Healthy activities for Winter07 Jan 2017
Healthy Activities for Winter
Winter is a should be the time to do less and hibernate and of course work on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Start by making a schedule and planning all the events that allow you to re-charge. Goal planning is the way to do this at this time of year. Seasonal Yoga always promtes this practice at thei time of year, just think and plan where you are going… but don’t take action quite yet. Use the winter season to get maximum rest. Your body needs to recover after a hectic period. So just relax and let go of all your concerns. The mind must be free, mediation or starting a meditaion practice is a great way to start this . Listed below are some other healthy activities for winter.
Cooking sometimes diverts your attention from problems and gives you a chance to be creative and stay at home ! Cooking for yourself is also healthier as you know the ingredients of the food, where its from and the frame of mind and emotion that the food was prepared with. Home cooked meals are full of nutrients and also help save up on unnecessary expenses and keep you indoors !
Make sure that your diet contains lots warming foods at this time of year. Soups, Stews , food cooked for a longer time which are very beneficial for the health of your mind and body.
Get lots of sleep during the winter. Your body needs rest after a busy year so make sure that you sleep early and get a minimum of 8 hours sleep. Yoga teacher training experts tell us that it si good to take power naps during the day. ( or even meditate or practice Yoga Nidra )These short naps can rejuvenate your system, and boost energy levels instantly – helping your kidneys re charge themselves, If you ignore and push through fatigue it can drain you energy deposit account which is harder to replace.
Massage & Meditation
Yoga teacher training focuses teaching students techniques of relaxation, yoga nidra, pranayama creating peace of mind and a calmer attitude to life. Meditation helps you eliminate stress and induces a positive thoughts Your body can become weak after it is overburdened with work and a busy Christmas period. Massages help release the tension and any waste products stored in the muscles. Meditation helps you clear your mind and improve your focus, and skill of directing energy with the intention of the mind is an improtant part of mindfulness.
Start exercising with caution in winter There is nothing better than a walk on a crisp clear cold winters day, but wear the proper clothing to keep you warm, particularly in the lower back around the kidneys. Keeping them warm at this time of year cuts down on the effort required to keep the body functioning at it optimum temperature. Yin Yoga is a great style to practice at this time of year. Slower movements, keeping the fluid flowing throught the body. It is the water element according to Traditional Chinese Medicine , the time to reflect !