Life is busy, but it’s vital to stop, breathe, relax, observe, and rejuvenate. If you think you don’t have the time to take care of yourself, then create it. There is no guilt or shame in “self-first.” Think about the instructions you receive on an airplane. If those masks drop down in an emergency, you are instructed to put your mask on first before assisting others. It’s the same for life; you have to be clear, calm and balanced in your own self before taking care of others or tasks efficiently and with joy.
Yoga can assist you to slow down and rejuvenate. Restorative yoga poses focuses your attention to your breath. The breath slows down the nervous system, allowing you to manage stress and emotions with more patience and clarity. Click the link below for 4 postures to get you started.
*Setu bandha sarvangasana (Bridge Pose) and Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose) are also excellent poses for rejuvenation.
By Laura Waite