Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Clean Detox Routine

It is nearly the end of March and with the longer days, bright sunshine here in Los Angeles and the prospect of a great year ahead, many of us are swimming (or drowning) in ideas of how to keep up with the great habits we've kept and cultivated in this first quarter. 

Here are some of my preferred at-home habits that keep me clear and on point:


Recommended by Ayurvedic doctors, message therapists and healthy people  alike, fresh squeezed lemon in clean, room temperature water is hydrating and helps to flush toxins from the body. 

Lemons have incredible natural healing properties, including being an antiseptic. 

Drink up!


Regular exercise and massage therapy help to waste toxins from soft tissue, like muscle. Taking a warm bath with epsom salts helps to extract these toxins and also feels comforting. I like to pair my baths with some aromatherapy, either a dozen drops of pure essential oil that I have in my cabinet, or something pre-made. Recently, I've been enjoying Dr. Teals Soaking Solution in Chamomile (Target sells it for around $4 a bag). 


Obviously, I'm a fan of a regular yoga practice...but  any kind of healthy, physical movement will help you get better sleep, because the body is meant to be moved and used. Whether you've had the opportunity to exercise or have been stuck at your work desk, this particular yoga pose is restorative to the body and calming for your mind. I do this one on the floor or laying in bed before sleeping. 

Sit yourself sideways to a wall. Then slide your legs up the wall and you lay your back down to the floor. Adjust so you are comfortable and rest here for a few minutes before rolling off to one side and pressing yourself upright, again. 

So there you have it...hydrate, flush, sleep. Super simple steps you can take in the comfort of your own home to continue restoring your natural energy supply. 



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