Starting your Monday on a positive note!
Nourishing Tip from Suze Retera
Feeling a bit more sluggish and less motivated in winter time?
This is something many of us can relate to. So what to do about it? Winter season naturally invites us to go more inwards, the days are shorter and we want to stay inside more. To a certain extend you can just give in to this urge and go to bed early, spend more evenings at home. But it is also important to create some balance to keep the body energised and the mind inspired.
It helps to create a daily rhythm to not sleep in too long, getting up no later than 8 am, starting your morning with some exercise to wake up the body, this can be a dynamic yoga practice or a run in the park. Eat nourishing, but not too heavy meals. Don’t work too late, spend time with friends and get to bed before mid night. Making use of the inverted and restorative qualities of Winter you can include longer meditations and inversions in your practice. There is a simple inversion that will make you feel rejuvenated quickly and is gentle and safe to practice at home.
Lay on your back, you can place a bolster underneath your hips, with your bottom all the way against the wall and your legs up against the wall. You can place an eye pillow on our eyes and just rest here for 5 - 10 minutes. Finished with a 2 minute savasana so you don’t get up right away and give your body some time to integrate and the blood to return to your legs.
Suze Retera teaches a Masterclass on a Saturday once a month, Slow Flow on Tuesday from 18:45-20:00 & Sunday from 10:30-12:00 and Vinyasa on Sunday from 9:00-10:15.
Finding yourself tossing and turning in bed at night? Feel as though your mind is cluttered with thoughts and it’s too hard to relax? Yin Restorative Yoga could be the key to a good night’s rest.
One of the oldest forms of yoga, Traditional Hatha Yoga has been praised for its ability to positively affect one’s physical and mental well-being. The practice which originated in India some 2000 years ago is a gentle form of yoga, where students search for the essence of movement from an inner perspective.
When time is short and motivation is lacking, even a 10 minute yoga routine is always better than no yoga at all.
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A pose focusing at the spine and opening the chest will be a nice pose to create some energy.
Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space!
Winter season naturally invites us to go more inwards, the days are shorter and we want to stay inside more.
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This practice is a great way to balance your energy at any moment of the day you feel overwhelmed or just need a little break to pull inwards.
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Feeling a bit ungrounded, restless and busy in the mind? Take this pose for 5-10 breaths.
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jjayi Viloma is a simple pranayama technique that helps you develop your Ujjayi breathing, opens your senses and fills you with energy.
A little peaceful morning routine makes all the difference for the rest of your day.
A pose to open up the heart can be a pose to create happiness. For self-acceptance, compassion for yourself and for all others surrounding you. And ultimately to come to a state of happiness of whom ever you are.