True beauty is from within. I wrote about beauty influencers, and today I will give you an effective routine which will chase the winter blues away. Maintain a daily regimen.
Wake up in the morning. Light a candle and gaze at it for ten minutes. The practice is called trataka. It will clear your mind, reduce daily anxiety and improve your eye sight. Use a breathing practice. Simple one which entails being aware of your inhalation and exhalation. Practice 54 times, counting backwards. Use a mantra, if you have one or So Ham which is the sound of your breathing. You hear So when you inhale and Ham when you exhale. Do this twice a day, morning and evening. It will help you to sleep better.
Practice tada asana. Stand on your toes, with your hands over your head. Clasp the hands. Stay in the pose for as long as you are comfortable. Now walk barefoot on your toes in tiny steps. This will maintain your balance and your chakras. Focus on your spine. Practice morning and evening. It will center you and align your spine. Performed at bedtime, it will give you good sleep if you can stay in the pose for some time.
Pat your pet or hug your loved ones. Enjoy the flow of energy which happens when you do this. Folding your hands in prayer, with eyes closed, visualizing your guru or Ishta devata will also give you a powerful surge of prana.
Visualize your skin. It covers your entire body. Breathe through the pores of your skin. Visualize each and every pore and yourself breathing through the pores. You will enable the flow of prana. Again it involves counting (54 times) backwards. No errors. This will recharge your energy level.
Chant a mantra. Take Aum or So Ham. Inhalation AU and UM long exhalation. Again 54 times.
Practice Kunjal. Drink 5 glasses of salt water and upchuck. This will make you free of stress, anger, coughs, colds, asthma and migraine. Always done on an empty stomach in the morning. It will work if you have overindulged yourself the night before.
Stay well in these times of cruel Covid.
Aim Hrim Klim
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