Easing tension in the mind & body.

Take some time out for yourself today to ease the mind and body. Another great one to come back to often. One of my favourite meditations is this “Leaves on a stream” Meditation. Research has validated the effectiveness of this technique for psychological wellbeing.

Self acceptance meditation.

Self-acceptance is defined as “an individual’s acceptance of all of his/her attributes, positive or negative.” It includes body acceptance, self-protection from negative criticism, and believing in one’s capacities. -Harvard health publishing.

When we’re self-accepting, we embrace every part of ourselves, not just the “positive” things! Self-acceptance is unconditional—you can recognise weaknesses, but still fully accept yourself.

Practicing acceptance of ourselves can have an incredible impact on our wellbeing!

*NEW Self compassion meditation.

I hope this meditation is good to you this season! I believe one of the best things that dancer’s can learn to practice for a more joyful career in dance & life, is self compassion & kindness!

*NEW Self compassion meditation & full body mindful stretch.

How do you talk to yourself & feel when you make mistakes? Or fall short of your goals? when you experience challenges? If you find yourself consistently hard on yourself and this ultimately affecting your confidence and self worth then let’s learn to cultivate self compassion. We can do this through practice! Follow along with todays class 😉

*NEW YOU’VE GOT THIS! Meditation :)

Guiding you to a state of flow, a magical place to be to be able to perform at our very best. I hope you’ll add this meditation to your favourites list and use it to train your mind for peak performance 🙂

Performance day Meditation & quick energiser!

Irish dancing is physically hard as we know, what can be harder is the mental part. When that mind throws us into future and past thinking we are not present & focused and these thoughts often lead us towards stress- as Lucie has talked to us about before, this can often lead us to more chance of mistakes or ‘choking under pressure.’ High levels of stress decrease your ability to maintain focus and concentration. Of course, stress can be a helpful tool when used correctly;  but when it’s not, it can not only impact your performance, but your life.

The number one tool I have for you is to consistently practice mindfulness. Remember, we get better at what we practice. Let’s practice calm x

P.S feel free to do as many rounds of the sun salutations as you would like. For a little bit more of a ‘pick up’ try 4-6 rounds 🙂