In my recent workshop, I mentioned how one of my daily morning rituals is tongue scraping. I've been doing it now every day for almost two years and I swear by its various health benefits. What are those health benefits, you ask? Well let me tell you a little bit more about what tongue scraping is. 

What is a tongue scraper?

A tongue scraper is basically a tool that cleans your tongue. As an Ayurvedic practice, tongue scraping dates back thousands of years in India. Most recently with the interest in yoga and the wellness movement here in the west, they are starting to gain popularity. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed that as we sleep, all the toxins in our body rise up and into our mouths. We use the tongue scraper to remove those toxins. 

How do I use a tongue scraper?

First thing in the morning, even before drinking a glass of water, hold the tongue scraper with both hands, and scrape your tongue from back to front, making sure you're getting the entire front of your tongue. rinse in between. Continue to scrape your tongue until no residue on the scraper remains. The tongue scraper I carry on my website is copper, which is antibacterial on its own so you only need to rinse it with water when you're finished. 

Interested in trying tongue scraping yourself? You can purchase one yourself on my online shop. Let me know what you think in the comments section!

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