Self-care

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Self-care is about finding the ground to appreciate yourself, your boundaries and what sparks joy for you! Oh, and taking that time for yourself to do it. When things are floating upwards into an overwhelming state, listen to your body (it will probably be asking for some time to recalibrate). RESET! Indulge yourself and self-love! 

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It’s a process. It takes time.

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Looking at this photo the other day, I noticed the position of my arms and shoulders. It made me think of the sentences ‘long road travelled’ and ‘get them here’. For many, this position is easily achievable but for me, it is the result of a few years of resilience, patience, hard work, pain, lots of tears and rebalancing my body – the endless process of coping, recovering, healing, resetting. Some time ago my body ‘collapsed’ in many ways, all due stress, sadness, anxiety. These feelings embodied themselves around my neck and shoulders giving me a lot of pain around those areas (it turned out to be a herniated disc). My active yoga practice became extremely challenging and for a couple of years, the only practice I could handle was restorative yoga, 6/7 days a week (in the beginning even some basic poses were still very challenging). Due hard work, patience and amazing yoga teachers, that I am forever grateful for, step by step I recovered from the injury’s acute state and slowly made my way back into a more active practice – improving my body’s biomechanics, therefore, improving movement and emotional state. “Your body knows the pace it can handle. Listen to it. It will tell you what it  needs.”

#selfcare #restorativeyoga #feldenkraisforyoga #meditation  #pranayama #yogaselfpractice #healthyfoods #happiness #healthygoals #selflove #keepyourinnersmileon

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The right choice

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June 25, 2020 · 12:01 pm

Viparita Karani

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Viparita Karani /Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose, viparita “inverted or reversed,” karani “to do.”

Amazing restful pose. One of my favourites. Bliss.

Move your hips closer to the wall and bring your legs up the wall – ensure that your legs are pointed vertically.

You can prop your pelvis with a bolster or folded blanket. 

Contraindications:

Glaucoma or other eye problems

high blood pressure

menstruating – some women prefer not taking this pose during their period and some yoga traditions advice against doing it during menstruation)

Hernia – it can be uncomfortable and maybe must be propped in a different way • If you feel pain or very uncomfortable whilst in this pose please, consider not practising it.

Pose Benefits:

• It’s a deeply relaxing pose that helps to calm the nervous system

• It helps to relieve tension or fatigue from the legs, feet and even the hips. It’s just an amazing pose to take after long travels, long periods of standing or sitting, etc.

OBS: You can stay in this pose from 5 to15 minutes. Take your time releasing from this asana. Release your legs down and roll to one side. Stay there for a few moments. Slowly roll yourself up into sitting

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REST

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May 28, 2020 · 4:18 pm

YOGA

“True yoga is not about the

shape of your body, but

the shape of your life.

Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.

Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been;

yoga cares about the person you are becoming.

Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and

for it to be truly called yoga;

its essence must be embodied.”

by Aadil Palkhivala

 

 

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When you meet someone…

‘Everyone you meet

always asks if you have a career,

are married or own a house,

as if life was some kind of grocery list.

But no one ever asks

if you are happy.’

Heath Ledger

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The Human Body Energy Clock

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A very interesting chart to understand a bit what is happening to our body during our days…and nights.

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Be Aware and Be Kind.

You can sound confident

and have anxiety.

You can look healthy

but feel like shit.

You can look happy

but be miserable inside.

You can be good looking

and feel ugly.

So be kind, because every person

is fighting a battle you know 

nothing about.

Você pode se mostrar confiante

e sofrer de ansiedade.

Você pode ser saudável

e estar se sentindo deprimido.

Você pode mostra-se feliz

e ‘por dentro’ estar se sentindo ‘miserável’.

Você pode ter uma aparência linda

mas na verdade, você se sente horrível.

Assim sendo, seja sempre gentil, porque cada um de nós está 

‘lutando’ uma batalha que ninguém sabe nada a respeito.

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Be the person who breaks the cycle

If you were judged, choose understanding.

If you’re rejected, choose acceptance.

If you’re shamed, choose compassion.

Be the person you needed when you were hurting,

not the person who hurt you.

Vow to be better than what broke you 

to heal instead of becoming bitter

so you can act from your heart, not your pain.

by Lori Deschene

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