If you’re coming out of the holiday haze feeling like you could use a total body detox, you’re not alone. And, there’s no better time than now. We know some of you might be thinking….”I don’t have the willpower or even the desire” to do a detox. We get it! Here are 5 hacks that we have been doing over the last couple of months that can help your mind and body detox.
Drink enough water
Drinking the required amount of water on a daily basis will help eliminate toxins from your body. Some of our favourite Water Detox Recipes include squeezing lemon and adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to warm (or hot) water. It will help jump start your morning and detoxification process.
Dry brush your body
We have heard of the many benefits of how it helps the body detoxify itself naturally however we get it, the thought of surrendering yourself to dry brush sounds meh. So we tried it ourselves and surprisingly it exfoliated our skin into a smoother state. Start from your feet and work up in sweeping motions toward your heart to wake up your body. Go easy on yourself and be gentle. Avoid the "wrestled with the cat look!" When you’re ready to shower, use mild body wash. Caution: for those with more sensitive skin (eczema, psoriasis etc.) should avoid this.
2 minutes of mindful breathing
Inhale, Exhale – controlled breathing exercises can help keep your mind and body in shape, lowering blood pressure, promoting feelings of calm and relaxation, while relieving stress. Some of our favourite breathing exercises include (i) Headspace, (ii) Calmand (iii) Inscape
Detox Baths can help remove toxins and introduce beneficial minerals for the skin to soak in while you relax and recharge. Some of our favourite include Salt Detox which helps draw out toxins from the body to Clay Detox which brings out impurities from the skin
Try yoga to increase your mobility and movement. Easy yoga poses can also help detox and cleanse your body and inserting regular practice into your daily routine will boost your strength and flexibility. Some basic poses to start with include Child's Pose, Downward Facing Dog or Reclined Twist pose. Hold these positions for as long as you can and repeat.
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