Are you having trouble losing weight? Do you feel fatigued even after a good night’s sleep? Are you experiencing swelling or inflammation in your hands, feet, ankles or abdominal area? Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune dysfunction?
These indicators and more can be addressed by self-stimulating the lymphatic system through the vagus nerve (master regulator of the autonomic nervous system) to restore your vitality and recharge your health.
We have had an increase in the number of private clients experiencing these symptoms listed above due to a sluggish or out of sync lymphatic system, so we wanted to share this short and simple practice with all of you.
When practiced earnestly for a minimum of 5 minutes at least several times per week, this flush supports restoring wellness and vitality through the lymphatic system and the vagus nerve.
We have seen this practice work with great success again and again in supporting clients in reclaiming wellness, losing weight, eliminating inflammation and disease as well as mitigating joint and muscle pain while restoring energy.
Body Current Lymphatic Flush:
1) Come into Legs Up the Wall posture with your body on the earth and legs up the wall.
2) Take your legs away from the wall. Shake your legs and feet wildly for 30-60 seconds allowing your feet to move freely as you shake. Breathe slow and smooth while you shake out your feet and legs.
3) After you shake, place your legs back onto the wall. Gently but firmly tap the top part of your sternum to stimulate the thymus and T-cell production for your immune system. Repeat to yourself “All is well. All is well. All is well.” as you tap. Continue tapping.
4) Exhale out rounded lips being sure to release ALL of your exhale without force bringing belly button to spine. Imagine toxins and imprints releasing with each exhale as if you are blowing black smoke out of your body.
5) Allow yourself to receive the inhale through your nose, sipping into the top of the inhale. Use your sacred imagination to inhale a color of vitality/protection/health into the river of your lymphatic system.
6) Exhale and this time hum down into your body like a little jack hammer stirring up old imprints and patterns to be released. See the vibration flowing down through your body and follow the hum all the way down until your exhale is complete.
7) Inhale again seeing your color of power and vitality flow through your lymphatic system and every cell of your body. Hear yourself repeating “All is well”.
8 ) Repeat this breathing pattern inhaling through the nose and alternating exhales with rounded lips and humming along with tapping the sternum while repeating “All is well” like a tape running through your brain.
9) Continue for several rounds and then shake your feet again to repeat the entire pattern for 2 more repetitions.
10) When you feel complete, let your legs rest against the wall for a few moments seeing and feeling your whole lymphatic system buzzing with vitality and wellbeing.
Describe in 3 words what you notice from your experience with this short and simple practice.
Enjoy and let me know how it goes!
Find out more about the Body Current principles and practices by clicking here: Body Current
WHY THIS WORKS:
Unlike blood, which flows throughout the body in a loop from the power of our heart pumping, lymph in our body only flows in one direction making it susceptible to becoming sluggish and flooded with toxins as it transports waste to our lymph nodes to be filtered and returned to the bloodstream for cardiovascular circulation.
The lymphatic and immune systems work in tandem to defend against disease and infection. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks healthy tissues, causing chronic inflammation. One pathway to healing these systems has been found by self-stimulating the vagal nerve through breathing, humming and tapping.
The thymus is a small but very important gland located behind the upper breast bone just above the heart. This small organ stores immature lymphocytes (specialized white blood cells) and prepares them to become active T cells for a healthy immune system. Stress, injury, illness and even heart ache can impact the functioning of this gland. Tapping this area stimulates the thymus releasing old imprints and pathways of dis-ease while producing important immune support functioning.
The Body Current Lymphatic Flush practice self-stimulates the lymphatic system, vagus nerve and the immune system. Stress and disease create toxins in our body which need to be eliminated in order to restore health and wellness. Our lymphatic system is one of the main pathways in our body often leading to autoimmune dysfunction creating inflammation, exhaustion, joint pain, and weight gain.
This simple practice can support you in keeping your lymphatic system flowing as a wellspring for your wellbeing.
To schedule a private session with Shanti to explore the currents of your body, brain and breath with simple templates of embodied mindful patterns for wellbeing, email her at Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com
Other tips to boost your lymphatic and immune systems:
:: Rebounding or bouncing on a fit ball
:: Shaking your entire body for 1-2 minutes
:: Drinking plenty of water
:: Eating raw foods
:: Getting plenty of exercise