spirit) is intimately entwined like the fibers of our muscles, “Light on life”, by B.K.S. Iyengar.