When you wake up to a morning like today; a cold, wet January morning mindset is so important. The January Gathering is sold out and I am so happy for that. Sipping mama Cacao while reading and editing the Gathering notes for January’s gathering I choose to listen to the rain and am grateful to be inside my warm home.
Our cat Mittens is also grateful, she’s refusing to go outside and who’d blame her? My reading this morning is about what darkens the mind. The coming weeks tend to be quite hard for us all, the Christmas buzz is over, family has returned back to their homes, kids are back in school, we are back at work, it’s like a long hangover. Embracing each morning is a way that can allow you to notice the light rise a little earlier this week. The sun set a little later. Take a walk when the sky is blue (if you can get outside), if not go to a window and allow yourself to take in the blue sky for a few moments. Take time making your Cacao or tea in the morning and notice that first sip, embrace it.
A little bit of care for yourself first thing in the morning allows you to create a mindset of preparing for the day. Can you meditate for a few minutes, could you do 15 minutes of Yoga? If you can clear the mind, understand your direction of thought, move forward and keep your attention on what’s important the day will be better, your life will be clearer.
What am I watching this week? As you probably know I’m tennis mad so have watched all 5 episodes of Break Point on Netflix. It shows with big pink highlighter the effects of the mind. With every player struggling with the Monkey mind playing negative thoughts as they win or more often lose.
We strive each day to help the mind move in a straight continuum, but know that when you fall off the path of conscious awareness dust yourself off and reset. It’s the time of year to reset and so we begin again.
Join me in class this week –
Monday 10am BodyMindBreath, Embodied flow. Book via MindBody
12.30pm EdenOne, Yin Yoga
Tuesday 7.30am EdenOne, Hatha Yoga
11.30am EdenOne, Hatha Yoga
Wednesday 7.30pm, online Evening flow
Thursday 7pm online, WindDown Yoga
Friday 6.15pm YogaHub Frascati, flow. Book via MindBody
Saturday 11am Park Yoga, Herbert Park, book into these classes here
Sunday 3pm January Gathering.
The January Gathering is completely full but February and March are open you can book your place here.
These Gatherings are a way of being together, each month has a theme covering Reflection, Preparation & Compassion. You can find out further details on each gathering here. In the words of Ram Dass we are all walking each other home.
Much love a chroí,