Hi << Test First Name >>, How are you? Welcome to the new year!
This message is the first of 4 weekly messages to encourage and support you in your practice.
Several years ago I started a YouTube channel with the intension of sharing yoga, mantras and meditation with people like you! I kicked things off by creating The Morning Ten - A 31 Day Yoga Challenge where we practice 10 mins of yoga a day for an entire month. I have loved seeing the beauty that can arise when we share our gifts and practice together.
This year I share with you an updated version of The Morning Ten- included in this are some new videos and also occasional mantra and meditation videos as a reminder that yoga is much more than just a physical practice (although the physical benefits are indeed amazing!).
If you wish you can expand your practice by adding either of the following suggestions:
Calm abiding meditation: You may also wish to deepen your Sadhana by doing a few mins a day of simple breathe awareness meditation: Sit upright, set a timer for between 2-5 mins, close your eyes and observe your breathing. When your mind wanders just gently bring it back to the breath.
This Practice has sooo many benefits for the mind and nervous system
Hot water with Lemon: You can end your session with a cup of hot water with some lemon squeezed in. It is a wonderful warming way to gently rehydrate and detoxify that has been used by yogis for millennia- if you have the time then you can read a few pages of an inspiring book, or just enjoy a quiet and mindful moment :)
:) s ❤🕉️❤
PS: Mantra lovestreams coming up (Monday 4th Jan 7.30 UK time / Sunday 17th Jan 11am UK time) Save the dates!
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