Today's activity - E+A Aroma Mists for @sheffieldyogafest this weekend - Tranquility, Unwind, Restore and Wild Garden to relax, rejuvenate and freshen up your space. Great for spritzing your yoga mats too 🙏🏻👌🏻..
👉🏻30% of all sales will go to the newly-founded MAHA Project, working to take yoga into communities to enable people to share, connect and feel better. All profits from Sheffield Yoga Festival will fund programmes with existing organisations working with vulnerable groups in the city ..
So what are the things I’ve being doing to take better care of myself? I’ve wanted to get right back to basics so to me that means re-setting my circadian rhythms. Recently a Nobel Prize was awarded to researchers for their work on circadian rhythms. Major medical conditions such as cancer, psychiatric illnesses, obesity & metabolic conditions such as diabetes are influenced by the circadian clock. The circadian rhythm is the body’s natural regulator of sleeping patterns. Sleep is of major importance to our health - hormones, fat, brain health & much more. So to re-set circadian rhythms I needed to get as much morning light as possible - sunrise is the best - but as I’m definitely not a morning person I’m still working on that 😂 but I did manage it for this photo 👍 Of course what comes first is getting to bed earlier the night before. I’ve gradually been working on that too. I’ve committed to walking with a friend a few times each week before she goes to work so it has to be 6.30am. I’ve so far managed it pretty much most of the time and I’m really proud of myself! When I walk I don’t wear sunglasses as this blocks the light from your eyes and defeats the purpose! The more sunlight you get during the day, especially in the early morning, the more melatonin you will produce at night and your sleep will be of a deeper and higher quality. When I’m not walking with my friend I have been tending to go a bit later 7.30 or 8am but when I do that I always walk barefoot on the beach - next post will be why (hint - grounding 👣)