How do we maintain our center during a time of change and unknowing?
Following all the public health guidelines as we receive them is imperative (see recommendations and links to the CDC below.)
We've also never experienced a public health crisis like this one during a time of constant connection to social media and devices. It is important to take time to pause and give the news media a break, so that your nervous system, and correspondingly your immune system, can recover.
On the level of mental and emotional health which supports your immune system and overall vitality - this time might take some extra soul-searching.
I have found that meditation and qi gong can help immensely with feeling grounded and peaceful - not just while you are practicing them. Their energetic effect ripples into your daily life, which ultimately is the purpose of these cultivational practices. Creative pursuits - writing, art, gardening can also help move the liver qi and in so doing regulate the emotions.
With Montgomery county essentially closing this could be an opportunity to take advantage of the time to go inward for those who feel called.
To the end of helping you stay grounded mentally and well emotionally I am now offering wellness coaching sessions - via Zoom or over the phone. 30 or 60 minute sessions can include meditations, qi gong for lung health and increasing immunity, and/or holistic medicine suggestions for foods and supplements. As my first acupuncture teacher said, "our words are our first needles." I am happy to offer mind-body wellness practices, qi gong and meditation instruction, and "word as needle" to help keep you healthy from a distance during challenging times.