Posted by: sakalaradiance | December 18, 2009

Staying Balanced and Radiant Through the Holiday Season

 Oh, the weather outside is frightful.  But, hopefully, your skin is not.  The hustle and bustle of these action-packed days makes us all wish for a few more silent nights.  As jingle bells are ringing and angels are singing, it becomes all the more important to take care of ourselves and take stock of our lives. 

 At DoshaCare, we have just what Santa ordered.  Keep shining through the holiday season by following these eight enlightening pathways to a healthier, happier, more radiant you:

1.            Rituals:  Rejuvenate the mind and body with a daily ritual that allows you to honor and respect who you are, and your contribution to the world. 

The simplest ritual can help you honor yourself – brushing your hair, applying lotion or taking a moment to look at your reflection in a mirror.

2.            Routine:  Develop a consistent pattern to rise and retire each day.  Ask yourself how much sleep you need each night and identify one change that might help you achieve a more consistent pattern in your daily routine.

3.            Self Massage:  Digest, transform and nourish the body by loosening and releasing the vital life energy fluids moving throughout the body.  Try using a dry brush on your skin to soften skin and stimulate blood flow.

4.            Quiet Reflection:  Daily reflection and meditation allows you to observe yourself and determine whether what you carry from the past is serving you in the present.  Take five minutes to close your eyes and sit quietly.  Focus on the air as it moves in and out of your nose.

5.            Daily Exercise:  Movement balances the mind, body and spirit.  Explore the form of exercise that best serves you.  Don’t forget to stretch and focus on breathing. 

6.            Vibrant Foods:  Our bodies need healthy, natural, dense foods to serve as the raw building materials for energy and functionality.  Choose foods that are organic, whenever possible, and that offer protection from the elements and nutrients that support the immune system.  Experiment with eating foods that represent the  6 senses of taste:  sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. 

7.            Hydration:  Drink water and eat liquid-based foods throughout the day to keep the metabolism working.  The clearer the liquid, the better.

8.            Affirmations:  Our thoughts create reality.  A conscious choice to live a happy, healthy life will trigger the immune system to release hormones that invigorate and feed every cell of the body.  Visualize the future you want, and carry it with you throughout your journey.   You can even write down your goal on a piece of paper and look at it every day over a period of 21 days to keep you motivated.

Have a happy, healthy, radiant holiday season.

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