We all want to feel better. Thankfully we can change how we feel in just a few moments by reconnecting with ourselves. It all starts with changing our mindset from "no pain, no gain" to self-care. We are so good at and so used to doing a million things at once—forcing, pushing, and struggling all the way.
Even our perception of self-care gets warped most of the time when we choose to believe that being stressed is a sign of hard work leading to our goals. I love the simple truth that things don’t get better from being tense. The secrets are simple (but hard to remember and practice): slow down, soften, and reconnect with ourselves.
From this place we create space in our bodies and minds to feel, and the right mindset to respond to everything around us in the most valuable way possible. I love using this routine to come back to a state of ease and enjoy an open body and mind. Join me and feel better now!
A simple tip is to move in a way that feels best for you. Don’t worry about the pose as an end point. Treat the pose as an arbitrary waypoint. Every moment is equally important. Let your inhales fill you up, creating that space. Let your exhales soften and move you literally, physically, and emotionally.
Here's a yoga sequence to help you get what you want without all the stress. Stay easy and enjoy the ride!