Each year, approximately 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. At Kula for Karma, we’re no different. As 2015 comes to an end, we’re busy thinking about our plans for 2016.
While the most common resolutions tend to be around losing weight, getting organized, and spending less money, we’re not going to place too much focus on those kinds of plans. They can be overwhelming and consequently, often difficult to achieve; in fact, only 8% of those that set New Years resolutions keep them each year.
Some of the other resolutions that top the list? Living each day to the fullest, staying fit and healthy, and helping others to achieve their dreams. These kinds of resolutions can be opportunities to start fresh in difficult areas, and take better care of ourselves, as well as those around us.
As such, here are some resolutions that we think are worth trying:
Try practicing yoga
We know…this comes as no surprise. But there are so many life-changing reasons why yoga is worth trying. For starters, it reduces stress and anxiety, increases productivity, relieves pain, and improves concentration and focus. It can also help you build a support system in your community; provide a place of solace during difficult times, and so much more. So, if you haven’t started your practice, why not try now? Make it your resolution to try a studio class once a week during the month of January, or download a video series if you’re more comfortable doing yoga in your home. If you need any advice or support, reach out to us! We’re here to help.
Meditate at home
As you may know, we’re also big proponents of meditation. Meditation has many of the same positive mental effects as yoga, you can do it anywhere – on the train, in bed when you’re waking up, at your desk – wherever works for you. If you’re looking for some guidance, try a meditation app, or download our free relaxation songs here.
Help us provide yoga to those who need it
Every day, our team provides yoga and meditation to underserved populations. From at-risk youth to cancer patients, to those who are in recovery from addiction, our programs serve those who need it most. Our classes are free of charge, and in 2016, we’ll be working hard to expand them. To make it happen, we’ll need your help. Whether you resolve to volunteer your time as a yoga instructor, offer your space as an affiliate studio, or make a financial contribution, you can make a huge impact.
Happy New Year to our amazing community! We are so grateful for your ongoing support, and look forward to all that we’ll accomplish together in 2016.