In the last blog (read if you haven’t yet), I spoke of what we do to stress, hinder, and destroy, our wonderful nervous system which is also our vibratory system. We can only vibrate at the level of our nervous system. If our nervous system is challenged (super challenged), wrecked (destroyed), we vibrate on a very basic survival level of panic and fear. The more whole, calm, and free our nervous system is, the more effective we are. I am going over a list of 7 of the top things you can do for you that will give your priceless nervous system the tune up it deserves.
1. Chant, pray, sing uplifting songs. Your nervous system is a frequency system and it responds to sound. Speak lovingly; be around people who are aware of their words. Then have fun chanting for you are calling on the Divine in all.
2. Eat live foods. Eat as much green (in color) as possible. Celery is the best nervous system food as well as ginger. Their strings are just like your nerves. The chlorophyll and the calcium in the greens will sooth your nervous system. They are the very best (yes, better than milk and dairy by far), and they far exceed the calcium of dairy. Calcium is soothing to the nerves. Live food shares its life with you.
3. How you eat matters. Take the time to sit and be with your food. Let it truly feed you. Eat in silence when possible, absorbing the connection with your food. Here’s a bonus: You will know when you are full if you eat this way.
4. Exercise whether you feel like it or not. Yoga is best because it will connect you to yourself and give you space to be gracefully connected to others. In Kundalini Yoga, there are great nervous system sets.
5. Meditate. It is the single best thing you can do to calm your mind and nerves. When your mind is agitated, it takes its toll on your nervous system because it causes stressors to be released. When you are stressed, your glands release hormones like cortisol from the adrenals that your nerves experience as red alert signals or a call to action—the action of saving you from some serious situation.
6. Drink lots of alkaline water. Alkaline water makes the body and your nerves go, ahhh. Acid systems put it on alert. That is, it needs to try and bring you back to a more alkaline state.
7. Breathe. Take breath breaks. To get over stressors, don’t think long deep breaths; think Break Breath. Breathe in through the mouth or nose in sips. Use the4-Part Breath or Dragon Breath.
These breathing techniques can bring you back from the brink of whatever stressed state you’re in; then you can go for long and slow. Watch more energy videos on my YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/theenergygurus
If your nerves are frazzled, so are you. If your nervous system is long and cool, then so are you. You are a reflection of your nervous system. Your nerves have quite enough natural daily stressors from finances, to children, to jobs, to friends, to family, to internal situations you are wrestling with, to what you think should be happening (and the gap between that and what is happening); so many things—each and every day—to deal with. When you do all or at least some of the 7 suggestions, you will find you are more able to deal with the stressors that come your way because you are not adding to them. You should be working with your nervous system; not be at odds with it, causing more stress.
You have the opportunity to have a great nervous system. Come to class next month; we are focusing on the nervous system. I will have a DVD out soon for the nervous system. It is just that important that we all have a strong and bright nervous system. Breathing for calm: Say Woooo on the inhale and Laaaaa on the exhale. May the internal calm be yours.
All love and blessings,