Themes for The Well Woman series.
Week 1:Joy - Lets find out what lights you up.
Week 2:Confidence - Consider that you radiate, at all times.
Week 3:Vulnerability - What risk is tugging at your soul?
Week 4:Compassion - Talk to yourself like you would someone you love.
Week 5:Intuition - Its the souls language, let learn it.
I’d like to change the image of self-care. I’d like to move it away from the Instagram #selfcaresunday bath tub, filled with rose petals and surrounded by a 100 candles - don’t get me wrong, baths do play a part, but its not the whole picture. Self-care is completely different for everyone, its shaped by your story, your experiences and your needs. The self-care journey is not a straight path, there will be bumps, dips and at times a feeling of going backwards or not going anywhere. Sometimes your self-care might simply be siting down and being present with a hot cup of nourishing tea, sometimes it will be running that rose petal bath (cellphone off) or doing some yoga. But sometimes it might be asking yourself some hard questions. Like ‘whats not working right now?’, ‘What do I need to say no to?’, ‘What is causing my anger?’, ‘What is happening in my life that I need to take responsibility for?’ ‘How can I connect more to the people I love?’.
Self-care is doing the internal work, the unraveling, the piecing together, the looking at your wounds. It could also be having those difficult and uncomfortable conversations that are weighing heavy on your heart. At the end of the day its ultimately self-love! Self-care is the first step, its the external practices that set you up on the path to self-love. Its loving actions dedicated to you, its a moment to reconnect, to feel what your feeling and to channel that into a practice. The Well Woman series is dedicated to helping you create both external and internal practices of self-care.
Throughout the five weeks we'll use yoga, meditation and journaling to continue building your self-care practice. Each week you'll be taught something to take home and use as part of your day. At the end of the five weeks you'll have learnt yoga poses to practice at home, meditation techniques to support you and will have discovered the powerful ritual of journaling.