We've come to the end of 2022. It's been a rough year as far as weather, illness and war go. Hopefully 2023 will bring a turn around. It's important to take some time and care for yourself always and especially at this time of year. My mantra is take a deep breath and relax. Sometimes that's hard to remember. I've included a few ideas for pampering yourself in this letter.
Take Care of Yourself – Carve out some time each day to pamper yourself.
- Practice mindfulness while taking a walk. How does the air feel on your skin? What do you see, hear and smell? Pay attention to some of the details around you. Invite that feeling of relaxation.
- Take a nice warm bath.
- Have a cup of a relaxing herbal tea.
- Breathe deeply.
- Take some time to read a book or listen to some music that you enjoy.
- Write in your journal.
Take a few deep breaths, relax the muscles of your face. Beginning (low belly), middle (low chest), top (low throat), exhale – beginning(low throat), middle, bottom click on this link for more information - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg_93mxxCnQ
Pose for the month - Restorative Yoga
You will need a big pillow or bolster, a small pillow or a folded towel/yoga blanket, a blanket or a throw. Lay on your right side with your head on the small pillow. Put your right leg, knee is bent, on the big pillow. Try to get your entire leg supported by the pillow/bolster. Reach your left arm over your ear. Adjust your body so that it is comfortable. Relax. Try to stay in this pose for up to 5 minutes. Switch sides.
May Your Holidays Be Filled with Wonder and Happiness
May the New Year Bring Peace and Love