Finding Refuge from an Overwhelming World

Finding Refuge from an Overwhelming World

In an article in Yoga Journal, Judith Hanson Lasater shares how you can take a refuge from the busyness and stress. As she says, “(refuge) is not about running away, but rather it is about deciding what you want to move toward. Refuge is not dependent upon a location at all. Rather, it is actually an intention we can choose.”

Being present in our lives helps us to navigate the world. Practices such as meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and breathwork calm the mind and body so can experience a different way of living that is not full of angst.

Judith also says, “The ultimate self-care is recognizing that you are more than your surface self and remember to act from this realization. When you do this, you may feel a spontaneous and sometimes surprising upwelling of kindness, compassion, and joy.”

“Restorative Yoga poses are particularly helpful. For example, time spent reposing in a supported Savasana (Corpse Pose) can reinforce that you are “enough” and have value simply because you exist. That’s because Savasana tells your nervous system that is it OK to let go: that you do not have to be doing and producing all of the time in order to feel full and content with who you are.”

Currently with COVID, I offer restorative yoga sessions online on Zoom in private sessions. I include Crystal Singing Bowls and other instruments as well as energy healing. I also include for you a special essential oil blend as a diffuser or roll-on to use during and after your session. It’s important to learn to give yourself self-care in mind, body & spirit. Through our session together, you will find it as a refuge for you to explore your inner self, receive relaxation, and cultivate a calm mind.

If you are interested in private sessions, contact me.

To read more of Judith Hanson Lasater’s article go to Yoga Journal’s site.

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