It’s that time again, when we find ourselves poking at the past and making lists of what we hope to accomplish in the new year. We’re looking fresh starts in the face, and doesn’t that feel good?
If you’re like a lot of people, you’ll be trying out new ways to get organized, gain energy, and make the next 365 days more incredible than the last.
Here's how yoga helps you de-clutter, de-stress, and detox your way to a happier, healthier you!
Did you invest in the basic tools for optimal organization (the leather bound planners, calendar apps, closet kits and storage bins)? If you’re looking for more organization, try out some gadgets, and find what works for you.
Cleaner spaces are so vital to our organization and sanity! In fact, science shows that clutter can negatively affect us in the following ways:
- Causes our senses to work harder, due to excessive stimuli.
- Distracts us and makes focusing on things that matter more difficult.
- Hampers our ability to fully relax — mentally, physically, and emotionally.
- Inhibits our productivity as well as our creativity.
- Produces anxiety, guilt, and a sense of defeat.
The visual messes we surround ourselves with also serve as reminders that we have loads of unfinished projects, and work that’s pending. It’s great to know we can always melt into the mat when we need a break, but why not make your life less chaotic by reducing clutter where you can?
Organization isn't just about the piles of stuff around your house. It's also about mental and emotional clutter. What are you doing to clear the cobwebs in your head and heart? Yoga is here to help.
Yoga For a More Organized You
Use meditation and Restorative yoga to transform your emotional environment, help you think more clearly, and engage with yourself and the amazing world around you.
If your practice has waned due to your lengthy to-do list, make it a priority. What happens on your mat is transformative. Tap into your power with a few simple asanas daily, an energy-building sequence, or just five minutes of meditation and reflection.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ~Albert Einstein
Don’t Stop There: Diets and Detoxes
Here’s where we discuss the dreaded diets that hang heavy in the air every new year. And while we could talk endlessly about the benefits of eating well for optimal health and energy, why echo what you’ve already heard a gazillion times?
Although resolutions are great, making changes that stick requires more than resolve. Sure, you’ll need a program, but be certain you’ve addressed the inside before you enact changes on the outside.
Lovingly embrace and accept yourself, and set an intention more than a resolution.
Start with a detox of old habits, ideas, and self-destructive behaviors. Find a mantra that motivates you to nurture and support yourself, then move full-steam into an organized program.
And as always, we've got you covered. Sign up now for the 7 Day Detox Challenge! Join together with yoga teacher Jess Rose and yogis from all over the world on a journey toward feeling great and jumpstarting health in the new year. No fancy teas or diets necessary!
Just eat healthily through these 7 days, follow along with the 10-minute video each day, and by the end of the week, you'll be feeling awesome and motivated to continue your healthy lifestyle throughout the rest of the year.
Ready to start your new year, new you journey? Join us for the 7 Day Detox Challenge!