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I hope you're reading this feeling refreshed after the end of year holidays - a great time to connect with family and friends and focus more on what feels fun to you. This kind of 'break' during a Seasonal Solstice can be a great refresher for your perspective. You get to decide what you want to keep and what needs a change!
I'm not talking New Years resolutions as we know them. I'm referring to an opportunity to harness the forces of Nature and the space a holiday allows to reflect on what's serving you well and change what's not! Reflection is potential - the next step is to choose at that moment that you want to shift into feeling better in your body.
Now's the time to get clear on the way forward for yourself.
Contrary to what we may think, the best way to reach your health goal is to create a vision of what a fabulously healthy you looks like, how does she feel? Then commit to your why, why do you want to be like that? Then go find one of the many ways 'how' to get the outcome you want.
If you approach your health problems the other way around, looking for how to get better, you'll likely end up Googling lots and going in circles trying lots of different things!
To become someone healthier you'll likely need to learn new skills and use different tools, lean on support of mentors and a community of like minded folk. This way you're 80% likely to reach your health goals. If you're considering going it alone, be aware it's possible but hard work and you're 10% likely to reach your goals. If you're considering a course, look for one that has all the elements of success built in or it'll fail on you. Would you like to get professional perspective on what's the best next step or some options for you? Book a FREE call with Lesley and breathe relief knowing there's a way.
You can have sustainable health by increasing your self-care ability. Start tomorrow morning daily Abhyanga Snehana (self-massage with oil) and give your whole system more integrity and build your immunity simultaneously.
Snehana, the self loving act of applying oil to your body, gets you refreshed and ready for your day.
Organic cold pressed black sesame oil, pure and simple, is enough to give you relief from aches, pains and even acne! It's warming and deeply penetrating which reduces painful Vata type issues and clears congested Kapha type problems.
Black sesame is great for nourishing bones, muscles, skin and hair. It's even been used in Oil Pulling instead of the popular coconut oil, and has the same benefits.
We're just like you and can sometimes forget the basics that are just so good at keeping us feeling great in our body. We recently remembered our black sesame oil and it's been amazing twice a day giving relief from aching bodies that sat too long in front of the computer! Prevention is always better than cure, so now we're oiling every morning at shower time and before sleep and doubling down on the stretching ;) This is the way to build immunity and a buffer to lean into on those days where we give extra output.
Black sesame oil is helping a few lovely ladies soothe their acne flares after making the best decision to come off the contraceptive pill Yes, oil for clearing acne! It provides connectivity in the skin tissue and this integrity enables the lymph and circulatory systems to do a better job at cleaning and nutrifying the skin. PLUS black sesame is full of wonderful nutrients itself which all leads to regulated hormones and the beautiful cycle continues.
Black sesame oil is high in oleic, linoleic acids, omega-6, and rich in vitamin E, magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin B6.
Some people find oiling their skin before a shower best, while others notice their skin can work with the oil better during a shower. Either way what you're after is removal of impurities as they adhere to one end of the fat molecule and is washed away, while the other end is absorbed and nourishes and cleans deeper in the 7 layers of skin tissue. Of course you can use sesame oil as a moisture barrier after your shower. This is a great way to protect your skin if you work in air-conditioning.
Here at AyurB we've got an amazing line up of medicated herbal oils that we use in treatments (not listed online - reach out if you're in Byron area and interested in Abhyangha, Pitchu or Basti) and will be bringing them to you in store through 2018. In the mean time order yourself some pure cold pressed organic black sesame oil and give yourself a daily Snehana, plus rub your feet at night, to build clarity and integrity simultaneously. Abhyanga is one of the fundamentals of Ayurvedic Dinacharya.
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