By Tiffany Lord~
From sparkling decorations to the delicious smells of cookies fresh out of the oven, the holiday season is a time to reflect and celebrate — ideally, with friends and family.
But with the onset of COVID-19, many people can’t travel or see loved ones, especially with the onset of COVID-19. It can feel isolating and downright unfair if you’re not able to make it to your usual holiday gatherings, this year.
But with less effort than it takes to brave the skies or roads during the busiest time of year, you can stay connected to your loved ones and enjoy the holiday spirit from your home.
No matter your familiy’s traditions, you can still enjoy the same holiday rituals remotely. As long as you have an internet connection or a smartphone, you never have to be alone in today’s world.
Here are a few ideas on how to take your holiday online.
If you feel a little lonely between virtual gatherings and phone calls, try the Joyful Memory Meditation to shift your mindset into one of joy and gratitude.
Don’t forget to design your at-home holiday lounge. Think of your favorite aspects of the holiday season, from scents, music, colors, or photographs of holiday memories. Inspiration can come from anything that makes you feel more connected to your loved ones and the spirit of the season.
Use these inspirations to cultivate a “holiday lounge” somewhere in your home. This might be a cinnamon-scented candle on your nightstand, or a whole room decorated in uplifting holiday colors and lights. Make your space resonate with joy and connection.
Tiffany Lord is a private yoga coach, founder of Love + Asana and resident instructor for the International Headache Center. Her passion is helping people reconnect to their bodies for more strength, flexibility and confidence with a personalized approach to movement & mindfulness. She truly believes whether you feel "out of shape" from persistent pain, past injuries or a stressful life change, you can feel better and live the life you want with yoga. Learn more about her custom virtual yoga programs at loveandasana.com.