Ayurveda is practiced as a lifestyle, which means those eight or more hours you spend on the job count. While you may not control how the office fridge is stocked or whether your schedule allows for midday yoga, you can bring this handful of simple items to work.
1. A lemon
Ayurveda teaches us to start the day with a cup of warm lemon water right after waking, but hydration can be one of the first things to go on hectic mornings. Luckily, the lemon is compact and durable, making it an excellent addition to your work tote. Before diving into the office coffee station, cut off a wedge of lemon and squeeze it into a mug of warm water. It will give you a boost of Vitamin C and gently stimulate your digestive tract. Erin Casperson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, compares the digestive system to plumbing. “We would never clean our kitchen sink with plain cold water as it doesn’t really clean it. We use hot water and soap,” she explains. “By drinking hot lemon water in the morning we are gently cleaning our plumbing.”
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