The list is long, yet exclusive. Auto-healing is not only about miracle recipes (even though you’ll find some bits of those here) but also about simple day-to-day tricks that will help you stay in a good shape. Whether you work or got retired (or both 🙂 ), this will do you good.
“Mens sans in corpore sano” – healthy mind in a healthy body. This sums up the non-exhaustive list of techniques descried below. However, before we start our noble “body sanitizing” mission, let’s answer to some fundamental “why’s” regarding this portfolio of “sure values”.
Why should I do this?
In today’s world we spend less time improving our physical condition. We work hard and consume hard. The latter applies to our health as well and it is very unfair to see people working all their lifes and ending up with a poor health and aged cells. If there are things that really work why not using them now? No matter if you are old or young, you can take advantage of those tricks right away.
Why would I heal myself?
Because the root cause of many diseases lies deeply in the psychic state of the patients. Because, the patient and the healer must form one, as suggests Stefan Zweig in his less known “Healing the Spirit”. We must be responsible and acting for our health since we are one with our body. Most of time we let the body be inspected by experts and prefer rather not participating in any self-examination in a kind as it fears us.
Why should this work?
The modern medicine is built in a way that it deprives us from a direct access to our vital information until we suffer and primitively complain about a pain or illness. The only answer it brings is “alopaty”. Eliminating symptoms. The ancient medicine behaved differently. The wise approach would be to enable the full participation of the patient so as to both identify the root causes and eliminate those without even paying attention to the symptoms. Take a tour of the biography of the best world known healers (Edgar Cayce, Master Philippe de Lyon, Vanga, Carl Gustav Jung, Zigmund Freud): they always required the patient to participate in their own healing. Why wouldn’t you do that too?
1. Auto-healing techniques for small illness
If you have a flu, fever, caugh, cold, rhinitus etc., forget about everything, there is nothing to do than to boost your immune system. The best helpers are:
- DB-DV-DS : stands for Deep Breathing – Deep Visualisation – Deep Sleep. Start eyes-closed with the deep breathing (lay down comfortably, preferably covered) and visualize just one color: shining gold light across the whole body. Fix it for at least 15 minutes and vizualise the gold light that is cleaning up the disease from your body. At the same time, at every exhalation relax/release your muscles until you fall asleep. 30 minutes of such a sleep replace over 3 hours of normal sleep. See the effects at the awakening.
- Immunity boosting asanas: Setu Bandhasana, Hastapadasana, Matsyasana, Dhanurasana, Viparita Karani, Bhujangasana (preferably drink some hot water just before doing this asana).
- Quick recipes: clean a whole ginger and press it. Put some hot (not boiled) water over the pressed ginger and let it infuse 5 minutes. Add a spoon of honey and let this mixture infuse for another 5 minutes. Add a half spoon of lemon juice and a half spoon of hacked turmeric and wait another 3 minutes. Infuse a tea with flower’s petals and add the previously obtained mixture by passing it through a filter. Drink the whole potion in one go. See the effects and don’t forget to smile.
- Pranayama techniques: Last but not the least, if you really have no choice and feel ready to take risks (warning: this practice is not recommended for people in bad physical condition) you might want to try out the couple of pranayama codes described here below.
2. Auto-healing techniques for immediate effects
Need a quick boost of energy? Try this one:
Inhale during 6 seconds, hold breath for 4 seconds and exhale during 8 seconds. Repeat it 6 times. A the last cycle simply exhale as long and slowly as you can, till you have no air anymore in the chest. As you create vacuum, your stomach will tend to shrink down. Hold on without breathing and check your pulse (count until 10). You’ll notice how it slows down until almost pausing… Don’t be afraid. Your heart won’t have time to stop because you will want to inhale back again. This is where a huge dose of energy will fill up your body spontaneously. This is it, an energy booster to be used with moderation.
Need to quickly wake up your body and the whole organism? Try out this acupuncture trick:
Rub your ears in particular points as long as you can. It consists of a massage. By pushing on the acupuncture point on the ears you instantly wake up your hole organism, especially in the inner side of the ears.
Want to calm down quickly or remove some stress or emotions?
Take a deep breath, hold it and roll up your tongue so you touch the very edge of the upper pallet. Exhale very slowly through the mouth. Repeat this three times. By rolling up the tongue you slow heart rythme and contribute to cooling down your emotional state.
Suffering from insomnia?
Close your eyes and direct them to the middle of your front, as if you were looking at your third eye. Hold this for 5 minutes, then simply observe your thoughts as if you were sitting in the cinema hall. The brain hates it since this overloads dramatically its capacity, therefore the system shuts down pretty fast 🙂 . Have nice dreams!
3. Auto-healing techniques assumed to be working for heavier issues
Example of an advanced Pranayama technique:
This technique has been described in Gheranda Samhita – one of the oldest and most respected yoga sources – and consists in three Pranayama exercises.
Cautions: Be careful, these practices are extremely difficult to complete and you need to have an advanced level in Pranayama. Thus, we recommend this only for people with some record of Yoga practice. However, if you are a beginner and have some serious reasons to try this out, you may be lucky and nicely surprised shall you put enough effort and will (we went through this too so we know what we’re talking about).
The techniques translation from the original text have been obtained from a yoga master who perfectly knows both sanskrit, tamil and other related languages. First, proceed with 10 Bhastrika repetitions (yoga breathing, see here for more details). Then attack one by one the three exercises:
Exercise 1: After 10 Bhastrikas, take immediately a deep breath and hold it for one minute. In the meantime hold one hand over another and turn it circularly as if you were brushing it. After a minute, exhale slowly (keep brushing) until you empty the lungs. Feel your lower hand tingling. Repeat the same cycle but change the hands.
Exercise 2: Close the right nostril with the right thumb. Take a deep, silent and slow breath. Hold it as much as you can. Now close the left nostril with the auricular and the ring finger and release the right nostril, exhale very smoothly and silently. Breathe in now with the right nostril, hold breath likewise (as much as you’re able) and exhale through the left one accordingly. This makes one cycle. You should ideally complete 5 cycles.
Exercise 3: Take a deep breath, pump the lungs, stretch the stomach and hold as much as you can without breathing. Close one nostril and exhale slow with the other one. Proceed accordingly by alternating nostrils. Repeat 10 times.
Repeat those three exercises twice a day, everyday.
Benefits: Simply put, three months of such a practice will heal you from any physical disease, except of course very serious illness. If you want to try an even more advanced level you can play with the Exercice n°2. Simply codify it as follows: 12 seconds inhalation, 48 seconds hold the breath, 24 seconds exhalation. This is the 12-48-24 code, known for miraculous effects if practiced over 30 minutes long. Further on, the code 24 – 72 – 48 (insanely difficult) will bring even more surprising results. The code 48 – 96 – 72 is told to bring enlightenment to its followers (I know nobody who achieved this code so far 🙂 ).
To sum up this review of useful tricks, you would notice many of them come from some ancient practices and there is no surprise those time-proven methods work. However, as we have already mentioned in the beginning, the exclusivity of such practices depends on the state, the level of maturity and the readiness of the patient. The key to healing every disease still remains the understanding of its root causes and usually lies lot more in psychic phenomena rather than in physical symptoms or diagnosis.