Updated: Jul 16, 2020
The COVID-19 virus has been a shock and a life changer for all of us in this country and globally. It has literally caused a complete adaptation of our lifestyle, to abide by government lockdown rules, to socially distance from each other. And, dare I say it, the repercussions have not all been bad, but certainly not all good; there has been death, loss, grief, fear, anxiety, stress and depression. However, for some, there has also been a sense of community, creativity and getting back to basics, enjoying the little things at home and in nature: mindfulness!
So, behind our closed doors, protecting ourselves and others from catching this life threatening virus, we have spent weeks, either working from home or having time on our hands to ponder on life perhaps. As life has slowed down and we have limited social interactions, what have you been doing to stay connected with friends and family? How have you been able to continue to work? How have you retained good mental health? How have you been creative in filling your time? How have you spent your once a day outdoor time? How have you been exercising? Have you begun to feel a sense of Do It Yourself confidence as you have adapted your day to day life confined mostly to your home space? There has been a lot to think about and a lot to potentially feel stressed and anxious about!
As the owner of Metta Yoga and Massage, I have been unable to continue to offer Massage and face to face Yoga classes. Needless to say, the business has been effected negatively and I was feeling stressed and anxious about finances and the potential future of the business. But I overcame this through holistic practices and, on the flip side, I have had time to study my Massage and Yoga books, which I have enjoyed! I have been living with a few friends, and we have been having a lovely time together: cooking, exercising, walking in nature, watching series, studying countless new courses and reading, while partaking in the odd Corona online quiz on Zoom and suffering the internet like most others!
I would like to bring holistic Yoga and Pranayama (Breathing Technique) classes to support people with abundant physical, mental and emotional benefits through these strange times in lockdown. That is why I have been bringing these services to viewers live and online, six days a week, on Instagram: metta_yoga_massage_bath, for free or for a donation. So, please check out these classes, which are now at 12pm on weekdays and 11am on weekends. These sessions are 30 minutes per day, and offer viewers a calm space to learn and practice techniques that bring specific COVID-19 benefits, such as improved respiratory, nervous and immune systems; strengthening the heart; warding off illness and disease; cleansing, calming and balancing the mind and body; burning fat; stepping up cardiac activity; strengthening the body and mind and increasing flexibility and mobility, to mention just a few!
Any donations for the classes are optional (if you are able) and payable via: paypal.me/MettaYogaandMassage. Thank you in advance!
I really enjoy offering my knowledge and expertise to people if it can help them through tough times, and hope that some of my new viewers may like to enjoy my services in the future too! I look forward to you reaping all the benefits of class practice; "Practice and all is coming!"
Take care of yourselves and see you for the next class!