Some crazy auto-healing techniques that will do you good in all times

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 🙂 ).

Conclusion

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.

The 5 most efficient daily rituals to make your day

Bloggers all around the world reference their bullet-proof methods to set up mind and body for a productive day. From simple daily or morning rituals to some articulated habits settlement (Jari Roomer) those enumerate a variety of techniques or activities that help focus and program an effective workday.

The business world guru Tim Ferris calls this the “5 morning rituals that help me win the day” and combines quotes from a range of remarkable people and most widely spread practices…

You first start making your bed following the recommendation of the Admiral William McRaven to feel some pride, then you Meditate or do some mindfulness practices with the guidance of Ferris’s book “Tools of Titans”, possibly you would also accomplish the “5-10 reps of something” (e.g. push-ups), without forgetting to prepare a “Titanium Tea” (why not…I do love Pu’erh..) and finish this by journaling and answering to questions/goals of the day. Ferris is very detailed and meticulous about describing his rituals, you almost want to reproduce literally the same scheme!

But how do things really work? These coaches all recognize that people barely achieve doing two or three out of those thousand activities. And does all this really help you achieve your “own” goals? We sometimes want to copy others behavior so badly we even ignore why we’re doing it all… You certainly may argue that these recipes are all customizable depending on people’s needs, and yet, the profound character of those rituals is still somewhat “standardized”. (Check my latest article dealing with the danger of “standardization” for the professional and personal life here).

On the contrary, while digging into the most universal methods (on goalcast or here), one realizes those are too abstract or too simplistic to really make difference for a specific situation. What’s more, everybody is so utterly focused on the “morning” or the “day” itself that they almost privilege more the rhythm and steps rather than the sense of those rituals….

It seems obvious that you should wake up early shall you want to have a productive day. It also appears of common sense to make some exercise, to meditate or to read. But none of those activities will make any difference if you are not getting the proper meaning of each and the reasons why you are getting yourself motivated to do those!

Put simply, many people lack some serious and deep context to understand why would they need to practice a ritual to be successful. Hereafter will follow some explanations that will help to decompose the myths behind the rituals on the one hand and to refill those with much sense on the other hand. You will be then given a proper methodology and real secret tips that will help you to genuinely make difference in all situations and for all life purposes.

Decomposing the myths

The first myth about morning or daily rituals is that they are supposed to work for everyone. WRONG. Compare it with the Placebo Effect. A placebo treatment always varies depending on a plenty of factors: the therapeutic context, the physician’s personality, the patient’s expectations, the nature of the patient-doctor relationship and finally the form, the cost and complexity of the treatment. Hence, no guarantee the same experience will have the same results for everyone when it comes to auto-suggestion of auto-programing techniques such as daily rituals.

 The second myth consists in the notion of the ritual itself. Rituals are a feature of all known human societies (Brown, Donald (1991). Human Universals. United States: McGraw Hill. p. 139). The word Ritual is related to the English “rite” (right way of doing things) and Latin “ritus” meaning “the proven way”, “the correct custom”, and possibly also related to the Sanskrit “rtâ” meaning “visible order”.  Some other analogies are possible too, one can relate it to something repetitive, such as a “rotation” (rota), a wheel, a cycle.

However, there is some inconsistency between the “right way or customs of doing things” and “the repetitive cycles”. How can someone be absolutely sure about doing the right thing by repeating the same thing over and over again?

We rather propose a different interpretation of the “ritual”. Opposed to the latin “irrĭtus” (unfixed) and rather apparent to the “reor” (attached, bound), the sense of a ritual, comparable to the meaning of other similar topics as amulets, icons and all ritual related staff – is mainly aimed at BINDING YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS WITH A FIXED OBJECTIVE. Hence, the ritual is nothing but a self-programming to reach specific levels of your subconsciousness. The latter influences your behavior to the point that you literally do “the right things to do” so as to get closer to the objective. Check out documentation on the hypnosis and NLP for that.

The third myth is that rituals are believed to be commonly understandable and accessible things. No single activity is performed uniformly: meditation, morning tea, visualization, relaxation, journaling,… not even the push ups. For example, there is no shared and in-depth vision of what meditation truly is and what it is actually for. Some recon this is made to better focus, some will say it consists in relaxing, some would say it is about mastering your mind, being aware…bla bla bla. Rarely do we see genuine master describing the essence of the meditation and its outcomes.

For all these reasons, and given the extent of our approach to the subject, we would wish to propose a different view on things, a proper methodology. This is called MEDIC and stands for Meditation, Energy, Depth, Intuition, Calm. Yet, we provide with the full description of what every word means and how to better practice on each step.

MEDIC: Meditation – Energy – Depth – Intuition – Calm  

  1. Meditation

Just pick up the first two syllables of this word: “medi” , meaning the “middle”. What’s this about. Buddha tought about the “Middle Way” conducting to the “illumination”. It literally consists in avoiding extremism. You neither focus, nor do you lose yourself. Simply observe. Surprisingly, in the Middle English the word observation has the sense of “respectful adherence to the requirements of rules or ritual”. This is an interesting fact; however, we wish to elevate the sense we are putting in this word. We rather mean here “being the observer”. We are not going to detail the practice of meditation as such (check out further articles on this topic) but we may indicate here some couple of tips.

Genuine meditation consists in an ability to “be the inner observer of your own self”, i.e. to dissociate your “Self” (ego) from your “Existence” (the fact of being here). By looking silently in the “Middle” of your self you are going to distinguish the movements of your thoughts from the silent presence of something deep in you. Thoughts will come and pass away, emotions too, and yet someone is still “here” to observe them. Give a try, be that observer and see what happens… Go down as deep as possible and uncover the truth that matters for you and that will impact you.

Contrary to all the recommendations regarding the preference of the morning time we rather suggest you do it in a more peaceful moment, most often in the night when both your ego and energy have calmed down after a long day of work and are more adapted to experience the silence.

There is a huge difference between a night meditation and the morning one. In the night you are in the dark and you are preparing to shut down after another cycle of events you experienced during the day. Hence, your fears, regrets, thoughts… they all “come to light” of your consciousness, just like before a death. That is where the best opportunity lies. Seize that chance to go deep down in your personality’s world to remark its illusionary nature. Notice that at that moment of a fatigue noting matters more than you being in your bed to get some nice warm sleep…  Stop your “self” in that very vulnerable situation and cast a light to your “Presence”. (see “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle).

2. Energy

Now that you have managed to meditate in the night, the logical outcome should be a sufficient amount of paradoxical psychic energy coming to you in the morning. To ground that you must canalize your flow of “Chi” (energy) through a series of exercises. In this field the best recommendation is : choose among the most intuitive and pleasant exercises. As energy knows what it likes most, you simply must trust your body’s appeals (of course mind some “reserves” on this term, we’re not savages 😊 ).

To further enhance energy level we recommend practicing yoga lockdowns such as Bandhis, exercises such as Agnisara Dhauti, asanas (Headstand), etc. Chi Qong or Tai Chi is also a great way of canalizing energy. In fact, you should rather care for canalizing it than for getting it. Trust the universe and nature to provide you with it and care for managing it wisely. After all, you have been given a life which is already a big amount of energy, so be confident that you will get some more on the way to help you accomplish your duties. 

Therefore, learn to circulate your energy in the body rather than to get it in.

3. Depth

The secrets of Olympic champion’s success are simple: use all the means at your disposal to win. For some athletes even a millisecond can make a difference. Likewise, do not hesitate to go deep into the topic of the Ritual and to create your own one that would deeply matter to you. In fact, creating a customized ritual on your own will make a huge difference compared to standard ones. Put simply this will relate to your deep consciousness and wake up sleeping resources that were until now unavailable to you! Take example from Rafael Nadal with his unprecedented gestures before serving.

Check out for the further articles on our blog to discover the variety of combinations you can make out of different know rituals.

4. Intuition

Ready with your customized ritual or rituals? Congrats. Now turn on your intuition development. This is a very tricky field, far from science and any known methodology. In the first instance it consists in relaxing (body, mind, emotions). Secondly, it does not have to be something to practice as an activity. Rather you have to get a habit of feeling intuitively the right thing to do. Deepak Chopra (here ) along with many other people have recommendations on this topic (example: Jack Canfield here).

Pick up everything you can around you to feel the right signs and interpret the messages the universe is sending you. If you do so from the very beginning of your day, you will notice how aware and mindful your behavior becomes over the day.

How?

Believe yourself in The Matrix. You are Neo and you know how to read the symbols around you. Your matrix is all the time configured and edited with different flows of information fluctuating around you. Pay attention to the repetitive things, messages you might here while walking in the street, some coincidences that should not have taken place.

In other words, the key to develop the intuition is the “spontaneity”. Do you believe in the notion of Serendipity? (check out Wikipedia here). If not, the serendipity believes in you 😊.  All you must do is to let yourself hear the level of comfort your heart is signaling to you. Being out of your comfort zone for a little time is normal, however remaining in that state is not! This is a very basic approach to the intuition but at least it makes sense to those who are beginners in this area…

5. Calm

Keep calm and have a tea. Preferring calm reactions to the overreactions is key to deliver well in the four previous points discussed here above. Calm etymologically means still, quiet, peaceful. I like the German word “Kaum” for that, meaning “barely”, “hardly”, “scarcely”. Calm reaction is barely a reaction, almost no reaction. Your day is full of everything, insane amount of information, emotions, thoughts, noises, etc. and instead of submerging yourself with more of those things you rather try Laozi’s concept of “Wuwei” meaning  “Inaction”, “Inexertion”. Check out “Original Tao: Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism” (Verse 11, tr. Roth, Harold D. (1999), Columbia University Press). Laozi suggest returning to the state of “uncarved wood”.

We are not intended to make a dissertation on the Taoist Mysticism here. However, this is the best reference to practice our fifth arcane about “Calm”-ness.

In Russian, the calm can be both an adverb (and comes from two roots:  “sleeping” as in the “bed”) and a noun (sereral meanings: room, rest, peace…). There you go. To the bed! Just like in n°1 advice here above.

Let your “Self” sleep and instead be the observer in order to remain in the calm. Just like in your bed: nothing matters anymore, no single thought or emotion matter more than the fact of being in the bed and getting some warm sleep. Remind yourself this state and you will know how to be calm…