Kundalini Yoga and The Immune System: a.k.a. The Funny Endocrine System
This week I’ve been teaching sets that clear the lymphatic system and strengthen the immune system. One of the greatest things about Kundalini Yoga and yoga in general for that matter is that it acts very directly on the glandular system. Also known as the endocrine system. (hang on while I google endocrine) Yep, sure enough, endocrine just means a bunch of glands that secrete hormones. The glandular system of the body.
Editor’s note: I really wanted this post to have some humor in it, but as of this writing I’m having a really hard time finding any good jokes about the endocrine system.
Lots of problems are happening now because people are more sedentary a.k.a. Sitting on fat a@@es playing computer or video games or to be fair, working really hard. Nonetheless, it’s true that more people are sitting at desks and that technology has started to keep us indoors a lot more…
When the body’s glands secrete hormones into the blood, the blood chemistry balances and the body gets on the path of righting itself. Lots of problems are happening now because people are more sedentary a.k.a. Sitting on fat a@@es playing computer or video games or to be fair, working really hard. Nonetheless, it’s true that more people are sitting at desks and that technology has started to keep us indoors a lot more and more sedentary. In an ever increasingly toxic world, the body needs to rid itself of its garbage and rejuvenate itself in order to be healthy.
Those of you who know me know that I don’t like to get into an “east coast vs. west coast rapper thing” with Kundalini Yoga and the other yogas out there. In fact I’m a fan of all yoga and have done most styles. BUT. Kundalini yoga is really extra good for you because many of the kriyas are very pointed in how they stimulate the glandular system to not only clear toxins from the body but to strengthen these systems for better health.
Preventative medicine is basically taking good care of yourself. The body was designed for health. When you strengthen the body’s natural defense mechanisms you cut down on a lot of potential problems. Surely there are toxic enviromnents, but it’s simply not true that anything and everything out there is just waiting to attack you and take you down. Kundalini yoga is one of those amazing sciences that delivers this knowledge and the technology to maintain the human apparatus.
Jokes! As I got to the end of writing this, I thought, “surely there has to be a joke somewhere about the glandular system,” and this is what I found…
A man wanted to get married. He was having trouble choosing among three likely candidates. He gives each woman a present of $5,000 and watches to see what they do with the money.
The first one does a total make over. She goes to a fancy and gets her hair done, new make up and buys several new outfits and dresses up very nicely for him. She tells him that she has done all this to be more attractive for him because she loves him so much. Needless to say, the man was impressed.
The second woman goes shopping to buy the man gifts. She gets him a new set of golf clubs, a new i-Phone some really nice clothes. She tells him that she has spent all the money on him because she loves him so much. Again, the man is really impressed.
The third woman invests the money in the stock market. She earns back several times the original $5,000. Finally, she gives him back his $5000 and shows him how she’s reinvested the remainder of the money in a joint account for them both. She tells him that all she wants is to save for their future because she loves him so much. The man was really, really impressed. But now he had a dilemma, they all passed impressively, with finally colors.
He thought a long time about what each woman had done with the money he’d given her.
And then finally, he married the one with the biggest boobs. (a.k.a. mammary glands and thus I’ve managed to find a joke about the glandular system.!)