Watch this calming breathwork gif that I created for all of you & remember to breathe. Things are crazy right now, stressful, uncertain, but the one thing you can control is your breath! So take a few moments right now and breathe…long, slow breaths & feel stress melt away, even if it’s only temporary.
ATTENTION IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HUMANS 🙋🏻♀️
I get it, I have Lupus, it’s scary out there for us right now, but let’s talk about stress for a second 👇🏽
Stress is a MONSTER! Stress lowers your immune system, and what you need now more than anything is an immune system that’s going to fight to keep you safe and healthy. Stress free is the way to be. Easier said than done, I know from personal experience, but you have to override that fear in order to remain healthy. The situation we’re in right now is extremely triggering. I’m living through it with you. I don’t want to get sick, and I don’t want any of the drama that comes along with getting sick, mainly the financial burden of being sick. So I get it, but you have to breathe with me to get through this. Move your body. Meditate. Do this with me, develop healthy routines during this challenging time and stay healthy. ⠀
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Meditate, Breathe & Move with me now! We can get through this together 😘
Social isolation can breed feelings of fear, anxiety, depression & stress! We are social creatures through & through, but all hope is not lost! Technology can be a hero in disguise for situations like the one we’re all in right now. You don’t have to ditch your daily routine, it just might look a little different. Check out the suggestions I’ve put together for you in this blog and save it to reference on days when you want to pull your hair out 😳🙈😂
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You’ve got this 😘❤️
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing my top 3 breathing techniques. I teach all 3 of these to my new clients. They are easy, accessible & actionable. I think they’re great for beginners & advanced students alike. You don’t have to have any special skills to do these techniques, you just need to know how to breath & I think you’ve probably got that one figured out since you’re reading this. You can do them anywhere & anytime, just like how you’re breathing wherever you are right now. That’s how simple this is. I love doing these breathing techniques lying down but I find they’re very helpful in a pinch; during stressful situations, heavy traffic, when I can’t sleep & when I’m feeling anxious. Breathwork is MAGIC! Keep an eye out for these techniques, they’ll be posted one-by-one over the next few weeks. I’ve added some benefits below.
→ Improve mental & physical well-being
→ Promotes deep relaxation
→ Improves emotional state
→ Reduce stress & anxiety levels
→ Can boost immunity
→ Can help you process emotions & heal emotional pain, grief & trauma
→ Can reduce the symptoms of chronic pain, depression & PTSD
→ Help you work through anger issues
→ Can reduce the symptoms of the emotional effects of illness
→ Improves energy levels
Photo by: @jessicaczarneckiphoto
S = Stop⠀
T = Take a breath⠀
O = Observe⠀
P = Proceed⠀
Anytime you start to feel stress or anxiety creep up use the acronym, STOP!!!⠀
Stop! Take a nice deep inhale through the nose. Notice how the air is cool as it enters the nostrils. Now take a nice long exhale out of the nose. Notice that the air is now warm. Take another deep breath in through the nose, but this time on your exhale open the mouth and let it go, finding release and relaxation. Observe where you are. Observe your thoughts and emotions. Observe how the physical body feels. Now proceed. ⠀
Use this acronym any time you feel the need to bring your body and mind back into balance.⠀
I have found that this simple little exercise has taught me how to respond to stress more effectively. It allows me to have more control over how I react and shortens the amount of time stress and anxiety has “control” over the present moment. ⠀
Save this blog post so you can come back to it anytime stress or anxiety starts creeping up, and share it with others that might find it useful. Happy Monday.
Photo by: @jessicaczarneckiphoto
YogiNest’s voice is changing! As I grow and change, YogiNest too will grow and change, and that’s exactly what’s happening.
I’ve been working with clients for almost 5 years now & I’ve noticed that the stigma surrounding mental health is VERY REAL & VERY SERIOUS!
I’ve actually been part of the problem, as my fear and vulnerability has kept me from talking about my own mental health. I’ve talked about why YogiNest exists, or at least why it was created in 2015, but that why is changing. Yes my struggle with Lupus still fuels my desire to help those who might also be struggling with an illness, but the thing that’s calling, screaming rather, for my attention over and over is a lot of unchecked trauma and hidden mental health concerns. Over 90% of my clients are practicing mindfulness with me and most of them have 1 thing in common, they’ve been struggle with unresolved traumatic issues a majority of their life and little has eased their affliction…but guess what…MINDFULNESS IS WORKING!!!
And so this is my mission:
-> To share my story! To be more vulnerable and raw! All of us have a story, all of us struggle from time to time. This is normal and my goal is to normalize the crap out of mental health concerns because enough is enough! You are not broken! And you are not alone!!!
-> I’ll still be teaching yoga full time BUT mindfulness will be my main focus. My goal is to teach you as many actionable tools as I can. I want mindfulness to be accessible to all. It works!!! I’ve seen it over and over again.
-> To teach “The YogiNest Method,” 1 part movement, 1 part mindfulness. You need to move your body, it’s important for your mental health. You can physically work out whatever issues are keeping you from your full potential + it feels damn good. You also need to check in with your mental self, this is imperative! Where are you today? Ask yourself without judgment and then use mindfulness tools to work through those feelings. Nothing is more freeing!
-> To be honest, to be organic, to build a strong community that feels safe talking about mental health <—- this is the big one!
I want to build a community that feels safe, a space that allows you to openly talk about mental health. We’ve all been touched by it, whether from our own internal struggles or watching someone we love struggle. Let this be your safe space to talk about whatever feels necessary to you.
This is a judgment free zone & you are not alone xoxo
Photo by: @heidizumbrun