One of the tricks to a healthier winter is to focus on small, manageable and enjoyable lifestyle changes. Here, the Naturally girls share their tips for keeping the winter blues at bay the natural way.
Yoga for the body and soul
Sandra first learnt yoga from a yogi/surfer from Egypt in Byron Bay seven years ago. “I instantly knew yoga would become an important part of my life. One of the most beautiful things about yoga is that it never judges,” she says. “I soak up the energy from the yoga postures like a sponge when I haven’t been for some time.” Now Sandra rolls out her yoga mat at least 3-4 days a week. “The best thing is that it’s never an effort anymore, instead I miss it so much when I don’t go.”
From city to surf
“My biggest lifestyle choice was packing up the house in the Sydney metro area and heading up the coast,” says art director and production manager Anthea. A self-confessed coffee – and coffee shop – lover Anthea and her family now spend most of their time outdoors. Bike riding, fishing, walks around the parks, playing at the beach and meeting friends over BBQ picnics by the lake – a far cry from the inner city lifestyle!
What’s better than yoga? Yoga on the beach!
Our Studio Manager Beth in action.
Waking up a few minutes away from this is bliss.
All good things come in 3s
After reading the triathlon article in our last issue, Naturally’s studio manager Beth got inspired to try one. “I entered the sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) in Batemans Bay. I definitely recommend this distance to anyone who already exercises regularly. You’ll definitely surprise yourself – and I was really surprised by how fun it was!”
Malin’s favourite walkway
Come rain or shine, Malin swears by her daily coastal walks from Bondi to Bronte. “If I start my walk in an irritated or tired mood, by the end of it I feel 10 times better. Simply being by the ocean refreshes me – it clears my mind and brings on a feeling of serenity.”