We’re coming to the end of a year of unprecedented challenges — perhaps the last several months have provided opportunities to consider what truly “matters” in life. Relationships? Financial security? For many of us, it’s health and wellbeing. Here are six gifts that express a wish for the health of those we cherish.
1. Deep Relaxation with Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that addresses anxiety and stress. This method can be thought of as a “mind-body” therapy that also supports deeply restful sleep and relaxation, and doesn’t require additional meditation or yoga practices. It’s a great entry point into meditation, though. Who couldn’t use a little stress relief this year?
There are several options available on audio CD formats. One is “Yoga Nidra” by Julie Lusk, published by Health Journeys. Another option is “Resting in Stillness: Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra” by Richard Miller, PhD. Miller’s techniques are used by the military to support veterans and soldiers in addressing PTSD, and also in substance abuse recovery programs.
2. Serious Self-Care
We talk about it alot, but do we do it like we mean it? “The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care” by Anna Borges is a compilation of more than 200 tips, activities, and tools that can take self-care to a new level — from learning to ask for help to “burning negative thoughts.” Radical support for uncertain times.
3. Ergonomics for the Home Office
The PRETTY SEE Computer Arm Rest Support for Desk and Chair. Working from home doesn’t mean abandoning good ergonomics. And when we work from desks that are not deep enough to accommodate our forearms, we risk neck, shoulder, and wrist pain. This inexpensive computer arm rest support easily clamps onto a desk, providing a solution to wrist and shoulder strain. You might want to pick up one for yourself as well.
4. Organic Gourmet Fruit Boxes
Food is a great gift — especially healthy, fresh food. This Organic Gourmet Box from The Fruit Company includes dried and fresh fruit (apples, mangos, and pears), nuts, and antioxidant rich dark chocolate almonds. The same company offers additional options such as the Simply Organic Fruit Basket and the Organic Mixed Fruit Medley.
5. ORGANIC INDIA Holiday Tea Bundle
This curated collection of tulsi-based teas combine spices with stress-relieving herbs like ashwagandha, chamomile, rose, and gotu kola to ease the demands of daily life and encourage healthy rest and sleep. Tulsi Cinnamon Rose is a harmonious blend that inspires the senses; Tulsi Sleep includes herbs to support restorative sleep; and Tulsi Masala Chai includes lightly-caffeinated premium organic Assam black tea for a delicious daily awakening.
6. A 7-Day Detox in a Box
Clean 7 is a beloved 7-day detox program that features the best of Ayurvedic, Functional Medicine, and intermittant fasting principles. Developed by ORGANIC INDIA Medical Director Alejandro Junger MD, a board-certified cardiologist, this easy-to-use program also offers access to in-house health coaches to support your detox journey and offer guidance on a post-program plan. A great gift for those seeking inspiration for the New Year. Get a 15% discount with the code: OIUSA15.