When Weather Gets You Down, Turn To Yoga

As the weather turns gray, rainy, and cold here in Portland, it’s easy to succumb to the call of a cozy blanket and a warm, comfy couch. Here are some things to keep you motivated and focused.

  • Make a Pledge – to a friend or even someone you see in class that you will come to class. You will feel more accountable knowing that someone is expecting to see you in class. Instead of curling up on the couch in your warm p.j.’s , you’ll find yourself suiting up in your best rain gear and heading out the door. Your body and mind will thank you.
  • Quiet the Mind – when the days get shorter and the cold rain sets in, anxiety and depression can creep its way in. Yoga helps you refocus and let go of negativity. Come into a class with heavy shoulders and walk out feeling light as a feather.
  • Smile and Laugh – this may seem silly, but when you smile, people smile back. Start a trend. Create a chain reaction and brighten everyone’s day. Give it a try. The results might surprise you!