Staying Well in the Summer Heat: Yoga and Breath Work

Taking a moment for yourself

Come summer time, with increased light, increased energy, and perhaps a fuller social calendar there is a longing to connect to that carefree, relaxed summer feeling, and perhaps to a deeper sense of balance.

With the extra hours of light in the summer, allow yourself to wake a little earlier to take your time transitioning throughout your day.

It can be easy to feel rushed or have the mentality that once we finish x, y, z, then we can relax. It's okay to slow down, and actually it's more than okay, it's healthy to slow down!

By getting outdoors for 30 minutes each day, you'll feel refreshed and it'll be a reminder of how good it feels to take care of yourself. Whether you're heading outside to run, walk, read a good book, take a nap on the beach or play Frisbee with some friends, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking water .

In honor of the sun, try a Sun Salutation outside...  being inverted in downward dog outdoors can be a great way to change your perception!

And help you to move from a place of balance, playfulness and enjoyment.

Maura Hintlian