3 Ways To Use Ayurveda To Detox

3 Ways To Use Ayurveda To Detox

So what’s Ayurveda?  And how can we use this to detox?

You’ve been working hard on your detox and you want to be sure that the effects of all that effort last.

You can also set yourself up for your next seasonal detox, primed, and ready to release toxins on a deeper level.

If you have never heard of Ayurveda, here’s what it means…

Ayurveda translates to ‘knowledge of life’ or ‘science of life’.  

Ayurveda is to India what Traditional Chinese Medicine is to China.  

Ayurveda is about living in communion with the shifts of the seasons and the rhythms of the sun and moon throughout the day.

It is an ancient practice that both supports wellness and recovers health. The principles are universal and can be practiced by anyone with a desire to feel more connected to their health and wellbeing.

If you’ve ever done a seasonal detox, you’ve already begun to practice one of the Ayurvedic principles, so adding these 3 simple daily practices will increase your body’s ability to withstand the stress of daily life and the toxins you can not help but be affected by.

If you haven’t already, begin to add these 3 practices into your routine. Do them sequentially and stay with it.

1) Banish Bad Breath

Upon rising, eliminate, brush your teeth and scrape your tongue.  Did you know that you will remove more sticky plaque from your mouth with a metal tongue scraper than you will by brushing your teeth?

Here’s a simple video to show you how it’s done. 

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Dr. Tung's Tongue Cleaner, Stainless Steel (colors may vary)

Do this before put anything into your belly.

2) Rinse Your Belly

By now, you have an understanding that a clean digestive system works so much more efficiently and uses less energy that a clogged up, gummy one. To keep your system clean and start with a clean stomach, drink 16 – 20 ounces (450 to 550ml – about 1 pint) of warm water first thing.  This has three primary effects for your body.

Make sure you use filtered water – not warm water straight out of the tap!

  • Number One – Okay, actually it’s about ‘number two’. It is especially helpful to promote movement and train the body so that will eliminate through the bowel more easily. Do you have to add lemon?  No. Will it hurt to add lemon? No. Just make the water body temperature and you will get the greatest benefit.
  • Number Two – Clean pure, warm, body temperature water first thing in the morning will help to clear out any leftovers in the stomach. This way yesterday’s food that may not have fully digested will not mix with today’s undigested food, kind of like getting a new plate for your breakfast instead of using the dirty one from last night’s dinner.
  • Number Three – It hydrates you! Your body wakes up dehydrated. It’s been starved for water for at least 8 hours. Because optimally, your body is about 70% water when you start your day with all your internal electrical systems flowing, you will think better. Which means you will make better food choices.  Better food choices now mean that your next seasonal detox will release a little more deeply.  

 

3) Oil Up

The daily practice of Abhyanga is a hot oil self-massage. This one practice will nourish your skin and body on a level that is superior to any other skin treatment. Remember, you skin is your largest organ. Once you start the habit, you’ll find it doesn’t take long to add it to you daily morning routine.

I love using this type of oil and I add my own essential oils to it depending on my mood.

Viva Naturals Sweet Almond Oil, Hexane Free for Skin and Hair, 16 oz / 473 ml

How to Abhyanga 101

  • Warm your oil to body temperature.
  • Pour a small amount into your hand and add oil as you need it.
  • Massage into hands. Then begin with the neck, working your way down towards your feet, because this is a grounding massage. Long strokes on the bones and circular strokes on the joints. Until you reach the feet.
  • When done, get into a hot shower and let the hot water rinse over you. The hot water will open your pores and press the oil into the skin. This is not only nourishing but protective. If you want to use soap, use it on your pits and privates. There is enough chlorine and other detergents in the water to ‘clean’ you.  
  • Dry off as you normally would.

You can even use one of these cellulite remover massagers with your oil for even better results!

MEILI Body Cellulite Remover Massager Fascia Brush for Skin Health and Cellulite Blasters Treatment

These are so simple, easy, and actually elegant ways of taking care of your body that will promote daily detox in a toxic world.  

Enjoy them!

 

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Please leave a comment below and let me know what you’ve already tried for a detox?  Thanks so much!


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