Have you hit Christmas party burnout already? We so often try to fit too much into this time of year. An endless round of parties, seeing friends before the holidays, and the Christmas shopping dash. Feeling run down from too many late nights or long days means your immune system is that much more likely to come under attack. Protect yourself from colds and bacteria with these tried and tested home remedies.
Glow Yoga Teacher Zofia recommends:
Turmeric ginger tea - heat a teaspoon each of powdered turmeric and ginger in water in a saucepan, simmer for ten minutes, sieve into a mug and add honey and lemon to taste.
Glow Yoga Teacher Ruth swears by:
Hot water with the juice of a whole lemon and two teaspoons high UMF manuka honey for colds and sore throats.
Me personally? When I am feeling a bit under the weather and as if a cold is about to strike in the morning I make up a glass of 1 x Teaspoon olive leaf extract, 1 teaspoon elderberry extract mixed into a pint of water with grated ginger with the juice of ½ lemon. I carry around propolis lozenges for sore throat.
Try this restorative yoga pose to boost your energy
Legs up the wall, or Viparita Karani is a gentle and rejuvenating inversion. Lie on the floor with your legs up against the wall, or bend your knees and pop your calves up on the sofa, make sure your sit bones are up against the sofa or wall. Your arms are out in a cactus shape ( elbows bent and lower than shoulders and the back of the hands on the floor). With every exhale feel the muscles in the back soften and release a little bit more.
5 minutes in this pose is a reviving tonic for the whole system as blood from the lower body is circulated with a little help from gravity to the heart and head, the blood pools around the internal organs instantly reviving and refreshing you.
13 December 2016