How does Wellbeing work with the Seasons?
Research shows that when we live more in tune with the natural rhythms of nature we live a happier, healthier and more productive life. Aligning with the seasons and embracing all the cycles of nature is what guides us back to ourselves and our wellbeing. Each of the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter correspond to the four parts of our breath cycle, the four parts of the menstrual cycle and the four moon phases. When we eat seasonally, we breathe seasonally, we move seasonally and we engage in seasonal activities, we take greater care of ourselves.
What advice would you give clients coming into Spring?
Spring is a time of rebirth. Leaves and flowers gradually start to push their way out of their bulbs and up through the soil. Birds burst to life in song again after a long time of resting. Reflect on what wants to come alive in you. It will help you emerge from the lethargy of winter and awaken to the energy of spring. It is a powerful time for conscious self-connection. Embrace the discomfort that you may feel if your energy is not aligned with the coming season. Allow the tension between force that holds us back to old patterns and fears and our natural inclination to manifest our longings, to evolve, expand and create a higher reality. Allow it to bring to light the grand design of your life.
What are good techniques for mental energy?
Patanjali, Hindu author, mystic and philosopher, defines yoga as “chitta vritti nirodhah” which means stilling the fluctuations of the mind. Every yoga practice is effective in calming the chatter in the mind. Pranayama or breath regulation practices are especially designed to instill a sense of calm, clarity, renewed energy and focus. Think of a kite and its string. The mind is like a kite and the breath is the string. Only through the string you can control the kite in the wind. In the same way through the regulation of the breath you can quiet the mind. “When the breath is unsteady, so is the mind. When it stops the mind becomes still. Hence one should learn to master the breath” Hathapradipika, Ch 2, II.
What can clients expect from a 1 hour consultation with you?
Ahead of our consultation we start with a questionnaire to find out your body and mind constitution according to the principles of Ayurveda. This will inform the choice of the holistic practices and lifestyle recommendations. My sessions weave reiki, yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, ayurveda, and the cycles of nature to bring you inward. They restore your vitality, awaken your wisdom and unlock the full potential that lies in a conscious self-connection. At the beginning of each session we will have a quick chat about your current energy levels. We will discuss the theoretical part of the practice. And, according to the type of treatment discussed (e.g. yoga nidra, breath work or meditation) we will set a specific intention for the session (e.g. healing, finding balance, relaxation or bringing clarity). During the session you will experience a sense of being in the present moment. The only moment where the real connection with oneself happens. You will benefit from a calm, present and peaceful body, mind and intellect.
How would you describe your Wellbeing Coaching style?
Embodied. I believe that the key to wellbeing lies within ourselves. During my sessions I guide you to tune into the emotions, wisdom and intuition of the body and to establish a deeper connection with your own self. As a result you will experience an increased ability to be in your body in the present moment and an increased sense of wellbeing at a physical, mental and emotional level.