One of the best parts of this time of year is the crisp air and fall foliage that delight our senses every time we leave the house! Clearing your mind on a relaxing stroll is one of the finer feelings in life, but the activity additionally provides you with a host of health benefits!
Here are the top benefits of slipping on your boots and heading out for a brisk autumn walk:
Fall is one of the most beautiful times a year in Canada. With crisp air caressing our faces, to stunning leaves changing colour left and right, what’s not to love?
The only thing to note is that seasonal changes and barometric pressure changes often shift many things inside us all. If we don’t watch ourselves, we may begin to feel ungrounded or lethargic.
Fall is a time for nesting for the winter, a time for caring for our bodies in preparation for the colder elements.
Here’s how you can optimize your mental and physical health as we drift into autumn:
The space in which you do yoga is sacred. The room can have a major impact on your ability to relax and truly surrender to the present moment. While some people prefer to participate in yoga classes at a local studio, others find themselves yearning for the solitude that comes with practicing at home.
Why would someone choose either or? Here are some of the benefits of practicing yoga at a studio and at home:
As the warm air begins to fill our backyards, and sunshine soaked days feel less like a wintery dream and more of a reality, we gear up this week to celebrate the summer solstice, happening Friday, June 21st!
But why is the solstice so heavily regarded?
You may have noticed that there’s been a heavy thematic focus on meditation this month on the blog! With students coming up to me more and more asking for longer savasanas, and the warmer weather causing me to feel more mindful as I take evening strolls, it’s simply just been on my mind!
For those new to meditation, there are a variety of styles you can try to get started that aren’t only about sitting on a throw cushion and trying to turn your thoughts off. Here are a few types that you can try to welcome the peace that comes with meditation into your life:
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the topic of meditation. It seems to me like the people I speak to about the practice either love it or hate it! While some of my students have been asking me to incorporate longer and more guided savasanas, some folks really resent the idea of having to sit still in the present moment.