What an incredible transformational year 2020 has been. The pandemic affected everyone globally and in ways we never imagined….the lockdowns and shutdowns brought not only isolation, but a lot of fear. The energy of fear is almost palpable these days, but I can tell you from an Ayurvedic perspective, fear only decreases your immune system and is considered a ‘prayer’ for what you don’t want.
The pandemic was not a surprise to seasoned Vedic Astrologers. They knew that ominous times were coming and that many would cross over during this time. They warned us to strengthen our immune system and to take extra precautions by following good lifestyle practices and eating habits. So whether some say that it was a ‘planned’ pandemic or ‘man made’, the planets already had this pandemic planned out just as they did when the Spanish flu hit over 100 years ago.
The Ayurvedic community was ready with herbal remedies and lifestyle practices to help boost immunity and to alleviate symptoms and accelerate recovery for the sick. In fact, the Charaka Samhita contains a chapter called Janapada Dvamsa Vyadhi which means world wide epidemics. Ayurvedic medicine diagnoses and treats the doshas and srotas (channels) affected, and apparently this virus affects all three doshas but primarily Vata and Pitta dosha, and many channels such as Rasa, Rakta, Prana, Mamsa, and Majja vaha srotas.
According to vedic astrologers, the 2020 virus will require many physicians and numerous medicines to recover. This virus affects everyone differently, but from the mildest cases to the most severe, the virus requires a variety of treatment methods to recover fully and hopefully prevent long lasting organ damage. And even if you are fortunate enough to not have contracted the virus, you still need to know how to boost your immune system in case you come in contact with someone who has it.
It’s the first time in a very long time in our human history that everyone in the world is focused on the same thing – health, prevention, and recovery from one particular disease. Healing, immunity, and prevention have become everyone’s main focus, and with that focus, Ayurveda is more relevant than ever.
For prevention, I highly recommend you follow Ayurveda’s dinacharya practices, such as scraping your tongue, drinking ginger tea before meals, practicing a variety of pranayama (breath retention practices) to strengthen Pranavaha srotas (respiratory system), and yoga to calm the mind, clear the nadis, and strengthen marma points.
Three of my favorite Ayurvedic herbs during these times are:
For general energy, I recommend Ashwagandha; for strengthening the mind and reducing mental stress, I love Brahmi; and for general rejuvenation and detoxification, Guduchi is amazing.
If you do end up getting sick, you can download my ebook called the ‘The Flu Herbal Protocol’, it’s free right now for a limited time only. Download it here.
And if you would like to really customize your health journey, schedule your Ayurvedic Consultation with me here.
Wishing you a peaceful, joyful, and healthy 2021.