10 Ways to stay Yogi this Christmas

While yoga makes us want to set a zen example to our friends and families, all the revelries that accompany Christmas can make it difficult for us to remember it all.   Not to mention grandma's Christmas spread that easily encourages us to throw moderation straight out of the window, if you get our drift. Here are 10 ways to stay (or at least convince everyone that you are) yogi during the festive period. 1. Say Namaste often (i.e. after "Merry Christmas"). Alternatively here are some things you can say to confirm your yoginess. 2. Unless you can can convince your whole tribe to go with tofurkey (in which case you are better yogis than us), explain that you are only eating the turkey because you "don't want its death to be in vain. Namaste". [caption id="attachment_20092" align="alignnone" width="420"]May as well eat it now... May as well eat it now... (We hope all our vegetarian and vegan friends can take the yuletide joke.)[/caption] 3. Make your super green vegan hangover cure and make sure everyone drinks it at breakfast (then go back to bed). http://instagram.com/p/w37yt5EeQv/?modal=true   4. Sit on the floor eating your Christmas dinner or if your dad insists that you eat at the dinner table, at least do it in lotus. [caption id="attachment_20104" align="alignnone" width="600"]Lots of Yoga Christmas Puppies assisted lotus with Lots of Yoga's founder, Po[/caption]   5. Randomly break out into tripod headstand while partaking in Christmas activities. http://instagram.com/p/wopuyKg8UD/?modal=true   6. Adjust Santa because "his Tadasana is looking a little off". [caption id="attachment_20090" align="alignnone" width="600"]"Shoulders away from the ears, Santa..." Lots of Yoga's Kat performing an impromptus yogic adjustment with Santa, "Shoulders away from the ears, Santa..."[/caption] But this Santa's downward dog is looking dapper. [caption id="attachment_20106" align="alignnone" width="640"]Santa downward dog Santa doing downward dog via http://instagram.com/kathrynbudig/[/caption]   7. Get random guests to help you get into handstand. http://instagram.com/p/wu_czixo6L/?modal=true 8. Christmas themed yoga pants. Obvs. http://instagram.com/p/wyOsZMsw3f/?modal=true   9. Disguise your wheezing from eating too much as Ujayi breath. 10. Make Santa raw vegan oatmeal cookies and non-dairy milk (and come down and gorge the lot when everyone's asleep). [caption id="attachment_20064" align="alignnone" width="600"]http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-eggnog-milkshake/ Check out the original recipes at http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-eggnog-milkshake/[/caption] Merry Yogi Christmas from all of us here at Lots of Yoga! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for free daily inspirations and yogic updates... ho ho ho... or namaste.