musings of Yoga Enchantress
Are you feeling relaxed beautiful soul?
One of the things I’ve been prioritizing is deep relaxation. Slowing down as the universe has commanded us to do so. So many are feeling uncertain as a result of current events, myself included. As I tried to figure out how to navigate through this, I quickly began to feel overwhelmed. Many of us feel like we need to push ourselves further to compensate for the loss of control. I understand this urge. However, as a womxn, I would encourage you to re-image what the way forward could be. Perhaps for now, you pause. Relax. Give yourself space to slow down.
Take a moment to reflect.
Fatigue has been a curse of the modern world. Almost everyone experiences it, especially womxn. The way we’ve been leading our lives has kept us exhausted, no matter how much we sleep and take rest on the weekends, and even after vacation we still feel tired. Why?
Because of the systematic constructs we’ve been integrated into. More content. More productivity. It’s like we’re addicted. We can’t stop. The trajectory of our lives have been altered. This is a beautiful opportunity, now we can shift into a state of ease. If we're willing.
"Perhaps for now, you pause. Relax. Give yourself space to slow down."
For womxn specifically it is important to have rest in a feminine way – a womxn’s type of rest. Yea, I said it. What is it? Well, what do you usually do to relax after work, on the weekend or during a holiday? It may look like:
-retail therapy (going shopping)
-meeting up with girlfriends for brunch or a night out
-binge watching your favorite movies or shows
-Practicing vinyasa yoga or other fitness pursuits
These are all great fun. The only thing, they are deeply in the yang (masculine). These practices assist the masculine energy. I want to emphasize this is NOT negative. It just isn’t supporting the feminine as those pursuits are highly stimulating. This might leave you feeling depleted. These aren’t true solutions for rest and relaxation. Which we all need.
I urge you to relax into your femininity.
Nurture your divine feminine energy. Experience deep rest. Here are some relaxation practices:
-lounge on the sofa or in bed
-practice silence for a day (no talking at all)
-find a peaceful place, somewhere in nature to relax
-yoga – slow and soft, like restorative yoga and gentle stretches.
-movies – non-violent, gentle, kind and even romantic films
-reading – simple enjoyable and pleasant. Go for audiobooks to rest your eyes.
-music – calm and peaceful music
-taking a long bath with candles and essential oils
-explore daydreaming and take a nap so you can invite dreams
-No decisions making or problem solving
"Nurture your divine feminine energy. Experience deep rest."
Doing something that you've always wanted to do but you thought it was a waste of precious time – drawing, painting, watching the clouds, nurturing plants. It’s so vital for your wellbeing to take rest. It is healing for the soul.
How did this resonate with you? If you want to explore a gentle bed stretch. Check out this bed flow: "Evening Unwind"
Until next time. Take time my love. Relax.