Does a chocolate orange count as one of your five a day? The normally relatively clean eating is out the window - and that's ok. The pattern of my yoga practice is disjointed and that's ok too. Yoga isn't only practiced on a mat........
But what happens when Harry Potter and a mince pie is more alluring than asanas and meditation. For me, I take my yoga off the mat. My dog walk becomes a meditative session in nature and a chance to focus on my breath. Practice is shorter - maybe only ten mins to begin with and one or two asanas. The practice length will grow and a meditative savansana will return (not everyone can find a quiet space in which to during the holidays!). There is much to be learnt about movement by slowing down and focussing on those two aforementioned asanas. And once we begin like this, does the mince pie still look as tempting? Or has the breath, the asana, the (relatively) quietening begun to have its effect on the body and mind?
"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame."
Enjoy your holidays, be kind to yourselves and respectful of your bodies.
Classes begin on Thursday, 5th January 2017 with a special masterclass "Oh My Days.... I haven't moved for 2 weeks" on Saturday, 7th January 2017.