Routines, especially Morning Routines are those things that if done correctly keep us motivated, help us achieve our goals, lose weight, do all the things we need to do in one day,etc.. If not used correctly, they can be felt like a limbo, a trap, that is very hard to get out from.
I am a huge fan of routines, they help me by keeping me grounded and if I am healthy is mostly due to my commitment to some routines I want to share with you.
One of the main addition to my morning routine is Tongue Scraping.
If you don’t know what this is, it’s done by a metal tool (in the heading photo) and first thing first in the morning I take it and scrape my whole tongue, from back to front. This is an Ayurvedic practice. Ayurveda says that by scraping your tongue in the morning ( also before bedtime) helps remove the white debris on your tongue, which is called “Ama” and it’s believed to be a toxic residue of undigested food. Now, you may notice that the white stuff goes all away in one hit, other times the tongue remains kind of white. Don’t panic, don’t over scrape it. Ayurveda uses Tongue diagnosis which is an amazing tool for diagnosing someone’s state of health, sometimes it’s too Yellow, White or Red. I am not here to diagnose you, but removing the debris, is eliminating toxins that would otherwise go in your body, gut and create digestive issues and discomfort. Also makes your breath much much fresher.
This tool can be purchased from any Indian shop, mine was only $3 dollars.
Another Morning routine I recently took on is to drink x2 big glasses of warm water as soon as I wake up. After 7-8 hours of sleep, our body is very dehydrated and craves water. It also tells your digestive system “wake up” in a lovely gentle way, so we can get ready for your first meal of the day.
Lastly, Oil Pulling. This is a bit of a debated one, I heard people swearing by it and others saying it’s futile. I like to do it anyway, as I can feel the difference in my mouth freshness. Basically, oil pulling is taking a TBSP of coconut oil and keep it in your mouth, and move it around like you would with mouthwash, for about 10-20 mins depending on how much time you have or how much you think you need it.
I actually have other few morning routines but are very closely related to my Dosha (body type) so I won’t share them, as yet 🙂
and you? what are your routines??
let me know! xx