Hand Love Ritual

What you’ll need:

Towel

Ceramic bowl for soaking your hands

Hot water and or cold water

Essential oils of your choice

Himalayan pink crystal salt

Carrier oil/s of your choice

Cream (for post soaking)

Nail clippers etc.

Tray

Wear a short sleeve top.

Our organs of action and extensions of the heart. The HANDS! My greatest tool are my hands.

As a massage therapist and Yoga practitioner, it is imperative that I keep my hands in tip top shape. My hands need to be strong and in the best possible state, everyday!

I’m recovering from an injury that took me out of work-catching my dominant hand in a client’s gate! Very ouch! Fast forward 3 weeks, at this time of self isolation, it’s the perfect time to share a self love ritual I practice to help the healing along, giving my hands the TLC they need.

How are your hands today? How do they feel and look? When last did you give some TLC to your hands? I’m sure you will love this ritual. Adapt as necessary for yourself.

The Hand Love Ritual

Place all items to hand. Make sure you have exposed the hands and arms…

Boil the water, and have a separate bottle of cold water to hand, so you can regulate the water temperate.

Add a total of 9 (or less) drops of desired essential oil/s (today I’m using Lavender for healing and cleansing, Ginger for circulation, grounding and warmth, Rose Geranium for a homeostatic lift) into the bowel along with salt (use as much as you wish) and then add desired amount of oil (today I’m blending Cannabis oil (CBD) with Shea Butter (unrefined)). Then pour the hot water into the bowl, adding cold water afterwards as desired temperature is reached. Enjoy the aroma and therapeutic effects of the oils when pouring the hot water into the bowl, breathing into your nostrils. Soak hands until desired effect (or up to when your hands get wrinkly). Intuitively massage your hands during the soak. When finished soaking, rub your hands up and down the forearms and around the elbows, rubbing any excess oils into the exposed area of the arm. Dry your hands if necessary and pamper them by giving your hands a good manicure. After that, rub desired cream into your hands (if necessary) (today I’m using Arnica cream from Helios Pharmacy to aid healing). Now rest your hands and give thanks for them! Enjoy the feeling of all the TLC given to your hands!

CL

Ceramic bowel with oils, ready and waiting for salt, water and then the hands

Heart Breath

Finding your heart breath……….

Whatever form your body takes, relax into your breath, breathing through your nose, (seal your lips and relax your tongue), feel how the breath infuses itself straight from the lungs into the heart, allow the heart to relax deeper on an exhale -repeat as long as time allows.

Keep your mind’s eye focused on your heart breath cycle.

Notice and experience the effects of this breath on your body…..keep breathing smoothly, softly, slowly with focus and dedication- straight into your heart.

Enjoy.
CL

Breathing into neglected bodies

Filling my days, performing hours of bodywork and teaching yoga, I quietly observe the state of bodies. Bodies which have been neglected. Neglected by a conscious breathing cycle. The lungs have not received conscious breath! The most common visual is that the body presents as tight and painful, often there are acute or chronic symptoms, the skin also telling its own tale, with marks, spots or discolouration dotted around.

In order to restore vitality to the body, with immediate effect, we have to breath consciously. The conscious breath frees us from pain and tightness, allowing for comfort and freedom in new found spaces. This is the tool. The breath. This powerful tool is simple, and natural.

The breath allows us to surive, but the conscious breath enabes the vital energy, prana to be breathed into our lungs. Filling up vital and essential reseviors of extra energy needed for optimum health and wellbeing.

The trick is, …. to think about breathing whilst doing it!

Just think about your breath, and all will change. Especially your lungs. Relax your tongue, seal your lips together, and breathe into and out of your nostrils.

In order to ignite this vital aspect of our survival, and build pranic energy reserves, we just need to slow down and begin the conscious breathing cycle. Once you perform this very simple technique, you will immediately sense a new found state of awareness to your breath and body as well.

Two main things we should be doing in our life for an increased awareness to wellness, is to receive a massage/or some sort of bodywork as well as picking up the practice of breathing/or Yoga.

Get in touch with me if you would like any more information on Yoga or Bodywork. I’d be happy to guide you into your wellness. caron@cltherapies.co.uk

CL~

Wellness -a -wareness