Over the festive season continue with your yoga practice be it Bikram or Dharma Mittra, or hatha yoga. It can seem impossible to find the time this time of year but you don’t have to do 90mins to get the benefits of sustaining your practice.
Wherever you are in the world, find a space put your mat down and make time for yourself. You don’t have to do an entire Bikram sequence. In fact, if you’re doing hatha postures I recommend several rounds sun salutations or two sets pranayama breathing, followed by head stand, shoulder-stand, fish, bow, standing forward bend, cobra and spinal twist.
These postures are especially good when you know you have been indulging a little too much and you feel your waistband is a little tight. These asanas will stimulate and give benefits to all your bodily systems. Not only will you feel fitter and stronger, yoga practice gives you a much needed mental break from the bustle, and time to ground yourself. So whatever your holiday plans, make sure you take your yoga mat with you, drop it wherever and funk-up your asana over Christmas!