Sunday is all about self care. Can I get an AMEN?
Sundays are the BEST. We always make a special breakfast at home, unless we are eating out. It usually involves a more decadent type of breakfast that stands out from the standard M-F toast or oatmeal. I love extravagant brunch... pancakes, grilled halloumi, wilted spinach, just gimme the lot. I want it all. Throw is a fresh squeezed juice and I'm done for.
When I lived in Melbourne, I used to teach a double yoga class on Sunday afternoon. It was 4:45pm Slow Flow followed by a 6pm Restorative class. I thought I'd dislike working on the weekend, but I really enjoyed sharing my sacred Sunday with other like-minded people. I would arrive super early and light the salt lamps, burn incense and put on the perfect playlist that I had hand selected for optimal relaxation. I would be there for a few hours and usually pull into our driveway around 7:30pm. I always felt more restored after teaching those classes, as if I had taken the class myself.
Sunday evening is usually my time. My eventing routine isn't all that different from my weekly routine, but it is a bit more decadent. Firstly, I like to take my time. I have my evening shower and do a deep exfoliation and pumice my feet. Yoga teacher's feet take a bloody pounding I tell you, and I'm always barefoot, so my tootsies can always use a little extra TLC. I floss and brush my teeth and then I prepare my face ritual.
Sometimes it involves a mask, but typically it involves a deep exfoliation with my Black Chicken Polish, drying with my bamboo face cloths from Kindred Toxin Free Facials, and then a deep hydration using Face Heroor Black Chicken's Love your Face serum. I like to change things up and sometimes I will opt out of a serum and use a facial mist, like Cedar and Stone's insanely amazing Rose Water spritzer.
When I do use a mask, I want it to be a detoxifying one, so this usually means it needs charcoal and bentonite clay. Below are two recipes for you to try if you haven't done a DIY mask before. They are super easy and cost effective, especially with shops like Biome where you can buy what you need by weight.
After all that I like to wear my fancy robe, drink a cup of tea and read a book before bed. I love to light a candle and just have some time to simply be. Sometimes I'll journal if I'm not too tired.
I will be doing an Instagram live today at 3pm AEST (2pm Brisbane time) with my MAMA.... we will be talking about our Sunday rituals, the masks above and just checking in to say hello.
How do you like to practice self care? Share in the comments below.
This little corner of the internet is for non yoga topics like motherhood, low-tox living and products I love.