Namaste! Are you looking for a novel method for reducing stress or itching to switch up your regular workout regimen? Incorporating aspects of yoga into your daily routine can actually be quite simple while yielding exceptional benefits for both mind and body.
Consider focusing on your breath at the beginning and end of each day. This simple habit of conscious breathing allows you to meditate, feel present in the moment, and focus on your energy within.
Practice poses that are the right fit for you! Practicing yoga may seem intimidating to beginners, especially when considering some of the challenging, expert-level poses we scroll past online. However, yoga will meet you exactly where you are in your fitness journey and can truly be tailored to each individual and their bodies. Check out Yoga for Everyone and a few of our favorite poses below: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/beginner-yoga.
The Child's Pose
Child’s Pose is one of the most popular yoga poses and for good reason. What might appear to be simple actually offers wonderful calming benefits and alleviates tension in just about every area of the body.
The Tree Pose
Challenge your balance with the Tree Pose. If balancing on one foot is difficult, try holding onto a chair or the wall to stable yourself. Strive for progress, not perfection by timing yourself to see how long you can hold the pose without needing any assistance.
The Corpse Pose
Wrap up your yoga session by spending time in the Corpse Pose. Relax, rid yourself of your worries from the day, and target your conscious breathing.
If you’re a devout yogi or just looking to up the ante on your usual yoga routine, grab your mat and head outdoors. The summer sun will upgrade your typical yoga session into a heated one. Hot yoga has been known to increase flexibility, improve your cardiovascular system, and ultimately, burn more calories. Whether you’re in the shade or practicing under the sun, get ready to sweat away all the stress from your day!
Yoga Inspired Recipes
Just like any other time we engage in physical activity, it is important that we hydrate and fuel our bodies efficiently. Consider these delicious recipes before or after channeling your zen. Loaded with energy enhancing vitamins and nutrients, your inner yogi will be thanking you!
This recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your weekday meal prep, because we frequently just need something quick we can grab on the go. Throw a few smoothie cubes into your favorite straw cup and feel refreshed while sippin’ on berry-goodness after your heated yoga session. This creamy Goodnight Berry Smoothie is loaded with frozen berries and antioxidants and will leave you dreaming for more!
These Homemade Blueberry Bars will set you up for success to fuel you throughout even the toughest of yoga classes. With just five simple and clean ingredients, you can recreate your favorite, berry-loaded LARABAR in the comfort of your own kitchen.
What are some of your favorite yoga poses and snacks? Let us know below!