Cultivating Calm – December 18th 2020

Cultivating Calm with this longer practice – just under 90 mins. We use our flowing breath and movement and loving hands to instill kindness and compassion into our bodies to bring comfort and ease in body and mind.

Begin this practice with the intention “little and often”. That way you can do as much as you want and return to it later. More often than not you will become so immersed and in your “flow” that the time will fly by!

We invite awareness of our current challenges, and use our practice as a way to calm our physical and mental response/reaction to these challenges.

Bringing our loving hands onto the body is a wonderful way to instill the intentions of kindness and acceptance. Use your hands as you would to touch a small child – a gentle loving touch. Let your movement and breath be a slow, smooth, fluid and rhythmic flow with full awareness, creating feelings of safety and ease in the body.

We are smoothing the inside of the arms – these trace our Lung, Pericardium and Heart meridians. And on the legs we trace the Gallbladder and Urinary Bladder on the outside and the Kidney, Spleen and Liver on the inside. These meridians are especially useful for calming the body, thereby calming the brain to create a positive feedback loop – body feels comfortable and safe, body sends a message to the brain, brain can feel comfortable and safe. Notice how it feels in the body when we give ourselves this soothing massage combined with breath, slow mindful movement and positive intention?

Yoga is a powerful tool for transformation when practiced with full awareness of our internal states. Simply becoming aware of the breath as we do in the beginning of the session can shift you energy in a wonderful way! Enjoy – and remember… “little and often”

Lyn WatsonTSB 77-20-37 03121660

Your support is very much appreciated. Sending heaps of love.

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