This week’s edition of the Midway Simplicity Tips of The Week comes from Laura Plumb. It is all about good HEALTH habits!
Breathe deep. Breathe with awareness. Breathe light, love and gratitude into your whole being and feel what a miracle you are.
Say a prayer, meditate, or listen to inner silence. Visualize beauty, feel your aliveness, imagine a day full of possibility.
Splash your face with cold water. Cup water to your open eyes to clear & refresh.
Spoon an ounce of sesame oil into your mouth and swish for 20 minutes.
Massage your whole body with sesame oil, let it absorb for 20 minutes, then shower.
Add the juice of half a lemon to an 8 ounce glass of room temperature or warm water and drink on an empty stomach.
Start your day with movement: yoga asana, a brisk walk, joyful dance, a swim… and feel your heart pulse with energy and life.
Drink ginger tea with your meals; alternatively, mint or fennel tea if you run hot.
Align with nature’s rhythms. Live seasonally. Cultivate quiet and warmth in winter; heat and movement in spring; cool and soothing in summer; slow and steady in autumn. Eat seasonally, too. All of the world’s healthiest foods are seasonal!
Get to bed by 10pm and aim for 8 hours of restful sleep. Listening to sweet music. A guided visualization or yoga nidra will help.
Laura Plumb is the founder of VedaWise, a teaching, healing and wise living institute devoted to the traditional knowledge and science of the Vedas, offering online Consultations, Courses and Training in Ayurveda, Yoga, Mind-Body Therapies, Nutrition, Meditation and Jyotish. She is also the co-founder of DYSHA, the Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts, which trains Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists, and offers Wellness Retreats in America, Europe and India. She blogs at Food-ALoveStory.com.