Stressed out and seeking a refuge? Going online can actually help!
There have been many articles written about the pitfalls of social media and how we’re all due for a #digitaldetox. While that is true, I reckon there is also plenty of good that comes from being in a wired world. For one, we now have access to a smorgasbord of resources to help us deal with the challenges in life. Wanna learn how to cook? There are probably a million YouTube tutorials you can tap into. Does your smartphone need troubleshooting? A quick search on Google will probably get you the answers you need.
If your goal this year is to slow down and lead a more mindful life (good on you!), there are also plenty of resources that can help you maintain your peace. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:
You wanna try … meditation
The Open Heart Project is an online meditation community founded by writer-meditation instructor Susan Piver, and is followed by over 15, 000 meditators from around the world. Registration is free and every Monday, you get a free guided meditation straight to your inbox. The instructions are easy-to-follow and each video usually includes a short, inspiring talk from Piver.
Another way to ease yourself into a meditation practice is with the app Headspace. They provide guided and non-guided meditations, ranging anywhere from two minutes to an hour, and that focus on different areas of your life: health, performance, and relationships.
You wanna try … yoga
Yes, there are plenty of yoga studios in Singapore but we all know how hectic work can get. What if you just want a simple practice just before bedtime? Or, what if you wanna roll out of bed and straight onto your yoga mat? Well, that’s where online yoga tutorials work beautifully. Websites such as YogaGlo and DoYogaWithMe offer a variety classes ranging from five to 120 minutes, so you can pick the class that fits best into your schedule.
If you’re already a seasoned yogi and are looking for something to complement your current fitness program, try JasYoga. These classes are geared towards runners and endurance athletes, and are designed to help you recover, prevent injuries, and enhance your sporting performance.
You wanna try … eating cleaner
While there are scores of recipes and cooking tutorials available online, sometimes it helps to have someone guide you through the process. MindBodyGreen offers a variety of nutrition courses, available in a series of bite-sized, easy-to-understand videos. Whether you’re trying to cut out sugar from your diet or are simply looking for a way to eat nutritiously while on a budget, they have a video for you. Best of all, they bundle together several courses so you can get more content at a discounted price!
Do you have any recommendations for similar online resources? Share them with me in the Comments section below!