FIVE ways to perform a miracle with yoga, faster than you ever imagined
The most wonderful time of the year can truly be the most fun and memorable season for all. From giving and receiving presents, to beautiful and sparkling decorations wherever you look, even those who may not celebrate the day itself can’t deny it’s magic. The holiday season can also feel like a month long vacation, even if you still have to go to work or school. There are so many things to do that the self care we keep up throughout the year, can often fall by the wayside. For one, our health and fitness regimens may be hard to stick to, when the time you would normally work out or attend a class, is taken up by shopping and preparing, and there are not so healthy sweets and goodies wherever we turn. But worry not! All it takes is making a simple, conscious plan to maintain some of your routine while still enjoying yourself. Need a little help? Take a look at a few Yogasync’s that you can easily fit in your schedule to help you maintain good health and focus throughout the Christmas season!
1 – Short Winter Practice
This is the 40-minute version of the full hour-long Winter Warmer sync. Whether you’re living in a winter wonderland or dreaming of a white Christmas, this dynamic practice will surely get your heart pumping! It begins with a warming sun salutation that builds strength in the upper body, followed by a few exhilarating side stretches and a Core Strengthening Pose.
2 – Six Poses to Rev Up Your Metabolism
From the figgy pudding of old to the cookies and cocoa today, the holidays have always been about food. And as delicious all these goodies are, indulging more than you normally would may require a little extra help in the metabolism department. This sync also has a helpful article that goes along with it and features the following six poses:
- Cat And Dog Tilt
- Half Bridge Pose On A Block
- Supported Plough Pose
- Extended Fish Pose
- Head To Knee Pose With A Strap
- Legs Up The Wall Slide In Bolster
3 – Quick Fix Tighten That Tummie
If you’re really in a crunch for time but still want to get some effective yoga in during the holidays, try this 20-minute sync. Your core will get some major toning and strengthening, despite any less than healthy goodies you may be putting in your body! Make this a quick fix for any day you might be feeling a little sluggish because of food.
4 – I Love My Liver
Not only do we tend to eat more than usual during the holiday season, we may also be drinking more than usual. Whether it’s all those Christmas parties or that festively spiked egg nog, our livers might need a little extra love with all the fun we’re having. Make this sync a part of your New Year’s resolution along with a post-holidays detox!
5 – Muting the Mind in Ten Minutes
Finally, the holidays may be a time for family, friends, and fun, but it can also become a very stressful time of year. From shopping at over crowded stores to all the cleaning, baking, cooking and decorating at home, you may desperately need to take a break from all the noise. Quiet your mind with this 10-minute sync that includes four restorative poses.