Relax Your Mind Meditation

Choosing to take a little time out to prioritize rest in a world that celebrates busyness and consistent hard work is not easy. It requires mindfulness, self-awareness, and a commitment to create a little space every now and then.

You dedicate so much time and energy into dance, focusing on the intricacies of steps and skills, on top off life outside of the studio..

Try weaving in little pockets of rest into your day. They all add up!  Try this 2 minute 30 second meditation occasionally to find moments of calm and ease amidst the noise.

*NEW Progressive Muscle Relaxation Meditation

I’ve found this relaxation technique to be one I come back to often. Research has shown a range of benefits, including better  sleep – the ultimate form of rest and recovery – as well as easing stress and anxiety. Practicing being relaxed might sound easy enough but in reality it can take some dedication.

I highly recommend that you start cultivating calm now so that when your important competition comes along you are well prepared!

Pre practice encouragement, body gratitude, breathe, mobility, goals & intentions!

In this class I encourage body gratitude, acceptance, we do the cyclic breath for calm and focus as well as a full body mobility sequence, then we set a goal and intention for the day or dance class. A nice little boost I hope! It can be easy to get swept up in the challenges that dance can bring, this class might help you to shift perspective a little and bring you back to a place of kindness towards yourself and gratitude. I hope the poem shared, my thoughts and insights as well as the movement piece are good to you. As always, I am interested in your thoughts and feedback 🙂

Yoga blocks might come in handy and a yoga mat. Feel free to spend more time in any particular movement given if you wish.

Enjoy it!

Restmas Day 7. Gratitude meditation.

It’s a lovely time of year to bring in some gratitude.

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong