There have been so many profound things I have been reading the past few days...
Articles, quotes, mantras.
However, this particular one stood out. I may have read it three times, sat down and read it again.
It really makes me think, evaluate and adjust a few things.
How about you? 🤔
I say to my clients, friends, and family all the time that our body will force us to listen and make us stop/slow down if we don't heed the warnings it tries to give us.
I feel like this is the same thing. We all should take some time to really look at ”life” and what that means to us, right here at this moment. In the middle of all of this chaos, all if this despair.
Everyone is faced with a different challenge. (that is always the case) You need to look at YOU and decide:
What you are rushing back to?🤔
What is your normal routine?🤔
Will that change for you?🤔
How will we look back at this moment in history?
Always try to find the good💜😉
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Free the mind.
Acknowledge the thoughts, respect them then allow them to flow out of the mind freely.
Don't judge them, hold on to them or give
them too much power.
In these trying times we are so overloaded with mass media, news, so much negativity, fear, panic.
Our minds need a rest💜🤗
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It can be easy to become uncentered due to things that occur in our daily lives. This is especially true when the world around us is in utter distress.
When we feel uncentered, we feel as though we’re being spread too thin in many different directions. Our minds can become crowded with thoughts and we can feel anxious or stressed in our bodies.
When left unchecked, prolonged stress can lead to diseases, lowered immunity, tiredness, fatigue, and burnout. Long term stress can also lead to depression, anxiety, and social or communication issues. I have many personal connections that can attribute to the truth behind this. Honest.
Another important point to keep in mind is that how we react to stress determines how stressed we actually feel, as well as our Outlook on life.
For example, two people could be in the exact same stressful situation, but if one has learned to reframe that situation in a positive light—or learned how to react less to it—that person will have a completely different experience then the other.
Regular yoga, pranayama, and meditation practice can help us to combat stress and help us with how we respond to stressful situations.
By quieting the mind and allowing ourselves to be more deeply aware of the present moment, we can start to become more mindful of our emotions, our thoughts, and how we react to stressful situations.
It’s important to take time each day to sit in stillness for a few moments to rediscover the place of centeredness in ourselves. As these trying times present in our world today, it's a good a time as any to practice centering.
As we practice sitting with this place of centering, we often find that we can access our centeredness more easily in times of chaos or stress.
By strengthening our connection to it, we can allow this space of being centered to guide us in every moment. Some other ways we can return to our centers are taking walks daily, being in nature, eating healthy, journaling, yoga, breathwork, or meditation
1. Centering Breath Practice
The simplest way to center in any moment of our lives is through our breath. The best part of this practice is that is easy and we can do it anytime we begin to feel stressed. To practice this centering breath practice, find a pace of breathing that feels good to you. Then, as you inhale, say the words I’m breathing in either out loud or internally. As you exhale, say the words I’m breathing out either out loud or internally. Repeat this up to a minute or longer. If you find that your mind wanders away, just gently bring your awareness back to this centering breath practice.
2. Sitting Grounding Practice
Grounding and feeling rooted helps us get in touch with feelings of stability and support. To practice, begin in a comfortable seated pose, with eyes either closed or open. Begin to center your mind with your breath; breathing deeply. Bring awareness to your sit bones and your connection with the earth beneath you. Observe how firm and supportive it is as you connect to it. Take several breaths in and out as you feel this connection deepening and begin to feel support and stability
3. Counting Breath Practice
Focusing on our breath and breath practices can be a powerful way in which we can turn away from fear and move towards peace. To do this practice, begin in a comfortable seated position. Start off easily with a slow three-count inhale in and a slow three-count exhale out. Then, take a deep breath in for a count of three and hold for a second. After the hold, exhale slowly for a count of three. You can do this for up to a minute, and even extend the count for up to five seconds (five seconds inhaling and five seconds exhaling out, slowly).
4. Standing Grounding Meditation
In times of stress, this simple grounding meditation can allow us to come back to the present moment. To practice, begin standing tall in Mountain (Tadasana) with your legs hip distance apart. Bring awareness to your feet rooting down into the Earth and feel supportive energy rising up from the Earth into your bodies. Engage your core and your leg muscles and feel this energy rising up all the way to the crown of your head. Bring your hands to prayer position at your chest, take several deep breaths, and take a quiet moment to express gratitude and respect to our home, Earth.
5. Calming Peace Prayer Practice
Compassion has a powerful effect on our minds and how we feel. Practicing compassion can take us from feelings of fear to feelings of love and understanding. To practice, begin in Easy pose or a comfortable seated position with your spine upright. Bring your hands to Namaste or Anjali mudra at your heart center. Allow your heart center to open and fill with love and light. Repeat the following peace prayer mantra, either out loud or internally. Imagine that you are directing this mantra to the entire world:
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu
This ancient Sanskrit mantra translates to, “may all beings everywhere be happy and free.” Repeat this up to ten times and feel your heart radiating with love and peace for all beings in the world.
Please take a minute to read.
I know that this is all over your feed, and everyone is talking about it.
Please take the necessary precautions.
Supplements, herbal tinctures, herbal teas, certain essential oils can be of great help, in times like these, where traditional western medicine has no option currently.
If you have any questions, please reach out.
For my clients, I have a record of meds/health conditions and will surely counter check any contraindications before giving advice.
If you are not a client of mine and still have a question- message me.
I want to keep the mass hysteria to a minimum as best as I can.
This is the only way I know-how.
To share what I know to be real/fact/proven.
I realize that this virus is real.
Do I have personal opinions about what has been unfolding since it has been ”discovered?” Yes.
Do I choose to feed into the frenzy on social media platforms? No.
I am just trying my best to practice patience, calmness, mindfulness.
Be available for those who may need help, answer any questions that friends, family may have.
Because in reality, folks, some of us are walking around with no symptoms and may never really know about it.
Some have similar symptoms that they do when the change of season happens, and may not realize they too could be sick.
My question to all of you is do you realize how critical preventive care is?!?
Do you really understand what that means?!? And it's completely ok if you don't. Message me so we can chat about it because it's essential. (that is why I went to school to learn about it, so I can help people and then maybe they can help people, and so on!)
What is happening in the world right now is why we act on preventative care. This way, when/if the day comes that we are faced with a crisis, we are less susceptible to suffering from it.
AND if by chance we do get sick, all the effort we took and implemented into preventative self-care and wellness will help us overcome and battle stronger.
And most of us will be just fine.
It's so important to know what is going to help fuel your body/mind nutritionally to boost your immune system and keep it strong. That may look different for you than it does for me. And that's ok! As long as you find what's best for you!
We have to begin to rewire what we have been told to be true with our foods, in particular. We can't nourish the body and the mind with processed canned zero nutrients shelf-stable food.
Come chat with me to learn more... It appears many people will have off for a little while... What better time to learn about something than now?!? #lilliansholisticjourney #enjoythejourney #enjoylife #selfcare #wellnessjourney #corona #2020vision
In light of recent events around the world I thought I would share some
Wash your hands as often as you can!
With SOAP & WATER! Hand sanitizer is great in a pinch when you can't use soap and water.
Wash for at least 20-30 seconds, scrubbing every nook and cranny of the hands- like you are getting
ready for a sterile surgical procedure!
Folks, if you are sick please stay home! It's simple! We don't want to have to deal with unexpected illness because someone came around us when they knew they were sick.
Be aware of your surroundings, also be conscious of keeping your hands away from your face! Don't rub the eyes, nose or mouth. Just don't!
Find some peace of mind and disconnect from the events happening in our world right now.
Find a comfy spot to sit, maybe listen to your favorite music, read a book, color, paint, draw, write! Anything that gives your mind a rest from the day to day.
Not that we need a day set aside to recognize each other-
But it's nice!
To all my Badass Women in my tribe, outside my circle, part of my journey past, present, future...
This is for YOU💜😉
Thank you for your purpose, your intelligence, bravery, determination, love, understanding. Thank you for your beautiful spirit. Keep shining bright, moving forward, & making moves!
#lilliansholisticjourney #enjoythejourney #womenempowerment #women #womeninbusiness #internationalwomensday #badasswomen #womensupportingwomen
Janice Robinson, CCHC