Struggling with unproductive anxious energy?
This sequence is designed to help support you get out of your head and into your body.
Sometimes when we feel some type of way, we might attach a meaning to our feelings. But feelings are always shifting and changing, so we give space to honour them but also remind ourselves “you are not your thoughts, nor are you defined by them”.
We approach the practice with openness and curiosity and fascination and appreciation for our bodies and minds as we focus on diffusing stress. We use our attention to help bring us back to our centre and anchor to the support that´s all around us.
We start with a meditation, adding some breathwork then ease into some movement- expect a slow flow (which can be challenging in its own way) using balances, twists and slooow transitions. It´s a full body experience but we are trying to move the energy that´s circulating around our heads downwards. Roots my friends!
You will need: yourself and possibly a book/block/blanket if you like to use props but you don´t have to!
Get into being and exploring!
Really hope this helps you feel better.
As always, let me know how you go!
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We´re often encouraged to start from a centred and grounded place that feels supportive. Steady.
...But when is anything ever steady? Really?
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!
Thank goodness for our wrists! They, along with our hands, support us in so many ways during the day, so let´s give them a little bit of love!
Feel the need to unwind and get back to your centre?
Take a break in your day to reconnect, realign and reenergise with some twists!
Those days where we think about doing something. Yet it doesn’t quite happen. On those days, i remind myself and others to tread gently.
Here´s a sequence i use when i want to slow things down and practice being a little more tender and gentle.
The possible has been tried and failed. Now it’s time to try the impossible.— Sun Ra
The time has come. I have to jump and, ahem, “just do it”.
As the trees shed their leaves and go back into the earth, we are also afforded the opportunity to draw in, retreat, reflect and reconnect by releasing the stuff we don´t need. Because with endings also come new beginnings. We are part of a bigger cycle.
Many of us have a tendency to be hard on ourselves. We learn from a young age how to be self critical. harsh. pushing. punishing. forcing. harder. faster.
Can we re-educate ourselves to become more tender?