Love is in the air! Whether you think it’s a great excuse for a bit of romance or dread the overpriced roses and restaurants, Valentine’s Day is here.
No need to tie yourself up in knots trying to find the most spectacular gift for that loved one though, time is the best present ever! Put aside a few hours to do something you both love and soak up the fun.
Remember, Valentine’s Day isn’t only for romantic couples. It’s a great excuse to let some of those other fab people in your life know how special they are... I sometimes let friends know I’m thinking of them by sending funny photos of things I see that remind me of them, it only takes a second but it’s a nice way to keep in touch. It’s always lovely to do something to make someone smile.
Whatever your plans for this weekend, why not do something to make your heart happy this Valentine’s Day and treat yourself.
My heart always sings after a yoga practice. I love the camaraderie of a class, especially the giggles when things get a bit challenging or wobbly! Open your heart by dropping in to the studio this week or try the following poses if time is a bit tight...
Get your heart racing and try something new. I’m considering either ski lessons (I’m a snowboarder so crossing to the dark side!) or horse riding lessons. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of learning a new skill to get your mojo going.
Grab some fresh ingredients and give this delicious fish stew a try.... maybe with a side of homemade brown bread. Quick, easy and nutritious this dish is so much better than a take away. The fish is high in protein and the zinc in the shellfish will help boost your immunity while fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C ... AND, did you know garlic is said to be an aphrodisiac!
How about these for a Valentine’s Day stretch? I think I’d get a great giggle out of wearing them.
... and if all else fails, grab the popcorn and stick on Dirty Dancing :)
About the Author
Aisling may work a desk job but loves nothing more than being active and getting out into the fresh air and sunshine. She is a big fan of staying healthy and happy and believes the two are strongly linked.
She fell in love with yoga because of its feel good benefits and continues to reap the rewards of a regular practice every week. She adores the snow and sunshine and indulges in surfing or snowboarding as the season dictates. As a nutritional therapist and a bit of a foodie, she enjoys trying new recipes, looking for the balance between the wholesome and the indulgent!
Aisling has been our Yoga Dublin blogger for over two years and loves sharing her tips and insights for a healthy lifestyle.