Sometimes Self Care Looks Like…

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Sometimes self care looks like…

Crying on your yoga mat.

Because that’s what you need in that moment. Allowing yourself space to feel.

It’s been a while since I cried on my mat, but an intense heart opening flow has an interesting way of opening up channels and energetic blockages that need to be released. 

The older I get the more I see the importance of slowing down and finding those pockets to get still. Whether it be withdrawing from social media or even social contact, doing what you need to truly reset is vital.

My mantra as of late has been to just feel. Instead of pushing away and suppressing any feelings as I’ve done in the past.

Yes, it’s hard work reprogramming my inner child and doing the work in order to be a more grounded person. Constantly battling anxiety and navigating my way through this crazy world filled with so many surprises and things to completely disrupt your entire flow.

This week was one of the worst weeks of my life. Finding out some news that shook me to my core. But I’m grateful for those who have helped me through and reminded me to take care of myself. 

I’ve always been transparent and never try to present a highlight reel as if everything is always sunshine and rainbows.

Sometimes life sucks. That’s why it’s important to formulate a toolbox to find ways to care for self.

I’ve learned that sometimes self care looks like laying on the couch crying just to release what has been built up. 

Sometimes it looks like day dreaming out at a cloud filled sky to just see what thoughts comes up.

Sometimes it looks like buying yourself flowers to shift the energy in the room.

Sometimes it looks like stepping onto your yoga mat to just lay there and breathe.

Sometimes it looks like pushing yourself through a vigorous flow to sweat and test your limits.

Self care can take many varying forms and look different for everyone. Have you considered yoga?

If you are a woman in the DMV area looking to prioritize self care in your life through yoga, consider my 6 week series Yoga for Self Care

6 one-hour weekly sessions happening Wednesdays at 6pm in Alexandria VA beginning July 10, specifically designed to work you in and out. Each class will consist of a soulful flow to move the energy in your body and connect breath with movement followed by the incorporation of deep yin stretches to target connective tissue. 

Email with any questions! Self-care starts here.

With love and light,

xo Vanessa Michele

Vanessa.Michele | Creative Wellness Entrepreneur. Yoga & Meditation Instructor. Reiki Practitioner| Welcome to my life!