One thing I keep hearing a lot lately is “making time for self care”. This IMO is non-negotiable and is something that can be expressed in so many ways. For me, this includes Yoga, meditation, and working on myself mentally. If you’re someone who needs a little self compassion then I have created a 25 minute class called Yoga flow for self love.
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Follow along with me in this 25 minute class that is suitable for all levels, including beginners. This class features standing pose warrior 1. Struggling with Warrior 1? Here are 5 tips to making warrior 1 more comfortable.
The yoga class is all about self love. You can view the video on YouTube. Maybe add it to a playlist? Above all, remember to to subscribe to my channel. New videos are uploaded every Tuesday and Friday. However, for exclusive longer format videos sign up for my Patreon community.
Yoga flow for Self Love
Why self love? Right now we’re all being super hard on ourselves. We’re “should-ing” on ourselves. I know because I’ve dealt with it too. My inner voice telling me I shouldn’t be binge watching the Twilight Series on Amazon. Instead, I should be making videos, doing zoom classes, or working on more blog post promotion.
However, sometimes all the things we “should” be doing get pushed aside for our current mood, and events. We have to accept that it’s ok to not be constantly busy. That we need time to rest and reset. It’s an important part of taking care of the most important person in our lives – ourselves!
Unfortunately self love, self care, self compassion all get lumped into one category for many of us: selfish. When in reality it’s self-less. If we take care of our needs first, then we are more able to take care of the needs of others. By developing self awareness and learning to love ourselves we can open our hearts to giving and receiving love from others.
It’s not selfish or self-centered to work on self love. Frankly, if more people worked on their own insecurities and happiness the World would be a much happier place.
Try this 25 minute practice for self love. Notice the emotions and feelings that arise as you give yourself a hug. You are worthy of love. Become a vessel of love and compassion. First, for yourself. And then, for others.
- Do you love yourself?
- How are you practicing self love?
- Are you doing work for self awareness?
With my line of work. Self care is a must to avoid burn outs. I love the idea of self love focused yoga! Thank you for the video!
I think we all struggle with a risk of burn out but especially front line workers like yourself! Thanks for all you do!
Anything yoga focused is right up my street. A lady up north teaches all these kind of moves too.
awesome! So important to find a good teacher!
Yes. That’s right! Yoga helps us for self love. It reduces also our stress.
yes less stress = happier
I wish I enjoyed Yoga! I know it’s so good for your nody amd mind! Thanks for sharing
Just keep trying different versions. SO many varieties of yoga to choose from!
Kristine Nicole Alessandra
I did not know there was a yoga pose for self love. It does look like an easy one to try! I will add this to my routine. Still a newbie in yoga but so far I am loving it.
awesome! The whole practice is about self care and self love. No specific pose persay, just a variation and intention.
Indya | The Small Adventurer
I got really good at including yoga into my routine, but within the last two months everything has been thrown upside down with my work closing down and my state being put into some of the strictest lockdown restrictions in the world, apparently but I really did enjoy yoga and always felt good after doing it, so thank you for that reminder and encouragement to do something to treat myself better! I will try my best to pick it back up again.
It’s always interesting that self care is the first thing we tend to skip at times when we need it the most. No time like the present to get back on the self love path!
I really need to start working out. Do you have any recommendations for baby pouch.
You’re talking lower abdominal pouch? Gonna be diet mostly my friend.
Every time I check your blog out there’s always something new. I’ve always known self-care is really important and I try as much as possible to do so. However, I had no idea there was yoga for that purpose. But as I look at the postures, well…it does make sense. 😀
We need to take more time for self care for sure. Yoga is a great way to do that. What are you doing for self care?
Thanks for sharing this Di. It totally feels like a sign coming across this blog post. It’s been a while I rolled out my mat, and have been wanting to just ground myself but somehow I keep putting it off, but not anymore. I’ll do this tomorrow morning! Saving the video 🙂
You are so welcome! Hope you tried it!