If you need a bit of motivation to keep your yoga practice going through winter then here it is...
It’s easy to hit the snooze button in the morning, but don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying the heating benefits of yoga. A regular practice will increase blood circulation helping to warm those cold hands and feet. Regular movement will keep the joints lubricated and alleviate body aches and joint stiffness.
Catching a winter cold or flu doesn’t have to be an annual activity. Regular yoga can help boost your immunity so you stay resilient, strong and healthy through winter.
We all like to indulge in yummy winter foods but that doesn’t mean we have to put on the extra kilos. Practicing dynamic sequences such as Sun Salutations and strong grounding poses like Warrior and Chair Pose can help burn off the extra kilos, keeping your body warm, energised and toned throughout winter. Twisting poses (such as Twisting Chair) can also aid in digestion and detoxification helping to boost immunity and keep the bugs at bay.
Mood swings can be quiet common in winter. The somber skyline, cold, wet and darkness can make us lazy, demotivated and even a bit depressed. Regular yoga practice can help to balance the hormones and keep us feeling optimistic and motivated despite the weather.
So, there you have it. Don’t neglect yourself this winter, keep up your yoga practice and feel great whatever the season.