The Holidays are Hard on Everyone...
It doesn't matter how early you tackled your Christmas lists, or how many dozens of shortbread cookies you made. Stress still affects us all, especially at this time of the year. It is awesome to have some tools in your arsenal to know how to combat stress, even when it hits you when you are least expecting it. Below are our go-to favourites for beating stress!
This one seems obvious, but meditation takes many forms and is a lot harder than most people think. Start out with something small like a mantra, or allowing yourself 5 minutes of silence and breathing. Recite one of these mantras over to yourself.
1. All situations are temporary
Nothing lasts forever. We know this intellectually. Plants die. Buildings collapse. Tires go flat. Hot cups of tea go cold. Everything is always in transition.
2. There is no wrong decision
When youve done millions of pro/con lists, and you've flipped coins hoping that you you'll know which choice is the one that you want before the coin hits the ground, but you come out empty handed, you might need to know that there is no such thing as the wrong decision.
3. I've survived all of the difficult moments of my past
take a moment to think about all of the things youv'e been through in your life.
4.) Be still and know
We have to focus. Focus on one idea. one task. One moment. And find joy in that stillness
5.) I trust the guidance of the universe
Choose to believe that whatever you're dealing with is being worked on by some entity bigger than yourself. Choose to believe that where you are is okay! You are enough.
Adapted from www.thetruthpractice.com
Yoga is one of the best stress-busters. Set up your own home practice or visit our studio to be fully serviced with meditation, yoga postures, relaxation, breathing techniques and more.
We offer a full range of weekly drop-in classes as well as workshops and registered series that are highly specialized.
Join us at our upcoming Healing Yoga workshop! complete with live harp, journaling, jade healing, restorative yoga and meditation. *Take a jade stone home with you
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From cell phones to satellites, crystals are critical elements of practically every tech-y item in the modern world. At the same time, their extraordinary ability to store, transmit, and transform energy is equally critical in the pursuit of health, wellness, and deep spirituality.
Crystals are millions of years old and were forged during the earliest part of the earth’s formation. I think of crystals as a timeless database of knowledge, because they retain all the information they have ever been exposed to. Crystals absorb information—whether a severe weather pattern, or the experience of an ancient ceremony—and pass it to anyone that comes into contact with them.
Here are the major benefits (from relaxation to enhanced connection and serious empowerment) of 3 significant crystals.
When was the last time you listened to your favourite song? Or put on a really cool playlist while you cooked. Music is therapeutic, soothing and can completely alter your mood (so make sure to listen to something soothing if that is the feeling you are seeking) ... or maybe some punk rock if you need to flush those feelings out? We won't judge... just do you.
Yogadown Studios is located in the heart of Olde Towne Okotoks and was established in 2007. Our core value is to have yoga accessible to all walks of life and grow a studio environment that is welcoming, connected and deeply rooted in community.
Classes are taught by a specialized curated team of instructors that have expansive knowledge that fosters health and vitality for your mind, body and spirit.
Enjoy the convenience of drop-in classes, and the richness of specialty programs such as aerial, beginners, therapeutic, kundlaini, kids, youth, yoga nidra and so much more.
Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open for 30 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events.
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm-8:00pm
Friday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturdays - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sundays - 9:00am- 12:00pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: Class Schedule & Shopping hours may change on Holidays and Stat Holidays.
*** Please note that these hours are only for when the front door is open where you can chat with our front desk staff, shop our boutique or sign up for classes. We do offer classes outside of the hours listed, please see our schedule for more information.***
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40 "E" Elizabeth Street, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
PO Box 1409, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1B4
We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio
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