Allow your senses to expand

Allow your senses to expand

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”- John Muir
Forest Bathing is a simple, yet powerful to way reconnect with who we are, in our natural setting. Find a place for yourself and settle into the present moment as we expand our senses and experience the natural world around all of us.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • I couldn’t agree more
  •  A very simple and powerful way to reconnect with who we are
  • Based on this crazy idea
  • Being in the woods is good for us
  • The practise of forest bathing is very simple
  • A focus on the present moment
  • Allow your senses to expand
  • Noticing the cool touch of the breeze
  • Birdsong
  • The wind moving through the leaves
  • The play of light through the canopy
  • Something that catches your eyes
  • Take an opportunity to stop
  • Like life unfolds when we are present
  • Naturally, organically and without control
  • The little treasures that we will find
  • Fully present in the moment
  • What you inhale is their exhalation
  • And in so doing
  • Allowing your journey take you where it will
  • Returning to where you started
  • A renewed sense of well being
  • Peace of mind
  • An appreciation for the life of  which you are a part

 

 

 

This will have you floating

This will have you floating

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Restorative Yoga

But what exactly makes this style of yoga unique? Here are some of the benefits a restorative yoga practice has to offer.

Slows Down the Pace of Life

Restorative yoga is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.

Soothing to the Nervous System

The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level.

Encourages Mindfulness

Restorative yoga could just as easily be called “mindful yoga” due to the expanded awareness of self and body that comes through the practice. Slower movements cultivate space for a deeper experience of the poses and the breath. Awareness of the physical sensations, the thoughts or emotions that arise, or sounds in the environment, can all take on a much more profound significance in the depth of the restorative practice. Simply put, you’re able to notice and feel more of the world through your yoga experience.  READ MORE

I feel sunny

I feel sunny

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• Calm down and relax
• Playtime
• Get back into learning
• All the things I had to worry about
• Using our senses
• Mental wellbeing
• Go round the circle
• Breathe in and out
• I think the point of it is because..
• I’m not exactly sure

 

 

Goat Yoga | Would you try it?

Goat Yoga | Would you try it?

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It started as an experiment: Get a group of yogis together to practice yoga in a barn, then bring on the goats. This type of meditation might be unusual but people from around the world are finding the benefit (and fun) in it. According to Lainey Morse, the owner of Goat Yoga in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, fans have fallen in love with this type of animal therapy so much so that there is already a 600 person waiting list. 

Book your next Goat Yoga Class HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• Social goats wandering around

• People love the interaction with the goats

• There’s a 600 person waiting list

• The class is an hour

• Lose interest

• They own the show

• Goats are very mischievous

• They’ll nibble on the yoga mats

• Snuggle with you

• There’s something very therapeutic about goats

• Hang out in the barn

• Take goat selfies

• Snuggle with the goats

• It’s part of therapy

• People are desperate for something that is pure and peaceful

• Baby goats jumping around you