Add All or Any of These Energizing and Uplifting Moves to Your Spring Routine
BRUSHING YOUR SKIN
The skin is one of the five main elimination channels of the body. It's estimated that 1/3 of all impurities leaving the body are eliminated through the skin. A dry brush massage exfoliates and promotes detoxification through the skin while stimulating the lymphatic system. Get a brush with natural and soft bristles. Do gentle brushing towards the heart in a circular motion before showering. Brush clockwise on the stomach region to help with elimination. Always shower after dry brushing. If you can't find a dry brush, use an exfoliating glove. Read more...
ENJOY A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Sodhana) is considered one of the best breathing techniques to calm and refresh the mind and nervous system. For details on alternate nostril, click here.
LET THE MUSIC MOVE YOU
Put on some energizing music while you are cleaning the house, getting dressed in the morning, or just for a home dance party! (A few favorites on my play list are Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, It's Your Thing by the Isley Brothers, Ain't To Proud To Beg by The Rolling Stones!)
SOAK IT UP
Try an Epsom salt detox bath. It's known to activate fluid movement in the tissues and increases perspiration. The sulfur component of the salts are considered an excellent detoxifying agent. Begin with ½ cup of salts. Slowly increase the amount until you can tolerate 5 cups. Stop if you experience symptoms at any level.
Try some aromatherapy. Keep a bottle of orange, lemon, or lavender around for a quick hit. With their uplifting and energizing aroma, you'll love them on rainy spring days.