Stay Safe, Relaxed & Healthy

Tips for staying healthy and relaxed during these challenging times

Gardenia flower

Appreciate all the good around us

With all the craziness going on around us, it’s nice to be able to take a moment to appreciate all the good that’s around us too! Like the beautiful fragrance of this gardenia flower.

Cultivating inner life

Cultivating inner life

When you make cultivating your inner life a priority, it means that whatever your external situation may be, you always have a nice place to retreat to.

Yoga can be practiced anywhere

Yoga can be practiced anywhere

Although it feels good to practice yoga asanas out in the fresh air, the nice thing about yoga is you can practice almost anytime and anywhere!

Respect and care for one another

Respect and care for one another

During this pandemic, simple acts like wearing a mask and keeping our distance from others are ways we can all show our respect and care for one another.

Need for a good night’s sleep

Need for a good night’s sleep

The need for a good night’s sleep is not something we ever outgrow. Allowing our body time to repair, rejuvenate, and recharge is vital to maintaining good health.

Mauna

Mauna

At times like this, people are understandably nervous when someone around them coughs or sneezes. But even talking can spread infection. You may have heard of the yoga practice called mauna, where a person consciously refrains from speaking. It may sound easy, but many people have a very hard time not talking. It is a relevant practice right now and it’s a nice feeling to not feel obligated to just talk and talk. Spreading less germs is an added bonus.

Caring for one another

Caring for one another

Even though we’ve had to be apart, this pandemic has brought us together in many ways. For example, we’ve had to care for one another in our fight against a common enemy.

Cultivating Inner Peace

Cultivating Inner Peace

Our emotions can overcome us during stressful times. A regular practice of cultivating inner peace can give you the strength you need during troubled times.

Feeling down

Feeling down

Sunshine, fresh air, and time alone in nature—a perfect prescription for when you’re feeling down.

Wearing masks while jogging

Wearing masks while jogging

I’ve seen people trying to be safe by wearing masks while they’re jogging. We should keep in mind that if we’re doing aerobic exercise and wearing a mask, we may not get 100% of our oxygen needs. So we may tire more quickly. Consider walking instead, because it won’t compromise your oxygen needs. Or if you prefer to jog or cycle without a mask, try to find places with no people around. But even then, have your mask available, just in case you unexpectedly come across a situation where you can’t avoid being around people.

Thoughtful exercising

Thoughtful exercising

Yoga asanas and tai chi are good exercises for most people because they don’t deplete your energy. Other exercises, like jogging or running, aren’t ideal for everyone because they can cause exhaustion.

Good hygiene

Good hygiene

Staying at home as much as possible has been useful to help stop the spread of Covid-19. However one of the most powerful tools we have is to practice good hygiene. Not only will that help us fight this virus but any other germs coming our way.

Outer and inner protection

Outer and inner protection

When it comes to maintaining your health, there is outer protection and inner protection. Outer protection means doing everything you can to keep yourself from coming into contact with the virus. Inner protection means strengthening your immune system and overall health in case you do end up exposed to illness.

Be kind

Be kind

These have been uncertain times, especially for some parts of the world where Covid19 has hit harder. If there was ever a time to react to others in kindness, it’s now.

Finding real purpose in life

Finding real purpose in life

Finding real purpose in life will give you a strong foundation to be able to cope with the ups and downs each day will surely bring.

Fear

Fear

It’s not a bad thing if you have some fear that you or your loved ones will become ill, because such fear will motivate you to take the actions necessary to protect yourself and those you care about. Too much fear, however, is bad because it weakens your immune system, making you more susceptible to sickness.

De-stress your mind and body

De-stress your mind and body

An important part of staying healthy and keeping our bodies from getting run down is to find something to help our mind and body de-stress! I have a few ways I like to do this. Singing outside in the fresh air is one of my top choices!

Today’s food is next month’s body

Today’s food is next month’s body

There’s a saying that today’s food is next month’s body! So there is no time like the present to take a step towards a healthier future. If you’re having to spend more time at home, why not try some new recipes with nutritiously rich foods. Being wise about our food choices means eating nutritious calories, not empty calories. This will satisfy our bellies and our bodies.

Washing hands

Washing hands

One of the silver linings of this pandemic is that we’ve all had to focus on properly washing our hands. This one good habit can spare us from a lot of sickness throughout our lives.

Good morning!

Good morning!

Whatever we do first thing in the morning can really set the tone for the whole day. Starting my day with meditation and prayer puts me in the right frame of mind to take on whatever challenges the rest of the day will bring. If you don’t already meditate in the morning, try it everyday for a week and see for yourself how much it can help your mood throughout the day.

More and more people coming out

More and more people coming out

The last few weeks when I went out into the ocean, there was much fewer people than usual, so it was very peaceful and quiet. Now I’m starting to see more and more people coming out and it’s very nice. I’d much rather see people being out on the ocean exercising and having some fun, than having to stay at home. There’s plenty of fresh air to go around out on the waves.

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