If you have some green areas around you, you´re lucky! Not all of us have. Living in a big city can make it difficult to reach the nature. But maybe you have a park close to you that you can visit. It doesn´t have to be big, just a park with grass and plants. Be creative and explore your surroundings this summer!
Here are my summer tips:
Be mindful in the nature
Go to a place that is as quiet as possible with as much nature as possible. Sit down on the grass or on a rock. Close your eyes and take some big deep breaths. Drop your shoulders and relax. Listen to the sound around you. Maybe you hear birds, flies or water running. Notice your skin how it feels. Does the sun shine on it or the wind touches it lightly? Notice the scent around you. Do you sense any from flowers, the water or the grass? Just rest for a while in total mindfulness here and now. (This is an exercise me and my women circle did a couple a weeks ago. So relaxing!)
Walking barefoot on the ground can have a very healing affect on you. To be in contact with the earth reconnect us to its energy. This has a very balancing and calming effect on you. All you need to do is to be barefoot directly on the ground. You don´t need to walk if you don´t want to, you can just sit on a chair with the feet on the ground.
I try to be barefoot as much as possible during the summer and have noticed that it makes me very calm. Try it!
Be in the sun
The sun has had a bad reputation the last couple of decades or so. We are told to protect our self from its dangerous beams to prevent us from getting cancer. This has led us to use sun protection that in itself has bad ingredients and also prevents us from producing and absorbing the very important vitamin D. Vitamin D is very important for our immune system, hormone balance, mineral absorption, hair and skeleton etc. Research has shown that we only need to be in the sun for 30 minutes a day to have enough vitamin D. So before you put sun protection (preferable natural), be in the sun for 30 minutes.
The sun is also important for our daily rhythm and sleep. To be in the daylight helps our pineal gland to produce more melatonin during the night so our sleep becomes better. Having a good night sleep is a well known fact for our health.
Have a picnic with friends and family
To be with our near and dear ones is also very good for our health. It makes us happier to interact with people around us. So my last summer tip is to arrange picnics this summer. It doesn´t have to be complicated with a lot of food, it can be as simple as bringing some strawberries and ice tea, or why not bringing some delicious raw dessert, crispy salad or just a bunch of fresh cherries.
So what are your plans for this summer? Please share your summer tips with us!
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Helen Kåselöv is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and the founder of Healing from within with yoga & food (former Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic pain). Helen has a history of severe endometriosis and is today helping women with endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids and other pelvic pain online, with yoga, nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Using yoga both as a tool in different kinds of healing programs, pain management, yoga has become the foundation in her work. “Yoga can help you in so many ways: Physically, mentally, spiritually and as a personal development tool.”