morning rituals

Let the beginning of the day create gratitude, groundedness, and presence.

Wake up early before the sun rises. Enjoy the clarity and quietude of the morning.

Before rising from bed, look at your hands for a few moments, and then gently brush them over your face, then chest and waist, to cleanse the aura. Give thanks for the opportunity to be alive today and to fulfill your purpose.

Drink a glass of room temperature water to jumpstart the digestive system and flush any toxins built up.

Head to the bathroom. Have a healthy elimination down under! 😉

Next, have a cold shower. Cold showers stimulate metabolism, strengthen immunity, and promote healthy looking skin. If the idea of a cold shower is unappealing, have a hot shower and then finish with a 30-60 second rinse with cold water.

Pat dry the skin, and while the skin is still damp, apply a body cream (Plenty-Full Unscented, Morning Radiance, or Lotus of the Heart). Bask in your healthy glow.

Next, clean the mouth: start with brushing the teeth. Scrape the tongue with a tongue scraper, using 7-14 strokes in a back-to-front direction. Scraping the tongue helps remove toxins (ama), boosts the digestive fire (Agni), and improves your sense of taste.

Clean the face and eyes. In winter, you might splash warm water first, but then finish with cool water to improve circulation. In summer, use cold water to reduce inflammation. Splash cool water over the eyes, blinking seven times. Pat dry.

Hydrate the face with Morning Radiance cream. Breath in deeply the scents of lemongrass, eucalyptus, and basil to help wake up and brighten the senses. In winter you can get extra hydration by massaging in a few drops of the Full Circle Unscented Facial Serum that contains the enriching oils of rosehip and hazelnut. Finish off with the Clean Slate Facial Tonic Mist, aiming your face and just over the crown of the head to clean your aura. If the eyes are dry, give yourself an extra spritz into each eye (eyelids closed; just blink it in).

Move your body. This could be yoga, or anything! Just move. Jump in one spot if you have to. Movement improves circulation, strength, mobility, and endurance; it helps you get primed for your day so you can be ready for what comes.

Practise breathwork. Yogic breathing exercises (pranayama) increase vitality. On days when you are short on time or just don’t have the energy to move much, practising pranayama can do wonders for your sense of well-being.

Practise stillness in the form of meditation. Meditation helps ground the mind so you can open up to what lies ahead with confidence, resilience, and ease.

Close your practice by sending gratitude towards yourself for showing up and let the energy of appreciation guide you through your day.

Go forth and be victorious!

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