This week’s blog is very much inspired by my own motivation for kicking off my retreat this weekend during the full moon. This time comes with a lot of heightened energy, bringing light to the dark, illuminating what has been in the shadows of our life. As a powerful moment to focus on personal growth, it’s one of the most potent times for meditation and reflection. As the full moon affects not only the deep oceans of planet earth but also our deep emotional self.
Today I share why I'm dedicated more than ever to coach more people towards living a more meaningful and joyful life. With the most heart-felt intention, to share the love and pay it forward, the gift from my father's passing is that next week I'm offering five free coaching sessions. If you feel (or someone you know) you are being called to shift your energy and transform your life I encourage you to click here to schedule a coaching session with me. Alternatively, if you're interested in a free Discovery Call to see if and how we could work together visit here to schedule a call.
"Your father has no more than six months to live", said the doctor. I remember hearing those words and it felt as if the entire earth stopped spinning. I knew he was unwell and the tumours were growing aggressively, beyond what anyone could have imagined, but when we officially heard he was being admitted on hospice and palliative care I knew I had to absolutely savour every precious moment with my father William.
Unlike a dynamic yang practice that works the muscles through repetition, Yin works the deeper layers of the body such as the fascia, connective tissues, joints and bones. Yin is a deeply healing and nourishing practice with profound physical, emotional and energetic effects. During challenging times in our lives, our emotions can deplete our bodies of energy. The nourishing practice of Yin yoga helps to restore that energy for overall wellbeing.
Yin yoga continues to give me the strength and courage necessary to honor all the roles and responsibilities I have on my life's journey. I invite you to try a Yin yoga class, and to keep an open mind and heart. Through a Yin practice, we allow ourselves the space and time to touch base with who we truly are, beneath the stories we've created about ourselves — beneath the tragedy. It is here where we can begin to live with more grace, strength and courage.
Here five reasons why a Yin yoga practice will transform your life:
A mother today has far less time for herself compared to that of a previous lifetime “B.C.” (before children). What is fundamentally important is how women manage personal energy, as this is what makes a real difference to their health, happiness and harmony. Whether full or part-time at home or at the office, all mothers are working mothers. Constantly juggling and demanding patience, love and energy in order to balance their daily needs and those of loved ones mothers really do need to learn new ways they can take care of themselves. You cannot pour from an empty cup so it's important as mothers we keep our self-care tank full.