SUPERCHARGE IMMUNITY & HEALTH IN 5 MINUTES - 3 SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TECHNIQUES
Optimal Health is Best Kept When You Focus on Prevention
You could easily be led to thinking your reading about Hollywood’s latest Apocalyptic blockbuster upon perusing the major stories that have kicked off 2020. Fires, floods, flu pandemics and financial meltdown. What F is going on!
Whether you’ve been physically, mentally, emotionally or even financially impacted by any of the chaos, it’s now more important than ever to focus on things we can control, like our health.
“You can have all the riches and success in the world, but if you don't have your health, you have nothing.” Steven Adler
We all have the power to turbocharge our human capabilities and needn’t look far for everyday examples of the human potential to overcome the seemingly impossible from reversing terminal illness, eliminating chronic health conditions, to pushing the limits of our physical and mental abilities. Thankfully new Science is now emerging which acknowledges we all have the ability to influence the body in miraculous ways, a skill not just reserved for the genetically gifted.
Today we will focus on simple techniques that have been scientifically proven to reduce stress, boost immunity, cognitive function, energy, libido, mood, intuition, clarity and even stave off infection from illness and disease. These practices can be incorporated once a day, require little to no time, and best of all don’t come in expensive pill form.
1. Give your Immune a Boost with Heart Coherence
This simple technique combines touch, slow breath and mindfulness and in as little as 5 minutes of practice has been scientifically proven in numerous studies to effectively:
- Reduce stress levels and anxiety
- Improve blood pressure
- Improve immunity via increases in antibody production
- Improve cognitive function and intuition
- Increase levels of anti-aging hormones &
- Create lasting emotional stability
Listen to the details in video below by world-renown author and lecturer Gregg Braden. Instructions at 4 minute mark in video clip or follow our steps below:
Take These 4 Easy Steps
1.Sit Down in a comfortable position where your back is supported, and you won’t be disturbed
2. Using either hand or both hold them over your heart centre so you can feel the sensation near your heart centre and close your eyes. Listening to relaxing music is optional
3.Start by breathing in deeply, inhaling in slow, steady breaths through your nose and exhale through the mouth with a count of 6 seconds in, 5 second hold, 5 seconds out
4.Stay with this rhythm for the duration while keeping mental focus on your heart. When you start to feel relaxed amp up your practice by visualising people places or objects that you feel deep gratitude or compassion for. You may wish to even state these things internally through affirmation ie “I am so grateful for my health. Hold this moment of deep, controlled breathing with heart connection and positive thoughts for a minimum of 5 minutes, then sit back and relax knowing you’ve just amped up your superpowers for the day!
2. Meditate to Create More Flu Antibodies
The online journal of Psychosomatic Medicine reported on a study that showed that meditation increased the body’s ability to create more antibodies that responded to a flu virus. An eight-week clinical training program in mindfulness meditation was given to some office employees; the control group did not meditate. After exposure to a flu virus, it was found that the meditating group had produced more antibodies than the control group and were showing far fewer flu-like symptoms overall. The findings suggest possible effects of mindfulness meditation on specific markers of inflammation, cell-mediated immunity, and biological aging.
"Mindfulness meditation," often recommended as an antidote to the stress and pain of chronic disease, is a practice designed to focus one's attention intensely on the moment, noting thoughts and feelings as they occur but refraining from judging or acting on those thoughts and feelings. The intent is to deepen awareness of the present, develop skills of focused attention, and cultivate positive emotions such as compassion.
Mindfulness Meditation in 6 Steps (Minimum 5 minutes of focussed practice)
- Get Comfortable. Find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed.
- Get in position. You might try sitting cross-legged on a low cushion on the floor, or upright in a chair.
- Get relaxed. Close your eyes. (eye mask or noise-canceling ear muffs work well)
- Focus on your breaths. Inhaling through nose, exhaling through the mouth
- Bring your thoughts back to centre and only on your breath. If the mind starts to wander, just calmly bring your focus back to the breath
- Make a commitment to always bring your attention back to your breath and be at ease.
3) PRACTICE GRATITUDE
Joe Dispenza, acclaimed neuroscientist and author of “The Placebo Effect” conducted a study on 120 participants at one of his workshops in response to 10 minutes of silent gratitude. He aimed to measure two things — the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and IgA (one of the building blocks of a healthy immune system) in the study’s participants
The Aim of the Study
“If we could elevate our emotional states, could we raise our immune system and reduce stress hormones like cortisol? We discovered at the conclusion of the event that the cortisol levels of our participants dropped by three standard deviations, and their IgA levels shot up on average from 52.5 to 86%. These are significant, measurable changes.” — Joe Dispenza.
Much similar to the results revealed in the above studies, gratitude alone is proving to have a lasting, positive influence on our autonomic nervous and immune systems. The Western world is only now recognising the benefits of these long-held ancient traditions and how we can apply them in our everyday lives. So why not try them out yourself and reap the physical and emotional benefits they offer, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Be Well, Namaste
Written by Michael Donaghy