Simple Spring Citrus Boost


Simple Spring Citrus ‘detox’:
Shar’ron Strasser

FullSizeRender (1)It is spring! For many of us this is a time of planting new seeds, ideas, creating new habits and patterns within our lives both on a spiritual and physical level. perhaps, it is also a time of noticing. Noticing the seeds that have taken root, and weeding and uprooting the ones that no longer serve us; giving space for new life to unfold within our hearts’ intentions.

As we witness seeds shooting upward from soil to sky and growing further into the Earth, this time appears to be a time of pushing or extending. In this culture it brings many images and ideas up around the concept of detox. For some, this includes diets such as the Ten-day master cleanses, strict juice-only regimens, or restrictive carb/gluten/sugar/dairy-free diets. There must be a way to get back to the basics without stripping our bodies. Water infusions are a simple way my family and I like to introduce our bodies into Spring. It is so easy to enjoy a healthy and flavorful beverage without the added sugars and chemicals that are found in so many other drinks. By adding a few slices of fruit or vegetable, into our daily intake of water, we can benefit our mind, body, and soul all at the same time…

Start with something simple like a lemon. For many us yogis at Pleasure Point Yoga, our teachers sure keep us on our toes – activating our meridians (Chinese Medicine) and getting us sweating while calming our spirits – and when we sweat, we also have to remember to replenish in any exercise we do. So, whether you are coming in to take a yin, vinyasa or slow flow class or just getting out of the ocean simply try by adding lemon to your water. the benefits are plentiful!

infusing lemons w/ water:

  • helps replenish the body’s salts after a workout session
  • when consumed before meals it can reduces hunger
  • consuming after a meal with warm water can aid in digestion and also contributes to detoxification by aiding liver function
  • the potassium content in lemon helps to Nourish brain and nerve cells
  • the scent of lemons has been said to increase alertness and boost ones energy
  • lemons also contain a high dose of antioxidants, Vitamin C and Citric acid. This trio is helpful to boost your immune system. it also increases collagen production for more plump, youthful skin, and helps to clear up blemishes. yay.

imagejpegSome literature indicates that roughly 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated – greatly impacting the peoples’ health. So, I encourage you to give it a try. with simple infusions…your body and mind will thank you for the hydration and nourishment.

Pleasure Point Yoga
written by: Shar’ron Rose Strasser @Themedicineshackshop