I was a yoga skeptic for years – is it really a workout? Does it help with anything? Is it all a bunch of mumbo jumbo? But through my fitness journey, I’ve found that not only does yoga actually work and stretch my muscles (while building up a sweat!), but it helps ease my anxiety in ways I didn’t think was possible. I try to practice at least once a week, and on days I feel an anxiety attack coming on, I skip out on my lunch break and attend a class.
During the holiday season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of things to do, people to see, gifts to buy, etc. etc. etc. It’s easy to let taking care of yourself fall to the wayside, as you focus so much of your attention on others or spend so much of your time in the car or on a plane or recovering from jet-lag. But it’s so important to ground yourself in the present moment, to care for your body and your mind, and to hold on to some semblance of normalcy during your jam packed days.
I went to the mountains this past weekend and used the opportunity to take my practice outdoors. With traveling and the whole ClassPass debacle, I’m researching ways to incorporate fitness into my routine that easily fit my schedule and that don’t require visiting a studio. I reached out to friends and have compiled a pretty great list of at home – or on the road – yoga resources. All you need is a mat (or towel) and an internet connection to move your body this holiday season.
Online Yoga Resources
I even recruited my 14 year old niece to join me for her first time doing yoga! Thanks for the photos, Kennedy. 😉