Thrive and Shine
8 powerful daily Yoga and Ayurveda habits to thrive and shine !
1. Take care of your mouth and tongue!
This includes oil pulling, tongue scraping, and brushing your teeth. Your mouth is connected to digestion and other organ functions. Having good oral hygiene is valuable for a good health.
2. Drink warm lemon water
Drinking warm lemon or lime water first thing in the morning. It will help flush out toxins that have accumulated overnight. It boosts the immune system & Balances our pH. It hydrates the lymph system. Avoid cold water as this inhibits digestion.
3. Sun salutations in the morning
The sun salutations are not only a great workout but also improve the inner focus, calm the mind, and stretch the muscles all at once. The 20 minutes of Sun Salutations A and B are the perfect opportunity to set an intention for the day, wake up gently the body, and connect with it.
4. Meditation, 5 minutes per day
It exists different ways of meditation such as Vipassana; sitting, walking, and laying down meditation. Choose the one that suits you the most and commit to it for a certain period of time!
Choose a pranayama that you like or is beneficial for you. Pranayama is the life force in the body or the vital energy. We can control it by the breath “Prana”. “Ayama” means control. Pranayama means literally the control of breath. The Pranayama helps to achieve a healthy body and mind. It is also beneficial to release stress, asthma and to develop a steady mind and strong willpower.
6. Healing hands
Rub or massage your head, feet, legs… Ayurveda refers to self-massages as Abhyanga. This practice is soothing for the nervous system. It tones the muscles and increases lymphatic flow (the body’s natural detox mechanism). For Vata, sesame oil is a wonderful choice, sunflower for pitta, and safflower for Kapha. It is best done in the morning.
7. Meals and Routine
The digestive fire is highest during the noon hour. Enjoy the largest meal mid-day in a relaxed manner to ensure proper digestion. After lunch, rest on the left side and/or enjoy a short walk. Also, a small evening meal allows the body to digest food before you sleep.
Here is a favorite mantra, because it fits very well with both vedic traditions, Ayurveda and Yoga: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu – May everyone in this world be connected, be in harmony, and experience happiness.
To learn more about the topic, you have different possibilities:
– Download now our FREE e-booklet on how to balance your emotions through pranayamas/breathwork!
– Join our Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat, from September 15th to 17th, 2023, bear Barcelona
– Learn with us the basic steps through our 5-hour Foundations in Psychotherapeutic Yoga Online Course. The course is divided into 3 main topics: Psychotherapeutic Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation for beginners.