There is a place where space and kindness grow. This is the realm of Mindfulness. When we are able to be with what is, we are able to listen deeply and understand. Self-Compassion can be defined as the acknowledgement of one’s own pain and the ability to ease that pain. We can be aware that we are unhappy, struggling, feeling stressed, burnt out, frustrated etc. But this does not necessarily mean that we are able to help ourselves rebalance and
Around this time of year autumn, the leaves turn into beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. At this time as well, our body begins to feel the first signs of winter approaching. Daylight shortens and the cold intensifies. We begin to snuggle into warm clothes and nourish our bodies with hot drinks and soups. In the same way our yoga practice can adapt and reflect our need to go inwards to rest and rejuvenate body and mind. If we
Sit comfortably with a raised and supported back. You can sit either on a chair with your feet firmly touching the floor or cross legged on a pillow or yoga block. Switch your phone on airplane mode and set an alarm of about 10-20 minutes. 1. Take a deep breath in and let your head drop to your chest. Slowly circle your neck and head in one direction. Invite any tension to release as you do this. Repeat this. Then
Stress Reduction Meditation works very simply. It refocuses our attention to the present. Most of the time we are thinking about the future or the past. When we practice meditation, we turn our attention to our breathing or to our present unfolding activity, this brings us into contact with the now. We actually experience the now. This impedes us from worrying about the future nor to reminiscing over the past. Our anxiety levels drop.