Hurrah! Now you can practice yoga at home with Sheron!
This is a short video that you can use as a yoga warm-up (i give a cue to pause close to the final relaxation if you'd like to add some extra to your practice) or let this be a gentle practice all on it's own.
I would love to hear your feedback. You can post a comment (below) or send me a message via email or the contact form on my "Contact" page.
This video was filmed at Courtenay Recreation's Lewis Centre.
Thank you so much for the staff behind the scenes at City Hall and at the Lewis Centre that made this happen! You are awesome.
Feeling anxiety, worry, fear and/or tension?
>for simplicity, i will refer to the fab four above as a/w/f/t.
Pause. Yes, stop what you are doing...... pause.
Feel your body and try to locate where anxiety, worry, fear &/or tension are residing
and what that feels like.
And ask your self - “How is this serving me right now?”
Sometimes these a/w/f/t can propel us forward into positive action and sometimes all it does is make us feel awful, uncomfortable and stuck. If it is the latter for you…
Allow a deep breath to fully enter your body and let it go fully - maybe with a sigh. Let go of tension from your jaw, eyes, belly and anywhere else it doesn’t need to be right now.
What I notice, is there is often a recording in my brain that tells me I must keep hold of this a/w/f/t because if I let it go, something unhelpful or undesirable might happen. Most of the time, this is not the case. A/W/F/T keep us in a state of panic, and ignites our stress response, which disrupts our ability to think straight. Most importantly, it affects our ability to access the relax response, which then leads to a whole host of undesirable things. So my invitation to you today, and throughout these times of uncertainty, is to pause often, and check in - ask yourself “What is really happening? Is this helpful?” And, “What can I do right now that will support my wellness?” or “What sort of thoughts/actions might support others in their wellness?”. And try out the breathe, relax suggestion above.
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