Seasonal Transition Fashion: Ideas to Stay Comfortable

As the weather changes, it is particularly important to pay extra attention to your body so that you are not caught in one of the uncomfortable extremes that seasonal changes can bring.
While the weather remains unpredictable during seasonal transitions, there are a few things you can do to help your body stay comfortable no matter what the day brings.

1. Layers!

An outfit comprised of several layers can be your best friend as the season changes. Try wearing a snug tank top underneath a thin, long-sleeved shirt with a light jacket on top. With this stylish strategy, you can monitor your body temperature in a practical way by removing layers as you warm up.

The key to layering is to stick with thin, breathable clothing, including garments based on soft cotton or linen. Try to avoid thicker layers, like sweatshirts or wooly sweaters, as these can get you in a “too hot, too cold” pattern of taking a layer off and then putting it back on.

2. The scarf is your friend!

Don’t limit your scarves to a winter wardrobe. As the weather warms up, it can be enjoyable to strip layers down a bit more and some sun Often, however, this leaves yogis with an exposed neck and chest area, which can become vulnerable to a cool breeze. Soaking up the sun rays may feel comforting and energizing when the weather is nice out, but it only takes one cool air to rush in and put you at risk of a sore throat.

Keep a scarf handy to protect this sensitive zone. It isn’t necessary to wear a thick winter scarf – invest in a thin scarf that is more appropriate for spring or summer. Even a small, lightweight scarf wrapped around the neck can be the perfect addition to a tank top that allows you to enjoy the sun rays while providing your throat an extra defense against springtime gusts of wind.

3. Stick with socks.

It can be tempting as a yogi to wear flip-flops to the studio so you can quickly slip them off and get to your favorite spot in the studio faster. However, even if it takes a few extra moments of prep time before class, it is worth it to wear socks and shoes during changing seasons. A surprise spring downpour, or even the cold tile floor, can turn bare feet into cold feet, which can ultimately put you at risk of getting down with the flu.

Having a pair of socks with you also comes in handy at the close of yoga practice, keeping your body temperature at a comfortable level during savasana.

Wearing thin layers, sporting a scarf and packing a pair of socks are three suggestions to help you harmoniously adjust to the changing seasons. As always, remember to do what feels the best for you.

Lifestyle Disorder and Yoga

Your habits can keep you healthy for life or destroy your life in a majorly way. No, we are not focusing on alcoholism, excessive smoking or consumption of illicit drugs over here. Other habits have begun to prove more destructive than the usual ones mentioned above. We refer to them as lifestyle habits, which, in turn, lead to lifestyle disorders/diseases.

Modern Lifestyles

Give a thought to the kind of lifestyle that you, and many others like you, lead in an urban area filled with all manner of comforts and luxuries. For instance, there are diverse modes of transport, to take you back and forth. Naturally, this gives you the confidence to opt for tight deadlines and packed schedules, whether you are in a job or into a business of your own.

Where is the time to exercise or keep fit? Your eating habits, diet, biological rhythms, etc, are bound to change too. Finally, even your posture is bound to suffer, as your shoulders bow down to stress-related problems! To sum up, when your relationship with your environment is imbalanced, it leads to unhealthy daily habits.

Do not be surprised, therefore, if you become a victim of lifestyle disorders/diseases. These illnesses include hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, obesity and obesity-related diseases, and stroke. Of course, illnesses associated with chronic smoking, drug abuse, and alcoholism, are already in the picture.

Go the ‘Yoga’ Way

It is obvious that you need to change your eating habits and lifestyle. A well-qualified dietitian will take care of all your nutritional needs. As for maintaining physical and mental fitness, it would be good to discard all other forms of exercise and opt for yoga instead.

Yoga is both, a science and a philosophy, as evinced by the reverence and respect it has been receiving since Ancient Times. Regular practice of yoga tends to work wonders on the alignment of the mind, body, and spirit. This is because the techniques involve repeated workouts via diverse bodily poses and postures, meditative practices and methods of relaxation. In short, every single part of your body receives its due attention.

You may be astonished to know that your body comprises of over 600 muscles. Unfortunately, several of them have been lying unused for years, thanks to your lifestyle and habits. Well, you may trust yoga to re-awaken them. You are bound to experience all manner of aches and pains in the initial stages. However, as you forge ahead with a determined mindset, you will be delighted to discover a bodily flexibility that had hitherto remained well hidden!

Yoga helps you to control the aging process too, by ensuring that you bring your wake-sleep patterns into balance. People are bound to comment upon your brisk movements, youthful looks, and boundless energy! Stress and fatigue tend to become outdated. Best of all, you acquire a rare discipline in your personal and professional lives. What finally emerges is a new YOU, capable of healthy decision-making, remembering things, focusing on every task, controlling emotions and building good relationships with everyone around.