I greet the day with gratitude and a deep breath.
I release negativity as I exhale.
Off and on during the day I will stop and take a few deep breaths.
I fill my lungs and enjoy the oxygen rush!
I exhale for a count of ten.
*Extracts toxins from deep within the tissues
*Eliminates toxins through the urinary tract
*Relieves fluid retention
*Helps metabolize and eliminate fat
*Promotes weight loss
Note: Do not drink after 6pm to avoid disturbing sleep due to the diuretic effect.
Recipe: Boil one handful of whole grain (not "pealed") barley in 6 cups of water for 15 minutes. Strain the barley out and pour the water into a thermos. Drink the water through out the day.
I pour mine into a pitcher.
Some people need rice water.
It is high in nutrition.
Not on my plan.
It is suggested to go to bed during Kapha time, before 10 pm, and arise before 6am, in Vata time. By giving our bodies this 8 hour rest period we are giving our bodies the best opportunity for daily rejuvenation. Sleeping during Pitta time, 10pm-2am, is sleeping during the best time for our metabolism to clean the body of toxins and impurities.
I remember, "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
I like getting up with the birds. Going to bed "on time" has taken me awhile to adjust to.
I have been working on getting the bedroom as pleasant as possible.
I ordered two sets of organic bamboo sheets. They are soft and comfortable. I also found a silk blanket that is warm and not too heavy. I am thinking about ordering a Spring nightgown and robe set. Keeping my night dress comfortable and pretty is one way to get me to get ready for bed early! I like this company. I like their oragnic products and their commitment to fair trade. Gaiam Living often inspires me!
I have cleaned and scrubbed and organized the bedroom. It is one of my favorite rooms now. I almost always have a flower on my night stand and some lavender under my pillow.We set up the night stands with reading lamps. My husband set up a small cd player on the lower shelf of one of the nightstands. We listen to music and read each night before shutting off the lights. I look forward to getting ready for bed. I love our daily down time.
I am supposed to have a cup of tea first thing each morning. Waiting on the kettle was a bother. I bought two carafes, one for hot water and one for coffee.
Before I go to bed each night I boil up some water and fill the silver carafe. It is still hot in the morning. My husband leaves me a cup of hot coffee in the black stainless steel carafe.
I am learning how to enjoy getting ready for bed and the next morning.
I receive a news letter every month called, Namaste.
It is written by Deepah Chopra. This month it is about Doshas and the Ayruveda Way.
Do you have a night time routine? Do you have a bed time?