Snuggling into your blanket on a cold winter morning, waking up lazily to a cup of hot green tea whilst watching the mist rise from the frozen ground outside.. Winter brings many great feelings, but these can be accompanied by dry skin, chapped lips, body ache, cold, cough, infections and joint pain, not to mention some dark feelings associated with the dull and gloomy weather outside.
Lets not go into hibernation, and surrender—Winter is the perfect time to go deeper into the practice of yoga
What can we do?
Enjoy a congestion free start to the day: Take 1slice of lemon, 1small chunk of ginger, a small chunk of fresh turmeric and a little honey to taste. Mix them well in a mug of hot water… The world will be a brighter place already.
Rise from your bed as normal and try not to avoid your daily yoga time. Yoga helps you keep warm and prevents winter pains and stiffness in joints, benefiting your body as well as your mind…
Keep Bugs at bay
Winter can bring with it cold, cough, fever and much more. Regular yoga practice helps strengthen body immunity, keeping the bacteria at bay.
Practicing breathing exercises helps to clear chest congestion and helps boost immunity. Breathing techniques also heat up the body and are important to practice through the winter months.
Fight the Blues
Dull, gloomy weather outside can cast a dark shadow on us for no reason, we can feel a little low and lethargic. Take some time to meditate this winter, it really can be an instant mood changer! Sit with your eyes closed for a few minutes as you end your daily yoga practice. It will prepare you to face the day with strength and a smile.
Balance your indulgences
Winter can be an excuse to gorge on both sweet and savory delicacies – don’t let it become an excuse to put on weight this winter, eat whatever you like but balance your indulgences by sweating it out with some active yoga postures and stretches that help reduce weight while toning your body and internal organs as well.
Keep it up
Yoga practice stokes your inner fire and gets you deeper into your body, no matter what is changing in the weather, the outside world or in your life, Keep it up and get to your mat…