Morning Routine

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How we spend our morning sets the tone for our entire day, which sets the tone for our entire life. Creating a soothing, nourishing, and loving morning self-care routine is one of the most beneficial acts of love that we can give ourself!!! I love quiet and peaceful mornings to myself, the house is quiet and smells like coffee and the sun is rising over the lake in front of my house. This is my time!! I have admittedly been having a hard time waking up and caring for myself the past few weeks so to re-amp my morning routine I thought I would share it!!

First of all, get the coffee pot ready the night before!! It gives me the motivation to actually get out of bed (gasp) early!!! Every grown ass women needs a kick ass coffee maker, professional toothbrush and a luxury mattress πŸ’œ Now that we have that settled, this is my little morning routine.

*Drink warm lemon water. I cut lemon circles and seep them in boiling water for 5 minutes. This helps kickstart hydration in the body and helps to cleanse out toxins. First water, then coffee. Then more water!!! Then more coffee! β˜•οΈ

*Brush. Yes I obviously brush my teeth in the morning, but I also use a dry brush on my body and face. A dry brush is used out of the shower on completely dry skin. Always brush upwards towards the heart to help with circulation of the lymphs and facia and to help remove dead skin cells. Not only does this help with circulation of the body but it helps to remove toxins and improve the appearance of the skin. Always brush before your shower! 🚿

*Scrape your tongue with a tongue scraper. So gross, but another great way to rid the body of toxins.

*5-10 minutes of meditation or pranayama. Best way to start your day. Get centered, get focused, calm the body, set your intentions, realign your existence. I don’t play my guitar when it is out of tune… just saying!!! πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

*5-60 minutes of yoga or stretching. Usually I do closer to 5, but a couple days a week I really really try hard to do 30-45 minutes of yoga. Check out my 10 minute morning yoga sequence in past post!!

*Enjoy your day, put your best energy forward and make the most of your moments.

This is quite possibly our only life, let’s make it purposeful!!

Namaste πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’œ

Author: Carlene Haavig Yoga

Hello! My name is Carlene and I am a mom and certified yoga instructor. Thank you for joining me on my journey of motherhood, yoga, self-care, natural beauty, Ayurveda, simple + intentional living, mindfulness and all things eco friendly. Namaste!

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