Because we want to create calm and come back from the holidays refreshed, we got in touch with an expert on this very topic: yoga instructor Ava Pendl. Ava notes that we're programmed to give during the holidays, which is great—until we forget to give to ourselves. "This leads to heightened stress levels, anxiety, and development of stress-related habits such as overeating, smoking, or drinking."
In between the holiday shopping and family bonding, it's important to set aside some time to nurture your body and soul. Here's how you can make that happen.