Is Christmas Stress Driving You Crazy?
Written by Nancy Weshkoff
Christmas is just two weeks away. And, as we get closer to Christmas, I witness people experiencing more stress than normal with holiday obligations. With that stress comes some bad habits such as overeating or eating high carb sugary foods. We also tend to not get enough sleep. There is one other thing that happens: we often stop exercising and taking care of ourselves.
When we stop taking care of ourselves, bad things start to happen. We gain weight from poor food choices and not exercising, putting more strain on our body. Our reserve of energy becomes exhausted. We are much more likely to become ill when our bodies are pushed to their limit. And if we are not breathing properly, our body is not functioning efficiently.
I would like to suggest a different path this holiday season: Set aside some time for yourself!!! One way to do that is with a great yoga class. You will gently stretch your muscles relieving muscle tension. During the yoga class, you will also take deep breaths to increase the oxygen to your organs, which helps with stress reduction. And by moving your body you are burning calories, keeping your weight in check. Most importantly, you will generally feel better. And when you feel better you can start to enjoy the holiday season rather than feeling overwhelmed.
Moonflower Yoga in Bellmore, New York, in Long Island’s Nassau County, has some great yoga classes that can help you feel better and more relaxed this holiday season. And because we have small class sizes with a maximum of 6 students per class, our teachers pay personal attention to you making sure that you are comfortable and having a great yoga experience in your class. Our students always say they feel so much better after just a one-hour yoga class. You may also find that you sleep more soundly on the evening when you attend your yoga class, and having a good night’s sleep is essential.
So take a bit of time for yourself this holiday season. When you do that, you may find that you enjoy this special time of year a bit more, while you are also keeping yourself healthier. Hope to see you soon at Moonflower Yoga in Bellmore, Long Island!