It is sometimes difficult to find some time to relax in our busy lives. However, it is important to set aside some quiet and uninterrupted time to be able to meditate, relax, and breathe.
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Now that you've prepared everything for the bath it's time to climb into the bath, close your eyes, relax your body and breathe. Here are things you should do while in the bath:
As the bath comes to an end, your skin is soft, you feel light and unburdened, don't quickly get out of the bath, instead, take it slow, carefully get up and do your usual routine after a soothing bath.
While doing so, keep in mind to still notice what you are thinking and feeling - physically and emotionally - let yourself fully experience the moment until the moment you put your clothes on.
Having a hot bath is practiced in many cultures and recent studies point out that ‘passive heating’ of the body improves health in several ways.
A hot bath controls the blood sugar of the body and increased its anti-inflammatory response.
This passive heating technique can improve heart functions, lowering one’s blood pressure, and eventually helping people with type 2 diabetes.
Sleep heals our mind and body, but in today’s fast-paced and distracted world, many people are sleep deprived, wreaking havoc on their attention spans, mood and brain functioning. Less sleep also results in weight gain, distress and risk of insomnia.
Mindfulness, or meditation/movement techniques that cultivate awareness and aid rest can tame our never-ending thought patterns, calming our minds for a better sleep.
Don't eat any heavy foods within two hours of bed time.
If you get too hungry as bedtime creeps around, there are a few foods that are okay to eat before bed, and can even help you sleep—like bananas, oatmeal, and whole wheat bread, to name a few.