NAPS ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE. FACT.
This is what the cats tell me.
Whilst some might see an afternoon nap as indolence or luxury or a fat waste of time, they are missing out on something important.
If you are running around like a HEADLESS CHICKEN the whole time, you don’t get to relax. But you need relaxation, profoundly.
Your nervous system needs a balance of up-regulation and down-regulation.
Your body works better and heals better when you get some rest, good quality rest. Your mind will be clearer and sharper and you can get more done in the times that you are active.
But what if you can’t take an afternoon nap because you are really busy working and looking after family?
Come to yoga: each class has a period of rest at the end of it (also known as savasana). SHUT OUT THE BUSY for 90 minutes: my classes usually include a full 10-15 minutes of silence and rest time.
You’ll get access to this via my “All You Can Eat” virtual yoga subscription… £20 for a whole month of content (hardship payment options available).
I’ve taken all everything I’ve learnt in 20 years of practicing and 10 years of yoga to craft a buffet of yoga that will help you learn skills to defeat stress and anxiety right now.
This is not for you if you think spiritual practice needs to be complex and esoteric. These classes are practical and focus on BODY AND BREATH. But if you’re brave enough to explore stillness, and feel your nervous system unwinding, you will be very welcome.
Want to know more? Sent me a message or comment with an emoji below, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.
Want to check out my teaching first? Here’s a class I recorded that’s all about “Tuning In To Your Breath”…. explore connecting to a sense of Joy and Gratitude in – and for – your breath.
Enjoy taking deep breaths, as if they were your favourite form of luxury. This slow and leisurely class begins with lots of focus on the breath, followed by warmups, then a short standing pose series.
You will need: your yoga mat, a blanket or two and a cushion or two. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Not suitable for pregnant people.
Please listen to your body: do not do anything that causes pain or injury. If you have pre-existing medical conditions please check with your doctor or physio before doing these exercises.
Thank you to my teachers: Ana Forrest, Donna Farhi, Catherine Allen (Poppy Perinatal) and Aki Omori. Class recorded Wednesday 25th March 2020 in Llanfachraeth, Anglesey, UK.
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