In part one we looked at starting your day with some breathing, gratitude and simple stretches and today we are looking at early morning hygiene.

Tongue scraping is an ancient ayurvedic, or yogic practice but it still has great benefits today! Since I started including it in my morning hygiene routine I have noticed a big difference. Our deepest daily cleansing cycle happens at night while we sleep. During this time the body deposits some of the toxins drawn out onto the tongue. Cue that cotton-like feeling we often get after a heavy sleep!! Tongue scraping first thing in the morning, before brushing your teeth or drinking anything, prevents these toxins getting reabsorbed into the body. Buy them here from Life Cleanse for €5

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Then every other day I do coconut oil pulling to help keep my gums healthy. Swish it around your mouth for 10-15 minutes to help draw out toxins. I usually do this when I’m in the shower. Make sure to put it into tissue paper to dispose of it as otherwise it can block the drain.

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LEMON WATER

Then I have some lemon water where I squeeze half a lemon into warm water or room temperature water. I add Apple Cider Vinegar too some days because of the great health benefits. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been known to help with so many health issues from skin irritations to acid reflux, your health health and even diabetes.

Overall these habits can help with your energy and digestion and can help to give you a boost before your day gets started.

Your morning hygiene routine really can help you to start your day the right way every day!!

So how do you start your day? I would love to hear from you. Please comment below

Shine bright

Ali xx

STARTING YOUR DAY THE RIGHT WAY – WITH INTENTION – PART 1

Author Alison Canavan

Alison Canavan is a mum, model, writer, presenter and a health and wellbeing coach. In her new website Be Complete she ties together all her passions in one place. You will find articles on parenting, health, nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, meditation, beauty and much more. Click here to read more about Alison

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