Ha! You thought I was gone for the summer. I told you I would be back :-)
Seriously, though, Sunday was a very weird day for me. After teaching virtually for over a year it felt very strange not being in class with you. I took the time to nurture and restore and because it felt so good I decided to offer the same to you.
To restore is to return someone or something to a former condition, place, or position. Do you remember what your life felt like before? Before the divorce, before the death of a loved one, before the loss of a job, before the illness, before social media, or perhaps before you could even remember.
What is different now and how is your body responding? What affect has this stress had on your body, mind, and spirit? I don’t know for you, as the answer is yours and yours alone, but do take some time to sit with this, as there is power in knowing your truth.
Too often we are hit by tragedy or loss or heartbreak and just keep moving forward without processing the grief. Our bodies compensate and the deep real emotions get locked away in our biology. The intelligence of the body moves into survival mode and simply copes. Time moves on and we never truly process the loss. Instead, we just get comfortable in this new state of being, but it’s a contracted state and will compound over time until something breaks in order to counterbalance what is out of alignment. This is how anxiety, injury or illness invites themselves into our lives.
More and more of us are feeling anxious and restless because we are unsettled. The mind is consuming too much information and the body is being physically stressed (daily). How do we restore back to a place of stable equilibrium where the body can maintain a sense of stability and adjust to emotional triggers and conditioning of our past experiences?
We incorporate practices such as mindfulness and yoga. Restorative yoga has a healing influence on the body and mind. It gives us space to slow down and be in the moment with our own breath in a space of loving presence. When the physical body rests in long held supportive postures, the natural healing process resumes; restoring the body and mind back to its former condition.
Props and blankets will be provided so that you feel held and supported as you are guided through a sequence of relaxing and restorative postures. When the body fully surrenders, the mind becomes quiet and you are able to savor the simple sweetness of life.
Would love for you to join me on Monday, June 21st from 6:30pm-8pm at Plum Tree Yoga. You can register on the Plum Tree Yoga website. Cost is $35.
Love & Light,
Let's be the LOVE the world needs.
A wise woman once said, "fuck this shit" and she lived happily ever after.