Willow Magazine CREATING LIFE - Page 75

Coconut Water. Helps to put back electrolytes and keeps your cellular metabolism balanced and hydrated. Helps to boost energy levels and replenish the body. (Make sure there is no added sugar when drinking from the young coconut)

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Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall). The restorative nature of this posture gets blood flowing to parts of the body that need it, especially the womb, making it good for recovery and bringing energy into the body. It also relaxes the nervous system. Lie on the floor near a wall and practice deep, steady breathing. Exhale and swing your legs up onto the wall so that your heels and sitting bones are supported against it. If you have any discomfort in your lower back, adjust your body slightly back from the wall so that your sitting bones are not touching it. Rest your head on the mat or floor, keeping your spine straight, and bend your knees a little so your kneecaps won’t lock. Stay here for about 10 minutes.

Load on Zinc. Zinc is crucial in repair and regeneration of tissues and it regulates the hormones and supports immunity. Having a supplement is a great idea to boost levels in the body.

Stock up on Essential Fatty acids. They help to balance the hormones, support your mood and decrease inflammation. My favourites are chia seeds, coconut oil and avocado (see recipe)

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