During this time when our air is filled with ash and smoke it's important to utilize the filtration systems naturally occurring within our bodies. It's impossible to avoid the smoke altogether, but there are ways to help your internal organs detox and recharge with vital energy.
Our lungs expel carbon dioxide and absorb oxygen, and they operate at their optimum level when we breathe naturally and deeply into our lower abdomen. Abdominal breathing allows the lungs to extend vertically, drawing oxygen to the base of the lungs where it is absorbed into the body most effectively. Deep abdominal breathing also aids in a fuller exhale of toxins and stagnant energy.
At Community Acupuncture + Natural Health, there are a couple avenues we suggest to detox and recharge
during a smoky season, both of which help activate the vital energy centers of the lower abdomen and initiate natural and deep abdominal breathing. One helpful modality is abdominal massage. Lindsay Barclay offers Mayan Abdominal Massage, and Trisha Neikirk specializes in Ayurvedic Abdominal Massage. Both traditions provide a thorough detoxification of the internal organs and a restoration of the vital energy centers; and both techniques enhance blood and oxygen circulation through the major systems of the body. After a session in abdominal massage, you will feel that abdominal breathing comes much more easily and naturally, which assists your body in doing its part in staying pure and energized.
Another modality we practice is Qigong, which we offer as a self-healing modality, that incorporates self abdominal massage and trains students in many effective methods of abdominal breathing. You can use the methods prescribed in Qigong at anytime to recharge your energy, improve circulation and clear stagnant energy.
Visit our Center for a treatment today, and empower yourself to stay optimistic and energized during this challenging time of smoky skies. You can see our website for more information, or give us a call anytime at 541-301-7040.