5 Tips for a Healthy Fall

The scarves are on, the air is crisp, and fall is nearly here! Below, we’ve added our favorite tips to feel your best this season – and all year round!

1. Do some Yoga!

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How could this not be at the top of our list?! Yoga is a wonderful way to stay fit, and keep your body and mind healthy. Make time for practicing regularly – whether it be once a day or a few times a week.

And, if you feel that you’re getting stuck in a rut with your routine, switch it up! Try a new class or style of yoga, a new type of exercise, or gather up your closest pals for a fun and easy way to get motivated.

As the days get shorter and darker, yoga and other forms of exercise can be especially beneficial for a healthy rush of endorphins and staying in shape over the holiday season. Try getting outdoors for a bonus kick of vitamin D!

 

2. Make time for your friends and family

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As the weather gets chillier and the sun sets earlier, it can be particularly easy to blow off plans at the last minute. Who wants to venture out into the world when you can stay cozy indoors?! While this can be an easy route to go, resist! Bundle up in a warm jacket and go see your friends and family! They are important, you love them, go and see them. No excuses.

 

3. Practice mindful eating

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Candy corn, anyone? (Or, perhaps a bit more realistically, sugar packed pumpkin spice latte, anyone?)

Sweet and salty foods are delicious any time of the year – but what’s important is practicing moderation. The colder months, particularly fall and holiday times, are not only filled with more unhealthy foods than usual, but are also a time of higher stress levels for many. Whether the cause is going back to school, organizing the office Halloween party, or cooking Thanksgiving dinner, stressful eating is never the answer.

Instead of nervously munching on some chewy candy or crunchy chips, try excusing yourself for a quick 5-minute meditation or walk outside. You’ll feel the benefits instantly.

Another tip? Try to surround yourself with healthy food that feels good in your body. This makes it easier to stay healthy and feel good.

 

4. Help out those around you

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Giving back is an important thing to do, whether in big or small ways. Make a goal to give back regularly, not just during the fall and holiday season.

A few easy ways to get started? Try donating school supplies to your child’s school, offering to help your friend move, giving away some of your old yoga supplies, or even simply acknowledging something you value in another with a compliment.

 

5. Take care of yourself

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Another thing that’s always smart to do!

Try creating a fall “first aid kit”. This can include all your essentials, such as a cozy pair of socks, some tea bags, a comfy wrap, a good book, and an eye pillow – or any of your other favorite things to create the ultimate relaxation kit!

As the weather gets cooler, also try cleaning up and revamping your home. This is a great activity for spring cleaning as well. Reorganize your house, put away the summer clothes, throw an extra blanket on the bed, and refresh your home for the new season!

For all of your fall yoga clothing and prop needs, visit us today at BarefootYoga.com!

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This post was written by Carolina on September 18, 2015

Barefoot Yoga’s Fall Favorites!

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With orange undertones and a flourish of green that makes you think of the changing leaves outside, you’ll understand why the Padmini Lotus Eye Pillow was designed with Autumn in mind. Made with beautiful Indian Silk, the Sari fabric we use has a richness to it that feels so nice on the skin.

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With temperatures changing so much between the days and the evening, it is nice to have a piece that adjusts throughout the day. You can cinch it up close as it gets cold, or you can let it hang down in an open robe-like jacket with layers beneath.  Check out our full selection of Sweaters and Wraps to keep you warm as the seasons change.

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As the days grow shorter we find the temperature beginning to drop. Curl up for the cold weather with a cozy blanket in one of many vibrant colors. These work great as a yoga prop or an extra blanket to have around the house or car on a cold day.

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Nothing says fall is here like the color of this mat! It will make you think of pumpkins, spices, and sipping coffee on a crisp morning. This is the mat to kickstart you back into practice as you shed the lazy habits of summer.

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Our Silk Zafus are made from authentic Indian Sari Fabrics. With Fall being a time to nest back into the home, the luxury of these Zafus will help keep your cabin fever at bay. They offer a wonderful way to enhance your meditation, or to simply provide a seat closer to the ground.

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This post was written by Patrick on September 16, 2015

Yoga in Hollywood

From Miley Cyrus to Woody Harrelson, yoga has found its niche with Hollywood celebrities! Read below about how the practice of yoga has impacted the lives of some of our favorite celebs:

1. Russell Brand

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Celeb Yoga Quote: “One of the great sadnesses of modern life, because of our disenfranchisement and disillusionment with religion, is that we don’t have access to these ideas. Yoga and meditation, for me, is a way of, in this secular world, accessing very very beautiful principles that would perhaps make us happier, at a time when people feel disillusioned with the economy, concerned about the ecology, worried with politicians, and don’t trust what they’re being told on television.”

2. Madonna

 

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Celeb Yoga Quote: “Yoga is a metaphor for life. You have to take it really slowly. You can’t rush. You can’t skip to the next position. You find yourself in very humiliating situations, but you can’t judge yourself. You just have to breathe, and let go. It is a workout for your mind, your body, and your soul.”

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If we weren’t already impressed with Britney Spears’ accomplishments in the world of classic pop hits, we’re even more impressed now! Between being a mother of two (to Jayden, 8, and Sean, 9) and performing at her residence show at the Axis in Las Vegas, the pop superstar also makes time for practicing some poses.

Celeb Yoga Quote: “You know I really love doing Yoga. And I have two separate trainers that come in, we play with it, I don’t like doing the same thing all the time, I like to change it up, so it’s like, it keeps it fun and interesting for me, so it’s not so boring. But my main ritual is Yoga. I do a lot of Yoga.”

4. Adam Levine

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Celeb Yoga Quote: “Maybe more than anything else, yoga teaches you to be still and calm under challenging circumstances.”

5. Christy Turlington

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6. Lea Michele

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The Glee star always looks (and sounds!) amazing to us, and at least one of those two things is credited to a regular yoga practice! The star and songstress also hikes regularly and eats clean, healthy food to keep her mind and body in tip top shape.

Celeb Yoga Quote: “I do yoga every single day in my backyard and I go on a long hike every week.”

 

7. Woody Harrelson

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Celeb Yoga Quote: “Yoga is the best thing for your sex life. It keeps you limber in all kinds of ways. It teaches you to love your body and your partner’s body. But more than anything, it keeps your mind liquid, and nothing’s sexier than that.”

 

8. Miley Cyrus

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The former Hannah Montana star turned somewhat-scandalous and often scantily dressed singer does a mean Half Lord of the Fishes pose while wearing a sunny yoga outfit – and we can’t help but love her look!

Looking for a similar style? Check out our collection of Liquido leggings and brightly colored Hybrid Eco Mats!

Celeb Yoga Quote: “Life is about balance. #party #yoga #veggies #partyharder #moreyoga #moreveggies”

Looking for clothes, mats, props, and more to look and feel great? Check us out today at BarefootYoga.com!

 

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This post was written by Carolina on September 14, 2015