It’s a New Year - and a great time for new beginnings! Have you made any resolutions? What are your priorities for 2024?
Self-care was a “word of the year” in 2023 (and in 2022 and 2018, and….), but how many of us really acted on the trend in a truly meaningful way?
Trends come and go, but the importance of self-care as a key factor in our health, well-being and quality of life is well documented - and for any of us who haven’t yet prioritized self-care, maybe 2024 can be our year!
Self-care, above all, is a relationship with yourself. Like any relationship, trust is the #1 foundation. To be sustainable, you need to be able to trust yourself to keep the promises you make to yourself.
Trust provides us a solid foundation under our feet, helps ground us in our root chakra, which represents security, and is the necessary first step in balancing all our other chakras and everything else. With a strong foundation of trust, security and grounding, you are empowered to thrive, reach further, feel, do and enjoy more.
At its best, self-care sets you up for success in every area of your life: you are working toward optimizing your physical health, your personal care regimen, your mental and emotional wellbeing — and reaching toward those long-term goals, achieving key milestones along the way.
Sometimes we trip ourselves up by setting the bar and our expectations too high, and when a milestone doesn’t come on the artificial timetable we’ve set for ourselves, we can experience disappointment and even feelings of hopelessness.
Like most good things in life, the key is consistency. Never giving up on ourselves sometimes requires modifying our approach. Another great way to help ensure your success is to have support. At Kundalini Yoga in Detroit, building a supportive, uplifting community is part of our DNA.
The deeper beauty of trusting yourself is that the power rests entirely in your hands. You can start small. If someone asks or expects you to work late again, or handle a task you’ve been stuck with too long when others could easily pitch in, you can let them know you have a prior commitment. If that’s a commitment you’ve made to yourself, you might find a voice inside thanks you for sticking up for yourself, valuing your time and energy. And you can re-channel that energy and time you’ve gained into building up your personal power and mental, emotional and physical strength.
Almost like magic, that energy reserve inside you starts to replenish - and over time those small decisions add up to big changes.
You have the right to be happy, healthy, self-determined and glowing with vibrant, positive energy - aware of the unique gifts you bring to the table, and able to contribute them with joy.
If that sounds great to you, we invite you to make this commitment to yourself and join us the first & third Sunday of the month for #SelfCareSunday at Kundalini Yoga in Detroit, for 90 minutes of blissful self-care - including:
A mixture of kundalini and hatha yoga to build your physical strength & flexibility, and open energy channels in the body
Pranayama and other breathing exercises designed to energize you, build up your aura and shore up your boundaries with a strong arc line
Acupressure self-massage techniques to ease tension and break up stored negative energy in muscles and soft tissues
Easy recipes for all-natural skin and haircare products you can make at home to support a healthy and youthful glow
Dedicated time to explore your personal short- and long-term goals, emotional needs and current or potential challenges
Practical tools to work through roadblocks, empower yourself, make progress toward your goals and deepen your relationships
#SelfCareSunday is the first Sunday of the month (to support you in putting yourself first) - and and one additional Sunday each month to help keep positive momentum - starting Feb. 4, 2024 at 12:45pm. The perfect time to give yourself the best gift of all: to be loved, valued and cared for!
Here's all the details:
Time/Dates: 12:45 pm Sundays, February 4, February 18, March 3 and March 10, 2024
$85 for the 4-session course if you pay online with a credit card, or $25 for each session as a stand-alone-- a special low price for this introductory new course offering!
Pay cash in person on February 4 for all four classes and save $5.
You must pre-register for classes, even up to 12 hours before class--no unannounced drop-ins at Kundalini Yoga in Detroit, LLC
Book on the FIT app by WIX, or arrange to attend by texting Andrea at 313-516-6115 to register and pay directly.
Thank you for reading, and I hope to meet you in February! I can't wait to show you this fun and educational pathway to renewed self-care!
Colleen (Ram Dharam Kaur)
About the Instructor:
Colleen O’Donnell (Ram Dharam Kaur) is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour RYT in both Hatha yoga and Kundalini yoga instruction. She is also a KRI certified Kundalini yoga instructor, as well as a certified Breathe For Change Wellness and Social Emotional Learning Facilitator. Outside of her yoga practice, Colleen is also trained in Level I Reiki, Zumba instruction, and in Middle Eastern and Indian dance arts.