Lindsay Ellingson’s latest column for beauty blog Byrdie is all about tips for managing stress. Her number one piece of advice? An Ayurveda consultation with our resident Ayurveda expert Cynthia King.
Going into spring, I wanted to try something new and good for my body and mind. I’ve always been interested in alternative medicine, so I consulted with Cynthia King, a registered Ayurveda practitioner at Yoga 216 and 5 Element Spa, both in New York City. Ayurveda aims to balance the body, mind, and spirit through yoga, herbs and oils, meditation, sleep, and a colorful, cooked diet. Cynthia opened our session with a cup of tea and aromatherapy palm inhalations. We rubbed a couple drops of calming oil into our hands for a few seconds then closed our eyes and took deep breaths to slowly transition into a meditative state. Among the many pieces of information I took away from our session, I love the idea of giving yourself an oil massage everyday. It’s incredibly soothing and detoxifying.
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