Outer Beauty is an Inside Job!
~Follow the guidelines for balancing your specific constitutional type (make a consultation appointment to find out your unique constitution).
~Upon waking, drink a large glass of warm water. You can add a squeeze of fresh lemon.
~Dry brush skin (towards the heart) to activate lymph flow (to de-stagnate from inactivity during the night)
~Mini-self oil massage (also called abhyanga) with plain sesame oil or an oil that is specifically for balancing your constitution or imbalance.
~Shower (add in 30 seconds of cold water rinse if your constitution is strong. Especially get cold water on the upper chest and throat areas to stimulate the thyroid. This stimulating “hydrotherapy” helps to activate the metabolism and also moves lymphatic fluid).
~Pranayama: Nadi shodhana (see the Nadi Shodhana page for instructions) and Brahmari pranayama support relaxation and the endocrine system.
~Cat/Cow: Helps to lubricate the spine and move cerebral spinal fluid.
~Meditate or do any other relaxation practices that you enjoy.
~Walk or do other enjoyable, stress-reducing forms of exercise.
~Drink plenty of non-caffeinated, non-sugary beverages. Try to sip warm water throughout the day (it helps hydrate cells and move lymphatic fluid)
~Eat high quality organic fats, especially ghee and coconut oil, especially if you have a high Vata constitution.
~Cultivate appreciation for beauty of all kinds! One of my favorite “beauty icons” is elder Georgia O’keefe -no Botox for for this beauty!
Disclaimer: the information contained in this blog article is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. It is intended for use by Vivian Linden’s clients who have been assessed in her practice. Consult your healthcare practitioner and use at your own risk.