Mastering Savasana: The art of stillness and serenity.
Take a savasana and relax. It’s up next!
In today’s busy world life is becoming a trickier and tricker balancing act to master. Between work, family and our social lives there never seems to be any “me time”. A time where you completely remove yourself from everything, press the off switch, and totally relax. When deprived of “me time” I feel completely disconnected with my inner self. I feel depleted and totally stressed. Stress is an overwhelming epidemic in our society and the main culprit of many physical and mental ailments. The mental effects of stress can be quite frightening. Stress can cause depression, anxiety, forgetfulness, indecisiveness and much more. Physically, high levels of stress can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, ulcers, migraines and again the list continues. I have discovered that in order to keep stress at bay I must always create “me time” in my day. My “me time” allows me to let go of any stress or negativity I have been holding on to and to replenish and rejuvenate my self. There are many wonderful ways to relax, my personal favorite is a deliciously indulgent bath. I turn it into a restorative ritual adding all the accoutrements. Your “me time” deserves to be beautiful. I like to get the bath nice and hot and throw in a bath bomb (recipe at end) to really pamper myself. With lit candles throughout, I put on soothing music, I have been into Sade’s Lovers Rock album of late, and completely soak for about 20 minutes. I press my off switch and simply enjoy. Baths have many healing powers. A good soak in the tub helps to relieve stress and tension, relax sore muscles, aid circulation, detoxify the body (when using epsom salts), and just feel amazing. I take time in my bath to let go of my day, breathe and bring myself back into balance. I leave feeling cleansed physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. A truly wonderful way to feel. I invite you to schedule in some “me time” in your busy day. If a bath isn’t your thing, find another way to switch off for at least fifteen minutes. The benefits will be worth it. Here is a bath bomb recipe I enjoy. Another option is to purchase some epsom salts and essential oils of your liking to add to the bath. A very bubbly bubble bath is also a great way to go.
My Favorite Bath Bomb Recipe:
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 2 1/2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- Essential oils – I like ylang ylang and lavendar
- Witch hazel
- Spray bottle
- Bath bomb mold
- Plastic wrap or airtight container
“Flow” Sade. Lover’s Rock Album. a bath time essential.
Remember to try and say today’s positive affirmation as often as possible. Say it from your heart and believe it to be true. Goodbye stress, hello “me time” and happiness!