You might be tempted to hang up your mat for the holiday season. There’s just so much to do, and you want to spend every free minute you have celebrating with loved ones. However, we’re here to tell you why you should definitely keep practicing yoga during the holidays.
Practicing Yoga During The Holidays
Many avid exercisers take a siesta during the holiday season. We all feel tempted to sweat a little less when this time of year rolls around. For one thing, the days are shorter and the darkness doesn’t exactly motivate us to get moving. When it’s dark before 6 pm, all we want to do is climb into bed… not onto our mat.
Secondly, there are so many events and parties to attend, it can be hard to schedule in a good sweat session. Even worse, when we are home there are tons of Christmas and holiday television and movie specials to indulge in.
However, you will not regret practicing yoga during the holidays. Set a goal to stick with your routine, or at least pencil in one mat session a week. You will enjoy this season so much more.
It might be the holiday season, but it’s also cold season. There are tons of yoga poses that boost immunity and wellness. Your daily yoga will keep you protected from common colds and illness, and it can also help you fend off any ailments you already have. You’ll be able to get back out there quicker and miss fewer holiday parties due to the sniffles.
Eat Your Christmas Cake And Have It Too
Also, this is also a time of year when you might be gaining weight. Studies have shown that people tend to gain weight between Halloween and Christmas. Don’t spend the entire first month of the year trying to get back to your pre-October weight. Practice yoga throughout the Christmas season, and you’ll be able to enjoy all of the fun festive treats without guilt or worry.
Finally, the holidays are a joyous time but they can also be stressful. Particularly with estranged families, dueling schedules, or cranky kids. There has never been a better time to center yourself on your mat and remind yourself what matters. A little “me time” goes a long way in keeping spirits bright. Continue practicing yoga throughout the Holidays and you’re in for a perfect season of happiness.