I have never craved peace and joy more than the way I do in the year of our lord 2020.
If I am being completely honest, this second lockdown in California is TRASH and the constant changes and groundlessness can make me feel anxious.
To cope with the changes I have leaned deeper into my yoga inversion flow practice and sound healing to bring me back to a place of peace
I would like to share some of the benefits of yoga, specifically implementing inversions and sound healing into your daily life to bring you to a place of peace.
I have focused on adding more challenging inversions into my regular yoga practice to ease the anxiety of the lockdown.
Yoga practitioners claim that by putting the feet above the heart, the strain on the heart is reduced – allowing your heart, mind, and body to slow down creating a natural state of calm.
You can change your positions and varied angles of inversions to find what works best for you and your body.
Some simple inversions involve touching your toes or sitting on the edge of a chair or bed and laying your head back.
While inverted try taking in a deep breathe in through the nose, and then slowly breath out through the mouth (this is said to help fully empty the lungs). Pause for a moment and then breathe in again. It is important to concentrate on your breathe to receive the full benefits of inversion. Try to breathe from the diaphragm, allowing the ribs to fully expand and contract.
Hope this helps!
I went to a sound healing session in at source studio in Riverside, California. Infinite gratitude to my healer Piyahda who lead me through a sound healing session and reiki healing. I was admittedly nervous at first but her spirit was so calming I was able to release so much tension and tears of gratitude flowed from me by the end of the session.
After the session I was surprised to find that all my body craved was peace and calm, I didn’t even want to listen to music.
That was such a transformative experience that I began to do my own research and implement sound therapy and sensory healing to help with my anxiety.
When the second lockdown hit I knew it was time to tap back in! I was feeling anxious so I leaned into my practice to turn in and navigate my feelings. The results did not come overnight! It took me a few days to name my anxiety, it was actually grief
I was grieving….
Grieving COVID-19 deaths that hit closer and closer to home….
Grieving a year that looks unfamiliar. I travel often so grounding for the pandemic makes me feel like a bird with clipped wings.
I am also grieving the reality of accepting the lockdown and preparing myself to do my part and social distance until things get better. I am a people who needs people.
leaning into my practice restored me to a place of joy and healing.
Thank you for reading! I wish you all love and light
Bri “From the IE” the Love and Light Movement adventure