Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Bonus Round: Stacking the Practices Congratulations on exploring all of @swamijayadevi ‘s Practices for the Pandemic! Today’s bonus round will guide you in where to go from here to continue deep self-care and perhaps even a daily meditation or mindfulness practice. Remember, you do the practices to…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 14: Sankalpa Self-Inquiry Journal Self-inquiry is a useful tool for unpacking our thinking and behaviors. We can open deeply to ourselves and become the witness to our internal stories, fears and dreams. Today’s practice asks you to spend some time reflecting on and repsonding to the…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 13: Heart Oval Breath This beautiful breath meditation harmonizes the wisdom of the heart with the wisdom of the mind. As you inhale inside your body from your heart to your third eye and then exhale outside your body from your third eye back to your…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 12: Turmeric Throat Cleanse Today’s practice uses your kitchen as a pharmacy. The primary ingredient for today’s practice: turmeric, a spice with healing and anti-inflammatory properties that are legendary and scientifically documented. This simple soothing gargle is an excellent practice for any time your throat is…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 11: Garshana Massage Today’s practice is an Aryuvedic self-care massage called Garshana. This time-tested dry brush massage stimulates the lymph system and gets the lymphatic fluid moving, which is essential to having a robust immune response. It’s great for our skin and often prescribed as a…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 10: Infinity (Bhuvaneswari) Breath Today’s breath and meditation practice is simple yet transformative. It will help address constricted, anxious, overwhelmed and revved up feelings. The Infinity Breath is named after the gorgeous goddess Bhuvaneswari, the embodiment of infinite space and spacious wisdom, who wears the cosmos…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 9: Swedhana Eucalyptus Steam You can use today’s practice anytime you experience nasal or respiratory congestion. I use it for springtime allergies, and it does the trick every time. The whole practice takes about 10 minutes from set up to clean up. As you breath in…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 8: Tongue Scraping Have you ever over-indulged and felt the effects on your tongue the next morning? A heavy coating on the tongue is indicative of ama, or toxicity in the body, often produced by over-indulgence, poor digestion of food, or chronic stress. Today’s practice addresses…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 7: So Hum Mantra Meditation There is a silent mantra tucked inside every breath that you breathe. Today’s practice is a classic meditation that awakens this mantra to dance with the Victory Breath you learned on Day One. Using breath and mantra together can create such…

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Practices for the Pandemic: 14 Days of Healing Day 6: Gratitude List Recent research shows overwhelmingly that cultivating the habit of appreciation leads to significantly happier outlooks. It doesn’t take much to activate this neurological orientation: a few moments every week listing what you are grateful for can lead to significantly more happiness. Today, as…

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