Kundalini Yoga, Mental Health, Personal Development, Stress Management, Wellnesss, Yoga

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.

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Mental Health, Personal Development, Stress Management, Wellnesss

Summer Time Stress

All year we look forward to summer, keeping our fingers crossed that there will be sun! Summer presents its own stresses. Summer brings with it the ideals of relaxation and enjoying long summers evenings.

Yet we still need to work. We still need to pay bills. Routines set from September to May changed for everyone, not just those with kids. We still need to mind our physical and mental health. We’re doing this while our body’s trying to adjust to higher temperatures.

The sun is fantastic, it really does lift our spirits. However, a common thing I hear from people who stop coming for regular sessions during summer is, “I shouldn’t have stopped coming, I still needed to manage stress”. The sun on its own doesn’t warm our stress away. We still need to practise the same self-care we practiced earlier in the year.

All year around, we need to practice self-care to keep minding our minds. Rest well and find a way to get a good night’s sleep. This may mean investing in a fan to keep the bedroom cool. Exercise and move your body. Find the right exercise for you in the heat of summer. Get curious about solutions to issues rather than focusing on the problem. Meet up with a friend for a good catch-up or to clear your head.

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 27 June 2017.

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– Kundalini Yoga
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The Gift of Self-Honesty

Being honest with ourselves is a tough gift to give ourselves. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like a gift. When we are truly honest with ourselves, then we can begin to grow.

We all have little habits that we use to stop us from being honest with ourselves about our real feelings, behaviours and motivations. Some people keep busy with work, either at home or at work. Others reach for a something to eat, stuffing down feelings. Others over-exercise or even get involved in other people’s business.

Not being honest with ourselves can lead to relationship problems, financial problems, and health problems because we don’t want to change. We would prefer for things to stay the way they are than put in the work to change them. When we’re honest with ourselves, it means we have work to do. We need to have a conversation with someone, or we need to find help for our financial or health problems.

Being honest with ourselves like start of a movie, where the problem is identified. The middle part is the messy part where people attempt to find a solution. After working through the sticky part, the happy solution is found at the end of the movie.

Whatever you’re avoiding today, remember you can’t find a happy solution without the sticky middle.

To attend a Mind Your Mind workshop on 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 20 June 2017

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– Indian Head Massage
– Reiki
– Kundalini Yoga
– Workshops

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