Recovering From The Holidays

by | Dec 27, 2015 | christmas, family, holiday, kira, lifestyle, personal, stress, yin yoga, yoga

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I hope you all had a lovely holiday, amidst the (almost) inevitable stress and chaos of the season, I hope you found a little bit of peace and joy in the mess. Spending time with friends and family is a blessing and something to be thankful for, but it can also push our buttons like crazy!

If that happened to you, take a minute to watch one of my favorite videos from Elizabeth Gilbert

The Holiday season is not yet over as we still have New Years to celebrate and it’s one of my favorite times of the year! I take it very seriously and have a few rituals that I do every year to go over the year that has past and prepare for the one ahead. I’ll be sharing these rituals in a few days through my youtube channel in case some of you would like to do that same. It’s a powerful practice that can help you get clear and focused on the road ahead while remaining open to possibilities and being grateful for how far you’ve come.

I’m longing for the season to be over so that I can get back to my healthy lifestyle without commentary from outside observers. I don’t always set NewYears resolutions as I focus more on intentions, but this year I will be doing a 30 day vegan challenge starting January (video to come). I’ve been wanting to make the switch to being vegan for quite some time now and watching Cowspiracy helped me understand the environmental toll the meat and dairy industry have on our planet. To all of you who are vegan and survive the holiday season with that diet, I admire you so much! It’s hard living your life in a way that’s different then the others around you.

Diet aside, I’ve been focusing a lot on doing yoga practices that help me decompress and open up tightness in my body. I’ve been walking a lot which is wonderful but also leaves me with tight hip flexors and sore hamstrings. I’ve been doing lots and lots of yin yoga. Last week I published not one but two yin yoga classes to open up the entire body. Check them out below.

In other news, we have officially adopted our dog Kira. She was supposed to be a foster dog for us to keep temporarily until we could find her a new home, but we love her so much we couldn’t let her go! I think it’s safe to say she’s pretty happy too 🙂

I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful Sunday.
With love,

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