Getting Bare and Discovering Pleasure in Your Physique

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In collaboration with our friends at Maple Hill, Nyssa and PUMA

For our third virtual In goop Health Summit, we wanted to explore meaningful ways to deepen the connection to our body. Over the course of four weeks, we learned how to get back into our bodies through workouts, restorative practices, and listening to advice from some of our favorite experts and editors. At the end of the program, in classic Goop form, we were already planning a new In Goop Health adventure – look forward to an early announcement. But for now, these were our body takeaways.

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Get tactile in the kitchen

Our Food Director, Caitlin O’Malley, showed us how to appeal to our senses in the kitchen with a tutorial on how to make fresh pasta. And we have applied their intentional wisdom to other areas of the kitchen. Coffee is a good start.

  1. To make the best cup of coffee at home, you need great beans. Ours come from an award-winning third generation Colombian farmer. The smell alone will wake you up instantly – the beans smell amazing out of the bag as they are ground and brewed.

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  2. Delicious coffee is easy to achieve with a French press. Put your coarsely ground coffee beans in the jug, cover them with water, and let the coffee grounds bloom for sixty seconds. The key here is patience. As it blooms, the soil can release carbon dioxide, resulting in a richer taste. Stir, fill up with more water and let steep for a few more minutes. (We have been known to let our grounds soak for a while and then pour them over ice.)

    Colleague CLARA FRENCH PRESS

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  3. A splash of your favorite milk takes a solid cup of coffee to the next level. We like Maple Hill’s organic sugar-free milk. The filtering process removes the lactose and sugar from the milk so no extra sweetness is added to your cup of joe. (We prefer ours on the strong side.)

    The sugar-free organic milk from Maple Hill

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Hear – and discover – yourself

As Katie Sturino, founder of Megababe and author of Body Talk, told us, pay attention to what your inner voice is saying about you. Is it negative? Notice how you feel and how you perceive yourself. Body acceptance, says Sturino, is for people of all sizes. It’s about changing the way we talk about our bodies, which starts with getting to know ourselves.

  1. If you have never examined your vulva before, we will introduce you to our favorite device. A brilliant part of this hands-free mirror: the LED light.

    nyssa VieVision inter-leg mirror

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  2. Designed by a former Olympic gymnastics coach, the pelvic clock will activate deep core muscles that you may have forgotten or given up every day while sitting. The trick is to intuitively rock your body back and forth on the device and adjust to the positions in which you feel the greatest tightness and tension, says creator Yana Blinova.

    Pelvic clock PELVIC CLOCK TRAINING DEVICE

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  3. Get to know your body by exploring what gives you pleasure. Our double-sided vibrator is for the curious and playful. There are eight pulsing patterns on each end of varying intensities for you to try (that’s sixty-four settings to play with).

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Awaken your body

Beauty director Jean Godfrey-June shared a piece of wisdom she’s taken on: get yourself naked with yourself. That advice came from Erica Chidi, co-host of The goop podcast and co-founder of LOOM. “Not sexually, but I-am-here-in-my-body,” writes Godfrey-June. Add a brisk dry brush, then lather it up with body oil or cream. “Your skin feels good, your body feels good, and you can’t help but realize how great your body is and how lucky you are to have it,” says Godfrey-June. For the finishing touch, we love the natural look of the foundation stick from Westman Atelier. (To find your shade, try the brand’s virtual shade comparison service.)

  1. The Organic Pharmacy CELL PROTECTION SUN CREAM SPF 30

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  2. Westman Atelier VITAL SKIN FOUNDATION STICK

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  3. Jao GOE OIL

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  4. goop Beauty G.TOX ULTIMATE DRY BRUSH

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  5. goop Beauty GOOPGENES NUTRITIONAL REPAIR BODY BUTTER

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