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5 Reasons Yoga Makes a Great Holiday Gift

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Cinnamon and ginger lacing the air; candles flickering in the windows; and laughter wafting about the home. It’s the holidays again, and that means it’s time to shop for your loved ones. While this year’s festivities may look a little different, take time to show your family and friends how much you appreciate them. Here are five reasons you should give the gift of yoga this holiday season.

 

Great for All Generations

Age has no boundaries in yoga. Is your giftee in college? Mid-thirties? Approaching 70s? Yoga is for them and anyone!

 

Live classes are perfect for college students who are stuck at home. Are they feeling restless? Do they miss their college friends? Give them the gift of yoga! Health Yoga Life’s live virtual classes provide structure and community – two ingredients to help students feel invigorated. Plus, they’ll have a new hobby to share with their friends once they get back to school (#yogalove).

 

Yoga is not just for the young in body – it’s also for those young in spirit. Health Yoga Life offers Slow ‘n Strong classes, which are loved by older generations. Ryma, HYL’s co-founder who’s currently in her 70s, steps on the mat and frequently joins these classes. Has your grandmother or elderly friend expressed an interest in boosting their health? Treat them to a yoga gift certificate. They can choose the classes that match their interests and skill level.

 

Young and old will be filled with joy this holiday as they strengthen their muscles and connect with people around the world through virtual yoga sessions.

 

Accountability

Live yoga classes make for a great gift because they keep people accountable to their exercise goals (New Year’s Resolutions, anyone?). By knowing they need to be ready at a specific time, people are more likely to exercise regularly. Give the gift of accountability this holiday season.

 

Comfort

One of the benefits of virtual yoga is being able to practice in the comfort of your own home. A gift of HYL’s virtual classes will give a gentle nudge to those who are hesitant to try something new. They’ll learn and grow in their skills without worrying about the “perfect” pose or the judgement of others. It’ll just be them, their mat, and their instructor.

 

Anywhere at Any Time at Any Level

We all have a lot on our plates, especially around the holidays when we’re shopping, baking, and video-chatting with our families and friends. Many of us could benefit from a gentle reminder to focus on our physical and mental health. Give your loved one a certificate to Health Yoga Life’s classes. Yogis can choose to practice at the time that is most convenient for them – whether it’s rolling out of bed and onto the mat for a 6:30 AM class or whether it’s stepping away from the desk or oven for the 12:30 PM or 4:00 PM class to renew their mind and relieve tension. No matter their experience level or availability, everyone can benefit from yoga.

 

Health Benefits

Speaking of benefits, yoga promotes several health benefits when regularly practiced. It improves flexibility and posture, and it boosts your immune and nervous systems.

 

In addition to its physical benefits, yoga improves mental health as well, making you happier, relieving anxiety, and benefiting your relationships. By gifting yoga to your loved one, you’ll be investing in their overall health for a beautiful future.

 

Give the Gift of Yoga This Holiday

Take away some of the hassle and stress of shopping for the perfect present by supporting a women- and family-owned local business. Give a Health Yoga Life yoga gift certificate. Not only will they enjoy yoga classes, your giftee will also receive a personalized gift once they become an HYL member. Empower your loved ones to reconnect with their inner spirit, meet their goals, and improve their health this winter.

Three Quick Tips to Boost Immunity! #WellthyWednesday

We know this time of year can be crazy hectic. Parties, shopping, keeping healthy and fit, weather changes, end of year work projects…the list continues! It’s easy for stress to pile up and to start to feel rundown. Luckily there are strategies that can really help keep the immunity up.

Here are three quick tips to consider:

1. Keep unrolling your mat! Sometimes yoga is the first thing to get sacrificed when the demands on our time increase. STOP! UNROLL! GET ON YOUR MAT! Consistent yoga practices decreases stress and immunity. Studies have shown that people who practice yoga regularly are less likely to get the flu or catch a cold.

2. Pop a probiotic! Gut health is critical to overall health. Different foods/beverages, weather changes, and stress can contribute to the flora in the gut being compromised. So if probiotics aren’t a daily habit yet, you might consider a month trial in December. See how you feel. Gut health is even connected to our mental health. Probiotics have been shown to help ease stress and anxiety. All kinds of foods have good probiotics including yogurt (just go for the plain stuff and add a drop of maple syrup or berries as most yogurts are loaded with sugar) and fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha!

3. Go Green! Increase your daily raw green leafy vegetable intake. You know the ones: kale, romaine, parsley, chard, dandelion greens, collard greens. Indulged a little too much? You need to hydrate and raw green vegetables are loaded with WATER! Look for or make juices with primarily green leafy vegetables and start to replace fruits, like apple and pear, with lime and ginger (both great immune boosters that enhance the taste of the juice but without the added carbs from the fruit. Want a how to? Check out Siga’s Green Drink Video CLICK HERE

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