Staying Well Now Means Embracing Self-Care
Coronavirus brings the topic of health and wellness to an entirely new level. While it makes staying healthy matter more than ever, it may seem that it’s taking away our ability to do all the things we usually rely on to stay well, maintain our fitness and alleviate stress.
For that reason, I’d like to offer some ideas from the yoga tradition to help support and protect your health—and that of your family and friends—during this difficult time.
What many don’t realize is that yoga is actually a science of ancient practices that came into being for exactly these reasons—to deal with the difficulties, demands and stresses human beings have faced in their daily lives for millennia, and to foster a higher level of healing and health. And right now, all comprehensive and integrated paths—especially yoga—offer so many sensible, nurturing and simple strategies for times like today, and are a source of hope and promise for us all.
What really matters are the personal choices you make every single day. This includes nourishing your body, sustaining your vital energy, building your immunity, maintaining your mental health and supporting your spiritual purpose and emotional growth. Most significantly, remember there’s a powerful inner knowledge within you that you can use to derive strength, courage and support—no matter what the circumstances.
Please use the practices and tools below and let them be a reference point to find faith and hope. Find out what works for you and what doesn’t. Trust your choices and embrace the practices you find comforting and personal.
Stay well and be strong.