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The Value of Resting + Recharging

Photo by Simon Migaj
Deep relaxation is just as important as productivity

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other - activity in rest and rest in activity - is the ultimate freedom.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Do you find it hard to set aside time to really truly rest?

I admit I do, unless I’m in pain or feeling a strong desire to spend quality time with someone I care about.

After too many hours staring at my computer screen earlier this week, my head, neck, upper back, and eyes were crying out in pain. Grateful to have my tennis balls, yoga block, eye pillow, and a low couch to put my lower legs up on. Self-massage + restorative yoga brought some sweet relief, which I followed up with listening to a guided meditation recording.

Yesterday I went for a hike with my 80 year old father. It was great to spend five hours away from my computer screen, to be in nature with my dad, to look far into the distance at snow capped mountains, to smell the pine trees and sage plants, to feel the crunch of leaves and rocks under my shoes.

I hope you are taking some opportunities to take good care of yourself when you can. You deserve some good quality rest!

Would you or someone else you know benefit from learning some of the most potent methods to release tension in the head, face, neck, and upper back? Students will learn mindful self massage, followed by experiences with restorative yoga and soothing guided meditations to calm and recharge mind and body.

More details on the course, with link to register:

10% of my course proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Wishing you some good rest + relaxation!

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