The Ultimate Mind-Body Wellness Celebration
June 21 is the International Day of Yoga. First celebrated in 2015, it’s the perfect opportunity to think about how we treat our minds and bodies. Whether you’re a yoga expert, or wouldn’t know a tree pose from a downward-facing dog, we believe you deserve to enjoy the benefits of a healthy mind-body balance. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ways you can treat yourself better today and every day.
How You Can Celebrate International Day of Yoga
Besides being a great exercise for your muscles, yoga has been found to elevate grey matter levels in your brain which can offer therapeutic benefits. Here are a few yoga practices that can act like green super-foods for your mind and body.
Getting outside or taking a stroll through nature can help reduce stress and restore focus throughout your day. If you can’t get outside, bring a few plants and natural light inside to boost your mood.
Make a Happy Plan
Create a specific list of things that you enjoy doing so anytime you need a pick-me-up throughout the year you’ll have a place to draw from. Whether you enjoy painting, working out, movies, or reading, keep it at the ready. Include books you’d like to read or movies you’d like to watch so you don’t have to make a split-second decision.
Life is busy, and you definitely deserve a little pampering. Here are our 5 favorite ways to create an at-home spa day:
Step 1. Create Ambience
Step 2. Enjoy the Ultimate Back Massage
- Serenity Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Sound & Meditation
- Gentle Touch Gel Deluxe Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Soothing Heat
Step 3. Give Your Feet a Deserved Break
Step 4. Help Your Kids Get in on the Fun
Step 5. Take a drift moment with our latest passive wellness device
Nurture by Nature, Kirstin Weir, American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/04/nurtured-nature
Neuroanatomy: Grey Matter, Anthony A. Mercadante; Prasanna Tadi.: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK553239/
Yoga Meditation Practitioners Exhibit Greater Gray Matter Volume and Fewer Reported Cognitive Failures: Results of a Preliminary Voxel-Based Morphometric Analysis, Brett Froeliger, Eric L. Garland, and F. Joseph McClernon: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3525089/
6 Super Brain Yoga Practices to Boost Your Gray Matter, Elizabeth Herman, The Art of Living: https://www.artofliving.org/us-en/blog/6-super-brain-yoga-exercises-to-boost-your-gray-matter
Medical Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.