It was a terrible winter for flu and other illnesses! Here in Italy for sure, but also in America and it seemed all over the world so many people were getting really sick, even to the point of hospitalization. I remember hearing entire schools were closing in Florida in order to prevent the spread of flu because it had gotten so bad. Periodically I would stop and notice that I had managed to escape even catching a cold, but as it was also a particularly long winter I felt that it wouldn't be wise to declare I'd had an illness-free winter until I was sure spring was here to stay. Well, now we're well into May so I am sure winter is over and I can state as fact that I had a healthy winter! I am particularly happy about that because I was not only out amongst the public throughout the winter but I nursed my 2 kids through fevers as well (my daughter at least twice), so it's not as though I was never exposed to germs.
I've made a lot of changes in the last few months, drawing a lot on yogic principles and practices throughout my day. I thought it could be helpful to reflect on what changes I've made which could have helped keep me healthy this winter. I don't want to pretend that anything here is a silver bullet to avoiding colds and flu, but perhaps combined they gave me more immunity - and they certainly didn't do any harm.
I am an Ananda® certified meditation teacher. I am passionate about meditation and embrace a yogic lifestyle for greater wellness physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
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