Don’t stress too much about your immunity
In Chinese medicine, the physical, mental, and spiritual is all interconnected; so emotions, thoughts, and vibrations all have an affect on your immunity. During this time, there are a lot of emotions like stress, overwhelm, anxiety, and fear so it’s important to be aware of what’s happening and the tendency to repress those emotions. If you don’t process those emotions it can lead to physical symptoms. So emotional awareness and processing is key.
Mindfulness practices that can be applied daily
Emotions, in Chinese medicine, are not judged as being “good” or “bad.” Emotions are all part of the human experience. The emotion itself isn’t “bad”, so it’s important to focus on your reactions or if you’re suppressing certain emotions. Your emotions can give you insight and wisdom, so in that way they are a gift.
Emotions have a Chi movement in the body. For example, with anxiety you might feel your heartbeat change, or with anger you might feel your shoulders stiffen, or with fear you might feel yourself contract and sink. How emotions move through your body is going to be different for everyone. Start to try and understand how emotions flow through your body. Because sometimes your body can pick up these emotions before you’re mentally aware of them.
Pick a point in your home and every time you pass that object or place, check in with yourself. How is your body feeling? How is your mind feeling? Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Use that as an opportunity to be mindful. If you notice that you’re off-center, take a moment to take a few deep breaths or bring awareness to your feet and your grounding. Consider taking a moment for sound healing or
Have the opportunity to be mindful of what’s happening and then do something to shift that energy so that it’s less intense.
Incorporating this practice can help make mindfulness more of a habit.
Have a morning grounding practice and a morning healing practice
In the morning, before you start your day, have a moment where you check in with yourself. Practice some meditation or sit with some tea to check in with yourself and get a sense of what is going on internally. Consider setting an intention for the day. At the end of that day, take another moment to check in with yourself again and see if you feel differently. Ask yourself if you were swayed by something you experienced or if you’re hanging on to something. Being mindful can help clear that, so you’re not letting things build up.
About Ivy Lee and Luminae Wellness
Through Ivy Lee’s clinical practice Luminae Wellness she’s offering virtual consults, so if you’re looking for support with your physical health or emotional wellbeing, please reach out to her. She’s also sharing recipes, health tips, and inspiration on Instagram at @luminaewellness.