It’s just 10 days to Yoga Holiday With Paul. Are you ready?
If you follow the blog you read 3 Yoga Holiday Prep Steps. Now we have just over a week till the Algarve it is time to complete the process to get your mind and body prepared.
Get super(food) powers
If you’re already eating clean you can amp up your diet by adding nutrient-rich superfoods. Eat more of the following
- Vegetables: Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Beets, Garlic, Cauliflower, Leeks
- Fruits: Blueberries, Strawberries, Watermelon
- Nuts & Seeds: Almonds, Pistachios, Quinoa, Chia
- Herbs & Spices: Green tea, Ginger, Turmeric
Prepare for a week of yoga with a book that will inspire and enlighten you. If you need some ideas, check out the Best Yoga Books post. Ground yourself in yogic wisdom with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda or The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi. Or focus on meditation and mindfulness with Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg or A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
Increase the ZZZZs
Resist the temptation to run around frantically to “get it all done”. The world will not end in the week you take for holiday. Work will be there when you get back. Cleaning the house will be there. Getting your dog to the groomer will be there. Whatever it is, it will be there. Part of the gift and challenge of a yoga holiday is it can help us break out of our habitual behaviours. Get a head start on this practice — and arrive rested and ready for yoga — by making sleep a priority before the holiday.
Share your pre-yoga-holiday tips or questions in the comments.