Detoxify: What You Should Be Doing During Your Detox

Detox

So your detoxing eh?

Detoxing is a great time to take a step back and take care of yourself. It’s not only a time to make changes to your diet and take supplements to cleanse your insides, but it is a an opportune time to be mindful about certain things that will be good for you both mentally and energetically as well. In other words, it’s time to detox your life! Clear the clutter and the negativity for a fresh start or reset. Below are some tips on how you can lower stress levels and benefit the most during your detox.
  1. Aromatherapy Bath – Soothe your senses with an Aromatherapy bath. Bathing is a time to just relax and let go. Plus, by adding pure essential oils and salts to the bath water you are assisting your body with the natural detoxification process. Some enjoy a quiet bath, but if you enjoy playing some relaxing music, that is good too. Aromatherapy baths benefit both the body and mind.Aromatherapy Bathtime

Try This Recipe:

Stress Relieving Bath Bath

Mix in a jar and pour mixture into warm bath water right before getting in. Soak for 20 minutes and relax!

  1. Take a Hike – Or just get outdoors. Being outside in nature is good for you. Nothing better for clearing a cluttered mind like going for a walk outdoors. This is a great time for meditation and reflection.
  2. Stretch it Out – Incorporate a stretching routine. Some benefit from yoga. No matter what you do, stretching relaxes tense muscles and can decrease pain, tension and reduce stress. Check out this Bedtime Yoga Routine: Bedtime Yoga: Stretch Your Way to Better Sleep by Crane and Canopybedtime yoga
  1. Breathe- Being mindful of our breath is vital as we want to live healthy lives. Try this breathing exercise to encourage relaxation and lowering our stress-

Learn belly breathing with the following steps:

  • Sit down comfortably, or lay down on a yoga mat, depending on your personal preference.
  • Place one of your hands on your stomach, just below your rib cage. Place the second hand over your chest.
  • Breathe in deeply through your nostrils, letting your first hand be pushed out by your stomach. You should find that your chest stays stationary.
  • Breathe out through your lips, pursing them as if you were about to whistle. Gently guide the hand on your stomach inwards, helping to press out the breath.
  • Slowly repeat between 3 and 10 times.
  1. Read- Give your brain a good workout. Similarly, to how jogging increases cardiovascular health, not only does reading make you smarter, but it also boosts your brain power. Reading can be therapeutic while improving your memory and also reducing stress.book

As Dr. Seuss once wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

  1. Clean Your Home- A clean home really is a happy home. Get rid of the clutter and welcome the renewed energy and happiness in your home. Buildup in the home promotes stagnant-energy and isn’t good for the health. Open the windows, dust the furniture, clear the air, do what it takes to feel the clarity of a clean home.

Keep an Aromatherapy Diffuser in the room and use Essential Oils such as: Bergamot, Grapefruit, lemon, Orange, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Spruce and Lavender to purify the air. You can also try Fresh Air Eternity Blend.

  1. Detox Your Contact List- Who are the people that you are surrounding yourself with? In order to live a healthy, happy, and positive life, you have to surround yourself with people who promote just that.
  2.  Get a Massage- Not only can professional massage therapy relieve stress and decrease pain, it also may aid the body with detoxification as it helps to stimulate lymphatic flow.

Other benefits include:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

 

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