Stay Healthy at Home by Dr. Marian Alonzo
Well-Being Advice from The Farm’s Health Experts
Dr. Marian Alonzo
Medical Chief, The Farm at San Benito
One gift of the house arrest/lockdown, aside from the Earth healing & cleansing itself, is the idea of self-care especially for those who are in a state of burn-out but still wouldn’t find the time. Below are some tips, choose to come from a space of self-nurturing rather than doing all these out of fear of for the virus.
Rhythmical Self-willed Self-care
• doing activities rhythmically is a key principle in this endeavor for optimal health. When we think or work too much, at a certain point, mental fatigue or physical tiredness sets in. The opposite, prolonged rest/pause, is a recipe for boredom. Now, consider the quality of movement of our lungs and heart. The life-giving rhythm allows these organs to move unceasingly from the time of birth.
Starting Your Day
Before sleeping, imagine how will it look like, how will it feel like—if you are already living the future that you want for yourself, your loved ones and for the whole world. The theme or the mood of your last thought and feeling will help dictate the frequency by which your body vibrates as you sleep.
Upon waking up, connect to the beauty of the last thought or feeling you had the night before. Appreciate the comfort of your linen, bed, pillows and… in a mood of gratitude, gently stretch your body. Conscious stretching, especially at that moment of widely-outstretched arms, signals to the cells of the body that you are building up the consciousness of victory. Think of your first and last thoughts as the ends of a necklace and imagine wearing this around your neck as energetic protection for the throat area. This body area is actually a protective gateway for the lungs.
Gargle warm salt water (alternately you can do oil pulling: swishing virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, sesame oil or olive oil around your mouth and spit into the toilet bowl or the garden. Not onto the sink which might, later on, cause pipe clogging).
Drink warm water. You may also take probiotics around this time.
Take a shower (or wash your face) in the space of mindfulness.
Pray or Meditate. There is available guided meditation on the net. Ocean breath or Ujayyi breathing densifies your energy not just for the throat but for the entire body. Doing this breathing for at least 3-5 minutes helps create an energetic shield.
Do Qi-gong/Tai Chi/Shibashi, all of which are available through the net. The concept of rhythm as a healing factor cannot be overemphasized. This flowing movement brings the body (often hard-beaten by corporate deadlines) back to it’s healthy biological rhythm.
Activities Through-out the Day (coming from a space of love & gratitude, these are the 2 emotions that bring your cells to a high vibration)
Vocal Warm-up and vocal resonance exercise. This helps prevent stagnation in the throat and nasopharyngeal areas. Flow or movement in these areas creates a certain frequency that the virus will not want to live in. For those who are open to chanting, this even creates a higher vibration.
Body warm-up and cool-down exercises. In between, you can do cardio (and dance to the hits of your childhood or high school days) or yoga exercises. Special focus on the lower legs and feet area to ground oneself. The idea of grounding is another key healing principle; the higher the tree, the deeper the roots shall be.
The need for grounding (centeredness) is especially relevant to prevent tendencies for dizziness or anxiety during the lockdown. Gardening or joyfully doing household chores are grounding/ centering activities.
Welcome this as a time to catch up on your reading. While it is important to stay abreast of what’s happening outside, there’s a big difference between informing oneself and getting dragged into the low frequency of fear. Know when to stop and disengage before you are dragged pulled into a place of despair and hopelessness. And if you catch yourself in that space, go back to praying and meditating (or shaking it off with upbeat music) to neutralize that momentum.
Lovingly clean the house, organize your things or do gardening while listening to Solfeggio Healing Frequencies 741 Hz cleansing toxins and anti-virus; 285 Hz for immune boosting.
Enjoy creating healthy meals in the kitchen. Try including curry or ginger tea (without sugar) some time.
Avoid too much screen time. The blue light of our smartphone/ laptops blocks the melatonin release which later on will affect quality sleep. Could the global decline of Vit D levels in the human body, despite ample sunlight especially in the tropics, partly be due to too much blue light from our modern gadgets?
Learn new things like playing the piano or other musical instruments (music tutorials also available online) or doing artistic activities like painting, clay modeling, knitting.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Lastly, daydream about that beautiful life after the quarantine period. This interesting time of our history is the Universe shifting to a higher (from 3D to 5D) reality, and we co-create with the quality of our thoughts. Let our contribution count with imaginations of vitality and freedom rooted to that beautiful glow in our belly, magnified by the victorious flame in our hearts.