How to Nourish the Mind, Body and Soul (Literally) this Winter

Books, yoga, and mineral bathing as the ultimate holy trinity to get you through the cold months

As the sunlight hours decreased, so have our moods. The winter blues are real and we’re always on the lookout for new ways to help beat the winter chill. Gurus and coaches all speak to treating the mind-body-soul holistically – so here’s a few simple steps to integrate into your winter routine to nourish yourself this winter.

1. Nourish your mind with some fresh reading this winter:

Curling up under blankets with a cup of tea and a good book is everyone’s favourite winter-pastime. We suggest turning off the Netflix and flicking through some good reads this cold season – Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes is a good place to start, full of inspiring ways to break out of your comfort zone when in a rut.

2. Nourish your body with some new yoga stretches:

Tired of quick morning sun-salutations, or downward-facing-dog? The app market is full of new apps that can help to change up your yoga routine or introduce you to new forms of yoga to help combat the winter aches and chills that settle in far too often over the colder months. We recommend Daily Yoga – set yourself a challenge to be able to do the splits by spring!

3. Nourish your soul with some self-care:

Winter can seriously drain the best of us, so try not to beat yourself up too much if you’ve found yourself in a comfortable rut this winter. Sometimes, self-reflection and growth can come out of dark places, but why not let it come out of a place of warmth and self-care? We recommend treating yourself to a mid-winter mineral bathing getaway at one of New Zealand’s best spa facilities – Polynesian Spa. Throw in a massage for good measure, and come away feeling relaxed, rested, and reset.

Winter can seriously bog people down, but by challenging yourself to keep on top of your mind, body and soul, you can emerge from the cold months feeling warmer and fresher than ever.