MINDFUL IN MAY
Throughout May, I have continued to practice a daily 10 to 20 minutes of mindful meditation - for me, meditation set up a foundation for being more grounded and present in all my thoughts words & actions.
The benefits of the 10 mins practice are cumulative including:
- reduced stress
- learning to communicate more calmly
- managing difficult emotions - anger, fear and anxiety
- greater focus and clarity
- increased presence in your life
INCREDIBLY & REWARDING HARD WORK...
There is no doubt that mindful meditation is incredibly HARD work....It is almost impossible to sit in stillness. It took 6 months of connecting to a guided soothing voice to give me permission to be still and accept whatever thoughts and emotions were going on.
The mind is extremely busy and it is always a struggle to achieve a deep sense of relaxation. Yoga, through its asana (movement) and pranayama (breath work) is a tool to release the agitation in the body, by connecting mindful movement and breath. As the layers of tightness, tension and stress are released, in a practice, space is created in the body and in the mind.
EMOTIONAL ENERGY RELEASE
Mindful in May experts have revealed to me how the body holds emotional energy - in the heart we hold sadness, in the belly we hold fear and in the jaw & throat we hold anger and are silenced from expressing our true creative yourself. This science aligns to the ancient wisdom of the Chakra energy wheels (the essence of Yogarama classes).
NEW MINDFUL BEGINNING
Now is the time, to invite in the practice of 10 mins of mindfulness - invite a new beginning. Start TODAY ... with our mindful meditation on-line and/or in person and continue the practice daily...
Dance movement to music can be freeing and healing to the body and mind - particularly when it holds excess stress and tension.
At Yogarama Retreats in the bush, we shared a freeing dance movement as the sunset - retreaters wore blindfolds or some simply closed their eyes for a full hour of free movement - each mindful movement feels great in the body,
Chakradance™ is a well-being movement practice that we used at our recent retreats. It uses spontaneous dance, to specific chakra-resonant music, for the purpose of healing and re-tuning your whole mind-body-spirit energy system.
At the heart of Chakradance is the music. For all of us, the seven major chakras are the energetic gateways through which body, mind and spirit come together, literally embodying the soul.
The full moon is a wonderful time to release energy - why not down the FREEDOM Chakra dance music below and get some movement flowing in your body...
Daniella Goldberg has a love of yoga and a passion for mindful meditation. Through her Hatha-Flow classes, she gently guides her students to grow strong, be flexible, focused and mindful, on and off the mat.