Not a morning person? Who is..Follow these quick 5 rituals to enhance your morning routine and set the tone for a positive productive day!
One of the most beneficial ways to begin your day is to take a moment to ground your thoughts by stretching and intentional breathing. Cleanse, nourish and strengthen all the areas of your body by increasing blood flow and circulation with a few easy moves. Stretching prevents lethargy and the feeling of tiredness throughout the day and has the ability to eliminate those annoying aches and pains in the muscles and joints. Follow these 5 moves to jump start your day.
Sounds bizarre, but swishing coconut oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes each morning will not only make those pearly whites whiter, it will remove toxins from your mouth and pull out the germs before they get a chance to spread throughout your body.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy (world’s oldest healthcare system that evolved in India) believed to promote oral health and detoxification, and it’s affordable!
Green tea is one of the best things you can do for your body. It’s loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have major powerful effects on the bod. Antioxidants are known to play a role in slowing down the aging process and fighting off diseases. Add a squeeze of lemon, the vitamin C rich fruit enhances beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. Not to mention, the active ingredient EGCG (a compound found in plants), is a superb fat burner!
Dry Brush your Bod
Dry brushing the body is another Ayurvedic practice which helps improve your circulation and helps shed dead skin cells which results in smoother and brighter skin. From rejuvenating your nervous system to keeping your pores clear, the benefits of dry brushing are vast, but more importantly it’s a great way to do something solely for yourself!
Listening to classical music reduces stress, an important factor for your overall health and wellbeing. Studies show that listening to classical music also improves cognitive and mental capacity, which sets you up for a productive and creative day. Known as the "Mozart effect", a set of research contends that listening to Mozart's music can make you momentarily smarter, raising your IQ by a few points while you're listening. Also worth mentioning, music is one of the most effective tools available for reducing anxiety. So set your alarm clock 15-30 minutes earlier than usual and listen to Mozart, Bach or Beethoven, while you're still in bed and trying to wake up. Maybe even do your oil pulling during this time!