Establish a yoga and meditation practice
The mind and your emotions play a very important role in your wellbeing. Mental stress and anxiety are taking their toll on life, sadly it is the modern disease of our society.
Attending a yoga class once or twice per week may be what you are able to commit to. But these practices will give you the most incredible tools to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
Learning to connect with the breath is one, if not THE most powerful and important practices you can master. By observing your breath, you learn a lot about your current state, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Awareness of your breath is a practice you can refer to at any time. Try the following steps…
- Close your eyes for a moment.
- Bring your attention to the area of the nostrils.
- Observe the breath moving in and out of the nostrils for the next couple of minutes.
- Notice If your breath is shallow and if your breath is fast or slow.
- When you start to observe the breath, it will naturally slow down and you will start to breath more deeply and you will feel calmer.
Meditation and mindfulness practices are proven to be an excellent tool for managing stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
To experience the benefits a meditation practice can bring, it is very important to establish regularity of practice. Without regularity, the accumulation of these benefits can be lost
It’s much more beneficial to meditate five minutes a day than thirty minutes once a week.
Have I mentioned Yoga Nidra?
It is one of the best self-care gifts you can give to yourself. Why?
Through the regular practise of Yoga Nidra you learn how to relax and harmonise your body and mind, creating balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Inducing physical, emotional, and mental relaxation.
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