These are different days for sure. Our lives have changed, affecting our emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Although it may not be easy to see through the lens of the pandemic, this is an opportunity to emerge healthier, stronger and happier.
We can stretch our minds, be creative with nutrition, and have fun. We can find new ways to exercise, be mindful, and manage stress. We can turn outwards to help our community. All are essential to being and staying healthy. We’d love to share with you resources that have sparked joy in us, and we hope they do the same for you. Who knew yoga could be done in a Zoom chat room?
From charities that support children to organizations that feed families, there is no shortage of ways to get involved.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Calm is a free meditation app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. https://blog.calm.com/take-a-deep-breath
Headspace, is a guided meditation service which provides free content in their “Weathering the storm” collection on the app. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling.
An app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation by Sam Harris, well-respected philosopher and neuroscientist.
Journal with this app, either alone, or together with friends and family that you’re separated from.
Yoga and exercise classes
Offers free yoga, HIIT and Barre classes until May 1st (July 1st for all students, teachers, and healthcare workers).
100+ live yoga classes every day. Drop into a virtual class going on in studios all over the country.
Try the Peloton app at home, now free for 90 days, and enjoy thousands of live and on-demand classes with a mix of running, strength, toning, cycling, yoga, meditation and outdoor workouts.
The Nike Training Club provides free workouts for everything from bodyweight-only sessions, invigorating yoga classes, targeted training programs, and full-equipment home workouts for all fitness levels.
Learn something new
Coursera offers free online classes and courses affiliated with universities and established companies.
Free online courses from top universities.
Tune in nightly at 20:00 (Central European Time) to watch Massimo Bottura, one of the world’s leading Italian chefs, conjure up dinner for his family. “Despite the loneliness and being isolated in our homes, we can connect and talk to people all over the world,” he explained.
Enjoy a virtual meal with your friends and family on the weekend to fend off feelings of social isolation.
Looking for some heartwarming entertainment to enjoy from the comfort of your own home? This is a roundup of best animal live streams from around the world you can watch online for free.
A great list of art, theater, and music performances where you can “get your art & culture fix while laying low.”
Finally, on a lighter note, the Getty Museum is asking people to recreate famous paintings with materials they have in their homes. Why not?