I have been trying holiday yoga themes to do a lot of the fun Austin-y things to celebrate the yoga holidays like touring some of the iconic Christmas decorations and hitting one of the many Festivus decked-out bars for a cocktail.
Last night I went with my mom and my friend Summer to see a Christmas show at a local theatre called Alchemy. They were performing an eclectic cabaret called Frost Bite focused on all the calamities of the Christmas season. Through comedy, they spotlighted the challenges of the holidays like a drunk, obnoxious relatives, “friendly” competition among siblings, and splitting time with divorced parents.
They also addressed some serious topics such as food insecurity, mourning a loved one and mental health. Although “Tis’ the Season to be Jolly”, there are many reasons why people get depressed around the holidays.
If you have been feeling down in December, you are not alone. Maybe this is the 1st or 20th Christmas after your loved one’s passing. Or possibly you do not have enough food to feed your family on a average day, let alone a festive meal. Perhaps you are forced to gather with family members that could not care less to see you except for this holiday yoga.
No matter your reason for experiencing the holiday blues, taking some time for a little self-care will ground you and provide the energy to make it through this challenging time.
If you need a little encouragement, please join me for this week’s yoga class, Yoga for Relieving Depression, and take the steps to support yourself. Sending you lots of love and healing energy your way.
This week’s 15-minute class, Yoga for Relieving Depression, is all about honoring your current state and processing the emotion. Through gentle heart openers and twists, as well as breath work that allows you to shift blocked energy, you will move and release your emotion to gain some relief in our body and mind. Yoga with Meditation Mutha is for everyBODY. Please join me in this opportunity to nurture yourself so you can thrive in your day. Enjoy!
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