Stress at Christmas? 3 great tips to live these holidays in peace and harmony
Dec 14, 2016
I started people-watching during this time of preparation for the Christmas parties, this very intense time of year, and I've seen a lot of duality. Everyone needs this break to sleep, enjoy simple things, eat chocolate, spend time with the people we love and take stock of the year. But at the same time, I see a lot of anxiety tied to social commitments and holiday preparations. So, allow us to rest these holidays? Is there a natural way to get into the spirit of the season without the stress? YogaYe gives you 3 tips to spend a happy and harmonious holidays. 1) The best gift you can offer is your presence Actually, what is it that allows this time to be a little magical? Receive the latest gadget or laugh with your sister? Replace the word « sister » with the person of your choice and do not forget that your presence is unique. But how to offer the gift of your presence? Ask yourself: I am really interested in the other or am I already formulating the answer I want to say in my mind? Try to listen to someone by looking him in the eye without any distraction and waiting for him to really finish before you start talking. In fact, many times we speak not to receive advice but compassion. In other words: more compassion, more listening and less solution. Specifically, what do I do? Try disconnecting with your phone to be more present. This practice requires a bit of self-control but it is worth it. Deactivate the reception of notifications and really choose the moment in which to look at your phone (not the other way around!) And why not propose to your guests to leave the mobile in a box to celebrate Christmas and thus be in the here and now? ? 2) Help yourself with the advice of Ayurveda to organize yourself In winter, Ayurveda advises us to stoke our internal fire: you can drink an infusion of ginger, cinnamon and fennel 20 minutes before meals or eat a piece of fresh ginger. Try to plan large banquets for lunch and not dinner. According to Ayurveda, between 10am and 14pm the Pitta energy is the highest. It is the ideal time to eat the biggest meal of the day. Think about it when planning parties. 3) Also think about giving yourself time How? Every day, she tries to foresee a moment for you. It can be very short but it respects a particular energy: you are alone, there is no external stimulus and the rhythm slows down. YogaYe gives you some ideas when choosing your activities:
- practice yoga without focusing on the final pose or the length of your practice. unroll the yoga mat and let yourself be carried away by your intuition and your breathing, your body is very wise. If you listen to him, you will know what he needs.
- Practice an activity that you love (cooking, dancing, painting, singing, writing etc.) but without focusing on the end result. Forget your perfectionist side and enjoy the activity for what it is: an opportunity to live and experience the present moment.
- Walk in nature. Why not opt for a different new year? Hike Yoga and Food proposes you to live these holidays in an original way. On January 1, kick off the year with a walk outside. During this walk, there is nothing to intellectualize, just get in sync with the rhythm of nature and enjoy.