“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ― Alan Wilson Watts
“The river is everywhere.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddharth
“Nothing that is good can become stuck – and if it is stuck, it can’t be any good!” ― Silvia Hartmann
Lymphatic system is fluid which keeps flowing in our body.
If it is sluggish, your body cannot get rid of toxins, inflammation is more likely and you don’t fight viruses and infections.
Healthy skin equals healthy lymph.
The top indicators of sluggish lymph:
- Acne pimples, cystic acne, acne on chin and especially if you can see acne pimples near your ears it
- Water retention, edema.
It is good that there are very simple solutions for this.
FIGHT ACNE PIMPLES
WITH A HEALTHY LYMPH
BREATHING TECHNIQUE. I used to take Callanetics class. This is an amazing exercise system to tone your body. When I mentioned to my trainer that I have a very sluggish lymph, she told me she used have one until she starting doing special breathing technique. It is abdominal breathing, which is sometimes called child breathing and is used in many therapies.
The movement of the diaphragm in deep abdominal breathing is an essential component for the sufficient return of lymphatic fluid back to the bloodstream.
Learn and do it whenever you have time.
- Place hands on belly.
- Inhale deeply through your nose into your belly (feel how you breathe against your hands). You should feel how your belly gets bigger.
- Exhale through your mouth.
Pranayama (breathing) exercises is an important part of Yoga school. Simply, because they ensure not only healthy peaceful mind, but healthy body as well. Acne pimples gets scared when you are healthy!
EXERCISE. Just don’t sit all the time, start walking and …doing exercise. Your lymph will appreciate it. As I mentioned I took callanetics class – this is far much better than any other exercise system I tried. After a 40 min class I used to weight 2kg less…even though my metabolism is everything bus fast…later I decided to buy DVD, so that I can do Callanetics when I travel. I love that this is classic and not some new not tested theory. You can try it at home using video, if you do not want to waste money on class or just plan your time better. In the DVD Allan Pinckney, author of the best-selling exercise book Callanetics (a perennial New York Times Best-Seller), demonstrates innovative deep muscle exercise technique that can literally sculpt figure in hours without putting pressure on your back.
MESSAGE. Lymphatic drainage massage course once every season. It will help you feel much better and your skin will look amazing. You will surely lose some weight too.
DRY SKIN BRUSHING. Many celebrities swear by it, including Miranda Kerr. Do it every morning for 10 minutes before going to shower.
HOT AND COLD SHOWERS. They not only increase your immunity and help get rid of cellulite, hot and cold showers increase the flow of lymph what is necessary in fighting acne.
GOTU KOLA. I was trying to find something for my varicose veins, however, it ended up clearing my lymph and helping in the fight of cystic acne. The gotu kola is an amazing herb. It is more and more used in the herbal supplements for treating acne pimples.
It has so many benefits:
- Increases lymph flow and helps to release toxins from your body.
- One of its constituents, asiaticoside, works to stimulate skin repair and strengthen skin, hair, nails and connective tissue. You need skin repair help when dealing with cystic acne and all acne pimples.
- It strengthens the adrenal glands while cleansing the blood to treat skin impurities.
- It is said to combat stress and depression, increase libido, ward off a nervous breakdown and even improve reflexes.
- Circulatory system tonic. Strenghtens veins and capiliares. (it seriously helped me to get rid of the veins pain)
- Brain food. Strengthens your memory.
- Relieves high pressure
- Smoothies out cellulite.
I use the one in the picture, because it is much cheaper than other brands + its is in tablets not capsules.
Capsules irritate your stomach.
Finally, as the holistic system is all about connections between different systems I have to mention how trigger- dairy- works on lymph.
Excessive consumption of dairy products is major contributing factor in the lymph system being overwhelmed or congested. Dairy produces excessive mucus in your lymph and all your “river” gets stuck, while it needs to flow.
It is another reason not just to avoid, but completely get rid of dairy in your diet.
So now you can manage your lymph and get healthier skin.