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

 

 

Daily Gratitude #4

Daily Gratitude #4

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“In the garden, birds sing, bees hum and the flowers and butterflies bewitch me.

Every bug and beetle, petal and leaf grants peace to me in the present moment.

As I tread upon emerald blades that gently sway below crystal skies,

the garden unveils to me the philosophy of life.”  

― Amelia Dashwood

Be mindful

Be mindful

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Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future. ” [Psychology Today]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Make the deadline
  • How many likes did I get?
  • Busy lives
  • Our brains aren’t wired to be constantly switched off
  • Take some time to quiet your mind
  • Be in the moment
  • It can make you less stressed
  • Improve your health overall
  • Be mindful
  • Finding a moment
  • Take a few deep breaths
  • Feeling better already