Being mindful by taking a few moments to stop, pause and connect in with your breath offers you a valuable moment to check in on yourself and how you are feeling, physically mentally and emotionally. This mindfulness practice cultivates awareness of the present moment and provides you with a valuable moment of calm and relaxation amidst the busyness of summer.
Satyananda Yoga Nidra.
I’m saving the best until last! This profound practice comes into its own during the summer months, providing an avenue for deep rest and rejuvenation. During the practice, your body and mind enter a state of conscious sleep while remaining aware. Here, your energy reserves are replenished, counteracting the fatigue from the heat. The relaxation response induced through Yoga Nidra also cools the body down and brings a sense of peace and calmness to your body and mind.
Yoga Nidra is renowned for its ability to take you into a deep state of relaxation and manage the symptoms of stress. By practising Yoga Nidra, you can experience a reduction in mental and emotional strain caused by the heat, helping you feel more balanced and at ease. This inner balance contributes to a sense of overall well-being and resilience during the summer season.
Summertime offers a plethora of exciting opportunities and adventures, but it’s equally important to prioritise self-care and take breaks to recharge. By slowing down and carving out time for relaxation, you gift yourself the chance to find balance, rejuvenate, and return to all those fun summertime activities feeling energised, centred, and balanced.
We invite you to embrace the practices of mindfulness, yoga, pranayama, and Yoga Nidra and to create space for stillness amid the summer rush. Remember, the art of slowing down in summer allows you to fully enjoy the joys of the season while nurturing your well-being.