Nourish your body during winter
When I think of nourishing my body for winter, protection from the elements is my first thought. Then I remember the teaching of the wisdom of the seasons specific to this time of the year. Listening – Nourishing – Resting. These are some of the keywords describing the winter seasonal teachings. As we are approaching Yule with the winter solstice celebration, we are continuing to go within, to become quiet, to listen to our deepest needs and to allow the body to rest and repair. Therefore, when I think of nourishing my body during this season, I will follow the same movement. Here are some ideas to invite you to get into the winter movement.
Journey with the seasonal ritual boxes
Let us journey with my seasonal ritual boxes, they have been designed to lead the way. Combining nature’s herbs, lotions and therapeutic oils with ritual and seasonal celebrations will guide us effortlessly into rest and rejuvenation.
Did you know that in ayurvedic medicine (an ancient health system of India) the application of therapeutic oils is a fundamental element for a healthy body. In contemporary culture we know that the skin is our largest organ, our protection, a mirror of our inner health and that the skin is able to absorb nutrients to deliver them right into our system.
Make your morning shower a nourishing ritual
The morning shower routine is a great opportunity to create a nourishing ritual.
- Choose a soap and a shampoo bar which are natural and feel good to the touch – maybe even with a slight exfoliation effect to help the skin shed dry cells.
- Choose your products for their natural therapeutic fragrance to get an aromatherapy effect.
- Find an exfoliant for the face and body which nourishes your skin as you exfoliate.
- Use dry body brushing to stimulate circulation.
- After your shower, when your skin is still warm and moist, use a body salve, lotion bar or hydrating body lotion to nourish your skin.
- Enjoy the combination of touch and fragrance as you apply the lotions to your body.
Et voilà. A beautiful nourishing ritual for every day.
Seasonal Skin Care Boxes
Make time for a winter ritual
To nourish your mind and soul, make time for a winter ritual. We celebrate this season with the winter solstice – December 21st. If that is too busy a time for you, schedule a better time between the holidays or even in January when the kids are back in school. The important part is that you have a true moment of silent reflection to contemplate your deepest longings and connect with your inner wisdom. In the Winter Solstice Ritual Box you will find all products, guidance on how to prepare your ritual and inspiration on what questions we should ask ourselves during this period of the year.
“The seasons bring wisdom which inspires us to make positive changes in our lives.”
More ideas on how to nourish your body during winter
Add nourishing herbs to your diet
Herbal infusion is the easiest way to ensure a healthy supply of minerals and nutrients. Choose your favorite herbs to make delicious herbal teas. Mint, Chamomile, Cedar leave, Nettle, Lemon Balm, Anise Hyssop, Thyme, and Lemon Verbena are some of my favorites. I combine them depending on my needs and likes. You may also check out Nourishing Herbal Infusion by Susun Week as a deep nourishing treatment during the winter.
Ensure adequate physical exercise
Of course, it is important to move your body and get fresh air, but sometimes strenuous physical exercise can be exhausting during cold winter days. You may like to choose a more nourishing and meditative yoga practice.
Strengthening your nervous system
Resting is such an important part of our winter routine. But too much sleep can leave us with a heavy feeling of inertia and lethargy.
The practice of yoga-nidra, meditation, visualisation and shamanic journeying are all ways of resting the body while creating true relaxation and inspiration.
Regardless if you are a modern witch, green goddess, a warrior, crone, mother or priestess. How bright you can shine your light is directly related to how strongly you are connected to your soul wisdom and inner voice and in how fiercely you are rooted in who you truly are. To channel and embody this part of yourself is directly related to the time you allow yourself for this inner journey. The winter season is the time in the wheel of the year when we do exactly that. So, nourish our body, listen to your inner wisdom and dream your soul’s desire.