Ways To Detox Your Body!


I have been living pretty unhealthy lately, and decided to make some changes, the body is a marvellous the thing is, though, when we overload our own bodies with toxins – through things like unclean, processed foods; chemical-laden beauty products; alcohol; and especially negative thoughts – our systems don’t function as efficiently as they truly should. To help get ourselves back on track, it’s about eating clean, avoiding chemicals, getting enough sleep, moving our bodies, and avoiding negativity. But, since I know you already know all of that, here are a couple more things you can do to help move those toxins through your body so that they can be removed for good.


Yoga

Now I am NO expert and I have only recently started but Yoga is fantastic.
In addition to helping detoxify the mind, yoga is a beautiful practice for cleansing the body. The pushing, pulling, stretching movements of every part of your body – in combination with deep, rhythmic yogic breathing – cleanses the body by helping along the removal process of waste products throughout. One of the very best yoga poses for detoxification? Downward dog.


Abhyanga Massage

My friend introduced this to me literally two weeks ago (and I am a fan!) This is an ayurvedic massage performed by vigorously stroking the skin in upward motions toward the heart, using a special oil blend that corresponds to your primary dosha. According to the ayurvedic practitioner, I saw Abhyanga “moves obstruction in the lymphatic and circulatory systems, which enhances the health of the skin, organs, and endocrine system.” Daily Abhyanga, usually performed on one’s own self, is one of the main practices in Ayurveda. If you aren’t familiar with it, though, I would suggest your first experience to be a treatment performed by a well-versed ayurvedic practitioner. It’s incredible, and you will not regret it.


Oil pulling

If you’re not yet aware, (and I wasn't) oil pulling is an ancient Indian practice performed by swishing a high quality oil (such as organic unrefined coconut oil) in the mouth for about 20 minutes, aiming to pull toxins from the body. Studies show that oil pulling has incredible benefits for oral health – like whitening teeth and preventing disease – but many believe that this practice can help remove toxins from the entire body, bringing overall health to a maximum.



Dry brushing

This practice is similar to Abhyanga in that it stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems, helping to speed up the removal of metabolic waste from the body. It also offers a ton of other benefits, from unclogging the pores and exfoliating the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite and possibly even improving digestion. All you need is a good body brush with natural bristles. Before you bathe, brush your dry skin in large, upward stroking motions, always going towards the heart – this encourages lymph flow in the proper direction. Once you’ve finished, take your shower, and emerge with smooth skin and a soothed mind. (Read our post about dry brushing!)

What other ways to you help your body to detoxify itself? Please share!



8 comments:

  1. Great post, I've never heard of oil pulling before, but it sounds like it's worth a try! :)
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  2. Wow, that oil pulling thing sounds weird... I hadn't heard about any of those except for yoga... How many of those have you tried?

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    1. all expect pulling with oil, but I have it on my to do list!

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  3. Loving the last one! I have to try that! X

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