In these strange, uncertain and anxious times, locked down as we are and unable to get out, it is more important than ever to attend to your own conscience and practice self compassion. Recognize that your compliance to social distancing and other safe measures IS an act for the collective good: self isolation is collective connection. While we may feel far away and disconnected right now, know that these very actions come from the recognition that self isolation IS collective connection. We are in this together. Hang in, you got this.
We got this.
We all need practices and strategies for times like these, and sometimes turning yourself upside-down and outside-in is exactly what is needed. We may not be able to do much about the world out there, but we can certainly attend to our own experience of the world. And the folks that you are locked down with need you to be your best self.
If you need a change of perspective to tap into your inner refuge, get creative with your use of furniture as yoga props (if you don’t have a yoga chair), STAY HOME, and do this free class.
The below class is ONE in a series of 16 classes we put together in a series called “Yoga For a Stressed Out World.” You can buy all 16 here: https://mazeonyoga.com/pack/yoga-for-a-stressed-out-world-relax-rejuvenate/
If you take this class– we will practice SUPPORTED PLOW POSE & RESTORATIVE FORWARD BENDS. Class includes a supported version of Halasana (Plow Pose) and a few seated forward folds and experience the deep calm of inward turning awareness. If you are new to this pose, watch the entry and exit first (exit is around 10:15 into class) to familiarize yourself (some experimentation may be needed to find the prop/height combination that works best for you). After exiting the pose, relax deeply in Savasana, and practice a few supported seated poses and meditation. Carry your introspective calm state into whatever is next in your day. Prop list: yoga chair, folded yoga mat, 7 blankets (or less depending on your height and/or if you have a bolster, towel, block etc).