If you feel that you have failed at something, do become consumed by feelings of inadequacy?
When faced with difficult times, do you tend to be hard on yourself?
When you see aspects of yourself that you don't like, do you put yourself down?
It is not uncommon for us to harshly judge and criticise our failings and shortcomings. Moreover, these self-directed criticisms lead to negative mental and physical health consequences. The good news is we can negate this critical self-perspective by understanding and accepting that failings, difficulties and shortcomings are the very essence of what it means to be human.
How we navigate our humanness is essential to our overall wellbeing.
The way I support people is through the practice of self-compassionate yoga. It enables us to create a space which is supportive, kind and healthy. It is not self-indulgent nor self-pitying. It will help you experience challenges however big or small, in a way that allows you to create distance between yourself and your thoughts. So, that you perceive yourself as just part of your experience. This means that you are able to use your yoga practice as a way to understand that you are not the content of your thoughts and feelings, but rather you are only experiencing them.
This perceptual space is able to develop our ability to accept, be patient, grow resilience and appreciate humility.
This weekend I will be offering Self-Compassionate Yoga at the Beach Yoga Fest in Bournemouth, Dorset and would love you to join me, or please feel free to contact me to fins out more.
Amy’s classes at the Festival
Friday 18th June 4pm Yoga Health Practice – Self Compassion
Saturday 19th June 7am Tea Meditation and Wake up Flow
Sunday 20th June 2pm Yoga Health Practice – Self Compassion
See below for more information or tickets.