Well, life requires balance, kind of like when you start the day with an amazingly healthy breakfast of green juice and Greek yogurt with fruit and seeds and you get to work and some sneaky well meaning saboteur has placed a red velvet cupcake on your desk. Sure I healthfully give it away to someone else. NOT! Really, who gives away a cup cake? Balance ~ it's why we sometimes order french fries with a salad (I can't be the only one!). Balance ~ it's having one girls night and one night date night. Balance ~ it's splurging on a designer purse and going to the dollar store to buy toothpaste.
In Yoga there is a counter balance for every asana (pose). So if you spend a few minutes bending over a good stretch in the opposite direction is then called for. If you've spent time traveling this summer, fall may find you longing for a little nesting at home. It's the Ying and Yang of life. The go with the flow, the tune into your inner guide. OK, enough with the metaphors, you get the picture :)
So here's a few (10) things (that work for me) that I hope will inspire you to relax when you're stressed to the max.
Mother nature is always there to lend a helping hand. Get outside,walk, run, skip, jump, sit! That saying stop and smell the roses, it's not an expression, its advice! Really STOP an SMELL the ROSES!
butterfly through the lens of my daughter taken in Venice CA
thinking of this in Santorini brought my BP down!
Pilates, you'll see how impossible it is to think about all those things stressing you out when you're trying to follow the Zumba teacher, especially when you are totally uncoordinated, again I admit to nothing. If you can't get to a class or it's not in your budget, Youtube is a mecca of free videos. There's also some great apps, I love my Yoga app it's called Yoga Studio by Giam and it was $1.99. It has classes for every level and every issue.
vegan ice cream on our latest trip to Carmelas
Reading and writing, curl up with a good book or a journal, write, contemplate, get all those weird thoughts out of your head and onto paper, you will feel so much better!
Relax, you deserve it!