STEPS OF THE EXERCISE:
straighten your spine, chin and look straight ahead
with the palm of your hand, pull the skin strongly from the jawbone down to the collarbone.
Fix the grip with the other hand.
Make a slight smile and tilt your head back as you open your mouth to A.
Push your chin forward and press the tip of the tongue against the palate of the oral cavity.
Make a wide smile.
Close your eyes and look towards the top.
Vitamin C, D
Super-food: MSM (Methylsulfonylmethan), Probiotics, Q 10, Cordyceps, Reishi
Food: seaweed, rice, sesame, fennel, asparagus, carrots, beets, figs, plums, mulberries
We can endure a few weeks without food, we can spend a few days without water, but minutes are counted without breathing. The lungs are the alchemist of the body that transforms the breath into Qi (life energy) and combines it with the essence of Qi obtained from food. This comes from the spleen and stomach system, i.e. the earth element. Therefore, it is important to support the metal even with proper food.
The lungs are the shield of our body, protecting us from the invasion of external influences such as cold, heat, wind, moisture, bacteria and viruses. The domains of the metal also include the skin, which we call the third lung, as it also breathes when the pores open and close and takes care of humidity and constant temperature. Sorrow and grief are the emotions of the metal element. They are associated with self-worth, boundaries, self-esteem, ego and a sense of lack or abundance.
RECIPE FOR GROG
For two glasses we need 1 dl of good rum, 3 dl of water, 1 tablespoon of brown cane sugar, two sticks of cinnamon peel, 1 organically grown lemon.
Boil water with cinnamon and sugar. Squeeze half a lemon and cut two rings from the other half. In a glass, resistant to high temperatures, pour hot water, add lemon juice, rum and immediately offer so that the aromatic vapors are not lost too quickly. We stick a lemon ring on the edge of the glass, which we cut to the middle. Nutmeg can also be added to the drink for greater effect.
In Ireland and Scotland, the same drink is made with whiskey.
The lungs are connected to the future. If you open your lungs, then you open up to the future.
To strengthen the immune system, it is good to introduce antiseptic plants into our daily lives. Garlic is one of the really powerful natural antibiotics as it contains alizine and garlizin. Strong antiseptic herbs can be recognized by their strong smell, these are: lavender, thyme, rosemary, sage, eucalyptus, summer savory, cinnamon.
At the first sign of a cold, use plants that cause sweating before you get a fever, which is a sign of the body's intense fight against unwanted microbes. A tested home remedy is grog, but if you don't feel like alcohol, take the following herbs for sweating: chamomile, lavender, rosemary, thyme, elderflower. Make tea from them, drink it and wrap yourself in warm blankets to make you sweat faster.
If we are too late and already have a fever, it is good to let the body fight, unless the heat is of course too high and lasts for several days. Then it is imperative to lower it and provide the body with enough fluids. Teas to reduce heat: wormwood, chamomile, eucalyptus, centaury. Beetroot juice and garlic are strong against the fever.
Cloves are great for disinfecting the oral cavity and throat. Take one in your mouth and chew it slowly. It also perfectly protects teeth.
HONEY WITH ROSES
When the leaves of the red roses start to fall off, pick them up quickly and freshly. Put 100 g of petals in half a liter of boiling water. Let them cook in it for 10 minutes, then leave them in the water for another 10 minutes. Strain the rose liquid through a strainer and add 800 g of pure natural honey. Then mix well and pour into jars. This rose honey lasts through the winter, although it is a little more liquid. This way, the roses will accompany you throughout the winter and ease your problems with colds and sore throats.
Breathing is movement, movement is life. With optimal breathing, we establish adequate stabilization of the torso and stimulate the lymph in our body by 50%. Along with movement, the body actually cleanses itself of toxins. Most people do not know how to breathe properly. Usually they breathe only with the upper part of the chest. Problems associated with improper breathing are: lower back pain, incontinence, indigestion, heart palpitations, panic attacks, cold hands and feet, lifted ribs and pelvis, sore and hard shoulders and general fatigue.
Proper 3D breathing includes the internal deep muscles of the abdominal cavity, multifidus, pelvic floor, diaphragm, and lower rib muscles. It’s about observing your own body. Take at least 10 minutes each day and just breathe. The art of living is hidden in the breath. It is easiest to start lying in bed. This will help you immensely in regulating the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Start by counting the seconds on the inhale and exhale. Initially, the number should be the same: 4 sec inhale and 4 sec exhale. Then, in the evening, extend your exhale slowly to 6 seconds. To really achieve the effect and relaxation, do not work by force. The body needs time to relax with ease. If a breathing exercise will be just another commitment on the list, it’s hard to benefit from it. Listen to the body. Trust yourself. Breathing is thus a primary need, and your body will speak clearly to you in these moments of silence.
To boost the immune system, it is good to do breathing exercises outside as well - when it is cold, breathe through your nose. This allows the body to adapt better to the seasons.