Yogis and yoginis are no strangers to gratitude. As the holidays approach, it’s natural to want to extend your yoga lifestyle into all the activities of the season.
Here are some tips to help you keep calm, carry on, and remember the sacred this Thanksgiving.
Take Care of Yourself
One of the foundational teachings of yoga is to be a good friend to yourself. During the holiday season, it’s common to run ourselves ragged thinking of others — whether it’s shopping, sending cards, throwing parties, going to parties, or cooking for our loved ones.
This year, choose to care for yourself first on Thanksgiving Day. When you do, you’ll find that you have even more energy for generosity and good cheer.
What’s the #1 way to fill your love tank?
Do your practice, of course! I recommend carving out time to do a sweaty, more rigorous practice on Thanksgiving Day. This way you'll feel fresh and guilt-free when it’s time to pig out! Also, when you are calm, cool and centered after a vigorous yoga session, any challenging family dynamics should barely phase you.