From the Sowa Rigpa point of view, mental health is predominantly based on the balance of the Wind element (Lung humor). People with Wind dominance are often very sensitive, creative, social, with deep emotional life. They have a highly complex nervous system, that tends to be easily overstimulated. To avoid possible imbalances Tibetan medicine applies the remedies of food, lifestyle, herbs, and therapies. These article zooms on the first remedy, the diet, with healthy recipes for deep sleep and mental calmness.
With the arrival of holidays and hot summer days, I wish to share some tips of healthy living from traditional Tibetan medicine, Sowa Rigpa, an almost 4000 year-old natural medical system that closely follows nature’s rhythms and its cycles to maintain health and prevent diseases.
We all know movement and sport are important for health. In Tibetan medical tradition, there are different kinds of sports advisable for different constitutional types, but there is one type of exercise that is beneficial for all. It is called Nejang - Tibetan healing yoga. Let's have a look at how it can influence your state of health.
If you cook for your family, it's a great way how to affect the health of your dear ones. To resist or fight coronavirus you need to optimize your immune system. There are many things that can strengthen it...
Do you feel that something is wrong in your body, but you don’t know what? You check with the doctor, but find no particular pathology. We often get into the trap of putting all our trust into doctors, instead of trusting ourselves. What makes you think the doctor will know you better than you? Who but you knows how you feel, what stresses you most? What life situation you have been through? What food makes you feel better or worse?
In the summer I was visiting Tibet again, with a group of enthusiastic therapists from the Sorig Khang Interantional. In China (Tibet), traditional Tibetan medicine hospitals in Tibet function parallel to Western and traditional Chinese medicine hospitals. The patients choose where they want to be treated.
Stressed, exhausted and burned out? Insomnia, anxiety, depression, difficulties with concentration? Or just need support to relax and rest? Try the Genghis Khan's favourite therapy - Horme, or Mongolian moxibustion.
Are your a type of Fire, Wind or Phlegm? If you think there is one universal diet, treatment or healthy lifestyle that is suitable for everyone, you are in big mistake. We are all different, and what suits one, can be harmful for another. Traditional Tibetan medicine has classified different types of people according to the prevalence of Five elements. It is crucial to know and understand oneself, and Tibetan medicine is very helpful here.
Coffee, as many dietary items, can be both medicine and poison. You just need to know what kind, when, how much to use it to bring beneficial effects. There are also amazing coffee alternatives that I am going to talk about in this article.