Turn Your Self-Care Routine Into a Ritual
Yoga Journal|November - December 2021
Practicing true felf-care-nurturing your mind, body, and spirit-is more essential than ever, says Vivianne Garcia-Tunon of The Well at The Mayflower Inn, a holistic and integrative spa and wellness destination in Washington, Connecticut.
By Wyld Young

The resort specializes in restorative treatments that draw on Eastern as well as Western healing traditions. To elevate your at-home routine to more of a therapeutic ritual, Garcia-Tunon suggests setting an intention and doing 10 deep belly breaths before you begin. Initiating self-care from a place of tranquility can help unwind the tension of the day and help you get the most health benefits, she says. Try it for yourself with one of these practices.

Indulge in self-massage

Ayurveda is based on the belief that regulating your dominant dosha can help bring all aspects of your life into balance. One way to do that is through abhyanga, or oil massage. It promotes relaxation while improving the health of your skin, Garcia-Tunon says.

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