As we venture out of lockdown, return to the office and enter the madness of the silly season, it’s only human to feel a sense of overwhelm.
I was really comfortable and had a great routine in my little lockdown bubble, but I’m definitely feeling anxious about the competing demands of work, social-life and Harvey. Setting aside time to exercise and meditate, no matter how exhausted I am, is a non-negotiable for me. It allows me to destress, declutter my mind, and believe it or not, actually gives me an energy boost, even when I’m running on empty!
If you’re craving a sense of calm, here are my go-t0 yoga flows and meditations to really soothe my soul:
Exhale – A mindful yoga flow can help you re-centre, slow down and prevent feelings of burnout & exhaustion. Most of all, yoga gives us a sense of wholeness and a feeling of being enough, just as we are. This class focuses on being one with your breath, hence the name! Reminding us of the importance of pausing to take a big deep breath.
Quiet your mind & free your body with Laura – This flow focuses on alignment of the whole body while holding poses that support the spine and bring about the awareness of your breath. Build your strength, mobility & endurance all while creating a sense of calm, it’s absolute bliss!
Equal breathing – If you’re feeling flustered and overwhelmed at work this meditation is a perfect tool to keep in your back pocket. Only four minutes long, Jamie will take you through a sequence to help you take your mind off your thoughts and switch your focus to your breath.
Yoga Nidra – Such a soothing meditation that will help to slow down your mind and bring you back to the present. Scan your body from head to toe and tap into a state of relaxed consciousness as your mind settles in a place between wakefulness and sleep.
Time to unwind – As soon as I hear Meg’s soothing voice I immediately feel relaxed. This 11 minute guided meditation is one of my favourites to pop on just before I go to sleep to fully switch off.
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