As the weather begins to warm up and we take on the task of cleaning out
our closets, packing up bulky winter clothes, putting away holiday decorations,
and simply de-cluttering our homes, it’s important to remember that
we should also focus on our most important home – our body and mind.
Kristi Brownlow, Registered Yoga Teacher at
ProMotion Fitness+, has put together five useful ways to practice spring-cleaning for your
mind and body.
Release The Stress
Just as the mind holds on to things, the body does as well, so it is important
to fully release tension.
ProMotion Fitness+ offers several yoga classes that can help you relieve stress, decrease
depression and anxiety, add flexibility and strength, and help you practice
self-care. Along with practicing yoga, cardiovascular exercise and strength
training can also promote stress relief.
Eliminate One Thing That Is No Longer Serving You
This could be physically, emotionally, or mentally. Maybe you have been
loading up on added sugars this winter or spending time with someone that
is not the best fit for you. Whatever the case may be, it is important
to release the things that no longer serve you in order to open space
for new beginnings.
Just as Mother Nature is reawakening from being dormant all winter, it
is imperative for humans to revitalize after a long winter by “grounding”.
Studies show that walking barefoot in the grass or simply spending time
outdoors can promote better sleep, improved overall health, and reduce
stress. Additionally, the sun provides extra Vitamin D, which can improve
Improve Your Quality of Sleep
Did you know that research has shown an improvement in sleep patterns when
someone consistently practices yoga? Along with yoga, other self-care
practices that promote optimal sleep patterns are cardiovascular exercise,
“grounding” practices, eating meals, performing relaxing bedtime
rituals, and limiting stress.
Similar to a cluttered home, a chaotic email inbox can cause major anxiety
and stress. Ditch your phone whenever you can and spend your time on things
that will help improve your health, such as exercising, spending time
soaking up Vitamin D while gardening, or taking a yoga class.
To check out all of the yoga classes that
ProMotion Fitness+ has to offer, and learn more about our exercise program, call 240-215-1470
or stop by
7211 Bank Ct. Suite 220, Frederick, MD 21701.