I have a self care box at home containing the things that uplift me when i need to feel better. It includes my trusty eye pillow, some oils, words, art tools and so on. I find it useful to have these items always at the ready - a “ritual in a box” if you like, that really helps me practice self care on the regular.
Read on for my tips to create your own self care box!
No matter what expectations might be weighing heavy on you, or what demands are in need of your attention, perhaps this week you might entertain the idea of finding an anchor that helps you to centre? New yoga video, music and inspo inside >
The breath is oh so powerful and has such a huge impact on the way we feel. It can transform a very anxious situation to something more calming (ever been annoyed by someone who tells you to "just breathe" when you´re stressed out? There´s good reason for it!)
In celebration of the season where we hopefully have more energy, we get playful in our practice and use balances to plant seeds and welcome in transition. If you´re not feeling so energetic these days, hope this practice will be uplifting and inspire you to be ok with the fluctuations in energy that we have which is completely normal. Whatever place you´re starting on, let´s explore how we can play with rooting down to rise up - just like the flowers.
Hate backbends? No worry babes! I hope there´s still something here for you. We´ll open up the shoulders and chest, strengthen the back body including hamstrings and shoulders, create space in the hips as well as explore "core" in a more “wholesome” way (don´t expect boring crunches!)
There´s often a lot of pressure to have stuff done already! This is a practice in slowing down, finding space, and learning how to be supported (shout out to those who find that last one difficult! I´ve got you!)