Super Simple First Steps to Recovering from Illness, Using Yoga and Ayurveda
Over the past three months, I have been traveling around the world on a path of personal rediscovery. I have avoided becoming ill during these few months by what now feels like pure luck. I realize now that it was pure luck because I hadn't been taking care of myself as well as I should have. For example, I have been staying up late pretty regularly and eating poorly (although it’s challenging to find the foods I am accustomed to). I have been pushing my body to its edge up mountains and through cities. So it's no surprise that my luck has finally caught up with me as I lie here ill and writing this to you.
Since this is my current situation, I'd like to spend this post talking about illness recovery. I've written to you before about recipes and herbs that I've used to stave off a sickness or recover from it. You can find that information here for the turmeric tea and here for the ginger tea, but let’s talk about other options for now.
When we think about recovering from an illness, we might say, "Oh, I need to stop doing my normal routine, and then I might take some medication, and then boom, I'll go right back to what I was doing before." But the thing that is very important to recognize is that we become ill because something we are doing is not working very well or is not healthy for us overall. Whether it is our perceived stress in life, whether we are working too many hours, eating poorly, or staying up until the middle of the night regularly, becoming ill is a flashing light that says, "HEY, SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT HERE!" And if we don't make a change, we create a place for Dis-Ease to develop and stick.
Since becoming sick here in Budapest with what feels like the flu or a nasty cold, I have found that it seems almost impossible for me to simply go down the street to purchase my usual ‘get well’ supplies, such as:
With this realization, I initially felt pretty defeated. But then, with a bit of self-reflection, I remembered that I have other tools in my 'tool box' that I can use... that we all do.
Our Thoughts Manifest Our Well Being:
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