We all know that illness can be caused when toxicity in our body increases. To reduce toxicity you can always try weight loss detox with whole foods and detox recipes. But did you know that toxicity can be increased by stress. So why not try to reduce your stress first?
To reduce stress you can learn to relax, improve sleep quantity, or try some breathing exercises. If you reduce your stress you may be able to reduce female hormone imbalance and ease pre-menopausal and post menopausal symptoms.
There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi
One of the best stress reducers is to try to do nothing for five minutes. Can you do it? It will be even better if you lie down and put your legs up on the wall – in Legs-up-the Wall Pose. This detoxing pose will help you to relax, drain lymph from the legs and increase blood flow.
If you are not sure how to start, some directions from yogajournal.com might help:
Start with your support about 5 to 6 inches away from the wall.
Sit sideways on right end of the support, with your right side against the wall (left-handers can substitute “left” for “right” in these instructions).
Exhale and, with one smooth movement, swing your legs up onto the wall and your shoulders and head lightly down onto the floor.
The first few times you do this, you may ignominiously slide off the support and plop down with your buttocks on the floor. Don’t get discouraged. Try lowering the support and/or moving it slightly further off the wall until you gain some facility with this movement, then move back closer to the wall.
Try to relax on the floor doing nothing every day, and if you think you don’t have time, lie down while you watch TV, talk on the phone or plan a weekend getaway. Breathe, smile and be happy…..
Let us slow down and learn how to do nothing from time to time to feel and look fabulous, shall we?
Breathe, smile and be happy.
Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Counselor