Phew! You made it through week one! Treat you and your kiddos to a good night's sleep using essential oils- Lavender, Chamomile, Vetiver, Bergamot, Thyme, Sandalwood, Sage, and Cilantro are all great oils to help promote deep and peaceful sleep. Try diffusing or applying a couple drops of these oils (diluted with carrier oils) before bedtime and enjoy a great night's sleep!
Whether you feel like you've dirtied it or not, your yoga mat should be cleaned after each use. And if you're borrowing from a gym or class room, you should clean it BEFORE you use it too! This helps stop the spread of germs and prevents fungal transfers like athlete's foot or warts. Luckily, this yoga mat cleaner is super easy to make! Simply combine all ingredients in a small spray bottle, and shake. Spray onto your mat and wipe with a terry cloth, and viola- a cleaned and refreshed mat!
Yoga has proven to help fight and ease the symptoms of depression, like anxiety, stress, and hopelessness. When you practice yoga regularly, it can lower the levels of cortisol, which is the primary stress hormone, and can influence serotonin levels, which is directly associated with depression. Getting into the habit of mindfulness and relaxation can also lift your spirits, and give you a mood boosting effect that lasts well after class ends!