THIS AWAY TIME I’ve actually forced myself to have a day off! I’m really not the best in taking time off so I simply have to make sure I schedule time for it. This time I went to Sweden so I COULD not just walk up to the barn to just do a couple horses. And here are my bestest tips for some rider’s care (Remember please, you can’t take better care of your horse then you take care of yourself! They will ALWAYS mirror your current state of being. So take care.)
Yogandha Muscle Soothe Body Oil is a blend of 7 healing oils blended to deeply warm & revive the body – with tones of ginger and marjoram that’s much therapeutic to tired limbs.
Moonsun Organic of Sweden vitamin Face Serum, a moisturising serum including vitamin C, aloe vera, buckthorn, linden and neroli. It just boosts the skin with the best antioxidants in this winter cold (plus it makes your skin glow!).
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap. The certified organic and vegan, pure-castile liquid soap with no synthetic detergents or preservatives, packaged in 100% post consumer recycled bottles, is simply the best every day shower. The peppermint version is like therapy to your muscles.
Nordic Superfood Collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and it is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure. Eating collagen helps your body to rebuild what needs healing. I simply put it in my smoothie.
Herbal tea. Keep warm this winter! As you know, I’m not a fan of the cold. I usually add fresh ginger, lemon and honey to at least one cup a day. (Keeps the doctor away!)
Raw, vegan, glutenfree sweets! I have a massive sweet tooth and I’m eating sweets every day. I’m just trying to feed it with good sweets. Like raw, vegan and gluten free bars. You find them more or less in every larger supermarket if you don’t have the magic food fingers of making them yourself (I don’t).
The juice. It’s winter. Eating the greens is not as easy. But I’m really trying. Having a cold pressed green juice, or avocado-mango-spirulina smoothie a day really helps! (I put oats in my smoothies. Makes them really foodie!)
Yoga and meditation. Most important of all this, for me, is to take care of my body through yoga. When in Stockholm I always go to YogaYama. (To strengthen what should not be weak and release what should not be tense, that is for me. Exactly the practice I’m asking my horses to do on an everyday basis. So increasing your body awareness through yoga will for sure upper your level of riding.) And also to put yourself into a long, or even if it’s just a short, meditation. Just search ‘guided meditation’ on Spotify if you’re not really sure of how to start this magic practise. It’s better then any medicine or painkiller pill in the world. Promise.