Creating a morning ritual

May 7, 2018

 

The way we begin each day is just as important to how we end it, our morning rituals create the framing for how our day will play out, and what we feed our body in the mornings after we "break the fast" (breakfast) is super important.

My morning ritual always include some kind of movement that varies as the body needs variety in order to feel nourished, my morning ritual of movement are things like : 

- walks on the beach

- a moderate pace bike ride

- an antigravity class

- a barefoot class

- a swim at the beach

- a morning canoe

 

Your choice of movement first things is so important, high intensity classes are generally a NO NO, as we wake the body releases a hormone called cortisol, a stress hormone used to wake the body up.  HIIT training first thing also adds another layer of this by stressing the adrenals, so can have an opposite effect of actually leaving you feeling tired at the end to the day.  

Opt for something gentle to moderate, a bit of sweating and increase to heart rate is ok, but nothing that leaves you feeling as though you need to vomit.  

The aim for morning exercise is to feed hydration back into the tissues after being sedentary for up to 8 hours. 

Because the movement is gentle, I usually just have a cup of tea before heading out, and make sure I eat when I return home. 

 

After my movement I make sure I nourish the body with a range of 8 products each chosen for their ability to 

-improve digestion and vitamin and mineral uptake

- boosting my immune system

-supporting healthy gut and thyroid function

-reducing inflammation in the body

- feed the body nourishment

 

MIX TOGETHER WITH A GLASS OF WATER AND DRINK: 

1. 1 tablespoon of CHIA SEEDS 

Chia is full of Omega 3 fatty acids needed for healthy heart function, high in antioxidants which reduce free radicals in the body, high in fibre for improved digestion, iron for immune system and calcium for healthy bones.

2. 1 tablespoon of Miss Vitality Elevate

Elevate is a nutrient dense powdered greens and reds which promotes collagen production, reduces inflammation in the body, is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, feeds the gut promoting good gut health, strenghtens capillaries and is highly alkaline (reduces acidity in the body).  Miss Vitality Elevate is low in fruit content when compared to other super greens, making it better for the body, only containing 0.45g of sugars per serve.

TIP : MISS V PRODUCTS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM TRACY AT FLOW MOVEMENT SPACE

3. 1 tablespoon of gut loving Gelatin 

Gelatin is great for improving gut health and digestion, it protects the joints and improves elasticity in the skin, it reduces joint pain and promotes healthy bones

TIP : buy organic grass fed gelatin as there is less processing and refining.

 

TAKE 1 TABLESPOON EACH

1. Coconut oil - is great for lowering cholesterol, is a potent antibiotic improving immunity, assists digestion and helps with vitamin and mineral absorbtion

TIP : BUY COLD PRESSED ORGANIC

2. Flaxseed oil - is high in omega 3 fats, high in protein and fibre improving digestion and promoting healthy muscle growth, reduces inflammation in the body

 

TAKE 1 TABLET DAILY

1. Miss Vitality Illumination formula - is a highly concentrated multivitamin, supports the immune system and promotes a healthy thyroid function.

TIP : MISS V PRODUCTS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM TRACY AT FLOW MOVEMENT SPACE

 

DRINK 1/2 GLASS A DAY

1. Grapefruit juice - great for the liver, gives the body a superboost of Vitamin C which supports our immune system, high in fibre and helps lower blood sugar for diabetics or insulin resistance.

 

APPLY TOPICALLY TO UNDERARMS AND PELVIS

1. 2 - 3 drops of Doterra Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit oil is a great stimulant for the lymphatics.  The lymphatic system is responsible for the removal of interstitial fluid from tissues. It absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats as chyle from the digestive system. It transports white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones.  Grapefruit oil is also fantastic for boosting the immune system.

TIP : DOTERRA GRAPEFRUIT OIL CAN BE PURCHASED FROM TRACY VIA FLOW MOVEMENT SPACE.

 

 

 

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