Establishing a Routine
Hey everyone, welcome to September!
For many of us, our kids have been back in school for the last couple of weeks, recommitting to their education and growth and establishing a whole new routine for themselves. Some kids get super excited to head back to school, others not so much. Regardless of the sense of joy or dread a child experiences beforehand, after just a few days, a new routine is established. Most children find a sense of stability, structure, and normalcy with a set routine. And as adults, we’re no different.
Speaking only for myself, I could use a sense of normalcy. In fact, normalcy never seemed like something I would aspire towards, but it sure feels attractive right now! Over the last couple of weeks, the news has consisted of a horrific and deadly flood in Afghanistan, the very real threat of a nuclear disaster in Ukraine (in addition to the ongoing war), the ongoing consequences of climate change, and the rush of negative political campaigns we see every time we turn on the television. We hold our breath as we watch the latest tropical storm formation, knowing full well that we could be in the center of the bullseye with the next hurricane. And all of this is against the backdrop of a pandemic that will not end. Yep, normal is looking good to me.
Establishing a routine can be incredibly helpful in these times of unpredictability, uncertainty, and stress. Many of us find the best time to implement a new routine is in the morning. In the tradition of Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, the early morning hours are when we’re least resistant to going inward and most able to connect with the profound stillness we carry within. Taking advantage of this grounded state can set the tone for your entire day.
And you don’t necessarily have to rise with the roosters to have a morning routine, you just need to start one! Your ritual might look like opening your eyes in the morning and staying in bed for one minute while you breathe. Or, maybe you wake up, lace up your sneakers and go for a five-mile run. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, a quick bout of cardio or a healthy breakfast, a morning self-care routine adds structure and stability to your life and primes your day for success.
If you’re interested in establishing a whole new routine and yoga practice, with the help and support of your fellow yogis, our True Form Yoga Teacher Training might be for you! Follow this link for more info: https://www.wellnessliving.
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