The warm weather has arrived and it seems like everyone gets busy as we try to fit everything in that we want to do before the weather is gone again. Parties, BBQ’s, cottages, hiking, swimming, etc. As fun as this all is, it’s still important to take time for yourself.
Generally, as women we are always giving and taking care of things and people. This often creates a feeling of ‘being selfish’ when we decide to take the time to care for ourselves. This shouldn’t be the case given that taking care of yourself is very important on a physical and mental level.
Yoga is a practice that most of think of as “on your mat”, but Yoga can be brought into your life as a lifestyle. Here are some helpful tips for practicing self kindness and self love so you can easily rejuvenate this summer.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. With the heat and being active it’s very important to keep hydrated. If there’s a day you feel tired, sluggish and have no energy, start with some water. You can always add some fresh fruits and veggies for extra vitamins and flavour.
Breathe. Coming back to your breath, especially during stressful times. Taking deep breaths helps to calm the nervous system, reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Be in nature. If you work in an office or where there’s fluorescent lights, try to get outside on your breaks for a little walk or have lunch outside. Feel the sunshine, feel the wind, listen to the birds, look at the sky and you will instantly feel better. Being in nature is healing.
Eat clean. Sometimes we’re in such a rush that we don’t make the healthiest food selections. Keep in mind that it’s just as fast to grab a piece of fruit and/or nuts as it is to grab a granola bar or fast food.
Relax with a bath. Use epsom salts in your bath to detoxify the body and relax your muscles. You can also add essential oils to help reduce stress and improving your mood.
These are just a few tips to help you stay healthy throughout the summer. Wishing you a wonderful summer full of relaxation and rejuvenation.
- Michelle, Yoga Instructor at Healthletica
Are you in search of something to do this summer that can help you to relax and rejuvenate?
Join Michelle and Carol at their Summer Rejuvenation Day Retreat on Saturday, July 22nd from 10am-4pm. It’s only 30-40 mins from Bolton and the beautiful setting is well worth the drive!
Please see the posters at Healthletica for more info.