With the change of seasons and transition into spring, I have been waking up feeling my body's need for cleanse and transition. Every yoga class I have done in the past week or so, I have set the intention of moving stuck energy through my body as we transition to spring. Some of it seems to be from all the training, but some of it is from winter stiffness that has accumulated. Each morning I have been craving drinking water with lemon in it. I have known the benefits of drinking lemon water for quite some time now, but I have rarely practiced it. Until now. I have been waking up every morning and squeezing 1/2 lemon into a room temperature glass of water. It has been an easy and great way to start the morning feeling cleansed and energized.
Benefits of lemon water:
-stimulate the liver, loosen toxins in the body and cleanse the body of impurities
-helps dissolve uric acid which can be cause of pain and inflammation in joints
-assists in digestion and elimination by stimulating the GI tract
-balances the body's pH- it is an alkalizing food that balances out an acidic environment creating a strong, healthy body more resistant to disease, flu, sickness, viruses and bacteria
-antibacterial properties which control unhealthy bacteria
For a quick, easy way to improve your health and energy, start your day by drinking a fresh squeezed glass of lemon water. Then reach for the cup of coffee... if you must :).