With the Lunar New Year upon us, now is the time to revisit your wellness rituals and start the year fresh and reinvigorated.
Each of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs is linked to a fixed element, including wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These elements have long been used as part of spiritual practices and wellness rituals, helping to cleanse our energy, clear our minds, and reconnect with nature. Discover your perfect wellness ritual based on the element connected to your zodiac sign.
But first, what is your element?
WATER: Shower Ritual
A rejuvenating shower is the perfect wellness ritual for zodiac signs with a fixed water element. Before stepping into the shower, set an intention whether you are looking to release negative energy, calm your mind or cleanse your spirit. Take a few moments to connect, feel the water on your skin and bring your intention to mind. Lather a generous amount of Shower Gel onto damp skin, and breathe in the natural botanical scent, allowing the flow of water to gently cleanse your body and energy.
EARTH: Grounding Ritual
Begin your earth wellness ritual by finding a peaceful place in nature to sit and relax. Close your eyes and place your hands on the ground, feeling the support of the earth beneath you. Bringing awareness to your breath, allow your mind to slow down and release any worries you may have to the earth. After completing your grounding ritual, enjoy a refreshing shower and as a final step, place a few drops of Body Oil into your palms and warm the oil between your hands. Gently massage the oil, enriched with powerful botanicals, into your body, taking a moment to breathe in the delicate rose scent and connect with the life force of nature.
Stimulate your senses, clear your mind and release negative thoughts and emotions with a reflective Wood ritual. Start by adding a few drops of Essential Oil to your oil burner or diffuser, breathing in the natural scent to help cleanse and balance your senses. Begin by clearing your mind and releasing all judgments and expectations. Take a pen and paper journal, and allow a stream of consciousness to flow through, writing down any memories, thoughts or feelings that comes to mind.
Start your yoga practice by adding a few drops of Essential Oil to your oil burner or diffuser, connecting to your breath and allowing the delicate scent to awaken your senses. Start in a plank pose to help fire up your arms and abdomen before moving into a downward dog, pedalling your feet to warm up your calves. Step your left foot between your hands and move down to your back knee. Bring your hands to prayer and twist, placing your right elbow on your left knee. Return to downward dog and repeat this on the other side. Complete this sequence three times to help ignite the fire within.
METAL: Metal Beauty Ritual
Metal is an element most often connected to structure, boundaries and routine. For your metal-inspired skincare ritual, start by applying 2-3 drops of Purely Age-Defying Face Oil onto your fingertips and gently press onto your face, neck and décolletage until absorbed. Then, using a stainless steel face roller, start from your neck and gently roll upward to your chin. Then roll up along your jaw towards your ear on both sides. Complete your face rolling beauty ritual by rolling your cooling metal face roller up from your eyebrows to your hairline.
What are some wellness rituals you follow, we'd love you to share?