There are mixed messages coming from different parts of the world about the current life conditions. However, the challenges of lock-downs and travel limitations prevail.
The wider challenge ahead is not only around our physical wellbeing but rather our mental health.
I witness again and again how practitioners of yoga and meditation found amazing ways to deal with the current crisis while embracing the fear and anxiety it brings up.
Here my favourite mental health regime:
- Humour: My mother and I keep exchanging fruits of the outstanding Turkish brilliance making fun of our situation; comics, short movies, stories…I know that we may not like it so much when groups are spammed with kitten-videos but if there is a loved one sharing your particular sense of humour, I`d say let`s brighten each other’s day!
- Practice: There is not enough word to describe the importance of a regular self-practice of yoga and meditation. It may also be another type of practice that helps you move the energy and connect to the inner stillness; just whatever works for you. I created a special Yoga Program for Seniors age 65+ for my parents respecting the physical limitations and health conditions related to bone/joint degeneration, autoimmune and cardiovascular issues. This program got very popular among their friends. I even received a message from a friend saying that her 90-year-old mother started practicing yoga with this program! Feel free to share it with whomever would benefit from it.
- Creativity: Reflect on what really moves you and let it flourish! This was such an important year for me giving birth to countless valuable projects. Starting with my Yoga Therapy Pill platform, moving into an outstanding online 200h Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training Course offered both in English and Turkish by our brilliant Samyama team; the recently launched Tantra-Log podcast, finishing the first few chapters of my book on the 10 Wisdom Goddesses along with a full Online Program on them and a more consistent online sharing of FREE content on social media. I don`t even mention the personal consultations, classical tantra retreats and other online products. All of it literally in one year!
- Say `thank you` to yourself for the great work for doing whatever you have been doing that brought you to this moment. I think I had to list all of these accomplishments above just to invite my ever-unsatisfied critical parts to acknowledge the great effort put into them and say `thank you` to myself.
Wish you a wonderful day in good health