Stepping out of Isolation With Balance and Grace... and honoring yourself
This pandemic has been a unique experience that we have shared on a global scale, however, each individual's experience has been unique on a very personal level. This past year of self-isolation, shelter-in-place, and social distancing has removed us from our daily routines, relationships, physical contact, and the communities that support and sustain us in the different aspects of our lives.
Although we are excited and relieved to see each other and to be able to enjoy dining out, group activities, getting massages, haircuts, and go shopping again, we may not realize the challenges that come with reintegration. Experiencing anxiety over being back in society is common, even with many of the precautions still in place.
So...how can we reintegrate back into our daily living and how does Ayurveda support us with our relationships with ourselves, our families, and our communities?
Abhyanga massage brings nourishment and love to our largest organ; the skin. The combination of warmed oil infused with plant medicine and touch stimulates neurochemicals found in our nervous system, benefitting us hormonally and psychologically. You can experience the benefits of this daily self-care practice at home.
Ayurveda is rooted in a consistent routine that benefits your physical body and psychological being. These routines and practices include your sleeping patterns, how you care for your face, skin, and body, your diet and exercise preferences, and your morning and bedtime routines.
Even in the most stressful of times, we have control over our breath, mind, and actions. Ayurveda emphasizes connection with breath, mind, community, and nature. These elements help us care for ourselves.