Over the last few weeks, you may have experienced major go-go-go vibes. This fire can spark creativity, encourage friendships, and get you out of your shell.
But it can also cause serious burnout.
If you are starting to feel those effects, now is the time to reel it in. Give yourself permission to start slowing down as we enter longer, warmer days. Give yourself permission to set boundaries with your energy, body, and time.
If your inspiration was sparked over the last few weeks, instead of running solely on your inner fire, use this time to find sustainable steps in achieving your goals. Tap into a routine that can support your mind, body, and soul while incorporating yoga, nature, and other earthly delights.
If we reflect on the practise of yoga, Restorative and Yin, while typically thought to be the same style, are quite different. Restorative yoga is the art of doing nothing and doing it well. You use many props to support gentle shapes and allow the body to completely relax. This lowers your cortisol and stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system. Yin however, is all about existing in that inner fire. With focused breath, you work to find comfort in the discomfort. The poses are deep and held for extended periods of time.
Restorative is perfect for when you have had enough “work” mentally, physically, or emotionally, and you just want to be. Yin prepares you for when you are off the mat, in your day to day, and faced with challenges. When you learn how to breathe through difficulty, those challenges feel more attainable thanks to the tools under your belt.
Find a 60-minute Yummy Yin, a 10-minute Morning Meditation, a 30-minute Yoga Nidra, 20-minute Beach Meditation, and a 40-minute Restorative all on the Activ Life Online Studio. Click this link to sign up for $28/month.
Miranda Morris is a yoga instructor for Activ Life, a leading health and wellness company based in the Cayman Islands. If you enjoyed this article you may also like: Meditation for self-care and Stress less with this one mindful step.