I wish I were a whale.
Oh to be a whale this time of year, plunging deep into the cool, dark sea. That's the medicine we need on these hot, humid days. Swimming.
In the Mind-body Reset program this week, we're exploring how to keep cool and healthy even in the summer's heat. It's not an easy task, especially on days like today when it may feel like whatever you do, you're still a sweaty hot mess.
So how do you cool your whole system down? Take a plunge into some fresh cool water and go for a swim, preferably in the morning or evening. And if you can't be a whale, and you can't make it out to the lake for a swim, then a cool shower will help.
Avoid exercise in the middle of the day when the sun is at its peak. A gentle morning walk or yoga practice is best. Head outside early under the shade of the oak trees at Condon Shell Park with Loni on Wednesday morning at 8am for Outdoor Yoga Flow. Try Greta's Gentle Yoga class on Friday mornings live in the Online Studio at 9:30am.
Since your body may not be moving as much as it normally does, meditation can help with overall ease and managing stress. To help you with some meditation inspiration, we have a very special gift for you: a free guided dream meditation with the wonderful Lisa DiMatteo. Set aside 15 minutes one night this week and practice along with her. You can access it here in the Free New Moon Meditations on our Namastream site.
It's hard being human. And part of my mission is making tools available that help you manage what it is to be human, even on a hot, sweaty, glorious summer day.
All my best,
Emilie + the borealis team
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REPLAY: Build strength for wheel pose with Emilie Reid
find it in the Online Studio under "New for August!"
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Join her for a Strength class every Tuesday at 9:30-10:30am EST, or click here to get our livestream class schedule.
NOTE: borealis is closed August 24-30th for end of summer break. There will be no livestream classes that week, but you can access all the on-demand videos your heart desires. ❤️
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