Beat Those Winter Blues: Yoga, Heat, and Jamaica.

 

Is it just me or does the constant cold weather and limited sunlight during the winter gives you the blues? I live for summertime. The warmth of the sun and the cool feel of the ocean’s breeze. I live in NYC so warm days or hot, balmy nights are only had about two months out of the ENTIRE year. I hold down a J.O.B so I can’t get away as often as I would like in order to soak up some sun. What is a girl to do when the groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter and in reality, it’s cold 10 months out of the year!!!??? You got it, beat the blues right here in the frigid winter.

Here are some ways to beat the blues:

Hot/Bikram Yoga

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You don’t have to be a yoga expert to take a hot yoga class but you should be in fairly good health. If you suffer from any conditions it is probably a good idea to check in with your doctor before taking the class. It is not a super strenuous workout but it gets hella hot. I love the heat (not so much the sweat) and this class provides all of the heat and sweat that you may lack in the wintertime. It is also great for relaxation.Savasana and Namaste.

Turn Up the Heat and Invest in Good Lighting

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Home is where the heart is and I love going home after a long day to just unwind. I cannot relax if the temperature at home is too low and if my lights don’t set a mood. I love keeping the thermostat at around 75/80 degrees. I slip into a tee shirt and am automatically transported to warm climate in my own home. Also, invest in decent lighting. We have cool lights made by Phillips Hue. You can change the lighting intensity and color.

Just Go Away

If none of those things work…then book a flight to Jamaica! Yeah Mon.That does it every time. I recently watched a really genius video promotion done by Jamaica Tourism and Jetblue for travel to Jamaica. The video really captured life as a commuter in NYC and it was nice to see a little piece of Jamaica set up in the middle of one of the busiest hubs in the city. Let’s face it. Jamaica is always a good idea. Jetblue gave away tickets to Jamaica to 15 lucky commuters. Now they truly have a way to beat the winter blues.

 

 

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