Embrace Winter Wellness with Reiki: Nurturing Your Body, Mind, and Soul

As winter blankets our world, it’s a time for introspection and self-care. The chilly months invite us to turn inward, focusing on our well-being and finding solace amidst the cold. One powerful way to embrace this winter season is through the ancient healing art of Reiki. Derived from Japanese tradition, Reiki is not just a practice; it’s a holistic experience that can rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul during the winter months. 

Let’s explore why Reiki is a beacon of warmth and wellness, in the midst of winter.

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New Season, New Challenges

We’re turning our focus towards cosier days – warm clothes, woolly blankets, candle-light nights and other comforting ways to sustain ourselves through the colder days (and nights). 

BUT it’s important to find a balance and not hibernate completely. Staying active during this season can help to combat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), as well as keep your mind sharp and your body working – so you can hit the ground running come Springtime!

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Autumn Days

Autumn brings a promise of harvest, bounty and colour. For sun-seekers and summer-lovers, this seasonal shift can mark the slow slide towards winter days and long nights. For some of us it can feel cold and dreary as we mourn summer’s end. 

Whilst it’s important not to underestimate the effects that the changing seasons can have on mind and body, remember that with every ending, something new begins. We can try to find beauty in all the seasons – even if this one isn’t your favourite – as the wheel keeps turning, and we find ourselves in the next season of our life.

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Yoga and Injury

Injuries can happen to us at any time. On or off the mat, and sometimes with far-reaching, even life-changing consequences. 

More people are turning to yoga as part of their injury recovery, from total yoga-beginners, to professional athletes. 

So, could yoga benefit your recovery? You may already be feeling the benefits of yoga in your day-to-day life, but what about when you’re injured?

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The fun in fundraising…

One of the most important elements of what we do at Yoga on the Edge doesn’t feature much on our timetable. We don’t have a special page of the website devoted to it. And we don’t talk about it as much as we probably should… 

It’s our fundraising. 

But it underpins everything we want to build at Yoga on the Edge. Community is at the core of what we do. Karma yoga – the yoga of unselfish action – inspires acts of service. Our charity efforts create connections within our immediate yoga community and far beyond.

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Dealing with stress…

None of us are immune to stress. But the way we view stress, how we respond to it, and how much space it occupies in our minds and bodies can be detrimental. If stress takes over, we risk being overwhelmed. And without paying equal attention to rest and restoration, stress can have a damaging effect beyond measure. Here are some ways to reduce and manage your stress.

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World Book Day

World Book Day (March 2nd) is a charity-run endeavour to encourage the habit of reading for pleasure in children and young people. It’s now observed in over 100 countries around the world, so if you’re a parent or teacher you may be well-versed in the last-minute World Book Day costume… But, do you ever get a chance to enjoy World Book Day for yourself? Whatever your age, it’s a great opportunity to connect back into reading as a pastime! 

If you’re looking to take your yoga off the mat, reading something yogic is a great way to deepen your practice.

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No Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions aren’t for everyone. Now that January is (finally) over, it raises the question: If you made New Year’s resolutions – have you kept any? Do you envisage them lasting the year? If the answer is yes – then that is fantastic! If you are one of the lucky few who find them easy and helpful, then read no further and carry on doing what works. 

If no:

Well, then you’re not alone…

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