Hope you are all doing ok. I don’t know about you but I am in a bit of Covid media overload. In Sydney, we are in lockdown, so our sympathy goes out to all those who have been there and done that.
What are the ways you have managed to keep yourself/ves both safe and sane? Love to hear what you have come up with.
I am going to share on the blog a few things we have found helpful or are planning to do. In support of beautiful you hugs Philipa.
Let the Sunshine in with a Sun Walk.
Nothing like a bit of light therapy. Exposure to mother earth’s healing power, talk about natural therapy. Throw open the blinds as you arise and let yourself see the sunlight.
The latest neuroscience tells us getting up and going for a 1-30-minute walk when we awaken is a game-changer. I learned this from the podcast below. A small step like this will help regulate our Circadian rhythms, our sleep, wake cycle, and our biological operating systems.
No, it’s not staring into the sun, which could damage your eyes. It’s about letting your retina receive natural light.
It doesn’t have to be a marathon, it can be a shuffle around the house getting your morning coffee with your curtains open is a start. That’s me guys!! As long as you are letting the sunshine into your brain, the good news is the sun permeates through the cloud cover too.
No sunnies, as it’s vital for the sun to register in your retina and taps into your pineal gland. Sunglasses block this.
Free healthy brain stimulation, what’s not to love.
Beginning your day with a sun walk (however small) is known to improve brain function, assist your nervous system, digestion, mood, immune health, hormonal regulation, physical function, and mental health.
What a prescription for general health and well being.
And it’s free.
Want to know more on the science behind this? Make the most of any down time with some learning, for your curious part…
Here is Dr. Andrew Huberman’s podcast. Dr Huberman is a tenured Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine. His laboratory studies neural regeneration and neuroplasticity, and brain states such as stress, focus, fear, and optimal performance. For more than 20 years, Dr. Huberman has consistently published original research findings and review articles in top-level peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, Cell, Neuron, and Current Biology.
Hope your day began with a ray of sunshine xox
Yours in service,