Throughout the month of June, as we commemorate the significance of International Yoga Day (21 June), let’s continue our journey to discover inner peace and maintain a tranquil state of mind, quite literally! This June, we invite you to celebrate the harmony of body and mind by exploring the wonderful benefits of staying cool during your yoga practice. Let’s dive into a world of tranquillity, sweat-free serenity, and endless relaxation!
Yoga is all about finding balance, peace, and a connection with your inner self. However, we all know that pesky perspiration can sometimes disrupt the flow of our practice and dampen our spirits. But fear not, fellow yogis, for we have some cool tips to help you make the most of your yoga journey.
Staying cool while bending, stretching, and centering yourself is key to unlocking the full potential of your practice. That’s why we’re sharing six simple yet effective tips to maintain a refreshing atmosphere and enhance your overall yoga experience:
Breathe and Hydrate
Remember to take deep, conscious breaths throughout the session. Stay hydrated by sipping on water before, during, and after your session. Keeping your body properly hydrated helps regulate temperature and keeps you feeling cool and energised.
Seek the Shade
If you’re practicing outdoors, choose a shady spot to lay out your mat. Shielding yourself from direct sunlight not only helps prevent overheating but also allows you to focus on your movements without distractions.
Choose a Good Deodorant
While staying cool is essential for a harmonious yoga practice, wearing a good roll-on or deodorant spray like Shower To Shower Sensitive, can further enhance your experience. By choosing one that suits your needs, you can ensure a comfortable and confident session. Look for roll-ons and deodorants with skin-friendly ingredients that soothe your underarms, while also offering long-lasting protection to stay fresh and focused throughout your yoga practice.
Light and Breathable Attire
Opt for loose-fitting, breathable clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton or bamboo. These materials allow air to circulate, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout.
Keep a small towel or cloth nearby to wipe away any excess sweat during the yoga session. Dampen it with cool water or, for an extra refreshing touch, place it in the refrigerator before your practice. A quick dab on your forehead or neck can work wonders in lowering your body temperature.
Embrace the Cool Down
After an invigorating yoga session, take a few moments to cool down. This can include gentle stretches, relaxing in a comfortable seated position, or even trying a calming meditation. Embracing the cool-down phase allows your body to reset and aids in maintaining a sense of inner tranquillity.
This International Yoga Day let’s make a commitment to ourselves by staying cool and collected for more than just the day. “Remember, it’s not just about your physical posture but also about creating an environment of peace and comfort that nurtures your entire being,” says Claire Bowen from Shower to Shower.
So, grab your mat, find a peaceful spot, and let the cool vibes flow through your mind, body, and soul. Join us in celebrating International Yoga Day and discover the joy of staying cool during your yoga journey.