The word “holiday” ought to be synonymous with fun, relaxing and celebratory, right? So why is it that we often associate them with stress, weight gain and emotional exhaustion? Are holidays in modern times inherently related to over-eating, lack of exercise, and family politics… not to mention the overwhelming work simply to unplug for a few days? I’d like to think not.
Holidays can be about slowing down, prioritizing what is important, and sharing the best of yourself with the people you love. You can choose to build more joy into your holidays and take out the stress by keeping yourself healthy and by focusing on the true essence of the holiday. This Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, try incorporating the following tips for healthy and happy holidays, and notice how relaxing and inspiring holidays can be!
5 Tips To Healthy & Happy Holidays
MACHU PICCHU, PERU JULY YOGA RETREAT YOGA & TRANSFORMATION! Tap into the powerful spirit and majestic beauty of the Andes Mountains on this transformational Peru & Machu Picchu mid-summer retreat! From our home base in the Sacred Valley, we will hike magnificent valleys, take part in shaman-led ceremonies, explore ancient Incan temples and spend two days in sacred Machu.. read more →
Music. I’ve rarely met a person who is not passionate about music, one genre or another. And then there are those of us obsessed with it… designing special playlists for the shower, wiling away hours digging through old vinyls in a record shop, and for the musician wannabe’s, like me, collecting five guitars while knowing.. read more →
Sometimes life in the Exotic Yoga world isn’t as exotic as it sounds. For example, a surprise Christmas eve overnight at the Miami airport en route to Peru, followed by a long Christmas day in planes and security lines. That said, it ended up a beautiful Christmas, wishing strangers and airport workers “Felice Navidad” and.. read more →
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March 14–21, happiness expert and coach, Dr. Delizonna, and yoga teacher, Gayle Olson, head to Mexico’s stunning beachside resort, Xinalani, to host the second annual Happiness & Yoga Retreat! Get a sneak preview of some of the tips we’ll be practicing in beach meditations and jungle adventures! SAVOR Life is a string of moments, so we can.. read more →
The word “holiday” ought to be synonymous with fun, relaxing and celebratory, right? So why is it that we often associate them with stress, weight gain and emotional exhaustion? Are holidays in modern times inherently related to over-eating, lack of exercise, and family politics… not to mention the overwhelming work simply to unplug for a few.. read more →
I’ve always believed in the power of the natural world to both restore and guide me when I’m feeling out of balance or out of touch. A single natural element has the power to reshape my thoughts and emotions: the cold touch of granite rock makes me strong again; gazing up at a sun-dappled treetop.. read more →
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