As we find ourselves in the throes of the holidays, we’ve all added a layer of stress to the many layers we’re all likely wearing for winter. In an effort to shed this extra unwanted layer, we tapped into two of our wellness experts, Janice Evert, holistic health coach and yogi, and Nimisha Gandhi, holistic nutritionist and Ayurvedic practitioner, for their quick but insightful tips on how they lighten their load-even with the demands of motherhood upon them!
Janice shares that power of routine lies in its familiarity. With less mental energy needed to decide what’s happening next, routine grounds us and allows for space for purposeful and enduring acts of self-love. Janice says, “The result is profound rejuvenation throughout the mind, body and soul.” Easy routines are to start your day with a glass of warm water or massage your body with body oil, like sesame or lavender oil, after your evening shower.
Janice encourages her clients who are caught up in the swirl of the day or season to take a minute and “let your head fall below your heart which slows down the central nervous system and lowers our fight or flight response. You will often find me this way in the midst of cooking for starving kiddos in the kitchen.”
Nimisha believes in the tremendous healing powers of food and drink. And shares that as the temperatures drop, it’s even more important to find balance through warming and grounding foods like soups, stews, teas, and spices like cinnamon.
To catch more of Janice’s and Nimisha’s tips and feel their warm energy, check out our mini series on our IGTV. Janice walks us through 2 simple but powerful breathing exercises to do anytime, anywhere, and Nimisha dishes more on her favorite immune-boosting winter practices for hopeful, expecting, and new mamas.