Spring and autumn are important times of the year for detoxifying the body according to the ancient system of Ayurveda.
Spring detoxification is particularly important, because it acts as an antidote to the excesses that may have occurred during the winter, due to the body's tendency to accumulate more food, usually rich in fat, in order to respond to the low temperatures.
To maintain health and balance over time, Ayurveda suggests a daily detoxification protocol, as it recommends that we incorporate habits that will give us better health, more energy, a happy mood and prepare the body for the warmer months ahead.
Water with lemon
Start your day with half a lemon squeezed into a glass of lukewarm water.
This simple and so important drink cleans the digestive tract, detoxifies the liver, stimulates morning bowel movement, increases metabolism, prepares the stomach for good digestion. It also keeps the kidneys clean, as the citrates in lemon prevent the formation of stones from calcium oxalates. The slightly sour taste wakes up the body and gives us energy.
Daily tongue cleaning and oral cavity washes with coconut oil.
We will need :
-1 special tongue cleaner or a soft toothbrush
-1 tbsp. melted coconut oil or sunflower oil
After waking up in the morning, rinse the mouth with water and clean the tongue with a soft toothbrush or with the special tongue cleaner.
After that, we pack the teeth and gums for up to 15 minutes.
- Fights dental plaque
- Stops gingivitis
- Tightens the gums
- Prevents the accumulation of bacteria
- It benefits the tongue and strengthens the functioning of the organs.
- Eliminates unnecessary vata
- Frees the nasal cavity resulting in better absorption of prana from the nose and effective oxygenation of the brain.
- Eliminates accumulated toxins from the esophagus.
- They whiten teeth.
Evening primrose oil, rose oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil happily cover our need for rest, relaxation, while at the same time giving us healthy energy levels.
The massage is recommended upon waking up in the morning before or after a warm bath. If this is not possible, then it can be done during the day, avoiding going out in the strong sun.
How do we massage?
We start from the neck with circular movements parallel to the spine avoiding direct contact with the vertebrae.
We continue towards the shoulder joint, elbows, wrists and gently rub the fingers one by one.
We move towards the back and waist always parallel to the spine.
Then we make circular movements on the knee and ankle. We spend time on the foot and toes avoiding the bottom of the foot.
For better results we can heat the oil at a low temperature.
- Better oxygenation of vital organs such as the heart, lungs and brain.
- Increases blood circulation to muscle tissue and internal organs.
- It helps to eliminate toxins
- Evening primrose oil soothes the nervous system and helps tissue renewal, significantly improves joint mobility.
- Coconut oil effectively moisturizes the skin, since the triglycerides it contains are medium chain, which helps in easy absorption.
- Jojoba oil contains vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and slows down the aging process.
- It acts against cellulite by improving the texture and appearance of the skin and the whole process contributes positively to the mood and makes us more responsible for the care of the body.
In the spring, wonderful fruits and vegetables come to the fore, ready to colorfully decorate our kitchen counter.
- Asparagus: rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium.
- Antidote: their bitter taste helps purify the blood and liver.
- Spinach : Provides fiber, iron, calcium, riboflavin, folate. Due to the large amount of phenols, it exerts an anti-cancer effect.
- Beets: Contains the antioxidant beta-cyanine, which limits cell damage from free radicals, silicon for the regeneration of bones, nails, hair, and tendons. It also contains significant amounts of calcium.
- Fresh peas: Known for their content of vegetable protein, vitamin A and K, zinc, carotenoids and polyphenols.
- Artichokes: It has a diuretic effect, helps with good digestion and is an important source of fiber, vitamin A, potassium, sodium and iron.
- Cherries : The powerful antioxidants, anthocyanins, are found in sufficient quantity in cherries. They delay aging due to their melatonin content. Also, in their composition we will find potassium, iron and magnesium.
- Grape fruit: Contributes to reducing blood sugar and maintaining weight.
- Contains potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, vitamins A, C, B1, B6.
- Apricots: Rich in beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, lycopene and therefore beneficial for eyesight. Antioxidants such as catechin, flavonoids, vitamin A and C.
- Forest fruits: the well-known berries, some of them are strawberries, blackberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and blueberries. They particularly benefit people with low levels of iron, as they help its absorption since the presence of vitamin C also contributes to this. They are considered superfoods, due to the fact that they regulate sugar, reduce cholesterol, contain beta-carotene, vitamins A, B1, zinc , phosphorus and calcium.
Improvise and turn your kitchen into a culinary studio, making your own dishes, nutritious juices, healthy smoothies and colorful salads. In spring we want to be happy and share this joy with friends. It is the time when the low temperatures of winter recede and we become more receptive to the beneficial energies of nature. A refreshing and promising picnic with the family is the best anti-anxiety medicine!!