This week, our focus centers back to a body detox. Outside of our yoga practice, it’s important to turn your attention to how we fuel our bodies.
Are you feeling sluggish or out of sync? Are you experiencing skin problems, digestive problems, or aches and pains. Then it might be time for a body detox.
Detoxification restores, cleans and nourishes the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help renew your ability to maintain optimum health.
If you are experiencing fatigue, sluggish, irritated skin, allergies, low-grade infections or bloating, try these 4 simple tips!
BE A WATER GODDESS
If you take anything away today, remember this about detoxification. The number one lesson is: drink your water. The benefits of hydration can never be overestimated. It flushes toxins out of the body, it helps digestion and helps your body regulate its temperature.
BREAK A SWEAT
Take the stairs, walk the dog or dance all night. What or how you do it isn’t important as that you do it. Movement and exercise help your body maintain its peak condition. Breaking a sweat is a natural way for the body to cleanse itself.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Push towards the produce section and away from the snack and candy aisles. Make a stop to collect wholesome proteins – nuts and nut butters, organic whole grains. Keep your diet simple and fresh, and sprinkle in spices to pack the finishing touches. Fresh is the best, and field your body with vitamins, micronutrients and fiber to ward off disease and keep you moving and grooving inside and out.
Detoxifying your body begins and ends with your mind. Think on it, act on it. What your mind believes, you achieve. Take care of it. You really can create the space and intent for your day from a present, mindful and grateful state. Be mindful, be thoughtful. Meditate, focus on the good things in your life and – all the while – lower your stress level.
All in all, detoxifying is not just for the physical state but mental and emotional. Be kind to yourself and always listen to your body.