Yoga Flows to Help You Through the Holidays

Written by Body, Spirit

The holidays are a time for family, food and celebration. Simultaneously, it’s a time for long travels, stress, over eating and general over indulgence. Thankfully, Yoga with Adriene is here to help you find your balance. No matter what your holiday qualm, here are some yoga flows to help you through the holiday season.

 

De-Stress & Appreciate the Present

It’s easy to get caught up in the buying and rushing around during the holiday season. Sometimes the holidays feel like a relay race and your main focus falls on the finish line. The trick to enjoying your time with friends and family is to bring your awareness to the present and truly savour the moment. To slow down and de-stress, try this 15-minute soothing yoga movement flow.

Travelling Home for the Holidays

Travelling home for the holidays can cause a lot of stress on your body. Carrying heavy bags and sitting for long periods of time can put strain on your spine, neck and shoulders. I also find myself with stiff hips and lower back after sitting for extended periods. Try this 10-minute self-care yoga flow to connect to your body and work out any travel-induced kinks.

(Self-Induced) Tummy Troubles

It is easy to over indulge when there is an endless flow of food and desserts surrounding you at every turn. When your tummy starts to talk back, show it some love. This 35-minute flow will not only help keep your tummy happy, it will revitalize your energy for the next holiday event.

Ground Yourself & Practice Gratitude

Above all else, the holidays are a reminder of the things in life we should be grateful for: friends, family and having the means and ability to share food and gifts with one another. While it can be easy to lose this meaning behind the consumeristic nature of the holiday, make time to ground yourself and connect to this sense of gratitude. Follow along with Adriene to ground yourself and wake up to all you have to be grateful for.

 

Last modified: December 14, 2017