Some coping tools that have helped me stay afloat in the face of adversities, besides my yoga and meditation practice.
Gratitude is key to to our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Have you tried reflecting on your blessings?
Going into retreat, we lean into the unknown. And if we trust and allow it, come out nourished and transformed.
Difficult sensations and emotions may occur when one is deeling with “winter depression.” Regular exercise, meditation, taking in sunlight and staying in community may help to maintain some lightness during wintertime.
Once we learn to use a fuller capacity of our body space and expand the breath, we not only create space for physical release to happen, but we also open up the mind.
Ultimately, creating space in the mind is one of the purposes of yoga practice.
All sorts of vibes are welcome, you only need to show up for yoga class. Maybe you will face some of your dark side and also realize that that cannot exist without the light, just like the light needs darkness to shine.
Nathalie's leading of her yoga classes 10 years ago in Sudan inspired me to become a yoga teacher. Now she is coming to co-facilitate a 5-day yoga retreat in Hungary with me.
Conscious breaths can be a great resources for calmness in the mind. Personally, I feel that finding ways to get fully into the body and ground myself is probably the first step to start getting out of a headspin.
As I was riding tram 4-6 to my acroyoga class the other day, I got reminded that life is joyful but we often forget. I...