So, the Christmas countdown has begun, but will you survive the chaos? Here at Seed, we have a wide range of products, services and top tips to help you and your loved ones feel healthy and balanced during and beyond the festive madness.
Remember to breathe!
“Breath work is the new big thing in the wellness world. It is universally useful and accessible to everyone regardless of gender, age and fitness levels. It is your own superpower that you can access once you learn some techniques. Benefits are many from increasing energy and managing stress / anxiety to boosting cardiovascular flow and aiding digestion. For many it also connects you to your deeper sense of self or ‘spirit’.”
Kirsten Orchard, yoga, transformational breath + mindful movement teacher and studio owner
Be mindful of how much you are eating / drinking and stay hydrated!
“At a time where we tend to overindulge, I recommend practicing portion control! Use your hand as a guide to monitor your intake at the dinner table. The fleshy part of your palm is around the correct serving size of protein i.e. turkey/nut roast. A clenched fist size serving of carbohydrates i.e. potatoes and your thumb tip is the appropriate serving of oils/butters. The good news is vegetables/salads are unlimited so fill up on those which are fantastic for your gut health, skin and energy levels.
“I use a water tracker bottle to make sure I am well hydrated every day. Also, remember to try “thirst-first” you may just need a glass of water as our bodies often get confused between the feeling of hunger masquerading as dehydration.”
Evie Whitehead, Nutritional Therapist
Detox before or after the festive excess
“Research shows that fasting promotes a healthier digestive system, boosts health markers and reduces our desire to binge. Following some sort of detox or fasting programme helps to cut cravings, improve nutrition, promote weight loss, detox the body, improve skin and promote clean, healthy eating. Cleansing is all about clearing the clutter inside your body and by doing so, will reset your body so you feel renewed and ready to go”.
Clive Colman, The Yummy Juice Company,
Engage in gentle exercise that supports your emotional health
“Yoga, Barre and Pilates all help to restore balance in both body and mind, bringing us out of stress (fight or flight) mode and into ‘rest and digest’. Cultivating strength, flexibility and balance, these gentler forms of exercise help to tone muscles, improve core strength and promote fitness whilst calming the monkey mind.”
Kate Kirrane, Yoga Teacher
Use therapeutic grade essential oils to help you relax
“Wild Orange, Balance and Vetiver are three great oils for aiding relaxation, not just for you but everybody in your household. Simply add a few drops in a diffuser in the busiest room of the house and allow the oils to work their magic.”
Adele Wimsett, Women’s Health & doTerra Oils Practitioner
Have a Himalayan salt bath
“Comprising over 80 minerals, a bath full of Himalayan salts are great for both the skin and soul. As well as providing a relaxing, therapeutic bathing experience, they also make a great gift!”
And remember that a little bit of self care goes a long way – so make sure to treat yourself too! Why not book a massage, a relaxing session of Reflexology or a beautiful Ayurvedic facial as a well deserved early Christmas present 😁
You can find out more about anything mentioned in this blog by contacting our therapists & teachers directly.