WEEK THREE BONUS CHECK MARK!
Live Meditation - join us at 7:15pm on Wednesday, April 15th via Facebook.
So much has changed, and through it all I hope you are learning how to be gentle with yourself. A lot of us are feeling big things right now and I want to encourage you to allow yourself to feel, crumble, and do what you need to do to take care of yourself and your loved ones. It’s ok if in one moment you feel like you’ve got this, and in another you need to cry, or take yourself out for a run, or sit in the bathtub doing absolutely nothing. All of it is ok. All of it is good. This is your meditation for this week - to notice and name what you’re feeling. Disappointment? Loss? Uncertainty? Excitement? We need to feel it to heal it.
Take 5 minutes this week to stop, and connect to what you're feeling. Give yourself permission to feel all of your feelings as they come and go - as they ebb and flow. Be in tune to yourself, to name what you're feeling. When you're connected to your feelings, it allows you to connect to others.
Love yourself and all your emotions.
Be as honest with yourself as you can be.
Say how you really feel.
"I give myself permission to feel all of my feelings."
Here is a short mindful breathing meditation for our first week. I like to practice this in the morning, before I head out for my long run, but you can try this anytime. Try setting a timer for 3 minutes, or playing a song without any lyrics about that length in the background (*cue Garth Stevenson "Horizon" from his instrumental album):
Stop what you're doing and breathe. Take the space to hold your body in some way and relax. Close your eyes. Breathe in deeply through your nose, fill your lungs, and breathe out slowly through your mouth. Deep inhale. Complete exhale. Focus on maintaining a calm and steady pattern with your inhale and your exhale. Continually breathing in through your nose, and out through your mouth.
This space will essentially become a diary for the spring clinic. I will be uploading weekly videos to share information, motivation and instructions on particular workouts or the new clinic format.