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Summer Special: Indian Head Massage & Reiki

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Summer brings with it stress in many forms…a lack of routine, long days, humidity, busyness, trying to work when the sun is out, trying to manage our physical and mental health, wishing we could afford a holiday, or wishing we could go back on holiday!

Here at Relax From Stress Holistic Centre, we have the perfect mini-holiday for you to relax and take the stress away from a summer summer!

Enjoy 90 minutes of Indian Head Massage and Reiki to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul!

Only €60!

Thursday and Friday: 10am-9pm
Book online at http://www.relaxfromstress.ie
Card payments accepted

The door is open so come on in,
come and find your
silent self abiding there within.

Silence is not a lacking of anything,
of voice, of music, nor the wind,
it’s silence that let’s your life begin.

So come through the door and enter here,
and leave behind the din,
it is here that your true heart can join,
your silent self, therein.
– Unknown

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Being Kind To Ourselves

Minding our mind means learning to be kind to ourselves. This includes giving ourselves permission to take a day off for mental health. This day off gives us a chance to recoup and revive our mental health so when we get back to work, we have top mental fitness.

A online post went viral from a woman in America who took a mental health day. Madalyn Parker, a web developer and engineer at Olark Live Chat, left an out of office email explaining that “I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully I’ll be back next week [feeling] refreshed and back to 100%”.

Her CEO Ben Congleton responded to Madalyn with a heartwarming email. “I just wanted to personally thank you for sending emails like this. Every time you do, I use it as a reminder of the importance of using sick days for mental health – I can’t believe this is not standard practice at all organisations. You are an example to us all, and help cut through the stigma so we can bring our whole selves to work.”

When our mental health is poorly, it’s so important to take time to dip into our self-care toolkit. This toolkit is our list of things to do that we know will bring our mental health up to 100%.

For stress management and mental health contact Tracy from Relax From Stress Holistic Centre on 086-2202734 or visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie.

Published in the Connaught Telegraph Newspaper on 18 July 2017

Relax From Stress Holistic Centre
– Indian Head Massage
– Reiki
– Kundalini Yoga
– Meditation

http://www.relaxfromstress.ie

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July-August Yoga Classes!

Summer lovin’ for your body and mind!

The next block of Kundalini Yoga classes starts on 24 & 25 July and will run until the 28 & 29 August.

Kundalini Yoga combines physical exercises, controlled breathing techniques, meditations and mantras resulting in an extremely powerful and transformational experience. Through the discipline of Kundalini Yoga you learn to balance mental, emotional and physical health.

Monday 25 July-28 Aug: 10am and 6:30pm
5 week block: €50
(no class on August Bank Holiday Monday)

Tuesday 25 July-29 Aug: 7:30pm
6 week block: €60

Small classes of 4
Venue: Relax From Stress Holistic Centre, Pound Road, Castlebar
Contact Tracy on 086-2202734 to book.
http://www.relaxfromstress.ie

The Goal of Yoga (No, it’s not the Handstand)
by Rachel Brathen
The yoga pose is not the goal.
Becoming flexible is not the goal.
Standing on your hands is not the goal.
The goal is to create space where you were once stuck.
To unveil the layers of protection you’ve built around your heart.
To appreciate your body
and become aware of the mind
and the noise it creates.
To make peace with who you are.
The goal is to love, well… You.
Come to your yoga mat to feel; not to accomplish.
Shift your focus and your heart will grow.

Relax From Stress Holistic Centre
– Indian Head Massage
– Reiki
– Kundalini Yoga
– Meditation
– Workshops

http://www.relaxfromstress.ie

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Watching The Way We Talk

Sometimes it’s interesting observing how different people talk about events in their lives. Some focus on difficult it was and how terrible it was to go through something. Some people are overly positive about experiences, even bad experiences. They don’t want to focus on how difficult it was. Others talk about challenging times differently. They acknowledge how difficult it was, and then they notice the blessings or lessons that came from it. Every lesson is a blessing because we learn something we didn’t know before. Life, unfortunately, teaches it’s lessons the hard way!

How we talk about something affects our mental health. When we focus too much on the difficulty of a situation, we may end up feeling fearful, anxious and see danger around every corner. When we are overly positive about a situation, playing down the effects of challenges, we lose the opportunity to see the lessons the situation provides. Taking a balanced approach to our mental health means we acknowledge both the negatives and positives equally, learning from the situation and also appreciating the blessings. In this way, we become calmer and build our stress resilience.

Talking the talk of a balanced life is developed through many ways. It starts with awareness, self-honesty and practicing self-care techniques to strengthen our calmness muscle!

For stress management and mental health contact Tracy from Relax From Stress Holistic Centre on 086-2202734 or visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie.

Published in the Connaught Telegraph Newspaper on 11 July 2017

Relax From Stress Holistic Centre
– Indian Head Massage
– Reiki
– Kundalini Yoga
– Meditation
– Workshops

http://www.relaxfromstress.ie

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Relaxing and Releasing Fear

Recently a yoga set I’ve done with my students is called the Kriya to Relax and Release Fear. The word kriya is a yoga set, or something like a recipe of postures to help relax the body and mind and release fear. Fear is that pesky thing that blocks us from doing the things we need to do. Oftentimes our biggest fear is a fear of success.

In eastern medicine, the liver is associated with anger and the kidneys with fear. This yoga set works on the liver and kidneys to move stagnant energy, which can help to release anger and fear. At the start of class I usually ask students to set a private intention for the class. They might set an intention to clear a fear so they can move forward with an aspect of their lives. They use the energy of the postures then to help clear the fear.

As we relax and release fear, we begin to trust ourselves more, and trust our own inner guidance. When we listen to our inner guidance, we easily find the next step to take in our lives, no matter how big or small that step is. Through yoga sets and other practices, we can reverse the contraction and restriction of fear and truly explore and apply our talent and potential.

For stress management and mental health contact Tracy from Relax From Stress Holistic Centre on 086-2202734 or visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie.

Published in the Connaught Telegraph newspaper on 4 July 2017.

Relax From Stress Holistic Centre
– Indian Head Massage
– Reiki
– Kundalini Yoga
– Workshops

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