slowly coming back into my body and mind from a long sleep. I used to wake up to an alarm clock and jump out of bed and go-go-go – I always felt rushed and stressed. That was the WORSE thing I could do for my body and mind. Now, when the alarm goes off, I hit the snooze button once or twice (I set the alarm 10 – 20 minutes prior to “needing” to be up) and gently come into my body along with saying GRATITUDES and VISUALIZATION for the day. I feel calm and peaceful. I then go into the bathroom and do the following in this order: (about 25 – 30 minutes)
of warm water
(3 cups) of hot lemon water, which helps evacuate the bowels and stimulate digestion. This is also great for alkalizing the body and boosting the immune system. At this time, I take my liver cleansing supplements, flax oil capsules, B12 and D3.
of yoga). I fit it in whenever I can during the day. I LOVE Rebounding at home and go to a yoga class (1 hour practice) several times a week (I adore my yoga teacher, Heather and her classes). Come up to visit me sometime and I’ll take you to one of the classes. Light exercise that enhance balance and flexibility is best for a Vata body type. Take care not to push yourself too far and exceed the limits of your energy. Beneficial activities for Vatas include: yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, walking and short hikes, light bicycling, light tennis, golf, dance, and aerobics. Just move the body to get the circulation going and stimulate lymph system (Rebounding and yoga encompasses all of this AND it’s FUN!!)
6:30: anything from kitchari, hot blended veggie soups, roasted root veggies, warm salads, baked sweet potato with chevre goat cheese and side of steamed asparagus, or baked spaghetti squash with marinara, goat cheese and fresh basil (LOVE!). These are just some recipes in the regular rotation right now, but I like to try out new recipes all the time too.
10:30. Lately, if I can work it in, I LOVE taking a HOT aromatherapy bath followed by lightly oiling my entire body with sesame oil. I will do some light yoga stretching and alternate nostril breathing before getting into bed and then I am calm, relaxed and drift off to sleep with no problem. I have been taking a magnesium supplement at night and have been sleeping like a baby with a straight 8 hours (no more waking up at 2 or 3 in a.m. and laying awake for hours! Thankfully!!)
Luckily my friend and guest blogger, Holly Clegg, hasa couple terrific ideas for mom’s specialday from MexicanBreakfastCasserole for breakfast in bed to a brown sugar scrub thatcaneasily be made by the kids asa lovely homemade gift for mom