A chance for you to spring clean your body
FEELING sluggish after winter? It’s natural that your body wants to cleanse after months of eating heavy foods and living a sluggish lifestyle.
There are ways to overcome this feeling and assist with cleansing your body. A healthy diet, increased activity, and avoiding alcohol are some of the ways.
Traditional therapies such as yoga and massage can also help.
Michelle Smail at Yoga for Life says her style of ayurveda yoga caters for people feeling lethargic and peps them up again through flowing movements that increase the body’s ability to build heat to remove toxins.
It’s a specific way of practicing yoga to encourage a balance in life, she said, and Ms Smail can tailor each program to individual needs.
“Revive, restore and renew,” are her words coming into spring.
“It’s liver season. Time to decongest your liver and optimize gall bladder function. Over winter, bile can build up and clog digestive systems. The lovely thing is, the body has a natural urge to cleanse,” she said.
She recommends drinking hot water to flush toxins and hydrate the body, and eating fresh food such as green leafy vegetables and berries and include warming spices such as turmeric to your cooking to help stimulate the digestive system.
Massage can also help. Her special form of abhyanga massage, a deeply penetrating warm oil massage that improves circulation and removes toxins, also assists in cleansing.
So a combination of ayurveda yoga, abhyanga massage and eating well is the ideal way to spring clean your body after a long winter of reduced activity.
For more information call Ms Smail at Yoga for Life at 0419 820 653.
MIND, BODY, SOUL: Yoga for Life's Michelle Smail does a shirodhara treatment on her sister, Nicki dePreu.