Embrace Your Essence

Tomorrow Ill be filming part of the "Embrace Your Essence" series for Movement for Modern Life

This is the culmination of 20 years study into yoga and more recently into the act of self-care and love. This series is an ongoing exploration into the self, our true essence and I'm honoured to be able to share these teachings. I have been creating this series (unbeknownst to me at the time) over all this time. I have created some intention cards and a book is in the making. It's a big and beautiful subject.

Coming up this year you'll be able to join me in workshops and retreats as I share these teachings in more depth through meditation, movement, deep rest, energy management and discourses.

Our society has certainly evolved but has it really helped us to evolve? Or has it made us more anxious and depressed? What if the true medication was slowing everything down and taking a step back.

Our fast foods, email, the internet has not done us any favours in terms of our nourishment mentally and physically. Social media is starting to replace that feeling of 'community', I believe there is a benefit in it (I've met some awesome people through it, for a start) but if you aren't careful you miss out on the real community of human interaction, sangha.

If you're finding that you're checking emails over and over, or constantly on FB or any of the other sites for that matter and it's getting out of hand (ie checking more than once an hour - although I feel even that is too much), ask yourself what is it you're missing? What are you looking for as you check and look? Are you trying to numb uncomfortable feelings out? Is there something you want to avoid?

In this series I will approach some of these situations.

My first bit of advice is if you want to take charge of your life and lead a more fulfilling one then take a step back, meet with people and limit your daily social media interaction, do yoga nidra every day (yogic sleep) and reset your nervous system. That way you can act from a place of deep knowing, your higher self, your essence.

I look forward to sharing the tools and insight in the coming months. 

I'd also love to hear from you about your thoughts on this subject, how do you honour yourself? Do you put everyone else first and end up drained?