What is restorative yoga? . . An Introduction to Restorative Yoga. A Relaxing Yoga With Deep, Meditative Stretches . . Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. If you take a restorative class, you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour. It is a completely different experience than most contemporary yoga. The majority of yoga classes are an active practice in which you move from pose to pose, building heat and increasing your strength and flexibility in equal measure. The general trend in yoga is toward more athletic and acrobatic styles of practices. During the long holds of restorative yoga, however, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It's a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. . . . . #yoga#soundhealing#yogaposes #poses#retreat#healing#yogainspiration#yogalife#yogabody #yogafitness#life#lifecoaching#meditation#mandala#sanctuary
I spend the past weekend volunteering as a #wellbeing supporter at the #extinctionrebellion#springuprising#festival in #bristol. Most of the time, I helped out at the Regenerative Culture Hub at the Sanctuary, a space we've co-created with #buddhafield. We put up this wee dome converting it into a cozy safe space with plenty of carpets, pillows, candles, incense, blankets, flowers, teas & cake... I found my happy place right there! ✨ We sat in sharing circles, we sat in silence. We sat in laughter and in tears. At times, it felt intense. Yet, the release that came with it left me with a feeling of contentment and hope. Beautiful workshops were hosted by inspiring people - particularly the practices and speeches of Satish Kumar and the Tree Sisters deeply resonated with me. You are giving me so much perspective in a time of environmental depression that occasionally overwhelms me. Thank you, XR 💚 And finally, I got to meet so many of the wonderful Regenerative Culture coordinators with whom I have weekly online meetings - so good to see you and connect in real life! Much love and gratitude xx ✨@xrbristol joined by reps of @xrscotland ✨
Today was incredible 💕 @deathrow_unchained take in animals of all shapes and sizes and give them an amazing sanctuary to live out their days 🌱 Every second Sunday they invite anyone and everyone down to tour the property and spend some one on one time with all their animal friends! It was amazing hearing about how they all came to be there and the hard work that goes into keeping these beauties safe, with a life they truly deserve 💚🌏 Pictured is Elvis, giving me some serious side eye 😏 and Billy, the worlds cuddliest, three legged goat 🐐
A few pictures from this weekend! Lots of ‘firsts’... It was my first time to #thailand and to an #elephantsanctuary. I also got to experience attending my very first #nameeting. . It was delightful to meet such wonderful people, to learn more about #na, and to know that there is a terrific supportive network in #chiangmai to aid in recovery. . There are NA and AA groups in most countries in the world. . If you or someone you know is looking to get support for recovery from addiction, check out what meetings are going on near you. #mentalhealth#elephants#sanctuary#protectedelephants#narcoticsanonymous#alcoholicsanonymous#12steps#12traditions#addiction#substances#substanceuse#substanceabuse#recovery#recoveryispossible#justfortoday#gratitude#attitude#itstimetotalk#endthestigma#sobriety#support#thereisnoshame#holisticapproach#kopkhunka#nicoleraisingawareness
It's heart breaking that the two mixed breeds here that came from my neighbor had to witness their flock mates being slaughtered, but selfish as it is, their entrance into our lives here has been such a blessing. Bae Bae, the little black hen & Antigone, the little reddish hen here are such joys. They integrated into the Corney babies easily & though when they came here they looked terrible, traumatized & under-nourished, they both are gorgeous now. I'll have to take Angelina, the smallest Corney hen who was attacked and wounded on her sides last week, to our vet on Monday. I don't feel confident that the topical medicines I'm using on her are enough & will feel better if her vet, Dr. Gola, will take a look and determine if more aggressive healing measures are necessary. She, like all the Corneys, are just 6 months old & have not achieved full size yet. I stand a better chance tackling this injury now, while she's still young than I do later when she'll also be battling the challenges that her "created to die" breed will bring. Knowing the difficulties coming our way with the Corney hens & roos makes Bae Bae & Antigone's lights in our lives shine all the more brightly. To see these 2 girls blossom after such a horrendous trauma makes me smile. Via Jody Bart with Sanctuary Farm Everlasting Care #sanctuaryfarmeverlastingcare#sanctuary#animals#sanctuaryanimals#farmsanctuary#animalrescue#thecorney11#chickens#chickenrescue#baebaeandantigone#chickensofinstagram#rescuechickensofinstagram#stophunting#stopkillinganimals#stopeatinganimals
After making a difficult decision on the western fence lizard that I’ve been home-caring for, I came to my happy place - my friend’s’ ranch - where I spent the next few hours among people with genuine kind hearts, and my goose friend, Weed Whacker. It really helped. #rescue#ranch#sanctuary#farm#goose #youcanhearhimallthewaydowntheroad
Friday Intros continue TODAY as we feature the amazing team of Let’s Come Alongside (LCA) mentors at Sanctuary! To learn more about our free mentoring opportunities through LCA, click the . • •• ••• Meet Pam King. @pamking •••••••••••• Hello, friends! My name is Pam and my husband @jimcking and I have been married and in ministry together for 43 years. I’ve been in ministry all my life as my parents were pastors. • My favorite element of ministry life is meeting people, discipling people and having the opportunity to watch them grow in their spiritual lives. • My least favorite aspect of ministry life would be watching people go around the same mountain, time after time, and year and after year, when you know that obeying the Word and a few simple changes could change their lives. That is my frustration! • My weekly sabbath includes my morning spent drinking coffee, studying the Word, and talking with my husband. Then we love to run errands together. He drives me where I need to go, we shop, have lunch together, and then try to see a movie. We love our Sabbaths!!!! • I rely on my mentors and friends to point out my blind spots - the things that I don’t see. Sometimes that means encouraging me in my giftings that I don’t realize that I have or pointing out things that I need to develop in my life. It can also mean helping and encouraging me to make adjustments. I have a mentor that also keeps me accountable in certain areas of my life. • If I were stranded on an island, I would be desperate to have my husband first, next choice would be my Bible, and then my phone. I think I could survive easier with some sort of communication. Of course, I know the Lord would be right there with me.