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Dec
2013
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Off the Mat

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and into the tub! So I thought I’d take a break from writing about deep and serious concepts of yoga and focus on one of my most favorite activities of all time – which is soaking in a bath tub filled with warm water and reading a magazine that provides mindless entertainment. :sigh: It’s such a great feeling.

Have you been to a tough yoga class where you walk out feeling more sore and tight than when you came in? It happens sometimes, especially if we’re using muscles that were already tight to begin with. Solution? a hot bath with Epsom salts to relax and soak your muscles.

Why Epsom salt? Epsom salts are made up of magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is important as it helps keep our enzyme activity in the body regulated and helps your bodily functions run smoothly. Sulfate is also important as it helps with the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins. So soaking in this bath – helps restore magnesium and sulfate levels in one’s body as the salt can be absorbed through the skin. Epsom salts are also great for those of us with dry skin. It’s highly recommended by doctors for those who have psoriasis, or eczema. Just remember – too much time in the water can actually take away moisture from your body. So ideally – soak for about 10 – 15 minutes and afterwards, rinse the body to get rid of any excess salt.

So onto the recipe – I’d say a couple of generous scoops of the salt in your tub is a good amount 🙂

Where to buy Epsom salts? They can be found in any grocery store! I found my bag at Target (thanks to my sister)

So onward and go soak in some warm goodness! Report back! How was it?

Lavender smells heavenly

Lavender smells heavenly

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