Writing, Yoga, Meditation, Retreats and SEL Professional Development
Do you remember thinking as a kid that the year 2000 was some mythical place in the future where robots ran the world? The robots aren't quite there yet and 2000 was 20 years ago!
There is a good chance that this is a milestone year for you. Where were you in 1900, 2000, 2010? Maybe you were a kid, maybe you were having kids, maybe you were dreaming of a future that is quite different from where you are today.
Writing Yoga® Mindfulness Prompt:
Lumi Sit: Take 5 minutes to acknowledge your milestones. Close your eyes. Think of something that the year represents for you. Maybe it is an anniversary or birthday. Not everyone made it this far so at the very least, breathe deeply, celebrate with each inhalation your arrival on this planet at this time.
Lumi Write: Let your subconscious be your inner writer. Take 5 minutes to celebrate this milestone year using any thoughts that arose during the Lumi Sit.
Lumi Move: Mountain pose (wall optional). This is an excellent pose for feeling strong, confident and balanced. It is not as easy as you would think to stand straight and tall for 5 minutes, but you can do it. This pose can help improve posture and build stamina and strength.
1) Stand tall with your back against a wall and breathe. Notice how easy or difficult it is to have your back supported by a wall. 2) Have your feet spaced so that they are in line with your knees and your knees are in line with your hips. 3) Notice where the ground meets your feet and press your toes into the earth, feeling the energy rise up the body from the arches of your feet. 4 ) Relax your shoulders, press them into the wall and allow the breath to expand your chest. 5) As you exhale, feel your belly drawing in toward the wall as your lower back presses into the wall. 6) Finally, feel a lift from the top of your head as if being pulled by a string. 7) If you feel like you can retain this strong posture away from the wall, take a step away from the wall and continue to breathe deeply for 5 minutes. You can stay at the wall if the support feels right.
Have a great week and don't forget to SIT, WRITE, and MOVE each day. Stay in touch and see you soon!
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