Self-care is a priority, not an after-thought.
Yes, you come first. When was the last time you were on a plane? If you were actually paying attention to the safety presentation before take off, you’d recall that the flight attendant always advises each passenger to place their own oxygen mask on first, even before their child’s. The message here, like our theme this week, is that taking care of yourself first is key before you can help anyone else.
Do you ever feel guilty if you take time to go get a massage or put off a work call until after you’ve practiced yoga or worked out? Or how about feeling somehow naughty that you took a nap in the middle of the day instead of going to get your car washed?
As yogis, we often consider ourselves experts in self-care when often, we are the ones focused on caring for others, and our own needs are at the bottom of the list. We get it: we are all busy and juggling responsibilities. Problems arise when obligations to your work, your family, your cat or your dog, supersede your obligations to your own health and well-being. It’s time to put yourself first before you burn out and can’t show up in your life at your best.
Shifting your perspective to view self-care as a necessity and not a luxury is all you need to do for a happy, healthy lifestyle. We’re here to help with some great new practices that will have you feeling balanced in no time.
This week's new yoga classes offer a focus of self-care and self-love each expressed in a unique way. So, whether it's relaxing more, breathing mindfully, enjoying more massage in your life, or relieving any back pain, we’ve got you covered.
So, come on, create some new self-care yoga rituals with us and enjoy the ripple effect on your entire life when you’re feeling your best. No guilt allowed!
1. Shy Sayar - Therapeutic Yoga Massage Techniques
2. Jackie Casal Mahrou - Evening Relaxation Yoga
3. Claire Petretti Marti - Yoga for Healthy Backs 2
4. Pradeep Teotia - Breath and Body Work
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