The warmth of Spring is quickly making its debut. And as we begin this new season - many of us are diving deep into some Spring Cleaning. Now, Spring Cleaning isn't for just closets. It's also for our bodies.
When our bodies are overloaded, a detox is a simple and beneficial way to reset and remove toxins from the body. When done correctly — that is to say, in a healthy, safe and controlled environment —getting your body clean and healthy can result in a wide range of positive effects. Consider a liquid or juice cleanse for a short period of time or eliminate foods that do not serve our bodies such as sugar.
Our good friend and High Vibe Health Coach, Bobbi Diclaudio is one of our go-to resources for detoxing. Here is one of her favorite detox smoothies and delicious too:
RAW CACAO MILKSHAKE
Makes 1 Serving
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon of raw honey or 1-2 drops of stevia
ADD ALL THE INGREDIENTS TO A BLENDER. Blend until smooth.
Holing on to that extra little weight in the winter is, well, it happens to the best of us. Holding on to other things like emotions, fears, stress, and anxiety isn't good for anyone. Journaling is a great outlet to literally empty out your mind and clean out the old matter that we need to work through.
As we are ridding our physical space of unwanted items, these specific yoga poses help to release the old and make space for new inspiration.
Eagle Arms with Free Movement: This pose stretches the upper back, the upper lat muscles, deltoids, and shoulders
Low Lunge: This pose stretches the front of the legs, the hip flexors, the knees, and the ankles.
Squat: This pose stretches the hips, the glute muscles, the groins, the knees, the ankles, and the inner thighs.
Focus on something that brings you peace and call upon a feeling of tranquility. Allow the body to find stillness. Let go.