8. It provides a much-needed break
In warm weather, a walk in the sunshine can take you out of your regular routine – that type of break is harder to find in winter. Yoga allows you to block out the world, focus on your breath and poses, and feel as toasty as you would on a beach. It’s not quite a Caribbean vacation, but it’s an affordable alternative.
Poses and tips: “Winter is about turning inward and quiet reflection,” says Martin – who loves doing a gentle yoga practice in a warm room in view of snow falling outside. Make the time for a full hour-and-a-half class when you can and when you’re there, don’t think about your chores or your job, just breathe deeply and go all in.