A welcome respite one day, suffocating and stressful the next.
While there’s no denying great suffering is being experienced by many, now is also an opportunity- for those of us privileged with health, a home and access to functioning healthcare – to take stock and appreciate what’s going right.
I’m curious- what have you come to appreciate more in your life since March?
I’ve noticed becoming even more thankful for space and nature – and I’m so grateful I get to live in a neighbourhood with clean air, lots of trees and where I can step outside anytime to experience it.
This appreciation has really deepened for me lately.
The other thing being quarantined has inspired– albeit infrequently – is to get stuck into jobs I don’t normally make time for (but are still necessary).
What’s this got to do with Japanese yoga?
The thing about Japanese yoga (and all yoga) is it doesn’t begin and end on the mat.
It’s a lifestyle.
For Japanese yoga specifically, this includes movement that changes with the seasons, seasonal wholefood eating and cooking styles and using natural (seasonal where possible) products and fabrics in your house and on your body.
I dive deeply into all this in my online course, Japanese Yoga for U.
Basically- a big part of Japanese yoga is acknowledging that as a human being you’re not simply a part of nature.
You are nature.
And from this perspective doing the best you can to live as close to nature as possible (while still being honest about enjoying the convenience of modern plumbing and Netflix!).
I don’t get this right all the time- and as I’ve matured I’ve become better at accepting my best as good enough even if it isn’t perfect.
While staying open to tips and tricks that help me get better.
Today I’d like to share two slightly quirky quarantine cleaning tips to support you connect even more with natural living.
The irony that driving cars and wearing makeup aren’t terribly ‘natural’ isn’t lost on me 😉
These recipes are easy, cheap and cheerful – using natural products and pure essential oils.
Note: Point the bristles down when running under water and keep water away from where the bristles connect with the wooden part. Direct water contact may loosen the glue where the bristles are attached and shorten their lifespan
How did you go with these tips?
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