Daily Self Care During Cleansing
By Madhuri Phillips • April 4th, 2012 • 7432 Views
Doing a cleanse is far more then just changing the foods that you’re eating or cutting out coffee and alcohol. When you choose to cleanse you are choosing to take time out of your busy schedule to honour rest and rejuvenation. It is essential to do less, work less, talk less and ‘unplug’ to gain the full benefits of restoring the mind and body throughout your cleansing process.
Why? Well, we’re all on over drive and most of us are so stressed out that we don’t even realize the impact that a non-stop action packed life is having on our nervous system, organs and mind. Partly because it is considered ‘normal’ to live like this. It may be ‘normal’ but it sure isn’t natural. Cleansing allows you to press the reset button and provides insight into living and feeling differently.
So, here are some of my daily self care tips for you to use not only throughout your cleanse but even beyond!
1) Your day begins the night before.
You know how crummy you feel after a bad night’s sleep, right? How you’re feeling today is influenced tremendously by what time you went to bed last night and how well you slept. Getting to bed by 10pm will allow your body to restore and heal very important organs like the liver and spleen. Plan ahead and get a good night’s sleep to ensure that you’re fully rested and make the most out of your day tomorrow.
2) Set an intention.
Living intentionally is a sure-fire way that you’re launching yourself along the trajectory that you want to be on, not ending up somewhere you really didn’t want to be. Everyday set an intention for yourself first thing in the morning. State it. Declare it. Be clear and confident with it. Keep reminding yourself of your intention throughout the day. Your intention can be whatever feels appropriate for you that day or something you would like to cultivate more of in your life. If you can’t think of anything, start with (and say it with feeling), “Today is a great day!”
3) Scrape your tongue immediately upon waking.
Before you drink anything in the morning, get up and scrape your tongue (either buy a tongue scraper or use the back of a metal spoon for now). Take the tongue scraper from the back of your tongue to the tip and gently pull off any goopy gunk (known as ‘ama’...
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