Sunday Rituals to Unwind
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We love performing a facial massage using our ultra-nourishing & Snowflower Illuminating Facial Oil, which has the über relaxing benefits of the ingredient Blue Lotus, a botanical known for its sedative properties as it contains nuciferan (a natural anti-spasmodic) along with aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria.
Find a comfortable nook in your house and lie on your back with your bottom almost touching the wall and your legs going up it at a right angle. The wall should be supporting the weight of your legs. Next, place your hands on your belly and breath deeply and slowly. Doing this for just 10-15 minutes is extremely nurturing for your nervous system. Inverting the legs and feet to reverse the blood flow combined with slowing the respiratory system down calms your body and mind. This nourishing pose it also a wonderful tool to use if you need a time out or are feeling stressed and overwhelmed at any time of the week.
Most of us spend many hours of our days glued to one screen or another, whether it's your office computer or your smartphone. Research shows that the blue lights from screens are contributing to sleep disorders by disrupting our natural day/night cycles. The online world is also incredible busy and be disruptive to slowing down our minds. Ditch the phones, tablets, laptops and TVs for at least 2-3 hours before bed. If you can make Sunday a technology free day, that's even better!
In cultures all around the world, enjoying tea is a relaxing ritual. End your Sunday by making yourself a pot of a relaxing herbal blend, such as our No.3 Sleeping Beauty Tea, a soothing tisane containing Oat Seed, Lemon Verbena and Chamomile flower blossoms to prepare you for a restful night sleep.
A good quality magnesium supplement can be a wonderful aid if you struggle with insomnia, other sleep disorders or high stress levels, as well as having the extra benefit of supporting bone and muscle health. If you think a magnesium supplement could help you, we recommend you speak to a healthcare practitioner to help you select the right supplement for you.