It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
The next few weeks look set to be a challenging time as the population of the world tries to find a way through and out of this coronavirus crisis. Naturally we are all feeling frightened and apprehensive in these uncertain, unpredictable times, and more than ever we need our yoga and mindfulness practice to help us to navigate our way through anxiety and fear, so that we don't get stuck in a frightened, anxious place, and we are able to take the actions necessary to protect and support ourselves, our family, our friends, and wider community.
Many of you will be self-isolating at home, so over the next few weeks my intention is to regularly post short, blog posts and share with you simple accessible yoga and mindfulness techniques that will help you find your calm place in the midst of the storm, and to assist you in managing the torrent of emotions that naturally arise during such turbulent times. I will also post short, simple yoga practices that you can easily do at home. Although I don't do audio and video, I'll be giving you recommendations of excellent online resources from other members of the yoga community. I'll also be making soul-nourishing and courage-inspiring book recommendations.
All of my regular yoga classes are cancelled at the moment, due to government restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus, and so I hope through my blog posts to give my students and newsletter subscribers lots of ideas of simple ways to practice yoga and mindfulness at home.
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Jilly Shipway, sharing seasonal yoga ideas and inspiration with you through the year...
Please feel free to share ideas and resources that you find in my blog, but please do acknowledge me and my website as their source. Thanks!
Disclaimer: if you have any concerns about your health or suitability to do yoga, please consult a medical professional before attempting any of the yoga routines in this blog.