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Bracing for the Blaze: Wellness Strategies for Bushfire Crisis Survival | Dylan Smith #122

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Are you ready to safeguard your health in the face of a bushfire crisis? 

In this gripping episode Dylan delves into an indispensable personal health protocol amidst the tumultuous occurrences of bushfires and controlled burning. Drawing from his experiences during Australia’s devastating bushfires, he shares vital strategies to protect your respiratory health, purify your drinking water, and fortify your mental well-being during wildfire crises.

Dylan sheds light on various Vedic practices that you can implement during times of such crisis to facilitate harmony with the laws of nature & to ensure that you and your loved ones can navigate wildfire crises with grace and resilience. Don’t miss this vital conversation; it could be your lifeline during a wildfire emergency.


Table of Contents

Introduction to Wildfires and Controlled Burning

The various types of wildfires, including bushfires, forest fires, and controlled burning. 

The impact these can have on personal health, in various levels.

The importance of being prepared and equipped with the necessary knowledge to navigate through these challenging environmental crises.

Herbs You Can Use To Strengthen Your Health & Overall Resilience

The ancient practice of “Nasya“, outlining its significance in fortifying the respiratory system against harmful particles and pollutants commonly found during wildfire outbreaks.

Specific Ayurvedic oils, and their role in shielding the body from environmental toxins and promoting overall well-being.

The efficacy of specialised herbal drop formulas like “Prana Drops” and “Siddhajal” in supporting and maintaining respiratory health during times of environmental crisis.

  • These formulas can alleviate symptoms such as headaches, congestion, and fever, acting as potent aids in fortifying the body’s natural defence mechanisms against the effects of smoke and pollutants.

Internal herbal formulas you can take:

  • Swasananda Leham – Improves health of rasa (plasma) and prana (life force for proper oxygenation). Particularly effective for helping with coughs and congestion problems.
  • Shodana Vati – A powerful detoxification agent and whole-body cleansing rasāyana (rejuvenator).
  • Shoolagna Vati – For fevers, parasites, flus, viruses & headaches.
  • Neela Vati – Cold virus, flu, upper respiratory tract.

External herbal formulas you can use (not for respiratory health):

Ayurvedic aromatherapy medicine. The best herbs you can use to protect and restore the respiratory channels. 

The importance of Prāṇāyama (breath control practice) to strengthen the respiratory channels and optimise oxygen absorption. 

Purifying & Optimising Your Drinking Water

The vital importance of filtering and restructuring water, particularly in areas affected by wildfires.

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The significance of eliminating toxins and revitalising the life force of water for optimal consumption and hydration.

Various herbs and techniques for purifying and rejuvenating water to ensure the quality and safety of their drinking water during such challenging circumstances.

Strategies for Trauma Management and Mental Health

The role of meditation as a powerful tool for building resilience and fostering stability amidst traumatic experiences.

Seeking community support and counseling to effectively process trauma and maintain mental well-being during times of crisis, highlighting the importance of fostering a sense of communal solidarity and support during challenging environmental conditions.

Preparing Emergency Kits for Health and Safety

A comprehensive guide on preparing emergency kits tailored to health and safety needs during periods of wildfires and environmental emergencies.

The essential items and supplies necessary to ensure personal well-being and safety, empowering you to proactively prepare for potential challenges posed by natural disasters.

Resilience Through Cultural and Spiritual Practices

The role of cultural and spiritual practices in fostering resilience and maintaining a sense of balance and harmony during times of environmental turbulence.

Various cultural and spiritual rituals that can provide solace, strength, and a sense of connection to the broader natural world, promoting a holistic approach to well-being in the face of challenging circumstances.


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Special thanks to Rudolf Steiner and Jiddu Krishnamurti for providing content.

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