I’m back in Ireland, having had a wonderful week with my kids. We were so lucky to take some time away, to take in everything mountain energy offers. The quality of air, the nervousness of looking down 1000s of metres, the exhilaration of just going for it, of being brave. The humbling of the ego when your child looks on while you tumble head first into snow.
Then the world felt shattered and felt surreal as I read the papers. All the emotions of joy and fun left me. Trying to unpack those feelings (Feelings, the link between emotion and body and sensations in the body and concepts in the mind) I felt like falling into an abyss. The nervous system is designed to orchestrate all the processi of the body. So what I was feeling was a normal reaction.
We are coming out of one stressful time and it looks like the world is tunnelling into another period of darkness. Kids may be stressed out by all of this, it’s important we respond with information they can process. Teenagers especially will want to know more, they are getting information on social media so we need to have the conversation and be kind to them they are trying to process it and it’s tough.
I hope this quote helps when talking to kids – it reminds me that humans are by nature good and kind. We humans can do terrible things but that there is always hope and so the body and mind can use hope to respond to what’s going on.
Let our choices follow our hopes rather than our fearsNelson Mandela
Join me for class this week –
Tuesday 10am, online Morning flow. A class with breathing practice, meditation and movement.
Wednesday 7.30pm, online Evening flow. A midweek class to relax, to let go and release any tension in your body. A perfect class for those who want to enjoy yoga at home, light a candle and flow through this gentle class.
Thursday 7pm, online WindDown yoga. The place of total relaxation.
Saturday 9am, online Vinyasa flow
Saturday 11am, Park yoga at The Herbert Park. Still unsure about yoga outside? Last Saturday it was 11 degrees, the sun was shining and the park sounds were gentle and beautiful. It’s amazing trust me!
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Yours in love, light and hope