Day 3 - Anytime Anywhere SUPER ELIXIR Reset

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Day 3 - Anytime Anywhere SUPER ELIXIR Reset

Day 3 of your exclusive 4 day personal reset with Tara Curran from Skin Food Talk and Heather Lilleston from Yoga for Bad People. 

Nurture and nourish your skin, mind and body on day 3 of the Anytime Anywhere SUPER ELIXIR Reset.


SKIN

Image by @heatherlilleston

Jade Rolling

One of the simplest and most effective beauty secrets I've come across to date is jade rolling. This practice is similar to dry brushing, but specifically for the delicate skin on your face. It’s great for lymphatic drainage and can reduce morning puffiness. It has also shown the benefit of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles when done consistently.

How to: Using your jade roller, move in upward motions starting at the chin, gently rolling it over the skin. Continue to do this motion on your cheeks, under the eyes, up your nose, and across the forehead.


NOURISHMENT

Healthy go-to snacks 

It’s always a good idea to have food around the house that is easy to grab and go and provide an energy boost. It is also important to have snacks to keep your blood sugar stabilised in between meals. Blood sugar is key to keeping your hormones balanced and reducing PMS, and painful periods. A snack bar is one of my favorite things to make to provide a few day’s worth of quick nourishment.

Try this recipe I created with the SUPER ELIXIR Greens.

SUPER ELIXIR Snack Bars

1 tablespoon SUPER ELIXIR Greens

2 cups gluten-free rolled oats

10 medjool dates (remove pips)

5 tablespoons water

¼ cup raw cashew butter

3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

1 teaspoon vanilla

pinch of sea salt

 

Put oats in a blender or food processor and blend until they turn into a flour-like consistency.

Add shredded coconut and vanilla and blend.

Add the dates and water and blend.

Add in the cashew butter and blend.

At this point, the mixture should be sticking together! Scoop out mixture with a tablespoon, spread out onto baking pan or roll into balls, and put in the fridge to firm up.



MEDITATION

It’s Just the Weather. It’s Always Changing.

If you are having a challenging time not being engrossed in your thoughts, think of the mind like a clear blue sky. The thoughts, the judgments, the memories, the inner dialogue, the inner chatter, the blah blah blah, the to-do list, the worries, the fantasies, all of it, are like clouds passing through the blue sky of your mind.

The next step in the 10 minute a day meditation series, is to find your supportive back body. The back of your skull, the spread of your shoulder blades and the length of your tailbone, so that you feel like you are upright leaning back into the support of your back body; as if you are in a rocking chair. From that vantage point, you can imagine that your meditation practice is like watching the chit-chat walk ahead of you, while you hang back into the spaces in your being that are quiet. They are there, and if you wait, they will eventually be forced to reveal themselves. Find your back body and watch the clouds pass. 10 minutes only.


YOGA

Image via @taracurran_

Crescent Lunge with a Twist

Now that you have been on the SUPER ELIXIR for a few days, and taking care of yourself, let’s add in some twists to support any necessary detoxing that is ready to go down. Crescent Lunge is a great way to open the front body, learn how the pelvis can support the lift of the upper chest and torso and flush out the hip flexors. With an added twist, you stimulate the digestive system and open up the thoracic spine in the upper back.

    1. From Down Dog or hands and knees, step one foot forward between your hands.
    2. Slide the back knee back behind the hip and make sure the front knee is above the ankle. Point the back foot and ground the back baby toe
    3. Take the hands to the outer hips and internally rotate the back leg and externally rotate the front leg like you are giving yourself a mini adjustment.
    4. Lift the arms up by the ears and lengthen the waist.
    5. Twist first to the right, hooking the elbow outside the bent leg knee. Place the hands in a prayer or make a fist with the bottom hand and cup the fist with the other hand on top.
    6. Breathe 5 breaths. Switch sides.
    7. Rest in a child’s pose after both sides for a few breaths.