Last week, I shared my Active Pursuits Primer, a one-page roadmap aimed at boosting your physical activity skills for the next six weeks. If you missed it, you can catch up with the video and worksheet included.
This week, let's shift our focus to another vital aspect of our well-being - rest.
I'll admit it – I am the worst at resting. How about you?
In a recent session with my yoga therapist, she guided me through movements emphasizing stillness and rest. The profound impact of this practice left me feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. I couldn't help but share this experience with you.
As the holiday season approaches, our lives tend to become a whirlwind of gift-buying, festive invites, and transforming our homes into winter wonderlands. Amidst the chaos, finding moments of tranquility becomes essential for maintaining overall health and well-being.
Introducing Yoga Nidra.
Have you heard about it before?
Yoga Nidra, also known as "yogic sleep," has gained popularity for its ability to induce deep relaxation. Here are three ways this transformative practice can significantly contribute to our health during the holiday season:
1. Deep Relaxation and Stress Reduction:
In the chaos of holiday preparations, stress levels soar. Yoga Nidra provides a peaceful retreat, guiding you into a state between wakefulness and sleep, promoting profound relaxation at both mental and physical levels.
2. Enhanced Sleep Quality:
Quality sleep is often sacrificed during the holidays. Yoga Nidra acts as a powerful tool to improve sleep quality by promoting a restorative state of relaxation, alleviating insomnia, reducing anxiety, and enhancing overall sleep patterns.
3. Mindful Presence and Emotional Resilience:
Amidst the holiday rush, it's easy to become disconnected. Yoga Nidra encourages mindful presence, fostering emotional resilience and a more balanced response to the season's stimuli.
As a gift to you, here's a sample 10-minute session to give it a try. If you want more, consider joining me next Friday, November 24, at 7 pm at Yoga Within Edmonton – either in person or on Zoom. Yes, you can be at home and cozy on your couch with a blanket.
Amidst the hustle and bustle, take a moment to pause, breathe, and embrace the serenity of Yoga Nidra – a precious gift to yourself during this festive time.
Stay well and happy moving AND resting,
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