18 Sep Yoga Aroma: Restore. Repair. Rejuvenate
Efficiency, productivity and busy. All hallmarks of our modern world. It appears that if we are not efficient, productive or we are not busy, then we aren’t doing life ‘right’. We are expected to be always going, doing and producing. What happened to just ‘being’?
While we applaud ‘busy’, we consider rest indulgent or selfish. It’s like rest has become a foreign concept to us, laced with guilt and seen as a waste of time.
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates
Now, we understand that there is work to be done, children to raise and causes to fight for. And we’re not asking or telling you to forget about these things to catch a few extra Zs. What we are asking is how can you carve out some time in your day to fill your own cup up.
Something we know for sure is that you cannot give when you’re running on empty. It’s in no way a selfish decision to rest, recuperate and recharge. Rather it’s a worthwhile investment of your time which is going to brighten, lighten and reinvigorate all areas of your life.
On the flip side, if you’re always pushing yourself, physically and mentally, you’ll burn out. This might culminate in sickness, injury, fatigue or utter exhaustion.
It’s time to evaluate rest and its priority in your life. Instead of adding more things to your to-do list, can you simplify? Instead of shredding the last of your energy with a high-intensity workout, can you swap it for yin yoga? Instead of feeling guilty for asking for help, can you enjoy the space help provides you?
“Under trees, the urban dweller might restore his troubled soul and find the blessing of a creative pause.” – Walter Gropius
Not all of us can carve out large chunks of time to dedicate to rest and rejuvenation. Instead, we can look to find moments of stillness in our day. Whether you’re sitting at a red light, waiting for the kids at the bus stop or on your lunch break at work, can you spend a few moments coming back to your breath?
Focus on the physical sensations as you inhale and exhale through both nostrils. Feel the gentle expansion and contraction as you experience the cycle of breath. Lengthen and deepen each round of breath. Feel into the sensations of calm and rejuvenation which envelop you.
An aromatic anchor
A memory called forth when you smell a specific scent. That’s how powerful our olfactory system is. Hack the system by choosing your aromatic anchors. Start with lavender for rest.
Lavender can reduce feelings of anxiousness and sleeplessness. It promotes feelings of peace and calm. Use it as a reminder to your body and mind: “Now is the time to rest”.
Try adding a few drops to your pillows or bedding at night, or use topically mixed with a carrier oil. You can also use lavender to soothe skin irritations and in cooking!
Join Michelle Cassidy for 2hrs of luxurious yin yoga whilst being bathed in the healing elements of sound & aromatherapy. This is a transformational experience & one that will nourish your soul in every level.
Restore. Repair. Rejuvenate.
Saturday 6-8pm, 22nd September
If we aren’t growing we are dying so enjoy a night of rebuilding, repairing & restoring the body & mind.
Class is only $25 for everyone!
To reserve your spot, pop into the studio, call 07 5526 6600 or click below