Feeling out of balance? Try this simple practice to tap into a sense of inner balance and equilibrium. Watch here: Read it here: Adopt a relaxed yet alert standing or sitting position with your spine aligned and upright. Focus on
Where do you hold tension? We all have a place where we feel it most. It might be in your back; your jaw; your shoulders. It might be in clenched fists or tightness in the chest or throat or perennially
When was the last time you did nothing? Rested? Pondered over a cup of tea? Stared out of the window to watch the clouds? Stood and listened to birdsong? Went for a walk with no aim in particular – just
Where are you living? No, I don’t mean which town, or whether you’re in a house or apartment. I mean, what space do you occupy? Do you live in your mind or do you inhabit your body? It’s a good
Ah, to be able to relax and let the world drift by. To be able to switch off the tension and anxious thoughts and focus on the here and now. To connect to inner peace no matter what the world
You’re tense. Overwhelmed. You can’t think straight. You don’t know where to begin. You’re feeling irritable, frustrated – angry with yourself and the world! Tense jaw, shoulders and you’re barely breathing. You can’t focus. Your life is out of balance.
Someone recently asked me, “how do you shake off the guilt when you stop and relax”? A very good question that got me thinking… I’d posted a message on my Facebook page from Action for Happiness “Stop the Glorification of Busy”
Your mind is whirring. Jumping from this place to that. You’re finding it difficult to focus. Your jaw is tense. Your shoulders are up around your ears. There’s a feeling of contraction and tightness throughout your body. You’re barely breathing.
Have you ever experienced something a little odd when you’ve tried to relax? Maybe your body twitches. Random images float in your mind’s eye. You remember things or people you hadn’t thought about in years. Memories come to the surface.
So it’s the end of the yoga class and it’s time for relaxation. Everyone around you seems to love it – they look so blissed out! But when you lie back to try and relax yes, it feels fantastic …