Whatever your race, religion or tribe, if you live in the Western world you can’t avoid the annual festivities surrounding the anniversary of the birth of Christ. But the affectionately termed ‘silly season’ (where general over-indulgence is order of the day) can take its toll on all of us. Whatever your situation here’s my yogi’s guide to a stress-free, joyful and compassionate holiday.
As many of my friends and students are aware I have become a passionate advocate for Mindfulness Meditation over the past few years. Meditation is no longer perceived as New Age mumbo jumbo or a gift for those with the luxury of time to retreat to an Ashram or Himalayan cave for several weeks, months or years. High profile celebrities, artists and business leaders alike are attributing their success and happiness to a regular Mindfulness Meditation practice. And my own journey from stressed, disillusioned corporate executive to happy, motivated yoga teacher and business owner has been largely a result of the same.