Part of the fun of being a small business owner is every single day is different. Of course, I primarily teach yoga Mon-Fri but I also do things like writing documents (i.e. contracts, proposals, handouts), attending networking events in the Arlington area and running to the bank to make deposits. I love the variety each day offers including what’s on tomorrow’s agenda: abellaYoga is exhibiting at the City of Alexandria Health Fair.
One of my booth giveaways is a handout I created on with simple Spring cleaning tips for the body, mind and soul. I cut & pasted the tips below hoping you might find something here useful for your life this Spring. If you have other ideas, please share.
Do Yoga – Wring out the toxins in your body with a simple twist every morning. Try this: Lie on your back & hug your knees into your chest. Open arms wide and drop your knees to left, look right. Take 5 long inhales and exhales. Switch.
Stop Catalogs – Clutter in our homes mentally weighs us down. Visit dmachoice.org to stop getting junk mail you don’t want or need. Online banking & billing is another great way to lighten your mailbox and keep your counters/desk clean.
Eat Greens – Don’t just go green, eat green! Swiss chard, kale, arugula and mustard greens are high in cancer-fighting nutrients. They will put pep in your step, sharpen your brain and boost your immune and circulatory systems.
Get Outside – Nature is powerful medicine. Rain or shine, get outside and move daily. Try working up a sweat –walk, run, bike, dance or do whatever you love– to get your heart pumping and rid your body of toxins & waste. Bonus: 20 minutes outside without sunscreen will also give you a healthy, natural dose of vitamin D. 21 minutes and beyond? Be wise and use sunscreen.
Water, Water, Water – The healthiest thing you can drink. No calories, carbs, sugar or fat. It fills you up. Keeps your skin glowing. Bored by the taste? Add a lemon, lime or orange to give it a hint of natural flavor.