www.caincarroll.com Today is the first day of spring, and one of the things about yoga that makes it so interesting is that yoga is about being in harmony with the seasons. So our physical body of course is nature. We typically think of nature as trees and that which is out there. Yoga says your physical body and your mental body, your entire being is a function of nature. So yoga attempts to give each person a practice that will allow that person to resonate with their natural radiance. Ok, so being the first day of spring yoga says, ok, what does spring look like in our own body? So I walked in the studio today, couple of folks said things are popping, everything is budding, my sinuses are stuffed up, the allergies are hitting. So right off the bat there are some great things we can do just sort of getting the body open and ready for spring. Spring is a beautiful time, there’s a lot more energy available, so people find a lot more creative energy. They’re running around doing things, but as things pop, the pollens are in the air, we need to keep our channels open. So i’m gonna show a couple really simple yoga techniques.
Will this help folks with allergies?
Absolutely. Here’s a couple of really simple techniques for allergies. So every morning when you wake up, you go to the bathroom wash your face, brush your teeth, just throw this into the mix. Just about 10 times, stick your thumb right in the base of your nose, rub up kind of firm, rub up to about the middle of your forehead. just about 10-15 times. All the way up? Yep, all the the way up. Do that about 10 or 15 times. Then you’re gonna bring your fingers right to the corners of your nose. You’re gonna press in, rub out, about 10 or 15 times. I have to do that before my make-up, cause i want my make-up on. I’ll let you do that.
So it’s best first thing in the morning and that what this is gonna do is that this is gonna open up the sinus cavity, but it also stimulates the nerve plexuses here, it’s gonna help balance out the endocrine system. So this helps the body basically change with the season. Instead of being in dis-harmony with the season, the body harmonizes with the season. So you do that every morning, not just in spring. No, I do it every morning. In the spring it’s the most important, just because there’s a lot more stuff in the air, you wanna keep especially these passages open. There’s a whole other set to do. We do stuff with the abdomen, perhaps we can do a whole show on that, but for the spring these two just takes a couple minutes. And the other things that’s really nice to do that we do in yoga is we actually massage the teeth, instead of brushing them first thing in the morning. Your tooth brush is used to get the food particles out of your mouth. Sure. And first thing in the morning, you haven’t eaten, there’s no food particles. You want to freshen the mouth. In yoga they’ve been doing this for thousands of years. Anciently they used neem leaves, crushed up neem leaves, which you can find in some natural tooth paste, but any tooth paste will do. Preferably organic, natural toothpaste. Massage each tooth all the way to the root of the tooth to the gum, massage each tooth in your mouth and then massage your tong and just massage around inside of your mouth. What that will do is that it will help of course clear the mouth, but you’ve got nerves attaching to each of your teeth and you’ve got acupuncture meridians, so this helps to keep the whole head clear. Does that kind of clear your head? That clears, that sort of pre-clears you for the day. So you find if you’ve got allergies, they just won’t be as bad. If you do it for a week or so, I’ve got a lot of students that their allergies just don’t attack them anymore. Really? Yeah. That’s interesting. And a lot of students get off their medications. Which is great news for people. And it’s free, there’s no side effects. www.caincarroll.com