The essentials listed below are cleansing boosters. They can help ease the physical symptoms you may experience and help work through any emotions or discomforting thoughts that come up.
Water helps eliminate toxins from the body. It also keeps all your vital organs hydrated and functioning properly. When your organs are functioning properly you will detox at a more rapid rate. Dehydration does not feel good when you’re cleansing, it only magnifies the uncomfortable side effects of the cleanse. So drink LOTS of water and then drink some more water! 😉
2. Pranayama (Breath Work)
Breathing is such an autonomous part of our bodily functions that we really never pay attention to it at all. But, if you stop whatever you are doing and observe it mindfully, you will know how you are inhaling and exhaling air into your lungs.
Proper breathing will bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain. Better breathing calms and stimulates the nervous system and balances the brain hemispheres. I like doing breath work in the morning and before bed.
Try the following exercise:
- Breathe in through the nose for 6 counts
- Hold for 6 counts
- Exhale for 6 counts
- Hold for 6 counts
- Repeat 1-4
3. Turn Up The Heat
Steam rooms and saunas are one of the most effective ways to flush toxins from your body. Grab a towel and water bottle and head to your local gym or spa for a sweat session. Remember to drink extra water to replenish and re-hydrate your body.
4. Flush Out Toxins
Everyone’s body reacts different to cleansing. Sometimes you eliminate a lot of old sludge during a cleanse and sometimes you can feel constipated. When you do extended cleanses you are not putting any fiber in your diet so your digestive system slows down. Proper elimination is an important part of the journey to health and it is crucial to get out old sludge. I suggest that you either take natural laxative teas or schedule a colonic.
5. Nurture Your Soul
Meditation is a great way to calm your nervous system and take care of your mind and soul. Just taking 10 minutes of your day can drastically improve your mental and physical well being. It can help start your day in a centered, calm state or take you into dream land feeling relaxed and safe before bedtime.
6. Catch Your ZZZs
A solid night of sleep is incredibly rejuvenating for the body and spirit. Your body heals when you are sleeping and during times of rest is where all the amazing benefits of cleansing take place.
7. Work It Out
Boost your organism and get your bowels flowing with activity. The deeper breathing that comes with exercise improves circulation, increases oxygenation of the blood and helps flush toxins and cellular waste from the body. Exercise decreases stress hormones, such as cortisol, and increases endorphins.
8. Have A Blast
Cleansing is one of the best things you can do for your body. So why not have fun while you’re pampering your insides to the max? Do an avocado face mask, the fats in avocados are so hydrating for your skin. Drink your juices out of a martini glass or add paper umbrellas, drinking from sexy glasses is always a good time. Recruit a friend to cleanse with you and buy each other a reward for completing the cleanse. Doing cleanses with friends is so much easier in my opinion. You can rely on them for support and you can take fitness or yoga classes together.