Good sleep is a necessity for good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Some benefits of quality sleep include:
✨ hormone balancing
✨ improved memory
✨ lower stress
✨ improve mood
A few ways I’ve learned to improve the quality of sleep is to turn off all the lights and mobile devices 30 min before bed , journal , take magnesium supplements & melatonin , invest in a good mattress, practice gentle yoga and follow a regular sleep schedule.
Got a good sleep tip? Post below 👇🏼
We all have a habit of opening our social media accounts multiple times per day. What seems like a useful tool to connect and share information can have negative effects on our mental health and well being.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned about the potential negative effects in young kids and teens, including cyber bullying and “Facebook depression”.
Even in adults , the apps become addictive and people begin to socialize more through the apps and have less interactions with the people around them.
Using FB and IG has also been shown to cause anxiety and low self worth as more and more we are comparing ourselves to what we see from other people; success (likes, follows & monetization) , beauty and wealth.
It’s important to realize people only show what they want you to see. Filters are used more frequently than not, and things are not always as they seem. So what do we do about it? For some of us we need to be on these platforms for our business.
what are your thoughts ? Do you ever feel burdened by your accounts? Attached and worried about likes and follows? I definitely can relate to that 🤚🏼.
What I find most helpful is to not scroll. I post, check a few times on activity, respond to messages and log out. It’s also helpful to unfollow accounts that make you depressed when you come across them. Detox daily from the device and socialize more with friends, family and colleagues around you.
As adults, we need to parent ourselves and stop the overuse of our own phones and devices on a regular basis. That may mean using your apps at scheduled times, avoiding scrolling too much and be ok with feeling uncomfortable.
good luck 🙏
#socialmedia #yogatherapy #yogatherapist
“Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
As 2017 wraps up , I feel so grateful to all the people I’ve got to meet , collaborate with and learn from . I’m so grateful to the HD communities for giving me opportunities to travel , teach and connect with people affected by Huntington’s Disease.
Thanks to the studios , students , studio owners for allowing me to teach Functional Yoga & Mobility method and supporting the Movement for Mental Health Workshops!
Thanks to all the businesses that continue to incorporate our Corporate Wellness Programs into their model of employee Healthcare.
And to all of the seniors homes and hospitals that have been foundational in me developing Chair Yoga programs across the city and inspiring me to create my first Chair Yoga teacher training - coming in spring of 2018 ❤️
This year has been great and I couldn’t have done it without my team -
Rea in Focus
We’ve got lots in store for 2018 !
Thank you for believing in the mission to reduce suffering wherever possible : )
Huntington Society of Canada Toronto Chapter
Young People Affected by Huntington's Disease HDYO (Huntington's Disease Youth Organisation) EarthFresh CORE Strength & Conditioning Studios Yoga Light Studio
Yoga Loft Integrative Health Institute Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Applied Yoga Integration
#yogatherapy #happynewyear #gratefulheart #yogatherapist
"Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed."
I have my focus on expanding and growing Sacred Mountain Yoga to reach more people around the globe while building a sustainable future for myself.
Everyday I wake up grateful to be able to help people feel better in their bodies and improve their lives . It's taken a long time to get here , and the work is not nearly done , but I'm excited to keep moving forward...one day at a time ❤️
thank you to all of my students , studio owners colleagues, and followers for your help & support in the process! 🙏🏼
Be your own hero 👊🏼
There comes a point in time where we have to decide - either to be victims of our circumstances and life experiences or to become the hero of our story .
Yoga therapy is about empowering the individual . Building strength , mobility and self awareness in order to meet the growing challenges of life .
Decide, one way or another , who you want to be in this world and know that there are many people who can help you find your way.
Breath is our life force. If we can learn how to control and regulate our breath, we can gain mastery over our minds and physiology.
master your breath = master your mind
Feeling grateful to all of the people that came out yesterday for my first Movement for Mental Health workshop at the @yogalightstudio !
Teaching people simple and practical ways of applying yoga is my passion , especially for mental health issues . All the techniques we explored have been personally tried and tested on myself and my clients over the past several years. This will be the first of many workshops to come ! Building resilience, inner strength and self awareness is essential for living well ❤️
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Contact me to book a workshop for your community : )
#yogatherapy #yogatherapist #yogaforhealth
Here is a link to the video podcast I did with Kelsey from the She Will Rise podcast this summer!
This is one of the most raw and revealing interviews I've done to date about my personal journey with mental health , chronic pain and HD. Hopefully it will inspire people who are suffering to begin their own healing journey.
Hope this helps : ) #mentalhealthsupport
"If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality."
It's been a dream come true to become the newest Clubbell Yoga teacher in Toronto 👊🏼
After years of trying to heal chronic pain, I've finally healed and rebuilt my body to become stronger, agile and more resilient to be able to practice with clubbels!
Thank you Summer Huntington for your teachings , support and encouragement ❤️ thanks to Scott Sonnon for the incredible body of work you've created . I'm looking forward to continuing my studies of intuflow, flowfit and using heavy clubs.
Thanks to Horizons For Youth for having me teach and I hope we get funding to run this on a weekly basis !
Special thanks to my support system , videographer and photographer Rea in Focus for always having my back🙏🏼.
Classes and workshops coming soon to a studio near you! Stay tuned !
Meditation with chanting can help trigger our rest & digest function of our nervous system faster than simple meditation alone .
Why ? Because chanting better stimulates the vagus nerve (your literal mind-body connecter) that stretches from deep within the brain stem and innervates all your internal organs . When we chant it creates a vibration that stimulates the vagus nerve and helps switch from the 'fight , flight & freeze' (SNS) to our 'rest & digest' (PNS) allowing our bodies and mind to function on optimal levels .
Try it for yourselves the next time you are sitting in meditation. Inhale - long & smooth
Exhale- 'Om' or 'Ma' sound 🔊
Be well : )
Thanks to Vincenzo Scaturchio for finding this pic from the @lolewomen White Tour ❤️🙏🏼