9 Feb 2012
Forgot my Tools
Seems I thought I was superwoman in January and overdid it in every way possible. Was feeling worried, confused and overwhelmed. Practised yoga too hard, went snowboarding a lot, worked a lot and didn't dress, eat, or rest properly. Came down with a cold that led to infected sinuses. Not fun.
Anyways, I had forgotten about my neti pot (my mother reminded me), and the key principle of moderation and rest! But I picked up my tools again, and am on the road to recovery, and smelling great. Found an interesting remedy for sinusitis which I am trying out now, seems to be working.
8 Tbsp of Fine Sea Salt
10 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
6 Drops of Tea Tree
Mix well. Half a teaspoon into the Neti pot and rinse away with warm water.
Also been using Lavender Spika to ease congestion and help drainage.
Eucalyptus for clear breathing and it's anti-bacterial and viral properties.
Add a healthy does of relatively gentle Asana practice, a large dose of Pranayama and a scattering of snowboarding, interspersed with adequate rest and hot springs.