Meditation: Staying Calm & Collected During the Holidays

During the busy holiday season, staying healthy and maintaining a regular exercise regime is important for overall wellness. Cultivating a sound mind and body amidst the whirlwind of festivities, isn't always easy to do. For me meditation is a practice to get rid of useless junk cluttering my mind, and useless ticks inhabiting my body. And it's especially good during the holidays. Here are three suggestions to get you started:

1. Any Time, Any Place, Any Outfit. You can sit and breathe anywhere. You don't have to be in your best yoga outfit sitting on your yoga mat to do it. Take a couple minutes first thing in the morning, at work, at home, before bed, or before you head to a relative's house for Thanksgiving -- whatever works for you.

2. Conscious Breathing. That's all meditation is really, paying attention to your breath. Focus on watching your breath coming in and going out and you'll be doing a whole lot of good.

3. No Pressure. Try sitting first for only a couple minutes and build slowly from there. There is no rush. This is something that you can do your whole life. Meditation will sharpen your senses and your

awareness. Everything you ever wanted to know is right there waiting for you.

If you're interested, tonight at 8pm EST I'll be offering more tips on staying calm and collected during the holidays in a live chat with Tom's of Maine.

Establishing a regular meditation practice can drastically improve your health, and so can choosing the right foods. Ready to learn more about the power of food? Register now for our FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar with Kelly LeVeque.

Tara Stiles

Strala Yoga Founder & Best-Selling Author
Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. Thousands of guides are leading Strala classes around the globe in partner studios, gyms, and clubs. Strala has been illustrated in a case study by Harvard Business School, and its philosophy of ease and conservation of energy are incorporated by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and well-being professionals around the world. Tara teams up with W Hotels on Fit with Tara Stiles—a program bringing Strala Yoga classes and healthy recipes to W properties around the globe. She has collaborated with Reebok, working closely with the design team on their yoga lifestyle range as well as developed a line of knitwear and homeware with Wool and the Gang. Tara has authored several best-selling books including Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Cookbook, and Strala Yoga, all translated and published in several languages. She has been profiled by the New York Times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and featured in most major national and international magazines.
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