Tips for a healthy happy Christmas
I really hope that you all have a Christmas full of joy and love this year… and if that is sometimes challenging with monstrous hangovers and family rifts just remember that happiness starts with you. If your mind, body and soul are balanced, strong and positive you can take on the world, yes, even after 2 bottles of bubbly.
Here are my tips…
1. Christmas morning is the perfect time to go for a run and feel the fresh, festive air against your skin, the silence on the streets and church bells chiming. If you have children take the family out for a pre-lunch walk and see how many Robins you can spot.
2. Surely someone in the family got a new bike for Christmas? Take the bikes out on Boxing Day and get your hearts pumping.
3. Hangover yoga. No, it doesn’t sound like the most appealing task but twists, forward bends and inversions will work wonders on your digestive system and internal organs helping to speed up the detoxification process.
1. Create a Christmas mantra for yourself, something along the lines of -
I am happy, I am good and repeat to yourself at any moments of stress overload - you know when you forget to turn the oven on to cook the turkey or your mum tells you you’re getting fat. Those times.
2. Time out. Christmas is a time when you rarely get a moment to yourself but by taking time out you can recharge your batteries and return a better version of your previous frazzled out self. It only takes 20 mins for all the muscles in the body to relax - so a quick 20 minute siesta could be your best friend this year.
Soul…. The REALLY important part.
This is the real you, the you that lives within your body and struggles to tame your beloved monkey mind. With one deep inhale and one long exhale you can return to your true self and touch your soul. Remember you are truly kind, compassionate, peaceful and loving - that is your essential nature and nobody or nothing can ever take that away. Namaste xx